Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Seasons’ Greetings. This month’s design team members showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. 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.

Choosing a favorite season is really difficult.  All are great for very different reasons.  But to only choose one, I have to go with Christmas.  The Love, Family, Decorations all joined together make it the best time of year.  So I created a “Joined Together” card for today’s theme with Wishes & Kisses.


Stampin' Up!, Sweet Candy Canes, Mistletoe Magic, All That Dies, Texture Chic DSP, Festive Pearls, Evening Evergreen Woven Ribbon, Jackie Beers


Stamp and Die Bundles

As soon as I saw the sentiment used today, I knew this was going to be a combined card.  That sentiment of “Candy Cane Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses” is so sweet!  And I happened to have both stamp bundles to make that work.

The candy cane and sentiment are from the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle which includes the Candy Canes Dies.  There are two candy canes facing opposite directions included.  But I only needed one for this.  And to pair it with some mistletoe, I pulled out the Mistletoe Magic Bundle.  That bundle includes the Mistletoe Dies.

For the sentiment you may be surprised as where that Die is from.  It is a part of the All That Die set that pairs with the masculine He’s All That set.  The oval with a bit of embossed inner ring seemed to fit perfectly with the size of the sentiment.

Paper and Color

The colors on this card are not exactly pulled from the DSP as is usual for me.  For the candy cane, it is stamped using Cherry Cobbler Ink.  The Mistletoe is stamped using Shaded Spruce for a bit brighter look.  However it is colored using Soft Succulent, which is a color from the DSP piece.

The DSP is the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper.  The opposite side of this piece is Evening Evergreen with Gold designs.  But this side had snowflakes which goes with my Christmas Theme.  The card base of Shaded Spruce also pulls the brighter colors together.  And the White layer helps bring out the white snowflakes of the DSP.


To “hang” my mistletoe required some ribbon strong enough to hold the candy cane as well.  LOL!!  This was achieved using the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon.  This ribbon makes a beautiful bow.  And the tag fits perfectly on the ribbon as well.  The final touch is the Red Pearl from Festive Pearls embellishments.  Also there is a bit of Wink of Stella on the candy cane and mistletoe for a little shine and sparkle.

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 [second Wednesday]. Our theme will be Focus on the Sentiment, when the design team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ←YOU ARE HERE
  10. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

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