Pals Blog Hop – What We Love

Welcome to the February Pals Blog Hop. This month we are sharing what we love – our favorite Stampin’ Up! products and our favorite crafting techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from number 17, Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.


Each time I’m asked what my favorite Stampin’ Up! product is I draw a blank. Not because I don’t have one, but because I have too many and ‘ain’t nobody got time for that!’.

St. Patrick's Day

However, my favorite products are the framelits. They give you the freedom to cut shapes out anywhere on the paper and my favorite technique is making a negative with the framelits.

Four Leaf Clover Four Leaf Clover Four Leaf Clover

MAGGIE MADE TIPSNot in cash, but great crafting recommendations

  • Framelits: Are perfect for creating negative space for the backdrop to a focal point.
  • Create Your Own Shape: Such as this four leaf clover. Yes, it requires that you run it through your big shot four times, but it takes less than three minutes to create it. If your making several of the same card simply cut two at a time.
  • Recycle Paper: The smaller 4-leaf clover is from a previous project I was working on. I just used the heart in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The next stop is number 19, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.



Blog Signature

  1. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Amy Hoptay at Inking of you
  7. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  8. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Rae Harper at
  11. September Gray at
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Becky Volpp at
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <– You Are Here
  19. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  26. Peggy Noe at
  27. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  28. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  30. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  31. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers

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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.

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