Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop!!

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 17 on the Pals Hop - Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons. 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.

My first project for the Blog Hop is this sweet card for Halloween. I don't do  "ghouls" -- I like to keep a light take on this fall holiday. The Holiday Catalog has this CUTE single stamp called "Halloween Happiness." 

The four cute pumpkins demand your Stampin' Write Marker, and here I used four colors to complete my pumpkins and jack-o-lantern. I snipped out close to the quartet and then set them onto an Apothecary Accent shape cut out of Sweater Weather designer series paper--another new item in the Holiday Catalog. I set the double layer onto one last frame of Pumpkin Pie textured by the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

My second project from the Holiday Catalog is my CUTE mini place card! I isolated one of the pumpkin images from "Halloween Happiness" and used the same marker colors as my card above to color and stamp onto Whisper White card stock. Then I embossed around my image using the Designer Frames Embossing Folder. I snipped with my Paper Snips around the oval shape. Then I colored those raised dots using my Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker. I added a teeny knot using Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon and wrote my name. I can't wait to make a whole set of these for our family Thanksgiving Table. 

Behind the oval place card I used a scrap of Crumb Cake card stock as a stand. I did not measure this, but if I make a set of these, they would all be the same size so they'll all stand up the same. 

Pals Blog Hop Project Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Designer Series Paper: Sweater Weather
Stamps: Halloween Happiness
Stampin' Write Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Embellishments: 1/8" Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat and "Essentials" Pack

Thank you for looking today! I would LOVE to read your comments. Enjoy the rest of the Hop!

The next stop is Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine, stop number 19 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!
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  1. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  11. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  12. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  20. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  21. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery's Owlery
  29. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  30. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit


lisa808 said...

Your card and placecard are both adorable.

Linda Callahan said...

Total cuteness! Love the place card - great idea!

Lynn. G. said...

Great card Patti. I love the wood grain embossing on the Pumpkin Pie CS. I absolutely adore the pumpkin stamp. So cute!

Your place card is adorable too! The little piece of ribbon is a great added touch along with all the inked dots. Very nicely done!!!

Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

Love your placecard, Patti...very cute.

Kim said...

Oh Patti, I've missed popping in and I'm so glad I did because your creations are adorable. I just placed an order and dabbled over this set as I'm not a Halloween 'ghoulie' girl either, but now I'm going to have to place another order and keep it fallish. Very Cute!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Thanks, Kim! I hope you DO order that cute stamp! Affordable and versatile--and HAPPY!!

mary fish said...

cute! especially love your mini place cards.
hugs, m

Susan Itell said...

Patti - this is fantastic! This is my favorite Halloween stamp...so cute and simple but I adore your place card - how clever!There is so much talent out there...thanks for sharing!

Rae said...

Patti, this is so clever. At first I thought you had a mini plate for your place card. I just love this cute little stamp. Great job!

Debbie Mageed said...

Definitely a happy card and done to perfection! Love the placecard!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Susan--Thank you! The place card just "happened!" I love when that happens!!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

I love this card! Great use of color but you are NOT enabling me to buy this set :)

I love the place cards, they will work for all occasions!

Diane Roberts said...

Patti, I so want to CASE your place card for our Thanksgiving table. So clever!

martiehr said...

The card makes the pumpkins look like they have spunk...made me smile. The little place card was simple , adorable and a definate CASE!

Carol Carriveau said...

I love the craziness and fun of Halloween and ghoulishness for cards and decorations for older kids but got this darling stamp for the younger ones....LOVING the idea of your place card...fabulous! TFS~

Laurie Chilton said...

Love the placecard idea Patti. What a genius idea!!!!

Jen Takacs said...

Your card just makes me smile! And, I LOVE your pumpkin place card. Will CASE it for sure! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Adorable projects! Thank you for the "color the stamp" idea.

Patti MacLeith said...

HAHA, Shannon! ;-)