October 11, 2011

Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Thank You cards and Thanksgiving inspired projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner, I'm stop number 5 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 Thank you and Thanksgiving inspired paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! 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!

Today I'm sharing a set of Thank You cards that I've created with some new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.


I started by cutting 1" strips of Spice Cake DSP and trimmed them down to 4" in length. I distressed the edges and assembled them in various combinations on Sahara Sand card stock. I stamped sentiments from SU!'s Thank You Kindly set. Then I added some Early Espresso grossgrain ribbon and added some Early Espresso Baker's Twine and embellished each card with some flowers from my stash.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner, stop number 6 on the October Pals Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  2. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  3. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  4. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  5. Nina Dee at Deesigns By Nina Dee
  6. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  7. Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad
  8. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  9. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  11. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  12. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin Blog
  14. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  15. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  16. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  17. Camila McManus at OBX Scrapbook


  1. Nina, beautiful incorporation of the Spice Cake color combinations! Definitely makes a great gift set!

  2. Wonderful design! Spice Cake DSP - can't go wrong with that on any card, it's my favorite too.

  3. what a great way to use up every little bit of that spice cake paper. i love the look.

  4. Great cards....I have such a hard time using DSP...I just want to save it, but when I don't have it, I want it......

  5. Fantastic way to show off all of the designs in a the Spice Cake DSP package. Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful cards, Nina. Spice Cake is so striking and you really got to show it off by cutting the strips, love these!

  7. Love your DSP mixes! Unique, and they make quite a set!

  8. Beautiful cards, Nina. Such a great way to show off that DSP.

    Hugs, M

  9. This is a great project for a workshop. Really simple and yet the attendee can make something completely unique in their color combination! Nice!