You Picked Pool Party By a Pinch!

Stampin Up Congratulations Congrats Card Star Dies & Envelope By Mary Fish StampinUp

You definitely were feeling the Stampin’ Up! blues when voting for a “go to” blue on my most recent Stampin’ Pretty Reader’s Choice Poll.  Pool Party was your top pick with 269 votes, nudging out Night of Navy with 264 votes.  Here are the final results of the closed poll:

Stampin Pretty Readers Choice Poll

Final results.  This poll is closed.


  • Pool Party is the “pop” on today’s card.  I used a Pool Party and Whisper White stripe pattern for the stars (cropped with the Stars Framelits Dies) and Envelope Liner (Envelope Liner Framelits Dies).

Stampin Up Congratulations Congrats Card Star Dies By Mary Fish StampinUp

  • The Whisper White layer on top is the “negative” (open space) of the two die cut stars.  It’s “floating” on Stampin’ Dimensionals and the striped stars are attached to the Pool Party layer below.

Stampin Up Congratulations Congrats Graduation Card Idea By Mary Fish StampinUp

  • I love the “cheers” die cut as a crisp contrast to the stripes and bold message for this college graduation card.
  • Hover and Pin it!  This photo shows key products for today’s Pool Party graduation card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

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  1. I absolutely looooove this color combo! So elegant and clean. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Michelle Quinno

    You can’t go wrong with any of these blues! Your card is fantastic! I love the star hanging off the edge.

  3. Woohoooo, love it MsMary!!
    Hugs Frenchie
    Have a wonderful weekend ❤️

  4. Kadie in Arizona

    Thanks Mary for offering us this opportunity to rate our favorite color. Even though mine didn’t come in as the result winner…..I’m loving the wining color. Think your card is BRILLIANT with all it’s detail.

  5. Hi Mary;
    Since the vote was so close why not a card with both colors?

  6. I appreciate these wonderful comments1

  7. I love this card! I can’t wait to make my own!!!

  8. Natalie Lapakko

    I love all the layers in this card! It’s so fun that the stars are farther back than some things, but on top of other things! So cool and original!

  9. Patsy Harbaugh

    Crisp and pretty.

  10. Tracy Lustick

    I didn’t vote because my favorite blue wasn’t listed ; Pacific Point .

  11. Love your sweet comments!

  12. Hi Mary! Love the card as you did such a great job with the stars. It’s definitely an eye catcher and even more so with the addition of the candy dots. Thank you for sharing your many talents.

  13. Good morning, Mary. I love what you did with this card. It is so bright, fun and fresh. That is a new idea for me. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great day.

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