BLOG HOP: Truly Grateful Pals October Hop

Welcome to the October Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating an early Halloween and Harvest season. This month we are sharing Halloween and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from stop #1, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy 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.

For the hop this month, I decided to show off the projects for my October class using the Truly Grateful stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  I’ve had this set since it first came out, it’s one of those sets that I was immediately drawn to. I think that’s because my stamping style tends to lean toward modern color combinations with some sort of natural element, and Truly Grateful lends itself beautifully to my style. “If the shoe fits…” Y’all know what I’m talking about? Sometimes you have a Cinderella moment with a stamp set, and it’s magical. That’s my excuse for why I’m currently having a love affair with the Four Feathers set with coordinating Framelits dies. Bright, colorful, earthy. Yum. When inspiration is combined with my recent self-discovery that I really, REALLY enjoy teaching certain things (mainly paper crafting & Bible study), you get projects like this!

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card by Becky Gifford. Details at

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card details by Becky Gifford. Details at

Tip! Experiment with the layering of punches and die cuts. The focal point on this card uses the Starburst Framelits die set and decorative label punch peeking out from behind. I stamped the chevron woodgrain image from Truly Grateful prior to cutting out with the Starburst die, then added some splatters in Crushed Curry (prior to layering) using another one of my go-to sets, Gorgeous Grunge.

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card by Becky Gifford. Details at

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card details by Becky Gifford. Details at

I made a leaf stencil from the Autumn Accents Bigz Die to add a fun fall element to this card. Some tips: Make the stencil out of a sturdy material like chipboard or even acetate. Paper curls as you spritz and if you’re going to put forth the effort to make a stencil, you might as well be able to use it again in the future! When you cut out the leaf shape using the die, it will cut out all of the other images on the die as well (this project made me REALLY appreciate Framelits dies!) so you’ll have to use scraps to cover up any additional holes plus add some extra width to prevent over spray. I think it was totally worth the effort to have a lovely leaf spritzed onto my card using a Cajun Craze ink refill and Stampin’ Spritzer.

I have more Truly Grateful inspiration waiting in the wings, so if you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, be sure to do that while you’re here!

Happy Stamping,

Shop Now Signature Becky Gifford The Social Stamper




The next stop is #3, Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.




  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  7. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  12. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  13. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  14. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Amy Whelan at Amys Inklings
  22. Jane Knudsen at
  23. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  26. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  27. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  28. September Gray at
  29. Sherrie Gross at Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sherrie
  30. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  31. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  32. Rae Harper-Burnet at
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16 Responses to BLOG HOP: Truly Grateful Pals October Hop

  1. […] forget about monthly Pals blog hops! Those are always a ton of fun and will be woven into my Sweet Start post schedule as well. There […]

  2. I especially love the Truly Grateful card – I have not seen the acorns stamped in black/gray tones and I love it. I’ll have to case this!

    • Thanks, Suzanne! Those little acorns are stamped in Early Espresso, I love the rich deep tones with the bright accents, too :) I’m so glad you like my work and I would love to see what you do when you CASE it! If you’re willing I’d love for you to post your version of it to my Social Stamper Facebook page so I can see it!

  3. LOVE those pops of color on your cards!

  4. Carol Carriveau says:

    your cards are wonderful – love CAS designs!

  5. Rae in Reno says:

    Love your cards Becky. My favorite is #1. Beautiful

  6. Dawn Tidd says:

    Love both of these cards. The colors on the first one are so nice together and I love those layered labels with the acorns!

  7. Sharon Walker says:

    Both cards are beautiful!

  8. Debbie says:

    Such a sweet card! I love the idea of making stencils! Definitely will be using that idea! Thanks!!

  9. Katy McGloin says:

    Worth waiting for, Becky! Off to pin….

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