PPA KISS Challenge

Stampin up picture this hostess pals paper arts

The very essence of a KISS is always intriguing.  This week's Pals Paper Arts KISS Challenge (Keep It Simple Sweetie) promises to be intriguing, too!  I enjoyed keeping things clean and crisp for my PPA card today  Discover the rest of the PPA Design Team's inspiration samples by CLICKING HERE.  Play along!

  • Stampin up daisy daisies bigz die Whisper White and a single bold color like Rich Razzleberry, define the simplicity of this card.  
  • Layering Whisper White on Whisper White creates a faux embossed look that I'm "nutso" over!
  • Gently twist the ends of your tied ribbon if you want the polka dot side up.
  • A lined envelope adds a pretty, coordinated polish in seconds.
  • A simple interior can make a big statement.  In keeping with the KISS theme, I scored at 1/2" on each side of a Whisper White Layer to tuck inside.
Stampin up rich razzleberry embossed envelope

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Picture this stampin pretty Stamp Sets:  Picture This (Occasions Mini Hostess Level 1:  Wood Mount 116928, Clear-Mount 118538), Circle Circus (115778, flower center)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry Textured (115538, Assorted In Colors), Rich Razzleberry Designer Series (115685)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Cool Tools:  Corner Rounder Punch (109047), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Bigz Daisies #2 Flower Die (114520)
The Perfect Touch:  Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115613), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Love this card! The Rich Razzleberry is soooo rich! A KISS to you for such a great challenge card!

  2. You had me at Razzleberry!

  3. Hi Mary!
    Your card is lovely!
    CAS cards are my favorite style!!!
    Blessings, Maria

    btw, my order arrived safe & sound! Thank you!!!I started to email you after it arrived Tue, then got sidetracked and just remembered now! 🙂

  4. Beautiful card and I especially love the scored layer inside. It is such a simple but stunning detail. Thanks Mary for all of the inspiration!

  5. Stephanie Daughtrey

    I so love everything that you touch! Good job! I agree with some of the other….this is a “case” for sure. Happy Stampin!

  6. Janet Swofford

    This is such a pretty card! I love the 3-D daisy and the simplicity. Thanks for sharing.
    Inky hugs,

  7. Love the bright colors on this

  8. Ha, I was looking at that die and then chose my Circle Circus since I needed a card for hubby. Great look!! May have to ink up Circle Circus for the second time and get out my die too! I feel a case comin’ on 🙂

  9. Love it, Mary! Really like the KISS idea.

  10. Cool idea for the inside.

    Really fun card, Mary!

  11. Simply dazzling! You make me love Rich Razzleberry!

  12. Great flower and card!

  13. Gorgeous! I love the colors you picked. Beautiful layered flower and I love the swirly center of it! The sentiment works really nicely with it too.

  14. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the tips and ideas you presented! I, too, will play with PPA!

  15. Your center flower is simply smashing!

  16. Fabulous Mary as is all of your work. I love all the little details. so clean an crisp and definitely will be cased for one of my workshop WOW’s.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us.

  17. Beautiful! I love the colors! Awesome, as always!

  18. I too love the impact of this card. So beautiful!!! Hugs,

  19. Well Mary, they you go again, never failing to amaze me! I love what you did with the Daisies Die. F-A-B! XO

  20. It may be simple, but it’s very classy. Love it!

  21. Colleen Kramer

    Gorgeous! I have a note to work on some monochramatic cards so this really caught my eye.

  22. Mary, you make the prettiest cards! I LOVE this!

  23. I really love this! It’s simple to make but really makes a statement!

  24. Cute center to the flower! Nice job Mary.

  25. I knew when I saw the peek..i was going to love this. Just love the look,,thanks for sharing!

  26. Love the impact of these colors. So crisp.

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