PPA 50 Color Challenge

Stampin up apple blossoms pals paper arts

This little color trio oozes sophistication.  Basic Gray, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip (with a touch of More Mustard that I snuck in) look so chic combined, a good option to consider for a masculine card.   Check out the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team samples and a chance at PPA Blog Candy for challenge participants!



  • Stampin up itty bitty bits jumbo bradsThe new Apple Blossoms stamp set (Hostess Rewards Level 2) is turning heads.  The versatile stem was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on So Saffron.  Did you know Hostess Rewards are available with on-line orders?
  • Those big bold Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brads (5/8" Neutrals) are the perfect stage for the Itty Bitty Bits Stamps.  Each was cropped with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.
  • Grab your markers!  I used Basic Gray and More Mustard directly on the sentiment rubber to create the two color look.  Be sure to huff a couple times on the inked stamp to moisten evenly before stamping.
  • A few extra stamps of the Apple Blossoms floral stamp give the Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301) a coordinated look.

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Apple blossoms stampin pretty Stamp Sets:  Apple Blossoms (Hostess Level 2, Wood Mount 118531, Clear Mount 120139), Itty Bitty Bits (Wood Mount 117056, Clear Mount 120060)
Paper:  Basic Gray Textured (121078), More Mustard (100946), So Saffron (105118), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Gray (120966) and More Mustard (100076)
Cool Tools:  2" x 1 3/8" Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
The Perfect Touch:  Neutrals 5/8" Jumbo Brads (112533), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Love, love, love your card and the use of the Apple Blossoms stamp set! The card and envie are perfect together!

  2. Another outstanding job, Mary! I love how you added More Mustard to the mix! It looks wonderful with these colors! Love the fun brads, too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I like your addition of the More Mustard. I am glad to see you bent the rules…just a bit!

  4. I love these colors together! Pretty!

  5. To quote Buster – “Hot! Hot! Hot!” and yet, soooo cool.
    I am really, really, really inching closer and closer to buying this stamp set because you’ve done so many wonderful tings with it. As always, my inspiration.

  6. Fabulous card, Mary! You made this color combo look so natural. A friend of mine and I were just talking about this stamp set last night … I love it, and she didn’t feel the same. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  7. You are a genius…is it really possible to outdo yourself EVERY WEEK??? Gorgeous.

  8. Melanie Hadley

    Great idea for the brads. That’s the only problem with the jumbo brads — they look so big, but this makes they look amazing! Love it.

  9. So modern and cutting edge! The brads are wonderful!

  10. Melissa Young

    Me too! I love those brads! Super smart!

  11. I love the customized brads! Of course, the envelope is perfection!

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