Stampin’ Up! Peeks & Card Ideas from the Cruise

SDC16826-1The vase and flowers are from a NEW stamp set, Button Buddies.

SNEAK PEEK ALERT!  I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the paper projects from the recent Stampin’ Up! Alaska cruise!  There are lots of good examples using products from the currently available Summer Mini Catalog and peeks of new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog, too!  Note:  I did not create any of them but took plenty of photos to gather card ideas and share. 

Please leave me a note at the end of this post with the stamp sets or projects you enjoyed the most.  I would love to hear.

Items marked as “NEW” are not available until the new catalog begins on July 1.  

SDC16815-1NEW Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper (122360)

Love this pig.  NEW Button Buddies rubber stamp set.

cherry, baby . . . NEW Button Buddies.

Sweet envelope touch using NEW Pennant Parade stamp set (W122740, C122742) and NEW coordinating Petite Pennants Builder Punch (122361).

Summer Mini Catalog Hello Blossoms rubber stamp (123102) and Bigz XL Box #2 (114518).

The “cone” is the from NEW Pennant Parade stamp set (W122740, C122742) and NEW Petite Pennants Punch (122361).  I’m pretty sure the ice cream is the Cupcake Punch (currently available, 121807).

Summer Mini Catalog “Hello Blossoms” (W123102)

Summer Mini Catalog Pretty Postage stamps (W123095, C123097) and coordinating Postage Stamp Punch (122344)

The folded back corners are the bomb!  Summer Mini Catalog Pretty Postage stamps (W123095, C123097) and coordinating Postage Stamp Punch (122344)

Sweet!  Summer Mini Catalog Pretty Postage stamps (W123095, C123097) and coordinating Postage Stamp Punch (122344)

Pinwheels, pennants and flagged ends are the rage.  Summer Mini Catalog Pretty Postage stamps (W123095, C123097) and coordinating Postage Stamp Punch (122344)

Here’s what I mean by a flagged end.  Summer Mini Catalog Pretty Postage stamps (W123095, C123097) and coordinating Postage Stamp Punch (122344).

Simple and pretty.  Hello Blossoms (W123102)

Snappy envelope.  NEW My Friend rubber stamp set (W122585, C122587).

An elegant way to keep your page.  Clearly for You stamp set (which will return in the new catalog).

The little rhinestone is so perfect on the tie!  Summer Mini Catalog Best Dad Ever (W120399, C120681)

here’s the front . . . Summer Mini Catalog Best Dad Ever (W120399, C120681)

Summer Mini Catalog Bold Blossom stamp set (W123232, C122232) and Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464)

Summer Mini Catalog “Recess” stamp set (W123090, C123092).

Summer Mini Catalog:  Stunning use of the Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123113) and Doily Triple Layer Punch (122464).

Summer Mini Catalog:  Another snappy example with the Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123113) and Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper (122342).

Summer Mini Catalog:  Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123113) and Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper (122342).

Very cool how everything is embossed, even the Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper (on the Last Chance Accessories List, 120436).

A perfect masculine card using Word Play (W120308, C120651)

Gotta love the brad placement.  Ahoy!  Summer Mini Catalog The Open Sea (W123030, C123032) and Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper (122343)

Easy and fun using Flower Fest rubber stamps and coordinating punches (Summer Mini Catalog:  W122278, C122280)

An intriguing way to display the ties from Best Dad Ever stamp set (Summer Mini Catalog).

The Jewels Basic Pearls are adorable flower centers.  Summer Mini Catalog “Hello Blossoms” (W123102)

The magic of the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  Summer Mini Catalog (122464)

Color takes the Inspired By Nature Stamp Set to a new level.  (IBC W111656)

Vellum vavoom . . . on my “must do” list.  Fabulous Florets rubber stamps (Summer Mini Catalog, W123025, C123027)

Love the pattern . . . Get the Photo Corners Punch before it retires (see Last Chance Accessories List).

Splashy colors and easy to create.  Summer Mini Postage Stamp Punch (122344) and Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464)

A personal favorite.  Flower Fest (Summer Mini Catalog:  W122278, C122280)

Stunning blue butterflies for a good cause.  Summer Mini Catalog (Strength & Hope W118100, C123660)


Another fabulous example of embossing card stock AND the punches.  Summer Mini Catalog “Land of the Free” (W123100)

This layout was the foundation of my card for last week’s PPA Post.

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (Summer Mini Catalog, 122464) and Happy Greetings rubber stamp set (W123311, C123313).

