September Pals Halloween and Harvest Blog Hop



Welcome to the Pals September Blog Hop. This month our theme is Halloween and Harvest. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or you may have come from Susan Itell at Simple Stampin ,#20 on the Pals hop. If you lose your way as you hop along, the full lineup at the end of this post will help you get back on track so you can be sure to see all of the amazing projects the Pals have in store for you.

If you’re familiar with my blog, you know that I often boast about our Designer Series Papers. And even last weekend at our Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day event, I was asked where I often find my creative inspiration and my answer was our DSPs.

6a00e54ef32691883401b7c6d97f52970b-400wiWith this project, I used Motley Monsters. It may look familiar as I used it in a previous post. After framing the DSP in black cardstock and another sheet of DSP and  creating the banner for the greeting, I knew my card needed something. And so the fun of the “process” began …

Texture and Dimension – –
I embossed the Sahara Sand base cardstock with the Decorative Dots textured embossing folder. The raised dots added the texture the card needed but the dimension was still flat. Ribbon is often my go-to, so I added the Hello Honey Satin Stitched Ribbon. The color looked good but the ribbon by itself wasn’t substantial enough. So I added the Whisper White Organza ribbon. The white elements were too bright so I added “dirt” with retired stamp set Itty Bitty Backgrounds (similar to the ink spots in the Frightful Wreath stamp set in the Holiday Catalog). It was at that point that I finally had my “Ahhh….” moment.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Next up is Jane Knudsen at See Jane Stamp, #22 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










22 thoughts on “September Pals Halloween and Harvest Blog Hop

  1. Admittedly it took me a bit to figure out your last bit of dirtying up the card….but agree that taking away all of the bright white really worked. The ribbon colors are wonderful – anxiously awaiting for this DSP to arrive, hopefully tomorrow!!! I am also a fan of our DSPs…they are most always wonderful and create hard choices if you are limited in $$$!


    • Paper shares are the way to go when you want a sampling of all of them.
      I find that even the DSPs that don’t appeal to me at first end up being so much fun to work with. I think my favorite DSPs from our Holiday catalog are All is Calm (YU-MMY!!!)and Trim the Tree. I hope you receive yours tomorrow!!!


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