September Pals Blog Hop: The Holidays are Here Again!!


Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from the very talented (and a difficult “act” to follow, LOL) Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper, number 8 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 see all of the amazing creations.

Partridge & Pears

Ever since I received a vintage Christmas post card within a frame as a home decor gift from a very close friend, I have loved the idea of providing home decor gifts as such!  This stamp set, Partridge & Pear, is perfect for this.  Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  The frame is part of the April 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit for which refills are available if you are a current subscriber to My Paper Pumpkin.

After stamping the image in VersaMark on Very Vanilla cardstock and embossing with Gold emboss powder, I used blendabilities to color my image.  My coloring is not very artistic (although I do like the pears) and I point that out because I feel anyone can duplicate my images. Daffodil Delight is the basis for the pears, Old Olive for the leaves, Cherry Cobbler for the berries/fruits, Crumb Cake for the tree/limbs and Night of Navy/Smoky Slate for the partridge.  I used the same colors (substituting Real Red and adding gold foil for additional brightness) for matting the print and setting the sentiment and banner.  Additional holiday products that might not be so noticeable include the Gold Basic Metal buttons (pg 41) and the Autumn Wooden Elements (pg 46).  These were used to establish the banner.  Have you ever tried to put the thicker bakers twine into the button holes?  Interesting at best!  The leaf wooden element was colored with the light Crumb Cake blendability pen.  However, my favorite tip for this project involves the leaves on the banner!  I took the Old Olive blendability pens and scribbled on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, used the petite petals punch to cut out various colors and then fussy cut to make little leaves… so very cute and sweet!!!

Additional pictures…

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Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this project!  I will be happy to share additional details with you!

The next stop is Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti, number 10 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

Have fun stamping,


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  1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping                             <……..  You are here
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Shannon Jaramillo at
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  29. September Gray at
  30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
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24 thoughts on “September Pals Blog Hop: The Holidays are Here Again!!

  1. Debbie

    I absolutely love your framed artwork. It is so pretty that it would be difficult to put away after the holidays! Would you have to put it away? I don’t think so! Gorgeous, Katy!!

  2. Shannon Hokanson

    This is gorgeous Kathy! I disagree about your coloring being artistic. Your color choices are inspired. I especially like the pear trim.

  3. Amy Gehman

    Katy, this is gorgeous! I love how you framed the project with the little pears across the top corner. Embossing and coloring just makes this little tree so inviting..I just love it! Have a great day!

  4. Lynn Gauthier

    Love your framed art! The pear banner is adorable and your partridge is gorgeous! Love, love, love the coloring!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Dawn Tidd

    Amazing, Katy! I love this gold embossing to start this image out and your coloring is awesome. The pear banner is adorable…there’s nothing not to love about this! 🙂

  6. Kelly DeTommaso

    Katy, great use of the PP frame! I still haven’t used mine and am waiting for the perfect occasion. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Terri Orr

    Wow. This is truly gorgeous. Your coloring is great, and this looks so very striking with the gold embossing. This is definitely a work of art!

  8. Denise

    Oh, Katy! Super gorgeous. I think you just took care of the delimma of what to do for my friends at the office Christmas gifts. Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration!

  9. Carol Carriveau

    Love that you gold embossed this stamp and then framed it all in the wonderful white frame…love the individual pears and leaves at the upper corner….wonderful home decorating gift!

  10. Jane Knudsen

    This is beautiful! I love what you did with this stamp. I was slow to want this stamp but I kept looking at it in the catalog. And when I see what you did with this – I am gobsmacked (and I am not even British :)!) And super happy that I own it! Wow!

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