Pals Blog Hop: It’s a Pattern Party

Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re having a Pattern Party! Hoppers will feature projects using their favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments. After all, color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! strength.

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 Special Celebrations Birthday Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

Polka dots are one of my favorite patterns.  They are always fresh, modern and typically a great scale for card making.  I chose this luscious combination of Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide polka dots from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper for today’s hop and “pattern party!”

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


  • Kiss.  Kiss.  I adore the look of white on white.  The clean style reminds me of fine stationery. I layered Whisper White over a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base.
  • The sentiment is from Special Celebrations Stamp Set.  It’s offers a variety of striking fonts and multi-occasion messages.

    Special Celebrations Stamp Set – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Special Celebrations Stamp Set includes sentiments for the interior, too!Stampin Up Special Celebrations Birthday Cards Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • Yum!  The 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Dapper Denim adds a coordinating bit of pizzazz. I tied the bow independently and adhered it to the straight piece so that it would emulate a gift. See my “reveal” video here of the new Stampin’ Up! ribbon!Stampin Up Special Celebrations Birthday Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp Supply List
  • Bling!  The perfect embellishment is the sparkling heart (Dapper Denim) from the 2016 – 2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere it.Stampin Up Special Celebrations Birthday Cards Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s Special Celebrations birthday card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.Stampin Up Special Celebrations Birthday Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp Supply List

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on August 9, 2017 when our projects will feature “cuts” from punches, dies, framelits, edgelits, or thinlits. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today.  See you on August 9th!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty <—– You’re here
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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

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

My project supply list. Click products to shop on-line!

Price: $110.00


  1. Fun seeing your card, knowing you’re hopping in Thailand!

  2. Rae Harper-Burnet

    Beautiful card Mary!

  3. I’m so sorry about the links . . . they should be working now. We tried a new way to set up the blog hop line-up and there were issues. Appreciate your patience!

  4. The master of clean & simple. And that bow is perfectly tied!

  5. Beautiful, clean, and simple with a little bling! Love it!

  6. Jennifer Michalski

    I love your white on white with the polka dots!

  7. Kadie in Arizona

    DARLING little birthday card. Favorite part…..That ADORABLE little bling heart.

  8. I love the juxtaposition of the clean, straight stripes of the bow against the more subtle polka dots. I love all your work! You are such an inspiration!

  9. Beth McCullough

    Awesome as always Mary!

  10. Hi Mary – hope you are having a wonderful trip! I look forward to your first Wednesday’s for some great ideas. However today, I could not get into most of the blogs – very disappointing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.