earn tulip loyalty rewards with every $50 purchase! - host code (click to add): 4GW3VSJV

Blog Candy Giveaway! Bonanza Buddies Bundle

STAMPIN' UP! Bonanza Buddies Retired - BLOG CANDY

To one lucky participant, I’m giving away the RETIRED Bonanza Buddies Bundle!

HOW TO PLAY:   For your chance to win my Bonanza Buddies Bundle Blog Candy Giveaway, please leave a comment HERE or at the end of this post sharing: 

QUESTION: Other than paper crafting, what is your favorite hobby or craft? 

The deadline for blog candy comments is Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 10 AM Mountain Time. I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner Thursday, August 27, 2020, 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 U.S. mailing address so please stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!

Birthday Bonanza Suite by Stampin' Up! Child Birthday Card by Mary Fish, Stampin' PrettyThe Happy Birthday card above uses the Bonanza Buddies Bundle and was previously shared on my blog. You can see step-by-step instructions and a product list here. 

NEED A COPY OF THE NEW HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG?  Click here for details on how you can get one! 

Subscribe to My Newsletter Here



481 thoughts on “Blog Candy Giveaway! Bonanza Buddies Bundle”

  1. Hi MARY, once again you are so generous in your giveaways. Actually, my next favorite thing to do after Stampin’Up!, is mowing! But, if you ask what is my next favorite craft or hobby, I would say quilting. Stampin’Up! Is by far, my most relaxing and enjoyable crafting hobby. I have to discipline to get other things done. I even have some of the Stampin’Up! Fabric left from previous years! It can be used with my cards or quilting.

  2. Aside from papercrafting, I enjoy baking and giving the baked goods as gifts!?
    Thank you for a chance at winning! ☺️

  3. I love to be out in nature walking, enjoying the animals, sounds, flowers….

  4. Besides paper crafting I love knitting prayer shawls. I also enjoy sewing masks and pillow case dresses for a mission in Haiti.

  5. My favorite hobby other than paper crafting is reading! Too bad nearly all my hobbies are sedentary – not much of a workout unless I’m getting out of the chair to reach crafting supplies!!

  6. Gardening, cooking and stamping! Not sure in which order!
    Such a fun set! I have been seeing cards using this set and wish I would have bought it when available.

  7. One thing I need to include every day even while stamping is exercise. Biking with friends it’s always FUN!

  8. Besides stampin up crafts, I love bird watching and watching nature in general. I watch the squirrels interact and get along with the birds. I love art in general. I was an art major in college.

  9. In addition to paper crafting, I enjoy reading and exercising. I alternate between my treadmill, elliptical machine, and walking program CDs.

  10. I like that I learned how to sew. I like to sew household items like pillows and curtains, but have sewn clothes and costumes too.

  11. I love making cards & when I’m not doing that I sew, been making a lot of mask lately & I need to get back into making some quilts.

  12. I seriously enjoy and divide my time between 4 distinct hobbies:
    1. 55% = Reading Pinterest card posts, YouTube card making videos, and cardmaker blogposts. 2. 20% = Shopping for and buying ( i.e. collecting!) paper crafting supplies
    3. 20% = Organizing my curated collection of papercraft supplies
    4. 5% = Actually playing with my papercraft supplies!

  13. When I am not playing with paper, I create with my Cricut. My favorite is the birth states on the ears of stuffed elephants

  14. Papercrafting in the winter and gardening in the summer pretty much takes up all my free time. Something about growing, picking, and canning your own produce is very rewarding; same thrill as creating a card for a special recipient! Thanks Mary for giving us this opportunity.

  15. I also enjoy crocheting and knitting for charity. I have made scarves, hats and blankets for Warm Up America.

  16. Love card making, also makefelt xmas stockings, knit dishcloths, embroidered dish towels all for Xmas gifts.
    I am learning all about card making from you wonderfuldemostrators.

  17. My other crafty time hobby is cross-stitch. Cross-stitch doesn’t need a flat surface so I will stitch while on road trips or waiting in the car during teens doctor & dentist appointments.

  18. Hi Mary!
    My favorite crafter after paper/stamping is cross stitching.
    Hope you and yours are keeping safe.

  19. My other interests include great grands, reading, crocheting, and flower gardening. I tend to stay busy.

  20. I am a foster grandparent at the local school. This stamp set would be perfect for me to use to make birthday cards for all my kindergarten students (about 100).

  21. I really love Scrap booking – Card Making and Stamping!

    My second choice would be Cricut design studios and making shirts, bags and goodies for my Grandbabies!!!

    Love your creativity!!!!

  22. Paper crafting is definitely #1 for me but I also enjoy sewing. I have made several masks for family and friends in the last few months. Thanks for the chance to win this adorable bundle!

  23. My other hobby is quilting. I don’t do the actual quilting. But I do the patchwork and send it out for the quilting. I love making quilts to give as gifts to my friends.

  24. Learning to watercolor and hoping to integrate into my card-making. A good book is the best!

  25. Coloring. I love the calmness of just sitting and coloring in a coloring book like I did when I was a kid. I am evacuated from the Santa Cruz fires right now and I am finding coloring to be very soothing and as close to stamping as I can get right now!

  26. Love taking photos for my cards. Also hooked on crocheting, enjoy gardening, and swimming in our pool.

  27. Reading is a passion, cooking and gardening are pleasures, and paper crafting is a creative challenge! Thanks for your ideas and generosity, Mary!

  28. I love to Garden especially when it is sunny & nice outside (on rainy days I clean and organize my SU! supplies & crafting stuff !!!) 🙂

  29. I love paper crafting, but also enjoy refinishing old furniture with chalk paint, it is fun to remake an old piece of furniture into something new! I would love to win this adorable bundle, it is so cute!!

  30. Paper crafting is number 1, but I also love to bake and cook from scratch. I even cook my own beans and grind a 5 grain flour mixture. I can and freeze from our organic garden too. Thank you, Mary, for another generous offer~

  31. Although paper crafting is number one, I also love gardening. Flowers are so beautiful and unique. Thank you for a chance to win!

  32. Thank you for your creativity, and easy to follow directions. I look forward to your posts.

  33. My other hobby is essential oils. I love learning about them and using them. So many awesome smells. 🙂

  34. That is a cute little mouse and love the style of your card. Would love to win it, thanks for the chance.

  35. Lately, it’s been crocheting…there’s been a bunch of babies being born in the past few months, so I’ve been cranking out baby blankets!

  36. Hello Mary, this is Sandy “redstampinsam” Meyers from Lodi, CA. To answer your blog candy question, other than paper-crafting, my next favorite hobby would be gardening outdoors.

    Thanks for a chance to win free stamps❣️

  37. I also enjoy knitting, although I haven’t done as much of that lately with the exceptionally warm weather we are having in California.

  38. Baking and eating what I have created. I should be saying exercise but it just ain’t so.

  39. gardening ..with such a short growing season, we teND to overplant..but that’s ok…Gotta love it!

  40. I do many other crafts. I probably spend most of my time quilting when not making cards.

  41. My other hobby would have to be cleaning. It’s not my favorite “hobby,” but if I don’t do the cleaning, I don’t have room to do the stamping.

  42. Stamping , cards and scrapbooking are my favorite things to do . I’m in my happy place doing it .

  43. My next favorite thing to do is to come up with crafts for children at my church in Sunday School, Girls in Action Mission Class, or Vacation Bible School. The crafts are for children in Preschool and Grades 1 through 6.

  44. 1/12 scale miniatures used to be a close second but as supply stores closed, gardening took over. And then a great granddaughter took over once she was born. 🙂 She’s 6 now, and enjoys making cards as well when she’s here.

  45. Still “paper crafting” but for me it is completely separate from my card making. Two separate sides of my craft room and separate supplies. I LOVE scrapbooking. Card making is newer to me (2 yrs.) scrapbooking (25 years)..

  46. I have recently started quilting. It’s not as forgiving when it comes to covering up your mistakes as papercrafting can be and definitely not as quick per project, but I am enjoying the process.

  47. I love doing counted cross stitch..I love when the piece starts to take shape.

  48. Baking! Not so much in the summer months, but when the evenings start turning cooler in the fall and winter.

  49. Two of my favorites are connected. Besides cardmaking, I also scrapbook. I get double duty with my SU supplies. I use stamps and verses in my scrapbook pages. I love the mix!

  50. My second favorite hobby is making seasonal wreaths with deco mesh & finding all kinds of fun embellishments!

  51. My favorite craft other than card making is molding chocolate. With the heat in California, that’s on hold?

  52. Other than paper crafting, scrapbooking is my other passion.
    I enjoy preserving our family’s life journey so they can revisit it and pass it on to their children.

  53. I enjoy crocheting and knitting, too! Thank you for the chance to win this sweet giveaway! I would love to own this!!

  54. Stamping is my favorite indoor hobby. Gardening and hiking are my favorite outdoor hobbies. Outdoor hobbies are nice because I get to share them with my wonderful husband!

  55. Reading would be my second hobby. I read 2-3 books a week. Also, enjoy cross stitching.

  56. I love to read and play Pickleball. To this I have to add dabbling in sewing, cake decorating, yarn projects, wreath making….it goes on and on!

    Thanks Mary for another opportunity to win…I see cards for my Grands.

  57. My hobby besides making cards and crafts is collecting food, water, blankets and toys for the AZ Humane Society, I have been doing it for 7 years now. The slowest time believe it or not is around the holidays so collecting for months ahead is a nice load for when they are needing it the most.

  58. I love to read in addition to paper crafting. There’s nothing else like curling up with a good book!

  59. This is the cutest stamp set! I love Stampin’ Up products. I started with them 24 years ago and haven’t stopped. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  60. I love papercrafting and scrapbooking but travel is also a favorite! As is reading and cooking! Needless to say I’ve been staying busy with all of these but travel during these strange times! Love your blog—I get so many ideas from it!

  61. I love to make Holiday Mesh door wreaths! The bigger the better! Really cute set, I’d love to have it!

  62. Gardening is my other passion. It’s so gratifying when the plant grows into something beautiful!

  63. You mean there’s something besides stamping to do??! I also like to read when I get the chance. But tops is time with grandkids!

  64. I enjoy playing golf and reading besides making cards. But when on Sanibel Island, just walking the beach and doing the Sanibel Stoop, looking for shells.

  65. Repurposing old “junk.” My current project is sanding, painting and stenciling those wooden spindles that are used for wire, telephone cables, etc., which then become patio tables, end tables, plant stands — depending on size and someone’s imagination.

  66. If I am not doing papercrafting, I am sewing. This, too, has been a great hobby in the last five months. I have made nearly 200 masks for family, friends, and a local care facility for the elderly!

  67. I also do quilting. I love the opportunity to be creative and both help me to achieve that!

  68. Crafting in paper, mixed media, paintings (acrylic) and porcelain painting. I often use ideas from paperprojects on porcelain. Thinking outside the box make things happen. The bonanza buddies-stamps should be pretty on mugs and plates to little ones with a card with the same but stamped and die-cutted. The ideas is endless!

  69. I love to bake!! I like making treats and packaging them up for special people in my life!

  70. Making Christmas trees and wreaths out of wine corks. Have made many many of each. Interesting, since my husband and I cannot drink for medical reasons. I am known as “the cork lady” at the club we belong to.

  71. Besides stamping/making cards I like to collect postage stamps and work on my flower garden.

  72. Oops – didn’t read the question!! Making cards is my favorite pastime so I’m online looking for cards that interest me, like yours with the Bonanza Buddies. Actually, I probably spend too much time online. I try to incorporate my stamping with church activities. I stamp the napkins when we have dinners and I made stand up cards with messages on them for the tables. Anything to do with stamping. And I love to shop!!

  73. With five young great-grandchildren, this would be a perfect addition to my stamps! Thanks for the chance to win this cute set.

  74. My favorite hobby is making cards. I do love to knit and crochet but I just cannot spend enough time in my craft room with my cards. I sure have made a LOT of yours. Thanks for always sharing such beauties!

  75. I collect Halloween. Postcards, ephemera, plastic and ceramic figures, books, magazines, etc. Phew! A lot of treasures to display (and keep clean). Come Fall, a lot of it comes out to be displayed all over the house and outside, too.