Sold yet on the Stampin’ Up! triple layer punches?

Black signature ivory



  1. I would like to know this too – it is a beautiful card and really stood out for me too!

  2. love’m all! Florets card on vellum is such a cute idea.

  3. Thanks for sharing these great samples! Can’t wait to try the ice cream cone.

  4. Oh wow Mary, thanks for sharing! Now I know why Pam Morgan asked us at the Australia/New Zealand Convention in May not to share pics of the projects they showed us, a lot of them were the ones you saw on the cruise! Glad to know how many of your readers love the Button Buddies set so hopefully my customers will too. They gave that one to all of us at our Convention (how amazing is that!) and it’s so fun to play with! Can’t wait to see what you do with it (I’m assuming you’re going to get it now that so many love it!)

  5. Well, you know I love them all Mary. But if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Favor box with the doily die cut & the new punch for a border. I love that punch!

  6. Pennant Parade Stamp Set – love, love!

  7. nancy littrell

    My Favorites….could not choose just one. All the Button Buddies, Flitatious Specialty paper gift bag, triple punch cards, Beyond the Garden DP cards with Flower Garden Expressions folder, Blue Hello Blossoms card, Fab. Florets on vellum and creative photo corner with my fav. bird card. Good grief…I just could not stop. Sounds like an awesome trip. TFS

  8. Hi Mary,

    WOW! What beautiful ideas! The vellum overlay is so soft and gives me some fun ideas. They are all great but there are so many things you can do with the Triple Layer Punch. I LOVE IT!!! So off the my room to create!

    Thanks Mary!

    Kathy Simpson :0)

  9. Just love the button cherries – so simple but fabulous. I also like the olive and pacific point flower line-up. But I’m with you – that florets on the vellum – gorgeous!

  10. SharonAnn Salmonowicz

    Thank you so VERY much for sharing these wonderful inspirations! The one that really spoke to me was the lacy coral box with the light gold accents. The colors made it look good enough to eat!!

  11. Why isn’t anyone using the doily triple punch? I have not seen it used at all yet. It’s hard to choose a favorite just yet. . .love the samples though.

  12. Wow, what fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing. Am looking forward to July to see all the new stuff. Button Buddies and Pennant Parade stamp sets and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch will be so versatile and fun to use. Love your blog. Provides a lot of inspiration.

  13. oh yes! that piggie will be mine!!

  14. So many great ideas! Thank you for sharing, Mary!

  15. It would have to be the button buddies for me, soooo cute….. lovely ideas…

  16. Pinwheels and pennants look inviting. Also, the Hello Blossoms stamp has so many “faces” – great. Love to see a new application for an old stamp, Inspired by Nature – lovely. Thanks for your generous sharing.

  17. I love the postage stamp stamps and the punch that goes with them!

  18. OMG! So many great ideas and I love the pig and the ice cream cone. Where to begin?

  19. ….thanks so much for sharing many of the projects from your cruise! I like them all, but really am impressed with all the possibilities of the Postage Stamp Punch and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.

  20. When I saw your post I got a boost of energy and excitement, thanks so much for the inspiration and ideas. The new catalog promises to be loaded with incredible choices, I can’t wait. You have no idea how much this post helped me today!!!!

  21. Pennant Parade stamp set and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch are two products I can’t wait to see and USE! Love anything with pennants. 🙂

  22. So excited about the Button Buddies! I’ve been dreaming about a set like this! Dreams do come true!, Also excited about the pennant punch and stamp set and I am dying to try a pinwheel! Very exciting post!

  23. My favorites are right next to each other – I love what they did with the Inspired by Nature stamp set and the vellum vavoom!

  24. Those were all fun to look at! I’m particularly looking forward to the penant punch and the doily from the Flirtatious dp. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Sandy (redstampinsam)

    Hi Mary – What catches my eye the most is the very first card using the doilies and the new border punch. I’m beginning to love the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch too and I can’t wait to try the Inspired By Nature with color added — have loved that stamp for a long time and must finally add that to my collection! Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Definitely the Button Pig set (the pig is just adorable) and the Pennant set (so many fun options.) Can’t wait to see the new catalog – in total!

  27. Has anyone noticed how the In Colors always seem to reflect an ocean or water theme and colors? Just think: Cool Caribbean, Blue Bayou, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Bermuda Bay, and, now, Pool Party.

