Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May Pals Blog Hop - Out with the Old

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May where we are preparing for the retirement of some Stampin' Up! products.  Though it may be goodbye to some very loved supplies, it will make room for the much anticipated new catalog products.  We hope you enjoy the Pals' creative projects.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo, number 24 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog and the 2015 Occasions Catalog reach the end of the line on June 2nd. It has been a fabulous run because they are full of great product.  The good news is that many of your favorites will be staying around for another year (Butterfly Basics and Crazy about You).  But many items are on the retiring list.  I am especially sad to see the Painted Petals stamp set and the Painted Blooms DSP will not be staying around.  They are two of my FAVORITES.  The stamp set is versatile because it contains a combination of images and sentiments, always a win-win.  If you have not ordered this set and the coordinating DSP yet, don't miss out.  Go to my online store HERE.  

At stamp club this month, we made the cutest bags using the Painted Blooms DSP in a variety of patterns.  Here are a few.

I added 4 coordinating 3" X 3" cards.  These will make the perfect gift for someone special.

Spring Purse

DSP  3 ½” X 12” sheet for purse base.  Use sticking strip on the left side (3 ½”) and along the bottome
Coordinating Cardstock 2 ½” X 5 ¼” Scored at ½” on all 4 sides.  Cut in on the end and use Tombow Monoglue to form the box bottom.
Coordinating cardstock or DSP 3 – ½” X 12” strips for the top and the bottom edges of the purse.  Use Tombow Monoglue to attach a strip at the bottom and top of the purse.
Coordinating Cardstock 4 --  3/8” X 11” or 12” strips for the handles.  Add the handles using sticky strip or Tombow Monoglue.
4 coordinating brads to attach the handles.  Use the 1/16” punch to put a hole through the handle and the purse.  Then add the brads.
Glue the remaining ½” X 12” strip to the top inside of the purse.

Don't forget the New 2015-2016 Annual Catalog is coming soon.  My Sneak Peek order arrives today.  I can't wait to work on samples.  Come back soon to see what I am working on.

The next stop is Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers, number 26 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:
  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps!
  6. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  7. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  12. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  13. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  14. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  15. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  19. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  26. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  27. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  28. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  29. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  30. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  31. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  32. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's Owlery

Thanks for visiting!
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  1. These are SOOOOOO cute!! I love all of it!

  2. Love these little bags! I think I'll CASE them for my stamp club! Great job, Sherrie!

  3. Very cool! Cased this today. Love it. Thank you thank you!