September 2020 PALS Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Let’s take a look at my project and how it was created.

Stampin Up PALS Blog Hop Sept 2020 Guilded Sutumn DSP Arrange a Wreath Dies Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) is the backdrop for the project which is glued to a standard A2 Thick Whisper White card base. Using the Stitched Rectangle Dies cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and mount to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then using the Wreath Builder Dies cut three wreaths in Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, and Gilded Autumn DSP and glue them to the rectangle offsetting them slightly. Add the glue to the thin continuous “branch” the leaves branch off of, then fluff up the leaves for dimension. 

Stampin Up PALS Blog Hop Guilded Sutumn DSP Arrange a Wreath Dies Birthday Cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Now it is time to focus on creating the sentiment. The Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set has big sentiments perfect to create a focal point for your card or project. The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum using Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then die cut with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I LOVE these dies.

The sentiment was adhered to the  wreath using Mini Glue Dots. Roll them and hide under the embossed sentiment.

Then a piece of gold metallic trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack was tied in a bow. A retired copper acorn embellishment was tied to the bow and then added to the wreath with a mini glue dot. A few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots were added to the wreath as a finishing touch. 

Stampin Up PALS Blog Hop Guilded Sutumn DSP Arrange a Wreath Dies Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

A peek inside the card…

I love to carry design elements from the outside of the card to the inside. Here I simply die cut another wreath and cut it to drape layers across the top. It really adds a festive feel to the card.

Stampin Up PALS Blog Hop Guilded Sutumn DSP Arrange a Wreath Dies Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The Gilded Autumn DSP mixes metallics and is so on trend. The copper and gold work beautifully together.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.


Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
  21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery


  1. Hi Michelle, I love the vellum banner with the best sentiment!! We all need a “Special Day”. Copper is my favorite metal accent.
    Have a blessed day.

  2. Oh My! The entire card is gorgeous. But the sentiment on the vellum is the crown! Gorgeous card.

  3. Perfect layers and love your inside panel details.

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  5. Beautiful card. This is one of my favorite sentiments. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. We love this wreath, Michelle! Wonderful use of vellum!

  13. Love the colors you choose for this card. Like the sentiment on the vellum. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you Melinda. The DSP was the color palette inspiration. And the vellum was to ensure I didn’t cover the wreath! Funny how creativity evolves. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Beautiful card!!

  17. What a great fall wreath Michelle. I have this set but have been so busy doing Christmas cards, I haven’t played with it much. You’ve inspired me to get busy using it. Thanks for participating in the hop, I really enjoyed it.

  18. Oh my goodness – every detail is complete perfection! Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Beautiful card! Your color palette is gorgeous!!

  20. Beautiful card, Michelle! Love that sentiment and stamp set as well as your great wreath! Thanks for being part of the hop this month!

  21. Michelle, you have such an eye for color and special touches! I love how you cut the wreath with DSP and the vellum and copper take this card to new heights! So happy your are joining the hop! Love your creations!

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  24. So beautiful and classy Michelle. So glad you’re back hopping again.

  25. Beautiful! Gorgeous! Stunning! Can I think of any more adjectives to describe how I feel about your card? Perfection!

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