Pals Hop: Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Cards - Mary Fish StampinUp

I’m “wild about” the Stampin’ Up! Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  It’s fun, whimsical and versatile enough for all ages.  I used four different patterns on this birthday card that is destined for my grandnephew, Sam!  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper will be available for purchase June 1, when the Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins.

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments about the project for today.

Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper – Images © Stampin’ Up!


  • MY TECHNIQUE – PAPER SNIPPING DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!  The Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper is loaded with adorable, colorful images that can be cropped with Paper Snips. My Flirty Flamingo mammoth was snipped and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Card - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • Here’s the 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial I shared previously with tips on paper snipping.  I like to leave a little white around the outside of images.  It’s very forgiving!Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • It’s the little things!  A Crushed Curry heart (Regals Enamel Shapes) replaces the “o” in “you!”  NEW Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (available June 1) keeps everything tidy and closed but will be easy enough for little hands to undo!Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • This card  is essentially two cards that intersect each other.  The card base measures 10″ x 4 1/4″ and is scored at 5 1/2″.  The shorter portion faces the front.  The smaller card measures 8″ x 3 1/2″ and is scored in the middle at 4″.
    Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Cards Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • I paper snipped a couple more coordinating images from Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper for the inside of the smaller card and created a little “money clip” to tuck “Andrew Jackson” in place.


I love having a quick reference to the colors in Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper when I’m getting ready to create.  It’s so easy to pull coordinating Stampin’ Up! inks, card stock, ribbon and more!  Enjoy the NEW as well as the UPDATED 2008 – Present charts.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at

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  1. Shawn de Oliveira

    Completely adore this card. Such a great fold, love the ribbon, the colors the money clip and the adorable theme.

  2. Great idea and well done! I’m going to have to try that one.

  3. Rae Harper Burnet

    I LOVE this Mary! So much fun!

  4. Karen Zaring Browning

    Fan-tas-tic! Love the money holder too!!!

  5. Oh MsMary, so sweet , I love that you sniped , Tfs
    Hugs Frenchie

  6. I am just “wild” about this card!!!! Love how you used this stamp set, too cute 🙂

  7. Cute card, Mary! Love the “money clip” idea!

  8. I agree . . . this paper (and stamp set) is a “must-have!”

  9. Kadie in Arizona

    I’m simply WILD about what you created here Mary. FUN and totally WHIMSICAL kind of card.

  10. Beth McCullough

    What an adorable happy
    card Mary! It really showcases Stampin’ Up’s wonderful color coordination through the product lines.

  11. Loving all the layers to your card… and those cute critters are adorable. Me thinks this DSP is a must have!

  12. I am WILD about this card…and the RIBBON…..LOVE IT – I think that this is one fantastic suite….sooooooo darn cute, fresh and fun!

  13. Your card is so cute, Mary. Thanks for sharing all these creative techniques. I’ll have to come back to check them out when time allows.

  14. I adore the DSP. You have made me want that and the set. Great card.

  15. So stinkin’ adorable! I’m in awe of this card, but I especially love the money-guarding dinosaur. Does it get any cuter than that?!

  16. Lynn Gauthier

    Adorable card Mary. Right up my alley with those fun critters. Love how you incorporated the gift of money into your fun card!

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