2021-2023 In Colors for the Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “2021-2023 New In-Colors.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Then, at the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin’ Up’s! catalogs are always exciting, and we anticipate the new, annual, In Color Collection, with bated breath! This year’s five new colors did not disappoint. I chose three of them for today’s project: Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen. The supplies I used for today’s card are in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for the Pals Blog Hop; Click aromasandart to go to my web site for details! Featuring: Color & Contour Stamp Set, Quiet Meadow Stamp Set, Pansy Petals Designer Paper, Scalloped Contours Dies, Meadow Dies, Loose Flower Flourishes,. Bumblebee Trinkets, 2021-2023 In Colors; #2021-2023incolors #bloghops #color&contour #quietmeadow #pansypetals #scallopedcontours #meadowdies #looseflowerflourishes #bumblebeetrinkets #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #aromasandart #flowersoncards

In Color Flower

 

First, I began with a Soft Succulent card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. This was layered with a gingham print in Soft Succulent from Pansy Petals Designer Paper, cut with the largest, Scalloped Contours Die. I might as well say right now, that I will be using these dies on many of my cards. You can see all 8 dies in my Product List below.

Second, I used the third largest Scalloped Contours Die to cut Basic White Cardstock. I love this sentiment from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set, which I stamped in Evening Evergreen Ink. 

 

Third, I stamped the flower from the Color and Contour Stamp Set in Fresh Freesia Ink on basic White Cardstock, and cut with a Scalloped Contours Die.

The stem  was cut with a Meadow Die from Evening Evergreen Cardstock, which I took the liberty to snip a bit. The dies are pictured in the first photo.

 

After gluing the flower and stem to the top layer, which I attached with Dimensionals, it was time for embellishments. I added the Loose Flower Flourishes with a pin dot of glue, and one of the Bumblebee Trinkets with a Glue Dot. Aren’t they fabulous? The bees are like gold jewelry, and the flowers come in three In Colors, in two sizes. You can check them out in my Product List.

 

You might be wondering how the new In Colors compare with similar Stampin Up! colors, and thanks to Debbie Henderson, we have some great charts:

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 our next blog hop on June 9th with “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products.” Participants showcase at least one of their favorite product tips. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  3. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  6. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  11. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.   ***YOU ARE HERE*
  21. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

 

Thank you for hopping by! Enjoy your day!

 

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Birthday Sorbet for the Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Great Family Occasions.”We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My family has a bunch of birthdays in the Spring, so it’s birthday celebrations galore! Why not celebrate with a quadruple-decker sorbet cone?

By Su Mohr for the Pals Blog Hop; Click aromasandart to go to my web site for details! Featuring: Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set, Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, True Love Designer Paper, Tasteful Textile embossing; #sorbet #sherbet #icecream #sweeticecream #icecreamconepunch #birthdaycards #slimlinecards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #aromasandart #celebrationcards

Sorbet Birthday

 

To accommodate my tall ice cream cone, I used a slimline card design; Thick Basic White Cardstock 7″ X 8″, folded at 3 1/2″. Then, I layered the card front with True Love Designer Paper, 3 1/4″ X 7 3/4″. Next, I cut a layer of Thick Basic White Cardstock, 1/8″ smaller, giving it a 1/16″ black & white border. I used “thick,” so the black & white print wouldn’t be visible through it.

Prior to gluing the layers together, I used the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiments in Stazon Black Ink. “Happy Birthday” and “treat yourself” are from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set.

Now, for the really fun part, stamping the sorbet. I used the stamp, from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set, to stamp the scoops in four, fruity colored inks: Flirty Flamingo (strawberry), Granny Apple Green (lime), Daffodil Delight (lemon), and Pumpkin Pie (orange). Which flavor do you like best?

 

After stamping, I used the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch for cutting; so easy, and so fun! The cone was made with Crumb Cake Cardstock, the tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, and the same Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

 

The last detail was finding some coordinating colors of Sequins to add some sparkle to my birthday card. I’m ready to celebrate!

