Blog Candy Giveaway: Just Because & Here Comes the Sun

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A BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY! To one lucky participant, I’m giving away the Stampin’ Up! Here Comes the Sun & Just Because Exclusive Host Stamp Sets from the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  Learn more about how you can earn these stamp sets free with a qualifying order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax) here.

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HOW TO PLAY:   For your chance to win my Exclusive Host Stamp Sets Blog Candy Giveaway, please leave a comment HERE or at the end of this post sharing: Do you add more leaves or flowers to your paper crafting projects?

The deadline for blog candy comments is Friday, April 19th, 2019 at NOON Mountain Time. I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner Saturday, April 20, on my Stampin’ Pretty Blog.

Note:  I can only ship within the U.S.  Winner will have 24 hours to email me their name and mailing address so please stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!

Big Stampin' Up! Announcements

  • Retiring In Colors:  Grab these retiring In Color and coordinating ink and paper products here while they are still available!  They tend to sell out quickly once they hit the official retiring product list (April 15)!
  • Stock Up NOW! When the new catalog is released, there will be some modest price increases on a select products, including card stock, Designer Series Paper, Foil Sheets and embossing powder.  See a list of all price changes here (including the names of the NEW 2019-2021 In Colors – COOL SNEAK PEEK)!
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  • NEW & IMPROVED DIE & EMBOSSING FOLDER DESIGNS COMING!  The Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog begins June 4.  New stamp sets, 2019-2021 In Colors and a new die and embossing folder style will be introduced.  Get the scoop along with Q & A here on the new Stampin’ Up! dies and embossing folders.  Our current die cutting machine will retire and be replaced with a new one in the future (date to be determined).  I’m excited to see what’s coming!

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  1. barbara livengood

    Depending on the design, I may add extra of both. Looking at the stamp set to be given away, I don’t think it would need either as an addition. Thank You, Mary, for sharing all your great ideas.

  2. I like to add more leaves.

  3. I usually do add another flower or two and extra leaves on my cards. Too me, I can’t have too many!

  4. You inspire me every day Mary with your gorgeous cards!! I tend to add more flowers to my cards because one can never have enough flowers in their life! Happy Easter!

  5. I would have to say I use more flowers. I think the two balance each other nicely. Love your posts, Mary. Always the first I go to!

  6. Hello! I like to place flowers on my paper crafts. It adds the perfect touch

  7. I use both depending on what I am working on 🌸

  8. I am a flower girl but the leaves have been so lovely i am trying to branch out! Pun intended! Love these sets!

  9. Flowers, flowers, flowers!!!

  10. Flowers, flowers, flowers!!!

  11. I definitely use more flowers and will add them. Leaves I sometimes
    Do add but they are more of a “filler”

  12. I would have to say leaves.

  13. I use more Leaves then flowers

  14. I add many more flowers than leaves. I don’t think I do a very good job with the leaves so I do not tend to use them.

  15. Mary from Michigan

    I love them both, but I like the understated look of leaves. It’s a softer look somehow. But I really like those stamp sets!

  16. I like to add more flowers than leaves. I’m never quite sure where to put them! Thanks, Mary!

  17. Emelia Hedstrom

    Leaves, but flowers are a very close second.

  18. I would normally add more flowers, but I did recently purchase the sprig punch 😊

  19. Kathy Patterson

    I very often add more flowers and especially leaves to make each card my own and fill in any blank spaces.

  20. Is it OK to say both??? What’s a flower without a leaf! Thanks for all the great card ideas and giveaways!!!

  21. Flowers, flowers, flowers! There are so many awesome Stampin Up! floral stamp sets!

  22. Hi Mary. Adding more leaves seems to highlight the images & makes them pop more.

  23. I like to add more leaves to go with my flowers that are usually the main part.

  24. I’m a leaf lover. They fill in little blank spots, or they can balance the card out. And the best is that they can cover up something I may have messed up.

  25. I tend to use more leaves. Thank you.

  26. Mitzi Chafin Adkinson

    I definitely use more flowers, but I love leaves too! Maybe I’ll try to show them a little more love in the future. Fun giveaway!

  27. Flowers! It’s a close call but flowers more than leaves:)

  28. Usually more leaves but the flowers are bigger.

  29. Wanda Sandling

    I usually add more leaves than flowers. Love the leaf punch

  30. Janet VanLeeuwen

    Usually more flowers. Always love your card ideas. Thank.

  31. Kristine López

    Hi Mary! Love your beautiful cards! I have learned so much from the cards you design!

  32. I tend to use more leaves to “frame” a focal point flower.

  33. JoAnne Chamberlain

    Cute projects!

  34. I find that I try to balance the two, like in a floral bouquet arrangement. I think it just pulls it together more. Thank you for all your inspiration and for the chance to win a fun prize! Love your simple mother’s day card.

  35. I’m definitely a leafy person!

  36. I Add more flowers. Flowers are always like a warm fuzzy blanklet. It makes your insides smile.

  37. Rosanne Anderson

    I use more leaves..

  38. Christine M Wallace

    Hi Mary: what a beautiful giveaway; so many great uses! Thank you! I tend to add more flowers but coordinate paper/ribbon of the leaf colors

  39. I like to put leaves on the card for filling in where needed around the flowers. Adds the finishing touch! Enjoy your ideas always…Karla

  40. It totally depends on my mood and the card! The creative juices are different each time 🙂

  41. I use more flowers, but leaves are cool too!

  42. I love your blog! I check my emails all the time for your beautiful card ideas! I hope I win the stamp sets!!

  43. This set is so versatile and different with it semi circles. The potted plant can be for birthdays, just because, getwell and more.

