Making an Impression for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

It’s no secret that I love to emboss! Embossing is a quick and easy way to add texture. Did you know you can use your dies to emboss? This is a great way to stretch your supplies and use dies you already have. I used the Star Framelits to do the Embossed Impressions Technique on my cards today.

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Just like embossing folders you can highlight either side to get two different looks.

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To make the embossed impression, you use the Big Shot like you would use any Embossing Folder. Make a “sandwich” with the cutting plate, add an embossing mat (I used 2 pieces of craft foam), then cardstock, dies (taped together) with cutting side down, and cutting plate on top.

 

I love this technique as it makes a big impression on a background. I die cut the congrats from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and adhered it with Glue Dots.  The sentiment I used is from B.Y.O.P.  This stamp set is on the retiring list and is a MUST HAVE! It is so versatile and has great sentiments for giving money or gift cards for birthdays, thank you, wedding, baby, and/or graduation.

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I masked and heat embossed the sentiment. I used white embossing powder on the Pacific Point cardstock and clear embossing powder on white cardstock. You can heat emboss any color sentiment using the Clear Embossing Powder.  Simply ink your stamp in VersaMark first, then in the ink color of your choice before stamping it on your cardstock.  (I only wanted part of the sentiment on my stamp so I “masked” what I didn’t want by covering it with tape so the ink would not transfer to my paper.) Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder, remove the excess,  then watch the magic happen as you use the Heat Tool.

I cut a piece of craft foam 3 3/4 x 5 and adhered that behind my embossed layer to pop it up. Which look do you like best?

Stamp Set: B.Y.O.P. (retiring)  Ink: VersaMark, Pacific Point  Papers: Thick Whisper White, Pacific Point  Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Stars Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Enamel Shapes, Craft Foam (non Stampin’ Up!)

This technique works with single dies, greetings, or layering shapes.  Jennifer McGuire has several you tube videos using this technique. Give it a try and stretch your supplies!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

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Spring Has Sprung for the PALS Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring or Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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The inspiration for my card today came from the beautiful spring wreath my sister made me for my birthday.  We celebrated a little early this year and I couldn’t wait to hang it on my front door.

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I love the way she personalized my wreath with the big monogrammed letter.  To recreate this beautiful wreath, I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut the letter S from Daffodil Delight cardstock. I stamped the wreath from Wondrous Wreath in Old Olive and then turned it slightly and stamped it again without reinking. I cut it out with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. I punched flowers from Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Tree Builder Punch and Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I curled the flowers using the end of my stylus to give them some dimension. I added a little Pear Pizzazz ink to the center of the yellow flowers using my blender pen.  I used the Everyday Jar Framelits to cut some stems from Always Artichoke and Old Olive  cardstock to add some more greenery to my wreath.  I popped up the wreath and monogram with Stampin’ Dimensionals and attached the greenery and flowers with glue dots.img_0087

My sister has made me several wreaths before and every year a bird builds a nest in our wreath and lays eggs. This wreath came complete with a bird and eggs so perhaps we will get to use our front door this year.  I made my nest with linen thread and just wrapped it around my finger and attached it with glue dots.  The “eggs” are punched from the Tree Builder Punch.  I tucked the tips of the “leaves” into the nest so you just see the rounded end.  I used Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine and Old Olive Bakers Twine to make my bow and attached it with a glue dot.

My card base is a 4 1/4″ square from Sahara Sand cardstock.  I cut a 4″ square and scored it at 1/2″ on all four sides using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I like the way the scoring highlights and frames the wreath.  I used the Envelope Punch Board to make a matching custom envelope for my card. The Envelope Punch Board (133774) is one of my favorite tools and it’s a bargain for just $20! Not only is is so easy to use to make custom envelopes but it also makes great treat holders and other 3D items. Check out this video and see just how easy it is to use!

 

Another favorite of mine is embossing folders…they make it quick and easy to add depth and texture.  I used the Floral Affection Embossing Folder to add some texture and fun to the envelope flap.

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Stamps: Wondrous Wreath  Ink: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz  Papers: Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Wonderful Wreath, Large Letters, and Everyday Jar Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Envelope Punch Board, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here’a a final look at my wreaths side by side.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

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CASE the Catty for the PALS Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing (Copy And Share with Everyone) a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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I  CASE’d the box found on page 40 in the Occasions catalog which uses the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and Happy Celebrations Stamp Set. I had someone ask about this box after I featured some cards I made using this set (H is for Happy Celebrations). I had no idea how this box was made so I called Stampin’ Up! We have the most awesome demonstrator support team!  I owe a big thanks to Ben who reached out to the designer and emailed me a photo with dimensions. I was able to take it from there to make these boxes to share with you today. Here’s the photos Ben sent me.

I have a few tips and lots of photos to share with you.  I always look for ways to cut my paper to get the most from each piece and this project uses just 1 sheet of cardstock to make each box.  First I cut my cardstock at 6 1/4 x 11.  I like to save steps so before I cut again, I scored this piece with the short end across the top at 1 1/4 on each end.

Next, I rotated my cardstock and cut 4 pieces at 2 1/4 x 6 1/4.  I used the strip that was left from my initial cut (2 1/4 x 11) and cut it at 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 so I had 5 pieces. (The last piece needed to be scored at 1 1/4 on each end like the others.) Then I scored all 5 pieces at 1/2″.

I cut the ends off the 1/2″ pieces and notched the middle piece on each. I stamped 4 pieces using the Happy stamp from Happy Celebrations using Pacific Point ink for a tone on tone look. *Make sure you stamp 2 pieces with the flap at the bottom and 2 pieces with the flap at the top so the words will be facing the right way when you assemble the box.

Next step is to emboss.  *I used washi tape so my emobssing folder wouldn’t move from where I placed it over the stamped letters. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the pieces together.

Overlap the flaps to close the box then adhere the top of the box together. I added some silver ribbon and attached the stamped the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here’s the box featured in the catalog along with mine.

I couldn’t stop with just one box when there’s 2 embossing folders in the pack! I changed it up for the Celebrate box.

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For the Happy box I stamped first then embossed. For this box I embossed the panels first then stamped. I love this look and it was quick & easy to do.  I just embossed 2 of the panels and used designer series paper on 2 of the panels. The DSP is from the Regals Paper Stack and measures 3 3/4 x 1 3/4. The colors I used to stamp over the debossed impression are Smoky Slate, Pool Party, and Night of Navy.  I created a banner with a 1″ strip of Pool Party cardstock and punched it with the Triple Banner Punch.  The heart is from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits.  The sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes is stamped in Night of Navy ink.  I attached the banner to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim along with some silver ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I hope you liked today’s project.  Subscribe to my blog for more card and gift giving inspiration. Come back after you finish the hop and check out this video from Stampin’ Up! to see some of the different ways to combine these stamps to make cards for so many different occasions.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!  

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  9. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  11. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  12. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  19. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  20. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme

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A Gift that Sparkles & Shines for the PALS Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase products that can add sparkle and/or shine for a finishing touch. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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Give a gift from the heart…a quick & simple handmade scented jar candle

The fresh scent of pine cones add to the Christmas feel during the holidays.  Not only do they smell good, they make pretty decorations and gifts too! I love to give handmade gifts and this DIY Scented Mason Jar Candle has some added “sparkle and shine”.   It’s also really quick and easy to make, inexpensive, and doesn’t use any hazardous chemicals! Simply fill a mason jar with some potpourri (or you could use fresh greens, pine cones, cranberries, and/or fruit slices) , pour in some extra light olive oil, and add a floating wick on top.  How easy is that?!  I purchased a pack of 50 floating wicks from Amazon for $6.00. If you have Amazon prime you can get these delivered fast and have plenty of time to put together beautiful gifts to give this holiday season. (You can make these with different seasonal potpourri for your decor or gifts throughout the year!)

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Mason jar filled with potpourri, olive oil, and a floating wick

I added some metallic ribbon from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog to wrap around the jar and add some sparkle.  This gorgeous ribbon is woven with shiny gold or silver accents.  You can get 2 rolls FREE with a $50 purchase (starting Jan. 4th).  One roll is white with silver accents and the other is very vanilla with shiny gold accents.

I used glue dots to attach the pine boughs and berries cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I also added some mini pinecones to go with the ones real ones that I put inside the jar. (These adorable mini pinecones are retiring so stock up now before they sell out!)

I made a matching 3 x 3 Very Vanilla gift card to go with the jar.  My card is a miniature version of one inspired by Mary Fish.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Christmas Pines with gold embossing powder and then added even more “sparkle” with the clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on top of the word “sparkle”. The DSP from Warmth & Cheer coordinates beautifully with this gift.

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3 x 3 gift enclosure card using Warmth & Cheer DSP and Christmas Pines Bundle

This makes a nice gift for hostesses, teachers, hairdressers, friends, etc.  They are easy to transport with the lid on top. (Just use washi tape to attach the floating wick to the top of the jar so it doesn’t get lost in the oil while traveling.) One of the good things about these is they keep well and long. As the oil burns you simply refill with more olive oil.  You can add essential oils for whatever scent you prefer.

I hope you liked today’s project.  Subscribe to my blog for more card and gift giving inspiration.

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit
  4. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Karen Zaring Browning at StampWithMeKZB.com
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  14. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  15. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  16. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  22. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  23. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  24. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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A Desk Calendar for the PALS Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for November 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature items that are considered 3D, Home Décor or Gift Sets. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

A Desk Calendar

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Stampin’ Up! 2017 In Color Desk Calendars

I made 50 of these desk calendars for the World Card Making Day swap in Atlanta last weekend.  I had so much fun swapping and wanted to give something they could enjoy all year long to remind them of our “Happy Day”.  If you follow my blog you know that I sell my cards at a local shop to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  If you would like more information about these desk calendars please email me (j.stark@myactv.net).   These would make great gifts for teachers, hairdressers, coworkers, or just about anyone. Just a little reminder to make each day a “Happy Day”.

Here’s a close up of each of the colors.

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Emerald Envy Desk Calendar
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Dapper Denim Desk Calendar
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Peekaboo Peach Desk Calendar
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Flirty Flamingo Desk Calendar
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Sweet Sugarplum Desk Calendar

I hope you have a Happy Day!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Becky Volpp at InkblossomwithBecky
  10. Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  14. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  15. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  16. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

A “Wicked” Fun Fold for the October Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature cards made using “wicked” folds. What is a “wicked” fold? It is anything other than the standard A2 card fold. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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Pop Up Book Card

I grew up in Massachusetts and “wicked” is just a part of Massachusetts vocabulary. When I moved people thought it was strange when I would say something was “wicked good”.  I was so excited when I saw the theme for this month’s blog hop and couldn’t wait to make a “wicked” fun fold card.  I belong to a book club and tonight is our monthly meeting.  I love getting together with this group of ladies and discussing the different books we read (Yes, we really do read and discuss the books! My sister thought it was just a cover for a Girl’s Night Out! LOL).  One of our members is going to be moving so I made this fun fold “Pop Up Book” card for her.

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Pop up Book Card with Stampin’ Up! Sheltering Tree

Kelly does not like to read on a Kindle or other electronic device. She prefers a hard cover book so I wanted to make her card look like it had a hard cover binding.  We used to teach together and I thought this looked just like a book she would enjoy reading. I used two of my favorite stamp sets to make this card, Sheltering Tree and Wild About Flowers (for the inside sentiment). I followed a cutting template designed by Di Barnes (which she adapted from a card shared by Deb Valder) and then I adapted it a little myself to get a finished card that measures 5 x 5 1/4.

I sponged a piece of 4 x 5 Whisper White card stock with Soft Sky ink. Then I stamped my sentiment and tree branches with Early Espresso.  I stamped off to get different variations of color in the trees.  I used Pear Pizzazz to stamp the leaves and grass.  I adhered this to my 5 x 10 1/2 Early Espresso card base.  My inside piece also measures 5 x 10 1/2 which I cut and scored.  First I lined my Pear Pizzazz cardstock at the 3/4 mark to the right of my trimmer.  I placed my trimmer blade at the 1 1/4″ mark and cut from 1 1/4 to 9 1/4.  I flipped my paper and repeated the same cut on the other side.

Next comes the scoring.  First I scored from one cut line to the other on each side.  Start by lining your paper with the long side at the top at 1 1/4″.  Position your score blade at 3/4″ and score from 3/4 to 4 1/4 and then move your paper to 2″ and score again from 3/4 to 4 1/4.  Flip your paper over and repeat so both sides are scored.  Next score the center of your card stock from top to bottom at 5 1/4″.  Then score above the cut lines by placing paper at 3 1/4″ and score from the top of the paper to the cut line and from the bottom of the paper up to the cut line. Move your paper to the 7 1/4″ mark and repeat scoring from the top of the paper to the cut line and from the bottom of the paper up to the cut line.

Gently fold to get mountain and valley folds to look like this.

Glue this to the card base.  See photo below for where to apply glue on each end.

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I stamped the tree and sentiment on Sky Blue Designer Series Paper. I wanted to use the script for the inside of my book.  Both pieces measure 3 x 3 1/4 and are layered on 3 1/8 x 3 3/8 Whisper White.  I cut and scored two pieces of  1 3/8 x 3 3 /8 Whisper White to make it look like the pages in the book.  (Sorry for the poor photo.)

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Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Wild About Flowers  Inks: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky  Papers: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Sponge Dauber, Tombow Liquid Glue

I took this photo when I was in Massachusetts to share with my friends who laugh when I say something is “wicked”.  How many people can say they grew up with “Wicked Good Books”?

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I hope you will check back tomorrow as I continue with the ABC’s with DSP!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up: 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Beth Fairweather at Beth Fairweather Designs
  6. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  19. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  20. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

J is for Jewels for the PALS Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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I made this card using Hang Your Stocking stamp set and matching Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  You can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%! The stockings on the stairs and textured “wallpaper” remind me of my childhood.

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Can you guess my favorite year end season? I have to say it was actually tough to choose. I grew up in New England and love the change of seasons.  I am one of 6 kids and there was always something fun and exciting to look forward to. Once we started back to school it was football games, homemade costumes for trick-or-treat in the neighborhood, Thanksgiving day floats and parades, weekend ski trips, baking, decorating, getting ready for Christmas, and lots of fun family traditions. Our family home didn’t have a fireplace so our stockings were hung on the stairs.  I remember making our “hooked” stockings. (I still have mine and one I made for my husband.)  We would draw names to secretly fill each other’s stockings.  We would make little gifts and shop sales all year long.  We all tried to give the best stocking gifts.  Here’s my homemade stockings and some cute little “stocking stuffers” I monogrammed with jewels.

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If you are new to my blog, I have been sharing the ABC’s of Stampin’ and today we are on the letter J…  J is for Jewels. I love the impact you get from these little gems! I’ve used them on all my projects today!

I shared the details for these mini composition books (and matching pens) during my Back to School series. You can click HERE to see. (Come back after you finish with the Hop!) These make great gifts to give to teachers, coworkers, friends, kids, even your favorite fast food employee who fixes your coffee on the way to work each day.

I love to give homemade gifts and often it’s all about the presentation.  The other day I shared a video how to make these custom gift boxes.  Here’s one I made that hopefully will fill someone with Joy.

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I used 12 x 12 Cherry Cobbler cardstock and This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper for the box.  I wrapped it with the new Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta Ribbon (page 20 in the Holiday Catalog) and made the tag using the Pine Boughs Embossing Folder and Scalloped Tag Topper. I sponged the embossed pines to make them stand out.  I cut out the Joy from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  8. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  24. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  25. Sue Becker at www.RnRStamping.com
  26. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  27. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts