I Miss Your Face for the Pals’ “Critters” Blog Hop

Pals Blog Hop - March 2020Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals’ Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. How fun is that?! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

There are lots of critters to choose from in Stampin’ Up!’s collection of stamps, dies and papers. I’ve been wanting to make this card for a while, so I chose to work with the little band of ladybugs from the Little Ladybug stamp set. Here’s my card for today’s blog hop:

Little Ladybug, Tags in Bloom, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe first card I shared in a Pals’ Blog Hop was in June of 2012. I was still a new demonstrator at the time and was thrilled to share my work online. Funny thing – my first Pals’ Blog Hop project also featured a detailed background pattern made with stamped images. If you’d like to see that post, CLICK HERE.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Little Ladybug. Sale-a-Bration is a 3 month sales promotion during which customers can earn exclusive, free products when they shop between January and March. It’s always such fun! My card features a tiny band of playful ladybugs from the Little Ladybug stamp set, which can only be earned during Sale-a-Bration. The set is a Sale-a-Bration Host Stamp Set that is FREE when you place a qualifying $300 order (whether that’s all you or combined orders with your friends). The stamp set is a BONUS that’s given on top of all the other Sale-a-Bration items you can earn with your purchases. Here’s a look at Little Ladybug Host Stamp:Little Ladybug Host Set, Stampin' Up!, Brian King While I didn’t use the Ladybugs Dies on today’s project, I certainly didn’t want to NOT mention them. The Ladybugs Dies, part of Stampin’ Up!’s Product Coordination Release, perfectly coordinate with the Little Ladybug stamp set and can be purchased to go with the stamp set you earn. Such a great set of dies! Here’s a look at the Ladybugs Dies:  Ladybugs Dies, Stampin Up! 153588
  • I Miss Your Face. “I Miss Your Face” is just one of the amazing and wonderful sentiments in the Tags in Bloom stamp set. Here’s a closer look at the focal point of my card:Little Ladybug, Tags in Bloom, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe Tags in Bloom stamp set be selected with a $100 order through March 31 (or while supplies last). What  a great Sale-a-Bration option! This photopolymer stamp set is designed to coordinate with two great punches from Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2020 Mini Catalog – the Label Me Lovely Punch and the Label Me Fancy Punch. Here’s a look at the Tags in Bloom stamp set:  Tags in Bloom, Stampin Up! 152292Just look at all the amazing sentiments and images in that set! Rather than to frame my sentiment with the punches that coordinate with the stamp set, I framed the sentiment with a Stitched Shapes Dies (the oval) and a Stitched So Sweetly Die.
  • A Beautiful Mix. I love how Pool Party and Poppy Parade clash with each other and still beautifully blend. I don’t know if these colors are supposed to work well with one another, but they do – and I love it. If you like this mix of Whisper White, Pool Party and Poppy Parade as much as I do, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

Stamp Sets: Tags in Bloom, Little Ladybug  Papers: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. What an adorable saying: I miss your face! I LOVE this!

  2. Lynnette VanDerWerff

    Love how the background looks like DSP! Very cute!

  3. My reaction: Ohhhhh. Look how cute! I actually said it out loud as well. Love the background you created!

  4. Super fun card design – fantastic!

  5. So cute, Brian. I really like how you made those little ladybugs your background. Thank you for hopping with us and hope you will join us again soon!

  6. Hi Brian! Super cute card and yes, we’ve missed your face!

  7. What a darling card and am in love with the sentiments!

  8. I love your card! What fun to make your own background paper. Thanks for always sharing something inspiring!

  9. I enjoyed seeing your Pals’ Blog Hop from June of 2012. And the way you used the “Little Ladybug” stamp as a background was GREAT too.

  10. Brian, love how you used the ladybug with that great sentiment!

  11. A simple yet sweet miss you card!

  12. Very cute card…love the ladybugs and the saying!

  13. Nice card. Short and sweet

  14. Always love your quick and clean cards Brian!

  15. Love the color combination. It really pops!

  16. Love the colors of this card!

  17. I always love your color combinations.

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