Pals Halloween & Harvest Hop



Welcome to the October Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating an early Halloween and Harvest season. This month we are sharing Halloween and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin? Up! supplies.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Stop #16, Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin 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.

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The star of the show today is the Stampin’ Up! Gift Box Punch Board used to create the box. It’s perfect for small gifts, favors, even place settings since so many sizes are possible.  Watch this Stampin’ Up! video to see how easy it is.


  • And that dashing flower?  A black flower with a Tangerine Twist center (Fringe Scissors) really makes a statement for Halloween.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Fun Flower Punch and this felt flower technique video from way back in my archives!

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  • I did more “crunching” (balling it up and unfolding of the thin layers) on this flower than in the video.  BONUS!  For added “texture,” leave the finished flower on your crafting counter and let your kitty kick it around the room when you aren’t around.  Purr-fection!
  • The “Count” was stamped (VersaMark) and heat embossed in black a second time on Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  He’s snipped and popped up on a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Stampin’ Up! 12 x 12 Kraft Cardstock is heavier than our regular cardstock and is terrific for creating boxes.

The next stop is Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events Stop #18 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

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  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  7. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  12. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  13. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  14. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Amy Whelan at Amys Inklings
  22. Jane Knudsen at
  23. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  26. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  27. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  28. September Gray at
  29. Sherrie Gross at Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sherrie
  30. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  31. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  32. Rae Harper-Burnet at

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  1. Hi Betsy –

    I punched the Flower Punch three times. The video in the post shows how I separated them into six.


  2. Hi Mary,
    Love your designs. and your videos! Thanks for sharing with us. I would love to experiment with this large black flower. I am trying to figure out how to complete it. How many flowers do think you made? (…and then splitting them would give me a pouf).

  3. Your colorful vampire takes a little of the scare out of him, and I’m glad! I like how you used this stamp!

  4. Cute and scary at the same time. Love that black flower Mary! TFS!

  5. September Gray

    Mary, I can hear you saying Purrfection in my head with that sweet voice and accent you have! Love the box! As always you inspire me with your beautiful creations.

  6. Adorable box, flower and tag, Mary! What a great combination of product and color!

  7. Boris is my young rescue cat and he’s the definition of “curious!” Without doubt, he is the guilty party regarding the black flower. I just found my Melon Mambo ribbon unrolled about 30 minutes ago. He must have gotten it off the ribbon rack, knocked it to the floor and then began “play time!”

  8. Carol Carriveau

    Your flower is amazing, especially the center stamens!!! Also really like your tag…very clever and as you said great with a little treat or gift card tucked inside!

  9. I sure love reading your comments. Maria, I love the Count in Bermuda Bay!

  10. I absolutely love that flower, it looks so real, the texture is amazing, it’s the crowning glory to this fabulous box. The tag also is fantastic, heat embossing that cute Count really makes it pop.
    Love the color combination too, all of this colors work great together, thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

  11. Love the decorated box, Mary! And the flower is a total WOW! Bet your kitty did not need to give you much help!!

    (In case you notice, original comment had to be deleted… came up under Pals Paper Arts name… not sure why since prior comments on other blogs came up under my wordpress sign in… Oops, just figured it out!!)

  12. Darling box……Especially love the WOW FACTOR of the black flower. TOTALLY Spooky and Delightful at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

  13. You made me chuckle this morning. I can’t tell you how many projects my kitties have helped me with. And they always look so proud of themselves when I say “Did you do this?”
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. I will certainly be trying that flower technique! It is GORGEOUS!! What a cute way to decorate your box. The box punch board is a very handy tool, especially for this time of year.

  15. Super adorable!! Love, love, love the flower!!

  16. I love the flower! I will have to experiment with that!

  17. Lovely! We were on the same wavelength with the stamp set! That flower is fantastic!

  18. Good job! Love the color combo and the flower is divine.

  19. So cute!! I always enjoy seeing your cards and crafts. Thanks

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