New Catalog Sneak Peek: Friends Who Know

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One of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators I get hang out with while I’m on the Western Caribbean Cruise (our Stampin’ Up! incentive trip) is Brian King.  Brian is a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community (Pam Morris is his direct upline).  I’m so proud of Brian’s accomplishments and am lucky to call him my good friend. I made him this card with the new “Friends Who Know” stamp, available June 2, when the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog begins.  It couldn’t be more appropriate to describe our friendship!


  • I just love it when everything coordinates, don’t you?  The Friends Who Know stamp coordinates with the Stampin’ Up! Labels Collection Framelits Dies.  A quick trip through my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine results in a perfect crop.

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  • Better yet?  The stamp and Labels Framelits Dies coordinate with one of the Festive Paper Piercing Templates.   An elegant detail without a lot of work!
  • The two hearts were cropped with the Small Heart Punch (on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Accessories List).

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  • A couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels add just enough bling!

Those of you who follow Brian’s Stamp with Brian Blog know that he has an incredible sense of humor, that can cross over to the “naughty” side.  Do you recall this video tour of “Brian’s” craft studio?  I’m sure I will have my hands full this trip–much to my good fortune!


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  1. I love the video! He is funny. I was fortunate to get to know Brian and his partner during the cruise! Hopefully I will get the chance to know you on one of the future trips? Great card. I already look forward to the new catalogue. Regards, Yvonne from Holland.

  2. I just returned from Cancun last week, what a beautiful vacation destination. I’m sure you are enjoying it. My DREAM vacation would be Bora Bora … looks so relaxing. Have fun!

  3. I would like to vacation in Alaska. Every thing I hear and see looks beautiful. Have a great trip. Theo Smith

  4. Dream vacation, hummmmmm…. I think it would be Ireland. Thank you, Mary, for all the beautiful cards and tips. I view your web site every day.
    Judy Adkins

  5. Loved the video. Have fun and enjoy your trip. kind regards Jolanda from the Netherlands

  6. That video cracked me up! Have fun on your trip, you both!


  7. I love this video of Brian’s fungeon, it cracks me up every time I watch it. I bet you guys are having a blast…that ship will never be the same.

  8. What a great card for Brian! I think he and I will be friends forever too. Have a fun week.

  9. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love this card! I think I need this stamp just because! I bet you are having a great time on the trip. I loved that video that Brian did. For some reason I don’t get his blog posts and I am going to go subscribe once again! He is a riot! I bet he was voted most likely to be the one to be stuck on a deserted island with or most requested to be with!

  10. That vid is too funny! At first i really thought the craft room was his, but it seemed so familiar, lol thanks for sharing

  11. Brian’s video is funny! BTW, I like your new blog server. Before, I had an extra step to click on your blog title to look at the daily blog with pics. Now, it automatically pops up when I open your email. Great decision!

  12. I love it as I’m sure Brian will as well! This stamp is already on my wish list! Enjoy your cruise! 🙂

  13. Well Mary, looks like you are having a total blast on your vacation, having Brian around probably adds to the fun, great pictures of you and your hubby, you guys look so fabulous.
    Thank you for another great sneak peek at the new catty, I’m keeping my eye open for it.
    Continue having fun Mary, you totally deserve it!!!

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