Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pals August Blog Hop

Glad you could join us for some holiday crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp.   I'm stop number 12 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in!  I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! projects featuring the new Holiday catalog!  Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.
Just call me the Bag Lady.  I had so much fun creating these holiday goodie bags using new products from the new Holiday Catalog and I can't wait to fill them for gift giving this holiday season.  These bags are just plain craft sacks that have been transformed using Stampin' Up Embossing Folders and embellishments from the new Holiday Catalog. 
The two brown bags were embossed using the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder on page 7 of the catalog.  Then, using The Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set, also on page 7, I stamped the oval interior frame and decorated with the holly leaves and bow, all images in this set.  The sentiment is also from this set.  The inks are Old Olive and  "in color" Raspberry Ripple.  The DSP is Be Of Good Cheer and the ribbon is Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots.

The White Bag is embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  I highlighted the embossed snowflakes using the snowflake image from my absolute favorite stamp set in the Holiday Catalog-Mixed Medley on page 39.  This hostess set is a "must have."   It has Christmas, Halloween, Valentine and General designs and it uses the New 1 1/4" inch Scallop Punch on page 7!  And this set includes the inner circle designs "for you" and "Merry Christmas" as well.  I just love this set!  The bag is tied with the new 3 1/2' Scalloped Tulle Ribbon on page 4 of the Holiday Catalog.  This is the Crunb Cake Color.
Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors, stop number 13 on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  2. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards.com
  3. Debbie Pierce at Stampin Sunshine
  4. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  5. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  6. Cathy King at chattycathycardcreations
  7. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  8. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog 
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts 
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  11. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  12. Diane Roberts at Scoreatfourandaquarter
  13. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  16. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  17. Naki Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  20. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikkis Creative Corner
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  25. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  26. Angie Blake at Angies Musings
  27. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  28. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  29. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  30. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee


  1. I'm so glad you tossed some 3-D into the hop mix. Love these embossed treat bags!

  2. Beautiful texturing. And, of course, I love that tulle!!

  3. So clever and the white with crumb cake...gorgeous!

  4. OH bag lady! How you have given me new ideas to try with my own bags! :) Thanks for sharing with a new visitor/follower

  5. What a great idea for packaging surprises!

  6. What a great idea for packaging fun surprises!

  7. I love this idea - embossing the gift bags. They are lovely!

  8. nice looking bags thanks.....

  9. What fun ideas for gift-giving! Thanks for sharing, Diane!

  10. Diane, love these cute embossed gift bags and the way you decorated them. Darling!!

  11. These are holiday perfection!! So creative and talented!!

  12. Love the idea and all the details, can't wait to try it for myself!

  13. Love the texture! When it comes to gift-giving, presentation makes a lot of difference--and these are gorgeous!

  14. Love the embossing on these bags...what a great idea!

  15. Love the embossed bags! I'm going to add these in as one of my projects at an upcoming Holiday class. TFS! From a fellow PAL.

  16. Mixed Medley is awesome! Such a great idea to emboss the bags!