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September Pals Blog Hop: Christmas Means More

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” We hope you enjoy it and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.


Create this card using the Christmas Means More Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty


Start with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base of Shaded Spruce card stock that is scored/folded at 3 1/2 and 9. 

Use the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the following die-cuts of Whisper White card stock: 

  • 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • 2 5/8 Square Stitched Shapes Die

Use the Paper Trimmer to cut the following pieces of card stock/designer series paper:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 2 7/8 Square
  • Shaded Spruce – 3 1/8 Square
  • ‘Tis the Season 6×6 Designer Series Paper – 3 1/4 x 4 and 1 3/4 x 4

Adhere the designer series paper to the outside flaps with Stampin’ Seal. 

Create this card using the Christmas Means More Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty (3)Adhere 1/2 of the Shaded Spruce Square to the designer series paper on the left-hand side with Stampin’ Seal. 

Cut a 14″ piece of Shaded Spruce 1″ Argyle Satin Ribbon.  Use Stampin’ Seal+ to adhere one end to the top of the Shaded Spruce square, wrap around the entire card, then adhere to the inside of the card as shown. 

Create this card using the Christmas Means More Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty (1)

Wrap the entire card with an 18″ piece of 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon.  

Thread two Cherry Cobbler Jingle Bells onto the ribbon and secure in place with a knot.  LOVE THIS!  The Jingle Bells ring when you open the card.  Perfect for this sentiment!

Adhere the large Whisper White stitched rectangle die to the inside of the card as shown with Stampin’ Seal. 

Use the Stamparatus to position and stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink onto the Whisper White Stitched Square die-cut. 

Adhere to the Cherry Cobbler square with Stampin’ Seal. 

Adhere to the Shaded Spruce square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Color the bells with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. 

POP OF PERSONALITY!  Brush on the Clear Wink of Stella to make the bells shimmer. 

Click to view the step by step tutorial

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

September Pals Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
  21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

16 thoughts on “September Pals Blog Hop: Christmas Means More”

    • ADD A LITTLE MAILING PROTECTION! Zip a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine tucked inside the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. Place inside the envelope, layered over the card to help protect the embellishments.
      USE A NON-MACHINABLE BUTTERFLY STAMP! The postage on this Butterfly Stamp covers both the 1-ounce First-Class Mail letter postage (the equivalent of a standard Forever Stamp) AND the non-machinable surcharge. Your handcrafted card (and all it’s pretty layers and embellishments) is hand-canceled rather than going through a machine.

  1. Mary, this is my favorite movie of all time. We watch it every year, therefore it was one of the first sets I bought from the Holiday catty. The card is perfection. Love the two layers of ribbon. Oh so yummy!

  2. Beautiful holiday card, Mary! And love the fun fold style! Thanks for being part of the hop this month!

  3. What a festive card Mary, great job! I love the ribbon tie closure and the bells. Great addition. Thanks for the hop.

  4. Oh , WOW all vary beautiful cards , great job ladies ♥️♥️♥️ All 27 of them ♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  5. This is beautiful, Mary!

    Thank you for hosting the hop – I had a lot of fun creating something to play along with you all this month!


  6. Very pretty card Mary! You definitely showcased that sentiment very well. I love how the DSP matches perfectly.

  7. I love this card! Such a great combination of products from so many different suites and occasions. So festive!


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