A Love Affair with the Stampin’ Up! Hearts Border Punch


Stampin up stampin' up! mary fish #hello thank you card

It has been a very busy weekend for my paper, stampers and ink!  I finished 113 swap cards for the Stampin’ Up! Founder’s Circle swap (this Thursday) along with today’s card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO363).



  • Kiss, kiss!  The Stampin’ Up! Hearts Border Punch produced in groups of four the little Strawberry Slush hearts.  I love how the pink pops against Early Espresso.

Stampin up stampin' up! mary fish #hello thank you card heart punch

  • Mixing in a dose of Hello, Honey (Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack) with Strawberry Slush and Early Espresso was inspired by this page from a fashion catalog!

Stampin up stampin' up! mary fish #hello thank you cards heart punch

  • Quick & easy!  I used the darkest of the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers to color the pearl to match.
  • A 2″ Circle Punch was used to crop the striped image from #Hello stamp set.  Good news!  The punch is 25% off as part of the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals.   The sale ends today!


PALS GUEST WEEK COMING UP!  Today I leave for this year’s Founder’s Circle trip to St. George, UT, a special treat from Stampin’ Up! for top demonstrators.   While I’m getting a little R & R, you’ll be treated as well on my blog to a week (starting tomorrow) of Guest Stampers from my talented Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community.   Stay tuned for “knock your socks off” projects! 

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Stampin up stampin' up! mary fish #hello thank you card heart border punch

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  1. Oh, that just makes me tired thinking of finishing all those cards…Love this heart card…beautiful colors!

  2. Nancy Farrell

    WOW . . . 113 cards! How wonderful to have fun and share. These hearts are so cute. Love the colors and your inspiration. Choosing a magazine photo for inspiration definitely is going on my list. Again, have a great time!

  3. Have a wonderful time w/ fellow stampers and hope you do get some good R&R. Thank you for your inspiration and sharing your talent and PALS with so many of us. Congratulations on your achievements!

  4. Jane Jaglowski

    I love the card and the colors!!! However,… I have to ask, how in the world do you do the border punch all the way down or across the card?? You continue to amaze me!!!

  5. Hi Jane: This are the little left over hearts from when you punch the border. I just adhered them. Thanks! M

  6. FYI: This is not my swap card. I can’t imagining lining up all those little hearts 113 times! I’ll share my swap card (holiday) next week! Hint . . . I used the Heart Border Punch on my swap card, too, but created a border.

  7. GORGEOUS color combination Mary! Think my favorite detail is how you used the darkest Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Marker to color the pearl to match your card. FABULOUS! Have a SUPER FUN TIME at Founders Circle. (PS-Congrats on completing your Found Circle swap cards!)

  8. I really love your card today Mary! Have fun on your trip!

  9. This is a great combination of this stamp set and sketch. Love those hearts and color combo, too.

  10. Gorgeous, as usual, Mary! Love that color combo — you’ve inspired me! 🙂

  11. Love those punched hearts, Mary! Such a fabulous card!

  12. Angela Atkison Dormish

    This may be my all time favorite!! I love it!!

  13. Carol Carriveau

    Sooo pretty – am anxiously awaiting this punch to arrive in a few ideas….plus lots of other things…lol!

  14. What a sweet background using the heart border punch! Great colors as well!

  15. I love your card! Do you have any tips/tricks for how to line the punched out hearts so perfectly?! Thank you.

  16. Thanks, “my ink pad!” I recommend starting with the corners and then centering a heart in the middle . . . it should go pretty smoothly from there but don’t be surprised if you have to nudge a few!

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