Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cut It Out! - Pals August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
I created a Birthday, Stair-Step Card using Framelits, Thinlits, and Punches.  But I used one thinlit die in a different way than what you normally see on cards.  The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits created the candles using the long curved die.  Using the curved pieces creates movement in the candles.  The flames were made from the smallest leaf die.  I cut two per candle, stacking them on top of each other, for more dimension.  I know Ms. J will love her birthday card!  Please leave me a comment below!

Candles and Balloons

Side View

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 
Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine

Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes #140273, Brushwork Alphabet #141772, 
     Birthday Blossoms (sentiment) #139471
Cardstock: Calypso Coral #122925, Mint Macaron #138337, Silver Foil Sheets #132178
DSP: A Little Foxy DSP Stack #141637
Inks: Calypso Coral #126983, Smoky Slate #131179, Tangerine Tango #111834, 
     Daffodil Delight #126944, Mint Macaron #138326
Framelits/Thinlits: Layering Ovals Framelits #141706, 
     Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (candles and flames) #141497
Punches: Balloon Bouquet #140609, Owl Builder Punch (hearts) #118074
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Embellishments: Linen Thread #104199, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear #141897
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Mini Glue Dots #103683, Blender Pens #102845
Transparency Sheets (Staples) cut into 1/8” strips to hold balloons

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  1. Very creative to make candles from the swirly die!

  2. Your side step card is full of WOW details!! Love your color choices and super creative use of tools. Great card!!

  3. Oh my goodness, Pam, this card is amazing! And what a wonderful example of all of our wonderful tools! Thank you for showing us this wonderful card!

  4. Pam, this is a SUPER fun card! Love the idea of swirly candles! Very clever and a great hop project!!!