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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Turtle Friends


Welcome to the Paper Crafting Blog Hop! The March 2022 blog hop includes Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrators from around the world!  Talented Demonstrators from all over the globe including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia are participating!  You'll be wowed by a variety of creative projects and design styles!  You may have arrived from Sue's blog.  What a great project she had!

We are featuring animals with coordinating punches this month. Below is the card that I created using the Turtle Friends stamp set and coordinating Turtle Punch, both from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

When I'm at a loss of where to start, I take a look at Designer Series Paper for color combos.  So I went to the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Pack and chose the two patterns above because they reminded me of the turtle shell.  Pool Party, Misty Moonlight, Crushed Curry, and Granny Apple Green are the featured colors on those sheets.  I love this pack of paper because there are so many patterns and black & white on the back.  It is a Host Reward product, so it's only available until May 2.

I am notoriously late with birthday cards so this sentiment was a must-have in my craft room.  I stamped the turtle outline in Misty Moonlight ink onto Granny Apple Green cardstock and then added the shell detail in Granny Apple Green ink.  So easy to punch this lil' guy out with the Turtle Punch!  He is popped up with Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals are a perfect fit on his feet. The cute little clouds come from the Brilliant Rainbow Dies and the scalloped edge is from the Penned Flowers Dies.  The birthday banner is Crushed Curry cardstock punched on just one end with the Banners Pick A Punch.  Banners for sentiments are a great way to use up 1/2" scraps!
Pattern Party Designer Series Paper is easily overlooked!  
Check it out on page 171 of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

Thanks for following our blog hop this month!  Click below to see what Joy has in store!

Here is the list of bloggers this month in case you get off the trail.

Shirley Merker

Sue Boerner

Julia Mazur - YOU ARE HERE!

Joy Nelson 

Julia Quinn

Tracy Held

Mickey Moore

Annette McMillan

Maureen Rauchfuss

You can follow me on my Facebook Page to be notified when I post Live videos.  If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would LOVE to be yours. Would you like to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my group, The INK Crowd! Click here for details.

All the supplies used to create these projects can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the Host Code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store to help support my Craft for a Cause initiatives. If your order is over $150, don’t use the host code so you can redeem all the Host Rewards....which means FREE product for you!
Thanks for stopping by!  Julia Mazur @ SimplySheStamps

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  1. Adorable -love the little turtle and that great sentiment!

  2. He is just so perfect!!! And you're right - the patterns of the papers you've chosen really do make you think of turtles. I love the circle detail in the middle too - such a super cute stamp and punch!!! Love it!!

  3. This card could be my motto! I am always late getting birthday cards out. If I was as cute as that turtle, maybe people wouldn't mind so much! lol Love everything about this card, thanks for sharing it!

  4. I love the color composition of your design, perfect for a turtle!

  5. I love the way you have drawn the elements together, really well balanced, and cute, card.

  6. What a great card! DSP, colors, elements---everything is on point. I LOVE IT!

  7. Great design! Thanks for sharing!