Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
My favorite holiday is … Fall. I know, it’s not “really” a holiday, but for me it is! I LOVE Fall. Here in San Diego County only a native can find Fall. We have quite a long late summer, most of our Fall days are really late summer days. It can be 80 or 90 degrees all the way through October. So when we do have a true Fall day here (coolish weather with a few leaves floating around), it’s a really big deal! It can be 69 degrees and we will all start up our fireplaces!!! It’s a holiday!
So today I made for you a true Fall card! I used a fun technique with Embossing Paste and have a little photo tutorial for you. The purple leaves on this card were made with Embossing Paste and then watercolored lightly with Fresh Fig ink using an Aqua Painter. Here’s how it’s done:
The stencil for the paste was created using a leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, but you can use any die or punch to create a stencil! It’s a fun technique!
Here’s a close up of a finished leaf. It almost looks sparkly or sugary, doesn’t it? After I made the leaves on the card, I splattered the card with the same Fresh Fig ink and Aqua Painter (tap against a bone folder). The sunflowers were fussy cut from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. This paper is so beautiful, seriously. It’s one of my all-time favorites 🙂
The sentiment used is from the Merry Cafe stamp set, and it expresses just how I feel! I also added a bit of Metallic Thread for bling! We have to have bling, right???
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017, for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. The next stop is my friend Su Mohr at Aromas and Art. Don’t forget to leave me a comment. I’d love to hear what you have to say about my Favorite Holiday. Bye the way, what’s your favorite holiday?
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18 yards of ribbon for only $20!
What is a ribbon share?
A ribbon share is an opportunity for you to get a little bit of the FABULOUS new Stampin’ Up! holiday ribbons without having to buy an entire spool! I cut the spools of ribbon into 2-yard lengths and you get 2 yards of each ribbon. This is a great way for you to have lots of ribbons on hand for your holiday crafting without having to make a big investment!
How does it work?
I’ve chosen ALL of the new ribbons in the Holiday Catalog and one ribbon in the Annual Catalog for your holiday ribbon share. You will receive 18 yards of ribbon for only $20, plus $5 shipping (see below). If you want to participate, email me with the words RIBBON SHARE in the subject line and I will send you an invoice via email. (Please watch your inbox for the invoice and also check your junk mail in case it goes in there!) To secure your place in the Ribbon Share, you must pay the invoice within 24 hours of receipt.
I will place my order for all ribbons on September 15th. Please allow until September 30 to receive your shares as I have to order the ribbons, sort, cut and mail all of the ribbons after I get them ?
Please see the Holiday Catalog for close up photos and further descriptions of each ribbon described below. You will receive 2 yards of each of the following ribbons:
- QUILTED CHRISTMAS 1/4″ RIBBON (on page 5 Holiday Catalog)
- 7/8″ BLACK AND WHITE RIBBON (on page 12 Holiday Catalog)
- JUTE TWINE (on page 13 Holiday Catalog)
- 1/8″ MINI TINSEL TRIM REAL RED (on page 21 Holiday Catalog)
- 1/8″ MINI TINSEL TRIM SILVER (on page 21 Holiday Catalog)
- REAL RED 1/8″ SOLID RIBBON (on page 29 Holiday Catalog)
- 5/’8″ BURLAP RIBBON (on page 49 Holiday Catalog and page 198 Annual Catalog)
- VINTAGE CROCHET TRIM (on page 53 Holiday Catalog)
- 1/4″ DOUBLE STITCHED RIBBON CHERRY COBBLER (on page 198 Annual Catalog)
These are all of the new ribbons offered by Stampin’ Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog, plus one from the Annual Catalog. I added the 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler because it’s adorable and Cherry Cobbler is such a beautiful holiday color! ?
Please remember when you email me with your share order, please put in the subject line the words RIBBON SHARE and make sure that I have a correct mailing address for you.
Shipping within the U.S.: $5.00
Pick up in Escondido, California: FREE