Melon Mambo Pleasant Poppies & New WOW! Video

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Simple and pretty.  Stampin’ Up! Pleasant Poppies stamp set goes the distance as a foundation for quick and crisp cards.  Heat embossed in Melon Mambo Stampin’ Emboss Powder, the poppies look striking on Basic Black Card Stock.

Today’s Stampin’ Pretty 1 Minute to WOW! Video shares a simple tip for cropping the sentiment rectangle using a Stampin’ Up! 1 3/8″ Square Punch.


  • The sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases stamp set.  The set is my “little black dress” of essential words for many occasions.

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  • I cropped the sentiment (with the 1 3/8″ Square Punch) to allow room for a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.  I like using my Paper Snips to remove “jewels” from their sheet and get controlled placement.  Watch this video for my Stampin’ Pretty Tips.
  • A simple twist of ends of the ribbon knot moves the polka dots (only on one side of the ribbon) to the top.

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Stamp Sets:  Pleasant Poppies (Wood-Mount 126480, Clear-Mount 129499), Fabulous Phrases (Wood-Mount 117002, Clear-Mount 120501)
Paper:  Basic Black (121045), Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283), Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8″ Square Punch (to crop sentiment, 119877), Heat Tool (129053)
The Perfect Touch:  Melon Mambo Stampin’ Emboss Powder (123223), Melon Mambo 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (122985), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. love your cards all the time and always tell my stampin up group about your site…your funny…you say Mambo like my Demonstrator…you pronounce it with a “a” like in “spam” instead of “a” like in “palm”…sorry…English is my thing…but your amazing!!:)

  2. Great tip! I can’t wait to show this one to my customers!

  3. Hi Mary,

    What a great tip! I am going to start using it. I could never get a straight rectangle with my cutter. You are so clever! Thanks,
    Sue Deane

  4. Wow Mary, your card is beautiful…the video is such a WOW for me…I have a hard time cutting these tiny pieces and my cutter!!!

  5. Mary Lou Glick

    What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the video, Mary!

  6. Mary, thanks for the great tip. I tried it and it worked perfect. You have saved me from lots of frustration trying to trim small pieces on a cutter. Today’s card is lovely, as always.

  7. Talk about WOW! Thanks for sharing this great tip.

  8. Yet another great tip from Mary! Thanks.

  9. I may have to get this stamp set, now. You’ve done so many cute cards with it!

  10. Mary, this is GORGEOUS! I have that poppy stamp at the top of my wish list!

  11. I love this card Mary! It just pops with color.

  12. Mary, another great video
    . I am always having problems cutting a small tag like that and this idea will help greatly. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Stunning! Melon Mambo is one of my favorite colors! Thanks for they quick WOW video too!

  14. Okay Girlfriend…..I am one of those lucky one who received this card as your swap from last Tuesday nights meeting. Amazing and Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the TIP on making a smaller sentiment with our square punch – You are the QUEEN of Product Knowledge!

  15. It’s me again. I am loving your videos. I’ve only looked at about 20 of the Minute to Wow ones and I am sooooo thrilled. You are a great teacher and your tips are fabulous!

  16. Mary, thanks for the video. I didn’t know you had videos to share….I’m looking forward to exploring. Your card is stunning. The embossing really pops on the black background.

  17. You are an amazing artist

  18. Wow! that card is Fabulous!!

  19. Ms Mary soo pretty , love that color ,

  20. kathy/NorthCarolina


  21. Simple but so beautiful – thanks for sharing it!

  22. I love this card 🙂

  23. AnnapolisAnne

    So pretty!


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