Stampin’ Up! Founder’s Circle Swap Card

Stampin up pursuit of happiness button buddies rubber stamps punch simply scored
As part of the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle event, demonstrators create approx. 125 identical cards (or any paper project) to share and get 125 unique projects in return.  It's a fabulous opportunity to get fresh card ideas and inspiration–there's always something new to try.


  • Stampin up pursuit of happiness punch simply scored scoring tool demonstrator The card above is the one I created for the swap.  "Live in the sunshine" is such a compelling sentiment and the flower from Button Buddies rubber stamp set is a breeze to ink up and punch out with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854).
  • I used the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool to create a "channel" on either side of the strip of River Rock card stock.  A chic touch of embossing.
  • The centers on the flowers were colored with a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker and cropped out with a 1/2" Circle Punch.
  • Stampin' Dimensionals give a spiffy lift to the trio of flowers and beneath the sentiment.
  • Early Espresso is the brown listed for Stampin' Up! Well Worn Designer Series Paper.  However, I felt it was warmer to use Chocolate Chip.  There were plenty of patterns that didn't depend on Early Espresso and, of those, ALL the patterns worked with this card!  Gotta love Stampin' Up! DSP!

A SPECIAL THANKS to my friend, Kadie Labadie, and my daughter, Caroline, for their contributions in getting my swap finished!

NEWStampinPrettyZone WHERE'S THE VIDEO?  Many of you have asked about the status of my Stampin' Pretty Ultimate Stamping Zone.  The "zone" project is officially complete.  I had to do a little battling with my cabinet store to get the proper hinges on my upper cabinets.  They lift up . . . but, unfortunately, weren't staying up (resulting on a few "crowns" to the head when I took photos of my cards–I use one of the cabinets as a "photo booth).  Now that I'm back from Founder's Circle, getting the video done is back on my radar. Thanks for your patience!

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Stampin up card demonstrator punch button buddies rubber stamp ideas Stamp Set:  Pursuit of Happiness (W121907, C121970), Button Buddies (W122735, C122737)
Paper:  Well Worn Designer Series Paper (122359), Very Vanilla (101650), Chocolate Chip (102128), Cajun Craze (119684), River Rock (109010)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker (100071), Cajun Craze (119671)
Cool Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Large Oval Punch (119855) , 1/2" Circle Punch (119869)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Pursuit of happiness rubber stamps stampin up


  1. Beautiful card. I swapped out the sentiment and added a birthday greeting for my Grandpa’s 90th party today. Everyone loved it!

  2. What great colors you chose and so many punches–it was a lot of work, but beautiful. wow 125!!! Thank you for sharing Mary. At least you were reward with 125 more cards!!

  3. Fabulous swap card, Mary! I love it!

  4. 125? People think I’m crazy when I do 25. Well, I am a little. That’s a fun idea and you must be loving seeing everyone’s contribution. I can feel the creative juices flowing.

  5. Mary Lou Glick

    Wow, Mary, what a pretty card! I love the colors. The card gives one such a warm,fall feel. Here in Arizona we have to grab all parts of fall that we can as the weather isn’t a bit fallish. What a great way to demonstrate the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful swap! And I thoroughly enjoyed all of your pix from Utah! You are a pioneer woman for sure – what an amazing hike you went on! Congrats on all you have accomplished 🙂

  7. Fabulous Card Mary – and it was my PLEASURE to help you! After looking at your card I realized you did a HUGE AMOUNT of punching…..That’s 375 Scallop Circles you needed to punch out….AND…375 Half Inch Circles you punched out. WOW-Girlfriend!!!!

    Know all the folks at Founders Circle ENJOYED your card and we all thank you for sharing yet another amazing card with us. Congrats again Mary for making Founders Circle!

  8. Love all the details, Mary! I am certain your card was much appreciated at the swap!

  9. As always, your work is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing it!

  10. Kathy THompson

    What a lovely card. I love your work. Thanks for sharing all your terrific ideas. The color combo is perfect. I love the Well Worn DSP.

  11. Beautiful card, Mary. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Hi Mary, I am an avid fan of your work and regularly drop in (on your website) to see what you have been up to. I am from Australia and even though I may be on the other side of the world, your work and sentiments ring true for me. Thank you for your regular updates and I particularly love your use of color!!

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