 

Now, all that’s needed is a slimline envelope. I’ve been using regular, legal-sized envelopes, but decided to try making one with designer paper.

I cut 12″ X 12″ True Love Designer Paper into a piece, 9 1/2″ X 10 1/2″. Then, I scored the bottom at 4″ and the top at 2 1/4″. I added Stampin’ Seal along the two sides of the bottom portion, and closed it, making a pocket. I’ll add Stampin’ Seal to the top flap, when I’m ready to seal it.

TIP: Score gently, so you don’t cut through the paper. This same design could be used for cards of all sizes. Just make sure there’s enough width, so the card will slide in and out easily after gluing the sides, and the pocket is tall enough to cover the card.

 

I used an address label on the back. The pretty paper makes up for the lack of fancy angles, don’t you think?

 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy celebrating with your family!

 

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 our next blog hop on May 12th when our theme is “2021-2023 New In Colors” when our Design Team creates a project with the new family of In Colors for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.   ***YOU ARE HERE***
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  21. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  25. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  26. Annette Elliott at AEstamps a Latte

 


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Springtime Joy for the Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Cute Critters” – showcasing their card/project with adorable animals, birds, or insects for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

When it come to critters, for cuteness, the Springtime Joy bunny is hard to beat. In fact, she is so cute, she earned the name “Precious.”

Precious is encircled by Mint Macaron Cardstock (4″ X 5 1/4″) cut with a Birds & More Die. I added some texture to the layer with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.

By Su Mohr for Pals Blog Hop; Springtime Joy Stamp Set, Gift Of Hope Stamp Set, Birds & More Dies, Word Wishes Dies, Subtle Textured embossing, Butterfly Bijou Designer Paper; #eastercards #easterbunny #springtimejoy #birds&more #eastercards #butterfliesoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

“Precious”

 

Precious is from the Springtime Joy Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock, and colored with Stampin’ Blends: Gray Granite, Ivory, Macaron Mint, Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight.

 

The kaleidoscope of butterflies was cut from The Butterfly Bijou Designer Paper, and attached with Dimensionals. To get Dimensionals small enough, I cut a thin strip along the edge, then snipped tiny pieces.

 

The sentiment, “Wishing you the blessings of…” is from the Gift Of Hope Stamp Set, stamped in Just Jade Ink. I stamped it, with the help of the Stamparatus, on the Thick Basic White card base.   

To complete the sentiment,”Easter” is from the Word Wishes Die Set, cut from Mint Macaron Cardstock. I cut the word a second time, from Basic White Cardstock, to give “Easter” a shadowed effect.

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular day!

 

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 our next blog hop on April 14th when our theme is “Great Family Occasions” when our Design Team creates a project for any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  15. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  18. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.   ***YOU ARE HERE***
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  21. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  24. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  25. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  26. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

 


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Hot Dog for the Pals Birthday Blog Hop

 

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created “Birthday Bonanza” projects to inspire you to make for all of your family and friends. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we all love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For all the dog lovers, or anyone young at heart, the Hot Dog Stamp Set  is perfect for saying “Happy Birthday!” And, the Stitched With Whimsy Dies add to its whimsical flair.

By Su Mohr for the Pals Blog Hop; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Hot Dog Stamp Set, Stitched With Whimsy Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Blends; #hotdog #weinerdogs #doxies #dogs #dogsoncards #stitchedwithwhimsy #whimsicalcards #cardsforkids #birthdaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stamping #bloghops #sumohr #aromasandart #cardinstruction

Hot Dog!

 

I started off by using the largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut Basic White Cardstock.

Then, I used the second to largest Stitched With Whimsy Die, which fits perfectly within the stitched rectangle. The Whimsy Dies are debossing tools, so unlike the Stitched Rectangles Dies that cut completely, they leave a detailed, stitched impression in the paper. You can see all the sizes in my Product List below.

