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:

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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.

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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?

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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

$18.00

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1-3/8″ Circle Punch
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$16.00

Four Days to Order This Wonderful Winter Duo!

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Exciting! Some people love to make cards, and some people love to make tags. Most people love to make both! To deliver more of what Paper Pumpkin subscribers love this holiday season, Stampin’ Up! is offering back-to-back coordinating kits (one with Christmas cards and one with Christmas tags). Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss.

Order with a friend or a son or daughter, and then plan a fun afternoon of creating! Your Paper Pumpkin kit will arrive each month around the 20th.  Remember once you subscribe with a credit card, you can cancel or skip a month anytime.  No obligation, just CREATIVE FUN!  AND shipping is free!


WHAT’S INCLUDED IN EACH KIT?

October’s Paper Pumpkin Kit

10 cards with 10 envelopes (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ cards with 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ envelopes) AND as always:  a new stamp set, ink, embellishments, and adhesives — everything you need to create 10 beautiful holiday/winter cards!

November’s Paper Pumpkin Kit

24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs, AND as always:  a new stamp set, ink, embellishments, and adhesives — everything you need to create 24 gorgeous gift tags that coordinate with the cards!!  WHAT FUN!

Although the October and November kits coordinate, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Click HERE to order, but you MUST do it by October 10!  Don’t miss out!!

Winter Woods Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!

It’s October, Halloweeeeen Month!

Scare up some spooky handmade Halloween treats using the Monster Bash suite from Stampin’ UP!

Stampin' UP! Halloween Monsterr Bash suite of products for handmade treats, home decor and party favors!! Shop online www.PattyStamps.com

Check out the entire Monster Bash suite of Halloween products HERE!

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Above:  Stampin’ UP! Monster Bash Designer paper available HERE online!

 

Wicked Dies

Above:  Wicked dies #150725 online and Pizza Box #144645

Above and Below:  Coffin Boxes #150451

Stampin' UP! Halloween Monsterr Bash paper coffins for handmade treats, home decor and party favors!! Shop online www.PattyStamps.com

Below:  Copper Dotted Treat Bag decorated with Stylish Scroll embossing folder die cut and Ornate Frames dies.  Check out ALL of the Halloween products in my online store by clicking the product photos at the bottom of this post.  Thank you for your order!!

Stampin' UP! Halloween Monsterr Bash paper bags and Ornate dies for handmade treats, home decor and party favors!! Shop online www.PattyStamps.com

Watch the fun video below!!!

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Stampin’ Up! Purple Posy Is Here…FINALLY!!!!

Friend!  Stampin’ Up! just announced that the Purple Posy ink pad and ink refill are now available to order!  So that means that the 2019-2021 In Color Ink Pad Bundle is available to order, too!

New Metallic Ink and Gorgeous Christmas Plaids!

I recently participated in a Stampin’ Pals Card Swap using some new products from the Holiday Catalog.  Take a look:

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The background Designer Paper is the gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid, with beautiful Christmas plaid patterns infused with gold foil.  Here they are:

Wrapped in Plaid DSP

The Christmas tree and sentiment are from the Winter Woods stamp set.  I stamped the tree on a circle cut from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  What makes that beautiful gold glow?  Another new product called Golden Glitz Delicata Ink, also available in silver and copper.  The result is a rich shiny gold finish — WITHOUT heat embossing!

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I finished off the card with some sprigs from the Sprig Punch (love a good punch), and Basic Red Rhinestone jewels.  Shop with me by clicking on any of the products below! Use this CODE: DUA9WM9K to receive a FREE package of the NEW Holiday Rhinestones!  From me!

Product List 

Sprig Punch

$18.00

Winter Wonders: Just Around the Corner

08-27-19_pp_demo_landing_header_winterwondersGood Morning, Stampers!

The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending snowy nights by the fire, our Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be looking forward to opening their holiday kits. Christmastime papercrafting with Paper Pumpkin has become an annual tradition!

So to deliver more of what you love this holiday season, in October and November we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

 
About the Holiday Kits:
October Kit
Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
November Kit
Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.  Just let me know if you have any questions!

Pals Blog Hop: It’s All About the Sentiment!

2019-SeptemberWelcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts”  – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their 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 love using special sentiment stamps. I also love stamping cool sentiments on special new framelits! What’s more fun than this curvy and whimsical sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, combined with the Ornate Frames Dies? Love it!

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It may seem early for Christmas cards, but the holidays are just around the corner, and many of you are gearing up by choosing your favorite products from the fabulous new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  Well, do I have a new favorite for you!  The Wrapped in Plaid Suite bundle makes it all easy!

Wrapped in Plaid Suite Bundle

I built the card using a card base of Shaded Spruce and then a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I used the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the Cherry Cobbler panel…hard to photograph, but it adds a rich touch of texture.  I also cut a rectangle shape in gold foil with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, and then wrapped a strip of the Shaded Spruce and Gold ribbon around it, adding a bow with a glue dot on the front left.

