Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My most used sentiment is ‘Thank You’. I say it several times a day. This simple statement of gratitude can mean so much to someone having a ‘not so great day’. Never underestimate the power of a thank you note. Expressing gratitude is mood-enhancing. My card for today’s blog hop is all about the ‘Thank You’.

Wreath with brass berries

There are several layers of technique on this card.

  • Cinnamon Cider cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ for card panel layer
    • optional scraps for flowers
  • Sahara Sand cardstock:
    • 3-3/4″ x 5″ for card panel
    • 1-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ for sentiment
    • optional – scraps for flowers if using colored embossing paste
  • Brass Foil Sheets: scraps
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ for message insert


  • Stamp Sahara Sand card panel randomly with Tasteful Touches stamp using Crumb Cake ink.
  • Stencil
    • Tint embossing paste with Pretty Peacock reinker TIP: A small amount of reinker goes a LONG way!
    • stencil the center of the card panel with tinted embossing paste. TIP: Make several card panels at one time.
    • HOW I FIXED MY ERROR: I used too much reinker in my first batch of embossing paste. If the paste is too runny it will cause ‘bleeding’ under the stencil. Smear excess embossing paste over a scrap of Sahara Sand cardstock and let dry. The result will be a nice textured cardstock for die-cutting
  • Flick Cinnamon Cider and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends over the background. TIP: To flick, press brush tip of Stampin’ Blend against cap and flick away from you and toward the paper.
  • Blend edges with Cinnamon Cider ink and a sponge wedge or blending brush.
embossed background with tinted embossing paste


  • Die-cut (2) wreaths from Cinnamon Cider using the Wreath Builder dies.
  • Using Ornate Borders dies do one of the following:
    • die-cut flowers from textured cardstock created when making the BACKGROUND or
    • die-cut flowers from Pretty Peacock cardstock
layering a wreath
  • Lay one of the wreaths on the BACKGROUND
  • Adhere flowers over the wreath. TIP: I use tweezers and Multipurpose Liquid glue.
  • Layer in the wreath sprigs with the flowers.
  • Die-cut berries from Brass Foil using the North Pole Wonder die and add to wreath and BACKGROUND as shown. TIP: Trim from the backside of the card panel.


  • Stamp sentiment in the center of the Sahara Sand strip with Cinnamon Cider ink.
  • Blend edges with Cinnamon Cider ink and a sponge wedge or blending brush.
  • Add black Dimensionals behind sentiment strip.
  • Place sentiment strip over the center of the wreath and trim. TIP: Trim from the back side of the card panel.


  • Layer as shown.
  • Use Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend to tint a length of Braided Linen Trim.
  • Add the tinted bow to the wreath using a couple of glue dots.
  • Customize the inside message panel and envelope and you are set to send.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
    4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
    5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
    6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
    10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
    11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
    16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
    17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
    19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
    21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
    24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
    25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery