Pals Blog Hop-Last Minute Gift/Card Ideas

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Last Minute Gifts/Cards to inspire you with your holiday list. We really hope that you will be enjoy all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

If you do not own the Mini Pocket Envelope dies (159167), put it on your wishlist! These dies are so simple to use & can be used for many occasions. One run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine it cuts & scores the template for you. Since gift cards & cash are on everyone’s list this year, the dies made it easy to make handmade holders.

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 5 ¼ x 4 ½ piece of DSP; I used Celebrate Everything DSP (retiring January 4th) & run it through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Mini Pocket Envelope die

– Use a bone folder to burnish score/fold lines; then glue the 2 flaps using Tombow liquid glue.

– Use a scrap piece of Poppy Parade card stock & run it through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Spruced Up Outlines dies .

– Use a scrap piece of 2022-2024 In Colour Glimmer Paper & run it through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Spruced Up Outlines dies. I used the lighter part of the ombre towards the top of the ornament.

– Working from the backside using dimensionals, line up the ornament outline with the solid ornament. Once you have a good connection around the ornament, attach it to the Mini Pocket Envelope

– Stamp sentiment from Christmas to Remember on a scrap piece Basic White card stock using Night of Navy ink. Then, fussy cut & adhere to glimmer paper using Stampin’ Seal glue.

– For an extra bling, I used 3 Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Below are a few other gift card holders I made using other dies from the Spruced Up Outline dies, Kindest Gnomes & Santa from the November Paper Pumpkin kit

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 11th when our theme will be Sale-A-Bration Time. The design team will showcase projects made from Sale-A-Bration items.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ←You are here
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  17. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  18. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  19. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

Pals Blog Hop-Home For The Holidays

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Home for the Holidays, so the design team created a project for the holiday of their choice. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The Window Wishes bundle is a versatile bundle. You can dress the window up, you can leave it clean & simple. You can create a scene in the window & many more options for this bundle. For my Home For The Holidays project, the festive window was exactly what I was looking for. Last month, for a colour challenge, I used it & had a fall wreath in the window (see way at the bottom for that sample).

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 5 ½ x 8 ½ card base of thick Basic White card stock; scored at the 4 ¼ using a Paper Trimmer

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut
Soft Succulent card stock to 4 x 5 ¼
Lights Aglow to 3 ¾ x 5

– Adhere the Soft Succulent card stock to the thick Basic White card base using adhesive of choice (I used liquid Tombow glue).

– Adhere the Lights Aglow DSP to the Soft Succulent card stock using dimensionals.

– Use a scrap piece of Basic White card stock & run it through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Window dies (window, frame & ledge).

– Use a scrap piece of Vellum card stock & run it through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Window dies (large window die).

– On the Vellum die cut window, stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink (sentiment from Merriest Moments stamp set). Cover with silver Basics Embossing Powder then set with a Heat Tool.

– Build your window scene using glue of choice. For the outer window frame I used Tombow liquid glue, for the inner window frame, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

–Cut the mini dimensionals in half to pop the ledge.

– Use a scrap piece of Snowy White Velvet sheets & run it through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Window dies (trees).

– Colour the die cut trees using Stampin’ Blends (Dark Soft Succulent & SU100). Be mindful it will bleed, a little goes a long way!

– Attach the trees using mini dimensionals

– For the eye candy decorations, I used 2021-2023 In Colour Opal Rounds.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on December 14th. Our theme will be Last Minute Gift/Card Ideas.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ←You are here
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  14. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs 

As promised, here are the colour challenge cards I created using the Window Wishes bundle