Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts” – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Today’s Pal’s Blog Hop is occurring on a significant day in our history, 9/11. Thinking of the brave men and women who selflessly gave their lives for others, I feel grateful.
The first thing I did was use the Hand-Lettered Prose dies to cut the word “grateful” from wood textured, Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. Then, I layered each letter for thickness, and placed them on a 5 1/4″ X 4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock to make sure it fit. Whew! Not a spec to spare. I embossed this layer with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder to stick with the rustic feel.
Next, I took a cue from this month’s banner, and made a wreath. I began by using two Layering Circles Dies to make a round frame for the wreath. By using Thick Whisper White Cardstock, it blended with the background. I used Champagne, Gold, and Silver Foil for the foliage, and Copper Foil for the pinecones. I cut two boughs of each color, and two pinecones, with dies from the Beautiful Boughs die set.
After alternating, and carefully gluing the boughs to the frame, I lifted the wreath on Dimensionals, along with the letters, g-r-a-t-e-f-u-l.
The final touch was a Sparkle Glimmer spring, cut with a Frosted Bouquet die.
Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate your support, and shopping at my store. The Holiday Catalog items are available now, and you can see details about today’s supplies by clicking on the pictures in my Product List.
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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “My Favorite Season” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art. YOU ARE HERE
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
I was still thinking of the colors from Sunday’s Paper Players card, so used them for a second Christmas card: Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock, and Cajun Craze.
I began by stamping the tree from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock on Whisper White Cardstock. The coordinating Pine Tree Punch made cutting a breeze.
Merry Merlot is a nice Christmas color for the card base, which I layered with Cajun Craze, and topped with Whisper White.
The two layers were cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies, and the white layer was embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.
Using the Fab Fri sketch for inspiration, I cut a strip of In-Color 6X6 DSP in checked, Pretty Peacock. Here’s the sketch.
Next, I stamped the sentiment (Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set) in Merry Merlot ink, and used a Merry Christmas label die for cutting.
A star sequin found its way to the top, and a bow of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, completed the sketch.
Thank you for visiting today. The 2019 Holiday Catalog items are available, and I appreciate you shopping at my store.
If you missed the card I posted on Sunday, it’s “Beautiful Boughs,” pictured in my “related” cards below the Products List.
Welcome to the Kreators Blog Hop, where the theme is “brides and babies.” I chose to feature Stampin’ Up’s! Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set and Sweet Silhouettes Dies. They combine perfectly to make this card for a bride.
You can’t go wrong with a white card for a bride, so I began with a Thick Whisper White card base. This is topped with more white; a layer that was cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, and a gorgeous, large branch (or tree) that was cut with a Sweet Silhouettes Die.
Next, is the couple under an umbrella from the Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set. I stamped them in VersaMark on Whisper White Cardstock, sprinkled them with Gold Powder, and set the powder with the Heat Tool. They are cut with a Rectangles Stitched die, and placed on Dimensionals.
This picture shows the shine of the gold, heat embossed, image.
For the sentiment, I used “Forever,” also from the Sweet Silhouettes Die Set, cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I gave it an extra layer, so the “f” and “r” hanging over the edge are sturdy.
Three little Epoxy Droplets were added as a final touch for my bridal card. Isn’t it a perfect card for a bridal shower?
The Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set and Sweet Silhouette Dies can be purchased in a bundle for a 10% savings. I’ve pictured both options in my Product List.
Thank you for visiting me today, and thank you for shopping at my store!
Don’t forget to visit the Kre8tors for more “brides and babies” ideas. Click on the “next” button to go to Libby’s blog in the Blog Hop. We love to read your comments.
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Melissa Tennison USA
Su Mohr (YOU ARE HERE)
Laura Mackie UK
Jan Musselman – USA
Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Cheryl Taylor – UK
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL
Tracy Marie Lewis
Welcome to this week’s Paper Players color challenge.
The colors are Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and a neutral. I chose white.
My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.
First, I captured the color, Merry Merlot, in the card base, followed by a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
Next, I stamped the circle in Merry Merlot ink, using the stamp from the swirly Frames stamp set. I usually stamp before embossing, but this worked.
The boughs and pinecones were cut with dies from the Beautiful Boughs die set. A piece of Noble Peacock Foil was used for the boughs, and Cajun Craze Cardstock was used for the pinecones.
TIP: I positioned the pinecones under the boughs before gluing them on the circle.
The sentiment, “Merry Christmas,” is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, and it fit “perfectly” in the label die from the Beautiful Boughs die set.
The last detail was adding a few Merry Merlot dots, cut with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch.
Here’s a second card using these colors. Click on it for details.
Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you’re enjoying looking at the Holiday 2019 Catalog. Everything can be ordered now, while supplies last. Keep scrolling to see my Product List.
For more inspiration, check out the Paper Player’s blogs.
The Paper Players
1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch
My Snowman Season Bundle arrived, and I couldn’t wait to ink up a snowman!
I was especially anxious to try stamping my snowman in the new Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink, and I was delighted with the results. This ink comes in three colors: Silvery Shimmer, Celestial Copper, and Golden Glitz. Fun!
After stamping the snowman, and his stick arms, I punched everything out with his coordinating punch. Placing him on Dimensionals was a “no brainer.”
The new Shimmery Crystal Effects was also begging to be used, so I dotted it around the sky for glistening snow. It’s easy and fun to use. You’ll love it! Can you see it?
The snowman’s realistic background is one of the wonderful prints from the 6″ X 6″ Feels like Frost DSP, and goes beautifully with the Seaside Spay card base.
“Merry Christmas” is from the Snowman Season stamp set, which I stamped in Blueberry Bushel Ink, right on the DSP.
My inspiration was from CAS(E) this sketch.
This is such a quick & easy card; perfect for a beginner, or someone in a hurry!
You can see details of the new Holiday Catalog items in my Product List, and they are available for ordering as of September 4th.
TIP: Ice Stampin’ Glitter #150445 is another new product, which I noticed is on the “short supply” list. Some of the new products are liable to go on back-order, so order ASAP if you want them.
Have a great day!
Let’s just say, this card was Cat’s idea, and it’s all about the “boo.”
Cat’s “boo-ti-ful” tree
Cat had been nudging me to feature him on a Halloween card. After all, he reasoned, he was a black cat for Halloween, when Stampin’ Up! introduced the Cat Punch a while ago. I agreed, as long as we could use the Fusion challenge sketch and colors.
Cat was excited to make a “boo-ti-ful” tree, and found the tree die in the Sweet Silhouettes die set. The tree was cut from a piece of See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper, giving it a pretty pattern.
“Boo” was made with Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, also cut from See A Silhouette DSP. This DSP happens to be the one I used for photographing.
It was cat’s clever idea to hang the letters in the tree. He plans to hide behind the wall, and pounce on anyone who gets near. Cat thinks “boo” is giving trick-or-treaters fair warning.
Using the Fusion sketch as a guide, cat’s wall was made with Whisper White Cardstock, cut with a Stitched Rectangles die, and embossed with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder.
The background for the scene is Whisper White Cardstock on a Pumpkin Pie card base. Nothing says Halloween like orange and black, and a black cat.
Thank you for stopping by. I know Cat is happy to show you his “boo-ti-ful” tree. He doesn’t want to scare anyone too badly, and said I should have lots of candy for the trick-or-treaters.
Our supplies are in the Product List below. Thanks for shopping!