Sneak Peek Day 5: Seeing the Sixties

Stampin up pear pizzazz perfect punches

Yeah, baby!  It's time for a little trip to the 60's in the form of a bold, retro card.  Dare I use the word "mod?"  I swooped this groovy layout from fellow demonstrator and friend Nancy Riley.  Here's her splashy True Friend card


  • Stampin up circle punches sneak peek It's so simple to make these retro rings.  Punch the small circle first.  Then crop (off center) around the area the small circle was removed from with a larger circle punch.  
  • Two swinging new catty colors "make the scene."  Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz will be available July 1.  Early Espresso is a modern, bittersweet chocolate.  Pear Pizzazz is a fresh, warm green, softer and lighter than Old Olive.  I'm officially "over" the loss of Kiwi Kiss (retired many moons ago).
  • Digging the Designer Paper?  It's another sneak peek from the new catalog called Greenhouse Gala.  Colors among the mix of beautiful patterns include Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip (yes, I cheated with Early Espresso here–so far no lightning strike), Real Red and Baja Breeze.
  • Perfect Punches stamp set may be the "it" sentiment set from the new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  The six stamps coordinate with six Stampin' Up! punches.  Quick and polished looks every time.
  • For a subtle accent, I scored the Pumpkin Pie horizontal layer with a double line. Very "groovy!"  Couldn't resist the pun 🙂
SNEAK PEEK ITEMS AVAILABLE IN THE NEW CATALOG JULY 1:  Perfect Punches Stamp Set, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock, Early Espresso Classic Ink, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper

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Stamp Set:  Perfect Punches (Wood-Mount,117022, Clear-Mount 120516)
Paper:  Greenhouse Gala Designer Series (117167), Early Espresso (119686), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools:  Wide Oval Punch (112082), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack Circle Punch (Summer Mini Catalog, 118309), Circle Punches:  1 1/4" (104403), 3/4" (107217), 1/2" (104390)
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (Ice, 109111), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Love the retro card! I saw that paper in the catalog and thought, “I have to have it!” I love how you did the circles! So creative! Groovy, baby!

  2. Love your groovy detail along with the off-center circles! Can’t wait to see what the Perfect Punches is all about in the new catty. Great new colors awaiting us!

  3. To Michelle . . . frankly, I thought about “Laugh-in” when I was creating the post. Fun to have you bring it up! Hugs, M

  4. Psychadelic-ally fabulous! Love it!

  5. Oh Mary! This groovy card is FABULOUS !!!! Thanks so much for the mention, my friend! YOU are FABULOUS !!!

  6. Groovy baby… rad is this card. I feel like I am in the 60s —–does that mean I’m younger ?—–yeah baby it does….great job.

  7. What a cheerful birthday card.Love the new DP and the colors.


  8. I dig this groovy card, dude! And it really is “mod squad” all the way. 😉

    Can’t wait to try this out.

    thanks a bunch, Mary.


  9. Don’t you love this retro DSP? And I’m loving the circles! Great card!

  10. oh, my word. LOVE it girl!!! can’t wait to get my hands on those new colors…YEA!!!

  11. OH, I love it!!!!! This one has me LaughIn! 🙂 ba-da-bum

  12. LOVE it. Groovy Mary, groovy!!!

  13. Great project Mary! The 60’s! I remember those – as you’ll see tomorrow! LOL


  14. Love the colors, love the mod circles. Good job as usual.

  15. This is most definitely a GROOVY card! It’s so funky and fun! Thanks for the tips on replicating the nifty circles and thanks for sharing these colors! I know I’m going to adore the Pear Pizzaz!

  16. This is my favorite card! I love the colors!

  17. To Susan, I think we are both right on the “official” use of “mod” 🙂 I checked on Wikipedia and they refer to the following (covering both the 60’s and 70’s). Ain’t trivia grand?

    # 1960s British youth subculture
    # Mod revival, a rebirth of the mod subculture in the late 1970s

  18. kathy amstutz

    Fun, fun, FUN!!! More cool but simple ideas!

  19. Cool card! I’m lovin’ the circles.

  20. OH I love the new espresso! I can’t wait to see the new stuff!

  21. Beautiful card! I love the colors, the design, EVERYTHING!

    You’re right about that sentiment set… it will be the “go to” sentiment set from the new catalog! Wonderful!

  22. Having grown up in the ’60’s, it is “groovy”, Mary! Peace out!

  23. Wendie aka tankergypsie

    What a perfect card for this DSP. Your perspective on color is always great.

  24. Cool and clever. Love it. Hugs,

  25. Melissa Young

    A great and groovy concept! Perfect for any Austin Powers fan! Yeah baby!

  26. Let’s do the 90s, too! Rad. Love it.

  27. No, you can’t use the word ‘mod’—that’s the 70’s. Groovy card!:)

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