MOJO162 and New WOW Video

Stampin up everything nice mojo monday
Boy meets girl . . . Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Challenge this week offers you a round or square design to kickstart your next project.  I chose the square for the masculine inspired square card above and followed the lines of the round for a second feminine look below. 

I used a bit more creative "liberty" on the round version. 

Stampin up everything nice mojo monday 5 petal flower punch

  • Stampin up mojo monday everything nice stampin write markers Grab your markers and have a bit of fun coloring directly to the stamp rubber with Stampin' Write Markers. Everything Nice stamp set is perfect for creating multi-color images.
  • Stampin' Up! Glimmer Brads (Holiday Mini Catalog) are fun and festive for my masculine birthday card.
  • A bold Antique Brad turns on the "pretty" for the feminine flower.

1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial:  Circle Scissor Plus (it's actually about three minutes long 🙂



NOW SHOWING!  Are you enjoying the Stampin' Pretty video tutorials?  My Passport to Pretty On-Line Holiday Workshop is offered as a  Private On-Line Video Class.  Class includes three full length project demonstrations plus a bonus envelope tutorial.  It's been a popular option for demonstrators, too!


Black signature ivory


Everything nice CELEBRATE CARD (5 1/4" x 5 1/4")
Stamp Set:  Everything Nice (113818)
Paper:  Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Paper (117165), Baja Breeze Textured (Assorted Subtles, 121075), Baja Breeze Smooth (111352), Chocolate Chip Textured (Assorted Neutrals, 121078), Chocolate Chip Smooth (102128), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers:  Baja Breeze (120965), Chocolate Chip (100071) and Pear Pizzazz (Assorted In Colors, 119801)
Cool Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch Extra Large (Holiday Mini Catalog, 120906), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Paper-Piercing Template (Mat Pack, 105826), Hobby Blade (102449), Cutting Mat (101087)
The Perfect Touch:  Glimmer Brads Basics (Holiday Mini Catalog, 121003), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Click stamp image to enlarge.

Nursery suite specialty designer series stampin pretty SUGAR AND SPICE CARD (5 1/4" X 5 1/4")
Stamp Set:  Everything Nice (113818)
Paper:  Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Paper (117165), Baja Breeze (111352), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Regal Rose (105130), Whisper White (100730), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers:  Baja Breeze (120965), Chocolate Chip (100071), Regal Rose (105108) and Pear Pizzazz (Assorted In Colors, 119801)
Cool Tools:  5 Petal Flower Punch Extra Large (119880), 1 3/4" Circle Punch Extra Large (119850), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch Extra Large (118874), Decorative Label Punch Extra Large (Holiday Mini Catalog, 120907), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Scallop Circle Bigz Die (113468)
The Perfect Touch:  Antique Brads (117273), Metallic Brads (119741)

Click designer paper image to enlarge.


  1. I love the punches, especially the ones that coordinate with the stamps. The tags are so neat, not to mention all the cool animals that you can make, or pumpkins.

    Thanks for your nifty videos, I really enjoy them and have learned so much.

  2. Dear Mary: I can’t wait each day to see what you’ve posted for us. My favorite product is the Big Shot and all the wonderful exclusive dies available from SU.
    Your training videos are the very best, and they have helped master many new techniques. Thank you your generosity in sharing with everyone

  3. Hi Mary

    The cards you make are gorgeous. Love the lines and often times you show me a color combo I haven’t considered. My current favorite tool is the round tab punch. It’s so versatile.

  4. I use the stampn up circle cutter..once I got the hang of it I just loved it. I bought Martha’s stewart’s and all it did was get stuck and didn’t make very nice circle’s.

  5. Carla Bazhenow

    Fabulous cards Mary, I don’t have the CS yet, but I do plan on getting it… thanks for the tips and tutorial!

  6. Both cards are fantastic. Love all of the layers and the colorful schemes.

  7. Love your cards Mary! They are gorgeous! I love your videos too! I always love learning new tricks that I haven’t thought of before! Hugs, Joanna

  8. Hi Jason: I used my hobby blade and Stampin’ Up! cutting mat (the black grid one . . . not the glass one for the Circle Scissor Plus) for the “wave.” Free hand but very easy! Hugs, M

  9. Thank you so much for showing how you use the Circle Scissor Plus. I’ve wanted one for quite some time, but have been leary of it. Your tips are wonderful!

    How did you do the wavy edges on both cards? I see that design element a lot lately and wonder how to easily create that. Any tips would be wonderful!

  10. Lori Jane Mittlestadt

    Love them both. The wavy edge is a nice variation. Great layout; great samples Mary! lj in PACKERland!

  11. Chris R. from Iowa

    Thanks Mary for the tips on using the cutter. I don’t have one but will try a friend’s and maybe in the future I would like it better. I enjoyed both cards but the masculine one really caught my eye! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love both cards, Mary! Classy as always!

  13. To Angie: I typically use a little Dotto Adhesive (repositionable) on the back of the card stock and adhere to the glass mat. However, after doing this a number of times, the dotto has built up to a nice degree of “sticky” on the glass mat. No need to add to the card stock, too. Hugs, Mary

  14. Love the cards and really love the videos. TFS

  15. Mary, what kind of “gunky” adhesive do you leave on your glass mat? Dotto? Temporary SNAIL? Thanks for the tips. I usually avoid my Circle Scissors Plus, but I’ll give it another try.

  16. Neat cards, Mary! I like your clean style.

  17. Hi Ben: Oye! The Circle Scissor Plus has a tiny learning curve (hence the video and tips today). However, it really works! I hope it will be the final destination in the pursuit of your circle making tool! Hugs, M

  18. My purchases to achieve the perfect circles in all sizes:

    1. Fiskars Circle Cutter, one needs a microscope or jewelers glasses to read those awful unnumbered clear measurement lines inside the cutter.

    2. Curvy Cutter & Circle Cutter Template Kit, expensive since everything was ala carte and the circle template always slid.

    3. Martha Stewart Circle Cutter, big hands mean to much holding pressure, cutting tool that drags and circles that are never completely round and what good is that?

    Looks like the Circle Scissors Cut may renew my interest in the perfect circle! 🙂

  19. Hello Mary: I’ve learned so much with all of your video tutorials, I love them all!! Thank you for sharing with us your knowladge and passion for this fabulous craft.

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