PPA 43 Memorial Day Tribute

Stampin up fourth of july pals paper arts

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you ready to play
this week's Pals

Paper Arts Memorial Day Inspired Challenge  (PPA43)?   Grab your red, white and blue (or experiment, too) and join
the challenge using any
brand of stamping supplies
you wish. 

Check out
the PPA Design Team's Memorial Day Inspired Samples.

  • Stampin up fourth of july gable box This sweet and sturdy Gable Box doesn't require a die-cutting machine.  Check out Beate's Video Tutorial to learn how easy it is to make and assemble. 
  • The box begins with a 8.5" x 11" sheet of card stock (I used Night of Navy).  Finished it measures approx. 3" x 2 1/4" x 6 1/4". 
  • The July Fourth stamp set I used (Summer Mini Catalog), was spot-on for Memorial Day and would be delightful for a spirited birthday card, too!
  • The Silver Jumbo Brad adds the perfect polish.  The "legs" are wrapped
    around the top layer of the knot.
  • The layered stripes on the 3 x 3 mini card were inspired by a sample on p. 67 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  Get out your scraps!

Stampin up fourth of july hero wheel



Fourth of july stampin pretty Stamp Sets:  July Fourth (Summer Mini Catalog: Wood-Mount 118523, Clear-Mount 120063), In a Word (Summer Mini Catalog:  Wood-Mount 117143, Clear-Mount 120057), Hero Jumbo Wheel (116229)
Paper:  Real Red (102482), Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Real Red (103133), Night of Navy (102977)
Cool Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Cutting Mat (112531), Large Star Punch (110710), Star Punch (109045), Large Oval Punch (107305), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Scor-Pal (non-SU)
The Perfect Touch:  Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon (Summer Mini Catalog, 117286), Silver Jumbo Brad (5/8" Neutrals, 112533), Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. so cute mary!! it’s been too long since i’ve been able to stop by and comment!! i’m sorry about that…i sure do love your work!:) this is a fab combo…as usual!! xoxoxo

  2. What a perfect project, Mary. It’s the perfect way to pay tribute. XO

  3. Love these projects, Mary. I will use this inspiration to create a full sized card for next month’s stamp camp! VERY appropriate way to remember our fallen heroes.

  4. Mary, your box and matching card look wonderful!
    Big cyber hugs

  5. Hi Mary, Your entire ensemble is beautiful, but my favorite part is the stripes! I will definitely be using stripes somewhere in a project soon!

  6. Great projects! Love the ribbon and jumbo brad on the box!

  7. Very cute ensemble. Love the details on the gable box. Great job!

  8. Your projects are super!!! Love how the sentiments are on both! Hugs,

  9. Great projects! You never know when those thin strips will come in handy!!

  10. Love the gable box! Great way to use up scraps on the “Hero” card! Wonderful!

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