Pals Blog Hop for August: Tool Cool for School

Pals Blog Hop AugWelcome 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 Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie, number 18 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 the projects.

Floral Wings, Kinda Eclectic, Wetlands

I found another card fold on Pinterest that I wanted to try.  The instructions were somewhat difficult to understand, so I am providing my set of instructions available here at My Fold Card PDF.  Since we are discussing card folds, there is no better tool other than Stampin’ Up!’s trimmer.  This new version has been available for awhile now and is so worth replacing any old trimmers that you might have.  What is so great about it?

  • It has an extra-wide 6-1/4″ cutting base for most projects with extendable ruler to 14-1/2″ for larger projects
  • It has a full 12″ working area guide for scoring and cutting
  • The ruler and grid are protected by durable plastic cover to prevent wearing away of guide marks
  • No need to switch out blades… plenty of room to keep both cutting and scoring blades on the trimmer
  • Room underneath to store extra blades and bone folder for easy access
  • Availability of a rotary addition to allow blades for special cuts such as small scallop, tiny wave, and straight cuts.

Two versions of this card fold are shown below.  One is definitely feminine, but I also wanted to highlight a masculine version as well.


Additional pictures…


  • Stamps:  Floral Wings, Kinda Eclectic
  • Papers:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, English Garden DSP
  • Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Hello Honey, Soft Suede
  • Tools:  Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Tags & Labels Framelits
  • Embellishments:  Rhinestone jewels, Night of Navy seam binding ribbon
  • Stamps:  Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Papers:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Early Expresso, Typeset Specialty DSP
  • Inks:  Memento Black, Hello Honey, Bermuda Bay
  • Tools:  Tags & Labels Framelits, Updated Essentials paper piercing pack
  • Embellishments:  vintage button, linen thread

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.  The PDF link above will provide basic cutting instructions.

The next stop is my good friend Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone, number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Have fun stamping,




  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  4. Lisa Pretto at InkBIg Academy Stamps!
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Amy at Amy’s Inklings
  9. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Pamela Sadler at
  15. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  17. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  18. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping                              <—– You are here in the line up
  20. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  21. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  22. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty

12 thoughts on “Pals Blog Hop for August: Tool Cool for School

  1. Debbie

    First of all, the feminine card is spectacular and just oozes with pretty details that anyone would love. The masculine card still surprised me in how serene it looks even with all of the details. That is a sign of a must-have stamp set! Off to pin after saying “beautiful cards!”

  2. Denise

    These are so beautiful. I could decide between any that I like the most. Your stamping is so pretty and you make it look difficult, but I know from working with you, it really isn’t. Gorgeous.

  3. Cindie McDuffee

    Both cards are so beautiful with amazing little details that combine for an amazing visual impact.
    I must go try this fold! TFS!

  4. Jane Knudsen

    My mind boggles at all the folds!! I am a one fold kind of gal! I love these projects – you are on a roll with really cool and unique projects! Plus you showcased the reason for the blog hop perfectly! jane

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