Paper Weaving Technique – July Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July.

This month we are excited to show off the new 2015 – 2017 Stampin’ Up! In Colors, namely, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. The In Color products include card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and other embellishments.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from  Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat, number 6 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off at any time, the full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

What do you do when you can’t decide which of the new In-Colors to feature?  Use them all of course!  Image result for emoticons

A friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator recently introduced me to the fine art of Paper Weaving!  I embossed the 3/4″ wide strips before weaving to give them texture.

July Blog Hop

Stamp Set – Awesomely Artistic
Ink – Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush
Cardstock – Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories – Decorative Dots and Boho Chic Embossing Folders, Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Heat and Stick Powder, Versamark, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Stamping Tips:  The watermarks were stamped off once to get the lighter shade of Tip Top Taupe.  I stamped the dragonfly in Mint Macaron and used a sponge dauber to add some Cucumber Crush highlights.

Check out the glitter on the dragonfly wings.  Heat and Stick Powder ensures that glitter will not come off.

July Blog Hop Envelope

To secure the glitter to the dragonfly:

1) Cover  with Versamark
2) Sprinkle with Heat and Stick Powder
3) Heat with Heat Tool
4) Sprinkle with Glitter
5) Heat with Heat Tool to Set Glitter

 Nothing beats our Paper Snips for a little fussy cutting of the dragonfly.  The dragonfly was adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The next stop is Brian King at Stamp with Brian, number 8 on the Pals Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Happy Stamping!

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  4. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  5. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  8. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  15. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  19. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  23. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  24. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  25. Kimberly Sparks at Stampin’ Daisy
  26. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  27. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  28. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
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To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Tollhouse Party Mix in a Wine Glass! (recipe included)

Stamping is not just for making cards!  I needed a quick tag to put on gift and here is what I came up with.  The new Thick Whisper White Cardstock was perfect for the base of the tag; made it nice and sturdy.

Tag for wine glass

Stampin’ Up! has great packaging products in the catalog.  I used a Gusseted Cellophane Bag (yes, Stampin’ Up! actually has these), filled it with Tollhouse Party Mix (recipe below) and put it in the wine glass as a quick gift for my neighbor.  My husband contributed a bottle of his homemade wine!

Tag and Wine Glass


Stamp Set – stamps included in May 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit – “Birthday Bundle”, Banner Banter
Ink – Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Accessories – Chalk Talk Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Brights Candy Dots, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive, Gusseted Cellophane Bags, retired Real Red, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight Ribbons

Stamps in Birthday Bundle Paper Pumpkin

Tollhouse Party Mix**

2 cups corn cereal
2 cups pretzels
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
20 caramels chopped (6-8 pieces per caramel)
1 bag white chocolate chips

Microwave until melted and pour over dry ingredients.  Spread on greased 9 X 13 pan to cool.  Break into pieces.
**I used 4 cups corn cereal, 4 cups pretzels, and 2 cups peanuts for 1 bag of white chocolate chips

Snack mix close up


Close up view of snack mix in the birthday wine glass (purchased at The Dollar Store).

Did you take time to really look at the stamp set which I used? It came in my May Paper Pumpkin Kit.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

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

Have a snappy day! from “You’re Sublime” – PPA 258


Stamp Set – You’re Sublime, Tin of Cards Stamp Set (sentiment on inside of card)
Ink – Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder
Cardstock – Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Accessories –  Happy Patterns Decorative Mask, Sponge Dauber, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

PPA258 Inside

(inside of card)

What do you think of the bright fun colors from this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge?  I think they are the perfect combination for a little boy’s birthday card.  I’ve been wanting to use one of the masks from the new Happy Patterns Decorative Mask set.  And it was just what I needed to create the colored background on the lower half of the card – easy, peasy with ink and sponge daubers!

Thanks for stopping by.  If I’ve inspired you and you need stamping supplies, please visit my website.  I send a free gift to everyone who places an on-line order.

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