Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August. This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles stop number 27 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.

I have to say that I love all Stampin’ Up! products and I am a HUGE fan of all of their tools.  Their paper trimmer is awesome.  I have almost all their punches.  But, my biggest favorite has to be the big shot! The stamp sets with the matching framelits save me so much time!  I used to fussy cut alot (cut stamped images out by hand with the paper snips), but now alot of that can be done with the framelits!

This card features the stamp set Something for Baby, the matching Baby’s First Framelit dies and the new Little Letters framelit dies.  I knew I wanted to include the baby’s name “Cody” on the card, it wasn’t until after I had cut out the letters that I decided I liked the negative better. 🙂

This card has a Daffodil Delight card base and a 5.25″ x 4″ layer Whisper White layer. For the name I cut the Soft Sky cardstock (with the letters cut out of it) down to 1.75″ x 5.25″ (remember this was an afterthought) and layered it with a 2″ x 5.25″ strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock.  The tie, rubber duck and diaper pin were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White cardstock.

Stampin’ Tip: For the stacking toy, the duck and the diaper pin – I colored on the stamp with the markers to apply the ink to the stamp.  This allows me to get multiple colors on one stamp.  I love this technique and use it alot.

The tie was adhered to the onsie with a dimentional (cut in half with half at top, half at bottom). The Soft Sky cardstock with the name was also adhered with dimensionals.  

If you, too, decide you want to own the big shot, you are in luck.  August is an awesome month to buy your own big shot!  You get a free stamp / framelit bundle with your order – a $60 value! Order it online here



The next stop is Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit stop number 29 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.


Blog Line-Up:
  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan 
  4. Brian King at Stamp with Brian 
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter 
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner 
  10. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  11. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon 
  12. Amy Williams at Stamp and Spice
  13. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  14. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin’ Mojo
  15. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com 
  18. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasy Cards 
  19. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin 
  21. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ 
  22. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery 
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  26. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creatons 
  28. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  29. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  30. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully 
  31. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker.wordpress.com
  32. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  33. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  34. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com 
  35. Candy Ford at Candy’s Blog 
  36. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn 
  37. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  38. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  39. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty

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