Baby Pal On Board (Almost)!

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One of the members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals is expecting a baby girl and today’s handmade card is headed her way.  Woo hoo!  We love our baby Pals.


  • Primrose Petals has become my “go to” pink.  I love the dusty softness and how luscious it looks with Very Vanilla.

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  • It’s the little things.  My very favorite detail of this card is the pinking edge with paper-piercing.  The pinking edge was created using the Stampin’ Up! Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies and my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
  • One in a Million Stamp set offers coordinating sentiments for the exterior and interior of the card.

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  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels are a quick way to dress up each of the layered blossoms.

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FOR A LITTLE ADDED FUN . . .  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post by 7:00 p.m. CST today (Tuesday, August 7, 2012) for a chance to win this pack (above) of 5 cards.  Each one represents one of the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2014 In Colors as compared to other Stampin’ Up! colors.  Also included are 5 coordinating Whisper White Envelopes.  See original Stampin’ Pretty post for details.  I’ll pick a random comment and announce the winner later this evening.  Delivery to U.S. addresses only.


  Purchase the Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit thru me and you’ll become an instant member of the Pals.  Join now through August 31 and you’ll receive the  Halloween Spooktacular Bonus Project Kit (valued to $60) FREE.   Click here to get started.

You are so supportive and encouraging.  That’s what makes you such a great upline and friend.  Sheila (Stampin’ Pretty Pal)

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Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set:  One in a Million (Wood-Mount 126380, Clear-Mount 126382)
Paper:  2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (126910), Primrose Petals (126841), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Primrose Petals (126858)
Cool Tools:  Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Full Heart Punch (119883), Floral Fusion Sizzlits (115969), Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Love all your fresh and cute ideas, keep them comin!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration, Mary. Thank you for coming up with such cute ideas, day after day.

  3. I love this monochromatic card and the 3D effect o the layered flowers!

  4. Mary, this is darling! It’s on my list of cards to make….your blog is awesome!

  5. Mary, I love the details that you add to your cards. My favorite element of this card is the pinked edge with the paper piercing. Thanks for the daily dose of style!


  6. Absolutely! Love the card. The layered flowers are great. Congrats to the addition of the baby pal… Hope your friend loves the card just as much as I do.

  7. I love this card. I really will have to make the layered flowers. Thank you for all you inspiration over so many years.

  8. Charmaine Babineau

    You do so much with such simple materials. I love the way you used basically one color, a tiny layered flower shape, piercing, edge cut. So sophisticated and striking.

  9. Thanks for sharing your talent with us, Mary.

  10. Mary: As usual, such an awesome project. Thank you for a chance to win and continually sharing your talents! Love it!

  11. Debbie Gibbs Keane

    What a precious gift to be cherished for a long time. Thanks Mary for sharing your talent with us.

  12. Hello Mary: You always come up with the best ideas and inspiration. I love the layered flowers and the pearls give it just the softest look. I’m sure your friend will love it just as much as we do.

  13. I, too, love Primrose Petals and your comment about how it looks on Very Vanilla is so right on! Love the look the the hearts on the same-colored squares above. So simple, yet pretty. Thanks!

  14. Another gorgeous card Mary!! Your cards always have just the right touch of elegance!! Thanks for your inspiration!

  15. What an adorable card! I look forward to reading your blog every day. Such great inspiration!! Thank you and keep up the great work!!!!

  16. Mary, what an “out of the box” idea to use the Floral Fusion die for a baby card! I was expecting baby feet or baby hands 🙂 You are right, Primrose does look great with V.Vanilla! Thanks for sharing, I picked up a few “tips” today, as I always do 🙂
    Have a Great day!

  17. Wow, Mary! What another elegant and gorgeous card! I love all the elements– the little floral fusion flowers, the pearl centers, the pinking edge with paper piercing, and the color combo. Your talent and inspiration never ceases. Thanks so much for sharing with us every day!

  18. Mary, This is an unusual baby card that is why it is exquisite! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Jan D., Florida

    Count me in…love your art. TFS such great ideas.

  20. Mary, your cards are so cute! Thanks for a chance to win them. I look forward to your blog post each morning.

  21. OH so cute. I’m sure she’ll love it. I’m in love with primrose too, such a pretty color and just the right shade between pink and red. I really like the pinking edge with piercing, I’ll have to give it try.

  22. Hi Mary! Another great idea for a trendy baby card! I’m lovin’ Primrose Petals as well! Thanks for my daily dose of inspiration. I simply love your blog.

  23. Just when I thought there couldn’t be any more colors
    here they come ! Love your clean crisp look, there waiting for me every day when I wake up and check my mail.

  24. Wasn’t sure about the new colors, but you make them so inviting! Visit your site daily – it perks me up! Thanks!!!

  25. I look forward to you post every day, love the new ink pads

  26. Jennifer Ciaccio

    Thanks for your great ideas! I really like the layered flowers on this card.

  27. every time I look at your blogs, I get motivated. Just like going to Convention. It pulls me out of slumps. Thank you for your inspiration!

  28. Karen Bensonhaver

    I’ve got to get my Floral Fusions back out to use. Thank goodness I just restocked my Primrose! Lovely card!

  29. Helena Daniels

    Beautiful crisp and colourful card, just hope we get Primrose Petals when we get the new catalogue in the UK in September. Your blog sets me up for the day ..Thanks Mary for your inspiration.


    Helena daniels.

  30. My day is not complete until I have seen your daily blog. Love your color coordinations and your ideas–you make me want to go where I’ve never gone before!! 🙂

  31. Love the flowers and pearls. So precious! Thanks for sharing!

  32. I look forward to your site everyday! I love all your wonderful ideas and beautiful cards. You inspire me!!!

  33. What a lucky Mama-to-be to receive such a beautiful card. I love the layered flowers. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas. You are a wonderful inspiration.

  34. Hi Mary! Thanks for the chance to win these great cards!! Thanks too for all of the inspiration you provide!!

  35. Thank you Ms Mary, for all you do , you always inspire me on what to buy next !! Lol !! With all your ideas … And BEAUITIFUL projects ….. And proud to be in your team !!
    Hugs frenchie,

  36. This is such a beautiful card. What I like most is that it is not the traditional “pink” that we all associate with girls. Your design is gorgeous.

  37. I LOVE your style!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  38. Your site is a great way for me to start the day! Love your stampin’ ideas.
    Thanks much!

  39. Such a cute and stylish card, Mary. The colors are fabulous and love the pinking edge with paper piercing on the very vanilla. Thank you for sharing!

  40. Oh Baby! so cute, love the design. Thanks for sharing.

  41. I just recently started subscribing to your blog, after seeing some of your super cute cards on Splitcoast. Love your creations!

  42. MaryJo Marshall

    Good morning Mary – I love your site!! I come here everyday because I just love your ideas and have “cased” quite a few of them!! I really like the new in colors and use them all the time. Thank you for a chance to win!!

  43. I am so in love with the dotted paper! And the layered flowers is so cute!

  44. Love these! I am new to Stampin’ Up and I would love ot see your work first-hand.

  45. Debbie Kramer

    Cute, cute, cute! Love all of your great ideas. Thanks for being so consistent with amazing cards and projects. You are an inspiration!

  46. All of your ideas are so wonderful! You are my first visit in the morning with my cup of coffee!! 🙂

  47. I always start my day by checking out your blog-you always inspire me!!!! Thank you.

  48. Beautiful card, Mary! I’m sure the new mom will love it.

  49. I just love your ideas and visit your site each day. This card is so soft and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  50. Awwwww, what a sweet little card and what a great card “pack”! Thanks for sharing.

  51. I’m loving this card girlfriend – I think my new Pink will have Primrose Petals as a close back-up for my all time favorite pink Melon Mambo. Thanks for sharing your cutie baby card with us…..LOVE IT!

  52. Very cute and simple card. I love your ideas!

  53. Great sight. I look forward to seeing what you have posted every day. Great ideas, wonderful color combinations and excellent directions. Thank you.

  54. Thanks so much for all your great ideas and sharing with us each day. I enjoy your blog and all the beautiful cards. Thank for a chance to win.

  55. Looooooove Primrose Petals, and I love that you call your stamper babies “Baby Pals” What a cute idea! When I get to open that box sitting in my living room, I have that sizzlit and I think I will cheer my daughter up with this card. We have our 11th Baby Pal in our arms now, and the post-partum blues are singing in her ears. hugs, Celia

  56. Thank you for your daily inspiration. I love the creativity you show.

  57. Renee castruita

    So nice seeing new ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  58. I love your graduated color cards. They show how the Stampin’ Up family of colors coordinate and make choosing colors so much easier. Thanks for such a unique example of displaying this feature.

  59. I love all your wonderful ideas! You are so creative! Thanks!

  60. Mary – I always love your cards! Simply beautiful!!

  61. Kelly Wentling

    Beautiful card for a new tiny pal! Love the new pinking edge and your color combo. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

  62. What a cute edgelet…and so much nicer than trying to do it straight with my scissors.

  63. I love how you stacked the flower blossoms on this gorgeous card!

  64. Such an inspiration to so many of us, thanks Mary Fish!

  65. Allison Warrell

    Thanks for sharing! I love the colors!

  66. I love the clean look of your cards! Thanks for showing the versatility of these colors!

  67. I love the simplicity of this card and how gorgeous it is! Thanks for showing us the color cards when the new In Colors came out. They gave me a MUCH better perspective on what the colors really looked like!

  68. Hope Mitchell

    Your cards have such “creative discipline”, the embellishments never overshadowing the main focal point.

    And Stampin’ Up colors and designs match and dovetail which further appeals to my sense of order.

    Love all your ideas!

  69. Love this baby card! How sweet! I visit your blog every day. It’s fantastic and one I never miss!

  70. I love the simplicity of your cards. Great ideas.

  71. Sweet, simple, elegant! Love, love your style, Mary!

  72. What a beautiful card to welcome a sweet baby into the world! I love the simplicity!

  73. Love your cards and ideas. You have such clean classic. Cards.

  74. Mary,
    Heartfelt congratulations on your acknowledgements at convention. You definitely deserve the highest praises. Yours is absolutely my favorite blog by far and my files are filled with your works of art for inspiration. Thank you.

  75. I visit your site every day! Thank you for your inspiration! Lori

  76. You’re right, Primrose and Vanilla look amazing together! Thanks for the suggestion. And adorable baby card, by the way! 🙂

  77. Kristine Vencel

    A very lucky mama-to-be when she receives this adorable card! Thanks for the chance to win some of your handmade cards, Mary. Love seeing your designs.

  78. What a great color combination for a baby card! Love those out-of-the-box ideas and I appreciate your sharing your talent with us!

  79. Very cute. I love that this card is something other than a typical pink or blue baby card. Thanks for sharing. I always appreciate the details you give about how the cards you post were created.

  80. You are so talented and enjoy your cards. Your passion for sharing is amazing along with your artistic ability. Thank you, Mary.

  81. Your blog is my go to spot for inspiration, layout designs & color combinations! Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing all the details. Love, love love the simplicity and classic uncluttered look of this baby card!

  82. I love this color – this is adorable!

  83. A baby card with elegance instead of baby feet – LOVE IT! You always come up with such great cards that I look forward to your daily dose of inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

  84. I love this baby card. Your clean, simple, yet wow style is always inspiring.

  85. Mary, I absolutely love looking at all the wonderful cards you make. They give me inspiration for my own cards. You are very creative. I love, love, love the color combination on the baby girl card.

