Pals Blog Hop: Earth Day is Every Day!

Thank you for joining us for the April Pals Blog Hop!  To celebrate Earth Day, the April blog hop  features new cards and projects that capture the essence of Earth Day through colors and images and/or use recycled or reused elements.  We hope you are ready for some fun and creative ideas. You should have just left stop number 24 on the Pals Hop – Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

If you’ve ever stamped with me you know first hand that I do not throw any paper in the garbage!  Joy C., one of my Circle of Pals calls me the “Paper Police”.  She shakes and trembles (jokingly) when I catch her throwing even a 1×1″ piece of paper in the trash… LoL.  To make my card today I gathered all my used up scraps of card stock and designer series paper and used the Blossom Petals Punch (121808) to design the flower on the Mother’s Day card.

I made many more cards, but for the sake of keeping you moving along, I will post those other cards in the days to come, so come back now.

Left over scraps from various projects.

Used Pedal Punch to punch out leaves.Recycle Blog Hop3

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The next stop is the wonderfully talented Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping, stop number 2 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  6. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  7. Peggy Noe at
  8. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
  9. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  10. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  11. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ and Stampin’
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  14. Barbara Furlong at The  Love of Stamping
  15. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  16. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  17. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  20. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  21. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  23. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts


About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. This is such a great subject for your Blog Hop – enjoying what everyone has done and your flower is fabulous!!!

  2. Great way to use different scraps!

  3. what a FUN flower!
    hugs, m

  4. I like this project very much. The funny thing is I’m doing something very similar right now.

  5. Super idea! Turned out just wonderful with all those different papers, who knew?

  6. Thank you for this great card. I’m so glad to see ways to use my scrap paper that I can’t bear to throw away.

    Beautiful colors, and I love flowers.

  7. Fabulous card!! Love the use of all the scraps!!


  8. Great idea for paper scraps. I too hoard all of my scraps.

  9. What a beautiful colorful flower…great idea for those scraps!

  10. I loveed all the cards…great to use up the scraps….

  11. What a great way to use your scraps! I hang on to scraps also, and I find myself constantly digging into the pile to find a small piece for a sentiment or small image.

  12. Maggie, how adorable! A good way to use up some scrap pieces too!

  13. Maggie, what a great idea! I save and save scraps, but never know what to do with them. Now I know! This is a very pretty card!

  14. Beautiful Maggie. Looks like a field of wildflowers in a single blossom.

  15. Awesome Maggie! Gosh, I just love all the color and it is a perfect match with the purple card. Love it!

  16. Beautiful flower showcased simply providing a lovely card… cannot wait to see the other cards!

  17. Fabulous use of scraps! Such a pretty flower!

  18. So bright and beautiful!

  19. Beautiful! I love that flower!!

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