PPA14 In the Pink (New Video)

Stampin up pals paper arts heard from the heart

RUN, DON'T WALK to the Pals Paper Arts "In the Pink" Challenge (PPA14).  We are giving away over $100 in pink Stampin' Up! BLOG CANDY to participants in the challenge as a tribute to my sister-in-law, Karol Harris and my sister, Laurie Balousek, both having faced breast cancer with courage and determination.  Our goal is to honor all those affected by breast cancer and raise awareness among our virtual stamping friends and beyond.  Click here for PPA14 blog candy details.

Stampin up matchbox bigz die

Is ribbon tying you up in knots?  You asked for it!  Click my new video below on "Tying a Pretty Knot" (used for both these projects).


  • Stampin up heart to heart punch The triple heart in Stampin' Up!'s Love Your Much stamp set coordinates with the Heart to Heart Punch.  I adhered the resulting hearts as a background on my "Kindness" card.
  • No need to be timid.  Mixing different shades of the same color (in this case pink) creates a jazzy pizzazz.  Try it with greens, too.  Very cool.
  • Stamping the same color ink on the same color card stock products a soft and pretty look.
  • Sneak Peek:  The "love" sentiment on the Matchbox is from the Tiny Tags stamp set.  It will be available in January, 2010.


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Stamp Set:  Love You Much (113756), Heard from the Heart (111644)
Paper:  Melon Mambo (115320), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Pixie Pink (105121), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pixie Pink
Cool Tools:  Heart to Heart Punch (113694)
The Perfect Touch:  Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115611), Circle Rhinestone Brads (109110, Fire)


Stamp Set:  Love You Much (113756), Tiny Tags (available Jan. 2010)
Paper:  Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper (115687), Melon Mambo (115320), Pixie Pink (105121), Rich Razzleberry Textured (115538, In Colors Assorted)), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Melon Mambo (115656), Pixie Pink (105212), Rich Razzleberry (115316)
Cool Tools:  Bigz XL Matchbox Die (114890), Big Shot (113439), Scallop Border Punch (112091), Small Oval Punch (107304), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
The Perfect Touch:  Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Elastic Cord (Holiday Mini Catalog), Silver Eyelet


  1. Brilliant. Loved the video–Thanks! And your card is stunning.

  2. Love the video Mary. BTW, I’m from Boston so I can really appreciate the “cuts like budda” reference. In fact I thought I heard you say that you loved those “scissas”. You’re not a New England transplant are you?

    Hi Jeanette: I’m chuckling. I’m not a New England transplant. I was born and raised in Madison, WI and just moved to Tucson this past summer. I loved watching SNL so that’s where the reference comes from. Hugs, M

  3. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. My bow is beautiful and it was so easy!

  4. Love, love, love your card for PPA #14! So upbeat and uplifting!

  5. I love this card! You are such a great designer. I love the color combination, the bow and the bling! I’ll send customers to your tutorial! They all say they cannot tie a bow.

  6. nice video m! i am SO with you that those scissors are like butter!! oh, i love them!! love the pink today!!

  7. opps I just saw what I wrote, I meant “your beatiful CARD” lol.. been to busy but the weekend is here and i get to relax and do more cards!!! Love the little box there.

  8. LOVERLY card! also enjoyed your bow video – pretty much the way i learned it, probably from the same source you did, two years ago. your showing the dotted ribbon just *twisted over* to reveal the side you want was perfect!!!
    hugs and blessings, jo ann.

  9. LOVERLY card! also enjoyed your bow video – pretty much the way i learned it, probably from the same source you did, two years ago. your showing the dotted ribbon just *twisted over* to reveal the side you want was perfect!!!
    hugs and blessings, jo ann.

  10. Colleen Kramer

    Great use of a punch in off-season (Valentines). Thanks for taking the time to put together the video, too. You always have such great instructions!

  11. I love all those happy hearts, Mary! Love all the wonderful pinks, too! Great video tutorial for tying a bow! Love the card and the cute box!

  12. Hi Mary!
    Erica (my 14 yo dd) and I joined the walk today! I hope to get a card/project uploaded soon! lorijane near the BIG pond

    Hi LoriJane:

    Hats off, ladies for being involved. Looking forward to your pink project! Hugs, M

  13. Thanks for the lovely video. My knot looks a lot prettier now. Love Marja

  14. Thank you thank you for that video – I am going to replay and practice! I always think of the first bow as your signature bow – crisp, neat and clean! The happy hearts are perfect with the sentiment.

  15. A ‘heart’felt creation! Love all the scattered hearts!

  16. Your video is PERFECT! Thanks, Mary! The card and box are pinkalicious!

  17. I love how cheerful this card is.

    Thanks for all the support over the past few years. My Mom (and I) are truly grateful.

  18. Great projects and video Mary! Your support for breast cancer awareness is wonderful.

  19. It shows me how many ways, your beautiful, I can use the heart set and punch. I was making a tag yesterday with those hearts and punch..was so confused on how I can make something and looking at yours..WOW! very sweet!!

  20. No body does a card like you! Your style is just awesome. I love this! And, thanks for the tutorial!

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