A Peek, a Bat Globe and a Blog Hop!

Stampin up halloween bat globe

6a00e54f95df9288340133f2e09d35970b-250wi Woo hoo! It's time for a new Pals Blog Hop.  My Stampin' Pretty Pals have been busy creating and are offering loads of ideas and inspiration for this month's 3-D theme.  Simply click on the blog hop links and start hopping–but don't miss out on the details of my "bat globe" shaker card and sneak peeks below!

1.   Gina Shaw     cardsbyginashaw

2.   Joanna Munster    inspiredbystampin

3.    Pam Giudici     pamshobby

4.   YOU ARE HERE :)  Mary Fish     stampinpretty

5.   Diana Caho     b4ustamp

6.    Martha Stewart     seasonsofstamping

7.    Kylie Nicolosi     kyliescraftycorner

8.    Kris Kilcoyne     kweenbee

9.    Mike Funke     stampin-style

10.  Dawn Gross     dawnsthisnthat

11.  Tracy Cowee     tlccrafting

12.  Barbara Furlong     theloveofstamping

Stampin up sweet snowglobe halloween card

Bat phones, batmobile . . . so why  not a "bat globe?"  Day 5 of my Week of Sneak Peeks from the Holiday Mini Catalog showcases a new "kid" on the single stamp block and it's called Sweet Snowglobe.  With a little "bat-tastic" modification, it goes from a snowy setting (very charming) to batty.  The stamp is designed to work with the Sweet Treat Cups (round) and will be available for customer purchase when the Holiday Mini Catalog begins on September 1.

Stampin up fancy favor box bat punch


  • Stampin up halloween bat sweet snowglobe NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  Sweet Snowglobe (available 9/1) provides an ideal environment for a shaker card . . . from yummies to these 1/4" circles, have a little fun and shake it up. 
  • Say what you want!  I used the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper and Lower sets to deliver my message.  With the clear-mount version, I was able to easily add the letters for "bats" on one block–stamping only once.  The font is modern and chic.
  • NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  Very pretty, bordering on "saucy," the Holiday Mini's 1/2" Lace Trim in "Raven" will doll up your projects from Halloween to Valentine's Day.
  • Stampin up bat punch black flourish designer jewels NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  Dash up your bats with Black Flourish Designer Jewels (available 9/1).  They come in strips for individual use and a simply smashing flourish that will add "wow" to any project.
  • NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  I'm loving that luscious texture on new Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (available 9/1).  My bats seem pretty happy landing on it, too.

JOIN MY STAMPIN' PRETTY PALS!  Whether a hobby stamper or ready for a Stampin' Up! career, if you love to stamp, you'll fit right in.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

SEARCHING FOR RETIRED STAMPS?  My Stampin' Pretty Pals have plenty of fabulous stamps for sale.  Check out the Pals Retired Stamp Sale and see if that "hard to find" set is waiting for you!

Black signature ivory

Sweet shoppe alphabet lower CARD (4 1/4" X 5 1/2"):

Stamp Sets:  Sweet Snowglobe (120868, available 9/1), Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper (Wood Mount 118722, Clear Mount 120582), Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower (Wood Mount 120272, Clear Mount 120648), Wicked Cool (Wood Mount 118738, Clear Mount 120600)
Paper:  Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper (117400), Rich Razzleberry Textured Card Stock (Assorted Brights, 121077), Old Olive (100702), Cajun Craze (119684), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Old Olive (102277), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Bitty Bat Punch Large (119279), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 3/4" Circle Medium Punch (119873), 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch Large (119855), 1/4" Hole Punch (retired SU), Color Spritzer Tool (107066)
The Perfect Touch: Sweet Treat Cups (116802), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 1/2" Raven Lace Trim (120988, available 9/1)

Stampin up fancy favor box bat punch FANCY FAVOR TREAT BOX:

Paper:  Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper (117400), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Basic Black (121045)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Bigz XL Fancy Favor Box (115965), Bitty Bat Punch Large (119279), Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120889, available 9/1)
The Perfect Touch:  Large Flat Cello Bag (102210), Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Satin Ribbon (119752), Black Flourish Designer Jewels (120987, available 9/1), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Hi Mary,
    What can I say…I want to be like you when I grow up! You are such an inspiration. Love your bats and color combo. Can’t wait until the 19th to see what is happening

  2. Awesome projects Mary. Way cool!!! Hugs,

  3. Talk about rocking the Hop, Mary! SO cute, and I just can’t wait for Halloween no! XOXO

  4. very cute! this will be on my punch art inspirations of the day this week.

  5. Your work is always incredible. Not only a cute Halloween set, but so pretty, too, in these colors! Thanks for listing all the product detail, as well.

  6. Halloween, seems like it has become everyone’s favorite holiday. I love your card and the little treat box, great colors and the bats are adorable (h’mm can bats be adorable)?

  7. What a fun set. I can hardly wait to make halloween gifts for my grandchildren using the Favor Fancy die.TFS. 🙂


  8. cute projects. i love you little treat box!

  9. You are getting me so excited for Halloween!

    I can’t wait to start creating, too.

  10. Great project Mary! The snow globe stamp is a great bargain for folks who want to venture into 3D. And I love the BATS!

  11. Oh Mary – I am NOT a Halloween person (I know Eek! childhood trauma LOL) and I want it all!!! I think U R wonderfully batty!! 😉

  12. Mary, I think you’ve officially gone batty! I love it!

  13. Oh Mary, after your last couple of posts, I am so ready for autumn. The colors are devine. I love both of your projects. The bat and confetti in the snow globe is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Ooooo, this is batty nice! You are showing off the new SU! products with such creativity … love it!!!

  15. Fun Halloween projects.

  16. Halloween Already??? Yikes! I love Halloween and always make lots of treats for co-workers and students (I am a teacher) Thank you for all of the great ideas and keep the Sneak Peek Coming! Congratulations on your achievements with Stamping Up!!!

  17. Great projects! A wonderful blog hop as well! Lots of talent on your team – congrats. TFS!

  18. Very NICE! I can not wait to get a Fancy Favor. I ordered a Treat Cup, but forgot to get the Punch for it. LOl. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

  19. Cute, Mary! Great Halloween colors! I loved seeing how you have used the embossing folder and the lace!

  20. Definitely treatsy – not tricksy. Wanna see if you recognize that one! Love the bat punch and the colors and…well…the whole magilla.

  21. Love the cards! And yes, I can be a little batty! Thanks for the great ideas!

  22. Love the projects! Bats with brads are fun! Being a Pretty Pal is making me step up my game!

  23. I love, love, love your card and your bag and your new product alerts are ingenius!!! But then again, I’m not surprised by them coming from you! Love this posting!

  24. I love 3D project! You did an amazing job! And all the great new items in the new catalog is so exciting! I can’t wait to order mine!

  25. I love all your bats!! It is fun to see lots of new products, the spider web, bat punch, black lace. Fun projects!

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