Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hello Fall!

Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

There really are soooo many wonderful products in the new Holiday catalog and I have been playing with many of them. For today's post I decided to pull out the For All Things set which I had not yet had a chance to use. I really like all the images in this set but I also like its versatility.  While the images certainly look like Fall and Thanksgiving, they can also be used for all kinds of hellos and thank yous at other times of the year. Here is my card.


I experimented with several ways to ink the banner - using the Old Olive ink pad or the marker - stamping off once or even twice. The exact formula depends on the look you want and how juicy your pad is. In the end I had a very juicy pad and I stamped off twice. Then I stamped the "Hello Fall" sentiment in Soft Suede on top of the banner. I inked the leaves with Crumb Cake and then "thumped" on them with Calypso Coral and Old Olive markers before stamping them. I added a piece of Soft Suede Baker's Twine I had from my Hey, Man Paper Pumpkin Kit (those kits come in handy in lots of ways!) but Early Espresso would work as well and Calypso Coral might be even better.  The wood looking piece below the leaves was created by inking one side of the Woodgrain embossing folder with Versamark ink, inserting the cardstock piece and rolling a brayer across the folder several times. I LOVE that technique! I had planned to add three Calypso Coral Candy Dots sitting on gold sequins along the bottom but after I placed the middle one I decided I loved the look of just one and stopped there! The strips down each side are cut from a piece of Park Lane DSP. I really like the look of the geometric design and thought it went well with the Fall theme. The paper in that collection has a Whisper White background which was a little too bright to use here so I sponged the surface with Crumb Cake ink. I thought it turned out well!

The next stop is Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

Supplies I Used:

  • Stamp Set: For All Things (135155 Clear) (135152 Wood)
  • Cardstock and DSP:  Soft Suede (115318);  Crushed Curry (131199); Calypso Coral (122925); Very Vanilla (101650); Park Lane (133694)
  • Ink: Old Olive (126953); Soft Suede (126978); Crumb Cake (126975); Versamark (102283); Brights Markers (131259); Subtles Markers (131263)
  • Accessories: Subtles Candy Dots (130933); Gold Sequin Trim (132983); Soft Suede Baker's Twine (135878 MPP Kit) (135879 MPP Refill)
  • Tools: Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821)

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  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
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  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
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  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
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  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
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  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
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  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
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  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
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  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery


  1. Great card - thanks for all of the info:-)

  2. I really love this stamp set and agree that it is perfect for all occasions! Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the effect of your "thumping" technique - will have to remember that! TFS

    1. Thanks Debbie! That is a technique I learned from a former demo years ago. It just reinforces that we all have things we can teach each other! It really works well for leaves. Usually you start with the lightest color first so it will be on top after you stamp but here I really needed the Crumb Cake base first and then the Coral and Olive. (I just edited realizing I said I used a Curry marker but it was Olive!! Sorry!)

  3. Your card says fall Katie. Like that you're able to use the PP leftovers!

  4. Katie, this card is lovely!! You pointed out all the wonderful details except one... I adore the DSP that you chose for the side panels. It really works with all of your colors and textures. Well done, Pal!!

    1. Katy, I meant I loved the DSP. Sounded like I was saying how much I loved my card! :-)

    2. It's OK to love your own card; it's beautiful! It came together so nicely!

  5. Katie, your color choices are perfect for fall!

  6. Very nice Fall card, Katie! Love the DSP you used with your card.

  7. What a beautiful card and I love your technique!

  8. great layout on the card..thanks for sharing!

  9. Very nice fall card! Bring on the cooler weather! :)

  10. Wonderfully masculine card design....very pretty!!! SOOOO agree with Natalie!!!

  11. Fabulous! This is one stamp set I am not getting tired of! I love the colors and your layout. Perfect!


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