Pals Spring Catalog Blog Hop & New WOW! Video!


Thank you for joining us for the first Pals Blog Hop of 2013!
Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to new
Stampin? Up! products that are available in the Spring Catalog.  We hope
you find inspiration and ideas for using the new stamps, papers and

You should have just left stop number 22 on the Pals
Hop – Nicole PicaduraatScraps & Stamps. If so, you are
in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below
will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing

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Hexagons are everywhere!  Stampin’ Up! introduced the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the new Spring Catalog and to share this hot trend.  I embossed the Very Vanilla layer to create the perfect little cubbies for the colorful hexagon inserts.

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YOU ARE JUST 6 SNIPS AWAY!  I used the Stampin’ Up! Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (also new in the Spring Catalog) for the playful inserts.  Experiment with pattern!  An asymmetrical grouping is part of the charm!

STAMPIN’  PRETTY TIP:  The Honeycomb Embossing Folder works as an excellent template for snipping out the hexagons.  I created a 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial to show you how easy it can be to crop these little darlings!  For more tutorials, please visit my FREE Stampin’ Pretty Tutorial Library HERE!

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Stamp Set:  Curly Cute (Wood-Mount 117014, Clear-Mount 120510)
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (129312), Summer Starfruit (126839), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple (126859)
Cool Tools:  Paper Snips (103579), Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129378), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch: Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846)

The next stop on the hop is Dawn Tidd atTiddbits from Dawn, stop number 1 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting ? and I hope to see you
next month!

THANK YOU  Nicole Watt for creating our
blog hop badge and buttons!  Nicole used the Lemonade Stand digital
disc available in the Sale-A-Bration catalog starting Jan. 22.

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Blog Hop Line Up

  1. Dawn Tidd atTiddbits from Dawn
  2. Sherrie GrossatStampin Sunshine
  3. Naki Ragerat… notes from Naki
  4. Peggy
  5. Beth BeardatMy Little Craft Blog
  6. Nicole WattatImpressions By Nicole
  7. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  8. Jennifer TakacsatStamped In Full
  9. Diane RobertsatScore at Four and a Quarter
  10. Kim CzenszakatLive Love Stamp
  11. Rae HarperatWild West Paper Arts
  12. Linda CallahanatStampin’ Seasons
  13. Lori J MartinatThe Rejoicing Papercrafter
  14. Claire Crotteau-HuttatStamp Paper Scissors
  15. Maggie Mata atMaggie Made Cards
  16. Angela CurryatKindred Stampers
  17. Maxine ConradatStamp to the MAX!
  18. Debbie Crowleyatexpressivelydeb…
  19. Brian KingatStamp with Brian
  20. Patti MacLeithatPapercrafts By Patti
  21. Kerry Willard BrayatStampgoodness
  22. Nicole PicaduraatScraps & Stamps
  23. Mary FishatStampin’ Pretty (YOU ARE HERE!)


  1. WOW indeed Mary, this hexagon EF is totally fabulous and your tutorial on how to cut the little hexagons is great. I love this geometrical shape, there is something about it that sets it appart from other shapes. This EF is on my list of MUST HAVES, among other things. Your card is amazing, it gives the illusion of a 3D card, the cut up hexagons look like they are floating. I hope there are enough numbers of this EF to supply the ginormous demand for it. I’m getting mine!!!!!

  2. Cathy from Illinois

    A great WOW card, Mary! Just got my embossing folder and cannot wait to use it! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Beautiful card!

  4. LOVE this card!! The hexagon EF is also on my list of must haves. Thank you for the tutorial. Will be CASing this card as soon as I get my EF.

  5. Charlene Brummitt

    Mary you are the best card designer I have seen. Keep them coming.

  6. The HoneyComb Textured Folder was the first item on my New Catalog order and I am SO PLEASED with how you can EMBOSS and SNIP with this folder. Nicely done video girlfriend!

  7. Such a pretty mix of patterns!

  8. Ditt what Tonya said…I wasn’t too keen on it either, but the more I see it, the more I like it. I was wondering about those cut outs; that’s a great idea because you won’t have to snip all of them, just a few. This is a great card Mary. Now, if Stampin’ Up! would only come out with a hexagon punch, we wouldn’t have to snip at all. Thanks for sharing.

  9. what a great wow card..Such a creative idea.

  10. oh my god !! I love his card, I will be getting mine on fri and I won’t be home , boo !!
    I love the colors you use ,so pretty !!
    Ms Mary see you in 3 day!!! YAY …..
    hugs frenchie

  11. LOVE this card and just ordered this EF yesterday! The snipping works, but I sure would love to see a punch become available at SU…hint, hint. :-)

  12. Fabulous card. I love the combination of the DSP and the honeycombs are great! Thanks for your wonderful video. You have such a great eye for color and design. TFS!

  13. Wowzers! Love the card and so appreciate the tutorial, Mary.

  14. Mary, I love this card! Thank you for yet another WOW video! Making hexagons is so easy to do.

  15. Great card – LOVE your crisp but playful designs!

  16. When I first saw this EF, I wasn’t all that impressed. I’ve slowly changed my mind after seeing more than several cards using this EF. I’ve totally changed my mind after seeing your card! I’ve got to have this EF!!! And this is a totally WOW card for sure! :)

  17. A perfect and sweet Birthday card. I love it! And thanks for the great tutorial on the hexagons. Can’t wait to try it out!

  18. LOVE IT!! How patient are you??? :)

  19. Great card Mary, the DSP hexagons almost look 3-D….wonderful!

  20. Mary, I love your video. It is a great idea for this hexagon tool. I love It. Beautiful card.
    Thank Hugs Ellen

  21. OKay, no more procrastinating! I need to snip those hexagons finally! Everybody’s doing it and it’s fun to look at!! Thanks, Mary!

  22. I love the tutorial of using the Honeycomb embossing folder as a template! Great card. Thank you for crafting and sharing with us on the new hop!

  23. The first thing I thought when I saw this card, “wow, she actually cut those all out?!” and then I scrolled down and didn’t even have to hit play on the video to see that there were your hands with scissors ready to cut…I hope they come out with a punch for this FAST!

  24. Hmmmmmmmmm! Hey Stampin’Up! how about a hexagon punch!!!!

  25. Love it! I’ve always loved hexagons and am so glad to see them popping up, especially on your card. TFS Mary!

  26. I love the hexagon but want a punch to fill the centers!

  27. Love the tutorial!!!

  28. Love your card — and as I was looking I am thinking oh my — that must have taken for ever to cut all those out. Then when you shared how you got the pattern on the paper — I thought well isn’t she clever. Thanks for sharing your great tip.

  29. Mary, I think that is the one of the nicest blog hops that I’ve seen…everyone did a fabulous job and I’ve printed out several ideas for the future. Thank you to you as the head of the group!

  30. You must have the patience of a saint! I love all the hexagons you cut out for your card. Very pretty!

  31. Mary, you did it again! Love, Love the hexagons!…and I love the color combination. Thanks, always.

  32. El, a very fortunate Stampin' Pretty Pal

    *Love* the color coordination on your card, Mary! Thanks so much for your 1 Minute to WOW! video. Makes this design easy to accomplish!

  33. Hoping my preorder is arriving today and UPS hasn’t got clogged up in the snow :) I’m itching to play with some new toys :)

  34. WE NEED A PUNCH!!!

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