So Thankful

So Thankful Pals Blog Hop, Thanksgiving treeWelcome to the Pals November Blog Hop; we’re So Thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving and “Thank You” products.  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or you may have come from the previous blog on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup shown below will help you move along from blog to blog so you can enjoy each and every beautiful project.

So Thankful Pals Blog Hop, Thanksgiving treeI am So Thankful to have plenty of current and retired Stampin’ Up! supplies to use with my holiday decorating.  Do you recognize the basic supply item that I started with to make this Thanksgiving tree?  It is the Season to Season Wreath Project Kit shown on page 6 of this year’s Holiday catalog.  Last week when deciding which project I wanted to provide during our So Thankful blog hop, I saw the styrofoam tree form remnant from a prior Christmas Open House party.  It seemed so sad all non-decorated and forgotten.  I had an extra wreath kit and the idea was born.

The leaflets were curled and applied to a styrofoam tree form using the same method as with the wreath.  I started at the bottom allowing the petals to curl up, each row above the prior row.  A bow was fashioned from the burlap ribbon provided in the kit, and adhered to the top using a T-pin.  Then the fun began…  The decorations are both current and retired Stampin’ Up! products.  These are too numerous to list, so please let me know if you have any questions about the products.

So Thankful Pals Blog Hop, Thanksgiving treeI also have a Double Diamond Fold card to share with you.  This is not the same unique fold as shown in Splitcoaststampers.  This unique fold was CASE’d from Belinda Neil’s blog post. Belinda provides a paper template as well as a tutorial for making the card.  It was a new stamping friend that provided the link to this card (thanks very much, Lola!).

Instead of stamping on the Tip Top Taupe card base, I decided to use the Woodland textured impressions embossing folder.  The images came from the stamp sets Lighthearted Leaves, Happy Scenes, A Little Something and Gorgeous Grunge.  Each of the images were inked up with VersaMark and gold embossed, then colored using the vintage Blendabilities alcohol pens.

Additional close up pictures…


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!  Have fun stamping…  Katy

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping                         *** You are here in the hop***
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  5. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  19. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  24. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs

18 thoughts on “So Thankful

  1. Debbie Mageed

    KATY! You have retained your 3D Queen title yet again! OMG this is stunning! What a fantastic alternative project for the wreath kit. I really just want to see it in person and turn it to see every incredible detail. Then, you top it off with such a creative fun fold card that I will work up the courage to try soon. Love it! Wonderful holiday decor! Off to PIN!

  2. Susan Itell

    AMAZING….what an inspiration you are! This is a fabulous work of art….thanks for the inspiration and huge smile that is on my face! LOVE IT!

  3. Jane Knudsen

    Katy! You have outdone yourself! The tree was plenty, then you throw in the double diamond fold card and my brain seized up. I cannot handle more than 1 fold! Just ask my card club! I am in awe of what you have created. I am going to lay down now – I am exhausted at the mere idea of making either of these!

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