Make Your Holiday Wishlist with Winter Wishes Pals Blog Hop

Pals BadgeWelcome to the last Pals Blog Hop of 2014. This month we want to help you start your holiday wish list by sharing projects featuring our favorite Stampin’ Up! papers, stamps, tools and accessories. Get your wish list ready as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Doggone Delightful Stampin’ 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 can see all of the projects.


Three items that I’m obsessed with at the moment are Stampin’ Up!’s Envelope Punch Board, our Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and our Designer Series Papers. I’ve been using the Envelope Punch Board and the Brights Color Collections DSP Stacks to make mini envelopes to use with my 3 x 3 gift cards. Today’s listed steps and video tutorial are how to make the giftcard and envelope.

Come back Friday for a tutorial on how I made the paper tote (pictured on the right) with our Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. box

Steps for Making the Gift Card:
I bet you forgot that For the Birds has a Christmas greeting. I did! Stamp the image slightly to the left on the card front to make room for the circle punches later.

After removing static and fingerprints with the Embossing Buddy, stamp the Endless Wishes snowflakes with Versamark and heat emboss with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder. I LOVE the glitter in this powder!

Stamp the bird image again with Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and color the bird with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers.  Punch the image with our 1-3/8″ circle punch and glue it to a 1-1/4″ circle of Cherry Cobbler.

Glue the circle to the card base lining up the “y”s of “merry”.

Envelope Punch Board:
This gem of a tool is surprisingly EASY to use.  All of the dimensions and instructions are provided on the board itself. Possible card dimensions are listed in the column on the far left. The second column indicates what the DSP dimensions need to be. In this case my 3″ x 3″ card needs 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ DSP. The third column indicates where to start, or the “score line” on the punch board. Here it indicated 2-5/8″. punch board

Line the paper up to the 2-5/8″ score line mark at the top. Punch. Using the attached bone folder, score along the score line on the board.

Turn the paper 90 degrees and line up the “tail” on the punch ( marked “score guide”) along the score you created in the previous step. Punch and score.

Turn your paper 90 degrees again. BECAUSE THIS IS A SQUARE ENVELOPE, you no longer need to be concerned with the 2-5/8″ score line at the top. Simply line up the “tail” on the punch along the score you created in the previous step. Punch and score. Repeat for the last side.

The back of the punch has a corner rounder so round each corner of your DSP.

Fold along your score lines and glue three flaps down to create your envelope.

It really is that easy!  So tell Santa that you want Stampin’ Up!’s Envelope Punch Board.  And after you come back Friday, I bet you’ll add a Scalloped Gift Tag Topper to your wish list too! 🙂

EDIT: The video tutorial is, for some reason, distorting the image to make it look like I’m using a rectangular piece of DSP to make the envelope.  But I assure you, it is in fact 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. And, the tutorial on the paper tote will be Friday not tomorrow as indicated in the video.



The next stop is Stamp with Brian on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you in 2015.


  1. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  2. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  3. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  4. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  7. September Gray at
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  11. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  15. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  16. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  20. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  23. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  24. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  25. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  28. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  29. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  30. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  31. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  32. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  33. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  34. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  35. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  36. Angie Valle-Peters at PaperLuxuries
  37. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  38. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  39. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomWithBecky



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