Next, I glued a 4″ X 5″ piece of Bermuda Bay, from Brights 6X6 Designer Paper, to the back of the white, stitched piece. And, this was glued to the Granny Apple Green card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

Now, for the darling dogs from the Hot Dog Stamp Set. I stamped them in Early Espresso Ink on Basic White Cardstock, cut them along their lines, and colored them with Stampin’ Blends in two colors: Crumb Cake and Cinnamon Cider.

Then, I glued the paws and tail of the one getting a ride, to the back of the other one, before attaching them with Dimensionals. 

Prior to attaching the dogs, I positioned them, so I could stamp the balloons where the dogs would be able to hold onto the balloons by the strings. The balloons were stamped in Early Espresso Ink, colored with Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

 

I’m not sure where the expression, “hot dog” originated, but I’ve said it my entire life. Have you? It’s very appropriate with this stamp set, and I love how it’s combined with a birthday wish.

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso Ink, and cut it with a Stitched Rectangles Die, which provided a nice foundation for the two dogs.

 

Thanks so much for hopping by!

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 our next blog hop on March 10th when our theme will be “Cute Critters” where the design team will be sharing projects that will feature critters of all sorts to inspire you. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  5. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.   ***YOU ARE HERE***
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  17. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  18. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  20. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  21. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  22. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  25. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  26. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  27. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  28. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  29. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order?  Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join. During this time (January & February), you can choose your $125 Starter Kit for only $99. Plus, you’ll get a FREE exclusive gift from the upcoming catalog — an assortment of six 6″ x 6″ stacks of Designer Series Paper, 200 sheets. Did you know that the majority of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not pursuing the business? They appreciate Stampin’ Up! products, like you do, and enjoy the 20% discount. The addition of the stacks of  6X6 Designer Paper during Sale-A-Bration is an added incentive, giving the kit a $182.50 value. 

You only have until the end of February to get this special offer.


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Darling Donkeys Fancy Fold for the Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects featuring “Sale-A-Bration Products.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments. We love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The Darling Donkeys are so cute, I wanted extra space to show off all three. So, I used one of my favorite fancy fold cards, the Double Z-Fold. I haven’t used it for a while, not because it’s difficult to make, but because it’s difficult to photograph. Hopefully, my instructions will be clear, and you’ll be inspired to give it a try.

By Su Mohr for the Pals January 2021 Blog Hop; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Darling Donkeys, Berry Blessings Bundle, Berry Delightful Designer Paper' Be Mine Stitched Dies, Meant To Be Stamp Set; #darlingdonkeys #donkeysoncards #donkeys #hearts #heartsoncards #valentines #palsbloghop #saleabration #sale-a-bration2021 #stampinup2021 #stamping ##handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Darling Donkeys Fancy Fold

 

First, cut a piece of 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock in half, 4 1/4″ X 11″. This is Thick Basic White Cardstock, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. The three panels were decorated with Sale-A-Bration, Berry Delightful Designer Paper in a green plaid. The large section is 5 1/4″ X 4″, and the two smaller sections are 2 1/2″ X 4″.

Second, cut a band for the bottom, 11″ X 1 1/2.” Score at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. I decorated the band with three strips of another pattern of Berry Delightful Designer Paper. This paper comes in a bundle with a stamp set, which is a free Sale-A-Bration item for a $100 qualifying purchase. You can click on the picture in my Product List for details of the bundle.

The trickiest part of the Double Z-Fold is fastening the band. Apply glue to the front (bottom) of the card, and to the back of the end of the band. It seems odd, but the long section of the band is glued to the short front section. Attach the band, closing the card while fastening to make sure it attaches evenly, and use Liquid Glue, so you’ll have wiggle room. You should try a “dry” run, before applying glue.

 

Now, for the stars of the show, the Darling Donkeys. I stamped them in Stazon Ink on Thick Basic White Cardstock, and “cheated” with the cutting by using a Scan N’ Cut. On previous cards, I cut the donkeys without a white border, and I used regular weight cardstock. This time I added the border, but the blade wasn’t the right distance, didn’t make a clean cut, and I had to stamp, and cut a second time. It’s a learning process, and it will never replace my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

Once cut, I colored the donkeys with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, and attached them with Dimensionals.