  76. I love making holiday decorations, from wreaths to floral arrangements to anything in between! I consider myself the”Jack of all Crafts, Master of None”! I Locke ALL crafts!

  77. Paper crafts are first and foremost for sure! However, I like other crafts as well: making wreaths, wooden signs, or home decor ideas.

  78. Papercrafting takes up a lot of my spare time, but I also enjoy taking out my camera and spending a day outside taking nature pictures. It’s very relaxing. Thank you, Mary, for offering this giveaway. It’s always good to see other crafters who share my philosophy of giving and going the extra mile.

  79. Other than paper crafting, I enjoy reading. I also like to sew, and crochet. Thanks for this opportunity….good luck everyone

  80. Making cards is number one, but I also love to read and work in my flower and vegetable garden.

  81. Puppy time!! Love spending time with my 2 dogs. It’s a double edge sword cause it also provides exercise for me

  82. I love to color! I must have 15-20 coloring books and multiple sets of colored pencils. I find it so relaxing!!! I have recently started using a few if my colored pictures as part of some cards. ❤️

  83. It is so hard to give just one word. I have been an avid reader since I was a little girl. I also love spending a lot of time making puzzles or working puzzle books. I use to knit and crochet but have stopped doing that because it was bothering my wrists. My husband just retired so we love to do camping together. BUT,,,,, God and my grandchildren and my great grqndchild are all my favorite hobbies……

  84. Other than papercrafting, I spend my time golfing and enjoying being outdoors, bird watching, and gardening.

  85. Hi Mary, Thank you for the chance to win this little guy… so adorable! Besides paper crafting, my other favorite hobby is to make all types of wreaths. Also and not sure this is a hobby but I absolutely love to bake( all things, cakes, cookies, breads, muffins, etc). I have been doing alot of baking since March.. but I love it.

  86. Besides making cards, I love to do yard work, planting, mowing, pulling weeds, watering etc. an walking

  87. Besides making cards, I love to quilt and crochet. Sometimes it is hard to find the time for any crafts during the Summer, but Fall isn’t too far away and I’ll be able to get back to working on my many projects.

  88. In addition to making cards as often as time permits, I enjoy making cakes!! My specialty is Pineapple Upside down cake!!

  89. I also love to go geocaching. It’s a treasure hunt using your smart phone or hand held GPS to find treasures (sometimes it is just a log book to sign) and can be done world wide. You tube has some videos that give you an idea what it’s like.

  90. I would say that camping is a great hobby for me. We have a cabin in the forest of east texas and my husband and I spend every weekend we can at this country home. It is the perfect spot to enjoy my favorite hobby: crafting.

  91. Of course my #1 hobby is paper crafting, but when the family all gets together, we break out the board and card games. it’s such a great way to share something together no matter the age. Thank you for all the card inspirations.

  92. Other than paper crafting I enjoy reading and quilting. Traveling used to be high on the list but that has been curtailed by the covid virus so I have been able to finish projects sitting around the house.

  93. I love to quilt. It’s a lot like card making in the use of color, shapes, texture and balance. Thank you for being my daily inspiration.

  94. I am from a family of quilters. Although I don’t do the actual hand quilting I make the beautiful pieced tops and my family members do the quilting. I completed a top with 80 police patches from cities in our state of VA for the retirement of my husband who was the Chief of Police here.

  95. I really enjoy making your cards and its all possible because of your tutorials. Thanks a bunch. ps: I have A 3-ring binder just for your cards.

  96. Exciting! I love fun/funny birthday cards! Puts a smile on their face. Thanks for the chance to win this!

  97. I love fun/funny birthday cards! Puts a smile on their face. Thanks for the chance to win this!

  98. besides card making and scrapbooking I like to bake .
    Thanks for sharing all your ideas with us.

  99. Other than paper crafting, I enjoy getting together with friends. It’s been hard lately, but with masks and social distancing, we manage to have a good time.

  100. I love stamping and just made wedding invitations for my daughters wedding! My other hobbies are beading, metal stamping, quilting and knitting! It’s good to be retired!

  101. Outside of my paper crafting, I enjoying attending Jazz concerts and performing Mary Kay facials

  102. This is a tough one. I love to do most all needle crafts. I’ve done needle point, counted cross stitching, knitting and most recently taught myself to crochet. They all make beautiful gifts! In addition to making handcrafted items, I love to spend time with my family, and traveling.

  103. Reading. I’ve been in a book group with five like-minded women for the past 18 years. We meet once a month and have basically grown up together. Wonderful!

  104. Love this set! I enjoy golf in addition to card making. Please enter my name in the drawing. thanks

  105. Thank you for the chance to win a set I mistakenly thought I didn’t need!
    Besides paper crafting, my next passion Is choral music. I belong to several groups and enjoy singing and performing. Lots of zoom concerts right now, but maybe by January we’ll be back performing in front of live audiences.

  106. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was little. I always have a WIP (work in progress) that I can take with me on road trips or work on while watching movies.

  107. I started with cross-stitching, and scrapbooking. I would like to learn to crochet- I bought the needles too. Thank you for the chance,

  108. My second hobby is horses and helping horse people, who are experiencing a temporary hardship, keep their horse, geld their horse and feed their horse, until they are back on their feet!

  109. Stampin Up is my first love and sewing and quilting for others is my second love. I love making cards to give away to friends and family. My friends who do not make cards love my cards which really makes me happy as they are so relaxing to make. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Other than making cards, I love reading mysteries. romance novels and a variety of different books. I love your blog and all the cardmaking ideas you share with us. Someone will be very lucky to win this cute bundle. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  111. Mary you always have great card Isabel’s and inspire card crafters like me. Someone will be very happy with this cute bundle that you are offering. Love your blog. Be well and stay healthy!

    • Haha! It was supposed to be “card samples” not *Isabel’s! I blame Covid

  112. My favorite hobby is camping. I love exploring new locations, hiking, and just enjoying nature.

  113. Crocheting is my next favorite hobby. I love to crochet baby blankets for all the new babies in my family and for friends.

  114. Knitting is another of my favorite pastimes and my paper crafting goes along with most of my knitted gifts; labels, gift card, packaging and tags.

  115. I guess my second favorite hobby would be gardening. However, playing with the grandkids, knitting, biking, hiking, kayaking and reading are all right up there. Of course, there used to be traveling . . .
    There are not enough hours in the day! Cute, cute stamp set that would be great in making cards for the grandkids! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  116. This set is so cute! Thank you for a chance to win.

    As of this summer (due to staying home and the proximity of the local golf course) I have been playing a lot of golf. In fact, I probably played more golf this summer than I did the previous 5 years together.

  117. I am just now getting back into stamping after taking time off to care for aging parents. I LOVE card-making and sending out cards to encourage others. I believe cards have a significant impact in lifting others up. Besides making cards, I am in to horses. I have retired from breeding and now just enjoy riding and doing a bit of showing.

    I enjoy receiving your e-mails and appreciate you sharing tips and ideas with everyone.

  118. Oops, I forgot to mention what my other favorite craft is in my previous comment. I love to sew and quilt, plus I have become a fan of diamond painting.

  119. I love gardening. I have both perrenial and annual gardens. Also, my house if full of various colors of christmas cactus.

  120. Such a great question! I am obsessed with paper crafting and have been for a while, but also really enjoy crocheting! Afghans, scarves, whatever and it is something I can do in the off time while watching TV because it doesn’t require me to concentrate on it that much.

  121. My other crafty activity is watercolor painting. It’s nice that the two overlap as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win this set.

  122. My first love is creating greeting cards for family, friends, and deployed military. My second favorite thing is putting together 500 piece jigsaw puzzles.

  123. Other than card making, I like gardening during the three seasons that I can get outside to garden. I also have indoor plants that I take care of all year round. 🙂 Marcee

  124. I LOVE papercrafting the most of all hobbies, but I would say cooking/baking is my second love, along with gardening. Thank you for the chance to enter your nice giveaway, Mary!

  125. Besides cards & paper crafting as my #1 hobby. I do enjoy counted cross-stitch & small quilting projects, like table toppers & baby quilts. Thanks for a great little giveaway.

  126. There are so many! Watching my Grandson play baseball and my Granddaughter cheer at football games, gardening, SCUBA diving and offshore saltwater fishing!

  127. I love making cards and usually make them every day. My other hobbies are growing succulents and reading. Have read 18 books since March.

  128. I guess next to card making fishing is my favorite hobby. I love getting out there with nature and communicating with God.

  129. Other than paper-crafting and stamping, my next favorite hobby is making jewelry. I make bracelets, earrings and necklaces for gifts to family and friends, and sometimes sell pieces. Bonanza Buddies is the cutest stamp set; thanks for an opportunity to win.

  130. I like stamping and paper crafting. I also enjoy needle art, gardening, baking and watercolor painting.

  131. Other than making cards, I like to knit and crochet. Thank you, Mary, for all you share!

  132. I had to stop to think if I even had another hobby besides paper!!! Yes, I love to do diamond painting pictures. Very soothing and relaxing.

  133. My favorite hobby outside of paper crafting is gardening especially flowers!

  134. My favorite hobby besides paper crafting is using my Cricut (and that could be considered paper crafting also). Besides that I love to spend my free time reading.

  135. Papercrafting and mixed media projects is one of my favorite, but I also enjoy painting both wood and ceramics. Thanks, Mary for the fun blog candy giveaway. Enjoy your week.

  136. my other favorite hobby is cross-stitch.
    it takes a while to do but love doing it; relaxes me.
    I have incorporated it into card making as well.

  137. When my schedule allows I head to the beach!! Put my toes in the sand and listen to the waves. Not really a hobby, but other than stamping that is what I enjoy

  138. I love beading, making jewelry for friends and right now making fun fairy, sun catchers and sending them along with a great homemade card.

  139. My next favorite is scrap booking but since that is a paper craft, I would say cross stitch. I cross stitched all our names on our Christmas stockings and I love making wall hangings as wedding gifts for friends and family. I don’t do too much of it as my eyes, even with glasses don’t see those tiny holes as well as they used to

  140. I love paper crafting, but I also knit and paint furniture! I just love to create!

  141. Paper crafting is my true love! I also love to read, travel, take walks on the beach, watch sunsets with my husband and a glass of wine, and spend time with family and friends! There’s just never enough hours in a day:)

  142. I love making cards! I have made over 400 in the last 2 years! I sold a few, but I make them for my friends, my church, and anyone who asks me. I just ordered the Moose Bundle, and Pointsetta Place. Now to find out how to get the silver on them.

  143. I have been searching for this set. For some reason I ordered the paper but regrettably not the stamps and dies. Would love to win them.
    My other crafting love is crocheting. I have made many afghans and prayer shawls.

  144. With the Covid 19 pandemic still occuring, I have had more time to do paper crafting (mostly cards) and sorting out my many retired stamp sets.
    My other passion is doing Family Genealogy research. I had decorated my individual family albums with wonderful pages using my Stampin Up card stock and other SU products.

  145. I love card making and have tried lots of different crafts over the years. I have narrowed my crafting down to cards but I also love gardening and just putsing around in the yard. It’s my happy place and a good stress reliever!

  146. My other hobby is sewing. I have lately split my time sewing between making masks, teaching grandchildren to sew and quilting.

  147. Following card making and scrapbooking, I’d say a tie between reading and hiking with my dog.

  148. I’m not sure if it counts as a hobby or pasttime, but I love reading, a few hours each day.

  149. Paper crafting – actually card making – is #1. But when I cruise (which we WILL do again one day!) I take cross stitch projects since they tend to travel well and don’t need a lot of supplies (unlike paper crafting)

  150. I have two, cross stitch and machine embroidery. On occasion, I will do a cross stitch design and add it to my card front.

  151. That’s a tough question.
    I really enjoy both reading and cooking when I’m not busy making cards.
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  152. After card making, my next favorite hobby would be crocheting. Both of my hobbies are conducive to making pretty things for gifting and keeping. Thank You!

  153. I love this set! I have 6 great grand kids that I send cards to and they would love getting cards from GGma made with this set. It is hard not being able to see them and get hugs from them during this time so I send them cards frequently. Plus that way I’m also helping the post office while making the little ones happy. They love getting cards made with love from me.

