Pals September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Fall and Halloween inspired projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Nina Dee, I'm stop number 17 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Fall and Halloween paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!
Today I have both a Halloween item and a Fall item to show you. Let's start out with the Halloween bag-a-lope. I usually make very involved 3D items, but today I am showing you a bag-a-lope. It is an envelope that you turn into a bag. Everyone has envelopes, so this is a very simple project for you to do.
So here is how you do it.  Take an envelope, I used a SU medium Crumb Cake 107297 envelope.  These envelopes are made out of heavy duty paper, and are perfect for turning into a bag.
Seal the flap and score at 1 inch on the two sides, and bottom, cut the top end open (the end you did not score) and punch with the scallop edge border if you would like.  Here is a tip, if you want the bag stamped, now is the time to do it when it is still flat.
Fold all of your folds really well using the bone folder, the sharper the folds, the easier to make your bag.
Stick your hand inside and using your other hand push the bottom point up making sure that the bag folds along your folds.  Make sure you have a fold until the corner.
Fold your corner pieces like so, it will pretty much fold itself.  Crease the edges for a nice sharp point.
Stick down with Sticky Strip, you want a nice and strong bottom, fold the side folds in a bit, and attach a handle and decorate how you wish.  I filled mine with a small cello bag full of candy corn,  This bag will hold a good bit of candy, or a small item.
The glitter pumpkin was made by actually putting two way glue on my stamp and stamping the pumpkin image from the House of Haunts on cajun craze.  Then I sprinkled on the glitter, then sniped it out.  Tip:  clean your stamp right away, you do not want glue drying on your stamps.  The spider webs were made using the web stamp from Wicked Cool.
The Fall card I am showcasing some clear embossing and crystal effects dots.  Take a look:
This is an oldie but goodie retired SU stamp set called Country Blessings, I kept it all these years because I love the beautiful stamped images.  The card base is early espresso, the band is more mustard embossed with the houndstooth EF, the scallop trim border is cherry cobbler, and the top note die is naturals ivory.
Take a look at this effect using crystal effects, all I did was place a little dot of crystal effects on the small rounded bit, and let it dry.  It drys to a raised shiny bubble.  So pretty!

The leaves are stamped first in versamark and then stamped in your color of choice.  Stamp image on your card stock and immediately emboss with clear embossing powder, for a nice shiny look.

A few leaves were stamped and fussy cut for the sentiment, a little bit of early espresso satin ribbon was used, just to soften the look.
There you have it, two detailed sets of instructions, try these techniques out, they are both very simple.  You can get these and more great Stampin' Up! items 24/7 by clicking on my Shop SU with me button.  Please check back with me on Wednesday when I show you my very first video tutorial for my paper bow that I featured HERE and as a prize for this occasion, I will have my very first blog candy giveaway!  I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nicole Watt at, stop number 18 on the September Pals Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
  1. Jeanne Norris at My Creative Impressions
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  4. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  5. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  6. Leah O'Brien at My Stampin' Room
  7. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  8. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  9. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  12. Joan Norris at Clearly Creative
  13. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  14. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  15. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  16. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  17. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  18. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  19. Rae Harper at Wild West Stampin', Scrappin' & Crafts
  20. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  21. Camila McManus at OBX Scrapbook
  22. Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad


Patti Willey said…
oooh! Country Blessings! Wish I had that one, beautiful!
Cute bag and beautiful card. I love the colors of fall. Thnks for sharing!
Rae In Reno said…
Love the projects and thank you for the tricks & tips!
Cindy Hall said…
Oh my gosh, Sandie! Really great bag idea and I love the card. Especially the 'dots' and the colored stamp with clear embossing. Great techniques. Thanks for sharing.
Mike Funke said…
Okay Sandie,
Being a guy who likes 3D, I had to run right out and try this. So COOL! And of course the possibilities are endless and great for projects where folks don't have a Big Shot. What a great project!
Mary Fish said…
What a fantastic tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs, M
Patti MacLeith said…
You've been one busy lady! Love your color palette!
Pam~ said…
Very creative, unique and a perfect gift sack ... love it, Sandy! Your fall card just makes me feel good ... looking forward to the those gorgeous colors!
Stef Perry said…
Fun idea for the envelope bag, and your fall card is stunning! Love the cut out leaves and the square layer with the scallop trim all the way around.
camila said…
I love your project.
Very cute.


Ann Schach said…
Fabulous projects, Sandie! Thanks for providing the tutorial on how to make the sack! Pure genious!
Lisa said…
These projects look great! I also love the leaf stamps...very pretty!

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