Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it’s only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month’s blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories!
You should have just left stop number 20 on the Pals Hop – Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
I have a thousand things to be thankful for this year (I try to maintain this perspective every year, but this year has been particularly awesome). Today’s project celebrates the release of the 2013 Holiday Catalog and honors the overwhelming spirit of gratitude I feel as the weather starts to change (Dear Autumn, Please get here really soon because I love you and miss you. Love, Brian). Here’s my project:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- White Embossing Powder Pops. I am in love with this Magnificent Maple image – a striking outline of the maple leaf’s veins – it’s almost an x-ray of the elegant leaf. There are a thousand ways to make this image pop (stamping in different colors, watercoloring over a stamped image, embossing in different colors on white cardstock), but I’m partial to the pop of white embossing powder on colored cardstock. The embossing powder lets the paper provide the color and truly celebrates the lines of this leaf.
- Non-traditional shape. It’s important to mix things up every once in a while. This card is long and slender (the Chocolate Chip base measures 9″ x 7-1/2″ and is scored at 3-3/4″ to make a 9″ x 3-3/4″ card front). The measurements could easily be scaled down a bit to fit into a standard business envelope. Inside? A letter to share my gratitude – a note on an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of notepaper will fold into thirds and slip easily inside this card.
- Three leaves, three colors. I like things in threes – it just seems to support a perfect balance. Three leaves in three different colors. How did I select the colors? I started with Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (perfect for a Thanksgiving project) and selected three of the Autumn colors represented in the paper: Chocoloate Chip, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry.
Stamp sets: Magnificent Maple, Thankful Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker, Hexagon punch (used to clip the banner edges)
I hope you enjoyed my project!
The next stop is Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps, stop number 22 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!
Here’s a list of the blog hop participants (in case you get lost along the way):
- Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
- Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
- Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
- Amy Williams at Stampin’ on the Range
- Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
- Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
- Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
- Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
- Brian King at Stamp With Brian <==== YOU ARE HERE!
- Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
- Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
- Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
- Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
- Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery’s Owlery
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit