Pals February Blog Hop: Sharing What We Love


Welcome to the Pals February Blog Hop. This month we are excited to share with you what we love about Stampin’ Up! – our stamps, tools, accessories and techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Sherrie Gross at  Stampin Sunshine, Stop #12 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Stampin up stamp it pretty mary fish fresh prints simple celebrate handmade card ideas
What do I love the most when it comes to paper, stamps and ink?  For starters, I LOVE monochromatic cards.  Stampin’ Up!’s Coastal Cabana is the star of today’s card.  I mixed and matched Coastal Cabana patterns from Fresh Prints Designer Series Print Pack (Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog).  So easy!

Stampin up stamp it pretty mary fish fresh prints simple celebrate handmade card idea

One of my favorite Stampin’ Up! tools is the Big Shot Magnetic Platform.  It allowed me to quickly line up and crop out a frame (a square cut within a square) using my Squares Collection Framelits Dies.

Stampin up stamp it pretty mary fish fresh prints simple celebrate handmade cards idea

The Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (true love) and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine produced an envelope liner that is a match made in heaven with the with Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Medium Envelopes.


Stamp Set:  Simply Celebrate (Wood-Mount 133221, Clear-Mount 133224)
Paper:  Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996), Coastal Cabana (131297), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Coastal Cabana (131175)

Cool Tools:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Paper Snips (for flagged end, 103579), Squares Collection Framelits Dies (130921), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Pearls Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)

The next stop is Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards, Stop #14 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

A special thanks to Nicole Watt, who created the adorable hop badges.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of today’s project?  Are you a fan of monochromatic cards?  Please leave me a comment below.

NEW STAMPIN’ UP! WEEKLY DEALS START TODAY!  See what select Stampin’ Up! products are on sale from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17  HERE.

2014febhop_back           2014febhop_next

Thanks to the talented Nicole Watt for creating our blog hop badge and buttons!


  1. Kerry Willard Bray at  Peonies and Paper Chains
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Janice Warhank at  Janice’s Papercraft Playground
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  5. Michelle Gleeson at  StampinMojo
  6. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
  7. Linda Callahan at  Stampin’ Seasons
  8. Katy McGloin at  Just Fun Stamping 
  9. Susan Itell at  Simple Stampin
  10. Nicole Watt at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at  Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Sherrie Gross at  Stampin Sunshine
  13. Mary Fish at  Stampin’ Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at
  15. Donna Kopenski at  craftycardmaker
  16. Maggie Mata at  Maggie Made Cards
  17. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  18. Diane Roberts at  Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations
  20. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  21. Alison Bilohlavek at ribbon and brad
  22. Kelly DeTommaso at  Kelly’s Creative Corner
  23. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  24. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  25. Dawn Tidd at  Tiddbits from Dawn
  26. Shirley Sumption at  Look at my Cute Stuff
  27. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper


  1. What better color to pick for a monochromatic card but Coastal Cabana! Nicole did a great job on the cute badges!

  2. Sherrie Gross

    I love the look of your card. I never think to use a monochromatic color scheme. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a “cool” card. Time to head for pool. 🙂 Thank you Mary!

  4. Donna Kopenski

    Mary…you used one of my favorite colors! What a great card! That is definitely one to be CASEd

  5. This card is so cute and Cheerful! Great combo! Love it!

  6. Diane Roberts

    Mary, Monochromatic is my favorite card too! Love the framed sentiment.

  7. Mary, your card today is truly elegant and stylish, besides being beautiful!!! What a wonderful way to showcase how fabulously SU products coordinate.
    Thank you for sharing.

  8. What a beautiful, elegant monochromatic card! I just started following your blog about a week ago, and I am so amazed by your unique, refreshing “take” on ideas. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  9. Victoria Stewart

    Love the fact that you are sharing what you love…I love the Stampin up community!! Even though I have never met you, Mary, I feel as though I know you..My daughter -in-law wants to start stamping…and she asked me where to start, so while I am in Phoenix visiting her….we will find a Stampin Up club for her to join…and some day she will inherit my craft room…my son better add on to the house!!!

  10. Mary Lou Glick

    Mary, this is such a great example of a monochromatic card! I love how the lined envelope adds a finishing touch!

  11. Sweet card. Mary! Love how you used the blossom to “dot” the I!

  12. This is a true classic “Mary” card… clean, crisp and so very lovely.

  13. SU does such a good job getting everything to coordinate. Makes my paper crafting time that much more fun!

  14. Maggie Morton

    Love the color & the envelope liner gives it that extra look!

  15. Your card is stunning and definitely showcases SU products at their best! Love it!

  16. Love the monochromatic look of this card Mary. LOVE the results you achieved with using the Magnetic Platform to get your square inside a square. Thanks for sharing that tip with us.

  17. So pretty! I love the monochromatic look as well!

  18. Great card Mary. It shows how easy it is to make a stunning card for those who are color challenged! Love it!

  19. Nancy Farrell

    Am I a fan of monochromatic cards? YES definitely! As my card corner develops and my supplies are growing, I am slowly learning how great all the SU products work together. 🙂

  20. This card shows just how beautifully Stampin’ Up! products coordinate! So pretty, Mary!

  21. Love the look of this monochromatic card, Mary. The patterns mix nicely so we can “enjoy” the sentiment.

Leave a Reply

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