In With The New…Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June.  This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 annual catalog.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom number 29 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Well I have to say that I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  Yes, I LOVE my husband – he’s the best!  But some days he just has to step aside for my Stampin’ Obsession!  And right now, there are a few products that I just can’t get enough of.  And when you put them together, LOVE is in the air!  The Gift Bag Punch Board, the Triple Banner Punch and the Floral Wings stamp set.

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Don’t you just love it!  I’m making Gift Bags with the Gift Bag Punch Board left & right!  And thanks to you, I have over 750 views on the tutorial video I made showing how to use the Gift Bag Punch Board!

Of course, the Triple Banner Punch makes flagged end banners a cinch; especially if you want to layer different sizes like I did here.  (True Story:  I almost didn’t order the Triple Banner Punch because I thought it was a triangle punch!  Good think I read the fine print description and realized what it was!)

But my most fav is the Floral Wings stamp set!  And again, I didn’t realize the potential of this set until I got it and started using it.  The ‘blank spots’ in the butterfly are shaped for the roses & leaves just perfectly.  We were introduced to triple stamping with tab alignment back in the fall with the Wonderful Wreath, and this stamp set uses that tab alignment for the leaves and roses inside the butterfly wings.

IMG_5195-001See those leaves?  You don’t stamp them individually; it’s all one stamp!  And the roses?  The 5 roses are one stamp set so you get perfect placement in one impression.

Here’s another bag I made:  This one shows how cute the bag looks with the top open, (like a convertible!)IMG_5197

And another:  This uses the new 1″ Dotted Lace Trim in Cucumber Crush – another new product I am in love with!  I’m so glad I purchased every color 🙂IMG_5204[1]Each gift bag has a different closure: a clothespin, an open top (which has no closure) and a ribbon.  The Gift Bag Punch Board allows you to put holes for ribbons if you want, or not.  It’s so versatile.

WORD TO THE WISE:  When working with paper that has a definite direction to the paper (like the printed words), remember that the punch creates the bottom flaps of the gift bag.  So, you want to put your paper into the punch with with the top of the paper towards you and the bottom of the paper in the punch, like this:

IMG_5203[1]Before you get all mushy, saying how smart I am, and how much paper I will save you, and all of that, I have to confess that mistakes are the best teachers!  Another episode of the blooper reel – we were making these gift bags at a workshop this past weekend.  Well, all I can is that we learned the hard way!  But you can learn from my mistake….you’re welcome!  🙂

I hope you will get ‘punchy’ with the Gift Bag Punch Board, the triple banner punch, and spread your wings with the Floral Wings stamp set.  I have a product list at the end of this post so you can see exactly what I used if you want to recreate any of these projects.   Please contact your demonstrator to order products, or to get a new catalog.  If you don’t have a relationship with a demonstrator, feel free to email me.  Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today.

Please leave me a comment and tell me which gift bag is your favorite, and why.  I absolutely love hearing from you!

The next stop is Sue Becker at RnR Stamping, number 31 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Michalski at stampingserenity.blogspot.com
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  12. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  15. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Mase Cards
  17. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  18. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  19. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  26. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  27. Jessica Wilson at My Prapercraft Universe
  28. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  29. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  32. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  33. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

So if you just can’t live another day without a Gift Bag Punch board, or a triple banner punch, or the Floral Wings stamp set, click here to go to my online store or click any of the items below.

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About Nancy Gleason

I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! My blog contains everything you need to help you in your paper-crafting journey; whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned traveler on the paper-crafting highway.

8 thoughts on “In With The New…Pals Blog Hop

  1. I like the bag with the words. (thanks for the tip too).
    It’s a different look and using the colored ribbon really makes it stand out on that black and white script.
    I’m all about words on paper lately so this really stood out. Very nice!!

  2. I saw where you won a set of stamps at the VIP event. I tried to access the postings, but I never could get much to come up. Congrats on you win.

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