Circle Circus Thank You

Stampin up circle circus SC235

What a busy day yesterday!  Stampin' Up! released the new catalog and fabulous summer promotions (click here for a summary and a download to the new catty).  In the midst of it all, my husband, daughter and I finished packing up for our move to Tucson.  My tank is running low today (only a couple hours of sleep) but I simply had to share an incredibly easy card that packs a "wow" punch! 
  • Stampin up circle circus SC235 close up Using the Circle Circus stamp set (a perfect basic for card elements and making patterns for your own designer paper), I inked up the cute floral circle in Pumpkin Pie.
  • It was stamped five times on Whisper White.
  • TIP:  Stampin' Up!'s circle punches are lovely companions for the Circle Circus set.  I used the 1 3/4" Circle to pop out the circles and sentiment (from Simply Said).
  • The circles were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to Old Olive card stock and a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" Pumpkin Pie card base.
  • The Heart to Heart Punch quickly cropped two Pumpkin Pie hearts and jazzed up the sentiment (also on Dimensionals).
  • For a pretty polish,  I added a strip of Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • The Medium White Envelope gets a little Circle Circus treatment, too!

My inspiration for today's card came from two sources.  First, I played the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC235.  For a change up, I tried  bigger circles but the same overall effect.  Second, I loved the crisp look of Olive and Pumpkin in this home design magazine (below).  TIP:  I pull and save pages like this from clothing and home catalogs when they catch my eye.  If I need an idea, I grab my little pile of imagination.

Stampin up circle circus SC235 inspiration

Click here to see many more samples I created using stamps and supplies from the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.


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Stamp Set:  Circle Circus (115778), Simply Said (115066)
Paper:  Old Olive (1007020, Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie (105216), Old Olive (102277)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8" Circle Punch (112004), Heart to Heart Punch (113694)
The Perfect Touch:  Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109030), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Envelope:  Whisper White Medium (107301)

Circle Circus


  1. Absolutely love it all the way! The card, design, color combo, and most of all your energy and motivation to still be creative amidst your move.
    Your passion is amazing!
    Have a safe move. When will you be officially in AZ?

    Hi Judy: Thank you for your support and kind words. We start driving tomorrow and should be there on the 7th. We close on the new house on the 8th.

    Hugs, M

  2. LOVE this card. this set too… it’s on the top of my wishlist.

  3. Another great card but also another opportunity to design a great stamping area. Hope the rest of your move goes smoothly and you’re situated in no time; all of us out here in blogland will be waiting for your first card from your new stamp room.

  4. Joyce Hiebert

    You inspire me every single day, you are the very first blog I ever subscribed to, and the reason I joined SCS. Your cards are clean and elegant, and make me say, hey, I can do that! Good luck with the move, and I can’t wait to see your new stamping space!

  5. Michelle Stamps

    love the colors you used on this card. very nice.

  6. Denise January

    Simply WOW – great job, M. 😉

  7. So cute! Another way to use my heart punch!You are very clever with that heart punch!

  8. Mary, I just thought the same thing, moving and leaving your gorgeous stamp room????
    I love the card. I wasn’t getting your blog and realized it was in my spam box. I was missing you and began to look for you!!!!

  9. Mary this is so sweet and clean! Love the color mix! Makes me feel like summer!

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Moving to Tucson? And leaving that lovely stamp room behind??? Oh my!! My son & family are also in Tucson … well, Vail actually.

    From Mary: Honestly, the stamp room is already on it’s way to Tucson. Left with the moving van yesterday and will be fabulous. I have it all sketched out with everything in it’s place . . . any surprises on that? Hugs, M

  11. Shut the front door! This is beautiful, Mary.

    Left you a comment on SCS too. 🙂

    Happy travels… be seeing you in a month.

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