July 10, 2012

Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop

It's time for some fun in the sun with the Pals! Glad you could join us for the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! You've probably hopped over from Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps, I'm stop number 17 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 great ideas for summer themed Stampin' Up! projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

Today's project is a fun and cheerful birthday card that I put together using some of my favorite new In Colors, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse. 

Here are the DEEtails for my card:

I started with a piece of Summer Starfruit DSP and sliced the square into triangular pieces. I adhered the rays of my sun onto a piece Whisper White card stock and matted it with some Baja Breeze. Next I die cut a doily from the Delicate Doily Sizzlits die and backed the center with a piece of Whisper White card stock. I punched out some "clouds" using the cupcake punch and adhered it to my card front with some Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I matted everything onto a piece of Midnight Must card stock, tied up with some Whisper White Baker's Twine. I stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Sassy Salutations in Midnight Muse and trimmed the edge with some pinking sheers. I attached the sentiment with some more Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Kim Luitle at Kim Luithle at Kims Stampin Stuff, stop number 18 on the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  3. Angie Blake at AngiesMusings
  4. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  5. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  6. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  8. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  10. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  11. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  12. Jen Takacs at Stamped in Full
  13. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin
  14. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  16. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  17. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  18. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  19. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the Max
  22. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp


  1. Wow! What a great card. I love how you made that sunshine and used the Doily Die for the sun. You really hit the theme with this pretty card, Nina!

  2. GORgeous!! Love the colors, use of Sassy Salutations and your creative sun!

  3. This card is an A+ . . . however, you get extra credit for the genius that went into creating the "sun!" WOW!

  4. Very clever and I love the color combo! Great job, Nina!

  5. Love, love, love the DEEtails! The clouds...genius.

  6. I love the sun idea! Just beautiful!

  7. Nina, love the creativity of this card with the sun, embellishments, and clouds. Terrific

  8. Wow, Nina...spectacular card! Love this idea! Susan

  9. I really like the way you cut the paper around the sun. I'll be trying this out ASAP! Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  10. Nina ... this is BEAUTIFUL! Summer Sunshine at its best! .... loving the cupcake clouds!

  11. very creative and beautiful!!

  12. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful--and BRILLIANT!

  13. "Brilliant" design, great color match with Baja and Starfruit, and I really love the "sun" and the "clouds"!