December Blog Hop


Welcome to the final Pals Blog Hop of 2013. This month we are showcasing projects featuring tools and supplies that should be on every crafters wish list. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  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.

Today’s Blog Hop theme is WISH LIST. There are so many Stampin’ Up! must haves that it was hard to choose what card to make and what to include on my suggested WISH LIST.  I went with my favorite go-to type of card – the joy fold. The ribbon pull-tab adds such a delicate touch and emanates the element of suspense and surprise of what lays inside the card.

Every card needs a base, whether it is Whisper White, Very Vanilla or any of the various colored card stock. I chose Pool Party and Real Red with Whisper White to compliment the stamped image. The DSP papers are double sided and the perfect weight (not too light and not too heavy) and are designed to match and flatter the corresponding card stocks. I chose the I Am Me designer series paper for it’s bright and fun colors. Because I chose two different sheets of paper, I actually had four different patterns to choose from and ended up using three for my layout.

wish list joy fold

wish list joy fold

I chose hello there for the greeting on the inside from the Happy Day stamp set and the doily image for the outside.  I embossed the front of the card with Silver embossing powder and the inside with Black. It is an inexpensive and quick way to add an extra WOW factor to any card. The silver mini brads and the single candy dot dress it up and also add additional WOW factor. Inside I used the oval framelits to cut the greeting and layers underneath it and popped it up using dimensionals.

inside view

inside view

Some tools, such as a scorer, bone folder and cleaner are standard items. I have tried other brands of stamp cleaners and cleaning pads but have found the Stampin Scrub and cleaner that Stampin’ Up! sells is the best one that I have tried to date.


·      Cardstock

·      Designer Series Paper

·      Stamp Sets

·      Ribbon

·      Embellishments

·      Framelits

·      Big Shot & Magnetic Platform

·      Embossing Powders

·      Dimensionals

·      Stampin Scrub and cleaner

I will list the Envelope Liner framelit as a MUST HAVE not a wish list item!!! Lining the envelope is the icing on the cake – the cake is just not as delicious without the icing!!!

The Pool Party Ribbon I chose has retired. I could have used current ribbon but I wanted to make a point. Even though an item may retire it does not mean it is no longer compatible with current product. I am too cheap to not use what I already own!!! Thanks Mom!!!

Information + Order Numbers :

Stamp Set: Happy Day (130294)

Paper: Real Red (102482) Pool Party (122924) I Am Me DSP (130138)

Ink: Silver Embossing Powder (109131) Black Embossing Powder (109133) Versmark (102283)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439) Magnetic Platform (130658) Oval Collection framelits (129381) Envelope Liner framelit ( 132172) Embossing Buddy (103083) Heat Tool (129053) Stampin Scrub (126200) Cleaner (102394)

Finishing Touches: Dimensionals (104430) 1/8” Silver Mini Brads (122941) Subtle Candy Dots (130933) Pool Party Ribbon (retired) 

The next stop is Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys Sol Little Time on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next year!

Posted on December 10, 2013 .