Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “My Favorite Season”  – showcasing our favorite stamps and supplies for our holiday project.  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.  I really enjoy making fun fold cards, don’t you? It’s been quite a while since I had done a center step card  (Splitcoaststampers tutorial here) so that is what I have for you today, using the Peaceful Boughs Bundle.



Holiday Center Step Card Featuring Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Holiday Center Step Card Featuring Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Holiday Center Step Card Featuring Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

My Secrets to Making This Peaceful Boughs Project

Card Dimensions:
  • Card Base: 11 1/4″ x 5 5/8″ and scored at 5 5/8″, stopping 1″ from each side.
  • From the bottom of the card base cardstock I measured 1″ up and 1″ over from each side and did the same thing from the score line.
  • Center Panel: 4 1/2″ x 3 3/8″
  • Side Panel DSP (2): 3/4″ x 4 3/8″
  • Bottom Panel DSP (1): 3/4″ x 5 3/8″
  • Inside Panel DSP: 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″, top corners are cut at 1″ on both sides


Card Details
  • The center panel was created by stamping the pine boughs with VersaMark first then Pretty Peacock ink on top of that (VersaMark will not do anything to your inks) and heat embossed with clear emboss powder. I colored them in with Pretty Peacock and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
  • I carefully distressed this panel with Seaside Spray ink along the edges so that the center was highlighted.
  • Pine cones were stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder. Then, they were cut with the coordinating die from Beautiful Boughs dies.
  • You might know that I like a little “life” on my cards whenever possible so the little cardinal from Christmas Countdown seemed perfect. I stamped with VersaMark and Soft Suede, heat embossed with clear emboss powder, then colored with Real Red Stampin’ Blends.
  • The “Holidays” die from Merry Christmas die collection was cut. I tried a couple of papers before settling with the Copper Foil. Because I don’t like to waste, I used each one I did! They were all glued together and it looks great with the added dimension. My Secret: the raised dots from dies can be flattened by running the paper through your die cutting machine between two new plates.
  • I could have stopped right there! But, you know me! I’m not a “less is more” kinda crafter, so I looked for and found a leaf that would fit onto the small side panels. I cut 4 from the Magnolia Memory dies with the copper foil and topped them with the Designer Elements.
Inside of the Center Step Card
  • Once the DSP was cut to size, I inked the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock with VersaMark and Pretty Peacock inks and heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder. The sentiment was then cut with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the card base.
  • The boughs from the Beautiful Boughs dies collection were cut from Pretty Peacock and Mint Macaron. Then, the pine cone die was cut and heat embossed with copper emboss powder. Crumb Cake cardstock was used for the back of the pine cone and they were both adhered to the card base over the boughs.


Product Spotlight: Peaceful Boughs Bundle

Peaceful Boughs Bundle includes the Peaceful Boughs Cling Stamp Set and the Beautiful Boughs Dies. 
Peaceful Boughs Cling Stamp Set
Deck your projects with pretty pine cones and beautiful boughs. The images in the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set are so realistic you can almost smell the fresh pine in the air!
* Quantity: 8 cling stamps
Beautiful Boughs Dies
Create custom die-cut boughs, pinecones, and more in record time using the Beautiful Boughs Dies.
* 9 dies
* Largest die: 3-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ (9.8 x 9.5 cm)


Before You Go!


I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
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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, November 13th when we showcase projects with layers of DSP and embellishments for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!


Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  18. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen

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