Pals Critters Blog Hop & Mystery Blog Candy!

10 Year Anniversary Blog Candy Badge

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals.

Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment HERE on my blog AND on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Full of Happiness Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Cute critters card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty for the Pals March 2020 Blog HopToday’s “critters” card was created using the Stampin’ Up! Full of Happiness, Easter Themed stamp set from page 44 of the 2020 Mini Catalog.  The power of THREE purples (Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Purple Posy) join forces. The 3/8″ Tricolor Ribbon from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog reinforces the ombre feel.  The ribbon is part of My Favorite Things from the annual catalog.  You can see all of my favorite things here

Stampin' Pretty Sketchbook by Mary Fish, Sketch #4

The Sending Flowers Dies (limited release from February 4 – March 31 or while supplies last) were used for the flower garden within the cracked egg.  There are 5 dies that quickly crop flowers and stems.  TIP:  I snipped the flowers from the circle with Paper Snips and adhered them to the backside of the egg.

BONUS COORDINATION! The egg from the Full of Happiness stamp set coordinates and can be quickly cropped with the egg die from the Dino Dies Set, pg 192 of the Annual Catalog (shown below). 

Full of Happiness Stamp Set DINO DIES


Begin with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base of Whisper White Thick card stock. 

Layer and adhere a 4 x 3 piece of gingham Purple Posy In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to a 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 piece of Highland Heather card stock with Snail Adhesive. 

Wrap with 3/8″ Tricolor Ribbon, as shown, securing with a bow. 

Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Full of Happiness Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Cute critters card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty for the Pals March 2020 Blog Hop

Crop a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using a die-cutting and embossing a machine along with the large die from the Sending Flowers Dies.  

Crop petals of So Saffron, Highland Heather, and Terracotta Tile card stock (also Sending Flowers Dies).  

Adhere to the coordinating flower stems with Mini Glue Dots. 

Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the striped cracked eggshell, as well as the eggshell outline in Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White card stock. 

Crop with the coordinating die (Dino Dies) and a die-cutting and embossing machine. 

Adhere to the snipped flower garden and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Full of Happiness Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Cute critters card by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty for the Pals March 2020 Blog Hop

Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the chick in the following colors:  So Saffron (body), Terracotta Tile. (beak & feet), Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (eyes). 

Snip closely with Paper Snips. 

Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in Highland Heather ink onto a 3 3/4 x 1/2 piece of Whisper White card stock. 

Flag the end with the Tailored Tag Punch.  

Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

POP OF PERSONALITY!  Add Terracotta Tile 2019-2021 Faceted Dots and Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots to the flower centers as shown. 

Click for a FREE Stampin' Pretty Tutorial

MORE BLOG CANDY!  More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s projects.  My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created and offer more mystery blog candy!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020



  1. I love Stampin’Up & the Paper Pumpkin kit I receive every month! I get so creative when I receive it.

  2. I love this adorable card. It’s so stinking cute. I had to move some furniture around about 8 months ago. Due to being sick, my husband laying a new floor, I couldn’t find my Gingham Gala DSP. I found today. The first card I’m making with this “NEW” founded DSP is your card. Congratulations on your years with blog hop. Hope you see many more! Tell me, How do I sign up?TFS!

    • Thank you for your wonderful comment!

      In order to be part of the Pals Blog Hop, you first must be a member of my Pals Stamping Community!

      Right now is the best time to JOIN! You can see 10 reasons why now is the best time here.

      If you have further questions, please let me know!

      Have a fabulous evening.

  3. Claudia Piegdon

    That card is gorgeous! I absolutely love it. Purple is one of my favorite colors too.

  4. Carol Kwiatek

    I have been watching your videos for several years. You have amazing talent.

  5. Such a sweet and darling card; love the gingham and the ribbon. As always a very clean card with just the right pop of detail. Thanks for all that you do!

  6. Theresa Davies

    Your cards are always unique. I look forward to Fridays for your PDF. Thanks.

  7. Such a sweet card.

  8. Very cute card!

  9. Jane Trafton-Winch

    Cute card. Very ‘springy’!

  10. The chick is so cute on your card.

  11. Melissa Spink

    I didn’t see that ribbon in the catalog. Now I have to have it! Happy Easter

  12. Congratulations on 10 years of inspiring the stamping world! i love the way you used the new flower dies and made them work for your card by cutting the flowers apart and “setting them free”. Keep inspiring us all. thanks!

  13. Patty S. of Ohio

    Such a cute and cheerful Easter card!

  14. Very cute Easter Card!

  15. Jane Rappleyea

    This takes me back to my childhood days of light pastels.
    This card is so simple looking to my eyes.
    And, now I have to purchase the ribbon.

  16. Your cards are always so cute. Thanks for the chance of winning the Blog Candy. Who doesn’t LOVE CANDY!

  17. Mary, you are so talented. This card is so cute! My granddaughters would love it.

  18. It looks like the perfect Easter card to me! Love the colors

  19. Laurel LaJoie

    I’m always inspired by yourwork. I’m not sure how I ever found you but I’m so glad I did..

  20. Great combo with the chick and Dino Dies egg! Wonderful, Mary!

  21. Jennifer harvey

    Aww happy 10th anniversary

  22. I’ve been following your blog for almost 8 years! Keep up the fabulous work!

  23. julee mccully

    Love your ideas

  24. This is a very pretty Easter card.

  25. This card makes me ready for spring! I love that ribbon!

  26. Super sweet Mary!

  27. That is a cute Easter card, very colorful.
    Thanks for a chance on you candy blog

  28. great combination action of products.

  29. Lovely lavender (Highland Heather) card with the chick & flowers.

  30. Great card Mary. I love the soft colors for spring. The chick is adorable. Enjoyed the hop, thanks for your awesome leadership.

  31. Debbie Mageed

    So, so cute, Mary! I really do love this adorable chick. Great card!

  32. Such a cute card!!!

  33. OMG this is the cutest card ever! I wish I had that chick now.

  34. Love the colors

  35. Carmen Martinez

    So so cute!

  36. What a fun bright Easter card!

  37. Marcia Butcher

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

  38. Suzanne Hinton

    That is quite a milestone to celebrate! I certainly enjoy all the hopping.

  39. Lorelei Mayer

    the little chick is adorable!

  40. Elizabeth Harrill Eustice

    These are such cute cards. There are so many artistic people in your group. I’m so glad you all share as I need all the help I can get. Thank you all.

  41. Hope the little bunny hops over here to give me this carrot.

  42. Melinda Matthews

    Such a sweet card!

  43. Lynnette VanDerWerff

    Just starting the blog hop! Your card is so cute!

  44. Teresa Harper

    Love how you used the egg as a planter. Your card is so springy and wonderful

  45. Super cute Easter card!

  46. Georgia Gallman

    I love this baby chick. It’s perfect teamed with the gingham paper! Thx for sharing, Mary!

  47. Very colorful card—cute design.

  48. What a cute little chick! Makes me smile.

  49. The first word that came to mind was adorable! Love the bright chick with the gingham and flowers.

  50. Very cute card. My favorite critters are butterflies and cats.

  51. So cute! I love blog hops!

  52. Helen Schadegg

    I LOVE your Blog Hops!! So many talented Demos and SO many adorable ideas!

  53. Angela Shoffner

    Love your pretty amazing simple designs! Thanks for the inspiration

  54. The egg shell full of flowers is darling!

  55. Linda Brownell

    Love the lavender gingham! Cute Easter card!

  56. Shirley Madsen

    Since I raise baby chicks, Easter cards are my favorite!

  57. such a cute card for Easter! thank you!

  58. Cynthia Marie Eaton

    Little critters, EASTER cards and sweet B birthday cards are so much fun to design and see others. Finish designs are gorgeous!!? SO MUCH FUN!!

  59. The power of the three purples is so AWESOME!

  60. ???Beautiful Easter card.

  61. I get so many of my card ideas through your blog!! Thank you!

  62. Always inspired by the creative talents of this team. Congratulations on 10 years of blog hopping!

  63. Such a cute Easter card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  64. Cute card, chicks and bunnies say Spring!

  65. Peggy Hendricks

    Love your blog, Mary!!! Thanks for the PDFs and great inspirations.

