Pals Blog Hop…Cut It Out!


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits Happy Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the Detailed Floral Thinlits…They are so elegant and versatile!  I purchased them as a bundle with the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and Saved 10%.  Woo Hoo!

This card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 and has a fun fold to it. I started out with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Night of Navy card stock and scored it at 4 1/2 and 9.  I placed the floral thinlits die along the edge (just past the 9 inch score line) and Cut It Out using the Precision Base Plate and Big Shot. The die brush made it easy to remove the small pieces from the die.

I heat embossed Happy Birthday from Stylized Birthday Stamp Set using VersaMark, Gold Embossing Powder, and the Heat Tool.  I love to heat emboss and chose gold to match the pretty bow paper clip embellishment which I used to keep my card closed. Next I cut a 4 1/4 x 3 inch piece of whisper white to match the die.  I used the die to position my edgelit and secured it with a piece of washi tape then Cut It Out with the Big Shot. Perfect fit! I adhered it to my card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I added some White Perfect Accents and stamped the inside using the flower from Floral Phrases stamp set and the sentiment from Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I thought this was the perfect sentiment for this special card.

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits Happy Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Sta

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Sta

A special card needs a special envelope and this custom envelope was a breeze to make.  I simply trimmed 1/2 inch off each side of our standard envelope and sealed the sides with the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.  I stamped the same flower I used on the inside on the envelope flap and my envelope coordinates beautifully with my card.

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits Happy Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Sta

Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases, Stylized Birthday, Garden in Bloom  Ink: Night of Navy  Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Detailed Floral Thinlits, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot, Die Brush, Heat Tool, VersaMark, Gold Embossing Powder, White Perfect Accents, Bow Paper Clip Embellishments, Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape, Multipupose Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse Adhesive

I hope you enjoyed all the photos. I am a “newbie” to blogging and this is my first Blog Hop.  I would love it if you subscribed to my blog (just click the box on the right at the top) to receive email notifications when I post. Please feel free to leave a comment to let me know how you like this card.


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine


46 thoughts on “Pals Blog Hop…Cut It Out!

  1. WOOT-WOOT…..Great post and way to go with your very first Blog Hop! Your instructions are over the top….but then YOU are over the top! Super project…thanks for sharing your talent

  2. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ love the card! Especially the envelope. What a great idea for making it a different size.

  3. Hi Jeanie, . . . isn’t this your first Blog Hop??!! Well Congratulations to you, if it is. I love this card. Colors are my absolute fave! I love the envelope idea. Your photos and explanations are spot on! Perfect.
    O.K. . . . here it comes . . . when are you going to do a video. You will be great at it!!!

    1. Thanks so much Nancy! You are right that this is my first Blog Hop. I am just learning to navigate the blog stuff and I can’t imagine tackling videos! I appreciate the vote of confidence but you give me too much credit! My mind is still spinning with all the technology I have learned this summer. LOL

  4. That bow clip is so sweet and ties in the heat embossing perfectly! I love how you customized your envelope! Such a great idea and looks fantastic.

    1. Thank you Laurie! I do think that bow clip is cute! I bet it would look sweet on a baby card too. It worked great to keep my card fold closed. I’m hoping the recipient of my card will resuse it and pass it on! 🙂 Have a great day!

  5. Jeanie, this is just fantastic! I love your pictures and clear instructions. And your idea for the envelope is genius. I’ve never thought about cutting it down to fit. Super! And congrats on your first Blog Hop! I wasn’t able to participate this time and I feel like I’ve missed the party!!!

    1. Thanks Katy! I’m always afraid my directions are not clear so I like to include lots of photos just in case. 🙂 Have a great day “hopping” along!

  6. Your card is very beautiful. Thanks for all the tips about making it. Had you not mentioned it, I would never have known this was your first blog hop. Your instructions and pictures are clear. I’ve signed up to see your upcoming creations. TFS

    1. Thank you Debbie! I feel fortunate to be part of the PALS! I have been enjoying the Blog Hops monthly and learning so much from everyone. Still have lots to learn but boy is it fun to play along! 🙂

    1. Thank you Jan! When I read this months theme was to share your favorite die, thinlit, or edgelit, I figured it was time to join the Hop. 🙂 I love the versatility of this die! I am going to be sharing a wedding and anniversary card I made using this die. I hope you will check back again! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Look at you, your first blog hop! I am so impressed! Your card is so pretty but that envelope is the best! Gold embossing makes it perfect! Great instructions and photos. Looking forward to many great projects!

  8. This is a beautiful card. Nice job on a great tutorial. I find tutorial very, very helpful to me.

    1. Thank you Lora! I am a visual person and always appreciate when others show pictures so I always take lots of pictures. I find it helpful and I’m glad you do too! Thanks for leaving positive feedback.

  9. Jeanie just found your blog yesterday and cased this beautiful card x2 late last night for a birthday breakfast I went to today with 2 of my dearest friends.
    They both had February birthdays and mine is this month but we hadn’t been able to connect to celebrate until today.
    They loved their cards, thank you so much for the inspiration and wonderful pictures and directions.
    Couldn’t have done it without you!

  10. Carmen, I am so glad your friends loved their cards! I belong to a birthday club with 11 friends and we get together each month to celebrate each others birthdays. It is so much fun! Happy August Birthday to you!

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