Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Create Your Own Background. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This month’s theme of creating your own background was a bit of a challenge.  Trying to think of something not commonly seen was my idea.  It took a while but I finally came up with an idea that I hope you will like.


Stampin' Up!, Christmas Scottie, Tea Boutique DSP, In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon, Rhinestones, Jackie Beers



With the theme being the background, let’s start there.  My idea was to create a bright and fun background using the 2022-2024 In Color Metallic Woven Ribbons.  These are individual ribbons in each of the five colors.  By adding adhesive to a piece of cardstock it was fairly easy to wrap the ribbon around it.  Of course the back of this piece is a hot mess!  But I was happy with the finished product and I love the metallic shine it gives to the card.  As an aside, I will say that a wider ribbon would probably be easier to work with if you decide to give this technique a try.  And I hope you will try it.

Papers and Colors

With the shine of the background, I wanted a bright rest of the card as well.  Going with the Tahitian Tide cardstock for the base layer was my choice.  It is the brightest of all of the In Colors.  To partner with the bright Tahitian Tide, but still be one of the In Colors, it took a few minutes to decide on the background layer.  But the Orchid Oasis was the one that seemed to match.  This piece is a “back side” of a piece of the Tea Boutique 6 X 6 Designer Series paper.  And of course I had to add the White layer between the base and layer.  For some reason I find it difficult to put the DSP directly on the base.  One of my many quirks!!


After the Theme and the brightness it created, the stamp set seemed to take a backseat on this card.  That is really not true but it is simply the last item I chose in making the card.  Finally the Christmas Scottie was chosen to be the star.  There are a couple of images of the scottie to choose from.  For the layout I had going on, the standing up little guy was the one that fit the best.

But that was not the hardest part of the stamp choosing.  The sentiment choice was the hardest.  After stamping and punching out a sentiment, it was discarded and I decided on the barking.  Since I have never had a dog that did not love to hear themselves talk, I thought it was a perfect choice!  Each In Color is stamped and then trimmed using my Paper Snips.  Spreading them the height of the layer was making sure that the little guy’s words were loud and clear! 🙂  And the finished touch is a bit of bling on this collar.  A single rhinestone was all that was needed.


More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 10th. Our theme will be Seasons’ Greetings, where we will showcase projects inspired by our favorite seasonal time of the year.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts



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Smile and Keep On Stamping,