Friday, October 28, 2022

October 2022 Stampin' Friends Blog Hop--Thankful For You


Welcome, Crafting Friends!

Once a month my stamping friends and I create two projects--a card and a 3-D item.  If you are following the blog hop, you may have come from Maureen's blog.  Continue on to Tiziana's blog by clicking her link found in the blogger list at the bottom of my blog. 

This month's theme is Thankful for You. Recently a friend of mine did me a huge favor.  I made this thank you card and gift bag for her.

Gift Bag
I used a 5 x 3 x 12 clear pleated cellophane bag that I had purchased for use in a recent craft show.
I lined the bottom with Crumb Cake cardstock that I had decorated with the same patterned paper that I used on the card.
Focal point on bag:
Layering Oval dies
Dies and stamps from the Cup of Tea Bundle
Bag Topper
6 x 6 Neutral Designer Series Paper 
Die cuts and message found in the Ringed in Nature Bundle

Inside the bag is a new tea "mug" and a selection of her favorite kinds of tea.

Card and Matching Envelope

Crumb Cake card stock was used for the card base and covered with
 a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Designer Series Paper (love the polka dots!)
Next, I used the largest die in the Scalloped Contours die set for the pretty fall paper background.
Before I adhered it, I used the largest circle die and cut out the lower right-hand corner.
The focal point combines die cuts from the Ringed in Nature Bundle and that cute message from the Hippest Hippo stamp set. The little berry branches were made with dies from the Ringed in Nature Bundle and embellished with white pearlized enamel.  (See the close up below.)

Inside Message--exactly what I wanted to tell my friend!

One of my all-time favorite embellishments this season is a set of Pearlized Enamel Effects--red, white, and silver.  This is a closeup of the berries done in white.  

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my projects this month.  I hope you will leave me a comment below.
I will be back in a month showing projects with the November theme:  Tags, Boxes, and Bags.

Here are the links to the other participants in this month's blog hop.  I hope you will check out their projects for more crafting inspiration.  We love to read your comments, so please take a minute to tell us how you liked our projects.  

Many of the products I used are available from Stampin' Up! Click on the links below and you will be taken to my online Stampin' Up store.  Thanks for shopping with me!


  1. I love your use of the pearlized accents!

  2. I love everything about this - especially the way you finished the inside of your card - gotta steal that idea!

  3. Love your projects and this sale-a-bration paper. Great ways to use it up. The pearl accents on the greenery was a really nice feature. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents.

  4. What a wonderful thank you gift!!! I love how you put together the card and gift bag!!

  5. Great projects, Jean! Love that paper and how you've tied everything together.

    1. Thanks, Paula! I really love that DSP! Too bad it's not available any more!

  6. Beautiful projects Jean! Such a lovely gift! xx

  7. Thanks for sharing these wonderful things! So nice and great projects.