Welcome to the Pals December 2017 Blog Hop featuring “All that Sparkles and Shines.” Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.


I HAD to use my favorite bundle from the new Occasions catalog for this month’s Pals Blog Hop. It’s the Petal Palette Bundle on pages 22 and 23 of the catalog.Ā I love the black and white Designer Series Paper that goes with the collection, but I’ll go a different direction to make this project “sparkle and shine.”

By Su Mohr for Pals December Blog Hop; Featuring: Petal PalettePetal Pair Embossing Folders, Glimmer Paper, Foam Adhesive Strips, Layering Oval Die; For more details click visit to go to my blog! #petalpalette #stampinup #glimmerpaper #palsbloghop #sparkleandshine #occasions2018

Occasions 2018 Petal Palette for Pals Blog Hop


The precious bird is the first thing that captured my eye at OnStage in November. I was very pleased to see how pretty she looks with shiny, copper, heat embossed feathers.


The Petal Palette Stamp Set also has a wonderful, long, stamp with irregular dots, which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Powder, same as the bird. I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, because I planned to die cut an oval in the middle, and place it on Foam Adhesive strips for dimension.

Behind the oval is a piece of Regular Whisper White cardstock embossed with one of the narrow folders from Petal Pair. You can see the other embossing folder on the envelope flap, which I painted with Wink of Stella for added shine.


Now, let’s talk about the fabulous, delicate, sparkly, die cut branch. Remember the wonderful Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper that sold out last year? Well, it’s baaaack! If I hadn’t been at OnStage to hear about it (with the screaming) I would have missed it in the catalog. It’s on page 37, with the Magical Day Bundle, and comes in three colors: iridescent, light green and turquoise.

I used last year’s green, but other colors would work just as well. I triple layered the branch for sturdiness, glued the tips, and reinforced the bird with dimensionals.


The stamp set has a number of great sentiments that all fit within this die cut frame. I chose “I Just Love You,” popped it up on dimensionals, and added a Metallic Shapes heart as the last “shiny” detail.



Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on Jan. 10, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.



  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose