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BLOG HOP: Holiday Home with the Pals September Hop

Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #4, Sue Becker at RnR Stamping 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.

One of my favorite things about stamping is gathering with friends to be creative. That’s the heart of what I do– after all, I am The Social Stamper! To facilitate these gatherings, I hold classes the third Saturday of each month in my local area. (If you’re anywhere near Goldsboro, NC I would love to see you at one of my events!) My upcoming class on September 20th will feature a variety of projects, all using the Holiday Home stamp set out of the new Holiday Catalog. Here is an exclusive Pals Hop look at my class projects!

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

See those spooky windows with the shadowy visitors? Simply stamp the house image on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock, then stamp the spooky images so they fit how you would like in the windows. Use Paper Snips to cut out the windows, then adhere to a second stamped house that you have cut out for your card front.

 

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

The autumn wreath is my favorite part of this fall-themed card. It’s not an image that’s included in the Holiday Home stamp set, but it’s easy to replicate by repeated stamping in a circle shape of the oak leaf image using Cajun Craze ink. I added some extra depth by filling in Crushed Curry colored leaves around the leafy circle.

 

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

I started this super-simple tag by punching out a 2-1/2″ Circle Punch shape in Whisper White card stock. Then I added a hole using a hole punch toward the top edge before stamping the image and greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink. You could make dozens of these very quickly since the Holiday Home set is photopolymer– you can see exactly where you’re stamping for precise image placement.

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

Want to jazz up the simple tag? Try out the “moonlighting” technique, something I learned from Dawn Olchefsky awhile back. TIP! Use a 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out a circle from the sticky part of a Post-It note. Use the sticky circle to mask off your project where you’d like the moon to be placed. Then, sponge Pool Party ink closest to the moon and Island Indigo ink moving toward the outer edge. You’ll end up with a glowing moonlit sky!

 

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

One of my favorite colors to use in stamping projects is gold. At least one project for my class had to have some golden shimmer! With the Metallic Gold Encore Pad it’s easier than ever to glam up your stamp images. It is a little “slippery” to stamp with sometimes, so be extra careful to use a steady hand.

 

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

September Pals Blog Hop-- Stampin' Up! Holiday Home project by Becky Gifford www.thesocialstamper.com

This scrapbook layout is versatile because it can display one 4×6 photo, plus there is space for 3 additional 2″x2″ photos or some journaling. Can I just say that I’m loving the new Decorative Masks?? What a great way to create a custom subtle (or bold!) background for your projects.

Is there anything you’re inspired to try out? If so, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you. Want to see more from The Social Stamper? Subscribe for a weekly digest of posts sent to your email.

Happy Stamping,

Shop Now Signature Becky Gifford The Social Stamper

 

 

 

The next stop is Susan Itell at Simple Stampin, #6 on theĀ Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting andĀ  I hope to see you next month.

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  1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
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15 Responses to BLOG HOP: Holiday Home with the Pals September Hop

  1. Jane Knudsen says:

    Hi Becky! Consider my mind boggled! So many amazing projects to look at! I think my fave would have to be the cute ghosts peeking thru the windows! Great job!!

  2. Susan Lankford says:

    Darling projects!

  3. Wow! Where do you find the time to make so many projects for one post? Amazing ;-) nice projects!

  4. Becky, yours cards are true works of art! I love them and wish I had that patience! I also really appreciate your wonderful instructions. Beautiful!!

  5. WOW! You have been so busy. I love all of our projects–something for everyone!

  6. Dawn Tidd says:

    Beautiful projects, Becky, and what a fun way to showcase Holiday Home!

  7. Wow, I just love the top two cards and how you offset the label framelit. I need to remember to do that sort of thing more often. I tend to center everything… Also love how you put the little cobweb and ghost in the windows – super cute!

    I just got my set delivered by the UPS man yesterday. Can’t wait to break it out and play with it now!

  8. Very cute card! Do I “need” that Holiday Home set and Framelits?

    • Yes. lol It wasn’t on my first holiday order either, but then I saw samples of how it covers so many holidays and even non-holiday things like ‘welcome to the neighborhood’, ‘just moved’, ‘congrats on the new house’…. possibilities are endless now… LOL

      • I SO agree, Lisa! It’s a definite “need” ;o) I haven’t been disappointed and it has become one of my go-to sets this season! Thanks to you both for stopping by my blog!

  9. Sue Becker says:

    Wow Becky, a home for all seasons. Your class will love these projects. Great tip on the “window spooks”.

  10. Katy McGloin says:

    Great projects, Becky!

  11. Love all your projects and tips!! So simple and fabulous!!

  12. Susan Itell says:

    Adorable! Not only is the card super cute…your directions and tips are great!

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