April 14, 2021

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ April Blog Hop


Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Great Family Occasions.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For this project I used the brand new Beauty of Friendship Suite that will available in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!  The stamp set and dies coordinate so beautifully with the design series paper.  I began with a card base of 11" by 4-1/4" and scored each end at 2-3/4" to give it a gate fold.  I decorated it with ds paper on the inside.  Then the vellum layer was stamped with trees in Cinnamon Cider and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The front layer uses another piece of that Beauty of the Earth design series paper and is layered over merry merlot cardstock die cut from the stitched rectangles.  I punched the sentiment using the Label Me Fancy Punch and then layered that over the Everyday Label Punch.  The finishing touch was adding the Cinnamon Cider ribbon to pull it all together.  This card will be going to my hubby for his birthday as he is a big outdoor guy and loves the fall leaves.

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 our next blog hop on May 12th when our theme is “2021-2023 New In Colors” when our Design Team creates a project with the new family of In Colors for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity - You Are Here
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  21. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  25. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  26. Annette Elliott at AEstamps a Latte

Here are all of the Stampin' Up! items I used for this project:


  1. I love everything about this card. So pretty.

  2. I love the simplicity of this card. It is beautiful.

  3. This turned out awesome! Love your layout and the stamped trees on the vellum is so pretty! Beautiful!

  4. Beautiful work here! Always a pleasure to see how you put your own stamp on our Pals Hop!

  5. A beautiful fun fold, Jennifer. Love the clever ribbon tie.

  6. Great fun fold Jennifer. Love the colors!!

  7. Great special fold card...love the colors!

  8. Love your fancy fold and really love this DSP! Great cards, Jennifer!

  9. This is such a beautiful card. I love the pretty "nature" vibe. The fold is wonderful, too!

  10. That is really a very pretty card. I would like to make that one! Looks like a new kind of fold.

  11. Great showing of this paper, Jennifer! Love how you tied it together!

  12. You did a great job showing off these awesome new products.

  13. You have managed to enable me to have to have this suite! Love what you did with it!

  14. Beautiful card! I was iffy about this DSP, but your card convinced me to get it ASAP! The way you brought all the colors together is fabulous!

    1. You will really love this dsp, it is so much prettier in person!

  15. Wow, what a great masculine birthday card, Jennifer! I just love how you used the new DSP here and it's such a wonderful fun fold. Perfectly done. Thank you for being part of the April blog hop!

    1. Debbie, it's always fun to hop along with the pals :)

  16. Jennifer, your card is beautiful on the outside and then the inside.... Wow! Thank you for hopping with us again this month.

  17. Such a beautiful gatefold card, Jennifer!! :)

  18. Such a beautiful gatefold card, Jennifer!! :)

  19. Such a beautiful gatefold card, Jennifer!! :)