Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' Squad November Blog Hop

It's that time again ... time for another blog hop.   We postponed our hop by a week since everyone was busy with Halloween last week.   Funny how I'm still finishing up at the last minute!!   Bah - I excel at procrastination.    :)    You may have just come here from Dawn's blog.    Please make sure to leave comments for our blog hop contributors so they can feel the love!

Our theme this month is Thanksgiving/thankful.   We celebrate Thanksgiving in October in Canada so I have already been focused on Christmas for a while.   It was kind of nice to come up with a card that focused on being grateful again:

I had used the Full of Blessings set a number of times last month but this time I had a new stamp set to use with it - the Pursuit of Happiness set.   This saying was perfect and the inside of the card has a simple thank you.


Paper:  chocolate chip, crumb cake, very vanilla, cherry cobbler, watercolour paper,
champagne glimmer paper
Ink:  black stazon, early espresso
Stamps:  Full of Blessings, Pursuit of Happiness
Accessories:   big shot, woodgrain embossing folder, scallop circle punch, circle die,
dotted scallop ribbon border punch, brushed bronze designer buttons, linen thread

My 3D project meets our challenge this month:  create a "hostess thank-you gift".   The hostess thank-you gift did not have to be Thanksgiving related so naturally I focused on Christmas:

I have found a new favourite embellishment - a paper faux bow!   I came across a video tutorial by Connie  Collins on our demo site, Stampin Connection.   Connie did a fabulous job with her tutorial.   Thank you so much for sharing Connie.   For this project I created a gift box with coordinating cards and envelopes inside.    This will make a perfect hostess gift just in time for Christmas gift giving.


Paper:   real red, whisper white, red glimmer paper
Ink:   real red, garden green, black stazon, pretty in pink, rose red
Stamps:   Christmas Blessings
Accessories:   big shot, labels collection framelits, ovals die (retired),  Punches:  corner rounder, ovals, square, circles, decorative label, blender pens, basic rhinestone, cherry cobbler dazzling details

I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop so far.   You may proceed to the next stop by clicking on the next button below.   Thank you for stopping by.


Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
  12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge


  1. Very pretty cards Pat!! Thanks for posting the blog hop, gives me a chance to look around!!

  2. Love the paper faux bow. Must find that video and try it out!

  3. Your card has everything - texture, bling and a great sentiment! I love the shiny paper bows too. I'll have to give these a try. Lovely!

  4. Love the use of the glimmer paper on your cards. It really makes them sparkle and shine. The Thanksgiving card is so pretty and I love the faux bows. I will have to take a look at the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

  5. All things bright and beautiful.Love your hostess gift! Making the bows with glimmer paper was a fab idea :)

  6. Ooooooo...I LOVE that big scalloped circle with the button at the bottom of it! ADORABLE!

  7. Pat, your projects are so stinkin cute!!! Those little extra touches top them off. Thank you for some awesome creative inspiration! *hugs*

  8. Pat, I LOVE that first card!!! I can smell the autumn air that card exudes all the way here! Love the glittery faux bow also. What a special touch for a special hostess!

  9. That glitter bow is AWESOME! Wow is the only thing I can say! Great job! :)


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