The Pals Paper Arts Challenge Is Here!

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Generic I Love to Play at PPA!  I'm so excited to reveal our new weekly challenge blog,  It was lovingly created by my talented and tireless Stampin' Pretty Pals

We kick things off this week with a delicious color challenge:  Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip.  Click here for details on how to play along and our inspiration samples. 


For my first PPA challenge card, I grabbed the new stamp set, Chic Boutique.  However,  it's the  Stampin' Up! In Color Markers that make the Eiffel Tower scream Oooh Lah Lah!

  • Stampin up chic boutique eiffel tower I inked the tower image in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Whisper White.

  • Using In Color Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo Stampin' Up! Markers, the Eiffel Tower was transformed into an artsy and funky structure.

  • The corner was cropped with a Corner Rounder Punch and the image was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to Chocolate Chip card stock (also shaped with a Corner Rounder Punch).

  • TIP:  An ultra skinny slip of Melon Mambo was "threaded" through a Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button for a faux stitched look.

  • "Merci" was inked in Bermuda Bay and stamped on Whisper White.  It was punched with a Large Oval Punch and tucked into the side.  TIP:  Bermuda Bay Ink Pads and Reinkers are now available after having been unavailable while a quality (color) issue was resolved.

  • I layered Bermuda Bay (left) and Melon Mambo (right) Textured card stock over a Whisper White card base, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (scored on the side).
  • A white strip accented with a Chocolate Chip Scallop Edge Punch covers the seam between the Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo.
  • Melon Mambo Polka Dot 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon pumps up the volume along with four 1/2" circles of Bermuda Bay card stock. 

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Stamp Set:  Chic Boutique (113744)
Paper:  Bermuda Bay Textured Card Stock (115538, In Color Assortment), Melon Mambo Textured Card Stock (115538, In Color Assortment), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Bermuda Bay (115655), Stampin' Up! Markers:  Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo (116329, Six In Colors)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390)
The Perfect Touch:  Melon Mambo Polka Dot 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon (115611), Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button (114339), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Chic boutique


  1. Great job with the challenge Mary! I love how you colored the Eiffel Tower. How fun!

  2. Margaret Moody

    Love your card, Mary! The PPA blog looks great!

  3. Beautiful card, Mary! Congrats on the launching of the PPA Challenge site!

  4. Yeah for PPA 🙂 Great card Mary!

  5. Amazing Card! The colors are fabulous! You are so creative!

  6. Tr?s chic! I love the bright colours you used with this set.

    What a fun blog you have set up with your team. I’ll be visiting it for sure!

    Cindy 🙂

  7. colleen kramer

    Great layout! As always, every detail is just right. I checked out the PPA site. Very cool. I will definitely be hooking up with Mr. Linky later this weekend. (Oh boy, that last sentence didn’t sound very good, did it?) 🙂 But you know what I mean!

  8. The PPA blog looks amazing! It’s going to be so hard to wait to play!

  9. Linda Callahan

    Merci for all of the beautiful work you do! The new site is terrific!

  10. GORgeous! Aren’t we breathing a sigh of relief toDAY!!

  11. Beautiful card. Love the way you tie ribbon!

  12. I absolutely love the color combination and the layout. As always your cards are beautiful and give me an extra push to try something new with the cards I make.

    Congrats on this new adventure.

  13. Your card is so lovely!!! You did fabulous on the PPA Challenge site… I love it. Thanks Mary for all your hard work.

  14. I am so looking forward to all the SU only cards. It’s about time someone came up with this with such talented people. I do go on SCS but this will be more personal.
    Thanks, Mary!
    Linda H
    Sacramento, CA

  15. Any blog with you ladies creating is bound to be wonderful! What a great idea!

  16. Love your card, Mary! You’re truly inspiring! Love the Pals Paper Arts Challenge, too. So glad to participate. You and your design team did an unbelievably phenomenal job! Thanks for all of your hard work!

  17. I love your challenge card it is BEAUTIFUL Mary!


  18. I soooo love this!! TFS!

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