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

Pals Blog Hop–Home for the Holidays Treat Bags

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Home for the Holidays”. We really hope that you enjoy & are inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I am so ready to be “home for the holidays”. Due to 2020 Covid travel restrictions, we did not gather as a family last year; along with so many others who had altered holiday celebrations. This year, I am ready to gather & to be together!

For this month’s theme, I made a variety of fun treat bags filled with a Lindor chocolate treat. Because you cannot have enough chocolate, right? Let me know which treat bag is your favourite.

Step by Step Tutorial for the Treat Bag-


Start with a piece of DSP cut 4″x6″. On the 6″ side, I scored at 1 ¾, 2 ¾, 4 ½ & 5 ½ . Rotate clockwise then score at the 1″ mark. Burnish all the score lines with a bone folder.

On the 6″ side, cut up to the 1″ score lines. Cut off the right rectangle & discard. Miter the edges of the 1″ tabs & miter the edges on the 4″ side tab as well.

Apply Tombow liquid glue to the 4″ side tab, then fold over to seal & create the treat bag.

Glue the bottom flaps together using Tombow liquid glue. Use the fat end of a bone folder to help press the flaps together & give the bottom a good seal.

Once the glue is set, pinch the sides of the bag together, using the Take a Pick paper piercer tool, poke 2 holes for the ribbon. VERY IMPORTANT STEP- make sure you fill the bag with your treat of choice before tying the top closed with ribbon! Unless you love untying tiny knots…

Snowflake Treat Bag
– Beautify of the Earth DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Die cut Silver Foil Speciality Pack paper using the Stitched Snowflakes dies
– Elegant Faceted Gems to add a little extra bling
– White ⅜” Glittered Organdy ribbon

Penguin Treat Bag
– Pattern Party DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen cardstock die cut using the Christmas Tree dies
– Penguin- Penguin punch, Basic Black cardstock, Basic White cardstock, Penguin Place stamp set, Memento Black ink, Penguin punch.
– Scarf- Basic White cardstock, Penguin Place stamp set, Real Red ink, fussy cut.
– 1 ½” Metallic Mesh ribbon

Pinecone Treat Bag
– Tidings of Christmas DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Pine cone- Crumb Cake cardstock, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede ink, Christmas Season stamp set & Seasonal Labels dies
– Holly leaves- Soft Succulent cardstock, Evening Evergreen ink, Merriest Moments stamp set & Merriest Frames dies
– Sprigs using 2021-2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum, Flowers of Home die (SNEAK PEEK)
– Artisitry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins for the added bling
– Evening Evergreen ⅜” Open Weave ribbon

Poinsettia Treat Bag
– Tidings of Christmas DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Basic White cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink, Merriest Moments stamp set & Merriest Frames dies
– Evening Evergreen & Soft Succulent cardstock, Christmas Pinecone dies; snip out the sprigs you want to use
– Opal Rounds to the poinsettia centre & Gold Holly Leaves in the wreath
– Cherry Cobbler & Gold ½” ribbon

I used Lindor limited edition Hot Cocoa dark chocolate truffles to fill the treat bags.

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 8th. Our theme will be “My Favourite Things” with our design team showcasing some of their favourite products from any catalog they choose.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  7. Annette Elliott at AESTAMPS A LATTE
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping  ← You are here