PPA11 Blog Candy Color Challenge!

Stampin up circle circus party hearty

GenericWoo hoo!  Pals Paper Arts is offering a new color combo to try (Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive) PLUS giving away some delicious blog candy.  A lucky participant will receive Stampin' Up!'s Patterned Pines stamp set (shown below, 116525, Holiday Mini Catalog Hostess Level 1).  Click here for full details and play the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA11) for your chance to win!



  • Stampin up circle circus party hearty circles Rows of 1" circle punches create a quick and pretty background.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Circle Circus stamps to jazz them up.
  • The trick to tying 5/8" grosgrain?  Tie your knot but tighten on one side (for me it's the left) while holding the other side steady.  Ahhhhh.  Much better.
  • A Stampin' Up!' Build-A-Brad allowed me to create a custom center for my sentiment.  The pattern in the middle is cropped with a 1/2" Circle Punch and is a perfect fit.
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Stampin up circle circus party hearty build a brad Stamp Set:  Circle Circus (115778), Party Hearty (111532)
Paper:  Old Olive (100702), Perfect Plum (101889), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Textured Card Stock:  Old Olive (108697), Perfect Plum (108695), Pumpkin Pie (108697)
Ink:  Old Olive (102277), Perfect Plum (101437), Pumpkin Pie (105216)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1" Circle Punch (109046), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390)
The Perfect Touch:  Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109054), Build-A-Brad (109128, Pewter)


  1. Love the card. Great color combinations.The Plum and Pumpkin really stand out on old olive.

  2. Love the card. Great color combinations.The Plum and Pumpkin really stand out on old olive.

  3. Another beautiful card, Mary! Love how you used Circle Circus for this! So pretty!

  4. I had to bail on this one- just couldn’t pull these colors together for some reason?! Fun use of Circle Circus too!

  5. Love this card! You do great work!

  6. Beautiful! I would never have thought of using those colors, even though I absolutely adore all three.

  7. So gorgeous!!! I love that stamp set, and just can’t figure out what to do with it. This helps trigger my creative side… Thanks Mary. Hugs

  8. Love the card Mary! I used Circle Circus for my PPA11 challenge as well – I love that stamp set! I also really like how you were able to get the “Celebrate You” perfectly in the scallop punch!

  9. Debbie Pierce

    As always, perfection. 🙂

  10. The Build-a-Brad is a great touch! Super bow, too! I have a problem getting my knots just right! Great job, as always!

  11. Cute, cute, cute! Makes me want to break out my circle punches! XO

  12. Beautiful card, Mary! I love Circle Circus, as you’ve probably guessed by now. The Build-a-Brad and ribbon give your card its stunning finishing touches! Love how you packaged the blog candy too!

  13. Very cute! Love the added build-a-brad. It’s the perfect touch for a perfect card. Nice work as always Mary!

  14. What fun colors! And such a perfect knot!

  15. Linda Callahan

    These colors scream fall and Halloween to me and you made them look springlike and new – how did you do that? Love the card!

  16. I didn’t even realize that the Celebrate You fit perfectly into the scallop punch until I saw this card.

    How cool!

  17. Love the colors–fresh and vibrant. Great card.

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