My Happiest Season for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My Happiest Season for the Pals Blog Hop

Well, in case you haven’t guessed it from the card, fall is my favorite season. I love the cool, crisp air and the colors turning on the leaves. And, I think the best part of the season is all the pumpkin-spiced goodies!

Speaking of pumpkins, have you seen the new Pretty Pumpkins stamp bundle in the new catalog? It is on page 48 and the star of this card. It is perfect for any fall occasion.

Pretty Pumpkins bundle

Now, on to the card.

To make the card

  • Begin with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Bumblebee cardstock, score and fold at 4 1/4″ to form your card base.
  • Cut a 3″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Harvest Meadow designer series paper (DSP) and adhere to a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of soft Suede cardstock.
  • Attach the Soft Suede cardstock layer to the middle of the card base using Stampin’ SEAL.
  • Stamp your sentiment on a 1 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Basic white cardstock using Soft Suede ink.
  • Using your Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, punch the ends of both the sentiment and a 1 1/8″ x 3″ piece of Soft Suede cardstock. 
  • Cut the Soft Suede tag in two with your Paper Snips and attach each piece to the end of the sentiment label, slightly underneath with Stampin’ SEAL.          

Time to color

  • Stamp your pumpkins and the two leaves on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Memento black ink.
  • Color the pumpkins and leaves with the following Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Soft Suede. (Hint – to get the varied shades of orange and yellow in your pumpkins you must blend So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie together. The way that I have done that is as follows: color the tops of the pumpkins with Dark So Saffron and color the middle of the pumpkins with Light Pumpkin Pie. Next, color over the area where the yellow and orange meet with your Dark So Saffron Blends pen, just enough to get rid of the harsh line. Once that is complete, color the bottom half of the pumpkins with Dark Pumpkin Pie. Once again, you want to remove the hard line between the light and dark orange, so color over the line with Light Pumpkin Pie to blend them together.)                
  • Crop the pumpkins and leaves out with the Detailed Pumpkin dies using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.
  • Adhere the larger leaf to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals, overlapping the sentiment slightly.
  • Using more Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the pumpkin to the lower left corner and the smaller leaf to the lower right corner.
  • Attach three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels as shown.
My Happiest Season for the Pals Blog Hop

A complete PDF tutorial can be found by clicking on the button below.

Before you go

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 September 8th. Our theme will be “Focus on the Sentiment” when our Design Team creates a project showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

I would love to hear from you. Please let me know what you think of My Happiest Season card for the Pals Blog Hop.

30 thoughts on “My Happiest Season for the Pals Blog Hop”

  1. Beautiful card, Melissa! I really love this bundle and hope my order arrives soon to play with it. Your coloring on the pumpkins is great and love that you showed it step by step. Thank you for joining the hop this month!

    • You are so welcome Cathy! I am glad that you are going to make this one and I hope that the coloring directions help.:-)


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