Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

Stampin up pals paper arts playful pieces

Generic My number one tip for producing a card you're proud of–start with a good sketch.  Margaret Moody of the Stampin' Pretty Pals has an incredible sense of style and balance.  Give her sketch below a try and participate in this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA48).  Check out what the PPA Design Team has drummed up using this sketch and see who this week's Featured Stamper is by clicking here.



  • SDC14066-1 The new Stampin' Up! 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (show here in Marina Mist and available in the new Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog July 1) is the essence of luscious.  I'm nutty about the white trimmed edges (see photo on the right).
  • The two tiny "flower" and stem images are from Playful Pieces, a Hostess Level 3 stamp set (available July 1).  "Playful" is an understatement–it's a load of fun!  Lots of shapes and patterns to mix and match into cakes, presents, balloons, butterflies . . . stay tuned for more samples.
  • My original stash of clear Bitty Buttons is almost depleted.  Time to order more!  With a Mini Glue Dot (almost invisible behind the button), you can tuck one of these cuties anywhere for a little zip.

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SDC14067-1 Stamp Sets:  Matchbox Messages (113800), Playful Pieces (Hostess Level 3:  Wood Mount 119993, Clear Mount 120145)*
Paper:  Marina Mist (119682)*, Night of Navy Textured Card Stock (108696), Baja Breeze (111352)*, Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink (101731), Night of Navy (102977), Marina Mist (119668)*, Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (119697)*
Cool Tools:  Scallop Border Punch (112091), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403)
The Perfect Touch:  Itty Bitty Buttons (118761), Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119257)*, Mini Glue Dots (103683)

***Items with an asterisk (*) will be available in the new catalog beginning July 1.


  1. So cute! Cool and Crisp – makes me think of new linens???!!

  2. Can’t get the blues from seeing this card! I really like how crisp and clean this card is!

  3. I LOVE THIS CARD! Monochromatic is my favorite way to design cards and this one fits right in. Thanks for blessing my day. 🙂

  4. Such a fun and inspiring card, Mary! Love the blues with the clean, crisp white! I especially love all the fun little flowers, too! Thanks so much for the shout out! You are too kind! As always, outstanding job!

  5. Beautiful! And you know how much I love blues!

  6. Gorgeous card! Love the colour combo!

  7. Soooo cute, Mary! I never would have been brave enough to create a whole card with those few teeny tiny stamp images! The horizontal strip is genius! This is the sketch I’ve been craving all week … can’t wait for my weekend to begin so I can play along!

  8. The white and blue look so crisp together! The buttons are the perfect touch!

  9. Gads, Mary! You are going to be the financial ruin of me…now I have to get the Level III set! LOL! This is gorgeous and I am loving that Marina Mist. XOXO

  10. So pretty. Love all the blues and your little additions to the sketch.

  11. This is so cute. Great colors. Fun little image with extras. I love the ribbon on the darker blue background.

    I just saw in the SS that you were a workshop of a lifetime winner. Congrats. I’m not sure what you had to do to get that, but I’m sure it must’ve been fun to meet with Shelli.

  12. Love the blue and white color combination. The flower buttons add the final touch. Great job. Thanks for sharing, Mary. LOL

  13. Love those buttons!!! Your card is terrific, I love those blues too!!! Hugs

  14. ooooooh….I’m lovin’ your blues!

  15. Melissa Young

    This is adorable! How cute! Love it!

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