Pals New Catalog Blog Hop: Pleasant Poppies

Welcome to the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop!  The Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to share some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite products from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog!  You’ve probably hopped over from Shannon Jaramillo’s EZ Peasy Cards Blog.  I’m stop number 14 on the Pals Hop!  I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for new Stampin’ Up! products!  Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track.

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I LOVE the new Pleasant Poppies background stamp!  I  heat embossed the image with Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The contrast between the Tempting Turquoise and Early Espresso is stunning.  The “congratulations” sentiment is from Sweet Essentials, a versatile, new set with a tr?s chic font!

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A single, coordinating Glimmer Brad is all the embellishing needed.

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Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nicole Picadura’s Scraps & Stamps Blog, stop number 15 on the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for “hopping” by!

Thank you Pal Nicole Watt for creating the adorable badge (top) for today’s hop using My Digital Studio.  She used the “Keep in Touch” Digital Content CD (#127189), which is a Stampin’ Up! Hostess Reward choice.

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Stamp Set:  Pleasant Poppies (Wood-Mount 126480, Clear-Mount 129499), Sweet Essentials (Wood-Mount 126455, Clear-Mount 126457)
Paper:  Early Espresso (119686), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark Ink Pad (102283), Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  Heat Tool (129053), Embossing Buddy (103083)
The Perfect Touch:  Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Emboss Powder (122950), Brights Glimmer Brads (121006), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  4. Angela Richwine at Stampin’ Away with Angela
  5. Debbie Pierce at Stampin’ Sunshine
  6. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  7. Kim Luithle at Kim’s Stampin Stuff
  8. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  9. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  10. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie’s Crafty Corner
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space
  12. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasyCards
  14. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  15. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  20. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin’ Blog
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  26. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki’s Creative Corner
  27. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  28. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  29. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  30. Nakaba Rager at My Stampin’ Blog
  31. Wendy Smith at West Wind Curiosities
  32. Laurie Mercer at My Stampin’ Blog


  1. Kerry Willard Bray /

    Beautiful card! Love the color combo — simply striking!

  2. Wow, this colour combination looks stunning. I love this stamp. The flowers look great embossed.

  3. Embossing the turquoise on the brown was ingenious! Love it!

  4. Exquisite Mary! Your artwork is always amazing and so inspiring!

  5. This is beautiful Mary. I love pink and brown together and have the Melon Mambo embossing powder. I will have to try this one soon.

  6. You’re right about the contrast in colors. The turquoise pops right off the espresso. It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Mary, all of your artwork is fantastic and this one is darling as well!! I love the embossed look against the contrast. Very stunning!!

  8. Mary ~ I see why you love this stamp … you did it great justice … your color combo … perfection! Love it!

  9. This is gorgeous, definately on my wish list. One of my favorite color combos

  10. WOW. Simply.Perfect.

  11. Love it Mary, and so simple too!

  12. So easy to do. The results are WOW!

  13. Sandie Conner

    Love it! The embossing is great and the colors are so pretty. Maybe sometime soon we will see your other card that you made for the hop!

  14. Very pretty! Love the colors. My kind of card.

  15. Beautiful color combo! Love your card! (as usual 🙂

  16. Oh my, Mary! That Tempting Turquoise on that Early Espresso is just striking! What a fabulous card! 🙂

  17. Got say that this card is amazing! I love the idea for melon mambo too.

  18. Stunning, Mary! Love those poppies!

  19. I really like pink with dark brown, too . . . melon mambo embossing powder could be next on my list! hugs, m

  20. Gorgeous! But then, what’s not that you create? Love the color combo!

  21. Stunning!! I can’t wait to try the turquoise and early expresso combo!

  22. Beautiful card. The contrast between the turqouise and early espresso is outstanding.

  23. I love Tempting Turquoise. This card is exquisite! It looks like someone did fine embroidery. This card would be stunning in other contrasting colors, as well. Another home run for you!

  24. Absolutely beautiful! I love this color combination and the ease of the card is always a plus! Thank you for sharing.

  25. One word… Electrifying! Wonderful colors Mary!


  26. Stunning is right! More ideas from Mary!

  27. Gorgeous! Love this set and the turquoise ep!

  28. Susan Lankford

    Stunning really is the best word for this beauty!

  29. So Striking!!!

  30. WOW! I love this! My poppies came yesterday and I was so excited to see what you would do and no disappointment here 🙂 This is beautiful and outside the orange poppy box that I was in. I did not know that SU’s colored embossing powders would pop like that on dark colors….oooh, baby! Creative juices are flowing now 🙂 Thanks, Mary!

  31. Mary Lou Glick

    “Stunning” is the first word that came to my mind when I first saw your card, May! You did it again!

  32. I knew it would be worth the wait! I vote on “stunning”!

  33. Love this card!!! So glad I ordered this stamp set. Can’t wait for it to get here.

  34. Stunning!

  35. Mary,

  36. Hi Mary – This card is beautiful! I love the color combo – one of my favoites. I love pink and brown too -humm – I’m thinking mambo mellon embossing powder might be fun too. I’ve been a big fan of yours for a while but I’ve never left a comment before. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  37. This is v v pretty Mary. I love Espresso, but have never really been a big fan of Tempt Turq. It does really pop on the darker CS tho. The outline image is so pretty.

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