 

“You make me happy” is from the Meant To Be Stamp Set, stamped in Stazon Ink, cut with an Ornate Frames Die, and placed on Dimensionals. It’s attached to a heart, cut with a Stitched Be Mine Die from Berry Delightful Designer Paper.

The same heart die was used to cut the Thick Basic White heart on the inside, which I stamped with “Happy Valentine’s Day,” from the Meant To Be Stamp Set, in Real Red Ink.

 

 Incidentally, the Double Z-Fold card will fit right inside our Medium Envelopes. YAY!

Thanks for hopping by today!

 

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 our next blog hop on February 10th when our theme will be “Birthday Bonanza” where the design team will be sharing birthday projects that celebrate our family and friends. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.    ***YOU ARE HERE***
  12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  19. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  20. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  21. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  24. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  25. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  28. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  29. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations

 

 Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order?  Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.

During this time (January & February), you can choose your $125 Starter Kit for only $99. Plus, you’ll get a FREE exclusive BONUS gift from the upcoming catalog — an assortment of 6″X 6″ stacks of Designer Series Paper, 200 sheets!
Did you know that the majority of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not pursuing the business? They appreciate Stampin’ Up! products, like you do, and enjoy the 20% discount. The addition of the stacks of  6X6 Designer Paper during Sale-A-Bration is an added incentive, giving the kit a $182.50 value. 


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Favorites for the Pals December Blog Hop

 

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects showing “My Favorite Things” from any of the two current catalogs or the upcoming catalog in January. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I’ve really enjoyed making cards with products from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, and I’m excited to tell you about some favorites.

By Su Mohr for the Pals Blog Hop; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Peace & Joy bundle, Peace& Joy Stamp Set, Joy Dies, Cherish the Season Stamp Set, Sounds of the Season Dies, Cherish the Season bundle, Winter Snow Embossing folder, Curvy Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #holiday2020 #year-endcloseout #stampinup #peace&joy #joydies #cherishtheseason #soundsoftheseason #curvydies #stampinupsale #retiringitems #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardinstruction #papercrating #merryandbright #paperwords

Merry and Bright

 

The Peace & Joy Bundle (page 18) is among the top of my list of favorite retiring sets, because I can’t resist paper words. The font is wonderful in the die-cuts, and the words in the stamp set are so much fun to use.

I began today’s card by using the thinnest Joy Die to cut “bright” from Real Red Cardstock, and layered it on the medium sized, Whisper White, die-cut “bright.” This made it easy to raise on Dimensionals. The Joy Dies are discounted 30%!

Then, I stamped “merry” and “and” in Garden Green Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, hand cut with scissors, and attached with Mini Dimensionals.

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock with Winter Snow embossing, 5 1/4″ X 4″, layered on a Thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. This embossing folder is on Page 37, and I’m sad to see it retire, but it’s 50% off while supplies last.

Next, I cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 5 1/4″ X 2 “, and used a Curvy Die to trim the top. Happily, the Curvy Dies are in the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, page 23.

 

Do you see the cute bell attached to the “t”? It was cut from Silver Foil, using a Sounds of the Season Die. The Cherish the Season Bundle is another retiring favorite from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, page 33.

The bells are fabulous in any color, and the Sounds Of The Season Die Set includes the pine branches dancing along the curve. I used four colors of cardstock: Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Just Jade, and Granny Apple Green.

 

You can see the list of all the retiring products from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog below.

 

Thanks so much for hopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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 our next blog hop on January 13th when our theme will be Time to Sale-A-Brate.  Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Jeanie H Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  20. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  23. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamp a Rainbow

 

 


 

Click here to see the list of retiring items. The Year-End Closeout began December 8th, ending January 4th. Order early, before things sell out. The list is long, but to make it easier, it’s in order by page number (August-December 2020 Mini Catalog).

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