Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pals December Blog Hop - Winter Wishes

Welcome to the start of the final Pals Blog Hop of 2013. This month we are showcasing projects that should be on every crafter's wish list. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from  Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds, #7  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 may view all of the amazing creations.

What I think should be on every crafter's wish list begins with the letter E (no, not "Everything" although, if i won the lottery I would probably buy everything in the catalog!).  Embossing Folders, Embossing Powder and Embellishments should be on the wish list.

Embossing folders give your project the added interest that catches the eye.  Embossing powder gives the project a very professional look, and Embellishments add the finishing touch.

Here is an example of a simple card that demonstrates the use of the three Es.

First, the Embossing Folder, Northern Flurry:  I embossed a piece of Vellum Card Stock.  After embossing I used a sponge dauber to apply a small touch of Marina Mist ink to the center of the snowflakes on the back of the embossed vellum.

Next, the sentiment, from Greetings of the Season,  is stamped with Maria Mist ink and then Heat Embossed with clear embossing powder. I don't have all the embossing powder colors, so I use the clear very often.

Then the Embellishments: I used three different sized pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels and added White Organza Ribbon.

 The card stock under the vellum is Marina Mist.

So, make that wish list and get it to Santa!  Happy Stamping.

The next stop is Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo, #9 on the Pals Blog Hop!
Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next year!

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  1. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  2. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  5. Sue Becker at R n R Stamping
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  7. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  8. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter   .............YOU ARE HERE
  9. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  10. Kelly DeTommaso at Kellys Creative Corner
  11. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life
  12. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  13. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  15. martie pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  16. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys Sol Little Time
  17. Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine
  18. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  19. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  20. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuf
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  23. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts


  1. Very pretty, love the embossing.

  2. Beautiful showcase of the embossing folder. Love the colors.

  3. Just beautiful!! Love the vellum and marina mist combination!!

  4. Love the saying as I find the card "Peace"ful - and serene. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

  5. Spectacular Diane! So soft and beautiful!

  6. Such a sweet card, Diane! It looks so pretty with the embossed vellum and the ink on the back. I'll have to try that technique!

  7. Beautiful....love plain and simple style....