Pals “So Thankful” Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you are visiting today and hope you enjoy our “thank you” inspired projects.

You should have just left stop number 5 on the Pals Hop –Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff.  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 creations.

Stampin up mary fish stamp it pretty order thinlits thinlets card dies gift card holder ideas

I decided to do a “Thank You” card, figuring that many of the hoppers would choose to roll with the season and design for Thanksgiving.  I also took the opportunity to show off the new Stampin’ Up! Circle Card Thinlits Die along with an added gift card twist!


  • I heat embossed the pretty Dahlia (Regarding Dahlias stamp set:  Wood-Mount or Clear-Mount) for added dimension and shine.

Stampin up mary fish stamp it pretty order thinlits thinlets card die gift holder idea

Stampin up mary fish stamp it pretty order thinlits thinlets card die gift card holder idea

  • I love the “wait for it” moment of opening the card and having the sentiment flip.  The “thank you” was cropped with the banner die included in the Circle Card Thinlits Die set.

Stampin up mary fish stamp it pretty order thinlits thinlets card dies gift card holder idea

  • STAY TUNED!  There’s a simple trick to widen cards created with the Circle Card Thinlits Die.  I’ll have a 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial ready for you tomorrow to demonstrate how to do it along with measurements!

Stampin up mary fish stamp it pretty order thinlits thinlets card dies gift cards holder idea

  • An added panel folds back on the card for a sweet gift card pocket.  The heart was cropped with a die from the Circle Card Thinlits Die set.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS PROJECT?  I would love to hear with a comment below!

The next stop is Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life, stop number 7 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting ? and I hope to see you next month!

MaryRedTulipNEW WEEKLY DEALS (NOV 12 – 18).  It’s new week for select, specially discounted products from Stampin’ Up!   Find out what’s on sale:  WEEKLY DEALS HERE.  If the on-line store hasn’t updated yet (for you early birds), you can click HERE.

Paper Hugs...Mary

Order Stampin' Up!

Stampin up mary fish stamp it pretty order thinlits thinlets cards die gift card holder idea

Stamp Set:  Regarding Dahlias (Wood-Mount 130324 or Clear-Mount 130327), Sweetly Framed Hostess Rewards Exclusive (Wood-Mount 129699 or Clear-Mount 129702)
Paper:  Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (130135), Blushing Bride (131198), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark Pad (102283)
Cool Tools:  Circle Card Thinlits Die (133480), Heat Tool (129053), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906)
The Perfect Touch:  Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder (128980), Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126877), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

2013novhop_back 2013novhop_next



  1. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  2. Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  5. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  6. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE!
  7. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life
  8. Michelle Gleeson at Stampinmojo
  9. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  10. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  15. Lisa Davis at Cherry St. Paper Treats
  16. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  19. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker
  20. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  25. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  28. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  29. Sue Becker at Sue’s R n R Stamping
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  32. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys in Schertz


  1. Love the card Mary! I got this at Convention and still have not used it yet! I just watched your video about it, thanks so much for the hints! You are the Best!

  2. What a cute card and really like the way you got a gift card in there with a pocket along with the color combo.

  3. I really like your choice of colors and the way you have offset the dahlia. Nice job!

  4. Your details are PERFECT! Love the fold and the added belly band. Great card! TFS

  5. Your card is beautiful, Mary. I love the various patterns in the same color, and the design is awesome. You are so creative!

  6. Love, love, love it! Love the colors and especially love the little pocket you have made! Can’t wait to see the video! Hurry up, tomorrow!

  7. Elegant! I can’t wait to see the video on enlarging the card.

  8. So very pretty and I love the gift card holder…what a nice surprise!

  9. Mary,
    Another Homerun!! Been scanning Pinterest, etc for a different take on a gift card. This rates up there with MOXIE FAB”S!!!! Love it!! TFS- Hugs!!!

  10. Beautiful color combination, Mary. It is so soft, even with the Early Espresso. I love the gift card pocket too.

  11. WOOT-WOOT! LOVE the way you added the extra fold to tuck in the card! The sweet little heart makes it! So clean and crisp….a typical classic Mary card….love it!

  12. Carol Carriveau

    Thank you Mary for another fabulous blog hop! I am on vacation and my iPad will not allow me to leave comments on most blogs so hoping many of your Paper Pals will see my comment here…really wonderful cards and projects!

  13. Another beautiful card to CASE, Mary! I will be back tomorrow for the tutorial!! 🙂

  14. What a great card! Love the colors and such a neat idea to make the thinlit extra panel into a gift card holder. Cannot wait to try this 🙂

  15. I’m such a fan! Beautiful card and colors! Love the belly band. You’re such an inspiration.

  16. Fun fresh and fabulous~!

  17. Just beautiful! I love everything about this card and you can be sure I will be CASEing this one. That card pocket really adds to the design and use. Thank you for sharing this lovely card. 🙂

  18. Love the card, especially the card pocket. Great idea. Blessings to you and your family.

  19. That is so pretty Ms Mary !!! I love the belly band , that really dress it up more , BEAUITIFUL
    Hugs frenchie

  20. So clever and fun! The belly band is a fabulous addition…think I will be copying that idea!

  21. Wowzers! Love your card with the extension making it a gift card holder. Great idea! The color combination ROCKS and the belly band is the perfect added touch. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  22. So lovely. And, frankly, I’m pretty thankful for you!

  23. Stunning card, like the colors and thanks for the idea
    for the gift card pocket. I’ve wanted to give that a go
    but hadn’t gotten there yet, now I know what to do.
    Thanks again and SIU.

  24. This is awesome Mary. The card is just beautiful and then the added bonus of the gift card pocket is a wow! Thank you 🙂

  25. The combo of Blushing Bride & Early Espresso is stunning. LOVE how you made the little secret pocket for the gift card! Like someone mentioned, this would make a great baby shower card (or bridal shower, if you match the wedding colors). Can’t wait to CASE this!

  26. Love how you extended your thinlits die…….and making it a gift card is PERFECT. The BEST PART…..Your color combination! AWESOME Card Mary.

  27. Adorable, love that you made it into a gift card. YOU have the “magic touch”!

  28. What a beautiful card Mary, could be a Bridal Shower card since you made that pocket to put a gift card. Lovely colors and I can’t wait to see the video on how to extend this layout. Thank you for the daily inspiration.

  29. Very cute card Mary, love that you can put a gift card inside and the belly band adds some extra coolness!

  30. Love the belly band idea. You are so clever! Yes and I love the extended flap. Been making these cards like that – gives it an extra place to write a note.

  31. Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Another beautiful card! Love all the extras you have added!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *