Pals February Blog Hop: Things We Love About Stampin’ Up!

Feb Pals Blog Hop

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 Donna Kopenski at  craftycardmaker, #15 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.


If I wrote that I only had one favorite thing about Stampin’ Up! I would be a straight up liar!  I have so many and there is only room for one on this hop.

Right now my favorite tool is My Digital Studio and you can get it for a free 30-day trial!  It took me a little bit to get to know it better and there’s a secret that I’ll reveal at the end of my post so you too can feel comfortable using it… LOL.


These sweet little hearts are from the Punch Shapes (118853) collection and the designer series paper is so easy to add, you will be amazed.  I used the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (Digital Download 136782).

To add the finishing touches simply add your favorite embellishments and watch the card come to life right before your very eyes.

I added Basic Rhinestones (119246), Gold Sequin Trim (132983), and a very small strip of Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (130022).


The Thanks sentiment comes to you from the Thank You Kindly Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download (118826) and think about it… you can color it any color you choose without an ink pad!  Imagine that!

You can save the card and print it up in a jiffy next time you need one.  Current demonstrators not using MDS, your missing out.  Your customers will love your “thank you for your order cards” made from MDS!

My Digital Studio Secret Revealed

Practice, practice, practice.  It will make perfect… LOL.  You can also do what I did and score yourself the Finest Simplicity Kit – Digital Download (135912) and MDS your heart away!

The next stop is Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events, #17,  on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

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Blog Hop Line-Up

  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
  15. Donna Kopenski at  craftycardmaker
  16. Maggie Mata at  Maggie Made Cards <— YOU ARE HERE
  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

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. Maggie…. this is such a cute card. Great tips! Thank you.

  2. Maggie…your use of MDS inspires me! Lovely card.

  3. Cute, cute, cute!

  4. Sweet is right Maggie! It’s a precious card! I should use MDS more!

  5. really sweet, maggie.
    hugs, m

  6. Never would have thought this was an mds card. I’ve yet to take the leap into MDS. Your card may have convinced me otherwise.

  7. How sweet is this with the ruffled edge and scattering of sequins!

  8. Maggie, you have inspired me once again to give MDS more exposure!! This hybrid is top quality! I enjoy playing with MDS but have yet to print anything. That is going to change!! TFS…

  9. Maggie/BFF, love your CAS hybrid card! I am also learning to really rely on MDS for details, especially sentiments, that you just can’t possibly get anywhere else. And there’s no MESS to clean up! lol Super-cute card!!

  10. Never would have guessed this was MDS at first glance! Love your hybrid card!

  11. What a sweet card! MDS is an amazing product. The touch of bling finished it perfectly. Another great one from Maggie!!!

  12. Love this hybrid, Maggie! Adorable!

  13. Cute heart shelf! Love the tip of having cards ready to go in MDS and then adding just a little after. Woo hoo!

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