Mojo 242 & Stampin’ Up! Dreams 4 You


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Today’s card contains more sneak peeks from the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalog.  These new products seem right at home on this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO242).  For a list of what’s new, please see the supplies list at the end of this post and look for the asterisk (*).Mojo242SketchSTAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • Simple.  World Treasures stamp set (available June 1) offers this sweet trio of flowers.  They’re perfect for adding an embellishment.  I used Pearl Basic Jewels for a quick touch of glam.

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  • To get a better idea of how the new In Colors stack up to existing Stampin’ Up! colors, click to see my 2012-2014 In Color Comparison Samples.
  • I’m in love!  I used Midnight Muse in the new Stampin’ Up! firm foam ink pad style.  The result was crisp, rich coverage with minimal effort.  All ink pads (all Stampin’ Up! colors) will be converted to the new foam style starting June 1.
  • Sometimes the little things really make me happy dance.  Naki Rager, a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals, recently suggested to cut a small slit on the packaging for our Baker’s Twine (or Linen Thread) to keep the loose end in place.  Within minutes of the tip, I had “transformed” all my twine packaging to this neat and tidy system.

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You’ll want a cup of tea and a comfortable chair while you take time to relish in all the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! stamps and accessories.  To order a Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalog delivered to your door for just $4.90 (priority mail cost only, the catalog is FREE), PLEASE CLICK HERE!

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Stamp Set:  World Treasures* (Wood-Mount 126765, Clear-Mount 126767), Fabulous Phrases (Wood-Mount 117002, Clear-Mount 120501), Tiny Tags (Wood-Mount 118091, Clear-Mount 118592)
Paper:  Patio Party Designer Series Paper* (126916), Midnight Muse* (126843), Primrose Petals* (126841), Summer Starfruit* (126839), Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860)*
Cool Tools:  Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), 3/16″ Corner Punch (119871)
The Perfect Touch:  Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon* (126877), Linen Thread (104199), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

*Available June 1 when the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalog is released.


  1. Your white pearls and ribbon really POP against the Crumb Cake background. This color combo makes me think of the weathered wood (and fishermen) seen in harbors on the coast. I can almost smell the salt air. Great job Mary!

  2. Beautiful card and take on the sketch! Love the flower stamp and the simple sentiment. TFS

  3. this is so cute, cannot wait to try out the new stamp pads

  4. What a clever idea for tidy twine. Got my catalog today and have gone through it twice already!

  5. Deb B (Debadoo)

    That is so pretty. Love the kraft and black with the bits of color.

  6. I didnt know where to post this comment and this was the first place I could find….. I am squealing, literally let out a little squeal of delight when I arrived home from work to find my brand new SU catty !
    It never fails that while I am savoring every page the lyrics “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” run through my head. I am like a kid in a candy store and I want to taste every single piece 🙂
    What a fabulous night ahead of me, my new catty,a fresh yellow legal pad,a bright lime green pack of sticky notes,pizza and a diet coke.My yearly ritual begins :)A wish list in the making. It is such a beautiful catty this year and I am sooooo glad I placed that order with you to get this early.
    June 1st can’t get here soon enough for me !!!

  7. Carol Carriveau

    Fabulous card, Mary!!!

  8. This card is just beautiful with the dark colored background – great color choices Mary. The pearls added does the trick!

  9. I love the Midnight Muse ink on the Crumb Cake paper. A great combination.

  10. Love, love, love this card!

  11. Susan Mac Domnald

    a beautiful card; Mary, try this w/the rolls of ribbon & you won’t have a mess, either; thank you for sharing about the twine.

  12. Mary Lou Glick

    Wow! What a stunning card, Mary!

  13. I am lovin’ that Midnight Muse on Crumb Cake! And I spy one sweet little tiny tag:)

  14. LOVE your card (as usual). It looks so sophisticated! Someone will be very lucky to receive this from you. TFS!

  15. excellent idea, susan! m

  16. Hello Mary: Beautiful card, as always. The new colors are great! The tip for the Bakers Twine is genious, thank you Naki for thinking of it. I too, transformed all of it to this fab system. It’s funny how something so simple sometimes you don’t think about it until somebody else does. I used to put a piece of tape on the twine but this looks neater.

  17. LOVE the new product – can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it! And please tell Naki that her tip for keeping linen thread and bakers twine tidy …… is BRILLIANT. I keep my bakers twine on spools but my linen thread is always “a mess”. MANY THANKS for the tip!

  18. What a lovely card! The butterfly stock – gonna have to put that on my wishlist – you used it so perfectly. Great tip on the twine!

  19. So pretty! that new midnight muse is so delicious!

  20. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Wow…love that dark hued butterfly print in the background! It really makes your focal pop. And the sweet little tag is the perfect addition.

  21. Brilliant card Mary! Can’t wait to see the new foam pads and gorgeous In Colors!…love your new photo too!! xx

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