Pals October 2020 Blog Hop

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This sweet little box measures 3 1/8″ x 4″ and was created to hold a beautiful Chrismon Lacy Cross. The hand made Christmas gift will be given to the 15 volunteers that help with a card ministry we do for 42 shut-ins in our community each month. I’ve been working hard to get all the gifts and boxes made before Thanksgiving and I’m just about finished. For those wanting patterns/directions, I’m sharing the box and Chrismon pattern in tomorrow’s post.

Embellishments for the box feature the Poinsettia Place Suite of products, and the tag sentiment is from Fancy Phrases. The box sides have an extra layer of textured card stock using the tasteful textile folder to dress them up and the inside of the box is lined with a cotton quilt batting to give it a finished look. I also created a matching card that was posted on September 16 when I was creating cards for the 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Poinsettia Petals (153475), Fancy Phrases (152530), Birch (149256)
Cardstock: Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (131198), Mint Macaron (138337), Crumb Cake (120953), Silver Metallic (147805)
Ink: Soft Suede (147115), Whisper White (147277)
Accessories: Poinsettia Dies (153522), Forever Flourishing Dies (152714), Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Ornate Frames Dies (150664), Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (152718), Beaded Pearls (153534), Linen Thread (104199), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Dacia Smith at My Creative DaysYOU ARE HERE!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Poinsettia Color Challenge

 

It is Day 18 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. We are doing a color challenge today of Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand. I just love the dies in the Poinsettia Petals Suite, it’s so easy to put together a stunning blossom in just a snap. I inked up my embossing folder and used Wink of Stella to create this awesome background. Another Christmas card added to my collection!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Poinsettia Petals (153475), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513)
Card-Stock:
Sahara Sand (121043), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Mint Macaron (138337)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (147083), Early Expresso (147114), Mint Macaron (147106)
Accessories:
Poinsettia Dies (153522), Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Forever Flourishing Dies (152714), Parisian Flourishing 3D Embossing Folder (151474), Wink of Stella (141897), Braided Linen Trim (147808), Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems (146914), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Poinsettia Sketch

It’s Day 16 already of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. We are following a sketch challenge today. My inspiration came from a live I participated in last night with Cindy Schuster over at the Crafty Carrot Collective. I applied what I learned, changed up the colors and followed the sketch for today to achieve the end results. I really like how it turned out. Another Christmas card added to my collection!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Poinsettia Petals (153475), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513), Birch (149256)
Card-Stock:
Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (131198), Mint Macaron (138337), Crumb Cake (120953), Silver Metallic (147805)
Ink: Soft Suede (147115), Versamark (102283), Blushing Bride (147100)
Accessories:
Poinsettia Dies (153522), Forever Flourishing Dies (152714), Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Heat Tool (129053), Beaded Pearls (153534), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Poinsettia Petals

Card 11 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. I’m a third of the way through the challenge, my time is flying by fast. It won’t be long and I’ll have most of my Christmas cards completed. Come on and play along with us.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Poinsettia Petals (153475)
Card-Stock:
Poppy Parade (119793), Just Jade (153079), Blushing Bride (131198), Bumblebee (153077), Vellum (101856), Flowers for Every Season DSP (152486)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Poppy Parade (9147050), Whisper White Craft (147277), Wink of Stella (141897)
Accessories:
Poinsettia Dies (153522), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

In the Pines Night Sky

Well we are now into week two of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today was a technique challenge using ink blending. I’ve never done an ink blended card but you’re never too old to learn something new. I had fun creating this night sky. I’ve got to work on the water droplet part but I didn’t think it was too bad for a first try.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
In the Pines (153448), Poinsettia Petals (153475)
Card-Stock:
Whisper White (100730), Pacific Point (111350), Basic Black (121045) 
Ink: Pacific Point (147098), Misty Moonlight (153118), Rich Razzleberry (147091), Versamark (102283)
Accessories:
Pine Woods Dies (153563), Sponge Daubers (133773), White Embossing Powder (109132), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith