Welcome to the Pals February Blog Hop. This month we are excited to share with you what we love about Stampin’ Up! – our stamps, tools, accessories and techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Diane Roberts at  Score at Four and a Quarter number 18 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

We were asked to share what we love about Stampin’ Up! this month.  Well, there isn’t enough room on the web for all that!!!! So, I’ll just pick one for today.  I love making things for people!  I love making them cards and little gifts they can keep around to look at to remind them that I’ve been thinking about them.

My project for today is one I’ve been doing for years – I make a cover for a simple post it note pad (we all use those! Wouldn’t you love to be the guy who invented that?!?) and then a matching pen to go with it.  It makes a great gift set and gets used frequently.

For the pen, I used the Pentel R.S.V.P. pen.  I then cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! designer series paper 3.5″ by 1″ and rolled it up and put it inside. The bottom of the pen unscrews top open easily to allow you to insert the DSP.

For the Post-It note cover, I cut card stock 3.5″ by 8.5″ and scored at 1.5″, 2″, 5″ and 5.5″.  Then I cut Stampin’ Up! designer series paper 3.25″ x 2.75″ (cut two of these) and one piece 3.25″ by 1.25″.  Then just choose an image to stamp and cut out to use as your closure. I used the designer label punch with “I freakin’ love you” from the Stampin’ Up! Perfect Pennants stamp set.  I taped the top half to the cover and used some self stick velcro dots to keep it closed.

Full instructions and more details in the video below –

The next stop is Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie number 20 the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.



  1. Kerry Willard Bray at  Peonies and Paper Chains
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Janice Warhank at  Janice’s Papercraft Playground
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  5. Michelle Gleeson at  StampinMojo
  6. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
  7. Linda Callahan at  Stampin’ Seasons
  8. Katy McGloin at  Just Fun Stamping 
  9. Susan Itell at  Simple Stampin
  10. Nicole Watt at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at  Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Sherrie Gross at  Stampin Sunshine
  13. Mary Fish at  Stampin’ Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at  prettypapercards.com
  15. Donna Kopenski at  craftycardmaker
  16. Maggie Mata at  Maggie Made Cards
  17. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  18. Diane Roberts at  Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations
  20. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  21. Alison Bilohlavek at ribbon and brad
  22. Kelly DeTommaso at  Kelly’s Creative Corner
  23. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  24. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  25. Dawn Tidd at  Tiddbits from Dawn
  26. Shirley Sumption at  Look at my Cute Stuff
  27. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper