“Going Global” Valentine for the Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.


I decided to make Valentine’s Day the focus of my project and used the Going Global stamp set to make a card for my husband.   The luscious Perfectly Artistic  DSP is one of the FREE items you can choose from the Sale-a-bration Catalog when you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! products.

I love how the blue swirls of this design looks like water.  After embossing the DSP with the World Traveler Embossing Folder, I dragged my Smoky Slate Ink Pad across the paper to add definition.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop

Stamp Set – Going Global, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock – Basic Gray, Silver Foil, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Ink – Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise,
Accessories – World Traveler Embossing Folder, Deco Label Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Owl Builder Punch (small heart), Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Below are some photos showing different steps of my card.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Basic Gray

Corners of my 2 X 2-12/” cardstock were punched with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.


Sentiment stamped and cut out with Deco Label Framelit is on top of the Basic Gray mat.

If you are like me, you don’t use Foil paper as a full mat – it’s just too pretty to hide.  I’ve been ‘hoarding’ my foil paper for just that reason.  See my solution below.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Silver Foil Frame

I cut out the inside of my Silver Foil mat using my Stampin’ Trimmer. That gave me a 3-1/4″ X 4-14″ piece of foil to use on another project.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Inside

Inside view of my card.


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Happy Stamping!

Blog Hop Line-up:


  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Michelle Gleeson at www.StampinMojo.com
  9. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  11. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  12. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  15. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  16. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  21. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  26. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards

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Bear Hugs Gone Pink!

Bear Hug Pink ValentineStamp Set – Bear Hugs
Cardstock – Blushing Bride, Real Red, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink – Real Red
Accessories – Fringe Scissors, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Project Life Corner Punch, Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive

I decided to add a “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  Here’s is how it turned out.

Bear Hugs Pink Valentine's Day

I’ve been having fun with the Bear Hugs stamp set….lots of options….makes cards suitable for men, women, and children.  It’s such a versatile stamp set, I encourage you to add it to your collection!  You’ll be glad you did.  🙂

Happy Stamping!




To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Ready to Party!

Bear Hugs Bithday

Stamp Set – Bear Hugs, Endless Birthday Wishes
Cardstock – Pacific Point, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink – Archival Basic Black, Pacific Point, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Accessories – Aquapainter,  Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, 3/4″ and 1″ Circle Punches, 1/8″ Silver Mini Brads, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Stamping Tips:

  • Aquapainter and Sahara Sand Ink were used to color in the bear
  • Paper-Snips used to fussy cut the hat and tie (or you can use the coordinating Bear Hugs Framelits Dies)
  • Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker used to give definition to facial features

Thanks for stopping by.  Purchase your stamping supplies here – all on-line customers receive a gift from me.  Please use the host code XACFAAAV for online orders less than $150.00.

Happy Stamping!


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds