It’s the Sentiment for the Pals Blog Hop

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.

It's the Sentiment

When I first learned that this month’s blog hop was “It’s the Sentiment that counts” I immediately invisioned my card, combing the phrase from It’s a wonderful Life with bells. That is one of my very favorite movies at Christmas time.

Watercolor paper and a watercolor wash made the perfect background. I added strokes of water to the paper first, then dipped my wide brush aqua painter into some watered down shaded spruce ink and touched it to the paper. Remember to dry it fully before stamping. I used a heat gun to speed the drying time.

The bells are all from the new stamp and die bundle (save 10%) Sounds of the Season. There are four bells included in the die set and I’ve used all four on my card. I also added some pine boughs also from the set and some gold cord also from the full Wonder of the Season suite.

To create the background I used a piece of Tis the Season 6×6 DSP with a subtle pattern and dry embossed it with the Dainty Diamonds 3D folder. it changed the DSP completely, in a good way.

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


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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. This is a great card! I especially love the sentiment and the bells! So cute!

  2. Ballpark homerun. Love the multiple textures and wash behind the sentiment. Perfect card!

  3. Gorgeous card, one of my favorite Christmas movies. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful card, Lynn! Love the bells with the sentiment!

  5. Love the bells and the sentiment. Great job on your card Lynn. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the hop.

  6. Beautiful card Lynn! The watercolor wash background was a great choice – love it!

  7. Oh I love this stamp set AND the bell dies! You married them so beautifully. Hope you are enjoying retirement!

  8. This is so pretty, Lynn! The watercolor background and beautiful bells are amazing!

  9. How pretty! Love this holiday card! Those bells – gorgeous!! Thank you for participating in the blog hop this month.

  10. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your background tip. Love it! Thank you for hopping with us Lynn!

  11. Such a great sentiment and the bells are perfect with it! Great card, Lynn!

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