Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December; we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! products that should be on
everyone’s wish list. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

For today’s ‘Winter Wishes‘ project I decided to feature some of the many items on my Wish List for the Occasions Catalog – which will be releasing in January! As a Demonstrator you can pre-order all sorts of items so that we can work with these products before sharing and creating with our fabulous customers! One of my ‘must have’ items from the Occasions Catalog is the Rose Wonder Bundle which features the Rose Wonder Stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. Roses have always been a huge favorite of mine so I just had to use this die set first – plus I wanted to try out the Big Shot Die Brush too! I thought I would illustrate for you what this amazing tool does! so….here is a shot of the results I get after using my fingers lightly after running the Blushing Bride cardstock through my Big Shot:

After running the Big Shot Die Brush back and forth over my die and cardstock – note all the little bits of paper that have now been removed from the intricate Rose Garden Framelits Die:

The final result with the ease of the Big Shot Die Brush:

I think the photos speak for themselves! I am loving this tool and I know that it will be perfect for all those hard to release dies Stampin’ Up! offers. I decided to use the Rose Garden Die Cut as my main focus on this card with the background being a piece of the new Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack and touches of sequins that come in the new Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit! Then to finish my card off I used some Whisper White cardstock and with the frame die cut that is included in the Rose Garden Framelits Dies set create a raised layer for my sentiment – ‘Sending Smiles‘ from the new Greatest Greetings stamp set. You may recognize the font on this stamp set and I was so happy to see this font returning in a new stamp set! This Greatest Greetings stamp set comes with 15 new sentiments that are varied from previously offered sentiments – I love it and I think you will too! Well, I have shared with you just a fraction of my personal ‘Winter Wishes’ – I hope your keeping notes!


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
  1. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  2. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  7. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  8. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  9. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  14. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  15. Ronna Butt at www.cardstockcastle.com
  16. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  17. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  18. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
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