Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pals Holiday Mini Blog Hop


Welcome to the August Pals Blog Hop! Huge thanks to Nicole Watt for making our Hop Badge in MDS! We are featuring projects made with items from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, which is good through January 2, 2013. I hope you will visit each and every blog listed below my projects for ideas on what to order and how to use the latest Stampin' Up! products. Here we go!!

You've probably hopped over from Chatty Cathy Card Creations by Cathy King, and I'm stop #7 and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop" along from blog to blog. Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.



My first project is the Christmas card. I used designer paper from the new Festival of Prints designer series paper stack to create most of my vertical banners. The paper stack is a convenient 4 x 6" size, just perfect for creating cards. The other banner in my display is made by stamping one of the images from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set onto the new 7/8" Natural Cotton Ribbon. Yes, I said I stamped on it! It is very easy to do and the images show up perfectly! 



Other new items on my first card are: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, which perfectly cut out these Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler ornaments. They also perfectly cut around other shapes in the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set. The tiny ornament stamped in Cherry Cobbler onto the round ornament above is from the new stamp set Merry Minis. There is a matching Merry Minis Punch Pack for popping out your stamped images, also!! 



My second card has a little boo boo on it, but I doubt most people would notice! I used another set of prints from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, but I mistakenly framed them using Tempting Turquoise instead of Island Indigo! Oops, but no worries because the colors are very close to each other.



One of the focal points on this card are the Ornament Keepsakes "cat-eye" shaped images I easily die cut using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits. I added a pearl to each one and made them into "anchors" for my Apothecary Accents Framelit which holds my sentiment from the Trust God stamp set. Aren't they beautiful? 

The second focal point is one I'm really enjoying being creative with: the 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon in Crumb Cake. Here it is secured over ribbon layers of Island Indigo (Ruffled Ribbon) and Early Espresso (1/8" taffeta) using a new Ribbon Slide. Just a little snippet of the tulle really pops on this card. You can also make dreamy package bows and other items with this tulle! It's very versatile!

I hope you have been inspired! Have YOU decided what you will want from the Holiday Catalog? You can order here any time.

Now hop on for more inspiring ideas to Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog, stop #8 on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping by!

I'd love to read your comments about my projects below! Thank you for visiting today!


  1. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  2. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards.com
  3. Debbie Pierce at Stampin Sunshine
  4. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  5. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  6. Cathy King at chattycathycardcreations
  7. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  8. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog 
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts 
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  11. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  12. Diane Roberts at Scoreatfourandaquarter
  13. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  16. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  17. Naki Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  20. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikkis Creative Corner
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  25. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  26. Angie Blake at Angies Musings
  27. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  28. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  29. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  30. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee

18 comments:

Karen said...

Patti, both cards are beautiful and unique. I especially like the red Christmas card with the strips of dsp...lots of wow for not too much effort with that technique. I also liked the way you used the ornament framelits with the apothecary set to create an unusual look for a sentiment. Great job!

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful, love the design and the design paper.

Mary Fish said...

so elegant. love how you used the tulle and strips of DSP.

Jen Takacs said...

Beautiful! I love seeing the possibilities with the Festival of Prints dsp.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cards Patti!

Beth Beard said...

Both are beautiful but the Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla...gorgeous!

Dawn Tidd said...

I love them both, Patti! The flags are gorgeous on the first. The way you used the Ribbon Slide with the Tulle is great on the second! Great ideas.

Christine Kiehl said...

Two beautiful cards with no booboo's! ;) TFS today for a new visitor and follower.

Rae said...

Love these Patti! Great job with the new Tule and slides. TFS

Mikki said...

Patti, both cards are beautiful!! Love the vertical banners and ornaments on the first card with cute little bow. Also, loved how you used the tulle and ribbon silder along with this gorgeous DSP on the second card.

Debbie Pierce said...

STUNNING!! Both cards are so elegant and classy. And a little retro, which I LOVE!!

Barbara Furlong said...

very very nice patti!

Barbara Furlong said...

very very nice patti!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I absolutely love the red & vanilla card!! The strips of paper are awesome.

Diane Roberts said...

Beautiful. You have the knack for selecting just the right papers to contrast and compliment each other.

Susan L. said...

Two gorgeous cards!

cardcreationsnz said...

Two wondeful cards. Great designs & colours.

Angie Blake said...

Loved your cards. They are so pretty!