  154. I’m trying to create new and interesting recipes. Cooking can be daunting for those of us with restrictions. Fortunately, many creative friends help!
    Though not a hobby, our prison ministry is very time consuming and rewarding.
    Thanks for your lovely cards and teaching.

  155. I enjoy flower gardening thru the year.
    And have been enjoying painting small rocks
    to leave with little messages of encouragement.
    We all can use some of that this year.

  156. This is such a cute set for kid cards. Something ever grandmother, like me, would enjoy.

  157. I love making all kinds of cards. I also love traveling and reading. I have read more books recently than I have in a while. All my hobbies are relaxing to me.

  158. Koalas are my husband’s favorite. We got to hold one back in the early 90’s and I am always looking to make cards and gifts with them ever since.

  159. love doing the cards for kids!!! I’m starting to gravitate to these lately!!!

  160. My other hobby besides paper crafting is knitting. I knit almost every night while watching TV. I find it very calming to knit prior to going to bed. As paper crafting helps to de-stress the day, knitting helps to de-stress the evenings.

  161. Other than papercrqfting, my favorite hobby is to other crafts. I am an avid crafter using glass, food dye, and many other mediums.

  162. Always love being creative in making cards, but also being musical by singing & playing guitar.

  163. Paper crafting is my favorite thing to do ,but I also love to read, do Sudoko puzzles, and garden.

  164. Nothing can be more satisfying than creating memories with our grandchildren. I treasure the simple events with my grandparents and want to instill this with our grandchildren. They each get a special day for their birthday and then before starting a new school year. I want my dash between birth and death to mean something. I also love to decorate cakes to give to someone…just because.

  165. Other than making cards, which I spend most of my time doing, there are lots of other things I enjoy doing, none of which seem to qualify as a hobby or craft. The rest of my joyful time is spent doing the following: playing tennis, playing bridge, following the Cleveland Indians games, playing ping pong, and -best of all- enjoying my GRANDkids!

  166. Other than paper crafting, which is my most favorite hobby, I enjoy beading. When I give away jewelry as gifts, I love using my SU supplies to create tags and packaging.

  167. Besides cardmaking, I love to study the Bible and research natural cures. Love your blog!

  168. Besides cardmaking, I love to study the Bible and research natural cures. Love your blog!

  169. Other than paper crafting I enjoy refurbishing crafts and decor items such as taking old crocheted and tatted doilies and giving them a new life to be seen and admired by making them works of art on canvas.

  170. My other hobby is planning, I love to plan and make beautiful pages in my planner. And shopping is also a hobby of myself and my daughter

  171. Besides card making, I enjoy taking classes that teach me how to paint using different materials that can be repurposed.

  172. When I’m not making cards, you’ll find me with our grandchildren, coloring Mandalas for care facility residents, or baking something for my family or friends.

  173. That’s a hard one cause it really depends on my mood! Hobby-taking walks/hiking with my granddaughter.
    Crafts-depending on the season, cutting out and painting on wood.

  174. When not in my craft room, I love to be outside in the yard. I can’t wait for Spring so I can plant new annual throughout the beds and then spend all summer weeding, trimming and fertilizing my new additions.

  175. I am an avid flower gardener! In fact, I really don’t like to go away in the Summer because I enjoy my colorful yard so much!

  176. I love to read (historical fiction being my fave) and I like to discover and make healthy treats/snacks for my family.

  177. Other than paper crafting I love working in my backyard, baking and enjoying my grandchildren. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome candy.

  178. Good Morning Mary,
    I started collecting Dept 56 back in 1989 and have been purchasing their products ever since. My favorite villages are Snow Village , Halloween, North Pole and Harvest. I also have a display for all the other holidays in between. The villages consist of over 500 houses with 1000’s of accessory pieces, and is displayed in the lower level of my home year round. I am very active in my Ducky 56’ers Club and enjoy sharing my villages with others by hosting open houses. It’s Christmas at my house all year. I started Stampin Up in 1999 and have been going strong ever since.

  179. The only thing that pulls me away from my papercrafting is sewing for my grandchildren. There are 19 of them–some older now who prefer cash, but many young ones that love the little gifts that grandma sends to them!

  180. i have 4 granddaughters who would love this card. would love to win. thank you for your dedication to cardmaking!

  181. During the Spring and summer, I love to spend time in the garden.
    I also do a little sewing but paper crafts tops everything and is done year round.

  182. I love to read, so my free time is pretty well divided up between reading & stamping.

  183. I don’t like to just sit and watch tv so I crochet baby blankets and hats. I donate them to Birth Right, an organization that serves unwed mother.

  184. I love making cards but after that I’d say it would be diy/repurposing things.

  185. Thanks for another Blog Candy give-away!! Flower arranging is my other passion. It also helps me when designing cards.

  186. Although not nearly enough, I play the piano and papercraft. I enjoy both very much.

  187. first thank you Mary for a chance to win SU products. I really enjoy paper crafting most, I do enjoy a few others as well, beading, sewing and dyi projects home deco to name a few

  188. My other hobby is reading. Since we started raising our grandsons six years ago we made 30 mins of reading a daily part of our life. I look forward to that from the moment I get up,

  189. Hobbies, for me, are a form of self-care. Other than paper crafting, I love to read, garden and walk in my neighborhood.

  190. As far as art goes, I love it all! As a young person, I went on camp trips in the summer to paint by the lake with one grandmother and constructed precisely built gingerbread houses in the winter with another! I chose my college based on their large lithography studio and had so much fun doing the limestone printmaking when I attended. My mom was a jeweler, so I like making jewelry. I love sewing and pottery. I enjoy beading, mosaic, and carpentry. My garage is full of tools to get crafty on a whole other level! I love my chop saw and am proud of my welder! I just ordered a metal stamping kit that I am excited to use in conjunction with paper crafting! Art is life.

  191. Long before cards came sewing!! I don’t sew garments much anymore, but I do sew lots of quilts!! I am currently working on a “frog” quilt for my niece.

  192. I have done sewing, quilting and cross-stitch, but now I just truly enjoy papercrafting & making cards!!! Love Stampin Up!! Great quality products! I missed getting this set but just LOVE it, so adorable!

