Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop!

It’s time for some fun in the sun with the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop!  You’ve probably hopped over from Stop #8 Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts.   I’m Stop #9 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in!  I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for summer themed Stampin’ Up! projects from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals!  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.

  Stampin up demonstrator blog card big shot die cutting machine idea simply scored envelopes 

Today’s card was made especially for my niece and BFF, Kris Kilcoyne.  She loves the Stampin’ Up! Sassy Salutations stamp set and Crumb Cake card stock . . . so I was sure to use them on her card!  For a quick tutorial on how to create the 6 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ envelope using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, please CLICK HERE.


Stampin up demonstrator blog card big shot die cutting machine idea simply scored envelope

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards, Stop #10 on the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! Thanks for “hopping” by!

A special thanks goes out to Pals member Nicole Watt for her genius in creating the Summer Sunshine blog hop badges using My Digital Studio and the Storybook Designer Series Paper download.


Stamp Sets:  Sassy Salutations (Wood-Mount 126705, Clear-Mount 126707), Bright Blossoms (Wood-Mount 125495, Clear-Mount 125497)
Paper:  Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409), Lucky Limeade (122926), Crumb Cake (120953), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade (126984), Tangerine Tango (126946)
Cool Tools:  3/16″ Corner Punch (119871), Large Scallop Edgelits Die (127019), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
The Perfect Touch:  3/8″ Designer Printed Brads (122940), Lucky Limeade 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon (122977), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  3. Angie Blake at AngiesMusings
  4. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  5. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  6. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  8. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE
  10. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  11. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  12. Jen Takacs at Stamped in Full
  13. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin
  14. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki’s Creative Corner
  16. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  17. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  18. Kim Luithle at Kims Stampin Stuff
  19. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the Max
  22. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp



  1. Christine Kiehl

    What a sweet horizontal card, first I’ve seen in this very large hop! Love the color combo as well, very creative! Little button was a nice touch! I’m a new visitor and follower and am looking forward to your posts!

  2. LOVE IT ! The variety of card sizes that you use makes such a change from the everyday use of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4…. The Color Combo is fab 🙂 Kris will love it x

  3. Your niece is one lucky lady! Beautiful card.

  4. Such a sweet card and loving the colors!

  5. This card makes me want to do the “happy-happy-joy-joy” dance! So cheerful and sweet!
    Will definitely be CASE-ing this one, I have almost all those elements! Yay!

  6. Love the Crumb Cake…one of my favorites. I will definitely try this color combination. As always, Mary, THANKS for the inspiration.

  7. Carol Carriveau

    Great card….TFS!

  8. Charming! Love these colors and love that sentiment!

  9. Charming! Love these colors and love that sentiment!

  10. Charming! Love these colors and love that sentiment!

  11. Oh! This is just DARLING! I’m sure your niece will LOVE IT!

  12. Mary, fabulous card!! The color combo is terrific along with the design.

  13. I love the beautiful simplicity of this card! VERY summer!

  14. Your card is lovely, as always, Mary. The entire hop was great…it was so nice to browse and gather inspiration from all these lovely artists. Have a beautiful day!

  15. Mary, This is such a cute card I love the colors. I love your video it is great. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day,

  16. This is so attractive Mary! Love your creations.

  17. Lucky, Krissy!!! Beautiful card, Mary! Have to agree with Dawn!

  18. Even prettier in person! 🙂

  19. Oooooo, lovely! I see another MF CASE coming! 🙂

  20. STUNNING card you created for Kris – Just know she is going to fall in love with the colors and the design…PERFECT CARD Mary! And a giant sized HIP-HIP to Nicole for her SUPER FUN Summer Sunshine blog hop badge – LOVE IT! I’m now off to go blog hop the rest of the Pals members.

  21. Very cute.

  22. Love the colors and design. Thank you for sharing.

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