November 8, 2011

November Pals Hop

Welcome to the November Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah inspired cards and projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

I'm the first stop 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 Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah 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 several cards that I made using Stampin' Up!'s fabulous Pennant Parade set. This versatile set is featured in SU!'s Idea Book and Catalog in the Occasions section, alongside some fun birthday sets, but today I'm showing you how you can use it for several Christmas cards.

DEEsign 1: Simple Christmas

This card uses the tree image stamped several times in Wild Wasabi and cut out. I folded three triangles in half and adhered them together to create a 3-dimensional tree, attached to the tree base and topped with a little star. I matted my stamped image with some Wild Wasabi card stock and adhered it to a Riding Hood Red card. For the sentiment, I used the retired SU! set, Christmas Greetings.

DEEsign 2: Classy Christmas
My second card uses some other pennants from the set, stamped in Lucky Limeade and adhered to the potted bases. I stamped the sentiment onto some Cherry Cobbler card stock and punched it with the 1/2" circle. I added some Rhinestone Jewels and matted everything on some Chocolate Chip card stock. I stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Heard from the Heart and tied on some Dotted Scallop ribbon.

DEEsign 3: Whimsical Christmas

Back to using the tree image, I cut out three more triangles, this time stamped in Garden Green ink. I stamped the same potted trunk image, but this time adhered my trees a little lower. Then I added some Rhinestone Jewels, colored in with a red permanent marker. I stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Season of Joy on Real Red card stock and added some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Hope you've enjoyed my cards today! Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair, stop number 2 on the November Pals Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!


  1. Wicked cute Christmas cards! I love the versatility of the pennant parade stamps and punches. You've done a spectacular job organizing this month's blog hop. Thanks so much again!

  2. you did a great job with the pennant parade set and punch for christmas cards. i did one kinda like your 3-d one, but i like yours better :) they're all pretty.

  3. Such cute ideas!
    Oh I SO need to get that stamp set and punch....

  4. Very cute! Love how you have shown so many looks with the same stamp set :)

  5. Nina, I really like how you took the same stamp set and made three different Christmas cards. Great way to kick off the blog hop:-)
    Kathy T

  6. I love your Christmas cards! Very nice!

  7. Adorable CAS designs, Nina! Thanks for sharing the three different looks!

  8. Love the CAS designs! I think I'm all about CAS for the holidays too (which is a real change for me...). TFS!

  9. Love the creativity shown here Nina Dee. Great job!

  10. Great use of that stamp set!

    Hugs, M