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Pals Valentine Holiday Hop

 Stampin up i heart hearts duo stampin pretty

Valentines Hop 2010 Welcome to the Pals Valentine's Day Blog Hop.  Can you feel the love?  The Stampin' Pretty Pals are showcasing all that Stampin' Up! has to offer – from rubber stamps,
designer paper, embellishments, and much more! 
I'm stop #6 on the hop.  Stop #7 is Kim Lampone's blog.  The complete road map and links to all the Pals blogs is below.  Keep on hopping!

1.   Kalshelia Lloyd – www.stampinfabulousity.com     Stampin' Fabulousity

2.   Ann Schach – www.stampinchic.com     The Stampin' Schach
3.   Margaret Moody – www.margaretmoody.typepad.com     Margaret Moody
4.   Debbie Pierce – www.stampinsunshine.com     Stampin' Sunshine
5.   Carla Bazhenow – www.carlas-scraps.com     Carla's Scraps
6.   Mary Fish – www.stampinpretty.com     Stampin' Pretty
7.   Kim Lampone – www.kjskorner.blogspot.com     Stamp, scrap, get kreative
8.   Gina Shaw — www.cardsbyginashaw.com     Cards by Gina
9.   Regina Mangum – www.thestampinbean.blogspot.com     The Stampin' Bean
10. Lourdes Torres – www.cozycraftycorner.blogspot.com     Cozy Crafty Corner
11. Kris Kilcoyne – www.kweenbee.typepad.com     Kween Bee Kreations
12. Liz Hughes – www.diypapercreations.com     DIY Paper Creations
13. Melanie Collins – www.oopsadaisy.typepad.com     Oops a Daisy
14. Mike Funke – www.stampin-style.com     Stampin-Style
15. Anne Beale Yancey – www.mukibug.com     Mukibug
16. Martha Stewart — www.SeasonsOfStamping.com    Seasons of Stamping
17. Jason Casper – www.stampindad.blogspot.com     Jason's Stampin' Pad

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I have a jazzy A2 card, envelope and Post-It holder to share today using non-traditional colors.  Stampin' Up! In Colors Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay look crisp against Whisper White.  


  • Stampin up i heart hearts friend The Bermuda Bay Hearts on the larger card knock me out.  They are from the I {heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount, woo hoo) from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. 
  • The hearts were snipped with Paper Snips and mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • I kept the sentment (from With All My Heart,  Occasions Mini Catalog) simple, opting to use a Corner Rounder Punch on one corner for a little interest.  I'm really digging the look of Whisper White on White . . . Stampin' Dimensionals give just the right amount of punch.
  • For those of you with Envelope Envy, covering an envelope flap is quick and easy.  I started with  Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper.
Stampin up bermuda bay envelope

I next adhered the Designer Paper to the flap, flipped it over and carefully cut away the excess.

Stampin up bermuda bay envelope 2


Stampin up bermuda bay envelope 3

  • How about that groovy post it note holder!  My fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Kadie Labadie, shared her recipe with me.  Start with a piece of card stock measuring 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"  Score at 4 1/8" on one side, flip it over and score again at 4 1/8".  A Word Window Punch pops out the handle.  Post-It pads vary in size . . . be sure to adjust the spine for thicker pads.
Stampin up i heart hearts tiny tags
  • Stampin up tiny tags bitty envelope The bitty envelope ( 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" assembled) can hold a sweet little note.  I used a Tiny Tags floral stamp and Stampin' Up! Markers to liven up the bitty card.
  • The pretty Whisper White border was created using the Scallop Trim Border Punch, a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 product order (including on-line orders).   Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration catalog and see all the free options (with a qualifying order).


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With all my heart stampin up Stamp Sets:  I {heart} Hearts (117010 Wood, 118571 Clear, Occasions Mini Catalog), With All My Heart (118134 Wood, 118623 Clear, Occasions Mini Catalog)
Paper:  Bermuda Bay (115317), Crushed Curry (115319), Whisper White (100730)

Ink:  Bermuda Bay (115655)
Cool Tools:  Paper Snips (103579), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
The Perfect Touch:  Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115615), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

ENVELOPE:  Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301), Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper (115684)


I heart hearts Stamp Set:  I {heart} Hearts (1107010 Wood, 118571 Clear, Occasions Mini Catalog), Tiny Tags (118091 Wood, 118592 Clear, Occasions Mini Catalog)
Paper:  Crushed Curry Designer Series (115686), Bermuda Bay (115317), Bermuda Bay Textured (115538, Assorted In Colors), Whisper White (100730), Crushed Curry Textured (115538, Assorted In Colors)
Ink:  Crushed Curry (115659), Stampin' Up! In Color Markers (116329, Set of Six):  Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay
Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up! Bitty Box and Envelope XL Bigz Die (115967), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder (117335, Occasions Mini Catalog), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402, Sale-A-Bration), Word Window Punch (105090), Full Heart Punch (113693)
The Perfect Touch:  Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115614), Vintage Brad (109109), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

39 thoughts on “Pals Valentine Holiday Hop”

  1. Your creations are always beautiful. I have a whole file of your cards to case! I love the way you often use non-traditional colour schemes – it really encourages me to play with my colours more. Thanks for being such a creative inspiration.


  2. Oh, Mary, your style is “one of a kind!” I can find you anywhere. These colors are wonderful–so different and so fresh! You never cease to amaze me!

  3. Your fresh and wonderful color combinations is only one of the many things I love about you and your creations! You always keep things so modern and fun! I’m going to have to try out this color combo and see if I can do it near the justice you have done!

  4. I love the non-traditional colors, Mary! Love the A2 card! So fresh and pretty! Love the little note card, too! Thanks also for the details on the Post-It noteholder! Too cute! Another amazing job!

  5. Mary, I love the warm colors that you used. Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry both make me think of the caribbean. Your cards are like a little vacation in January. Beautiful!

  6. Mary, you never fail to inspire creativity with your lovely projects. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. You are amazing! Love the color choices! How do you get such even coverage on your stamped images? All of them are perfection!

    Hi Hazel (although I’m tempted to say “Hooray for Hazel!”):

    Thank you for your questions. I used our new clear mount stamps and keep my ink pads pretty juicy. When I actually stamp, I focus on firm, even pressure. Hope that helps! Hugs, M

  7. Mary, can I be you when I grow up? lol I think your work is AMAZING, and I look foward to seeing every new post! I left an award for you on my blog, if you participate in such things. You are fabulous! 🙂

  8. Very pretty card with striking colors that put a smile on my face. A nice change from the traditional valentine colors. Thanks for showing how to accent the envelope; love it!

  9. WOW! Your card makes me so glad that I ordered the I {heart} Hearts set. I was on the fence and I can’t wait to get mine tomorrow. I love the color combinations and the use of the new scallop punch.


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