Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Holiday Catalog Favorites


Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it's only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month's blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories!

You should have just left stop number 18 on the Pals Hop - Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

As you will probably notice in the coming weeks, I love the Holiday Catalog and want it all.  This weekend I worked on 3 different banners made with the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit.  I had so much fun.  They are easy to make and so cute.  Be sure to visit my blog in the days ahead as I will be posting these projects soon. 
I am always looking ways to use my Stampin' Up products in new ways.  So here are a couple of Halloween cards that use one of the Banner templates and an extra supply from the Halloween Kit.  What do you think?

Don't you just love the polka dots?  I used daubers and the polka dot template, so easy.  I added the spider and web, which I didn't use on my "Spooky" banner. 

It is easy to use different color combinations.  The sentiments on both cards are from the NEW Halloween Bash Stamp Set. 

Card Details
Stamp Set:  Halloween Bash
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Witches' Brew DSP
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie and Staz'On Black
Cool Tools:  Build a Banner Template, Decorative Label, Large Oval, Scallop Oval punches
Accessories:  Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, Halloween Banner Accessory Kit, and Stampin' Dimensionals.

 The next stop is Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness, stop number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  11. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  12. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  20. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  21. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery's Owlery
  29. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  30. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit

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  1. I DO love those polka dots! What a great idea, Sherrie! Cute cards!

  2. Perfect for Halloweeen, Sherrie!

  3. wonderful how you used bits from the kits for cards. spooky fun!

  4. What a GREAT idea making the polka dots with the daubers! Polka dots are always fun and put a smile on your face...this is exactly what your card did to me! Thanks!

  5. Yes, I do love polka dots and you've done them perfectly! Thank you for the great idea.

  6. What great inspiration. Using the templates from the banner kit, to create the polka dot background, worked wonderfully!! I have a feeling you will seeing that done a bit more now... especially by me once I get my banner kit!!! TFS.

  7. are so talented. I just love your work. Yes, I love polka dots. I really got addicted to them when Princess Diana would wear them all the time. Just an adorable Halloween card. Great ideas and use of the banner kit. I can't wait to see what you do with the Christmas kit. =) I will be staying tuned. Thanks for sharing. Blessings! Lynn G.

  8. Both cards are adorable! I'm a complete Halloween nut and can't wait to get the banner kit to start off this year with a bang!

  9. super fun cards. i am a "happy" halloweener and these cards fit the bill for me...

  10. Love the polka dots Sherrie. So so cute!!!

  11. Wonderful card...yes, I love polka dots....and love Halloween...creepy and fun or just light and fun for younger ones. Can't wait to get the basic banner kit...and then add on to it....wowie~!

  12. Sherrie, I love this card and can not wait to case it! Sponge daubers and the polka dot template- fantastic ideas!