  66. Lisa Slonecker

    I love this card! I think the chick is adorable and the touch with the ribbon is perfect for this card.

  67. I usually don’t like doing Easter cards, but If I won this, I would be making them for the whole family
    Thank you

  68. Cute card, always like chicks and bunnies this time of year!

  69. That little chick is so cute, Mary. I used this ribbon and card stock on a card I posted yesterday…love those purples.

  70. Kathie Krawczyk

    Adorable!!! And I just love the sketch book. Thanks for sharing.

  71. Your blog hopes are great…keep them coming!

  72. Verna Hardwick

    Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. Cute Easter card! The ribbon completes the card.?

  74. Great little card for Easter. Beautiful little “garden” of flowers! Hope mine will be full of chocolate!

  75. Debbie Nickerson

    Love the color combo!

  76. Such a stinkin’ cute use of Stampin’ Up! products. Your style is my favorite!

  77. So sweet and I love the color combo!

  78. Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies! Love your card!

  79. I love the cute Easter card. I like the purple color.

  80. Billie Casebolt

    Happy Springtime!! Love love love your cards you have such a great talent thank you for sharing your ideas!!!

    Happy peeps!!

  81. Hi Mary, love your new sketchbook designs. Your card is my fav with the sending flowers dies. Thanks for a chance to win. Ruth M.

  82. Pretty card, love that lil chick. ?

  83. I love the blogs. Everyone has a special talent.

  84. Elaine H Holland

    I really like the colors and use of the egg, chick,, and flowers.

  85. Velva Swindle

    Congratulations on your 10th year of sharing beauty through your beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  86. I love the card! It is so “SPRING” inspiring. The colors just say happiness and joy.

  87. Love the soft colors on this card.

  88. Such a sweet chickie card, Mary! Great start to our anniversary hop!!

  89. This is so cute and happy!

  90. I so enjoy your cards!!!

  91. That’s one cute chick, Mary!

  92. Lorna Wooldridge

    Beautiful! This card says Spring to me. 🙂

  93. Love it, it’s adorable

  94. Super sweet card! Lovely colors and design. Congrats on 10 years of hopping!

  95. suzanne mcphee

    my favorite critter is the bunny from the fable friends stamp set 🙂 I also have two maine coon kitty critters at home that we love so much … jesse and lexi mcphee 🙂

  96. Susan Beranek

    Love the concept of mixing older Stamps & Dies with NEW !!

  97. So cute, can’t wait to make one like it

  98. Robin A. Strege

    Super cute!

  99. This card is adorable! The flowers make the card pop!

  100. Mary, Any card you make is special to me and I try to CASE them in some form even if I do not have the exact stamps and “stuff” that you use. I so appreciate your efforts to make my stamping experience simple!!

  101. I love the flowers coming out of the egg.

  102. really cute!

  103. Trudie Imhauser

    Love this Easter Card!!!

  104. Love, Love the Easter card. I get so inspired by looking at all of the different blogs thanks

  105. Mary Beth Ayers

    Such a sweet card. I love how you planted the flowers in the egg! Very clever!

  106. Love this card. I really like that we can use dies from one set to make a whole different kind of card with different papers. And the Purple Tricolor ribbon is fabulous!

  107. Karen Andrews

    Love the cracked egg and the “tip” to snipe the leaves and add the colored flowers with glue dots.

  108. This card is so cute. I always have the family to my house on Easter. This would make the best card for my two nieces.

  109. Jeanie H Stark

    Your card is just gorgeous! My daughter would love it as purple is her favorite color! I love the way you brought so many elements together to create this card!

  110. So cute.

  111. Clever idea to snip the flowers from the die and attach to the egg!

  112. Michelle Mallett

    What a way to showcase product! My favorite Easter card of this season. That ribbon makes a WOW

  113. Janet VanLeeuwen

    Thanks for sharing all your awesome ideas and videos. The first thing I do every morning is log onto Stampin’ Pretty to see what pretty card you have made. Thanks again.

  114. Gorgeous card Mary. You’ve convinced me to get this set now.

  115. Happy 10th Anniversary of the Pals’ Blog Hop. Love seeing the talented groups posts.

  116. Barbara Whitesell

    What a great idea with that egg and the flower dies.

