Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it’s only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month’s blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories!

You should have just left stop number 21 on the Pals Hop – Brian King at Stamp With Brian. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.


As you probably all know, if you flipped through our Holiday Catalog already, this is one of the AMAZING kits that are available now. Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit (#133463) is designed to help your important holiday dinner settings so easy peasy. But, just maybe, you might be looking for ways to use the leftover kit contents. So, this is what I created!




– I used one of the patterned and textured paper that comes in the kit – the original use is to wrap the candles around but this will make a great card background as well!

– The textured paper adds great interests and dimensions to the card without much hassle. The wood-grain feel also makes a perfect fall thank you card!


– I also got to play with a new stamp set called Harvest of Thanks (W#131736 C#131739) and used it with the Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127003). I stamped the wonderful image in Chocolate Chip Ink Pad to add more of a fall-feeling.

– Another reason I love Stampin’ Up! products is that you can mix and match new and current catalog products. Along with the stamp set I mentioned above, I used the Wonderfall Stamp Set (W#131949 C#128087) and the Autumn Accents Bigz Die (#127812). Don’t you think this is the perfect companion??

Crushed Curry Ink Pad was used for the big leaf on the back, and I used Smoky Slate Cardstock for the small leaf. I simply crunched up the cut out piece and added a bit of Smoky Slate Ink Pad to add dimensions.

Let’s Chat!! – What is your favorite products from the Holiday Catalog? Leave comments below. Would love to hear your picks!

The next stop is Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp, stop number 23 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

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  1. Wow! I have wanting to use that DSP but was scared to ruin it! I have to use it now! Great card and wonderful inspiration!

  2. the birch background brought back memories of my dad…he had such a green thumb and he loved birch trees. I love it when I come across a technique on a card that I have not seen before…

  3. I always look for ways to use my leftovers too!!! I have to say my favorite item in the holiday catalog is the holiday paper. My Christmas cards are going to be awesome this year!

  4. I am with the others who cannot pick just one favorite item from the catalog….I can honestly say that I have two – sort of – the new foil paper….have it but have not yet used it….not ready to make Holiday cards yet…. If I pick it up to look again, am sure I can find several more best likes! But we are here to talk about your card….fabulous! I don’t yet have this kit, but will for sure save some of the wonderful Birch Bark paper for at least one card. Thank you for sharing your creativity!