15 Pals Paper Crafting Picks of the Week

These 15 paper crafting projects are loaded with creative ideas and Stampin’ Up! products.  They were designed by the talented members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community and give you a range of styles and inspiration!  Links to blogs or Pinterest have been provided (when available) for more details.


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Nicole Watt – blog details

Su Mohr – blog details

Mary Hanson – blog details

Sharon Caughman – blog details

Kim Jolley – blog details

Jeanie Stark – blog details

Stesha Bloodhart – blog details

Jennifer Spiller – blog details

Julie DiMatteo – blog details

Debi Meissner – blog details

Jackie Beers – blog details

Lori Pinto – blog details

Michelle Gleeson – blog details

Marcelyn Churchill

Pamela Sadler – blog details

ONLY 8 DAYS LEFT!  JULY STARTER KIT DEAL!  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit in July (1 – 31), you’ll get $125 in YOUR CHOICE of Stampin’ Up! products for $99 (that’s $26 in FREE product and the kit ships FREE) PLUS receive a BONUS Essentials Gift Pack & FREE Stamp Set worth $72 (July only) including:

  • Paper Snips ($10 value).  My favorite for navigating the curves of designer paper on an envelope flap.  Watch this video to see how.
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  No mess and easy to use!
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Keep your work surface neat and tidy and measurements handy.
  • Two Clear Blocks (D) – (one for you and one for a stamping friend!) ($17 value)
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  Add a little curl, score a card center or press the perfect fold!
  • FREE STAMP SET:  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  A “must-have” for the holidays.  See images below!

That’s an added $72 value FREE!  This allows you to spend your $99 starter kit dollars (to $125) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

WHAT ELSE DO YOU GET WITH THE KIT?  A 20% discount on future demonstrator orders, the opportunity to preview and order new Stampin’ Up! products a month early, exclusive ideas and resources and much more with no obligation to host workshops or sell products and no penalty to drop.  I welcome hobby stampers who purchase the $99 kit and join through me (and get private and exclusive access to my friendly Pals Virtual Community).  LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KIT AND JOINING  HERE.

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set – FREE in July with the $99 Starter Kit – Images © Stampin’ Up!


Sorry for Everything Sympathy Card

Stampin Up Sorry for Everything Sympathy Cards Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp

The Sorry for Everything stamp set has the sentiments you’ll need for a sympathy card, belated birthday, loss of a pet, get well and more!  Today’s sympathy card mixes the bold “sorry” with “for your loss.”   Simple and easy.

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  • To create the cropped card base, trim Very Vanilla card stock to 4 1/4″ x 9″.  Score at 5 1/2″.   A Stampin’ Trimmer manages both with precision!  Thick Very Vanilla card stock is an ideal weight for a card base.

    Stampin Up Sorry for Everything Sympathy Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • The left print pattern measures 3″ x 3 3/4″.  The right print pattern measures 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.  Each print is layered over Dapper Denim card stock that is 1/4″ larger.
  • I’m not afraid to use color on a sympathy card.  The Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim patterns of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper look modern and sophisticated on the card and envelope flap.  Watch my WOW! video here for tips on adding pretty paper to an envelope flap.

    Stampin Up Sorry for Everything Sympathy Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • The “for your loss” sentiment was cropped with a die from Bunches of Banners Framelits Dies.  The same die crops the frame in Dapper Denim for a crisp border.

    Sorry for Everything – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • A single dot from Glitter Enamel Dots adds a dash of sparkle and interest.
  • I tucked a Dapper Denim stem (Flourish Thinlits Dies) behind the focal point for softness.
  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s Sorry for Everything Sympathy card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

Stampin Up Sorry for Everything Sympathy Cards Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp


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Price: $110.00

July Paper Pumpkin Video Reveal

Click video above to watch the reveal of the July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE JULY PAPER PUMPKIN KIT. The July Paper Pumpkin Kit includes everything you need to create simple and pretty handcrafted note cards!  Envelopes included.  I adore the little “wood cut” sentiments (yummy dimension) and versatile photopolymer stamp set!  The video shows you step-by-step how easy it can be to stamp and assemble the kit products!  Make Paper Pumpkin your creative break each month or create with family and friends. Paper Pumpkin makes a fabulous gift, too!

Want to start a Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription to ramp up your creative time?  Include a prepaid 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription to your next Stampin’ Up! order.  

Watch more Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin videos here!

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