Welcome 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!
And here is the fall card I created using the beautiful Stampin’ Up shades of Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Gray Granite:
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!
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.
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?
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!
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
13 thoughts on “Pals Blog Hop: My Favorite Season!”
I love the inspiration for your card! Both are beautiful! Sorry for your impending snow…I am not ready for another cold winter! Give me summer and fall year round!!!
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!
So beautiful, Mary! I just love it!
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!!!
Very pretty card, Mary! I’m loving all the non-traditional fall colors.
I love these colors and the texture your leaves give. In the South we are dry and very hot. No Fall for us either.