I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder on a scrap of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  Look at all these fun sentiments in the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set!

Itty BittyI cut the sentiment with one of the Ornate Frames dies.  They’re so beautiful and will come in handy throughout the year.

Ornate Frames dies

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Then the Tree Punch from the Wrapped in Plaid bundle did all the work for me as I stamped out three trees in the new Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, with beautiful holiday plaids and stripes of gold foil. I popped on the trees, and then the embossed sentiment.  The final touch was to add some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels on top of each tree!

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I hope you consider the Wrapped in Plaid Suite Bundle — you’ll find endless ideas for your holiday creativity.  All the products I used in this project can be found at the end of this post.

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, October 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “My Favorite Season” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’     ——————–You Are Here!
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  20. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

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Stampin’ Up! Holiday Spotlight: So Many Stars!

A Holiday Product Spotlight!  Let’s take an in-depth look at the “So Many Stars” Bundle from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog!   The holiday catalog begins September 4.

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BUNDLE & SAVE 10%!  Purchase the So Many Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Stars Dies together as a bundle and SAVE 10%!  Item #153016 – $57.50.   See all the current Stampin’ Up! 10% off bundles in my online store here.

So Many Stars Bundle Sample 1

This sample from the holiday catalog uses the So Many Stars Stamp Set & Stitched Stars Dies, as well as a Gold Foil Sheet, one of my add-on recommendations for this bundle!

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The sky is the limit with so many stars to choose from.  Create galaxies of paper crafting projects that dazzle like the cosmos.  This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set.  It allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want.  There are 21 photopolymer stamps.  I adore the fonts used in the sentiments.  Item #150496 – $26.00

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Glimmer Paper and Gold Foil (page 169 of the Annual Catalog) pair perfectly as stars, accents, and more!  They are also items from my add-on recommendations listed below.

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Stitched Stars Dies?  YES, PLEASE!  Create a variety of custom die-cut stars with faux stitching and more using the Stitched Stars Dies. Item #150653 $38.00

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Sample #2

How gorgeous is this 3rd sample, created by Stampin’ Up!, and plucked from page 10 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog?  It incorporates a new product called Mercury Glass Designer Acetate!  Its glasslike goodness makes it a perfect pairing with the So Many Stars Bundle!  This card could become a birthday with a simple sentiment change!

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Mercury Glass Designer Acetate features a faux mercury glass finish on acetate sheets.
Item #150441 – $11.50

Holiday Sneak Peek #3 – Ornate Frames Dies for All Year Long!

This week, I’m featuring a new product in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that you will use long after the holidays are over; in fact, many are predicting this will be one of the most popular items in the Holiday Catalog!  This is the third of three projects to show you the versatility of this set of dies.  This time, I used the brand new Christmas Designer Series Paper called Wrapped in Plaid.  Here it is:

Perfectly Plaid Specialty Designer Paper - Ornate Frames Dies - Itty Bitty Christmas - Gold Embossing Powder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The Designer Series Papers are so so pretty — one side on each doubled sided 6 x 6″ have gold foil accents — very ‘holiday-ish!’

Wrapped in plaid -Here are the fantastic Ornate Frames Dies:

Ornate Frames dies

In the Holiday catalog, these dies are featured in the Monster Bash Suite — look at this Halloween cuteness!

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But as you can see, the Ornate Frames Dies are going to be much more versatile than a single suite.  Below is a list of products I used to make this card.

It’s September already, and I am offering a Host Code Ordering Special for this month.  If you order over $50 on an online order, using this Host Code, you will receive a new package of Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels:

Holiday Basic Jewels

HERE IS THE HOST CODE you must use:  DUA9WM9K

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Breaking Now: Designer Series Paper Sale Starts September 4!

09.19_SHAREABLE_DSP_NAUKSPStampin’ Up! will be having a Designer Paper Sale starting September 4!  For every three packs of qualifying Designer Series Papers you buy, you get to choose one FREE!  Here are more details:

  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In online ordering, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Simply choose which three from the list you want to purchase and which one is free. For example, you could get a great deal by paying for three $11.50 paper packages, and getting the $14.50 specialty paper for free! And you can order as many (and get as many free) as you would like!”

Click HERE for a copy of a full-page PDF of the papers available.  Note that the SALE papers are all from the Annual Catalog:

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GO HERE to start ordering your Designer Series Papers — starting September 4!

Take a look below to see some darling projects made with the SALE papers:

Bird Ballad:

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Dinoraur:

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Follow Your Art:

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Garden Lane:

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Magnolia Lane:

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Perennial Essence:

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Pressed Petals:

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See a Silhouette:

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Woven Threads

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Come Sail Away:

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