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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop -- Thinking of You Girls theme

Hi friends!

Welcome to our monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring projects from talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. Each month we share fun projects and various design styles. This month theme is Thinking of You Girls. You may have arrived from Sue Boerner’s blog. Her project is fabulous!

With the social distancing requirements here in Maryland, I've been missing my friends, those fabulous women who cheer me on, celebrate with me, and give hugs when needed. I started a card blitz to keep in touch with them while I wait for the day I can see them in person. I mailed each of them a card from me along with a smaller note card that they could send to one of their friends. It warms my heart to think of the many hugs traveling through the US postal service!

My card was inspired by my need to reach out to the special women in my life. I saw a video tutorial Bruno Bertucci made (click here to view it) of a new-to-me technique, scrappy strips, and it inspired my project. It's an easy card to make and with Stampin Up DSP, all the coordination is done for you. I love easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

I started with the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper (DSP) from the Mini catalog because its bright colors make me happy. My first card was in a portrait layout; I used the leftover scraps to make a landscape card similar to Bruno's.

Portrait version with Rooted in Nature Sentiment and the Dear Friend sentiment from the Everything is Rosy medley
Rooted in Nature inside

Landscape version - Hey, Friend sentiment heat embossed in white (sentiment from December 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Something for Everything)

Peaceful Poppies DSP - love those cheerful colors!

Which version do you like better? Leave a comment and let me know. I'd also love to hear how you are keeping touch with the special women in your life during this crazy time.

Thank you for hopping around the world with us. Keep hopping to see even more fun projects! Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Sandra Robert's blog to see her fun project.

The supplies used for my project can be ordered through my online store (click here).

Peaceful Poppies DSP Scrappy Strips card
Pool Party cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5" (or Rich Razzleberry)
Black cs, 4.25 x 5.5" to adhere scrappy strips to, 4 x 5.25", (and scrap for heat embossing)
White cs. 4 x 5.25" (inside) and several scrappy strips, plus 3 x 3" for stitched square die cut
Peaceful Poppies DSP, scrappy strips (I used about 15 strips)
inks: Memento black and Pool Party (versamark for heat embossing with white powder)
ribbon 1/8" black tafetta (retired)
Rooted in Nature stamp set
Everything is Rosy stamp set (on the clearance rack!)
Stitched Shapes dies
Multipurpose liquid glue

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

I'd love to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. Let's chat, just give me a holler.

Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!



  1. I haven't tried that technique yet - but you have inspired me - I've got to get on it :)

  2. I have been wanting to make this kind of card. I like how the card can be changed just by using different papers. My favorite out of the cards is the Hey, Friend card, but I do like all of them :-)

    1. Thank you! The Hey Friend card is my favorite, too.

  3. Wonderful cards, Terri. I like the hey, friend card the best too. I think white on black always stands out well. Love the technique, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! Yes, the white color of the Hey, Friend sentiment really pops against the black cardstock and the colorful DSP.

  4. I love this card! And the technique Bruno shared with us is amazing! I've made several cards with it and just love it! Beautiful paper choice and I love the sentiment you chose.

  5. Thank you! I'd love to see your creations; please share!

  6. A visually stunning technique. Very nice!

  7. This technique for using up our scraps is fabulous. I did not see Bruno's card, but I did see Sara's hubby use it during their crafting Facebook Live. TFS