  193. I cake decorating has been wonderful for me. I have decorated every type of card from birthdays to weddings. I am now sharing this skill with my grandchildren.

  194. Cooking is both a necessity and a hobby, I’ve lately (like many) gotten more into breadmaking.

  195. I love to golf.
    Mary, I also love looking at all your beautiful cards. Is that a hobby? Oh well, I’ll call it that.
    Thank you.

  196. Paper crafting is my first obsession, but after that I love crocheting… it’s a little easier to take on the road with me.

  197. Always looking for options that make great cards for kids – need to stay connected with great nieces and nephews!

  198. Other than stamping I enjoy planting and cutting flowers to make small arrangements and nosegays to display in my home. Guess that’s why I tend to lean towards floral stamps.

  199. I loved that bundle and never got a chance to order it so winning it would be awesome. My other hobby is bowling, I run a bowling league every year and it is fun

  200. Since we have so much free time now nd it is difficult to get and about, I can do many things besides paper crafting. I read a lot, do crossword puzzles, try new recipes and I have started doing counted cross stitch. That is hard on my eyes. Still my favorite is making cards to send to others.

  201. Hi I hope you and your family are in good health. Beside paper crafts that is my new hobby I love crochet and knitting.

    Thank you,

  202. When I’m not card making, I love to be out in my garden, flowers, herbs and vegetables are my inspiration for cards.

  203. Of course paper crafting is something I love to do but my other hobby is making wreaths. So when I make cards that have wreaths on them, it’s a double love fest! LOL! I want to add that I’m still in awe of all your creations/talent Mary!

  204. Other than crafting I am working with 3D diamond puzzles. It’s fun and easy to do.

  205. I am really missing my card playing groups…bridge, euchre, Pinocchle, etc…since these groups can’t meet at this time, the positive outcome is more time for card making! Thanks for a chance to win this cute set!

  206. I make sugar flowers, the type of thing you see on wedding cakes. Just for fun as I don’t have a business. I love that each flower is different and I’m never quite sure how they’re going to come out!

  207. This bundle would be great for making cards and crafts for my grandchildren. I love paper crafting, beading and sometimes crocheting.

  208. When time allows, I also sew dress for a non-profit organization Dress A Girl Around the World. I also love getting out doors and hiking or going ice skating

  209. Cardmaking is my most favorite thing to do. I enjoy traveling but that is on hold now. I enjoy jigsaw puzzles, reading, and computer games. Thanks, Mary, for a chance to win this bundle. Enjoy your day!

  210. My true passion is paper crafting but I also like to crochet. Crocheting allows me to sit, relax and keep my hands busy!!!

  211. I find other craft things such as, making my own foot bath salts, making felt ornaments with dies, making limoncello with lemons from my tree, making lemon soap with same, a little dabble in watercolor.

  212. I’ve been sewing since high school (30 years now). I’ve always liked making quilts and home decor, but in more recent years, tote bags, including wine totes. Two years ago I started looking for a stamp set to make a decorative tag to pin to my wine totes. I came across the Half Full stamp set and that was the first set I ever bought. I’ve been hooked on Stampin’ Up! ever since. When I’m not biking or walking in my spare time, I split stamping time and sewing time throughout the week.

  213. Is there anything other than paper crafting? Kidding aside, I also enjoy sewing and jigsaw puzzles with my family.

  214. Besides stamping, I love to embroider using my stamp designs as patterns. Especially at Christmas. Last year I gave away several cardinals with the names and dates of the loss of loved ones. Friends appreciate the sentiment.
    Keep the great ideas coming!!

  215. I love doing puzzles! It’s a great escape and stress reliever for me. Takes about 3-4 hours to complete a 500 piece. (I do 1000 piece puzzles when I have more time.) Then I take them to the local senior living places for their activity rooms.

  216. While paper crafting takes up the majority of my time, I love to read and play golf. Other than that all my other time is spent with family.

  217. Baking is one of my favorite things to do! I haven’t been doing as much lately because I’m on WW and don’t need those extra goodies around to temp me. I also love playing softball and golf and those keep me busy 5-6 times per week!

  218. I knit and crochet scarves for local foster kids Christmas party along with several coworkers. We have also made prayer shawls and lapghans for a local hospital. Fleece blankets for Project Linus is another craft I enjoy making.

  219. Walking my two big labs, especially on weekends when we can go longer and off-leash. They love it so much and the bonus is a tired dog sleeps so I can actually get to my cards and scrapbooking!

  220. Other than paper crafting, my other favorite hobby is making angels out of vintage linens. Thanks for the chance to win… sweet prize!

  221. I love to garden! I try to plant something new each year in addition to my standard plants. Gardening is a great Outdoor activity and card making is a great indoor activity when the weather is not good to go outdoors.

  222. I love to crochet. I can sit back and relax while creating blankets, hats and other projects for the ones I love. 🙂

  223. Scrapbooking and cardmaking are two of my favorite hobbies that overlap all the time!

  224. I love to garden and also antique/vintage shopping and then incorporating my finds in my home and garden decor! Thanks for the chance to win another awesome prize!!!

  225. I love calligraphy- while an amateur it provides focus, meditative qualities and peace while practicing.

  226. Besides paper crafting I enjoy meditation, reading, walking and making healthy meals. My husband and I have been married for 45 years. We have two labs named Rush and Hawk. We enjoy training dogs and being outdoors enjoying nature!

  227. Awwww, little guy is soo cute , don’t have him yet , there’s always to mush to choose from , lol,
    You did a great job MsMary ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  228. I live to crochet, scrubbies afghans, potholders and than give them to my friends.

  229. I also make bows, the ribbons are so beautiful, have a little wire in them that holds their shape. Great for packages or wreaths.

  230. Painting mandalas with dots is my newest hobby! I also love to crochet and knit – it is very calming and relaxing!

  231. hi Mary, thanks for another giveaway. I love to read. I also listen to books on CD while I make cards.

  232. Cards are always so amazing! Love reading your blog. I really enjoy photography!!!!

  233. Along with paper crafting, my other favorite hobby is scrapbooking. There are always lots of paper scraps you can use on a scrap book page and be creative. With my 13th Grandchild on the way, I better get busy and catch up on that hobby!!! Thank you.

