Pals Blog Hop – Pick a “B” Birthday Boy Gift Card

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You’ll get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Pocket Full of Sunshine Gift Cards Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

“B” is for birthday boy gift card!  This card is destined for my grandnephew, Henry, who is turning eleven.  I think the primary colors and clean design are perfect for his “age group.”  If you search for “Henry” on my search tool (top right of my blog), you’ll see all the cards created for Henry over the years . . . a flashback to the day he earned his “big boy” overalls card here.  It’s one of my favorites but demonstrates how much he has grown up!

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


  • I adore the Pocketful of Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies.  They make giving a gift card or money stylish and fun for ALL ages.  Save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle.

    Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle 145345 – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • The Super Tool!  I used the Big Shot Magnetic Platform to keep the dies in place over the coordinating stamped images for their journey through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  Watch my WOW! video here to learn more about the Magnetic Platform.Stampin Up Pocket Full of Sunshine Gift Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • The sentiment was cropped with a fantastic, folding banner die from the Stampin’ Up! Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies.  I got the idea to use the banner die and Baker’s Twine (I used the new Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine) from the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  It’s loaded with artful ideas!
  • A Real Red heart (Brights Enamel Shapes) adds a pop of coordinating color, shine and interest.

Stampin Up Pocket Full of Sunshine Gift Cards Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • The Banner Triple Punch is a quick and easy way to create the perfect flagged end.  I used it on the Real Red piece of card stock.  Here’s my previously released WOW! video showing the benefits of the punch.

Stampin Up Pocket Full of Sunshine Gift Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty.  YOU ARE HERE!
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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

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  1. I love the pocket idea. There would be so many uses for that – gift cards, especially. i like to do tags for gifts and this would work so well!

  2. Rae Harper-Burnet

    Mary, You had me at “Denim”! Love this.

  3. Oh …., a Pocket filled with sunshine, love it ♥️

  4. Mary, this is super cute…it reminds me of the Natasha Bedingfield song “I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine!” Now I will be humming that all day, thanks to you 🙂

  5. Love the primary card!

  6. Mary, I love your bright and cheery card! You always provide such a fun inspiration.

  7. Chris R. from Iowa

    What a “bright” and fun card all decked out in primary colors. I remember your overall card for him from before. This is such a fun birthday card. Love the little heart on there and that banner. This is a great card. Is his mom saving these from all the years?

    • Not sure, Chris R., if his mom is keeping. However, my blog has all the old cards “preserved.” When we moved my mom several years ago, I opened her desk drawer and all my cards over the years were saved. Still warms my heart. She called me yesterday to thank me for her mother’s day card. The tradition continues.

  8. Such a fun card, Mary! I love the bold, bright colors – red, blue and yellow are so fun together. Love it!

  9. What a great surprise in my inbox this morning. Viewing beautiful cards. Fresh inspiration for making cards today. Thank you ladies.


  11. This is my first blog hop and it was wonderful! I had no idea how many people show their talents and share their ideas. I love this!

  12. Love…LOVE….LOVE!!!! I am over the moon with this gem and truth be told – I was going to use it for the Hop as well but I am sooooooo glad that I did not – you ROCKED IT….

    This is one of my favs in the new cattie… fun and fresh and oh so practical….FANTASTIC card for a Birthday!

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