July 13, 2010

A Little Bit Of Color

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Welcome to the July Pals hop! This month, we're featuring Stampin' Up!'s New Catalog and In Colors for 2010-11!

If you've hopped over from Gina Shaw at Cards by Gina, I'm stop number 6 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational ideas for papercrafted creations from Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty Pals! If you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hope Line-Up at the bottom of this post and you'll be back on track!

My original plan for today was to show off a number of little gift cards with splashes of color. I had a notepad filled with sketches that I wanted to do, but my shipment of new goodies only arrived Monday night at 9:00, which clearly made itdifficult for my original plan to play out. Since I'm on vacation, I don't have a lot of supplies with me and I was really relying on this box for the Pals Hop. Plus, with my internet not working well, I'll only be able to share one card with you today. Let me just say that it has been a bit stressful here. But, I plan on sharing a new mini card each day this week in honor of the July Pals Hop, so check back daily!

DEEtails: For a fun and simple notecard, I started off with a Crumb Cake card, cut to my 3x3 gift card size. I love how versatile Crumb Cake is. It looks great with any color! I stamped a trapezoid shape from the Hostess set, Playful Pieces, with Early Espresso ink. By swiping it on my ink pad, it adds a bit of a textured look for a flowerbox. I punched some flowers from my Itty Bitty Shapes punch, in Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade. I added a thin strip of Pear Pizzazz for stems and a tiny punch for the centers of my flowers. Then I adhered my flower box using Stampin' Dimensionals. For an extra special touch, I stamped the sentiment from the Hostess set, Apple Blossoms, on a piece of Stitched-Poly Ribbon in Peach Parfait. I love the way the stamped ribbon looks! This card would be totally cute in any color combination!

Want to stock up on some new SU! products of your own? Place an order of $50 or more (of any SU! product) with me during the month on July, and you'll get your choice of Stitched-Poly In Color ribbon (an $8.95 value) for free, my treat! OR, Place an order of $100 or more and get the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches pack (a $16.95 value) free! Just e-mail your order to deesignsbyninadee@gmail.com anytime during the month of July to take advantage of this special offer.

Now, hop on over to check out Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad, stop number 7 on the Pals Hop! Be sure to visit each of the Pretty Pals for more fun and inspirational ideas!
  1. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  2. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  3. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  4. Martha Stewart at Seasons of Stamping
  5. Gina Shaw at Cards by Gina
  6. You're Here! :)
  7. Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad
  8. Carla Bazhenow at Carla's Scraps
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  10. Joanna Munster at Inspired by Stampin'
  11. Wacky Whippet Stamper, Pam Giudici

Thanks for hopping by! And be sure to stop by throughout the week for more mini card ideas!


  1. I love your flowers and love how you stamped on the ribbon. I will have to try that!

  2. Simply stunning! I like your sentiment stamped on the ribbon. Have a great day!

  3. Such a cute card, Nina! I agree with you about Crumb Cake! It works with anything and looks great! I got this hostess set too and can't wait to play with it! Love what you did with it here! Can't wait to see more!

  4. very cute card. i love crumb cake too. thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm just impressed you are on vacation and have enough supplies to showcase a new card each day. :-) Cute little card... love the sentiment stamped on the ribbon.

  6. Thanks for sharing and God Bless.

  7. Perfection!! This is a gorgeous card, I'm impressed with how quickly you pulled it together!! :)

  8. Sooooooo sweet! Great tip about swiping the color across the planter for more detail....

  9. Love your card. I also like Crumb Cake and your card shows it beautifully.

  10. Say hello to Mount Kathadin for me! I climbed it about 40 years ago! What a great area for inspiration. LOVE your card! Stamping on ribbon is just the best thing ever! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Nina, this is just precious! I love everything about it!

  12. Just hopped by and am completely taken with your card and blog! Will be visiting much more...thanks for sharing. MJ

  13. Your card is outstanding... I love it and your tip is perfect!!! Hugs,