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.
I just learned about the Press and Seal Technique this weekend and thought it would make a great mother’s day card for my mom. How cool it looks with all the small pieces floating on the card front. It can be tedious but so totally worth it. There are several you tube videos available and I watched a couple to get the idea. I had never seen it before but this weekend a bunch of the popped up in my you tube feed. I love learning new techniques. Just do a You Tube search for Press and Seal Technique.
- Very Vanilla card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
- Very Vanilla 5-1/4 x 4
- Garden Impression DSP 5-1/4 x 4
- very vanilla scrap
- blueberry bushel scrap
Step by step
- Cut cardstock base and Garden Impression DSP
- Use Big shot to cut Florentine from very vanilla cardstock. Do not remove the die from the paper. Flip the paper over so you are looking at the cut side of the die. With a piece of press and seal plastic wrap press to the back side of the die. Be sure to press on all the small pieces of the die and to keep them in the shape.
- Flip over the paper so the press and seal is on the bottom. Carefully remove the die, leaving all the small pieces on the press and seal.
- Lay another piece of press and seal on the cardstock and press so all the pieces, with their right side up, are sticking to the press and seal. Flip it over and remove the press and seal from the wrong side of the die cut. What remains should be all the small pieces wrong side up on the press and seal.
- Use mini and regular size dimensionals on each piece. For the really tiny pieces on the edges cut pieces of dimensionals to fit.
- Remove all the backing from the dimensionals. flip over the paper and center on the DSP. Carefully remove the press and seal.
- Stamp the sentiment and two flower images on piece of scrap very vanilla. Watercolor the flowers with aqua painter and blueberry bushel and soft sea foam ink
- Cut out the sentiment with smallest circle from stitched shapes. Hand snip the flowers or use the Tea Time framelits (available in the 2019-2020 annual catalog)
- Punch blueberry bushel with story label punch. Adhere flowers and sentiment to label with tape runner.
- Die cut blueberry bushel with leaf image from Well written. Adhere to card front with liquid glue
- Adhere sentiment to card front with tape runner
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
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to follow along the rest of the hop. Until next time,