Aug. Pals Blog Hop

Theme: Special Occasions



Welcome to the Pals’ August Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that adds beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.



Are you shaking your head and saying, what makes that a “Special Occasion” card? To me, any day you can send someone a card and make their day is certainly a “Special Occasion”. What better way to make someone’s day than to tell them they make you happy?


To give my sentiments texture and gloss, I love to heat emboss them. Here I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with black powder. I also really love to use Versafine with clear embossing powder.


Everyone colors this pig pink! I figured I would switch it up and make him gray. This also helped him coordinate color-wise with the DSP I used. To get the cool texture on my piggy, I colored him with alcohol markers then took a piece of terry cloth dampened with blending solution and dabbed. Pretty neat huh?


Card Details

  • Base card of Whisper White Thick
  • Gorgeous Grape cut with largest stitched rectangle die, attached with tape runner
  • Woven Threads DSP cut with slightly smaller stitched rectangle, attached with fun foam and tear tape
  • Basic Black layer cut with slightly smaller still stitched rectangle attached with tape runner
  • Whisper White Thick cut with stitched rectangle one more size smaller and attached with taper runner
  • Sentiment stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with black powder
  • Piggy colored with various alcohol markers, cut with Brother Scan N Cut and attached with dimensionals
  • Final touch of retired black basic rhinestone jewels

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!


Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  3. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Roseanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping ~ hopefully you came from here
  19. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio ~ YOU ARE HERE
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom ~ Visit HERE next!
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  23. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Lynn A Kolcun
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Lynn A Kolcun

Your pig is adorable. One question. What is blending solution or rather how do I make it or purchase it. I love the texture you gave the pig with the terry cloth.

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romulhern
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Fun card, Jill…I thought you were celebrating Miss Daisy here! Thanks for the tip on using alcohol to create texture.

Patricia
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Patricia

I have been so uncertain about how to use the new “in colors.” This is a great idea, to use them one at a time, instead of trying to pair them up. Thanks for your inspiration! ❤️

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Queen B Creations
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oh my gosh, adding the texture with the blending solution is an awesome idea!

Jeanie Stark
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WOW! Love the way you colored the pig! Will have to give this technique a try! Susan and Daisy would love this non pink pig!

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sumohr
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Love your textured, gray, pig, Jill! Visit my blog http://aromasandart.com

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Tricia Chuba
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Jill, your little piggy is just the sweetest! I too love to send every day cards to brighten someone’s day. Thanks for sharing your fun card.

Debbie Mageed
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This little piggy is certainly celebrating a special occasion! So adorable!

Jennifer Michalski
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Jennifer Michalski

Jill, this little piggy is super cute 🙂 I love the colors and how you shaded the pig stamp. Thanks for sharing 🙂

bethmcc6
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bethmcc6

Darling card Jill!

Mary
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I love the way you made the pig grey, and I MUST get the glittery embossing powder. It adds so much!

Katy McGloin
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Jill, your card is so FUN! And you are right about making someone happy or telling them they make you happy! Well done, Pal!

Rae in Reno
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Love your take on the piggies and of course, the entire card. Thanks for the “texture” tip too.

stampinghabit
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stampinghabit

She looks like Miss Daisy, Jill! Such a fun and happy card! Missing you! We had such a fun time last week! 🙂

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