Pals Blog Hop: All that Sparkles & Shines!

Welcome to the Pals December 2017 Blog Hop featuring “All that Sparkles and Shines.”  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.

Learn how to create a simple birthday card using Stampin Up Magical Day & Magical Mates - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

My card for the hop shares oodles of sneak peeks from the Myths & Magic product suite in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  Myths & Magic products will be available for purchase when the catalog begins Jan. 3!

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • The Magical Day Stamp Set and coordinating Magical Mates Framelits Dies are my top pick for the “whimsy” factor in the Occasions Catalog.  The magical characters evoke a sense of retro style and are just plain fun.  Save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle (starting Jan. 3).

    Magical Day Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Love my Blends!  I used Stampin’ Blends Markers in Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette to color my adorable unicorn.  Click here for a video and more details about how to use Stampin’ Blends Markers.
  • A swipe of a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the unicorn mane and tail adds yummy shimmer.

    Learn how to create a simple birthday card using Stampin Up Magical Day & Magical Mates - Mary Fish StampinUp Wink of Stella

  • The pretty pattern in the background is from Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper.   It’s filled with literally dazzling designs.

    Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Also a highlight in the Myths & Magic product suite is Myths & Magic 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper in iridescent, light green and turquoise.  I used iridescent for supreme sparkle on the die cut stems.

    Learn how to create a simple birthday card using Stampin Up Magical Day & Magical Mates - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Colorful layers!  The sentiment was cropped twice with the banner die from Magical Mates Framelits Dies.  

    Learn how to create a simple birthday card using Stampin Up Magical Day & Magical Mates - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

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Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on January 10, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose



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A Peek into Picture Perfect Party Suite

Learn how to create a simple birthday card using Picture Perfect stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

Let’s take a sneak peek today into the oh, so, splashy Picture Perfect Party Suite.  Products are available when the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog begins Jan. 3.   

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Check out my sneak peek videos of products in the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration (also starting Jan. 3)

My Sneak Peek Video #1

My Sneak Peek Video #2

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • The Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set has such a darling mix of fonts and 2-step images.  Candles, party blowers and bows, oh my!

    Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Picture Perfect Party 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper offers trendy “photographic” party images on one side (my envelope flap) and simple party designs on the opposite (background on the card).  

    Picture Perfect Party 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon (available Jan. 3) adds a luxurious touch.

    Learn how to create a simple birthday card using Picture Perfect stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins (available Jan. 3) add a touch of tone on tone interest to the background paper.

    Learn how to create a simple birthday card using Picture Perfect stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp

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“GIFT” YOURSELF THE ART OF STAMPING – RISK FREE!  The Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit is the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle.  Get up to $125 in products for $99 (that’s $26 in free products) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  Enjoy 20 – 25% off Stampin’ Up! products on subsequent orders from the day you purchase the kit and join the Stampin’ Up! family through at least April 30, 2018.  It’s perfect timing to pre-order from the Occasions Catalog NOW and take advantage of FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts!  There’s no penalty to drop!  See what you get in the kit and additional benefits here!

BONUS GIFTS STARTING JAN. 3!   Add 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) to the $99 Starter kit as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion!  Host Rewards & Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are excluded as free stamp sets.

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS who purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! thru me.  You’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community (daily stampin discussion, prizes, resources, recognition, friendship, fun and always pressure-free)!

Have a question?  I’m here to help!  Please email me here.

 

I’m so glad I joined your team and can be a Pal.  It’s truly a positive force in my life every day! 

Mary H.- a member of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community

 

I simply adore being part of the Pals and stretching my own creativity.

Michelle G.- a member of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community

 




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Sneak Peek of Sale-A-Bration Party Pandas

Create this simple birthday card using Stampin' Up! Panda Party stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUpI’m anticipating that Party Pandas stamp set will be one of the top choices as a free gift with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.  Today’s birthday card features one of three adorable panda stamps.  Sale-A-Bration begins Jan. 3.

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Create a simple birthday card with Stampin Up Party Pandas - Mary Fish StampinUp

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • I stamped and snipped three balloons with my Paper Snips. The Lemon Lime Twist balloon is popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Easy Peasy!  Strings to the additional two balloons were drawn with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

    Create this simple birthday card using Stampin' Up! Panda Party stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp Card Ideas

  • Papaya Panda-Monium!  The adorable papaya paper on the front is from the Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack (Occasions Catalog 2018 – Available Jan. 3).  I used a second Tutti-frutti design for the patterned balloon. 
  • You can see ALL patterns in the Tutti-frutti collection as well as more sneak peeks of products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration in this video reveal I created.
  • The “happy birthday” sentiment (Party Pandas) was stamped, snipped (to create independent words) and popped up with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Create this simple birthday card using Stampin' Up! Panda Party stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp Card

  • The “engineering!”  Cut Basic Black card stock to 7 3/4 x 4 1/4″.  Score at 2 1/4″ for the front (upper) flap.  Layer Tutti-frutti designer series paper (1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″) and Lemon Lime Twist card stock (2″ x 4″) on the front flap.

    Create this simple birthday card using Stampin' Up! Panda Party stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp Card Interior

  • The bottom piece starts with a piece of Basic Black card stock (2″ x 4 1/4″).  Tutti- frutti designer series paper (1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″) and Lemon Lime Twist are layered on top (1 3/4″ x 4″).
  • The Panda rectangle (2″ x 3 1/2″) is layered over Basic Black (2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″).  This piece anchors the top flap and bottom using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The Stampin’ Up! Year-End Sales Event Starts Dec. 1

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS FRIDAY!  Stampin’ Up! is wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor! In just a few short days, you’ll be smiling over special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.

The Year-End Sales Event will run from December 1, 2017, to January 2, 2018, and supplies are limited.  Snag your favorite items before they’re gone!




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