Pals Paper Arts (PPA57) Sketch

Stampin up growing green pals paper arts

The Pals Paper Arts Design Team believes that a good sketch, like a pattern for fashion, is the foundation of balance and style.  This week's PPA challenge offers a lovely sketch by Design Team member Margaret Moody.  Check out the PPA Design Team samples and challenge your paper crafting skills using this sketch.


PPA57 Sketch

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  There's no requirement to upload more than one card for the challenge!  Go as clean and simple or as jazzed up as you want!

  • Stampin up pals paper arts elements of style This design is all about "the snips."  My Stampin' Up! Paper Snips navigated cleanly around the lines of the flowers from Growing Green.  To maintain better control, move the card stock while cutting, not the scissors.
  • A couple flowers popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals give a 3-D garden effect.

  • Ppa57 zinnia NEW PRODUCT ALERT!
      You can finally order the Decorative Label Extra Large Punch on 9/1, with the launch of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  Try punching the sentiment off center and adding a row of brads or punches for a new look.
  • The fabric from this gorgeous bedding (Garnet Hill) caught my attention and inspired me to use a colorful palette.

COMING UP ON FRIDAY.  Are you ready for Stampin' Up! blog candy?

Black signature ivory

Growing green stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Growing Green (WM 118758, CM 120624), Elements of Style (WM 118611, CM 120045)
Paper:  Poppy Parade (119793), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Rose Red (102544), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179), Rose Red (101778), Pear Pizzazz (119784)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119277), Decorative Label Extra Large Punch (120907, available 9/1), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Regals Brads (119737), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Awesome card and a big cheer to you for all of your patience in snipping all those flowers! Love the color combination!

  2. Stunningly chic, Mary! I love those blooms and it is another work of art. XOXO

  3. Oh dear, that is just beautiful! Now I was working on that sketch, but did not realize that it had to match the pic of the bed. I went with a different color scheme. Should I not post it then? Thanks for sharing and God Bless.


  4. Stunning card and color combo ~ love this one! You are a very talented lady and share so many of your wonderfully creative ideas with all of us ~ thank you!

  5. When I saw the sketch, I was thinking of a long stamp to use. I never thought of using multiple images … you are a stamping GENIUS! Such a joy to see your cards! Have a great day!

  6. This caught my eye yesterday and is of course and beautiful as I had anticipated! ~ Tammy 🙂

  7. Mary, I so love your card. Love those flowers and I actually love your inspiration photo too. I love that touch of color under the flowers. Hugs,

  8. Great snipping job! I love the colors…super! The texture adds an elegant flair!

  9. Debbie Pierce

    Brilliant, as always. I love your color combination and your inspiration. And I can’t wait to get that punch!! 🙂

  10. Wow Mary…love the bright colours and clean lines. This flower is so beautiful and looked amazing stamped right on CS and then snipped out.
    Lesley 🙂

  11. Mary, I never would have put those colors together! They are so wonderfully bright and cheery. Love how you interpreted the sketch.

  12. Love your inspiration, colors and cascade of flowers! Beautiful!

  13. Beautiful colors against the black. You did a lot of cutting to create this card.

  14. Beautiful Card! I love how you use the “older” stamp set with the new stuff! Very creative and gorgeous colors! I love your work!

  15. Great card! Love the bold, vivid colors, and the layout is terrific. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Hello Mary: What a beautiful and elegant card. Roses are my favorite flower. The combination of the colors is just fantastic. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us with your talent!!!!!!

  17. What a beautiful garden of roses on your creation today! Nice work. Have a great day!

  18. Gorgeous Mary! Love the colors! 🙂

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