  44. I use more flowers

  45. I am a leaf girl- I have been know to stamp or punch leafs into cards that didn’t have any! I have used velum leaves punched to add softness to cards and my projects- thank for a chance to win!

  46. I definitely use more flowers!

  47. I add more flowers!!

  48. It depends on the size, but I like flowers more. A chance for more color!

  49. I use more leaves in my papercraft projects. I combine them as frames and as corners on the inside of cards. I also use them on the backs of cards at the bottom where I have stamped “hand stamped by”. I use leaves to decorate envelopes too.

  50. Judy Ernst-Hopp

    Mary, great job as usual!

    Extra flowers, but looking forward to the Old Olive vellum for the extra leaves. Loved your little extra gingham clouds and reminder of what a great value the host sets are.

    Girls at my table at On Stage in Charlotte are in your downline! They are blessed.

    Have a great day.

  51. Hi Mary, Thanks for the chance to win these great sets. I usually use more leaves than flowers.

  52. Marilyn skorker

    I add more flowers to my cards. I can’t wait to see the improved dies. Thank you for all your hard work for us all

  53. I use more flowers because you can use so many different colors

  54. I like to add flowers to my projects.

  55. I add more flowers! I love flowers even when they are black and white as a background.

  56. I add more leaves if I have the confidence that it will look better, which is not often. :o)

  57. I usually use a lot of leaves as they’re quicker for me to color. I’m still working on my coloring skills.

  58. I add more FLOWERS 💐

  59. My favorite cards to make are fall cards using leaves. I also love the dynamic leaf ef. Thank you, Mary, for another chance at some blog candy~

  60. I add more flowers and fill in with leaves.

  61. Leaves are what I add more of than the flowers since I use bigger flowers I usually only use two of them and then the tendrils and leaves are added. Love the look of tendrils and leaves as an accent to the flowers.

  62. flowers. and a few leaves for filler.

  63. I love to add more flowers. Flowers can add such beautiful colors to a card. Thank you Mary for all that you do!

  64. I love both flowers and leaves! Although I probably add more flowers, with leave accents.

  65. Wanda Griesheimer

    I think I add more leaves when I am putting leaves and flowers together, but I use more flowers overall

  66. Marcia Bidwell

    I’d say I probably add more flowers than leaves for sure. Love all of the ideas you share!

  67. I prefer adding leaves on my projects. To me it gives the project a finished and fresh look. I am a fan of all leaf type dies and stamps.

  68. Sandra Rowland

    Leaves, definitely. Easy to get carried away with vellum and dies!!!

  69. Ohhh, that’s a toughie!! I use flowers a lot but love to stick in leaves here and there~I guess leaves:). Thank you

  70. Sally Schmitzer

    I use more flowers.

  71. I would say I use more flowers on cards than leaves.

  72. We’re in the wholesale greenhouse business, so this is a hard one. I’d say, though, that I add more leaves. They’re great additions to masculine and feminine cards!

  73. Love this set! No I usually don’t add extra leaves to my cards.

  74. I always add more leaves, in a lighter shade, love the cards.

  75. I use more flowers when making cards. I love the variety that Stampin Up offers.

  76. Thank you, Mary, for your generosity. I use more flowers.

  77. I usually do more flowers and sprinkle in some leaves. Thanks for a chance to win!

  78. I almost always add more leaves !!


    I think each flower needs at least 2 leaves to make it look balanced, but I’m not opposed to adding more leaves.

  80. I think they are equal.

  81. Flowers!

  82. I prefer to add more leaves to my projects.

  83. I love your posts. They are so creative and I just wish that I had more so that I could enjoy doing them. But as a single home keeper who is very active in civic organizations. I enjoy helping others and caring for my two fur buddies and do well in getting the carpet vacuumed occasionally!

  84. Lynnette VanDerWerff

    I like to balance them out but each flower general has 2 leaves…thus I add more leaves! Hope you’re having a great day Mary!

  85. Lynnette VanDerWerff

    I like to balance them out but each flower general has 2 leaves…thus I add more leaves! Hope you’re having a great day Mary!

  86. I add leaves to the flowers to balance out the layout.

  87. I like to add both but probably more leaves.

  88. Yes, I DO add flowers and leaves to my cards and layouts! Thanks for the chance to win a stamp set, too! I really enjoy your emails with such cute ideas!

  89. I like to add both but tend to add more flowers as they are more colorful.

  90. Flowers for sure!

  91. Suzanne Hinton

    Hmm, lately it is the itty flower punch flowers

  92. Ellen DiStefano

    Flowers, hands down!

  93. Juline Goelzer

    I love flowers! There are so many different kinds to choose from!

  94. I will typically add more flowers than leaves. I like to tuck the leaves in here and there.

  95. Flowers for sure, but I need to “branch” out and start using leaves:)

  96. I use more leaves than flowers on cards. Thanks for the chance to win the very versatile stamp set.

  97. Love seeing your posts on Facebook!

  98. I can express my feelings more with flowers. Flower Power!

  99. I think it gets to be more leaves, I love flowers and you always add at least 2 extra leaves. Thanks Mary

  100. I’m a sucker for leaf stamps, dies and punches!

  101. I’m a leaf girl. Thanks for a chance to win!

  102. I love leaves, so I usually add more via punches or framelits. Although coloring extra leaves with SU’s variety of green is typical, I’ve discovered using vellum and foil adds a wonderful touch.

