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The Pals Blog Hop: Families First

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Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Create this Father's Day Card using the Best Catch Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card created by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

My family-inspired card is for my husband, Scott.  Honestly, he’s not a fisherman but with the last name of “Fish,” this card seemed appropriate, yes?  I love the “camouflage” feel of the animal print.  The Rich Razzleberry rectangle was embossed with the Ruffled embossing folder for a hint of water “wave!”  My favorite touch was adding plenty of Clear Wink of Stella to the fish and tops of the cattails!  The bling looks even more amazing in person!

Stampin' Up! Bundle Best Catch


Begin with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Whisper White Thick card stock. 

Adhere a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper to the card base with Snail Adhesive. 

Subtly mimic water movement by zipping a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock through a die cutting machine tucked inside the Ruffled embossing folder.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Create this Father's Day Card using the Best Catch Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card created by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Use a magnetic platform to hold in place a  2 3/8 x 3 3/4 Rectangle Stitched die nested and centered inside the 2 3/4 x 4 Rectangle Stitched die and cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Run back and forth several times (for the best cut) through a die cutting machine to create the frame.  Adhere as shown with small bits of Snail Adhesive. 

Use the Stamparatus to position and stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 4 x 2 3/8 piece of Mango Melody card stock.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Create this Father's Day Card using the Best Catch Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card created by Mary Fish, Stampin' PrettyUse a die cutting machine and cattail die (Catch of the Day Dies) to crop Basic Black card stock (twice). Adhere with Snail Adhesive. 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the fish in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Crumb Cake card stock.  Crop with a die cutting machine, magnetic platform, and coordinating die (Catch of the Day).  Lift the fins with a Take Your Pick tool and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Create this Father's Day Card using the Best Catch Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card created by Mary Fish, Stampin' PrettyFor quick and easy sparkle, I added Wink of Stella Clear to the cattails and dark areas of the fish.  

Bubbles?  Add two Mango Melody Enamel Dots (Best Route Enamel Shapes) as shown. 

Use the Stamparatus to position and stamp the fisherman image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. 

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More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “More Than One Score” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio

Big Stampin' Up! Announcements

  • Stampin’ Trimmer and all blades/accessories are retiring.  If you would like a Trimmer and/or blades, you should order them now, while supplies are available.  There is a current quantity limit of THREE on blade packages (set of two).  On April 15, the limit will be upped to SIX.  I highly recommend you purchase them promptly.  Shop for the Stampin’ Trimmer and supplies here:  Trimmer; Blades; Scoring Blades; Replacement Cutting Mat
  • June 4! The Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog begins.  New cling stamps, 2019-2021 In Colors and a new die and embossing folder style will be introduced.  Get the scoop here on the new Stampin’ Up! dies and embossing folders.

Price: $110.00

19 thoughts on “The Pals Blog Hop: Families First”

  1. Great card. You did an amazing job with a set of colors I would have never picked for that bundle. You are such an inspiration to think outside the box.

  2. First thing I noticed was the Stella on the cattails. What a great way to “catch” the eye. Haha

  3. This is a great card. I LOVE how you used Wink of Stella to make the fish and Cat ‘O’ Nine Tails look wet, that is fantastic thinking. I just learned another important lesson today…when reading a post be sure to read everything. I considered the “CAMOUFLAGE” DSP to be a”GIRAFFE PRINT” lol. Your colors are fantastic. TFS and opening my eyes.

  4. Love this card, Mary! Your Fish will LOVE this fish, for sure! Great texture and color choices. I might have to CASE this one for my husband. He doesn’t fish much but sure loves to eat it! 😉

  5. Wonderful masculine card, Mary!!! LOVE the colors that you chose. Great start to the blog hop!!

  6. Wow, great card. I’m coloring challenged, so I love how you handled the fish image. And, thank you for the tutorial.

  7. Fantastic looking card for Scott. Favorite part just has to be the Wink of Stella. Nicely done my friend.

  8. Wonderful use of camouflage, and I love how you used the “die-cutting” machine! Great “fish” card for hubby!

  9. Such a gorgeous card and great use of color! I love every detail, but this layout is striking and really showcases that fish. That shine on the fish and cattails is amazing.

  10. Anyone would love this card. I adore your layout! And the unexpected pieces you make work perfectly.

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