Pals Paper Arts KISS Challenge

Stampin up growing green pals paper arts masculine card

This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA54) is right up my alley.  KISS means I get to create a "Keep It Simple Sweetie" card.  For the masculine twist, simplicity falls into line perfectly.  Here are my secret ingredients to making a masculine card! 

Check out what the Pals Paper Arts Design Team drummed up for this week's challenge!

  • Stampin up growing green crumb cake envelope Did you miss it?  The Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper escaped my devouring eye the first time I raced through the new catalog.  However, after about my third trip through, the gorgeous "organic" patterns grabbed my attention.
  • I tucked some of the Woodland Walk paper in the envelope for a polished finish.  Click for my Video Tutorial on Lining Envelopes.  Very easy.
  • Is there any color  that Crumb Cake doesn't look great with?  Very earthy with this paper and color palette.
  • Layering the sentiment (A Word for You stamp set) over the oval really "punches" things up!
Stampin up pals paper arts a word for you

Want to see more samples from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog?  Click here and scroll, baby scroll.

PANT, PANT!  My Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog pre-order JUST ARRIVED!!  I'm gearing up for a Week of Sneak Peeks and am prepared to keep you drooling over new holiday products and stamps until the customer sales period begins on September 1.

Black signature ivory


Growing green stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Growing Green (Wood Mount 118758, Clear Mount 120624), A Word for You (Wood Mount 117032, Clear Mount 120528)
Paper:  Woodland Walk Designer Series (117389), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), Chocolate Chip (102128), Garden Green Textured Card Stock (Assorted Regals, 121076)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  3/16" Corner Punch Small (119871), 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch Large (119855), Modern Label Punch (119849)
The Perfect Touch:  Regals Brads (119737), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Crumb Cake Medium Envelope (107297)


  1. This is a very helpful site. I truly appreciate it

  2. Lovin’ the green like everyone else! Beautiful stamp and papers.
    Hugs & Blessings Bernie

  3. A total Wow card. Love those greens. Hugs,

  4. Perfectly masculine and simple, Mary!

  5. Love this Mary…that paper is awesome. That stamped image looks perfect on the Crumb Cake paper…I was wondering how to use this set! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. I love the colors you used. Great masculine card!

  7. love this paper Mary! And I love what you did with it. Great card!

  8. Mary, another fantastic card! Perfectly masculine and KISS!!

  9. Mary – Great looking card (as always)! Congratulations on your award at the conference/convention. That is so cool! I’m sure your team is VERY proud of you.

    Keep doing what you’re doing.

  10. A perfect masculine card! Lovin’ the green like everyone else!

  11. Like the rest, I’m lovin’ your green on the card and envelope. Nice card…won’t say pretty (since it is masculine) but I think it is that too! 🙂 Have a great day!

  12. Wonderful card — I am a big fan of KISS and and your color choices are wonderful for a “man” card — thanks for a great idea.

  13. Beautiful card! Love the green!!!

  14. Love the card and the envie!! I think I may becoming a green lover as well–love the way the Garden Green looks with the Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla! Terrific!

  15. beautiful as always!!!! The fern is one of my favorite stamps..

  16. Great card. Nice and crisp looking. [And refreshing in that green.] I have been liking that DSP lately too.

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