Pals Blog Hop: Families First

Welcome to the Pals April  2018 Blog Hop. Join us while we put “Families First” in our hop this month. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with family related projects like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation or Family Vacations. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Create a simple love anniversary or wedding card using Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

Families First means sharing love through beautiful handcrafted cards.  Today’s “love” card is perfect for my husband, Scott, and reveals another sample using my Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set and Vases Builder Punch (available June 1).  I like to think of the three flowers as my sweet family, Scott, Caroline Rose (my daughter) and I.

Varied Vases Bundle – Available June 1
Images © Stampin’ Up!

The Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set and Vases Builder Punch will be available individually or as a 10% off bundle starting June 1, when the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog begins.


Create a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base using Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer.  It cuts and scores.

Run a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  Adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A modern neutral!  Crop a 2 3/4″ square piece of Gray Granite card stock (available June 1).  Emboss using the Big Shot and Ruffled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  Adhere to a Basic Black Scalloped Square created with the Big Shot and Layering Squares Framelits Dies.

Create a simple love anniversary or wedding card using Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Stamp three flowers (Calypso Coral Card Stock) and three leaves (Lemon Lime Twist) in Basic Black Archival Ink from Varied Vases Stamp Set.   “Fussy cut” flowers with Paper Snips.  TIP:  Use the side of the smallest vase on the Vases Builder Punch to crop the leaf as shown below.  “Fish” the leaf back in the punch with a scrap of card stock and crop on the opposite side.

Create a Leaf with the Stampin Up Vases Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Punch largest vase in the Vases Builder Punch from Basic Black card stock.  Crop the vase with “love” from the Big Shot and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  Crop “love” in Whisper White and layer between the two pieces of the vase.  TIP:  Use washi tape to adhere the three pieces from the back.

Using the Banner Triple Punch, crop a flagged end from a pattern of Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series paper.  Approx. 3 7/8″ x 1 1/8″ when finished.  Layer on card base with Snail Adhesive.

Assemble and adhere vase, leaves and flowers as shown on the ruffled Gray Granite layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorials (and supply list) for the Varied Vases Bundle Love card here.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 when we all “Step It Up with Textures or Techniques.”  Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop  Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE!
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  9. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  17. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping

NEW!  RETIRING PRODUCTS AND COLOR LIST.  Get your favorites while they are still available.  Everything you need to know about the retiring products and colors here!

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

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  1. Kathleen Wingerson

    Would you please consider doing a video, similar to the one you did for OnStage? I and many others were unable to attend and would love to see you demonstrate the stamp set and magic board Thanks so much!!!

  2. Stephanie Atterbury

    I’m afraid to comment, because I might gush too much, so I’ll just say I love your projects! Thank you for your great blog & shares!

  3. I couldn’t love this card more than I do, Mary! Everything is so perfectly balanced. What a great showcase of your new bundle! <3 Love the leaf tip, too! <3

  4. This set will be a big seller and it’s so versatile. I love the punch…no offense to dies, but so quick and easy!

  5. Denise Hoepfner

    I love how the same stamp set and punch can create so many different looks. This card is stunning!

  6. I know your husband, Scott, loved this card! Very classic as all your artistry shows. I love your design for this stamp set and punch! “You done good, girl!”

  7. Pamela Sadler

    I love your new stamp set. I just ordered it. Great card.

  8. Cheryl Hamilton

    Beautiful card, Mary! And your stamp set & punch are on the top of my list!! Just love them- congratulations on having your own special set!

  9. Kadie in Arizona

    This card is FABULOUS Mary. I LOVE how you used the Ruffled Embossing Folder on the White panel……..And HANDS DOWN…..Your Million Dollar set is TOPS on my new catty order listing.

  10. Love this sweet card made with YOUR stamp set. The ruffled EF is one of my favorites, although I don’t use it that often. The solid black vase with the bright flowers and leaves go together so nicely. Have a fun day!

  11. Rachael Shedeed

    Just love this new set Mary!

  12. Marcee Lepper

    Your Mother’s Day card is GORGEOUS and inspirational! Love it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Marcee

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