Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge PPA15

Stampin up delightful decorations PPA15

Ready to play with fun and festive colors?  This week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA15) is all about Ruby Red, Taken with Teal and Basic Gray.  However, I took the liberty of swapping Taken with Teal with Bermuda Bay.  Choosing something close to these colors is absolutely fine with the PPA 🙂

PPA15 Color Swatch

Click here to see this week's Pals Paper Arts Design Team inspiration samples.  Everyone is invited to  participate.  Please note:  While the PPA design team uses Stampin' Up! Only products, YOU can use products from any company.  Give it a try!

  • SDC12231-1 This sweet Mistletoe ribbon from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog looks crisp against the Basic Gray Textured card stock.  Click here to watch my Tying a Pretty Knot video.
  • Stampin' Up!'s Clear Buttons add glossy accents to the sentiment and ornament.  I adore how the 3/4" circle looks propped up on the largest button.
  • The sentiment is from Merry & Bright Rub-Ons.  Whisper White looks striking over the Bermuda Bay Textured card stock.  This rub-on set includes one sheet each of Whisper White and Silver.
  • If you don't sew, go "faux."  Using a Paper Piercing Tool and Piercing Template (Mat Pack) you simply need to connect the dots with a White Signo Gel Pen.
  • Stampin' Up!'s Mini Glue Dots are my "fave" for adhering buttons!

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  • Thanksgiving/Fall
    ? November 10, 2009
  • Christmas/Winter
    ? December 1, 2009

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    Stamp Set:  Delightful Decorations (116517, Holiday Mini Catalog)
    Paper:  Thoroughly Modern Designer Series (115673), Ruby Red (102448), Bermuda Bay Textured (115538, Assorted In Colors), Basic Gray Textured (108693, Assorted Neutrals), Whisper White (100730)
    Ink:  Ruby Red (102259), Basic Gray (109120)
    Cool Tools:  Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Ornament Punch (116794, Holiday Mini Catalog)
    The Perfect Touch:  Playground Designer Buttons (116313), Clear Buttons (105447), Merry and Bright Rub-Ons (116801, Holiday Mini Catalog), Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (116792, Holiday Mini Catalog), White Signo Gel Pen (105021), Mini Glue Dots (103683)


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      Hi Kelly:  I'm excited to see and very flattered.  However, I can't find my card at the link??

      Hugs,  M

      Mary Fish, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

      Stampin' Pretty

      6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos

      Tucson, AZ 85704

    2. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper?s blog finds of the day for Nov. 8. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at

    3. WOW, those colors really go good together. Basic gray actually brings out the other colors.

    4. WOW, those colors really go good together. Basic gray actually brings out the other colors.

    5. Linda Callahan

      Faux stitching?? Now you are talking my language! And I am liking those clear buttons you have been using these days. Great card!

    6. Thanks, Kim. I hadn’t heard of that and those gel pens DO get sluggish. I’ll trying rubbing the pen ball on my hand next time mine acts up!

      Mary Fish, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

      Stampin' Pretty

      6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos

      Tucson, AZ 85704

    7. I took some liberties too 🙂 Love everything about your card Mary!! FYI to one of your admirers Ilene B – I have found that to keep the gel pen going, to take the tip and roll/rub it on the back of your hand – the oils from our skin help to get it flowing I think.

      Thanks for the great tip. I’m going to give it a try 🙂 Hugs, M

    8. Mary, this card is amazing!! I had such a hard time with this color scheme but your card is stunning! Love the faux stitching, buttons, ornament…. okay, I just love it all!

    9. Absolutely stunning card, Mary! And all of your tips are so terrific! Thanks for sharing them.

    10. I would never have thought to use those colors for a holiday card. Beautiful as always Mary!!!

    11. WOW, Very nice card. I really loved the buttons, the small details that really makes this card stands out. Another Superb creation…totally inspiring.

    12. Looks wonderful Mary! Why do I hoard rub-ons instead of using them? You’ve inspired me to get some out!

    13. This card really does look like Christmas to me! I love all the details.

    14. Love what you did with these colors! Awesome layout! Superb as always!

    15. Wow! I love those colors and your design makes eerything pop! I’m humming Jingle Bells as I write.

    16. Oh so pretty Mary, love that sentiment on textured cardstock. A knock-out. Hugs,

    17. I just adore that sentiment! This is so festive, Mary. What a wonderful interpretation of the color combo. XO

    18. What is the key to keeping the gel pens working? I have two that don’t work after having used them just a couple times!

      My Pal Kim indicated in her comment that rubbing the pen ball on your hand helps get things moving againg (possibly the oils on the hands). Stampin’ Up! recommends cleaning the tip with hot water and a rag. Hope those tips help.

      Hugs, Mary

    19. Cute card. Thanks for highlighting the faux stitching as it is a simple (and relatively easy) way to add a nice touch to a great card.

    20. Wow! Such bold colours but it looks great. I love that sentiment!

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