August Pals Blog Hop – Holiday Mini


Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it's only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month's blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories! 

You should have just left stop number 24 on the Pals Hop – Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

I enjoy sending our oldest son goodies while he is away at school.  I have found  empty coffee canisters work perfect.  I decorate the canister and fill it with homemade cookies.  He will be heading back soon so I thought I would create a new canister for the Fall using the Truly Grateful Stamp Set and the Sweater Weather Desiger Series Paper.  


I used the Deco Framelits for the decorative labels on the front and the Circle Framelits to get the perfect circle for the top.  A little Chocolate Chip chevron ribbon added the finishing touch.  Won't that be fun to send and receive?  

I also made a card that can accompany the goodies using the same Sweater Weather DSP and Truly Grateful Stamp set.


The A2 card base is Brown Sugar card stock.  I layered Sweater Weather DSP on Early Espresso and then created the banner layering Burlap ribbon, Early Espresso card stock and the Modern Label punch in Very Vanilla.  A couple of Tangerine Tango candy dots add a splash of color.  The decorative element is a rosette scored at 1/4" increments and topped with the stump stamp in early espresso and the acorn stamped in brown sugar from the Truly Grateful stamp set. 

Here they are together:


The next stop is Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works, stop number 26 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Michelle at Stampin Mojo

Should you get off track here is a full list of the blogs to enjoy this month:

  1. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  11. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  12. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  20. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  21. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery's Owlery
  29. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  30. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit



  1. A beautiful pair – I know your son will appreciate them and will know that you put a lot into the homemade goodies AND the canister in which they are delivered.

  2. Beautiful fall colors! Great way to present homemade goodies!

  3. a really great fall set.
    hugs, m

  4. This is a great gift idea and love the chevron ribbon! Too darn cute!

  5. Beautiful ensemble. Your attention to detail is fantastic.

  6. Great idea and adorable project! My son will be leaving soon as well and I just saved an oatmeal container, which would also work for this! Thanks!

  7. Great idea, Michelle. I love the card with the rosette and frayed burlap, perfect pair!

  8. SUPER cute projects!! Thanks for sharing Michelle!

  9. What a wonderful gift ensemble! I love all the details 🙂 And it’s good to see you in the blogging world and the hop. Congrats on all your hard work 🙂 hugs!

  10. What fabulous gift ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I feel the mojo! Great project Michelle.

  12. Your projects are wonderful and know that your son loves getting the goodies from home…! Guessing if he has a girlfriend, that she is excited about the packaging….. Great job!

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