Product Focus: Stampin’ Up! 1″ Square Punch

Stampin up summer smooches square punch simply scored scoring tool diagonal plate envelope
Punches are my most adored paper crafting tool.  The quick and perfect shapes they produce are marvelous for creating patterns.  I saw a really interesting card at the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Leadership Conference that inspired me to create the pattern on today’s card using the 1″ Square Punch.

Stampin up summer smooches square punch simply scored scoring tool diagonal plate envelope 2I whipped up a coordinating Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper envelope with my Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate.  Here’s my formula for creating an envelope that accommodates today’s 5″ x 3 1/2″ notecard:

  • Cut designer series paper (I used Summer Smooches) to 6 3/4″ square.
  • Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate, score two  lines on the designer series paper on opposite sides at 2 5/8″ and score two lines at  3 3/4″ for the remaining 2 opposite sides.  Watch this Stampin’ Up! Video for more tips.


  • Simplicity rules!  You could recreate this design with any of Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating designer series paper choices!
  • The Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and Fabric Designer Brad (center of pattern) are available for purchase now through April 30.  The designer paper will carry into the new Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalog.  However, the Fabric Designer Brads are only available as part of the current Summer Smooches Offer.

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  Save up to 60%.  Check out the latest additions to the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack!  Punches, albums, Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and so much more!  Clearance rack items can ONLY be placed through an on-line order and are available while supplies last!

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Stamp Set:  Friendly Phrases (Wood-Mount 126149, Clear-Mount 126151)
Paper:  Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409), Lucky Limeade (122926), Island Indigo Textured (2011-2013 In Color Textured Card Stock, 124386), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Island Indigo (122937)
Cool Tools:  1″ Square Punch (124094), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586)
The Perfect Touch:  Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads (225589), Brights Brads (119747), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Mary, this card is so cheerful and could be used for so many occasions. Love it. I ordered the 1″ square punch from you back in October and never realized then how much I would use it and not only as a square! Thanks for another beautiful card. We arrived home and my SU! order was waiting for me. Thanks.


  2. I do like this a lot Mary. It’s amazing the impact and stunning wowness that punches can have and I love what you have done with the 1″ square. TFS such a simple and fantastic crafting tip.ooxx

  3. Deb B (Debadoo)

    Very cute! I haven’t gotten this one yet since I can cut 1″ squares, and there are still other punches I want/need. SU has more ability to come out with great new punches than my wallet has to buy them all! lol

  4. Jackie Fidecaro

    great card, and great way to use up those scraps you just can’t throw away, i have LOTS of those!

  5. Absolutely love this card!! Thanks, as always for your great ideas Mary!!

  6. Fantastic card, Mary! It looks like a quilt block – such fun, dynamic colors. I still haven’t played with my Smooch preorder yet… hope to find time this weekend!

  7. Very pretty, Mary, and a great way to use up scraps. Just beautiful and fun! 🙂

  8. Mary, What a stunning card. It is a WOW card that says Mary on this card. I hope you do not mind I will have to case this card. You are amazing. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. Thanks Mary.

  9. Susan Mac Donald

    Mary, you’re so full of surprises,wrapped in bright smooches!! the card is a delight & I hear you about the punches!

  10. Dona Stallworth

    Ah, this is a Mary card: great colors, striking graphics, clean lines and skillfully executed techniques that grab your attention! Well done!

  11. Another great job, Mary! Bright for Spring – love this DSP :o) – but would be fun to try later in Fall colors also. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Linda Woodward

    I love this card, it is so cheery. I would love to case this card also. What size did you cut your CS?

  13. kadie and frenchiee . . . i’m honored that you would want to CASE this card 🙂 thanks for asking and ALL the kind comments today! hugs, m

  14. Bright and Beautiful Card!! Love it so much. Can’t wait to order this paper!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

  15. I really love this card. That DSP is so bright and fun. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This card is amazing and I would love to have my club gals duplicate it – do you mind? Got to love our SU punches – but the real wow for this card comes from that amazing and super fun DSP Summer Smooches. LOVE IT!

  17. Oh ms Mary I love it , I’d like to case it and pass it through my big shot ! I bet that would also look nice ! Good job !!!! Tfs , I’ll case it this afternoon, and post it . Ok??
    Hugs frenchie

  18. Great card! Love the idea.

  19. That’s SO PRETTY!

  20. Hi Mary, I love the card and the color goes good.

  21. Mary, I just love this! Great job 🙂

  22. Hello Mary: Very pretty card. Quick and simple, perfect for a last minute request. Thank you for sharing.

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