. . . because you just might find it all in the Pals November Winter Wishes Blog Hop!! So, I hope you have your holiday wish list ready because today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our must-have wish list items. You've probably hopped over from Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog. I'm stop number 25 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you stopped by. I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals. Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.
My "must have" item for this (or any) wish list is Designer Series Paper (DSP). For me, it is one of the most versatile products around. For these projects I used Snow Festival and Festival of Prints DSPs. I've created a few different items to show that it's not just for card making (though I did include a couple of cards). Whether you use it for 3D items (the Christmas ornament and the gift box), cards, or envelopes, DSP is the perfect accent or centerpiece for any paper craft project.
For more inspiring ideas, please hop over to Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter. She's stop number 1 on the blog hop. I'm so glad that you decided to hop with us today, I hope you find much inspiration, and more than just a few items to add to your wish list!!
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Welcome to the Pals Holiday Hop, where we're sharing ideas from the new Holiday "mini". As you can see, it's not so "mini" anymore!! And I think that it is my favorite catalog to date. So, I'm glad that you've joined us as we hop along and show you the best in holiday crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals.
You've probably hopped over from Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards.com. I'm stop number 3 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! projects featuring the new Holiday Catalog. Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.
If I had to choose just one item that was my favorite (and thankfully, I don't!!), I would choose Designer Series Paper (DSP). And the DSP in the Holiday Catalog is no exception. That's why all of my items for this hop are using the Snow Festival DSP. How fun and versatile!!
The tin is an upcycled tea tin that I covered in DSP and topped with a paper Christmas "bow". I found the tutorial for making the tea lights and box here. Instead of stamping on the card stock (which is a darling idea) I used DSP to decorate with instead. I also used the Merry Minis stamp set and the Punch Pack to make the ornaments for the tea lights. The card is 4x4, and also uses the Mitten Builder Punch. A little bit of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine for the "yarn" and you have a pair of mittens like mama used to send you to school wearing!! I used DSP and the Simply Scored to make a coordinating envelope. Easy as pie. And I love pie!!
I love how all of the items are decorated differently, and yet they coordinate beautifully. Just another reason I love Stampin' Up! products!!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed yourself. The next hop stop is Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full, stop number 4 on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop. Hop on over for more creative inspiration. Have fun, and happy hopping!!
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And it's a beauty!! This is my favorite "mini" yet. (You'll notice that it's not so mini anymore.) And the projects and products are GORGEOUS. So grab a cup of coffee (like we need an excuse!!) and enjoy the new catalog.
If you'd like your very own copy, and don't already have a relationshipwith a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please e-mail me and I will be happy to put one in the mail for you.
There are many reasons to consider joining Stampin' Up! as a demo: great products, great people, great earning opportunities. And Stampin' Up! just keeps adding to the reasons. When you join SU! between now and August 31, in addition to the products you receive in the Starter Kit (for only $99 you get $125 worth of products of your choice from the current catalog) you will also get all of the items in the picture above to make the Howl-o-ween Printers Tray. This includes your choice of wood-mount or clear-mount Toxic Treats stamp set, a full package of Rhinestone Jewels, a full package of Baker's Twine and partial products (enough to make the project kit) of ribbon and buttons. And, of course, the tray. :) And one of the best things is, you can easily swap out the designs for each season and/or holiday. FUN!!
This is a sample of the finished product. Spooktacular!!
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I'm in love with the new Floral District DSP. There, I said it. I see a lot of it in my future. I used it on both the note cards and the coordinating box. There are so many fun, bright colors that coordinate with the DSP, so I used Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Baja Breeze. One of the many things I love about Stampin' Up! products is how so many of the products coordinate with each other. So much so that I'm just now realizing that the DSP actually uses Rose Red, not Melon Mambo. (I should have looked at the catalog, it lists the coordinating colors. Another thing to love about SU!) And yet the MM still worked to coordinate. So I'm just going to pretend that I meant to do it. :)
I got the idea for the notecards from Becky at Inking Idaho. She's so clever, I love her work. I love the versatility of the design, the possibilities are endless.
I can't wait to make more of these note cards. You never know when one might show up in your mailbox.
It's never to early to make a Christmas card. And because it's been a LOOOONG time since I've played along with Mojo Monday, this was the perfect sketch with which to jump in.
The gorgeous Christmas paper is the Snow Festival DSP, and the sentiment is from the Joyous Celebrations stamp set, both of which are sneak peeks from the new Holiday Mini, which comes out August 1st.
Like most of my projects, I had "help" from Levi the wonder kitty. Here he is "helping" me take the picture by walking in front of the camera just as I was taking the picture. His timing is "picture perfect."
If you'd like a copy of the Holiday Mini, and you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please e-mail me @ email@example.com and I'll be happy to send you one. And I may even have Levi autograph it. :)
For the Pals Paper Arts, that is. It's been awhile since I've played along with the PPA, and I'm excited to be working with a sketch by the amazing Margaret Moody.
I recently ordered a bunch of stuff from the Holiday Mini Catalog (one of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is getting a sneak peak at catalogs a month before they are released) and thought that of course, July would make perfect sense to showcase some of those items. :)
This is the fabulous sketch that Margaret created for this sketch. The great thing about starting with a sketch is that it gives you a great jumping off point. You can follow it as closely or as loosely as you'd like.
In the end, I think my card ended up looking like a Christmas present, so I added a "tag". And who doesn't like a Christmas present? Even in July. :)
We've been getting thunderstorm warnings in the surrounding areas, but nothing so far for Greater Portland (Maine.) As I was waiting for my dinner delivery from Veranda Thai (a girl has her priorities) :) this is what we were treated to. No thunderstorms, just a gorgeous evening sky. Nothing I could create and share could compare to the beauty of God's creation. He is the perfect Crafter.