Pals 10th Anniversary Blog Hop – Critter Card


Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Smile Shaker Card

Can you believe the Pals Blog Hop has been going strong for 10 years now? I’ve been a Stampin’ Pretty Pal for 10 years this coming June but I didn’t start hopping until June 2015. You can see my very first Pals Blog Hop HERE.

I had so much fun creating this month’s celebratory Critter Card.  I created a shaker card using layers of Whisper White Cardstock rather than Foam Adhesive Strips.


  • To start you will need 2 – 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut into the following:
      • 1 piece cut to 4.25″ x 11″ (Scored at 5.5″) – This will be your card base.
      • 5 pieces cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ – These will be used with the circle dies. Save the last piece for stamping.
  • You will also need 1 piece of Window Sheet cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″.
  • Using the Layering Circle Dies cut out varying sizes of circles from the 5 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock that are cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I used the largest circle and the next 4 consecutive sizes.
  • Use the previous cut piece to line up the next Layering Circle Die on a magnetic die cutting platform as seen below.

  • When you are finished you should have all the pieces in the picture below plus the extra piece which you will use to stamp on.

  • Use the outside white piece over the Window Sheet to see exactly where you would like your sentiment to go. Stamp the sentiment onto the Window Sheet using StazOn so it doesn’t smear.

  • Use a blending brush to color the inner circle of the 4 smaller sized cut outs. The largest one stays white. I used Rococo Rose, So Saffron, Mint Macaron and Seaside Spray to color mine as I wanted a softer looking rainbow. You do not have to color the entire piece as all but the center will be covered up. Put them together and check to see if you have the coverage you want prior to assembling.

  • Start assembling your circle layers. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue for this step and worked my way outwards from the Whisper White Thick Cardstock card base. Make sure to glue the backside of the layer above, applying glue around the circle and outer edges. This is needed so the sequins do not get in between the layers.
  • I also stamped some tiny butterflies on the Whisper White Thick Cardstock card base.
  • Once you adhere the last colored layer and stamped the center if you wish, add sequins as seen below.

  • Glue the Window Sheet piece to the back of the front plain white piece. Be careful not to put too much glue on to where it squishes out the sides.
  • Add glue to the back of the Window Sheet along the outside of the circle and along the edges.

  • The last step is to stamp, color, die cut and adhere any decorative pieces you have. For my card I used the adorable raccoon from the Special Someone Stamp Set and the coordinating dies. The great thing about this stamp set is that it is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want. I only used markers to color the butterflies, flower centers and tiny bit of grass beneath the Raccoon’s feet.
  • Don’t forget to decorate your envelope and card interior to match while you are stamping.

Thank you so much for stopping by, hopping along and celebrating with us! Speaking of celebrating…….

I’m offering (as are many of the other Pals) mystery blog candy (ie: Stampin’ Up! goodies) to one lucky winner. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, please share a comment below with your favorite way to make someone smile. Please only play once per blog. The winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on this blog post before Friday, March 13th, 2020.

Deadline for comments is Friday, March 13th, at NOON Mountain Time. I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner later that day on on my Blog.

Note: I can only ship within the U.S. Winner has 24 hours from the announcement of the winner to email me their name and mailing address. Keep posted!

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 — YOU ARE HERE
  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

Keep Creating!


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63 Responses to Pals 10th Anniversary Blog Hop – Critter Card

  1. Pat Stewart says:

    Very, very nice card. I just got this set. Love the little raccoon!

  2. Jackie Beers says:

    Oh My! This is gorgeous and totally unexpected! I love new ideas and you nailed it. A beautiful card.

  3. Linda says:

    What a work of love! Such a charming card.

  4. Debstamps says:

    Such lovely, detailed work putting your own stamp on this critter theme! Your raccoon makes me smile and is such a bright way to start our day!

  5. Bernadette says:

    So beautiful! Love the layered circles.

  6. Kathy Oertle says:

    Homemade cards are the best way to make someone smile!

  7. Cindy O says:

    Love that little raccoon! Your card is adorable. Thank you!

  8. Kate Stockman says:

    Love, love, love your card! What a cute idea for a shaker card.

  9. Debra says:

    WOW! What a unique way to get a “rainbow” effect!
    Thanks for your tutorial in pictures explaining the steps needed to achieve this on our own.

  10. Pamela Sadler says:

    Love it. What a different way to use the Camera stamp set.

  11. Jen Roque says:

    What a fun card Tricia and thank you for the detailed tutorial on your rainbow insert!

  12. Janeen says:

    Such a cute card! The raccoon is my favorite, so adorable!

  13. Linda White says:

    Your card is very well done and is beautiful

  14. Phyllis S says:

    Couldn’t help but smile when I saw your card.

  15. Karen Hallam says:

    Thanks for the tutorial and all the photos, Tricia! I love your rainbow circles!

  16. Lin Hense says:

    Thanks for the detailed instructions!
    I want to case.

  17. Barbara Whitesell says:

    Nice. Would never have thought of that for a window card.

  18. Pat Crocker says:

    Gorgeous card and novel shaker format. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Janet VanLeeuwen says:

    Such a cute and fun card. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Karen says:

    I love how you made the rainbow colors. I would have been trying to stack colored paper on top of each other. Bravo!

  21. Jeanie H Stark says:

    Well this card certainly made me smile! Mission acccomplished! 🙂

  22. MaryB says:

    That is a fabulous card! Thanks for showing how you put it together. My favorite way to make someone smile – probably by telling them what dumb thing I did today!!!

  23. Judi Beran says:

    Love this little raccoon!

  24. Susan Beranek says:

    LOVE this card …

  25. Karen L says:

    I always hope to make someone smile by doing a RAK or with a card for something special that they think I don’t know about. I pay attention in conversations & pick up little bits of info & then make a note to remember that certain thing!! Beautiful card with lots of wonderful detail in the shaker part. Love it!!

  26. Beth B says:

    Love the shaker card! I think kind words are the best way to make smiles! And cards are always a great way too.

  27. Denise Wekwert says:

    I love your attention to detail and your step-by-step directions. Your card design with the adorable racoon is stunning.

  28. JoAnn Porter says:

    really cute shaker card

  29. Elaine H Holland says:

    Great idea for using the circle dies. Cute card. I am going to have to try this.

  30. Robin Daus says:

    Love, love, love the rainbow you made

  31. Sue Seipel says:

    Love your creativity!

  32. Lisa Slonecker says:

    Thank you so much for the photos demonstrating the process used to make this card! Love it!

  33. OPAL LARKIN says:

    Critters are hard to color; but not for you. Great coloring. Love your card,

  34. Melanie Figgs says:

    Love love this card.

  35. Laurie says:

    Cute design. I love that rainbow circle!

  36. sue mcphee says:

    how to make someone smile just be kind to them … that’s all it takes along with a smile from you, too !!! 🙂 your shaker raccoon card made me smile – super cute little critter.

    • Tricia Chuba says:

      Hi Sue! Thank you for your sweet comments. You are my Blog Candy winner! I sent you an email, make sure you check and get back to me. Have a wonderful evening/weekend.

  37. Kathy Beemer says:

    This little critter card is ahhhhdorable!!!

  38. Linda Patti says:

    Shaker cards are so much fun to make and receive! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Carla says:

    I like to send a card to make someone smile. This is a really cute card… the colors.

  40. Sue Jackson says:

    Love this! The layers are fabulous and that raccoon! Love him!

  41. Tricia, this is such a great shaker card! I really love how you distressed the circle openings and the raccoon is so sweet! Love it!

  42. This card is DARLING my friend.
    Thanks for sharing.

  43. Angie Latham says:

    Such a cute card!

  44. Dacia Smith says:

    What a great idea for a shaker card. I love the rainbow layers. So cute! Enjoyed hopping along with the team tonight.

  45. Angela says:

    Super cute card Trish. I’m putting those stamp sets on my wish list. Thanks for enabling me.

  46. Ann Murray says:

    love the card. perfect for that mischievous raccoon.

  47. Rae Burnet says:

    Love this bashful little raccoon Trisha.

  48. Rachel S says:

    I love to send cards to make people smile. I also like to bake and give people treats. I love your card!

  49. E Jill Burton says:

    This card is very clever. Thank you for sharing the details. I couldn’t figure this out on my own. It’s sure to bring a smile to anyone.

  50. Carol B. says:

    I love everything about this card; including the many techniques you used.

  51. Dana M says:

    Super sweet card! I love the rainbow of circles, so clever! I love to give handmade gifts and I hope it makes people smile.

  52. Su Mohr says:

    Tricia, we both love the raccoon, don’t we? Your circle design is fabulous!

  53. Patty S. of Ohio says:

    Very cute! Love the technique you used and thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  54. Mindy Placke says:

    Love the circles. What a way to get a rainbow.

  55. Melinda Matthews says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing your rainbow. Love it with that cute raccoon.

  56. Geann K says:

    Love the name of your blog. Great card too.

  57. Sandimn says:

    Love the layer look you have. Have to try this. Fun colors. Congrats on the 10th year.

  58. Jane Trafton Winch says:

    Rally cute shaker arc. I love this little raccoon.

  59. I like to just give people a friendly, bright “hi” which makes them smile back before they even know why. I think we need to acknowledge each other rather than ignore!

  60. Heather V says:

    I love your card. The colors you chose are so soft looking. I can’t wait to make it.

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