Simply Said “Let’s Mojo!”

Stampin up mojo monday simply said

It's a delight sharing the new Stampin' Up! products with you on my Stampin' Pretty blog.  However, I have a few old favorite stamp sets and Simply Said (still current) was calling out to me this past weekend.  Things fell right into place when combining these stamps with this week's Mojo Monday Sketch (MOJO146) by Julee Tilman.



  • Stampin up mojo monday simply said butterfly punchDon't they look like sweet little balloons?  I covered each of the flowers on the Simply Said dotted stem image with a circle cropped by my Itty Bitty Shapes Circle Punch (Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack of 3). 
  • Using a snippet of the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (in the Tempting Turquoise Polka Dot pattern) among the "balloons" pulls together the matching pattern on the left.
  • Soft butterfly impressions.  I used VersaMark to ink up my butterfly (Hostess Level 2 Punched Posies) for a soft and pretty finish.  I love how the Punched Posies set works with Stampin' Up! Punches–in this case the Butterfly Punch.
  • I knew the top right corner needed a little something but felt brads might be too busy with the "balloons."  I opted for a bit of tone on tone texture using Rose Red card stock and the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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Simply said stampinpretty Stamp  Sets:  Simply Said (115066), Punched Posies (Summer Mini Hostess Level 2, Wood Mount 118535, Clear Mount 120030)
Paper:  Island Oasis Designer Series (Summer Mini, 117173), Rose Red (102544), Old Olive (100702), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730), So Saffron (105118)
Ink:  Old Olive (102277), VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sizzlits Originals Ovals Die (114525), Butterfly Punch Extra Large (119848), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
The Perfect Touch:  Bitty Buttons (118761), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Mary I love how you used the VersaMark on the butterfly!! 🙂 It gives it something extra special!!

  2. Oh, so pretty. I love that stamp set. Those circles are awesome. Hugs,

  3. Fantastic use of this set Mary!!! I’m so looking forward the new catty in Australia, if it’s half as good as your one I think we woukd be happy!! There are so many lovely sets. Thanks for your bright card.

  4. Hi Mary,
    This card is so great. I love it when we use older stamp sets and find a fresh way to use them. This is so fun, perfect for a birthday but any way it is used will cheer the recipient up. Thanks for all you do.

  5. You ARE the design queen. I love it!

  6. Hi Heidi G: I used a touch of So Saffron (yellow) card stock to coordinate with the Island Oasis Paper. I just added it to my recipe list 🙂 Hugs, M

  7. Mary, what was the yellow that you used? Was it the new daffodil? I’m sort of struggling with the new color groups and am eagerly looking at how folks are combining them.

  8. Hi Katrina . . . I’m honored in return. Hugs, M

  9. Katrina Franklin

    I take great pride in knowing that I was in the same mojo as Mary Fish this weekend!!!! I just made the page for my July scrapbook class and used the same Simply Said stamp AND the butterfly too!!!! Your creation is quite beautiful. Love your work!

  10. What a great card, Mary. It’s very cheerful and fun . . .and a great idea to use the set for balloons!!! Love it!

  11. Love it – so bright & cheery. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

  12. Mary, What a cute & cheerful card. You always do such wonderful work. You rock. 🙂

  13. What a coincidence, Mary! I have wanted this stamp for years but it always seemed to slip off my list whenever I was making a purchase. so, when I ordered my starter kit last week I got it! I can’t wait for it to arrive!
    ~ Tammy 🙂

  14. Another awesome and cheerful card! Have a great day!

  15. It is so much fun seeing your post each day. I like your style. Thank you for sharing and inspiration,

  16. Gorgeous! So bright and summery! Love the itty bitty button!

  17. Bright, cheery, and just about perfect!

  18. This card is so sriking! Love the colors you picked.

  19. mary, mary, mary!!! how do you DO this???? (purely rhetorical question). love it to pieces. love all the little circles. must case must case must case.
    many hugs, jo ann.

  20. mary, mary, mary!!! how do you DO this???? (purely rhetorical question). love it to pieces. love all the little circles. must case must case must case.
    many hugs, jo ann.

  21. Love this card! I love the layers, the bits of texture and the colors! This really pops!

  22. It’s like teaching an old stamp a new trick! I love the balloon look!

  23. Wow! I can;t wait for my IO paper and the day I get that Hostess set. I am so going to copy on that day.

  24. Love this card Mary!

  25. Mary, you sure know how to breath new life into an old stamp set! The circles on the “stems” are genius! LOVE this happy card!

  26. Melanie Hadley

    Another great card creation. I look forward to your post every day, and thanks for posting every day. I know it’s a lot of work, but we truly thank you for sharing!

  27. Great idea to create the balloons.

  28. Love the little balloon look!

  29. What a cute idea for the flowers! This is such an uplifting card!

  30. Great card! So bright and fun for summer.

  31. This is so bright and cheery! I love that you used this oldie (but goodie) set and changed it up a bit by adding circles in place of the flowers.

  32. Mary, I was happy to see Simply Said still ‘on the menu,’ too! Many of my favorites are still around. I love your take on an old friend. I check you out every morning. Thanks for all your great inspiration.

  33. I check your blog every morning for fabulous inspiration. Thanks so much!

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