  86. Mary,
    I absolutely love your site…it’s the highlight of
    my morning every day. Thanks for sharing!

  87. Diane Wedding

    Very cute……you are such an inspiration. I look forward to your emails every day. Keep them coming.

  88. Love the flowers and pearls on this card. I have to admit I’m a pearl junkie 🙂 Love love love your blog and wonderful ideas!

  89. Your cards and ideas are always so elegant and beautiful! I love all of the details on this card! Thanks for sharing!

  90. Linda Sperline

    Love your blog that’s always full of new ideas and is so inspiring to me. And I’m with you and loving Primrose Petals!

  91. HI Mary,
    Love this card. Love the colors too. Love your all your ideas, that is why I joined your team. With all the work with the piercing and my sewing, I would find a cute pink thread and stitch a back stitch in the piercing. I am trying to add the sewing with the SU tools to make them my own. Thanks again for all you do.

  92. Great job! What a stand-out card :o) I love how the pinked border and that “little something” needed to balance off the flowers on the other end. You think of everything!!! Thanks for the daily inspiration and Congrats to the Mom-to-Be!!

  93. Elizabeth Ames

    You did it again! The card is beautiful and just right for a baby girl. Your attention to detail is above and beyond.

  94. I love this card Mary but then again I love every card you make. Thank you for all of your ideas and for sharing.

  95. I love the simplicity and cleanness of your cards. Thank you for sharing your talent!!

  96. Hi Mary, what a beautiful card! Thx for the chance to win those colorful cards. Love your blog ; )

  97. Barbara Felece

    Hi Mary,
    I am a frequent visitor. Love your blog. Your cards always have an elegance to them.

  98. I am continually amazed and impressed with your creativity.

  99. Bernice Wright

    Love the baby card – and I love stamp sets that can be used on to the inside too. And love it when you give us a chance to win goodies.

  100. So gorgeous, Mary! Can you say CASE?

  101. Love your cards! You have inspired me in my craft room! I found your blog about a month ago and have been visiting you every morning since. Thank you!!!!

  102. I love the baby card. It is so cute!!

  103. Tammie Koehnen

    Love your clean and simple style Mary! LOVE your blog. You are such an inspiration.

  104. I love the cards you make! Creativity shows in all of them. I saw the Heart cards and just had to make one for my Husband’s birthday (today). I was looking for an idea and opened your e-mail and there it was. How lucky for me. Stampin-Up is lucky to have you on board and I know you will be a “huge” contributor. Thanks for all you do for us in cyber space.

  105. Dee Cunningham

    Love the card! I would never have thought of using those colors. That’s why I really enjoy following your blog – constantly introducing fresh and different ideas. Thank you.

  106. I like the color contrasts. I can really see the color changes and how well they coordinate together.

  107. Adorable card! Love your blog…so inspiring!

  108. Wow! Everything about this card is beautiful.I’m loving the new in-colors, too. Your creativity never ceases to amaze and inspire me. What a treat to start my days with your blog. Suzanne

  109. Denise Heredia

    Hi Mary!
    I visit your blog each day! Your cards and projects give my inspiration for my own projects. Thank you for the chance to win.

  110. What a pretty baby card. I love the primrose petals since so not a fan of the “baby pink” color for girls. You’re right, it does look very soft & pretty with the vanilla. I do love the pinking edgelit. I have bought that set, but haven’t pulled it out yet. Need to do a bit of playing with it, along with my new piercing mats. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy! You always have so many great ideas to share with us.

  111. Great card, Mary. I always check your blog for inspiration!

  112. All the details on your baby card are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win the gorgeous card pack you created, too! So amazing!!!

  113. Everyday at work I sneak a peak at your post to exchange my stress for creative excitement. You are so talented and a pleasure to follow. Thanks for keeping me engaged in the rubberstamoing world.

  114. Who says baby cards should be pink or blue. This is so adorable.

  115. How beautiful!! You have the most wonderful projects! I visit every day and end up saving almost everything! Thanks for all that you do for those of us who are obsessed!

  116. How beautiful!! I visit every day and end up saving almost everything that you do! Thanks for all your hard work so that we can drool over it all 😉

  117. ?’I’m not a pink girl’, but this color combo and design is wonderful. The result is I can no longer make the prior statement!

  118. I just discovered your blog and I am in love. You make the most beautiful creations (something that I can do and not a feeling of being overwhelmed). I love this monochromatic card and the 3D effect of the layered flowers! Thanks for the chance to win!

  119. Linda Lipovsky

    I love your blog and getting the daily email on what your working on, it has me visiting your Fun & Chic Boutique almost daily lol. Your energy is inspiring and contagious!! ~Linda

  120. Thank you for the opportunity to win a bundle of handmade cards! They are gorgeous!!

  121. Dona Stallworth

    I love this card for babies and can easily see it in different colors including multi-colored fliers when you don’t know the babies gender! Nicely done!
    Dona S

  122. Dona Stallworth

    Flowers… Smart phones can’t spell

  123. One in A Million is one of my favorite sentiment stamps. I like the fact that this card does not have any typical baby stuff on it. Very cute and classic.

  124. Simple and beautiful! Love your work and always love to see your blog!

  125. Jennie Portonova

    Mary, Most of my days are started with a cup of coffee and checking your blog. I have learned a lot from your videos and I LOVE your attention to details! Thank you!

  126. Mary – You are such an inspiration. I look forward to your emails every day. Your creativity encourages me to create a new card everyday. Thank you again. Melia

  127. I love this card….would love to win a package of card made by you!



  128. Mary,
    I love all the cards you make and I thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. I would love to win these cards!!!!

  129. Mary, I’m still in love with your clean style! You inspire me. Thanks, I loved to win this pack of cards.

  130. Loving the color combo on this card! Beautiful. I will have to try this card out. I’m loving your blog also! I have been on your tutorials page for about an hour today!!

  131. Great cards! Thank you for the chance to win!

  132. Debbie Crowley

    Mary, not much else I can say that hasn’t already been said. Your inspiration and creative instincts are incredible.
    Thank you for always inspiring me to go to my room and stamp….

  133. Love this sweet card, Mary. It’s a typical “fresh” card that you continue to come up with for us. You certainly inspire me to try things! Congratulations on your new honors. You certainly deserve them as you always “stay on top” of things.
    Diane G.

  134. So dainty and cute. Simple to make but with a big WOW factor!

  135. Love, love, love your creative and fashionable designs! You inspire me every day.

  136. Lindsey Graves

    You gotta love babies and fantastic posts by an amazing demonstrator! Thank you for sharing your ideas!!

  137. So cute….!

    Love the clean look of your cards.

  138. Carrie DeCoster

    I absolutely love your ideas once again….look forward to your emails each day. Love the new colors with your great ideas.

  139. I absolutely love your ideas with all the new colors…wait patiently every day for your post

  140. Love that tone on tone look!

  141. Charlene Itamura

    I just have to say, the color combination is so nice together. A simple but very “elegant” card. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

  142. Love your blog, good luck to the new mother!!! Thanks

  143. Mary, Just recently found your site and was so impress with you craft space. Very jealous. I love the cards you are going to give away. The one on top is especially cute. I am always looking for something new for Valentine’s, as I do a Valentine’s Day party. Keep creating a giving us you wonderful ideas.

  144. Congrats to the mom and dad to be! Thank you for sharing that cute card…and for a chance to win the card pack! You are truly inspiring with all of your creative ideas!

  145. Love the Primrose Petals color!

  146. I found your blog a few months ago and love your creativity! My favorite part of this card is the paper piercing with the edgelit border. I have learned so much from your tips and ideas. Thank you!

