Pals Blog Hop: Too Cool for School!

Pals 2015 Blog Hop August

Welcome to the Pals Too Cool for School Blog Hop for August.  This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without.  We hope you enjoy our projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations, number 22 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 Pillow Box Thinlits Dies Mary Fish Stampin Pretty StampinUp Demonstrator Blog Pinterest

I used one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! tools from the Holiday Catalog for my project–the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies!  Sneak peek products highlighted below are available when the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog begins Sept. 1.

Stampin Up Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies Mary Fish Stampin Pretty StampinUp Demonstrator Blog

Stampin’ Up! Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies


  • A pillow box is an adorable package for small gifts and stocking stuffers.  It’s is quick and easy to DIY with the Stampin’ Up! Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies and a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

Stampin Up Pillow Box Thinlits Dies Mary Fish Stampin Pretty StampinUp Demonstrator Blog

  • A Little Something stamp set coordinates with the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies.  Buy them together as a bundle and save 15%!
Stampin Up A Little Something Stamp Set Mary Fish Stampin Pretty StampinUp  Demonstrator Blog

Stampin’ Up! A Little Something Stamp Set

  • Love the sweet loops on the corners of my tag?  They were a snap to produce with the Stampin’ Up! Curvy Corner  Trio Punch.  It also crops a double scallop corner and ribbon slot!
Stampin Up Curvy Corners Trio Punch Mary Fish Stampin Pretty StampinUp Demonstrator Blog

Stampin Up Curvy Corner Trio Punch

  • The perfect touch!  I added artful interest with Silver Cording Trim.  It will also be available in Gold on Sept. 1.

Stampin Up Pillow Box Thinlits Dies Mary Fish Stampin Pretty StampinUp Demonstrator Blog Tag

  • Pretty paper sets the stage.  I used one of the fresh, fall patterns from Into the Woods Designer Series Paper for the pillow box.

Stampin Up Into the Woods Designer Series Paper

The next stop is Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper, number 1 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.

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 


  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  4. Lisa Pretto at InkBIg Academy Stamps!
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Amy at Amy’s Inklings
  9. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Pamela Sadler at
  15. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  17. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  18. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  21. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  22. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty


  1. Love it Mary! You rocked the pillow die and it’s one of my favorites in the Holiday Catty! Can’t wait to make my Halloween projects with it with my New Smyrna friends!

  2. Love these enthusiastic comments about the new products. The Pillow Die is well worth having on your wish list, Amy, especially with holiday time approaching!

  3. Great Pillow Box! Something else to add to my wish list. 🙂 And that DSP is over the moon! Love it!

  4. The Curvy Corner Trio Punch is adorable and I love the 3 – 1 possibilities.

  5. This little box is perfect. Love how you used the curvy trio punch.

  6. Deborah Atkinson

    Lovely! I can’t wait to play with that DSP.

  7. I was so trying not to purchase a lot of DSP from the Holiday catalog and now I see this beautiful pattern and I must have it! Can’t wait to play with the Pillow die simply adorable.

  8. the colors and details…you make me want that punch that I have not even looked twice at so Thanks! Really…thanks for inspiration!

  9. One word…Pinworthy. Love the colors and all the new products you used. I have to modify my wish list. Be right back.

  10. Love this little box as well as your kind comments. I should also mention that I used the Tear & Tape Adhesive and it worked like a dream!

  11. Oh MsMary, breathe taking , I knew you blow that baby out of the water !!!
    Lovely!!!!!’ Tfs
    Hugs Frenchie

  12. Oh this box is just fabulous, specially with Halloween just around the corner.
    Thank you for sharing Mary.

  13. WOW my friend……How FABULOUS is this project! This die is a MUST HAVE for all my holiday gift giving projects. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Great project…great blog hop!!! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  15. Super cute project Mary. The die, stamp set and corner punch are all going on my must have list. Thanks for sharing!

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