August 14, 2012



Glad you could join us for some holiday crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from BRIAN KING'S BLOG, I'm stop number 19 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! projects featuring the new Holiday Catalog! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

The card I made for the blog hop features the stamp set,  'Perfectly Preserved'.  This set is so versatile and fun to use.  I thought the "Orchard Harvest" designer series paper (DSP) went well with this set.  I layered the card to get some depth and detail.  I just tore the edges of the paper to get the jagged edge look.
I used some of the new in-color ink to coordinate with the DSP  when I stamped the jars and apples.  Bakers twine was used to top off the jar on the right.

Here is a close up look at the jars!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Mikki Sarkisyan stop number 20 on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  • 1.  Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  • 2.  Shannon Jaramillo at
  • 3.  Debbie Pierce at Stampin Sunshine
  • 4.  Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  • 5.  Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  • 6.  Cathy King at chattycathycardcreations
  • 7.  Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  • 8.  Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  • 9.  Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  • 10. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  • 11. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  • 12. Diane Roberts at Scoreatfourandaquarter
  • 13. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  • 14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  • 15. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  • 16. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  • 17. Naki Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  • 18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • 19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff (THIS IS ME!)
  • 20. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikkis Creative Corner
  • 21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  • 22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  • 23. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  • 24. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  • 25. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  • 26. Angie Blake at Angies Musings
  • 27. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  • 28. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  • 29. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  • 30. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee


    1. what a perfect way to show off the Perfectly Preserved bundle. simple and sweet!

    2. sweet sweet! Thanks for hopping...I am a hobby demo too...

    3. The jars look so inviting filled with apples. And the dsp is a perfect complement.

    4. Good job. I haven't purchased this set, well, yet!! Thanks for the nice idea.

    5. Oh...goodie a jar set! You can do so much with them! Thank you for sharing your idea on this fun hop with a new visitor/follower

    6. This is handmade perfection-it looks just like a card you would give with homemade jam!!

    7. Open and Closed. Cool. I have this set but haven't opened it yet- you make me want to do it soon. Thanks!

    8. Very cute card! Thank you for sharing.

    9. Kim, what a terrific card!!Love how one jar is closed while the other jar has twine. How cute and enjoy the color combination!!

    10. I recently got this wonderful bundled set and have been looking for different and fun ways to use it...thank you for sharing your creativity!


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