Pals Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop



Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog – the Occasions Catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration promotional products too. Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with every $50 you spend (total before shipping and tax).  Ends March 31.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner.  Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

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My project for today’s hop uses a new Occasions Catalog stamp set called Mother’s Love.  I love the simple style and artful font!


  • I’m a big Stampin’ Up! photopolymer (clear) stamp fan.  Not only do photopolymer stamps make “see through” placement of the layered stamps on this card a snap, they are easier on the budget!

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  • I used my Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers to color directly the flower and leaves.  I don’t recommend using Blendabilities Markers since they permanently stain photopolymer (clear) stamps (yep, I realized too late).

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  • A trio of the tiniest of the Pearls Basic Jewels dots the centers of the flowers and adds the perfect touch.
  • A coordinating sentiment is perfect for the interior.

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  • I lined the envelope with a classy Real Red grasscloth pattern from Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack (Occasions Catalog).

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  • Happy Heart Embossing Folder (Occasions Catalog) was used to create the prettiest little protective cushion for mailing!
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.



The next stop is Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.



  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

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  1. Sherrie Gross

    Beautiful card. Such great tips about the “cushion” and not using blendies on the photopolymer stamps.

  2. Tiffany: Just to play it safe, I add a 70 cent stamp on my handmade cards. I try to remember to add “please hand cancel” on the outside but realize that doesn’t always get noticed.

  3. Such a pretty card! And I love the hearts embossing folder you used for the protective mailing. Can you tell me how many stamps you use to mail your cards? Thanks for your blog–you amaze me!

  4. Mary these colors just pop off the page! This is a very striking and pretty card!

  5. Love the color combination. The pop of black keeps it from looking like Christmas! Very striking. Thanks for the tip on embossing the cover sheet!

  6. I love the color combination and the clean design Mary. Pretty card!

  7. Mary I love this set and your card; can’t wait to use mine. Thanks for the tips.

  8. Thanks, Katy. I love the set and it’s fun to hear you feel it reflects my style!

  9. Mary, this stamp set was made for you!! Love the embossed protective sheet!!

  10. Great card! My Mom’s tells me all the time ” No one Love like a Mother”!

    Thanks for sharing this card.

  11. Every card I create has a “rigid object” in it. So I automatically put on a 70 cent stamp (to make the post office happy) and add a protective layer. Embossing that takes just a few seconds and really looks pretty!

  12. Absolutely beautiful card. I think embossing the protective sheet adds an extra little touch of pretty.

  13. Nancy Grimaldi

    Such a stunning card, inside and out!!!!!

  14. Beautiful, Mary. Love the colors. The protective embossed sheet for mailing is a great idea.

  15. I plan to send this to my mom before Mother’s Day as a little surprise!

  16. Beautiful card Mary. This inside is as pretty as the out!

  17. The colors just pop! This card is amazing! Great for Mother’s day or any day is a good day to tell our moms how much we appreciate them! Thanks for sharing!

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