Pals Paper Arts KISS

Stampin up sizzlits little leaves wedding card

Keep It Simple, Sweetie!  That's this week's Pals Paper Arts KISS Challenge (PPA8).  Are you ready to challenge yourself with fewer layers and embellishments?  Click here to play along and see the Stampin' Pretty Pals KISS samples.  We use Stampin' Up! products for our creations.  However, participants can use any brand they want 🙂


  • The skirt from the fashion catty below sparked my choices for colors and layout for PPA8
Stampin up newlywed wedding card
  • Stampin up finial press envelope Punches go a long way toward expediency.  I used four punches and the Stampin' Up! exclusive Little Leaves Sizzlits Die (three times) to rapidly create pretty card elements.
  • Basic Black and Old Olive Textured card stock give a rich finish, requiring fewer embellishments.
  • I used a retired Stampin' Up! 1/4" Circle Punch to create the flower centers.  Any 1/4" hole punch will work as a substitute (even the large hole on the Crop-A-Dile).
  • A little embossing action with the Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder takes the envelope flap to wow in seconds.
  • Click here for my favorite tips on creating Quick Cards (in less than 10 minutes).  

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Stampin up trio flower punch Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper:  Basic Black Textured (108693), Very Vanilla (101650), Old Olive Textured (108697)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Little Leaves Sizzlits Die (114511), Modern Label Punch (116630), Trio Flower Punch (109183), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), 1/4" Circle Hole Punch (Retired)
The Perfect Touch:  Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109055), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Gold Brads (104337)

Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300), Stampin' Up! Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (115963)


  1. the colors and simplicity make this card absolutely beautiful !

  2. Gotta love those punches. Looks like there will be a tiny tag punch in the future. I have the cutest little stamp set from this trip . . . I think it will be a hot ticket. I learned today that I can use the new stamps I got and share created projects as sneak peeks . . . now I just need time to make something!



    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  3. As always, a beautiful card, Mary! Love everything! Have a great weekend!

  4. Love this color combo!

  5. What a way to Fish for a compliment. That card deserves it. Wow! Still the punch queen.

  6. Barb Hendrickson

    UGH!!!!! This card is GORGEOUS, Mary! Right up my alley. Can’t wait to try this out. 🙂

    Thanks a bunch,

  7. Thanks for your question, Stella. You simply slide just the flap into the inside of the Textured Embossing Folder (textured area) and the balance of the envie lays underneath (outside of the textured area). Zip it through. Excellent results every time. My only suggestion is to watch where the texture is in relation to the flap before running it through . . . you want it centered and lined up first.



    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  8. Really really great card. So creative.

  9. Thanks, Nancy. The use of a lot of Very Vanilla lately is just a coincidence . . . I love Whisper White just as much . . . Hugs, M

    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  10. Absolutely lovely! I love that “Little Leaves” die. Mary, I notice that you use Very Vanilla more than Whisper White, and you use it very well. Any particular reason why you use vanilla more. It does seem to produce a clean look, which is your signature.

  11. Love your card and the embossed envelope! Do please share your technique of embossing only the envelope flap (I’m not visualizing how it goes through the Big Shot).
    Thanks! And continue to have a great time at Founder’s Circle…

  12. As always, your card is beautiful! I love the color choices. What an elegant look.

  13. Lela aka Serenity_Stamper

    love this, mary. and congrats on being a dirty gal! you totally deserve it. i love your artwork!

  14. Linda Callahan

    I’ve got to start reading the same catalogs as you! Simple and lovely card……….love the black background choice for a wedding card – unusual and it works!

  15. A true Mary card! Gorgeous! Can’t wait to hear about Founders Circle 🙂

  16. I always like seeing your source of inspiration and how it translated to your project. The embossed panel on the envelope is SUCH a nice touch!

    Enjoy your Founder’s Circle experience! 😀


  17. Hi Cindy:

    Thanks for asking about Founder’s Circle. Yes, I’m here in St. George UT getting pampered and having an incredible time meeting so many fellow demos. I had today’s card prepared in advance. I’m off to get a quick workout in, then breakfast, a massage and tonight Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Ahhh the life! I’ll be sharing details on my blog posts over the next few days.



    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  18. Love this elegant card! I just got that sizzlit because of cards like this that I see! Have a great time at Founder’s Circle (I know you ARE!).

  19. Melissa Young

    Very elegant!

  20. Thanks so much . . . I’m in St. George for Founder’s Circle but wanted to say hello. It’s gorgeous. Hugs, M

    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  21. Hi Mary….this card is lovely. Hey…I thought you would be at the Founder’s Circle retreat this week??? Did you opt not to go?

  22. So simple, so elegant, so quick. Love the color combo.

  23. Fantastic! The envelope is just the icing on the cake!

  24. Gorgeous Mary… I agree completely with Tiffany, makes those pretty flowers and leaves pop!!! Hugs,

  25. colleen kramer

    Love it!

  26. Wow! I think this is my favorite card you have made so far! I LOVE this idea. Might have to case it… Thanks for sharing!

  27. Jo Ann DeHeer

    perfectly ELEGANT!!!

  28. Jo Ann DeHeer

    perfectly ELEGANT!!!

  29. Beautiful card. Love how you used the sizzlet die! And I love the embossed envelope.

  30. Very pretty Mary. I love the black background! It makes your flowers & leaves really pop. Lovely creation!!!

    Enjoy your day!

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