Pals Blog Hop: Earth Day Is Every Day!

Thank you for joining us for the April Pals Blog Hop! To
celebrate Earth Day, the April blog hop features new cards and projects
that capture the essence of Earth Day through colors (like the Crumb Cake I used) and images and/or
use of recycled or reused elements. We hope you are ready for some fun and
creative ideas.

You should have just left stop number 17 on the Pals Hop – Debbie Crowley at Expressively Deb . . .   If so, you are in the right spot.
I’m stop number 18.  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 creations.

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Earth Day makes me think about flowers and influenced this handmade card with a retro edge.  It’s simple and fun and will cheer up a dear friend who is having surgery.

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The curly label punch makes quick work out of the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Perfect Punches stamp set.

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EARTH FRIENDLY TIP:  Don’t toss your home d?cor and fashion
catalogs.  They are loaded with inspiration as well as “punchable” patterns.  I think you can see where the colors of my card as well as the flowers (pillow) came from.  I used my Stampin’ Up! Color Coach (120148) to coordinate
and ultimately opted for Calypso Coral between the two oranges shown.

The next stop is Dawn Tidd’s Tiddbits from Dawn Blog, stop number 19 on
the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting ? and I hope to see you next month!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Nicole Watt who designed our Earth Day badge and buttons using My Digital Studio.

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Stamp Set:  Perfect Punches (Wood-Mount 117022, Clear Mount (120516)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Calypso Coral (122925), Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  Small Heart Punch (117193), Owl Builder Punch (smaller heart, 118074), Curly Label Punch (119851), 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869), Blossom Party Originals Die (115971), Big Shot-Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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 Final Blog Hop Line Up List:

  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  6. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  7. Peggy Noe at
  8. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
  9. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  10. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  11. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ and Stampin’
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  14. Barbara Furlong at The  Love of Stamping
  15. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  16. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  17. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  20. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  21. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  23. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts



  1. Carol Carriveau

    Wonderful color inspiration and beautiful card, Mary!

  2. I’m as much in love with your cards today as the first day I discovered you! =) Thank you for your leadership and inspiration.

  3. Mary! What a terrific card!!! I love the color combo, and those perfectly balanced rectangles and flowers. Again you are an inspiration!!! Thanks!

  4. Lovely card.. I too think of flowers often for my card designs. Love the colors you used.

  5. LOVE the retro look!!! Fabulous and fun!! As always Mary you have such great ideas!! Fashion magazines….who knew? LOL!!! Amy

  6. I love everything about this card! Thanks for sharing :o)

  7. Great as always! Thanks for all you do!

  8. Mary, the colors are awesome and the card, exceptional! Thanks for keeping us motivated with all of your inspiration.

  9. Mary, great project and great tips. TFS! Love your color choices.

  10. As always, Mary – a sweet inspiration!

  11. A lovely classic Mary card! I do enjoy your selection of colors, shapes and design style!

  12. Mmmmm, love the fabulous warm colors!

  13. A simply beautiful card! It makes me think of my fabulous grad school friends — go BGSU Falcons!

  14. Thanks! I’m so glad calypso coral is being in the Stampin’ Up! Color Refresh!

  15. Love the simple flower and those pops of orange! An I always love to see your inspiration process!

  16. Simple and Sweet! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Love the colors!! You’ve made another great card. I’m pretty sure Calypso Coral is one of my favorite colors!!!

  18. Really great card, Mary. Great idea to take a bit of inspiration from magazines, they always have the best color combinations. Thanks for sharing.

  19. FABULOUS CARD Mary. This punch and stamp set are one of Hailey’s FAVORITE! Thanks for sharing.

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