  234. Favorite other craft – that’s easy to say. I suspect that there are many many others that will say the same thing. My second favorite craft which is tied with another is 1. quilting, and 2. singing duets with my husband. We sing Southern Gospel music various places and that keeps us in close harmony! Pun intended.

  235. I have 2,, but Sewing is my fav, and baking, my second , BUT MOST OF ALL PAPER CRAFTING , I wish I had more time for it , ??

  236. Hi Mary, I love to crochet and knit all things from baby items to bed room blankets. My newest interest is mandala dot painting. But my favorite craft is creating with stamps and beautiful paper.

  237. We are addicted to jigsaw puzzles. We do them when I’m not using my craft table.

  238. Although I spend the majority of my crafting time involved in paper crafting, I also enjoy home dec crafting projects and sewing.
    The Bonanza buddies set is adorable!

  239. I spend most of my free time in my stamp room stamping and watching stamping videos and I love to cook and entertain.

  240. When I first saw this stamp set I was not sure how much use I would get out of it. However, I have since seen so many great cards using it I am wishing I had purchased it. As to my other favorite hobby, it is a toss up between counted cross stitch and music (piano and organ playing). Both are relaxing and fulfilling for me.

  241. There’s no doubt about it. Reading is second only to stamping. I have been reading more lately, since I’m staying home more. Reading used to be first until I started making cards.!

  242. I am a quilter as well as paper crafter. Cards take a lot less time so I gravitate towards this hobby more.

  243. I love paper crafting. I also enjoy reading and cooking. I retired in March and I am now taking classes in lettering. I have always wanted to use different lettering on my cards and scrapbook pages.

  244. I love to cook. We live close to my daughter and her family, they have 3 young children so when I can supply a meal for them I do. If the kids love it all the better.
    Thanks for your generosity.

  245. Sewing, just like making cards you start with scraps and end up with beautiful results and most appreciated by the recipients. I’ve donated baby quilts to the homeless, fleece socks to military, pj pants for raffle baskets, hats, etc.

  246. My other hobby that I really Love to do is Cross stitch…Which I have adopt some of my patterns to fit on a card.

  247. My hobby of quilting, compliments my paper crafting. I could never rank them 1 and 2. Love them both.

  248. Scrapbooking and round (ballroom) dancing. We also like to travel but unfortunately we can’t do 2 out the 3 things currently so I make lots of cards.

  249. My other hobby that I really Love to do is Cross stitch…Which I have adop9some of my patterns to fit on a card.

  250. Collecting sand, shells, sea glass and interesting rocks at various beaches.

  251. I think cooking comes right after stamping for me. Except during quarantine, I did a lot of takeout bc I got tired of cooking after a while. Love your blog!

  252. Besides papercrafting, I like to try a little of everything. I like to sew, paint rocks to hide, I like to crochet and macrame.

  253. Hi Mary. Hope you are well. My other hobby is scrapbooking – saving our memories for the future.

  254. Besides papercrafting, my favorite hobby is baking! I love making pretty cookies and little cakes, especially for tea parties which I enjoy hosting.

  255. I knit hats for the homeless and give warm socks…..Michigan winters can be brutal!

  256. For me it’s a three way tie: paper crafting, sewing and knitting. I always have a project in each in progress.

  257. Besides paper crafting, I love to bake and cook for family or friends. I also enjoy camping and traveling.

  258. I love to read so sometimes I combine my 2 favorite hobbies (card making and reading) by checking out blogs (your’s is top on my list). Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  259. I like taking pictures of nature. I want to make an album soon of all the different ones I’ve taken.

  260. Besides card making, I knit and crochet for charity. Got back into sewing a bit to make masks (100 and counting) and I read every day. Love this stamp set!! Thanks, Mary!

  261. In addition to card making and scrapbooking, I like to dabble with hand lettering my envelopes and scrapbook journaling. I also like to go antiquing & window shopping.

  262. My favorite hobby would be playing pickleball. It provides exercise, being outdoors and a lot of socialization.

  263. Those little critters are too cute! I have several nieces and nephews that would be delighted with an interactive card from this set! Thanks Mary for the opportunity to win it! Have a great day!

  264. My second favorite hobby is counted cross stitch. Your blog give aways are so fun and generous. Thank you for always inspiring me☺️.

  265. I love to collect and try new recipes especially in the cold Minnesota Winter months.

  266. I would have to say gardening, traveling, and antiquing. This keeps us pretty busy, but I always have a papercrafting project or two to work on.

  267. I do a wide variety of crafts. I will sometimes paint or sew. Hench the email name. LOL

  268. I started crafting with scrapbooking, added quilting and moved on to card making. I love card making, I get to share my creations with loved ones all year long.

  269. Hi Mary, I love your posts. I check your blog everyday and always find something of interest. My other hobby is sewing, but stamping is my 1st love.

  270. All year long I enjoy paper crafts but in the summer I love gardening…in the winter I enjoy playing piano, reading and knitting.

  271. My favorite hobby other than stamping is jewelry making with beautiful colors of beads

  272. Besides my love of making cards, I have another hobby…genealogy. I love researching my family tree and tracing some of the branches back hundreds of years.

  273. Other than hanging out in my card room, my favorite thing to do is putz around in my garden, but then I discovered how much fun chickens are!!! Now they help me putz around in my garden!

  274. My other passion is baking. I love sharing beautiful creations with neighbors and friends!
    Yesterday was a leek and gruyere cheese tart. A summertime favorite!

  275. Other than papercrafting, I LOVE to go to thrift stores and yard sales looking for treasures!

  276. Well, hmm is there anything more than paper crafting? My other hobby would be reading for fun (as a teacher not a lot of time for that and paper crafting).

  277. I have to say I don’t just have one hobby but lots of them. besides card making. I like to try new things. I do make a lot of blankets for the new babies in my family and church family. card making and scrapbooking are my favorites though.

  278. Reading and baking. Card making is one of my favorite hobbies thought for sure. During my time off this spring due to covid 19 I made 750 greeting cards to fill my time.

  279. I’ve been baking and cooking since my first Home Ec class, over 50 years ago! I get a lot of satisfaction out of tweaking recipes to suit my tastes, as well as challenging myself to try more involved recipes. This taps my creative side as well and has been as much of a therapeutic outlet as paper crafting has been during the pandemic!

  280. Thanks to Covid, I’ve starting sewing again–and not just masks! The fabric choices out there are fanTAStic! (remember when SU! sold fabric?) Everybody at work is getting flax heating pads for Christmas! (ssssh! don’t tell!) It’s about the only good thing to come out of this pandemic!

  281. I love to bake. This hobby has many things in common with paper crafting/card making including: many layers/steps in the creation of the final product; it can be messy (in a good sort of way); I can happily work side by side with another; and people enjoy being the recipient of the fruits of my labor (of love).

  282. Card making is the only craft, I do love to bake and I have many flower gardens.

  283. Other than making cards for the past 19 years, I enjoy doing crafts with my 5 year old grandson. I have taught him to stamp a little, he is pretty good for a little guy. He is into glue, pompous, toilet paper rolls and google eyes right now.. so much fun.

  284. Wow, I have gotten into many hobbies over the years. I do like to repurpose old wooden shutters, old chairs, wagons etc. for my garden. I sand down, paint and use them as planters or decorative pieces outside.

  285. My other favorite hobby is butterfly gardening. It is so much fun to watch them dance around. They are a great inspiration For many butterfly cards.

  286. My favorite thing to do other than stamp is to bake. Recently I’ve been decorating sugar cookies with royal icing. Much trickier than people think.


  287. Hello! Other than paper crafting, my hobbies include reading and camping. I’d love to win this set!! ?

  288. I have 4 little great great grand children I would love this to make them birthday cards and I love your emails you make such beautiful cards

  289. I love to garden. I find it relaxing and enjoy cooking with the fresh fruits and vegetables. Thank you for the chance to win the Bonanza Buddies set.

  290. I like painting furniture pieces for my home, most of which I have found at auctions, second-hand stores, and consignment stores.

    Thank so much for this giveaway opportunity and I wish you a wonderful week!

  291. Cake decorating….another good way to use my creative juices. And I get to lick the spoon!!!

  292. My second favorite hobby is new. I love looking for beach glass and looking forward to making things with it this winter.

  293. I enjoy Camping by the ocean in my motor home with my dog. Getting away from it all & reading lots of books makes my heart happy.

  294. I love to do counted cross-stitch- but not really much time for that- with card making 🙂

  295. I was going to say scrapbooking, but that is a paper craft too! Plus, I have not been doing much scrapbooking; don’t know why. I certainly have the time with Covid19.
    I do like to bake and try out new recipes.

  296. Other than paper crafting I enjoy sewing-I learned to sew as a young teen watching my mother make wedding and bridesmaid dresses for my sisters in the late 60’s and early 70’s

  297. My other favorite hobby is our garden and canning. We can many vegetables, sauce, sauerkraut, fruits, and jams. So yummy come winter when vegetables aren’t as flavorful in the stores.

  298. My favorite is sewing Preemie gowns for our local hospital. Some of these tiny ones are too small to even fit in the newborn gowns.

  299. Good Morning. Other than paper crafting my favorite hobby is traveling. Not able to do much of that since COVID19 virus so my stash of cards is growing. This stamp set will allow me to create some very cute additions to send out. Thanks for the opportunity

  300. Although I can’t dedicate much time to it because I spend most free time papercrafting I do like to paint ceramics.

  301. Needlecraft, particularly counted cross stitch. My husband & I also enjoy traveling.

  302. I can’t pick my next favorite it’s a tie between painting/stenciling and wreath making.

  303. I have two other things then stamping that make me happy. They are crocheting and reading. Love them all but paper crafting is at the hop of the list.

  304. Dabbled in so many other hobbies over the years ! I love to make things on the Cricut -tee shirts mainly but lately turned the project and machine to my daughter and making lots and lots of fun face masks ! Also Is Power Walking a hobby!??

  305. My second hobby to stamping is sewing our daughter’s Halloween costumes. Maybe some day, I’ll be able to sew her wedding dress! Thanks for your generosity.

  306. I love learning all type of crafts so some days I spend hours watching youtube videos. Currently I’m trying to learn how to make flowers blowing alcohol inks. It’s fun to see what you create. Most days I end up throwing my “creation” in the trash, but I have created some true works of art that I have framed.

    • I would have to say gardening, traveling, and antiquing. This keeps us pretty busy, but I always have a papercrafting project or two to work on.

      • I love spending time with the grandkids and wish I could visit my newest grandchild in Singapore when all this COVID is behind us!

    • I knit hats for the homeless and give warm socks…..Michigan winters can be brutal!

      • While paper crafting takes up the majority of my time, I love to read and play golf. Other than that all my other time is spent with family.

        • I love using Stampin’ Up products and creating awesome projects for family and friends. Other than that, I love to travel to other countries and in the U.S. to visit family. Since COVID, I have been creating new recipes. I love to cook and bake. Exercising is important to me, so I have increased my exercise program. My husband and I have a few COVID projects in the works, like putting a spa in our backyard and landscaping around it.

    • Besides paper crafting, I also like to exercise by running, biking, and swimming. It is a stress reliever and stimulates more creativity!

Comments are closed.

Receive a FREE PDF Tutorial when you subscribe to my daily email.
BE FIRST to receive my simple card ideas, FREE tutorials, sweet Stampin’ Up! deals and new product drops!

I’m proud to be known as the “Fearless Leader” to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals community, an enthusiastic, friendly group of 700+ hobby and business demonstrators from across the U.S. that are part of my team.  I offer a resourceful, virtual environment where members can participate in the stamping conversation at any level they choose.  Learn more about my Pals Community Perks here.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Mary Fish, Stampin’ Pretty, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of Mary Fish as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin' Up!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have an “affiliate link” with Stamp-n-Storage, craft storage solutions.  This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Receive a FREE Step-by-Step Card Tutorial when you subscribe to my daily blog emails and be first to receive:

✓ My simple card ideas
✓ FREE step-by-step tutorials
✓ Sweet Stampin’ Up! deals!
✓ New product drops!

No, thanks! (click to close)