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Let’s Go to the Pals Blog Hop Jan 2015

Pals Blog Hop Jan 2015

Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact me to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Angie at Paper Luxuries. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always at a loss for masculine-style cards. I think I still probably am, at least for younger guys, but I was inspired to make the card below with older gentlemen in mind. I mean, who doesn’t love a good bow tie? And as I stated in my previous post, I just love the Bow Builder punch that was just released in the Spring Occasions catalog. So I perused my Pinterest boards and saw some cards using the Bigz Bow Builder and thought maybe I would try my hand at one with the new punch. It was actually easier to make than I thought, and very simple in its design.

I love the Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper Pack from the Annual Catalog – mostly because I love the accents of Bermuda Bay that run through it. And the flip side of the paper made a cool collar! I grabbed another sheet from the pack to make the bow.


The shirt is simply a piece of card stock cut 5.5″ x 8.5″ and scored at 2 1/8″ on both sides of the long sides of the paper. The edges will meet at the front and simply fold the inner corners to the outside to make the collar. I used adhesive on the bottom inside of the card only, so I could put in an insert. Adding the bow tie further secures the shirt closed.


I cut a piece of Bermuda Bay at 4″x5″ and a piece of Whisper White at 3¾”x 4¾” to mount on top of the insert. And I love this new stamp set – Simply Wonderful – which you can get yourself for FREE during Sale-a-Bration – it’s very versatile and has some fun phrases! (The supplies I used are listed at the very end of this post).

So what are you waiting for? You can get FREE stuff – who doesn’t like that? And there are so many ways to earn those delicious new products – AND you don’t have to go to the mall, leave the house, or even get dressed to get them (but you might want to have at least some clothes on, in case you forget you have a web camera and somebody left it on…not that I have any personal experience with that, I’m just sayin’)!!  😉

The next stop on the Pals Blog Hop is Lynn at Stampin with Avery’s Owelry! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

Here is the full lineup for the Pals Blog Hop Jan 2015:

  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore    Yes, you made it! Here you are, almost done!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

Here are the products I used to make my card:

  • What a great idea…and from my perspective you did a fabulous job…love the DSP for the shirt and really for the bow tie!!!

  • Clever, clever, clever! Love this use of the punch. Now I’m REALLY going to have to put it on my list!