My Favorite Things for the December Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Favorite Things.” The Design Team will be showcasing their favorite products from any of the current products and you might even see some sneak peeks, as well! 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.

My Favorite Things (Right Now):

I first purchased the Simply Elegant 12′ x 12′ DSP and the Elegantly Said stamp set just because I’d seen other demos using the paper. I liked the paper, but it didn’t WOW! me at first. I really didn’t like the punch much at all. Let me say right now that I feel much, much differently than I did at first. This whole suite is absolutely gorgeous!

Shout out to my upline, Brian King for punching and mailing the Blushing Bride, white, and vellum cardstock labels while I patiently (maybe not so patiently) wait for mine to arrive.

My 21 year old nephew is going to an engagement party for one of his college friends. He really didn’t understand what was expected. He thought it was just another party. We all had fun on Thanksgiving trying to convince him this was a pretty big event. During the course of the happy conversation, we found out the invitations are pink, gold, and white. Card – check. Here’s the card I made for the happy couple:

The conversation continued on to a gift and my niece said a card book would be perfect. I’ve made card books for my great-nephew’s and great-niece’s birthdays every year. I’ve also made them for other occasions as well. You can find a previous blog post about the card books, including examples of using them, here

Since this card and card book are both for the engagement party, they had to coordinate. Here’s the card book:.

This engagement book measures 6 x 9 inches. I used one piece of the sturdy cardboard from a pack of SU! foils specialty paper. Cutting it in half with my trimmer required me to cut on both sides of the cardboard repeatedly.

HINT: You will just about completely dull a blade, so you might want to save one that you are replacing for cardboard.

I used two sheets of 8-1/2 x 11 Blushing Bride DSP to cover both cardboard pieces. I’ve used cardstock many times to cover the remaining cardboard on the inside. However, this time I used the specialty DSP from the suite.

The gold foil layer measures 4-1/8 inches by 7-3/4 inches. I trimmed the DSP to 4 inches by 7-1/2 inches.

In my world, foil is highly valued, which means its time to order more. Therefore, I cropped the center out of the foil layer before adhering it down. I used the cropped out gold foil with foam adhesive sheets to cut out the first layer of the Playful Alphabet letters. I topped the gold with letters cropped from Blushing Bride 6 x 6 inch DSP.

Here’s a filled card book to give you an idea for using it:

The possibilities are endless. I’ve made these for wedding and baby showers, sympathy cards, birthdays, etc. Do you have an idea for your own card book? I’d love to see what you create!

Back to the 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 January 12th. Our theme will be “Time to Sale-A-Brate” when our Design Team will showcase items from Sale-A-Bration as the focal point of their project.. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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