Saying #hello to Simple Saturday!


Stampin up stamping pretty demonstrator blog mary fish #hello stamp it free new catalog card ideas

Frenchie Hum, a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community, rocked this layout in the card below.  She shared it in our private Pals Gallery and I couldn’t wait to give it a try with some of my favorite new Stampin’ Up! products.  Speaking of favorites . . . I’ll be posting My Favorite Things from the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog on Tuesday, June 10!



  • Let’s kick off the parade of new products with the bold and hip stamp set:  #hello (that’s “hashtag” hello).  The set coordinates with the new 2″ Circle Punch.

Stampin up stamping pretty demonstrator blog mary fish #hello stamp it free new catalog cards idea

  • I used patterns from Back to Black Designer Series Paper (this one is a shoo in for My Favorite Things) for the banner as well as the envelope liner.  Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liner Framelits Dies make lining a Stampin’ Up! envelope a snap.

Stampin up stamping pretty demonstrator blog mary fish #hello stamp it free new catalogs card idea

  • That simply “gawjus” Thick Baker’s Twine in Strawberry Slush is new as well.  It comes in all the 2013-2015 In Colors (Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantalope, Pistachio Pudding).

Stampin up stamping pretty demonstrator blog mary fish #hello stamp it free new catalog card idea

  • The curvy Strawberry Slush hearts were cropped with the heart punch from the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.


  • I’m pumped for the color combination of Basic Black, Strawberry Slush and Pink Piroutte (OK, only a wee bit of Pink Pirouette was used–but it counts, right)?   I swooped the combo from this week’s PMDC-047 Color Challenge.  Play with these colors and join the challenge!

I WOULD LOVE TO SEND THIS CARD & ENVELOPE TO YOU!  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post with your favorite new product that I used on today’s card.  Deadline for comments is 11:59 p.m. Mountain tonight (6/7).  I’ll pull a random comment (random number generator) and send the card and envelope to the winner!  U.S. only!  I’ll announce the winner on Monday’s post!


MaryRedTulipHAVE A BIG WISH LIST?  Take your passion for paper, stamps and ink to a new level and SAVE $$$!  Choose from one of TWO Stampin’ Up! Starter Kits, including a $50 Starter Kit for a limited time!  Purchase your kit through me HERE, and you’ll not only join Stampin’ Up! (with all the perks and discounts of being a demonstrator), you’ll instantly become a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community.  My Pals private community offers exclusive resources, inspiration, friendships and fun!  I WELCOME hobbyists!

Thank you for all you do for us each and every day.  Your PALS, including myself, are so fortunate to have you as our leader, mentor and friend! 

-Pal Debbie Dean

A COOL WAY TO GET BLENDABILITIES NOW:  The following Blendabilities Markers are available to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators immediately, including the option to add them to the $50 Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit or  the $99 Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit or when placing a demonstrator order after you join (and getting a discount on them)!  Customers will be able to order Blendabilities in late June or early July when Stampin’ Up! believes they can meet the demand for this fabulous product!

  • Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
  • Old Olive (item #130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)

In addition, the following accessories are also available:

 Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)

  • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
  • Color Lifter (item #129369)

MY STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES LIST.  Click on product images below for more details and easy on-line shopping.


  1. Thanks for playing along with PMDC this week! We’re still trying to get more participation, so your support is greatly appreciated! Love the card! The pops of pink add the perfect feminine touch to this sophisticated black & white design!

  2. Mary Ann Huntington

    What a darling card Mary. I love the simplicity. My favorite product you used is the Back to Black DSP. I’m so glad Stampin Up made it with white instead of vanilla.

  3. Your color combo is awesome and I love the 2″ circle punch as well. Beautiful job as always!

  4. I love the paper on this card…a must have!

  5. What a simply beautiful card! I love the thick baker’s twine too – I’ve actually used it to make crocheted flowers!

  6. My favorite new product that you used is the Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine. It really adds a “pop” of color to this card.

  7. Love the color scheme! My favorite new products that you used are the 2″ circle punch and the itty bitty accents punch set.

  8. I love the colors you used, both cards are great! I think my favorite is the Back to Black DSP, but the Baker’s Twine is so cool.

  9. Carol Carriveau

    Both cards are beautiful….love the color combo you used and the different DSP that you lined the envelope with – have to say it is my favorite new product that you used on your card!

  10. I love the new thick Bakers Twine with the bright color. Really pops on the card.

  11. Loks like the B/W DSP will be at the top of my wishlist! Love the designs, and crispness of using B/W

  12. Mary, I like the new products that you used but I guess my favorite would have to be the Back to Black DSP.

  13. Jennie Portonova

    Back to Black DSP for me! Card is scrumptious – love the color combo!

  14. My favorite from this card would have to be the Back to Black DSP, but that strawberry bakers twine is oh so pretty!

  15. Linda Schilling

    I really think the Itty Bitty Accents punches will become my favorite add-on which means I will use them a lot. But the thick bakers twine is really a close second.

  16. Sharron Simmons

    Hi Mary,

    Always love your cards and videos, keep them coming!!!
    My favorite color is the strawberry slush(sounds good enough to eat)and second is the black/white polka dot DSP.

  17. Love the circle punch, the colors and the hello stamp!!

  18. The 2″ circle punch is my fav! I love to layer punches & this is perfect. Your card is very pretty.

  19. Cynthia Berquist

    I love the (hashtag) Hello sentiment stamps, so in trend right now. I love the colors on your card, Mary. I love the new Itty Bitty Punch Set. Too difficult to pick a favorite!

  20. Love this simple yet charming look! Can’t wait to order those thicker bakers twine!

  21. I love the slush bakers twine and can not wait to get it. Love the cards.

  22. I love the new Thick Bakers Twine!

  23. back to black dsp was a must have right when I saw it in the catalog- thanks for continued inspiration, Mary!

  24. Maria Rodriguez

    Love your black and white card with that delicious splash of Strawberry Slush!! and Frenchie’s card is lovely too. It looks like she used my new favorite in color, Blackberry Bliss?

  25. All of it! But I am in love with the Back to Black paper. I haven’t placed my June order yet because there’s so much I want! I’m waiting for that winning lotto ticket so I can have it all! LOL

  26. My favorite new product is the mustache framelits!

  27. Oooo, MsMary you really blew that one out or the water !!! Woohoo
    Love it in black and white , love love it !!!
    Thanks for sharing , it was a pleasure knowing you love my lay out ,
    Thanks MsMary ??
    Hugs Frenchie ,

  28. If you are wondering where the images are for the supplies list, the Stampin Up! website it down today for maintenance. They will magically show up later if you stop back!

  29. Hi, Mary! I like the Back to Black DSP-black and white are always great, but what I LOVE are the Strawberry Slush accents. What a luscious color!

  30. I love the new thick Baker’s Twine. The Back to Black DSP is great too.

  31. Love the card. I love the Strawberry Slush used in card as well as the Baker’s Twine.

  32. I love the color combination. The black dsp is stunning and I can’t wait to see the new twine.

  33. What a striking card! I love the Back to Black DSP and, of course, the thick Strawberry Slush baker’s twine is right up there on my list! Thanks for always inspiring me!

  34. Great card, Mary! I like the (hashtag)) Hello Stamp Set.

  35. I love black & white..the colors pair well with just about any color! Your cards are “gawjus” and always make me want to go stamp away. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  36. I love all your cards…but the black & white card really jumps out! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Mary I love this clean and simple layout. Your card rocks! My favorite new product that you used is the (hashtag) Hello stamp set. Lovin’ it!

  38. Could this card not be ADORABLE! LOVE (beyond words) the color combination – SERIOUSLY…..MY COLORS! Favorite part of this card is what you did with the banner – OH…..and the Strawberry Slush Baker’s Twine. IN LOVE!

  39. I like the 2 inch circle punch!

  40. I really like the Back to Black DSP. I can’t wait to receive mine.

  41. Love the color combo! I like the strawberry Slush Baker’s Twine!

  42. Patti Hutchinson

    I love the colors used for this card! It looks so sharp and the polka dots are my favorite!

  43. Love the sentiment stamp set, hello. Can never have enough words!

  44. Love, love, love the new bakers twine!l

  45. Nancy Farrell

    My favorite from this card would have to be the Back to Black DSP, but that thick bakers twine is a close second.:)

  46. Valari Biccum

    My new fav. Is the thick bakers twine..I think I want it in every color.

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