  103. Linda Wiederholt

    Flowers for sure.

  104. Do we add on more leaves or flowers? Mary, OF COURSE WE ADD ON MORE LEAVES AND/OR FLOWERS! more, More, MORE!
    Punch, stamp, die-cut…

  105. I definitely add more flowers than ieaves!!

  106. Flowers – Always! They make me smile!

  107. Flowers for sure! They are everywhere and so inspiring and make me happy =)

  108. Jeanne Christie

    Definitely flowers!!!

  109. Flowers 💐 flowers 🌸 flowers 🌺

  110. Both great sets—I tend to add more leaves; especially to dress up sentiments.

  111. I like leaves, but would have to say flowers because you can use them in so many more colors 🙂

  112. I use more leaves than flowers. Although I use a lot of both. 😊

  113. Mary Ann Horbinski

    I guess it depends on the size of the card and/or what else is going on with the rest of of the card. I have a tendency to use LESS than MORE,

  114. What a beautiful card, using my favorite sunshine phrase! Love it.


  116. Stamps are awesome can’t wait to see new catalog!

  117. Definitely flowers! I buy every flower die or punch.

  118. Mary,

    Thanks for the great blog candy! I’m a flower person, so this is what I like to add to my cards. FLOWERS are a girls best friend.

  119. Oh, gosh…I LOVE flowers. But they always look better with leaves!

  120. I really don’t like my card to feel too cluttered. I have seen some with so much, they just overwhelm me! Thanks for all you do Mary!

  121. Wow – good question! I believe I am more of a Flower Power Girl!

  122. Flowers all the way, but it’s great that we have so many options of punches and framelits with different leaves to accent all those flowers!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  123. I probably add more leaves than flowers.

  124. Both. You can’t have flowers without leaves.

  125. Lately I tend to add more leaves than flowers. Thanks for the chance to win!

  126. Fay Marie Gardner

    I use more leaves as filler.

  127. Yes, I add more leaves whether they are leftover from PP, punched, stamped, or stamped and cut out…I DEFINITELY add leaves!

  128. Sometimes I use more flowers than leaves. It really is determined by the size of the flower. I love both leaves and flowers.

  129. It depends on the size of the flowers, but I usually use a ratio of 2 leaves to every 1 flower. Thanks for your inspiration, tutorials and blog candy!

  130. I love the leafy vases and the really cute sentiments
    Thank your for a chance to win.

  131. More leaves than flowers 😉🌿

  132. I tend to go a bit overboard in the flowers! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog Candy!

  133. I like to add both leaves and flowers to balance it out and give it more texture!

  134. Definitely more flowers – they give me more opportunities to color, something I’ve enjoyed since I was a small child!

  135. Thanks for keeping us informed of all that is going on at StampinUp.

  136. Flowers

  137. I am new to stampinup and love all of your examples.

  138. I’m afraid I’m a flower person. You have to have leaves, but I’m much more inclined to add more flowers to bring out the pink, red, orange or violet colors in my project.

  139. Usually I have more flowers than leaves. Thank you for such a lovely blog candy giveaway combo!

  140. Flowers because I don’t have many leaves.

  141. I usually end up with more flowers than leaves.

  142. ellen smallwood

    I just love using lots of flowers and leaves. Always try to have an odd number of each.

    • That’s true Ellen but you want your flowers to blend w/ different kind and color. The eELAMENT OF SURPRISE?? YOUR LAWN SHOULD BE GREEN BUT TO BLEND OR WITH the color of the flowers should blend like shading in a stamped flower on a card. Color is great but not only blend but not too many so, it would be a surprise of different colors blending and not over powering the garden. Take a look in professional nursery’s and make a sketch of what you see?!!?? What ya think Mary Fisher?!? Cindy E.

  143. I prefer to add more leaves … gives the card depth.

  144. I’m more of a keep it simple stamper. Hardly ever add more leaves. May add more flowers occasionally.

  145. I love the flower stamps. I say “I will not order any more flower stamps!” and then I see the new catalog and go crazy. I like to add more leaves.

  146. I’m afraid I’m a flower person. You have to have leaves, but I’m much more inclined to add more flowers to bring out the pink, red, orange or violet colors in my project.

  147. I’ve never really thought about it but I’d say more leaves! The flower is more the focal point!


  148. It depends on the design of the card & whether it is M or F. But, generally it may be a few more leaves……especially with the sprigs & leaf punches & vellum makes a very nice accent. Thanks for a chance at a very nice set of stamps & have a great Easter week-end.

  149. I like to add more leaves. Adding sporadic leaves near the bottom edge, inside near sentiment and on the outside of the envelope seems to make the flowers pop, but also reflects a personal style of creativity.

  150. Those stamps are a real treasure. I am a flower fanatic but, they must have a leaf somewhere, right? The leaves are important because they help identify the plant. TFS.

  151. I love leaves, even if not using along with flowers! But, when using flowers, I try to add the leaves proportionally!

  152. All depends on the season
    More leaves fall and winter 🌿
    More flowers summer and spring 🌼

  153. More flowers but some need leaves with them.

  154. Sharlu Davis Melville

    I always add more flowers then a little sparkly bling with rhinestones, sequins, or pearls. I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  155. I am always about flowers!

  156. Definitely more leaves! They are easy to add to a background even when there are no flowers present on the card.

  157. I would have to say flowers… with a side of leaves!

  158. Yes, almost always add some that pop up or curl up.

  159. I think I tend to overdo the background to make the foreground pop, so more leaves than flowers

  160. I like to add leaves to almost any card. It adds color and nature without distracting from the main focus.

  161. I seem to add more flowers than leaves to my cards.

  162. Mary Ellen Mayer

    Sometimes I will use just leaves. I love leaves. Fall is my favorite season, so many colors in the leaves!

  163. Usually an equal number of both . . . I like creating in “odd” numbers, but an occasional “adjustment” on some projects might be in order!

  164. Hello Mary – I really enjoy seeing what you post on Stampin Pretty. You give me such good ideas. I tend to use more leaves on my projects. Have a great day. – Jane Trafton-Winch

  165. I’d have to say I add more flowers

  166. Actually I add more butterflies! They are small enough to cover up any smudge or speck of ink that seem to ruin the focal point and they seem
    to go with any card theme.

  167. I add more flowers for sure. Maybe I should try to focus on adding leaves for a different look.

  168. While I love adding flowers and leaves to my cards, it depends on what is my focal point of the card. But!! I have been known to make a card or two into a garden-fest.

  169. Leaves, all the way

  170. Usually more flowers than leaves

  171. Johanna M. Moore

    I would tend to add more leaves leaving the flowers speak for themselves.

  172. Barbara Mullis

    It depends on the card.
    But usually flowers.

  173. Probably more flowers than leaves!

  174. Definitely flowers. I have a few leaf punches and framelits but dont think I have ever used them…oops lol

  175. Juanita Goulet

    Love the stamp set.

  176. I usually add more flowers to my cards. Flowers are added to accent the flowers.

  177. Every card seems to be different. Each one has a different balance so sometimes it needs a few more leaves while other times I am looking for a more simple design.

  178. I typically use more flowers than leaves, although you’ve given me some great ideas in your posts for accenting with leaves, so I plan to try them more.

  179. Elizabeth Gonzalez

    I like to add more leaves, but still make the design balanced and natural looking.

  180. HI there! Love your cards. I think I love the simple elegance to them. I always get such great ideas from your examples. I add leaves and flowers whenever I can to a project. Just love the natural effect it gives! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  181. Beth Ann Halvorson

    If just stamping an accent, I use leaves, but for part of the card design, I use more flowers! So both, but flowers would win!

  182. Melanie Edwards

    I like my cards simple and clean so no, I don’t add extra flowers but may add a few extra small leaves.

  183. I usually add more flowers to my projects then leaves….but I do love leaves! Some people just made them beautifully to cards/LOs. Thanks for the chance to win such great stamp sets!!

  184. I use more flowers 🌸 then leaves 🍁 !

  185. Love leaves.

  186. gail B Sturtevant

    Love your clean lines and sometimes less is more and one flower or leaf will do. Keep those great ideas coming. Many thanks.

  187. I always seem to add more leaves to my projects. I especially like adding the vellum leaves that add some softness to the sometimes vibrant colors that I choose.

  188. Flowers usually!

  189. I usually use the flower(s) as the focal point of the card and add more leaves.

  190. I add more leaves, particularly vellum ones. I think they add an extra touch of elegance.

  191. I use more flowers, I love the way they add colors to my backgrounds!

  192. I tend to add flowers everywhere and need to try to add more leaves! Love your blog!

  193. Rebecca Setzer


  194. I add more leaves and love to add dimension behind them.

  195. I use more leaves because they are so versatile to layer under things such as sentiments and such.

  196. I add more leaves and in the fall it is all about the leaves!

  197. Oh my, I usually look over the hostess sets but these are pretty!

  198. Karen Bongartz

    Hello, I do tend to add a few more leaves when creating a card. I love your videos and your ideas for creating lovely cards.

  199. Not hug eon big flowery designs, so I like adding little flowers OR leaves as accents. Sometimes a few leaves is just a nice touch!

  200. Lindsay Roberts

    I tend to add more leaves around the flowers. There’s only so much space for flowers, which means that they can’t continue to be added. It’s easier to tuck leaves into existing elements.

  201. I do like the look of added leaves. Sometimes I add them, other times not. Thanks for the chance to win these pretty stamp sets.

  202. Teresa Rexrode

    I add more flowers usually to my projects/ but leaves ususally come with that as well – what’s a flower without the leaves right~

  203. It depends on the stamp set I am using but I usually will add more leaves. This is such a cute set.

  204. Elena M. Bouscal

    I like to add more leaves than flowers. The flowers to me can be the focal point to a card.

  205. Beth Jo Schoeberl

    Not usually but sometimes 😉

  206. yes. I always seem to add more leaves and usually flowers and buds to my projects

  207. I tend to add more flowers as there is always room for an extra posey.

  208. I use more flowers, but love to add leaves for accents.

  209. Flowers…..especially during our long winters!

  210. Stampin’ Up has such a variety of embellishments to choose from, it’s hard NOT to add a leaf or flower to your cards! It just adds a litte “pop” and makes it alot of fun!

  211. I usually do flowers. Small flowers seem like a perfect color addition to a card.

  212. Yvette R Smith

    Absolutely more flowers! 🙂

  213. I like to add tiny flowers as an accent to the stamped words. I add leaves to help fill in the empty space.

  214. Yes, I add flowers and embellishments when I can get away with it for mailing. But sometimes they are a must for the card and then I make a separate mailing envelope!

  215. I do love adding leaves to everything!
    For one its a quick easy showstopper!
    And it always fills in nicely wherever I need it! After the new catalog is release I may be using more flowers!👍👍

  216. I think I add more leaves. I usually do the flowers first and then use leaves as a flourish. I like whispy leaves for a “garnish”.

  217. Flowers always.

  218. I do more flowers but like the leaves….they add to the design.

  219. More leaves the better!! It makes the card look alive

  220. I use leaves and flowers on almost every single card I make. Guess it is the Master Gardener in me! I would love these two sets especially the Just Because set!

  221. I’m in love with this stamp set! This will create cards for all occasions. The sentiments are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  222. Stephanie Alton

    Qi always add more leaves..there are so many different types and using vellum ones give that added “umph”.

  223. Caroll Halford

    love this set and have so many that are my sunshine.

  224. Diane Steffenson

    This week I’m adding leaves, but I usually add a flower with a balance of leaves.

  225. Elizabeth Harrill Eustice

    I definitely add more flowers to my cards and other projects. They make everything brighter and more beautiful.

  226. Courtney Ostendarp

    I am excited that there are more dies to cut out leaves so I can dimension them to really accent the 💐

  227. I add more flowers to my projects. Thank you for doing candy blogs!

  228. Less is better

  229. I add more flowers to my projects with a touch of leaves.

  230. Traditionally I have used more flowers but leaving are making their way into my cards year round now!

  231. I do usually add more leaves. I use flowers as background stamps too.

  232. My focus is usually on the flowers but add leaves as needed. They both add such beauty!

  233. Mostly flowers with just the right amount of leaves.

  234. Yes, I add more leaves.

  235. leaves for sure.

  236. I love flowers so I do more flowers then leaves

  237. I tend to be more a flower girl using the leaves to poke out and accent the flowers.

  238. So enjoy your creations and talent. Thank you for sharing with us.💕

  239. I believe I add a good combination of both. Usually flowers in spring and summer and leaves in the fall.

  240. LaVonne Smejkal

    I add leaves, the more the merrier!
    Just love the cute pizza box project!

  241. Right now I am obsessed with floral! So I would have to say more flowers with just the right amount of leaves to balance them out.

  242. that is a tough question, Mary, but I think I add more flowers (they are usually easier to glue down!) Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  243. Usually more flowers than leaves.

  244. Shirley Madsen

    Definitely more flowers!

  245. Gertie Kastens

    I really like the new candy stamps! My family who sings a lot, grew up singing, You are my Sunshine! This is a nice set of stamps and has many uses!

  246. More flowers. Also love seeing more ideas for your pizza boxes. They are so cute and more ideas are great. Thanks.

  247. I love leaves . They are one of my favorite things to color because the shading can make such a difference.

  248. I add more flowers,, both stamped and dies, than I do leaves.

  249. Flowers!

  250. Patricia Settle

    I do add flowers n leaves. They seem to fit n and can also fill n a small area that needs a little help!

  251. Adriana Romero

    I usually add more flowers.

  252. I always love to add a flower or two!

  253. Flowers and bling!

  254. most of my cards have a nature theme, therefor I use lots of flowers in the spring and leaves in the fall

  255. I use more flowers but I’m always surprise how a few leaves can finish the design. I only have a few leaf punches and stamps but they seam to work with many flowers

  256. I usually add more leaves. Love your projects and PDFs. Thanks for a chance to win!

  257. I am definitely a flower child! But you have to add leaves for balance.

  258. Definitely flowers, but usually with some leaves!

  259. I add more leaves. I just love them.

  260. I use leaves with my flowers and probably use more leaves than flowers since I also use leaves with my lemon and lime stamps too.

    Thank you for your generous offer of winning these two great stamp sets. Always fun when you do a drawing like this. 🙂 Marcee

  261. I like to add flowers of different kinds and sizes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  262. Debbie Wicklund

    I think I add more flowers. I love the bright colors it adds to the cards, especially Melon Mambo.

  263. Robin Orewiler

    I add more leaves. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog and your peek into your craft room.

  264. Flowers! They just say “Love” 🌷😊

  265. I think I add more flowers, but leaves are always a good accent, and depending on the time of year, like Fall it seems to call for more leaves.

  266. No, I don’t add leaves, but I should! I really like the look of them.

  267. Talitha Wright

    I admire flowers. Love your projects.

  268. Carmen Alleman

    I definitely like greenery.

  269. Probably looks like I add more flowers because they are usually larger, but I love lots of leaves with the flowers.

  270. It definitely depends on the project but I find myself thinking “flower” first and “leaves” second most of the time.

  271. flowers if I need more color, leaves if I need more filler.

  272. I prefer to add leaves, but don’t do much of either. I need to expand into new creative ways.

  273. More flowers, they are so cherry.

  274. Leaves….even when there are no flowers!

  275. i usually add more leaves using a punch or framelit to add mote dimension to the card.

  276. Chris from Pella

    Actually I would say neither. I guess I probably would add leaves more often.

  277. I use both. I like leaves as a background/filler stamp. But I also like to make bouquets.

  278. Terry Betlewski

    Definitely leaves. For me it adds just the right finish.

  279. I always add more flowers, especially in my scrapbooking. I hadn’t thought about it before though. I will have to start adding more leaves.

  280. Leaves are what I like to use. I make a lot of men’s cards as there is a lot of men in our family. Flowers and leaves are great for covering smudges and mistakes too. Lol!

  281. For me it depends on the project… sometimes I have more leaves and other times I have more flowers… I love both but I do think the leaves add texture and depth to my cards. Thanks for this chance to win these awesome stamp sets.

  282. For me, it is more leaves. Love all the SU varieties and usually buy anything with leaves

  283. Hi!

    I prefer to add leaves rather than flowers. Greens are the perfect background. 😄


  284. Definitely leaves for me.

  285. Vicky Heimbecker

    Definitely more flowers! I have the leaf punch but have yet to use it…😞

  286. I use a lot of flowers but leaves are good fillers. The tiniest flower on a card can make such a Big impact

  287. Definitely flowers!

  288. Michelle Holzmeister


  289. I think we kinda need both! I love adding foliage for lots of texture and dimension, but who can resist coloring some of those beautiful flower sets?!

  290. I’m always looking to add a little more “life” to my cards…..that usually means leaves, flowers, and of course some bling!

  291. I add more leaves, I think. SU has so many different leaf dies that add all sorts of textural interest to a project. Either way, with our great line up how can we go wrong?

  292. I generally add more flowers, then more leaves, then more flowers …. and so it goes

  293. Deepa Lakshman

    Hmmm, I see what looks good. If I have a large flower then it will be 2 leaves.

  294. I add more flowers; they make the card more “happy”!

  295. Christine Pereira

    Leaves are always a great way to add interest and dimension, especially on cards with a floral motif (but they work just as well with any card).

  296. Leaves

  297. I’m probably an even-steven gal. I like balance, thus equal flowers to leaves.

  298. Jackie McCaffery

    I love this little stamp set! I could do so much with it. I use more flowers.

  299. When I add a flower to any project, I always include leaves. It just makes the lflowers pop more!

  300. I add more leaves, I love the look of greenery. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

  301. I add more leaves using the leaf punch. They add a simple three-dimensional detail to my cards especially using vellum or sparle paper. I just bought the sprig punch and I look forward to adding its more subtle detail to my cards.

  302. Patricia Allison

    I enjoy adding additional flowers and leaves, as multiple layers add depth to any design. Thanks for the chance! It is a lovely blog candy prize, as always. You are very generous, Mary!

  303. Of course it depends on the project, but I usually use more flowers than leaves. I use leaves to accent the flowers.

  304. I add more flowers. Stampin up has so many different kinds of blooms that I love to use. Thanks!

  305. Mary Schreiber

    Yes if I think it needs something extra. Happy Easter, Mary

  306. Yes! Everything is better with a touch of nature!

  307. Kathy Collison

    This is tough question, Mary! Considering the holidays, I probably use more leaves than flowers.

  308. It depends on the season, but I will have to go with flowers. What a great, versatile set.

    • Good question! It made me think about what I gravitate toward. I think I use more leaves than flowers because they have a classic shape that accents anything.

  309. I use more leaves to help the flowers that I do use ‘pop’.
    With different types of leaf & flower punches & dies, the same layout can look totally different.
    Thanks Mary for your continued inspiration and informative blog!

  310. I usually add more flowers to my cards especially cards that I make for women.

  311. I LOVE my flower dies and punches but when it comes down to finishing the layers on my cards I most always use leaves! I’m very appreciative of the video gallery you provide-I use it again and again for instruction and reminders. Thanks!

  312. Depending on the design, I like to add additional leaves. Many of our stamps have plenty, but to add a few extra seems to make the card “pop.” Thanks for the chance to win.

  313. More leaves, yes. The more the better.

  314. I tend to add more leaves to my crafting projects rather than flowers. I use leaves as “fill” particularly when there is open “real estate” that just needs a little something extra.

    I love that Stampin’ Up has so many different leaf types and sizes because this means I always have the perfect leaf for every project.

  315. Mary Beth Ayers

    Typically I tend to add more flowers on my cards but that is because most of the people I send my cards to are women. When I have the need to send a card to a man, I would definitely lean towards something more nature-neutral like leaves or trees.

  316. I add more flowers.

  317. Since flowers tend to be larger than leaves, I usually add more leaves to counterbalance them. But some of my favorite cards are fall ones with all leaves. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Easter!!

  318. Kathy Malanoski

    I enjoy adding flowers, especially using the punches that make it easy to do.

  319. Hi Mary!

    Thanks for your inspiration with your clean elegant designs!!!

    Definitely LEAVES!! I love the organic earthly feel of leaves and sprigs and wildflowers (weeds) lol.

    Thanks for your many CASEable ideas,

  320. Carole Hathaway

    I love more greenery.

  321. Sharon Northern

    I use more flowers as a central focus and a few leaves to make them look more realistic.

  322. Marilyn J. Hertenstein

    This would be a really cute addition to my stamp collection, I can see endless possibilities. I sometimes make a background with flowers or stamps before mounting the main portion of my cards.

  323. Leaves all tucked under and around the flowers!

  324. I add more flowers.

  325. I add more leaves to my projects.

  326. Flowers!! Thank you for a chance to win!! Love your blog – thank you for sharing!!

  327. Monique Savage

    I have a tendency to use more flowers but there are so many new leaf stamps and dies. Will probably use more leaves

  328. Sharon Gibbons

    Mary, I use leaves and flowers together. Just like in nature. The leaves ground the flowers, giving them depth and making them pop.

  329. I always add more flowers. I do have a leaf punch and need to use it – I especially like the ones made with vellum.

  330. I try to balance whatever looks best leaves or flowers

  331. I do like to add more punched and/or die cut leaves and flowers to my projects. I always keep them in numbers of 3’s or 5’s.

  332. I think more leaves makes a card more interesting! So I would say Leaves!

  333. I love flowers so that is what I would add more of.

  334. My other hobby is gardening….I tend to use colorful paper and flowers in my papercrafting with the occasional leaf added for interest.

  335. Hi Mary, i love flowers so I always add more. Flowers to my projects but add some leaves for balance.

  336. Mary Ellen Reeder

    I tend to add more leaves to my flowers to give it depth and to pop the colors.

  337. I tend to add more flowers.

  338. I think I add more leaves but I never really thought about it before!

  339. I love adding flowers, there are so many beautiful stamps/punches/dies to choose from in the Stampin’ Up catalogue.
    But I do add a few leaves too.
    Happy Easter!

  340. Hmmm…I like adding flowers…but adding flowers means there has to be leaves also…and of course more than one per flower…So I guess I add more leaves!

  341. I use lots of flowers and I add leaves as an accent. When it is Fall, I use more leaves.

  342. Hard to pick just one but, I love to add leaves.

  343. I add more flowers. I love bright beautiful flowers. Thanks, Mary, for a chance to win this stamp set.

  344. Beautiful stamps sets. Will make lots of cute cards.

  345. Mary Jo Miedema

    I use more flowers than leaves and like Karen Tramuta I also have many dies and punches for leaves. I need to find a balance!

  346. Monica VanBuskirk

    I like more flowers! They just make everything pretty!!

  347. Denise L Morgante

    Definitely more flowers.
    Great cards.

  348. No, I don’t usually but may add a wooden trinket.

  349. Linda Riesgraf

    Leaves for sure. They are so versatile — they can be added to almost everything.

  350. I don’t use them often, but I’m planning some that need the extra something that isn’t bling.

  351. I definitely use more flowers.

  352. Elaine Harrison Lane

    I always have moreflowers. Leaves do add to the overall card, but flowers speak to me.

  353. Diane Valentine

    Definitely leaves.

  354. I like a good balance, but find that includes a few more flowers than leaves.

  355. I always tend to add more leaves. I love how easy the leaf and sprig punches are to work with!

  356. I tend to add more leaves of all shapes and sizes.

  357. Sheryl Cushman

    I add both, but generally more flowers, as it just says joy!

  358. I add more flowers! I do add a lot of leaves but in the whole scope of things I think I’d have to say more flowers!

  359. Perfect for springtime!

  360. Such cheerful sets!

  361. Always use more flowers on cards and envelopes. Maybe I will be encouraged to add a leaf or two going forward! Thanks for the tap on the shoulder!

  362. Love all your ideas that you inspire me with. I use more flowers when doing a project.

  363. Flowers! I love both but I’m better at placing flowers than I am leaves.

  364. I love the multiple colors used for flowers, they pop. Leaves are the accent!

  365. While I am “guilty” of purchasing WAY MORE stamps with flowers in them, I do enjoy using my leaf and sprig punches more often.

  366. I love to add flowers. But for each flower I add, I usually put 2 leaves sooooooo 🤔🤔🤔 maybe there are more leaves!!

  367. Susan Rasmussen

    The sunshine set is gorgeous. Hmm, I like both flowers and leaves on my projects. I would say it depends on the project. But overall I like flowers more.

  368. I tend to add more flowers.

  369. As far as adding more flowers or leaves, it depends on the card! I add both. If I use DSP I add more leaves than flowers. It is hard to pick one without seeing the card. Its whatever I feel looks better at the time!! I know that did not help buy…….

  370. Leaves. And we’ll “leave” it at that! : )

  371. Flowers all the way. I did buy the leaf punch but have not used it yet.

  372. I tend to add more flowers.

  373. Kebrina Metzler

    My favorite color is green so I’m going with the leaves. Plus then in the fall falling leaves everywhere 😊 my cards always match what I love.

  374. I use more leaves.

  375. I love leaves, but probably add more flowers because I have a lot of flower stamps!

  376. Thanks for a chance to WIN blog candy! It’s a toss up between flowers and leaves.

  377. Patti Anguiano

    forgot to answer the question. add extra flowers.

  378. Patti Anguiano

    Always love a chance at Blog Candy. Love your blog. Thanks for all that you share.

  379. Definitely flowers….struggle to grow anything. Need to brighten things with flowers in other ways!

  380. Equal parts leaves and flowers usually. It would depend on the card though.

    • Here comes the sun indeed. I’m sitting here with my morning cup of tea with the sun shining directly in my eyes, almost blinding. But I missed it so much I refuse to shut the curtain. I like pops of both leaves and flowers, probably equal amounts depending on the background.

  381. I’m a flower girl, all the way! Although if wink of stella is a voting option…. 😉 Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

  382. Susan Albright

    I am flower person. I absolutely love adding them. Of course my flowers need to come with a few leaves.

  383. I’ve historically added more flowers but lately I’m adding leaves, especially vellum.

  384. Lorna Wooldridge

    I add more flowers! Thank you for the giveaway Mary. 🙂

  385. Patricia Greco

    Wow! What a wonderful giveaway. I usually put more flowers than leaves because all the flowers are so gorgeous with the different techniques you can use.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  386. Can you ever have enough flowerrs?! They add color and life to any project!

  387. I add flowers more often than leaves.

  388. I add flowers. I love flowers!

  389. I usually add more leaves…green is such a nice color!

  390. I love the look and texture of added leaves. They also add depth and dimension… so, yes, I do add extra leaves to many of my projects.

  391. I use more flowers. Super cute examples!

  392. Usually more flowers than leaves although it depends on the project.

  393. Jennifer Scull

    What great new stamps! And so nice of you to offer them in a giveaway! 🙂

    I almost always add flowers and sometimes leaves & vines to my cards. Just adds so much richness and texture. My husband and sons have convinced me to add them to masculine cards as well. Guys like nature touches, too!

  394. I especially like to add vellum leaves because it adds subtle detail to my projects.

  395. Carolyn Wagner

    I love adding a lot of flowers especially this time of year- Winter leaving and beautiful Spring and summer on the horizon.

  396. Sometimes I add more flowers or leaves depending on the card but I like simple cards over too much.

  397. Depends on the project. More flowers than leaves for the most part. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  398. I tend to use more leaves. Love both of these sets!

  399. Leaves. The first die I ever purchased was a cluster of leaves. I love the dimension it gives to my cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  400. I leave more flowers.

  401. I use more flowers not only b/c they’re so pretty but it fills the space.

  402. Kathleen Hertkorn

    As a gardener (and stamper), I tend to add more flowers to my projects. I love color, texture and the beauty that flowers bring to any setting.🌸🌼🌷🌹💐🌺

  403. I really do love adding leaves and flowers to a lot of my designs. The more the better. I also like to mix the greens for the leaves. just to keep it interesting 🙂

  404. Carrie Ricksecker

    I add more leaves. I am enjoying getting back into the Stampin’ Up community.

  405. I had more leaves usually! The leaf punch makes it so easy or I love the embossed ones from the Rooted In Nature suite!

  406. Joyce Lutterbie

    What a great prize for that lucky someone!

    I use more flowers than leaves! I even have a bad habit of trimming off most of the leaves on fresh flowers before arranging in the vase!

  407. I use more flowers than leaves but try to balance them out.

  408. I definitely am a flower girl. Lots and lots of flowers, stamped, cut, or even embellishments.
    Have a Happy Easter!

  409. Shelly Bascomb

    I probably add more flowers but I think I’ll get the leaf punch. That seems to add a nice finishing to my cards.

  410. I always add more flowers, because you can never have enough!

  411. Love both stamps. I like to add ribbon where I can but leaves are a great filler with all types of flowers.

  412. I like to add more leaves so the project looks fuller and fashionable..
    I find more is better and makes me smile more.🥰

  413. I add more flowers, leaves just set the stage for the beautiful blooms God has given us to beautify the world.

  414. I love flowers and usually add more. I fill in spaces that look bare with leaves. Thanks for the inspiration your blog brings.

  415. I add more leaves..I have the leaf punch which makes it sooooo easy.

  416. Always the tough questions! LOL. I probably add flowers more often, except when I turn to the Tropical Chic bundle.

  417. If the occasion calls for it, I will as to not let the card look so bare! Your designs have given me so much inspiration, I really appreciate it!

  418. When in doubt, add a leaf I love our bold color papers (and lots of flowers and birds) when I need a little more….a leaf often is the right touch. Hope I win!

  419. I usually add more leaves and/ or flowers to my cards. Guess I’m just a flower lover! Thanks for the chance to win the awesome hostess set.

  420. For sure more leaves!

  421. Laurie Elhelaly

    I love flowers. When the opportunity arises, I will add an additional flower or two. I love all that they represent in life.

    Thank you.

  422. I usually add more flowers than leaves to my projects. When all else fails, add a flower.

  423. Linda Peterson

    I do not add any extra leaves or flowers but may try in the future.

  424. I probably add more leaves than flowers to my projects.

  425. more flowers with a tad of leaves…thanks for that lovely tour of your craft room…quite inspiring

  426. I love the look of added leaves and flowers but don’t do it as often as I should.

  427. I prefer to have more leaves than flowers. I do enjoy flowers on occasion. I like to have a balance between the two

  428. Tammy Beichner

    I like adding leaves it makes the flowers pop more

    • Sandi Kaustinen

      I like to make the flowers stand out by using them as the main image and softening with multiple leaves. So, I probably use more leaves than flowers. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creativity!

  429. Flowers, for sure.

  430. Phyllis Werner

    I usually have the same amount of flowers and leaves. The leaves add such a fullness to cards.

  431. I seem to add more flowers than leaves. That’s funny because I love leaves and buy every leaf punch, thinlet, framelit, and edgelit out there!

  432. I add more flowers but I just ordered the leaf punch so that may change!

    • Elena M. Bouscal

      I like to add more leaves than flowers. The flowers to me can be the focal point to a card.

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