Pals Blog Hop: My Favorite Season!

Oct-Blog-HopWelcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “My Favorite Season”  – showcasing our favorite stamps and supplies for our holiday 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.

I have always loved Autumn, although I will admit that up here in Northern Minnesota, we have not been able to enjoy the traditional fall colors the last couple of years because the weather turned cold so early!  In fact, as you are reading this, we have an impending winter storm, with several inches of heavy, wet snow in the forecast!

This year, I have really loved the decor trends of the rich, cool eucalyptus tones of Fall.  These shades fit right into the decor of my home!

Fall Bowl

And here is the fall card I created using the beautiful Stampin’ Up shades of Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Gray Granite:

Come to Gather - Mantle - Pretty Peacock - Stitched Nested Label Dies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I started with a card base of Gray Granite, then I added a panel of Pretty Peacock cardstock on which I had stamped the large leaf pattern from the Come to Gather stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink.

I also cut out a panel using the Nested Stitched Labels Dies and a pattern of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper. Every one of these patterns is gorgeous. Some are in the cooler tones, and other patterns in this set are in the rich hues of Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, and Granny Apple Green.  I can’t get enough of them!

Come to Gather Paper

Then I started building my ‘leaf bouquet.’  Using the dies from the Come To Gather Bundle, I cut leaves in Mint Macaron as well as from the Designer Series Papers in various sizes, and then layered them onto the Nested Die.  I punched out sprigs in Silver Glimmer paper as well as the Vellum cardstock and tucked them behind the leaves.

Come to Gather - Close Up Pretty Peacock - Stitched Nested Label Dies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I stamped a sentiment from the Come To Gather stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink, and punched it out with a Circle Punch.  Finally, I added a double bow of some linen thread, and done!  So fun to build leaf bouquets with the textured dies.  Don’t you love the realistic veins on those leaves?

Come to Gather - Table - Pretty Peacock - Stitched Nested Label Dies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I hope you enjoyed seeing my project that reflects the love of Autumn.  All the products I used are found at the bottom of this blog — Click to shop for all of your Fall papercrafting!

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. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 13th when we showcase projects with layers of DSP and embellishments for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

  1. Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
    4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    5. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
    8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
    12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
    18. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen


Product List

Sprig Punch



1-3/8″ Circle Punch

13 thoughts on “Pals Blog Hop: My Favorite Season!

  1. Love this beautiful card! The colors are just wonderful!! We finally got our fall a couple of weeks ago, which is a few weeks late. I just hope winter will allow us some time to enjoy it!


  2. Such fantastic home decor colors, Mary! You matched your card beautifully! So sorry for your lack of Autumn due to Winter’s onset… we cannot seem to get rid of Summer, LOL!!!


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