Petal Passion for Kylie’s International Blog Hop

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Welcome to Kylie’s International Blog Hop!  Today you’re sure to see some fabulous projects using current Stampin’ Up! products.  This month is a special month for Sara, our CEO!  She’s done so much for others, we want to give back to her this month!  Sara has a passion for giving and reaching out to others, and she’s encouraged everyone involved in Stampin’ Up! to give back to their own communities!  Can you imagine the impact she’s had?!  So… we’re all making cards for Sara this month!

My downline group, the Maui Big Shots! has adopted Hale Kau Kau and Hospice Maui as 2 local organizations we have a passion for & would like to help.  We plan to help serve meals at Hale Kau Kau every other month and to make cards for them & Hospice Maui.  I was a nurse at Hospice Maui for many years and continue to volunteer for them.  It’s such a privilege to be involved with them!  Each year they ask me to help out at their Bereavement Support Day just before the holidays.  I have a table set up so that they can make ornaments with messages & their loved one’s photo.  People share their stories as they cut & paste, reminiscing about the person they’re missing so much.

I’m really into Fun Folds, but haven’t tried this one until today.  I kept thinking it looked too difficult, but it’s really simple!!  With a big WOW when the card is opened!

Here’s the card front… pretty!

But look when it’s opened!

 

Don’t you love it?!  And what a perfect way to show off our fabulous Designer Series Paper!  It’s called a Tri Shutter Card & I’ll be working on a tutorial today for my club gals.

And I think it’s perfect for Sara, who really does make the world a better place!  Mahalo, Sara, for all you do!

If you like my card, PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!  

The Top Ten winners will take part in an international blog hop on June 6th/7th.  This has been a goal of mine for a long time & I haven’t made it yet… maybe May is my month!  Thanks so much!!

 

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I’m glad you stopped by today.  Make sure to keep hopping along.  Can’t wait to see what cards others are sending off to Sara!

Petal Palette for Fabulous Flowers

At Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration today the focus is on Fabulous Flowers.  I’m using my favorite new bundle, Petal Palette!  This bundle is so versatile and coordinates perfectly with Petal Passion Designer Series Paper!

I have lots of “favorites” in this card… Stampin’ Blends, Glitter Enamel Dots, Vellum, Embossing Folders.  What are the stampin’ supplies you couldn’t do without?

Here you can see those Glitter Enamel Dots up close!!  LOVE!

I’m glad you stopped by today!  Be sure & head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page for more pretty flower ideas!

 

Winter Blues with Petal Palette

Here’s a card that’s sure to cure your Winter Blues!

I just loved the way this turned out!  The paper is Petal Passion DSP that has been colored using my Stampin’ Blends.  There’s really no right or wrong way to use the Blends- just experiment!

This card is a Fun Fold called a Gate Card.  Very simple to make.  Give it a try!  For the card base, start with cardstock cut at 4 1/4 X 11 and score each end at 2 3/4″.  Then fold each side in towards the middle.

Take a look at the back of the paper after I colored it!  I almost like this as much as the front!!  What do you think?

Gave this card to my sweet husband for Valentine’s Day.  He’s been in the hospital in Arizona for 2 weeks- came back to Maui & had 1 nice day at home then had to go back to Maui Memorial ICU with more complications.  Hopefully he’ll be coming home today!

Thank you to everyone for your kindness and prayers during this difficult time.  My stampin’ friends are so wonderful- love you all!!  I’ve had people help prep my classes for me, mow my lawn, bring food, & loads of people praying & encouraging us.  We are truly blessed!

Don’t miss more Winter Blues Cards at the SSINK Design Team Page!