Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA22

Stampin up extra large two step bird punch

FYI:  This card and challenge was buried during a malfunction of my Feedburner email delivery.  I decided to publish it again since it's a popular challenge.  Sorry for any duplication for those of you who already received it! 

The Pals Paper Arts Design Team kicks off another sketch challenge (PPA22).  This wonderful layout was created by Stampin' Pretty Pal Margaret Moody (her blog).  Click here to see this week's inspiration samples and play along!

SDC12631-1 One of the darlings of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog (available Jan. 5) is the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch.  It's pops out a bird, stem and wing . . . delightful for mixing the new Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (also available Jan. 5) in today's card. 

Stampin' Up! punches will be launched in a new design beginning with the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The punches are easy to use plus lock down for stackable storage.  Click here for more information. 

  • Stampin up extra large two step bird punch close up Woo hoo!  Check out today's delicious patterns from Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini Catalog).  The 12 x 12 Pad includes 48 sheets of coordinating paper.  Love it!
  • I punched the stem twice with the bird punch.  The Chocolate Chip stem layers below the orange polka dot version to create a shadow.
  • The "happy birthday" sentiment is from Happy Moments (clear mount), one of the cool new Sale-A-Bration free stamp products (starting with $50 in product orders).  Sale-A-Bration begins Jan. 5!
  • The tiny tag hanging fromm the ribbon was created using the new Tiny Tags stamp (Occasions Mini).  Aptly named, yes?
  • To line up the brads all "purdy-like," I use a Paper Piercing Tool and the Piercing Mat from Stampin' Up!'s Mat Pack.

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Stampin up tiny tags brocade Stamp Set:  Happy Moments Clear Mount (119125, Sale-A-Bration Catalog), Tiny Tags (118091, Occasions Mini Catalog)
Paper:  Sweet Pea Designer Series, (117161, Occasions Mini Catalog), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Chocolate Chip (102128), So Saffron (105118), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, (117191, Occasions Mini Catalog), Word Window Punch (105090), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), 3/4" (107217), 1 1/4" (104403) and 1 3/8" (104401) Circle Punches
The Perfect Touch:  Silver Brads (104336), Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109030), Linen Thread (104199)


  1. this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! i must have it for my very own. lots of details to love about it, but the card overall is just my style and color!! thank you!!!!
    blessings, jo ann.

  2. this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! i must have it for my very own. lots of details to love about it, but the card overall is just my style and color!! thank you!!!!
    blessings, jo ann.

  3. Don’t you just love this bird! I haven’t tried it with DSP yet but I love it! Great card. Great colors!

  4. I was tickled when I saw this card…yesterday WAS my birthday! When I was growing up everything wrapped was in Christmas paper, but I always got real bday cards. This made my day! Hope Christmas was wonderful for you. Love everything you do…

  5. Another beautiful card, Mary! Love the color scheme and the precious bird! I’ll have to order that punch now! You make my sketches look great! As always, super job!

  6. I love the idea of using the chocolate chip and a DSP to make the branch with a shadow. See that is one of the reasons I subscribe to your blog so I can see what genius idea you came up with that I can CASE. Thanks.

    aka Roscoe’s mommy

  7. I am loving all of this new stuff! These colors are terrific! Merry merry!

  8. Oh, Mary, another beauty! I love this color combination and what you did with the sketch challenge! You’re incredible–always.
    Have a wonderful holiday!

  9. Great colors, Mary! Love that punch. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your family. XO

  10. Merry Christmas..And another beautiful card. I love these colors too.

  11. Love these colors! What a great card! You inspire me every day!

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