Pals February Blog Hop!

2013febhop_badgeThank you for joining us for the February Pals Blog Hop! Today
the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to the Stampin’
Up! products we LOVE. We hope you find new ideas for using the products
you already have – or find new items to add to your wish list.

You should have just left stop number ONE on the Pals
Hop – Maggie Mata’s Maggie Made Cards. If so, you are
in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below
will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing

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My Stampin’ Up! product “to love” is our colored Stampin’ Emboss Powders.  I especially love embossing colors on darker card stock, as I did for today’s card.

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I heat embossed Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Early Espresso Card Stock.

In case you missed this tip when I shared it a couple weeks ago, check out this clever idea for holding Stampin’ Emboss Powders.  It’s a Keurig K-Cup Spinning Carousel. I purchased mine through Bed, Bath & Beyond
for $24.99 (don’t forget your BB&B coupon)!  Here’s the original post and a Stampin’ Pretty Video.

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The next stop is Carmen Sublasky’s The Creative Stamptuary, stop numberTHREE on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting ? and I hope to see you
next month!

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Stamp Set:  Swallowtail (Wood-Mount 129213, Clear-Mount 129216), Vintage Verses* (Wood-Mount 129633, Clear-Mount 129636)
Paper:  Early Espresso (119686), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  VersaMark Pad (102283), Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  Heat Tool (129053), 1″ Square Punch (124094)
The Perfect Touch:  Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder (129398), Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

*Earn it FREE with a $50 order during Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration


February Blog Hop Line Up:

  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Mary
    Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  3. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  4. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  5. Leslie Davis at Stampers Paradise
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
  8. Amy Williams at Stampin’ on the Range
  9. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  10. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  11. Diane Roberts at Score At Four and a Quarter
  12. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  13. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Patti MacLeith Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Maxine
    Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  17. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  18. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  19. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  20. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full

Thanks to the talented Nicole Watt for creating our blog hop badge
and buttons!  Nicole has used the Sunshine & Sprinkles Digital Collection Disc
(130667) from the Spring Catalog, and the Storytime Ensemble (127195).


  1. Carol Carriveau

    Beautiful card, Mary – just love Pool Party, especially when embossed!

  2. Mary, your Swallowtail is stunning. I love the color combo. Simply beautiful.

  3. Wow! I made this same exact card last week. But my colors were different, I used pink. But same layout, same butterfly, same embossing, same placement of rhinestones!

  4. Beautiful! Love the pool party on the Espresso – I would not have thought of it.

  5. Beautiful card! The pool party on Early Espresso is really striking. Thanks for the Keurig tip too!

  6. So stunning with the Pool Party embossing on the Early Espresso! And the perfect sentiment for this image! Thanks for sharing Mary…I’ve got to pull out my swallowtail stamp!

  7. What a striking card, Mary. I love the color combo!

  8. Beautiful Mary, I love how you used the only one you! It’s perfect.

  9. Waw the embossing is gorgeous, such a pretty card Mary. waw! hugs! Mojca

  10. vary, vary BEAUITIFUL Ms Mary , I love those 2 colors together ,
    super pretty !!
    hugs frenchie

  11. Christine Kiehl

    Love this cards striking color combo! Beautiful! Show cases the butterfly wonderfully! Nice choice! TFS

  12. Beautiful Mary! Two of my favorite colors together. You’ve done the Swallowtail proud!

  13. Beautiful card! Love the colors so much.

  14. Wow..,.the white really makes the butterfly pop on the darker paper. Very elegant! I did get the Keurig K-cup carousel and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  15. Beautiful, Mary! The colors are phenomenal. I love the little touch of bling!

  16. wow Mary, this is gorgeous. Love the colors you used for this.

  17. I love this image, the possibilities are endless with it and this card is amazing. I was wondering Mary, if you could possibly tell me the dimensions of this stamp, it looks real big on the catalog and on the sample cards.

  18. Love the card (didn’t think I’d EVER say that about Swallowtail!) and especially love the tip about the embossing powders!! Going to pick mine up today!! LOVE IT!!!

  19. Great card!I love that color combination…have it everywhere… I need to get that embossing powder color!

  20. Diane Roberts

    Just love your color combination and that Swallowtail!

  21. This is just so stunning, Mary. I just got my swallowtail stamp and I love it!

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