Simple & Pretty Card Class Video! Cheerful Critters


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Woo hoo! I have another Simply & Pretty class video (start to finish) for you today.  Plus, you’ll get an up close and personal look at a new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog (starts Jan. 6) called Cheerful Critters.  Check out the “line up” of critters!


Click on the video above to watch my Simple & Pretty Card Class Video!


  • SNEAK PEEK:  I used three of the four new Blendabilities Marker colors that will be available Jan. 6.  Wild Wasabi (chick), Pink Pirouette (bunny) and Bermuda Bay (bear).

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  • SNEAK PEEK:  Instant WOW! factor.  Check out the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers on each card.  They are designed to coordinate with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and 1/2″ Circle Punch.

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  • Cool discovery!  I used the Hearts Border punch for a wee heart that works with the smallest epoxy heart sticker (bunny).

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  • The finishing touch is the perfect sized envelope liner for the Stampin’ Up! 3 1/8″ Square Envelopes.  They were created using the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelit Dies (3 sizes), Big Shot Machine and Magnetic Platform.  The liner dies are 25% off HERE through Monday, Dec. 15!

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WHICH CHEERFUL CRITTER IS YOUR FAVORITE?  Just for fun, vote for your favorite (chick, bunny or bear) with a comment below!

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SEE ALL MY SNEAK PEEK PRODUCTS.  Check out this new video with an Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration promotion sneak peek reveal of my entire pre-order!  Both begin Jan. 6!

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  1. Mary, very cute stamp images and I love the polka dot lined envelopes!

  2. Marin?s . . . thank you for your kind words. The epoxy stickers aren’t colored. They coordinate with punches and those are punched shapes (card stock) behind them.

  3. Glenda . . . I think Opie Taylor (Andy Griffith Show) consistently wore that little striped shirt along with so many other little guys of the Madmen years!

  4. As I mentioned on the video . . . I’m not a big fan of whimsical stamps. However, this said spoke to me. The images are like adorable illustrations, both fun and tasteful!

  5. Thanks for your feedback, Chris. I think the little chick would look more “chick-like” colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. I kept it simple.

  6. Glenda Lehrmann

    My favorite critter is the bear! I love your comment about the striped shirts worn in the 1960s. My thank you so much for your video. I enjoy the tips that you give. When I first saw this stamp set I was not impressed, but after your video and tips, I am liking it more.

  7. Chris R. from Iowa

    I thought that was one set I didn’t need or like. But, you are such an enabler – I need this to make these adorable cards! The little bear is my favorite. Thanks for telling us it was a chickk – my imagination was not working on that one! But, best of all, thanks for the tip about placing the stamp on the diagonal. I just ran and tried it on something else and it was much easier to place inside the bubble with no distortion! I love 3×3 cards and that liner gets the most use! I had totally missed the epoxy stickers – they will be fun to use. thanks Mary!

  8. I saw this set during your video tour/sneak peeks and thought, “Oh my, those look cute” and now that I’ve seen them done up, they are keepers for sure!

  9. Marin?s Hesslau

    Hi Mary,
    Ever since I saw them, I loved them. I know I will be using this quite often and I am waiting for them to arrive this coming week. I really like how you did the small cards and I actually ordered the envelopes with something else in mind, but now this is quite cute and I will consider making these as well… Loved how you colored the hearts and stars too.

  10. Mary I have been trying to decide if I will get this stamp set but after seeing your video – it’s a no brainer! Thanks for posting this great idea!

  11. Darling, Mary! Love the tips and suggestions! Made the set look a lot better to me!

  12. P.S. I struggle with lining up sentiments on stamped images with the clear block. Awesome tip on putting the stamp on the block diagonally! I thought it was just me! Thanks again!!!

  13. Oh, I LOVE what you did with the Epoxy stickers! That really brought them to life with the card stock color!!! LOVE your video and that stamp set. It’s one of the first ones I picked out of the catalog. Thank you so much for sharing with us! I LOVE to learn!!!

  14. At first, I had no feeling towards this set but, after seeing your cards, I definitely have changed my mind. I think I like the bunny best but all of them would work for some kind of gift set. Thanks for all the sneak previews.

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  16. It is a toss-up between the bunny and the bear, but I think my heart goes for the bunny! Thank you, Mary, for all of the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration previews! Also, thank you for always keeping us updated on what is up and coming with Stampin’ Up! Such as with the new blendabilities. Much appreciated! As you know, we customers don’t have the privilege of seeing things ahead of time normally, but thanks to you, we do!

  17. The bunny is precious, but when I see the bear I instantly think of my two grandsons. My heart goes to the bear.
    Thanks for the cute ideas!

  18. That bear is darn cute! I wasn’t impressed with it in the catalog, either. But seeing your card may just have changed my mind.

  19. Awwwww MsMary that was so cute , that’s on my list , love the envoLope liners it’s on its way Wednesday
    Woohooo, Tfs,
    Hugs Frenchie,

  20. Fantastic cards! Such cute bunnies and sentiments!

  21. You know, I was really not impressed with this set upon first viewing in the catalog but that bunny will make some really cute Easter cards! I didn’t know about the flexibility of use for the epoxy stickers. Thanks.

  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE this set. Thanks for the many tips on your video……favorite part….The Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Stickers. So glad I got all this product in my pre-order!

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