My Daughter’s Favorite Season for the August Pals’ Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. We really hope that you enjoy and will be 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.

Instead of MY favorite season, I chose my 28 year old daughter’s favorite season. While we both enjoy the holidays, Halloween is hands-down my daughter’s favorite!  She’s actually ready to start decorating now.  I think this card will start her off in style!

Here’s my card:


The card in the “open” position”.

The card in the “closed” position.

This isn’t the first card I created for this blog hop. When I stumbled across Jan B.’s video for this side step card, I immediately decided to start over. Her video is very easy to follow, and she has all the measurements in the comment section.

HOWEVER, if you follow her directions for the cardstock base, your finished card will not fit in the envelope! I found that out too late, but all is well, life is good. It might just be a miscalculation going from metric to standard measurements. I started creating a second side-step card and trimmed the cardstock base to 4-1/8 inches by 10-1/2 inches. That solved the problem without having to change any scoring measurements.

You WILL have to adjust the cardstock/DSP layers for the background of the base.

Using my card as an example, you need to trim the black cardstock under the polka dot DSP to 5-3/8 inches by 4 inches.

The polka dot DSP measures 5-1/4 inches by 3-7/8 inches.

What I Did:

  • All the DSP papers can be found in the Cute Halloween 6 x 6 inch DSP.
  • I used the Painted Labels die set for both the black swirly circle thingy and the white sentiment shape.
  • The sentiment comes from the Frightfully Cute stamp set.
  • All the rest of the elements can be found in the Frightful Tags die set. Cuteness galore!!!
  • I cropped the witch hat from black cardstock. Then, I used the gold Wink of Stella for the witch trim and the embossed little pieces on the hat. It did take a few layers to get enough of the gold on the black cardstock.
  • I also cropped the trees from black cardstock. Since each tree needed an extended trunk, I cropped an extra trunk for each. Then, I added the extra trunk piece to the original tree. Does that make sense? I hope so!
  • The most adorable owl ever started on white cardstock. After I cropped it, I used the blending brush and Basic Gray ink to color the owl. Then, I used the clear Wink of Stella to color the owl. Next, I pulled out the gold Wink of Stella and colored just the eye dots. I wasn’t happy with just that little bit of gold, so I added tiny clear epoxy dots over the gold. So stinking cute!
  • The fence pieces took the longest time to put together. I knew I would not be able to use dimensionals under the fence pieces. Therefore, I cropped 4 black fence pieces for each. After very, very carefully adhered the layers of the black cardstock I realized I needed something to have the fence pop. So, I cropped two pieces of the fence from white cardstock. I very, very slightly offset the white cardstock so it just peeks out from the black layers.
  • I used dimensionals under the witch’s hat, the owl, the sentiment, and the white sentiment circle.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

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 September 8th. Our theme will be “Focus on the Sentiment” when our Design Team creates a project showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. 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. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate every visit and comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

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