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Celebrate Sunflowers with the May 2020 Pals Blog Hop!

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Hello, welcome to the Pals Blog Hop! This month our theme is “Goodbye to January-June Mini and 2019-2020 Annual Catalogs and Hello to 2020-2021 Annual Catalog” where the Design Team is showcasing their favorites from the retiring catalogs or products in the new catalog! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

SNEAK PEEK! Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

My “THANKS A bunch” card offers a SNEAK PEEK of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  The Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle is part of the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  2020-2021 Annual Catalog items will be available for purchase starting June 3, 2020!

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

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

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut the following strips of card stock to create the color block:

  • Early Espresso –  Qty 3:  1/4″ x 2″, Qty 3: 1/2″ x 2″
  • Whisper White – Qty 2: 1/4″ x 2″, Qty 2: 1/2″ x 2″
  • NEW IN COLOR! Bumble Bee (Available June 3, 2020) – Qty 3:  1/4″ x 2″, Qty 2: 1/2″ x 2″

Adhere stripes to a 2 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White card stock with Tear & Tape Adhesive. 

SNEAK PEEK! Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Card Only

Adhere to the card with Snail Adhesive. 

Use a die-cutting and embossing machine and the Sunflower Dies (Available June 3, 2020) to crop a piece of Bumblebee card stock (sunflower base) and a piece of Early Espresso card stock (sunflower outline detail & center). 

Use a wedge of a Stampin’ Sponge to apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the backside of the Early Espresso sunflower outline.  

Adhere together and then to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals as shown. 

SNEAK PEEK! Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Slant

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the “THANKS A bunch” sentiment in Early Espresso Ink onto a 1/2 x 3 piece of Whisper White card stock. 

Adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional (left) and Snail Adhesive (right). 

POP OF PERSONALITY! Add three Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (NEW) as shown. 

FOR THE PERFECT POLISH!  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a 2 1/4 x 5 3/4 piece of Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to the outside flap of a Medium Whisper White Envelope. Trim to size with Paper Snips.  You can see my video demonstration with tips on adding designer paper to an envelope flap here

Click to view the step by step tutorial

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! Mark your calendars for June 10th, with our theme “New 2020-2022 In Colors.” We can’t wait to show you the newest In Colors in the Stampin’ Up! color family. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

May 2020 Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  14. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  19. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  27. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  28. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days



11 thoughts on “Celebrate Sunflowers with the May 2020 Pals Blog Hop!”

  1. Mary, would you take a look at the Early Espresso and Bumblebee paper strips? You list them as 1/2″ x 2″ twice for each color and I think they’re not all the same. Otherwise, your tutorial is, as usual, amazing. Thanks!

  2. Beautiful cards Mary! Just love the Sunflowers! Looking forward to receiving this set Friday.

  3. Mary! This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. I will have to CASE this one for sure. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us.

  4. I love the browns. They are perfect for this card and really pop with the white. The sunflower is beautiful.


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