PALS Blog Hop with Tulips

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is a Color Challenge. Using Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow, the Design Team has created some great projects that you will all want to see. We hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Color Challenge

Autumn colors are my favorite.


pumpkin card with stenciled background

Stenciling, ink flicking with the Blends marker, inking a stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers, fussy cutting, watercoloring, and die-cutting were all used to create this card. It may sound complicated but just take one step at a time.


First, stencil the background using the Artistic Mix Mask, Crumb Cake ink pad, and a Blending Brush on 4″ x 5-1/4″ Thick Basic White cardstock. Add ink until you like the depth of color. Then add some ink flicks using the Dark Crumb Cake Blend.

Next, color the foliage stamp from the Hello Harvest stamp set with the Stampin’ Write Markers in Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, and Mossy Meadow. Huff on the inked stamp or LIGHTLY mist with water and stamp onto Basic White cardstock. TIP: Spritz the inked stamp one more time and stamp the envelope flap. No need to recolor the stamp.

Ink the pumpkin in Cajun Craze and the sentiment in Crumb Cake. TIP: Use the ink pads or the markers for the one-color stamping. Add a little of each marker color to an acrylic block and spritz some water on the block. Use that palette to paint the pumpkin using a Water Painter.

Die-cut the foliage and the pumpkin using the Rustic Pumpkin dies and fussy cut the sentiment. Layer the cluster: foliage spray, then pumpkin (on Dimensionals), then the sentiment.

Use a pencil to make a mark where the twine will wrap around the card front. Punch out a notch using a small hole punch. Wrap Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine and tie a bow.

Layer the panel on a Soft Suede cardstock panel that measures 1/8″ larger than main card panel.


Do you like to add a personal touch to your handmade cards? I do. You can use any of the wonderful Designer Series Papers or some stamped images on the envelope. And don’t forget the message insert. Add a card insert with a sentiment or maybe just another stamped image for a little more personalization.

I hope you enjoyed my design for the PALs Blog Hop Color Challenge.


More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 9th when the theme will be Home for the Holidays.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Do Something Creative Every Day,



  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb …
  3. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping 
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  13. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK<< YOU ARE HERE — KEEP HOPPING!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies