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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 Rae Harper-Burnet at, #5 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.

Merry Everything, Festival of Trees, Fry Box Bigz L

Narrowing down my favorite Stampin’ Up! tool is like picking a favorite child – IMPOSSIBLE! I can tell you, however, that the newest tools are always so much fun to play with! I made this cute Christmas gift (fry) box in no time at all. Then I made a card to go along with it, using the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and framelits (bundle it for a 15% discount this month!). I couldn’t wait to make the fry box again – it is so fast and easy – so I made two more! You will truly love using this die! If you don’t have a Big Shot, you absolutely must get one now while it is part of a great promotion!!

Bright & Beautiful, Merry Everything

I continued to play with the Fry Box and came up with this projects:

Merry Everything, Holiday Home, Halloween, Fry Box Bigz L Creatively Yours, Fry Box Bigz L, Autumn Wooden Elements

Here are cards to go with them:

 Fall Fest, Tags 4 You For All Things, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Autumn Wooden Elements

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets: Bright & Beautiful, Fall Fest, Festival of Trees, Merry Everything, Tags 4 You (retired)
  • Paper: Under the Tree Specialty DSP, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo Twist
  • SU Tools: Fry Box Bigz L, Tree Punch, Stars Framelits, Fun Fall Framelits, Note Tag Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Label Bracket Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Banner Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder
  • Finishing Touch: Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, 3/4″ Basic Black Chevron Ribbon, Basic Black,Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbons, Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Pearls Basic Jewels, Autumn Wooden Elements

One last look at the projects:

Merry Everything, Holiday Home, Halloween, Fry Box Bigz L, Fall Fest, Tags 4 You For All Things, Creatively Yours, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Fry Box Bigz LMerry Everything, Bright & Beautiful, Festival of Trees, Fry Box Bigz L

So, I hope you liked my cool tools projects today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time.

The next stop is Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter, #7 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you soon.

  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
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper ⇐ YOU ARE HERE
  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
  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
  32. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  33. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  34. Jane Knudsen at
  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