Pals Blog Hop – Pick a “B” Birthday Boy Gift Card

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You’ll get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Pocket Full of Sunshine Gift Cards Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

“B” is for birthday boy gift card!  This card is destined for my grandnephew, Henry, who is turning eleven.  I think the primary colors and clean design are perfect for his “age group.”  If you search for “Henry” on my search tool (top right of my blog), you’ll see all the cards created for Henry over the years . . . a flashback to the day he earned his “big boy” overalls card here.  It’s one of my favorites but demonstrates how much he has grown up!

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STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • I adore the Pocketful of Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies.  They make giving a gift card or money stylish and fun for ALL ages.  Save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle.

    Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle 145345 – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • The Super Tool!  I used the Big Shot Magnetic Platform to keep the dies in place over the coordinating stamped images for their journey through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  Watch my WOW! video here to learn more about the Magnetic Platform.Stampin Up Pocket Full of Sunshine Gift Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • The sentiment was cropped with a fantastic, folding banner die from the Stampin’ Up! Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies.  I got the idea to use the banner die and Baker’s Twine (I used the new Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine) from the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  It’s loaded with artful ideas!
  • A Real Red heart (Brights Enamel Shapes) adds a pop of coordinating color, shine and interest.

Stampin Up Pocket Full of Sunshine Gift Cards Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • The Banner Triple Punch is a quick and easy way to create the perfect flagged end.  I used it on the Real Red piece of card stock.  Here’s my previously released WOW! video showing the benefits of the punch.

Stampin Up Pocket Full of Sunshine Gift Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

BLOG HOP LINE-UP

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty.  YOU ARE HERE!
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art



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Pals Hop: Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Cards - Mary Fish StampinUp

I’m “wild about” the Stampin’ Up! Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  It’s fun, whimsical and versatile enough for all ages.  I used four different patterns on this birthday card that is destined for my grandnephew, Sam!  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper will be available for purchase June 1, when the Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins.

I love hearing from you. If you have a question or thoughts to share about today’s post, please, COMMENT HERE.

Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper – Images © Stampin’ Up!

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • MY TECHNIQUE – PAPER SNIPPING DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!  The Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper is loaded with adorable, colorful images that can be cropped with Paper Snips. My Flirty Flamingo mammoth was snipped and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Card - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • Here’s the 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial I shared previously with tips on paper snipping.  I like to leave a little white around the outside of images.  It’s very forgiving!Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • It’s the little things!  A Crushed Curry heart (Regals Enamel Shapes) replaces the “o” in “you!”  NEW Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (available June 1) keeps everything tidy and closed but will be easy enough for little hands to undo!Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • This card  is essentially two cards that intersect each other.  The card base measures 10″ x 4 1/4″ and is scored at 5 1/2″.  The shorter portion faces the front.  The smaller card measures 8″ x 3 1/2″ and is scored in the middle at 4″.
    Stampin Up! Pieces & Patterns Dinosaur Juvenile Birthday Cards Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • I paper snipped a couple more coordinating images from Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper for the inside of the smaller card and created a little “money clip” to tuck “Andrew Jackson” in place.

FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER COORDINATING COLOR CHARTS!

I love having a quick reference to the colors in Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper when I’m getting ready to create.  It’s so easy to pull coordinating Stampin’ Up! inks, card stock, ribbon and more!  Enjoy the NEW as well as the UPDATED 2008 – Present charts.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

PALS BLOG HOP LINE-UP:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com



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Classy Baby Card for the “Cut It Out” Blog Hop

Pals Cut It Out Blog Hop BadgeWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up Baby's First Made with Love Baby Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp A

Isn’t she lovely in Night of Navy and Whisper White?  I created this sophisticated and feminine baby card for today’s Cut It Out Blog Hop using the Stampin’ Up! Made with Love Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinating Baby’s First Framelits Dies.

I love hearing from you. If you have a question or thoughts to share about today’s post, please, COMMENT HERE.

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • The “negative” portion cropped with the onesie is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and layered over a crisp Night of Navy and Whisper White pattern from Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper is one of My Favorite Things from the 2016-17 annual catalog.

Floral Boutique

  • A Night of Navy enamel dot (Regals Enamel Shapes) defines the white flower (also from Baby’s First Framelits Dies).

Stampin Up Baby's First Made with Love Baby Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • It’s a wrap!  Coordinating Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine adds a quick dash of style.

Stampin Up Baby's First Made with Love Baby Cards Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Even the Whisper White Medium Envelope gets attention using the “made with love” sentiment stamp.

Stampin Up Baby's First Made with Love Baby Cards Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s Made with Love baby card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

Stampin Up Baby's First Made with Love Baby Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp Supplies List

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

PALS BLOG HOP LINE UP

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine



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