A Pocketful of Stampin’ Up! Love

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This week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO299) offers a round or square card layout.  I opted for a 5″ square card and really enjoyed experimenting with the different elements of the design.


  • I did a spirited happy dance when I realized I could use the Stampin’ Up! Hexagon Punch to create a little pocket!  I’ll share a 1 Minute to “WOW!” video with details tomorrow plus another handy trick using the punch.

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  • I heat embossed the “stitched” stamp from Six-Sided Sampler with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  To finish off the “pocket,” I added a tiny scallop border.

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  • Yummy!  The new Stampin’ Up! 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon is so rich in Crushed Curry.  There are a dozen colors to choose from.

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  • One of the color combinations in the new Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog that immediately caught my eye was from Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate and Whisper White).  I used Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana with dash of the Eastern Elegance paper.
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From top to bottom

Whisper White: 2 3/8″ x 1 3/4″
Coastal Cabana:  2 1/2″ x 1 7/8″
Coastal Cabana:  3″ x 2 3/8″
Whisper White:  4 1/4″ Square
Crushed Curry Eastern Elegance DSP:  4 3/4″ Square
Coastal Cabana card base:  5″ Square

MaryRedTulipCOMING UP TOMMORROW:  I’ll share a new 1 Minute to WOW! Video with two cool tricks using the Hexagon Punch (both used on this card).

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Stamp Set:  Six-Sided Sampler (Wood-Mount 130953, Clear-Mount 130956), Itty Bitty Banners (Wood-Mount 132022, Clear-Mount 126257)
Paper:  Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (130131), Crushed Curry (131199), Coastal Cabana (131297), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980), VersaMark Pad (102283)
Cool Tools:  Small Heart Punch (117193), Owl Builder Punch (tiny heart, 118074), Bird Builder Punch (leaves, 117191), Hexagon Punch (130919), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Heat Tool (129053), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon (130019), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. The composition of your gorgeous card just blows me away!!!
    Absolutely perfect!!! Love the colors and the trick with the little pocket. You are amazing!!!

  2. Carol in Minnesota

    Love it! Thanks so much for the card and the video.

  3. OMGoodness…this is just too adorable with the mini pocket made from the hexagon punch! I know what punch I’m putting on my SU order next week! 🙂 Love your color combo!

  4. Collette Robbins

    Sooo stinkin’ cute!!

  5. LOVE the pocket! So cute!

  6. Oh so pretty Mary! I was debating on whether or not to order the Eastern Elegance DSP and after seeing your card I WANT IT! 🙂 Thanks for your ongoing inspiration. Hugs

  7. How clever is that! love it! and the colors are devine. hugs.

  8. Cute card! I really like the DSP with this color combo. Of course, the little pocket steals the show!! My hexagon punch is due in this week and I have a baby boy card to come up with. I’m thinking this will be a great idea to use!! Thanks so much for sharing :o)

  9. Martie Pollard

    adorable…no other words needed!

  10. Martie Pollard

    adorable…no other words needed!

  11. Martie Pollard

    adorable…no other words needed!

  12. margaret spencer

    a hexagon to make a pocket – I am trying that! thanks for all you share

  13. Love the little pocket you created Mary, Love the gorgeous colors and all of the fabulous details contained in a 5×5 squared card. Thank you for sharing it.

  14. Carol Carriveau

    Fabulous, Mary! How wonderfully creative! This punch is going on my list for sure…love when someone like (wonderfully creative!) you figures out something so different to make with this punch! TFS and looking forward to your video!

  15. LOVE that pocket! Will be CASing, so thank you for sharing, Mary!

  16. Totally adorable card, Mary!! Just love the pocket with the hearts!!

  17. Darling card! When I saw that pocket I just knew it was a hexagon….and then I looked for the other way you used the hex punch…brilliant! You have an amazing mind that is creative and thinks outside the box:) Thanks Mary.

  18. Ginger Toivonen

    Ahhhh, this is so sweet! Love everything about it!

  19. Mary, This card is so beautiful. I love the color combination and all the details in this card. The person who receives this card is so lucky. You are amazing. I feel so lucky I found you on line. I find so many wonderful ideas from you. Happy Stamping , Hugs. Ellen

  20. just cute as ever!

  21. Cute, Cute, Cute!!!

  22. Mary, I love the little pocket – so cute! Also loving the color combo! I was afraid of crushed curry but it blends really nicely with several colors…I think I am starting to get to know it 🙂

  23. Charlene Brummitt

    Love your cards Mary. Want to place another order each time I see one that is exceptional which is about everyday. Today’s is one of those days.

  24. Think this color combination is SO PRETTY and I’m in LOVE with the Eastern Elegance DSP. Who would of thought to use the new hexagon punch to make a pocket? LOVE the scallop border touch you added to the top of your pocket. DARLING CARD Friend!

  25. Cynthia Tuttle

    I love it!!

  26. Michele in IL.

    Wow, gorgeous! Love the colors and design!

  27. I really love this card. The colors are magnificent. So cool about using the punch to create a little pocket. I would have never thought of that. Very creative.

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