  28. I like the Button Buddies (cute!) and the way the corner punch was used to make a lattice.

  29. Wow! What great samples!! Thank you so much for sharing them! Fabulous Ideas!!

  30. They’re fantastic! The beautiful white friends card is my favorite!

  31. I know it’s about to retire, but do you know how the Photo Corners punch is used to create that border? My favorite is the Inspired by Nature with colored flowers! Thanks for sharing ideas from the cruise!

  32. Loving Button Buddies!& Oh My Gosh, that pig is so cute!

  33. Deana in No. CA

    I NEED those button buddies!

  34. Hi Linda

    Honestly, I think the person that created this card, used markers to draw these adorable flowers. Since I did not create this card, I’m not 100% certain. The stem images (in green) are from the Inspired by Nature stamp set.

    Hugs, M

  35. WOW! I really enjoyed the projects, especially the button ones using the new set, and also the ice cream cone from the pennant set (I played with mine last night and it is my new favorite set–until I play with something else!). I’m inspired to go stamp now. Thank you for sharing these wonderful projects!

  36. Button buddies…. pig is adorable. Nature set with color and the use of vellum…. I love vellum but never use it. thanks for the idea.

  37. Wow thanks for sharing all of the ideas…I’m totally inspired and will be totally broke come July (ha ha) I can see I will love the button stamp set and I am a sucker for pennants and sets that go with a punch!

  38. thank you for sharing ‘over the top’ cards! cruise always looks so wonderful!

  39. I love the Hello Blossoms samples… I have the set and now alot of inspiration! Tks for sharing.

  40. Wow, so many great cards. I really love the versatility of the Pennant set, I’ve used it in a bunch of different ways, too 🙂 TFS!

  41. Wow, so many wonderful examples! I love the button buddies and that little pig is darling. Do you see a little of Miss Isabelle there? Thanks for sharing.

  42. You are terrific for sharing the card samples from your trip. You are the greatest. I love, love,love The Open Sea. So versatile and easy to use.

  43. I love all of the cards:) Keep the ideas coming.

  44. Thanks for all your feedback. I, too, am anxious for July. Can’t wait to get my hands on Button Buddies and the best collection of stamps Stampin’ Up! has EVER offered! Hugs, M

  45. Such inspiration from all these wonderful cards! I love them all….but thinking the button buddies will have to find its way to my house!! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone Mary. I love seeing what you post every day!!

  46. Unbelievable…the creativity in using some of the punches and the DSP…I just can’t pick a favorite – they are are terrific. Thanks for sharing!

  47. Favorite? ….impossible to choose! love them all! thank you for sharing these with us!

  48. Thank you for sharing. I loved them all but had to pick Hello Blossoms as my favorite, as it was used so many different ways.

  49. LOVE the button buddies! I’ve gotta have that cute little piggie! COME ON JULY 1st!

  50. Everyone is great. Cannot wait to get the new stuff. It all looks so fun.

    Have a happy day.

  51. I like almost everything but the NEW Pennant Parade stamp set seems to be versatile. Thanks so much for the daily inspiration. LM



  53. Wow! That’s almost a year-full of ideas for me. Thanks for posting them!

  54. I know I will be ordering button biddies July 1st -too cute -Love the little pig! and I am very happy that clearly for you is returning

  55. Hello Mary: Oh my goodness!!!!! I can’t pick a favorite. They are ALL fabulous. Lots to think about for my next purchase. Thank you for posting all of this amazing cards.

  56. Button Buddies! Love it! I also enjoyed seeing the postage stamp folded, and twisted into a pinwheel. I’m not sold on the triple punch. A good value for sure, but it’s not on my order form! Button Buddies, they’re so cute! Thanks for sharing your trip with us Mary!

  57. Brenda from Indiana

    Oh my Gosh… Will keep this post for a long time for ideas and inspiration. Just Simply Amazing.

  58. I’m so excited to see all of these that I don’t think I can choose just one favorite. The pig with the button nose cracked me up and the “button” cherries are just plain cute. I enjoyed seeing how the photo corner punch was used in a very different way and the cards made with the triple layer flower punch are all adorable. I really cannot choose a favorite, but thank you so much for sharing all of these photos. Oh, I almost forgot the pinwheels! With twin toddler grandsons, that idea will be perfect for future projects.

  59. They are all just beautiful, but my fave is the inspired by nature with the colored flowers. What stamp was used to add the flowers – do you know?

  60. Wow, love them all and so excited to see all the new stuff!!!

  61. Love the idea of the button buddies x

  62. Hi Mary! Love them all…but I can’t get enough of the triple layer punch…so I’ll pick them! Thanks for sharing.

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