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Badge Pals Stampin Up Blog Hop 2015

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July.  This month we are excited to show off the new 2015 – 2017 Stampin’ Up! In Colors, namely, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. The In Color products include coordinating card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and other embellishments.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards, number 19 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

stampin up garden in bloom thank you card mary fish stampin pretty

My card for today’s hop represents two of the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2017 In Colors, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Taupe Taupe.

stampin up garden in bloom thank you cards mary fish stampin pretty

I used Garden in Bloom stamp set to create my own background and dotted each flower with one of the Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  The sparkle is even prettier in person.

stampin up garden in bloom thank you card mary fish stampin pretty stamping

The thank you sentiment is from One Big Meaning stamp set.  I love the variety of fonts and ways to say “thank you”–a great basic!

The next stop is Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards number 21 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments below.

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Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  17. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  21. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  22. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  23. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  24. Kimberly Sparks at Stampin’ Daisy
  25. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  26. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

My Stampin’ Up! Supplies List!


  1. Are you using the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer? I use it every day and, honestly, rarely have to change the blades. Please be sure you have the piece in the groove inserted properly (make sure it’s not the flat side facing up . . . you want the groove side facing up to accommodate the blade–this is usually the culprit and many don’t realize it’s removable–there’s even a second groove side opposite the first that can be used when the first wears down–but I haven’t had to flip mine yet). I prefer my guillotine cutter for Whisper White and Very Vanilla (a little crisper) but use my trimmer for everything else. Another tip to help blades last longer: Cut both from top to bottom as well as bottom to top. This keeps one side of the blade from wearing out faster!

  2. Hi Mary. I have had a problem with the blades on my cutter and so do other people I know. They just don’t stay sharp for very long and then they don’t cut well and leave a rough edge on your paper. I’m thinking they need to make them a better quality to last longer. Thanks!

  3. I love these two colors together! Very nice!

  4. Super card! Love the 2 colors together. This stamp set is so sweet and versatile! Thanks for shining some sunshine with your sweet card!

  5. Love your comments, Carol and Sherrie. They keep me motivated to keep playing with paper, stamps and ink!

  6. The colors are wonderful! Clean, simple, and elegant card…love it!

  7. I love your card ! Such a pretty use of those colors !

  8. Thanks so much, snipnsisters (love that name)!

  9. SU has done a great job with their 2015-2017 In Colors. Your card is fun, simple, and clean. Great color combination…love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. It’s sunny and hot in Tucson, stampingpeace! However, I managed to get out and walk early! Thanks for your sweet comments!

  11. Love the layers, the lay-out, the colors, the sparkle, the sentiment…everything!!! Am enjoying your blog hop on a rainy Maine day. : )

  12. I hadn’t thought about these two colors together, but they look beautiful! Love, love this beautiful and clean card.

  13. Mary, I love your bright and cheery card.

  14. Thanks, Maria. I’m a big fan of bright colors (Watermelon Wonder) with white or neutrals (like Tip Top Taupe)

  15. Lovely card Mary, I really like how the bright Watermelon Wonder flowers combine with the more subtle Tip Tap Taupe ink and card stock. Love the sparkle of the Rhine Stones, I know sometimes is hard to get the picture to show it but I can see it fine on my screen.
    Thank you for sharing.

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