Bargello Video Tutorial & Pals Halloween Hop

Stampin up bargello wicked cool halloween card

6a00e54f95df928834013486f63c49970c-300wi Get ready to watch my new Bargello Video Tutorial and the September PALS HOP! This month, the Stampin' Pretty Pals are featuring seventeen Fall/Halloween themed projects for your inspiration!  If you've hopped over from #8 Kris Kilcoyne's Kween Bee Kreations blog, I'm stop #9 on the Pals Hop. The next stop is #10 Barbara Furlong's The Love of Stamping blog.  The complete hop line up is at the end of this post.

Stampin up wicked cool halloween card

NEW VIDEO!  What is Bargello (pronounced bahr-jel-lo)?  According to Wikipedia, Bargello is a type of  needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. The name originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello Palace in Florence, which have a "flame stitch" pattern.

Sounds complicated, right?  Well, it takes only minutes to create a similar pattern with Stampin' Up! striped designer series paper.  I created a video tutorial to show you how I used paper to create a Bargello look for today's "spooky" card.

Keep scrolling for more tips and ideas!


STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  Keep ribbon in place.  Check out my No Slide Ribbon Video Tutorial!

Wicked cool stampin pretty CARD (4" x 2" without circle, 3 5/8" high with circle): 

Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool (WM 118738, CM 120600)
Paper:  Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper (117400), Basic Black (121045), Old Olive (100702), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Cajun Craze (119684), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179), Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Black (100082), Old Olive (100079)
Cool Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
The Perfect Touch:  Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119259), Bold Designer Buttons (119747), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin up mini milk carton halloween


Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool (WM 118738, CM 120600)
Paper:  Wicked Fun Specialty Paper (117400), Old Olive (100702), Cajun Craze (119684)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die (117310), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Bitty Bat Large Punch (119279), 1 3/4" Circle Extra Large Punch (119850), 1 3/8" Circle Punch Large (119860)
The Perfect Touch:  Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (119957), Mini Library Clips (109857), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin up bitty bat punch halloween

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  Liz Hughes of my Stampin' Pretty Pals first alerted me to the fact that the big fuzzy bats on the Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper could be cropped with the Bitty Bat Punch.  See photo above.
Stampin up bitty bat punch wicked cool halloween


1.     Ann Schach
2.     Joanna Munster
3.     Melanie Collins
4.     Stephanie Uzee
5.     Linda Callahan
6.     Carla Bazhenow
7.     Pam Giudici
8.     Kris Kilcoyne
9.     Mary Fish
10.   Barbara Furlong
11.   Angela Richwine
12.   Gina Shaw
13.   LeAnn Slater
14.   Jason Casper
15.   Tracy Cowee
16.   Kylie Nicolosi
17.   Margaret Moody

IT'S A GREAT TIME to join my Stampin' Pretty Pals.  Join now and get a FREE craft tote. Click to learn how!


  1. Another great treat idea. Everyone’s is so different from the other. Great job!

  2. Debbie Pierce

    You are always so clever!! And thanks for the tutorial, I can’t wait to try it!! 🙂

  3. Your Bargello is awesome! Thanks for making the tutorial. I also like the little Halloween milk carton. 🙂


  4. The bargello pattern is such an awesome idea! Love it!

  5. Hi Mary! Gotta love that bargello and your colors are so vibrant and wonderful! Lovin’ these! XOXO

  6. Your bargello card is neat…thanks for the video. I like your backdrop behind your projects! Have a great day!

  7. I have done a few Bargello quilts. Very fun to do with outstanding results. TFS it on a card.

  8. Love it as I love all of your projects!!! Hugs Barb

  9. Very nice. Love what you did with the milk Carton. I don’t see me listed on the hop. Good Luck on your hop. TFS and God Bless.


  10. Fun colors and excellent tutorial, Mary!

  11. Super cute projects!

  12. Cute projects! Love the bargello tutorial!

  13. Super fabulous!!! Love your projects and tips. Hugs,

  14. Super cute projects – love the barjello look! Thanks for the tips!

  15. Beautiful Halloween Treats for the eyes! 😀 Thanks for sharing your Halloween “Tricks” as well… great tips for the bargello and the “fuzzy” bat! 😀

  16. Perect Halloween “treats!” That bargello is a great look!

  17. Very cute projects! Eek! 🙂

  18. Wonderful! You’ll laugh when you see my PPA card this week…great minds!

  19. Love the Bargello pattern for cards! My mother makes Bargello quilts. Clever idea!

  20. Fabulous projects as always! Love the colour combo!

  21. Beautiful color combo … and projects, of course!

    Dawn G.

  22. Love, Love, Love your bargello card! And your video tutorial! Thank you! I always learn so much from you Mary! Hugs, J

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