  147. Once again a great card! Thanks for the chance to win! I am very inspired by your blog.

  148. I love the red flowers with pearl accent. I visit your website every day for inspiration. Thank you.

  149. Just received my Floral Fusion Sizzlit & was looking for some inspiration. Thank you so much.

  150. Yikes, you have a couple of comments. Love your designs and the simple cards are the best! Thanks for sharing.

  151. Hi!
    What a beautiful card! I love visiting your blog and seeing all the wonderful things that you create.

  152. Carol Carriveau

    Love your card Mary….so different and love the colors! Thank you also for offering the pack of cards….

  153. You always come up with the best ideas. I try to check your blog each day for your great ideas.

  154. Mary ~ This set says “loving kindness” all over it! Thank you for all your loving ideas!

  155. Cindy Standal

    Mary, Very cute baby card! Last night at our Stamping to Share demonstrator meeting we had a guest speaker – Joyce Hall. In her talk she mentioned your name and accomplishments as you are also in her downline. Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I enjoy your blog and have even cased a few of your cards for swaps. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with me!

  156. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I visit your blog EVERY day! You make such beautiful cards!

  157. Angie Mullins

    Pls tell me it’s fall and time to start getting Halloween stamp stuff!

  158. Sarah Biswabic

    I love this baby card and all the cards you make you are so talented!!

  159. Nicole Wellensiek

    Time to go make some cards! Thanks for you creative inspiration!

  160. I love your blog and all your wonderful creations. Thanks for all you share for all of us!!!

  161. I so appreciate your daily blog posts! Your card designs are always inspiring!

  162. Teresa Wilkinson

    Just love your designs! So clean, balanced & always pleasing to the eye! Never overdone or visually cluttered. Thanks for sharing.

  163. Love the color, works for a girl or boy, it isn’t really “red” or “pink”, great design, as usual!!

  164. Neat baby card! You come up with the bestest ideas, Mary! Never disappointed when I check out your blog for inspiration.

  165. Neat baby card! You always come up with the bestest ideas! I’m never disappointed when I check out your blog for inspiration!

  166. I love checking your site every day! Thanks for the opportunity to win these great cards. 🙂

  167. Mary Middendorf

    I am a fairly new demonstrator and check your blog almost daily for fresh new ideas. I couldn’t agree more I love primrose petals. Recently used primrose petals along with a coupple other in colors on matching tags for luggage.

  168. Claire Ventre

    You’ve done it again! What style!! The little things – so true!! Love it! TFS!

  169. Such A Creative Woman With Ideas Beyond……Love all your cards

  170. Compartive samples! Sign me up. And congrats on all your leadership accomplishements.

  171. Nancy Overton

    LOVE your blog, and read it everyday. I am continually inspired.

  172. Mary you are such an inspiration to me. I love your style. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome creativity.

  173. Love your blog! You are always a source of inspiration.

  174. Great cards Mary as usual. Love seeing what you send each day. Keeps me on the move. Thanks for all the gifts you send out to us to try and win.

  175. I visit your blog often and I am always in awe of the wonderful cards you post. Thanks for sharing!

  176. I just love the soft pInk with the vanIlla!!

  177. I am always inspired to create when I visit your blog. Thank you!

  178. Count me in…love your art. TFS such great ideas.

  179. Chris R. from Iowa

    I love the new pink too – I think I used it on your pig card. What a great idea for a baby card – I don’t do gushy baby cards. Maybe this is due to fur babies instead of stampin baby pals! Love the pinking on the edge too. I loved the cards you made to show the new colors when they first aired. Is there is a tutorial on the box you made to hold the cards?

  180. This card is so fresh and vibrant. Love it.

  181. Barbara Kinsey

    Love the cards and love your ideas! thanks for the inspiration!

  182. Congratulation! Your project has been chosen for the Blog Finds of the Day on August 9. If you would like to see other projects chosen for blog finds, please visit

  183. Love all the wonderful ideas you post, keep em coming!

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