  117. Mary Darminio

    I check in with you everyday to see wonderful cards that you have created.

  118. adorable as always! love the blog hops



  120. Cute card – thanks for all the great ideas over the years!!!

  121. Spring is definitely on the way with this card.

  122. Denise Wekwert

    I love the spring colors and the adorable chick.

  123. What a creative use of both stamp sets!

  124. Karen S Hallam

    Your card is adorable, Mary! I love how you combined the two sets – they work perfectly together!

  125. Cathy Lombard

    I love the Easter card!

  126. I adore this stamp! I made all my kiddie cards with it. I also used it for the local nursing home.

  127. Such a bright and fun Easter card! Happy Spring!

  128. So cute Mary!

  129. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing Dinos egg tip. Now I need to find my dies!

  130. A perfect Easter card! Great colors and love those flowers!

  131. What a lovely card—it’s a perfect spring scene! I’m so glad I just ordered that stamp set.

  132. Adorable card…love all that purple, too! Perfect spring card!

  133. Always nice to see a cute Easter card!

  134. Pamela Sadler

    I love this and I didn’t get the stamp set/dies. You are making me want it.

  135. Patty Jo Higgins

    Great use of the dies! Love the “springy” colors.

  136. The is such a pretty and happy card. That little chick sure makes me happy. Great job!

  137. Love your sweet Spring chick card! Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing,

  138. Love the power of three purples! Beautiful springy Easter card!

  139. Janice Hilton

    Spring is almost here and this gorgeous card says it all.

  140. Judy L. Tuttle

    What do I love about this card? EVERYTHING! Gorgeous Grape(swoon), chicks and flowers! Everything I love about spring!

  141. I always love your groups blog hop! So many great ideas to CASE!

  142. Such an adorable Easter card! Thanks for sharing!

  143. Very sweet card – Thanks for a chance to win!

  144. Marlene Walter

    Beautiful design and a great idea for Easter! You rock!

  145. I haven’t seen many cards made with this stamp set. Very nice and love the spring colors.

  146. Love this card! The spring colors are gorgeous!

  147. You always have a wonderful way of combining colors & sets. Very pretty & congratulations on 10 years!

  148. Patricia Allison

    This little chick is so whimsical! And the lavender trims are ideal, Mary!

  149. Love the Easter card!

  150. Shannon Miller

    Such a cut Easter card! So enjoy your blog and the inspiration for new projects.

  151. Thanks for your daily blog. I look at your beautiful cards every morning for fabulous ideas.

  152. Lynette Seurer

    Fun card!

  153. I love this card! Can’t wait to CASE it. Thanks for sharing such beautiful cards that always brighten my morning.

  154. I always get great ideas from your blog hops.

  155. love the flowers in the eggshell.

  156. Welcome spring, love the flowers in the eggshell.

  157. Love the purples!

  158. Adorable little peep:)

  159. Love the Spring colors. Cute Easter card!

  160. Lynda Sue Martin

    Love this cute little Easter card and the way you used the sending flowers die cuts in the egg. Also really love the tip on using the Dino egg die to cut out the egg in this new set!!

  161. My favorite critter is my GRAND dog Cloud. He is a rescued dog and it has been a joy to watch him evolve from a scared, undernourished, neurotic little fellow into a sweet, outgoing, and a little bit chubby, mature dog. Much loved by entire family.

  162. What an adorable card!

  163. Adorable card, Mary! I can’t believe it is the 10th anniversary for the Pals’ Blog Hop. How wonderful to see the range of start dates. Congrats All!

  164. Such a cute card. Love that die set. Do you still do 1 minute to wow videos (or any videos)? Seems like it’s been a long time since I have seen one. Maybe I’m just not paying attention?? Love your blog. 😀

  165. Mary, Your cards are always so very nice. Thank you for sharing!

  166. Sandra Haynes

    I love the pastel colors of this card. Very cute.

  167. What a cute card!!!

  168. What a cute Easter card. Love the little chick. This is adorable.

  169. I love everything about this card! The chick is adorable. I especially like how the ribbon is added.

  170. Adorable Easter card!

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