Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Too Cool for School Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August.  This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without.  We hope you enjoy our projects.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs, number 11 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 the projects.

Bags, boxes, envelopes, and more!  A tool that does it all.  Of all the punch boards on the market this is the most versatile.  With the holiday season just around the corner, it is a must have.

Check out my project made using the Gift Bag Punch Board. Scroll down through my posts and you will see the bags, triangle boxes and even an envelope all made using this tool.

 I have run across several variations on the this theme--Santa coming down the chimney.  With the introduction of the Brick Texture, it was the right time for my version.

Here are a few of the details.

  • The bag is made from Crumb Cake cardstock, 7" x 11" using the Medium Bag instructions. 
  • The "brick" texture was added to a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I used our round sponge to add Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobble and a bit of Soft Suede to make the chimney.
  • The Holiday Catalog sneak peek "Celebrate the Season" sentiment  can be found in the Happy Scenes stamp set.  It was heat embossed in White.
  • Santa's bag was punched with the owl punch.  Two Whisper White "clouds" using the Tree Builder punch form the pile of snow under the bag.
  • Santa's shoes were made with the Sweetheart punch. A bit of White Craft ink was used to add highlights.
  • Check out the 1/8" Red Striped Ribbon.  Another sneak peek!

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Check back again soon for more Gift Bag ideas.  Now it is time to move down the hop.  Don't miss a single stop!  This is a very talented group.

The next stop is Kalyn Shubnell at The Stampin Chronicals number 13 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Here is the line-up!  Lots of fabulous projects ahead.
  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  4. Lisa Pretto at InkBIg Academy Stamps!
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Amy at Amy's Inklings
  9. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Pamela Sadler at
  15. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  17. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  18. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone's Stamping Zone
  21. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  22. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

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  1. Cute project! You've convinced me to check out the Gift Bag Punchboard!

  2. So fun Sherrie! Love your take on Santa and the bag is adorable!

  3. So cute!! That gift bag punch board is awesome!

  4. Really cute and fun! Love the Santa

  5. Very cute use of the brick embossing folder! Very festive for the holidays!

  6. Love to bricks and the upside down Santa. Making gift bags is a new fav. past time for me. I will have to be adventurous and try the punch board.

  7. The bricks and upside down Santa are so cute! Making gift bags is a new fav. past time for me. I will have to be adventurous and try the punch board