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OSAT Blog Hop | Pretty In Pink with Playful Alphabet Dies

Hello! Welcome to the Sweet Paper Studios blog and another round of the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop! Today's theme is all about one of my favourite colours (and the title of one of my all-time favourite movies) - Pretty In Pink!

I am so excited to share today's projects because I am using my favourite Stampin' Up! colour, Melon Mambo. I have paired it with another pink, Flirty Flamingo. These two colours pair so nicely together. With them, I used our new Playful Alphabet Dies. The dies come on their own or can be purchased as a bundle with the Pattern Play Stamp Set.

These. Dies. Are. Amazing.

There are literally endless sentiment and design possibilities, though I chose to go with a thank you theme. I really had a friend or neighbour gift in mind and I think the design fits this quite well.

Here are the full card details:

  • Whisper White Card Base: 8.5" x 5.5"

  • Each strip of Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo Cardstock is 1/2" wide. I adhered a 6" x 1/2" strip to a 5.5" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock and then trimmed down the edges. Then, I adhered the full piece to the card base using Stampin' Seal.

  • The letters from the Playful Alphabet Dies are adhered to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

  • I used the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend to add the speckles to the card.

  • I used the clear gems from the Flowers For Every Season Gems to finished of the card and adhered them using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

To go along with the card, I made a cute coordinating gift box using the Mini Paper Pumpkin box from the new 2020 - 2021 Annual Catalogue. These boxes are so cute and can be decorated any way you want.

I used the same Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo colour coordination, but with the box I decide to offset the stripes with cute polka-dots! I mean, so cute, right?!

I used Melon Mambo as the main colour and covered all sides with the Melon Mambo Cardstock (except the bottom). Before doing so, I embossed all pieces using the Subtle Embossing Folder for some extra added detail.

Here are the full cardtsock measurements for the box:

  • Top piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock: 5-1/2" x 3-3/4"

  • Side pieces of Melon Mambo Cardtsock: 1" x 3-3/4"

  • Front and Back of Melon Mambo Cardstock: 1" x 5-5/8"

Here are the other details for the box:

  • For the top piece of cardstock, I lined up the letters using a ruler as a guide and then gently used a piece of washi tape to hold the letters in place (see picture below).

  • I then ran the dies through my die cutting machine and gently removed the washi tape from the cardstock. I then ran the top piece of cardstock through the embossing machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder. Be sure to save the Melon Mambo die cut letters for another project!

  • Next, I cut out the same letters with Whisper White Cardstock so that I could fit those letters in the negative space of the Melon Mambo Cardstock piece.

  • Before I adhered the cardstock to the top of the box, I wrapped a piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Ribbon around the bottom of the Melon Mambo Cardstock and then adhered the top piece of cardstock (as well as all pieces of Melon Mambo Cardtsock) and the letters to the top of the box using Stampin' Seal.

  • For the Flirty Flamingo polka-dots, I used a Confetti Punch I have to punch out the circles, but any standard hole punch will work.

  • I adhered the polka-dots using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then I added a small Whisper White Crinkled Seam Ribbon Bow to finish it off.

Filling the box is probably the most fun! With a simple gift in mind, and thinking about the current times we're all in, I went with some chocolate and a mini hand sanitizer. Something sweet, simple, and a little bit funny. It also worked out well because I found some perfectly matching Hallmark tissue paper from my local dollar store!

You can check out the full gift in slideshow view below.

I would really recommend adding the Playful Alphabet Dies to your next order. They are just so awesome. I'd be even bold to say that they are probably the best alphabet dies Stampin' Up! has ever come out with!

I have a full list of products used on today's projects at the bottom of this blog post. All items are available in my Online Stampin' Up! shop. When you shop with me each month and place a $60+ order, you automatically receive the Stampin' Glam Squad Tutorial Bundle as a thank you! This tutorial bundle consists of photos, instructions, and supplies lists for 16 different projects!

Also, because I am SO close to a big promotion with Stampin' Up!, all orders of $60 or more placed before end of day on July 10th, will also be entered into a draw to win a $50 shopping spree on me!

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You can also join my Online BOGO Sale starting today, Thursday, June 9th! Request access in my private Facebook Group HERE! This BOGO Sale is open to anyone in Canada. I have a lot of stamp sets, dies, paper, and more that you will be able to choose from! I hope you can join the fun! I'll be going live on the group at 8:00 pm to see how it all works and show you the goods.

Thanks again for visiting my blog today. Be sure to click on the 'Next' button below so you can go check out my friend Lisa Mackey's gorgeous projects, as well as the rest of the blog hop team.

1. Sara Levin

2. Dana Sullivan

3. Candy Ford, USA

4. Mary Haugen

5. Karen Day, USA

6. Jo Anne Hewins, USA

7. Anna Helman, USA

8. Melisa Davies

9. Ashley Fifer

10. Martin Stone - UK

11. Lisa Hardie <--- YOU ARE HERE

12. Lisa Mackey

13. Barb Mullikin

14. Dani Dziama

15. Tina Riddle - USA

16. Renee Ondrajka

17. Lori Mueller—USA

18. Kelly Acheson - USA

19. Dena Rekow

20. Mindy Clove-USA

21. Andrea Tracy-Tucker USA

I hope you've enjoyed today's projects just as much as I enjoyed making them. These letter dies were fun to use and I hope that I was able to inspire you with them.

Thanks again for stopping by and I will see you soon.

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