It’s “Game On” in the First Pals Blog Hop of 2015

badgeWelcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start!

To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-Bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

As you can see I’ve been playing (literally) with Stampin’ Up!’s Sophisticated Serifs.

CLRThe moment I saw this new stamp set in the Occasions Catalog I knew immediately what my first project would be: I would make Left Center Right games.

This is a super quick and easy game to play. Essentially you pass your tokens around the table based on what you roll with the dice. You either pass one or more to the left, the right, or the center pot. Or you keep them. The last person to hold a chip wins!

I’ve used poker chips for my tokens here but I’ve also played with buttons, plastic coins, quarters – and even $1 bills!!! Oo la la!  Each person starts with three tokens. In my games I’ve included five sets of tokens for a total of 15.

IMG_3706For the dice I found these wooden cubes from two different craft stores. I had better luck with the Tree House Studio brand (the blue and yellow package). They must have sort some of coating. The ink on the other brand sometimes bled into the grain of the wood.

I chose to use different colors on the dice here – Real Red for Left and Keep, Garden Green for Center, and Memento for Right . You can use any image for “Keep.” I chose a heart this time since Valentines Day is approaching. Plus the heart stamp came from a Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Best Day Ever, which can be yours for FREE just for purchasing Sophisticated Serifs!IMG_3735

Click this link,  Left Center Right directions, to learn how to play the game and to print the instructions to put inside a game YOU make. 🙂

And check back tomorrow for a video tutorial on how to make the box.


The next stop is Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.


  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon





22 thoughts on “It’s “Game On” in the First Pals Blog Hop of 2015

  1. What a great use for these stamps! I have a set of blocks bought years ago at a craft show that have stenciled letters on them. I change the saying on them all the time. I have never thought about making a set with stamps. You have now given me the idea of replicating my set for gifts! Thanks so much!!!


  2. Had not heard of this game, my granddaughter will love it; (especially with money involved).
    Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the box directions. Will be making it ASAP.
    Have a super week-end.


  3. Amy, what a fun game! I’ve never heard of it and would love to play (perhaps a bunch of us could try this at Leadership if you are going!). Thanks for the instructions, link and a wonderfully creative idea for this stamp set!


  4. Love this idea and have plans to play it at my Stampin Up! Christmas party. Just one question. Where are the letters stamped on each dice? And the hearts. I might be missing something but can’t figure it out!


    • I had to pull out one of my games to remember how I made the dice. 🙂 Picture the dice sitting on a table. I have C, R and L on three sides facing out. The last of the sides facing out and the top and bottom have hearts. You can use any image. I chose a heart because Valentines Day was approaching. I’ve also used the eraser side of a pencil to make a big dot on those sides. If you roll a heart (or whatever symbol you use) you get to keep a chip.
      For instance, if I have three (or more) tokens I can roll all three dice. Say I roll two Rs and one heart. That means I need to pass two of my tokens to the person on my right and I can keep one of my tokens for rolling a heart. If I have only one token, I roll only one of the dice. If I get a heart, I get to keep my token. If I get L, R or C I have to move my token according. Make sense?


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