PPA Divine Redesign Plus a NEW Video!

Stampin up pals paper arts cute by the inch big shot matchbox

PPABadge After months of creative brainstorming and hard work by the Pals Paper Arts Design Team, it's time for the PPA blog reveal.  We have a classy, new look that connects fashion and papercrafting.  Think texture, color, pattern, accessories . . . convinced? 

I have always been a fan of fashion inspiration in my papercrafting . . . now you can play along and take your paper to new places!   You can wear our new badge on your blog, too!  Tr?s chic!

Check out our new look, grab your badge and savor the gorgeous inspiration samples to kick off the launch!

 

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THE NEW PPA CHALLENGE TWIST:  We absolutely HAD to jazz up our challenge to get your attention. With every PPA challenge, you can play two versions of the same card (or just play one, of course)  First, upload your simple and clean "day look" and then "dress it up" for "evening" elegance.  Click here for full details.

WHAT ELSE IS COMING ON THE PPA?  How about celebrity guest stampers (yep, the papercrafting superstars will be playing the PPA challenge, too) to inspire you in future Pals Paper Arts challenges?  I'm doing a happy dance!

Whew!  I hope you have a cup of tea handy, a few minutes to relax and are ready to learn a bit more about my project for this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge (PPA56).  I have bunches of Stampin' Up! products and tips to share.

Stampin up pals paper arts matchbox simply adorned bracelet

Stampin up pals paper arts suede 5 petal flower Shall we start with a Simple Felt Flower Video Tutorial?  I saw the texture of the suede purses in the inspiration photo and decided to "dress up" my flower for the matchbox.  This little felt flower jumps to life in just minutes . . . my kind of papercrafting 🙂

Stampin up pals paper arts simply adorned baubles NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  The Baubles are coming!  Starting Sept. 1, the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog will offer these new baubles that you can add to a Simply Adorned Bracelet (shown above)  or necklace. The lobster clasp allows you to add a little bling in seconds and switch from necklace to bracelet and back again.

Although I consider my bracelet and matchbox "dressed up" for the purposes of the new PPA Challenge, I also incorporated the idea of a "day look" with this simple card, drawing it's strength from brushed gold card stock and a simple four square pattern.

Stampin up pals paper arts cute by the inch word play

This sentiment from Word Play stamp set opens the door to many "possibilities" (as it suggests).  I kept it basic with the addition of a Stampin' Up! Antique Brad (gotta have 'em).  This pulls together the card and box (which also sports an Antique Brad).

Stampin up pals paper arts antique brad

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  Kick start your color scheme. I pulled my color inspiration from the bottle in the challenge photo and "translated" it quickly with the help of my Stampin' Up! Color Coach, Item #121620 (one of My Top 10 New Catalog Favorites).

Stampin up color coach stampin pretty

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Stampin up pals paper arts matchbox simply adorned bracelet MATCHBOX

Paper:  Brushed Gold Card Stock (102935), Cajun Craze Patterns Designer Series Paper (Regals Patterns Paper Stack, 117154), Cajun Craze (119684), Old Olive (100702), Always Artichoke (105119)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Matchbox Bigz XL Die (114890), Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120175), 5 Petal Punch Extra Large (119880), Boho Blossoms Punch Extra Large (119858)
The Perfect Touch:  Antique Brad (117273), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Stampin up simply adorned bracelet bauble charm BRACELET

Simply Adorned Bracelet (8", 117342)

Simply Adorned Baubles (available Sept. 1):  Black Crystal 5/8" (121011), Clear Crystal 5/8" (121012), Vanilla Pearl 1/2" (121014)

Simply Adorned 5/8" x 5/8" Square Charm (118476), Basic Black Card Stock (121045), Brushed Gold Card Stock (102935), Heart to Heart Punch Extra Large (119881), Basic Jewels Pearls (119747)

Stampin up pals paper arts cute by the inch word play CARD (3 1/2" x 5")

Stamp Sets:  Cute By the Inch Hostess Level 2 (Wood Mount 116992, Clear Mount 120130), Word Play (Wood Mount 120308, Clear Mount 1206510
Paper:  Brushed Gold Card Stock (102935), Cajun Craze (119684), Old Olive (100702), Always Artichoke (105119)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch Large (119865), 3/16" Corner Punch Small (119871)
The Perfect Touch:  Antique Brad (117273), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) 

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21 Comments:

  1. Susan Carlson

    Mary,

    I absolutely LOVE that color combo. I’ve been putting off getting the Color Coach. Now I KNOW I have to have it. My brain would not think of that color combination.

  2. Mary, I love your color combo! And that flower is absolutely fabulous!!

  3. Thanks for showing us the video. I hope you will do more often to use video with anything. Thanks for sharing

  4. Mary there is nothing more to say than stunning!!! Wow, I love it. I’ve never seen a more classy owl either. Hugs,

  5. wow this is just brilliant – I follow your blog every day … and today you have outdone yourself .. well done for the inspiration

  6. That’s gor-geous! You have created such a classic design – I love it! I was not really taken with this hostess set but you are making me see it differently 🙂

    Cindy

  7. Out of the park Mary! From the colors to the classy look to the video – it is all fantastic – and I am going back for another look!

  8. This set is priceless! What a great combination of colors and elements. You really made me think on this challenge! Love the new look of the PPA blog!

  9. Oh, Mary, your card, box, and bracelet are all wonderful! The new Pals makeover is also sensational! Thanks for all of the hard work and vision you put into it! It’s terrific to be a part of this talented group!

  10. Beautiful.

  11. Don’t you just love the baubles?! They are way bigger than I expected. Great idea for the bracelet. I have the matchbox die and its perfect. Thanks for always sharing your wonderful projects.

  12. EXcellent tutorial! Thanks, Mary. What a cute project.

  13. Beautiful and classy, Mary! Love the baubles!

  14. You are a natural when it comes to videos. Such a cute idea for the flower. Loved your entry for today.

  15. Amazing Tutorial. You rock…..love this flower (cute, cute, cute). I can’t wait to make one at the scrap I’m going to this weekend. I wish I had those brads but will settle for brass buttons instead. Thanx a million for sharing, Becky 😉

  16. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love both the card and box! I love little boxes and this is just perfect. Thanks for the tutorial too. Gotta try it! I love the new brads – seeing them on the video was even better than in the catalog. Gotta get them! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Lovely set, Mary!…Baublelicious!

  18. Yep, it’s confirmed… those baubles are definitely on my list!

  19. What a beautiful color combination…I think Regina said it best “baublelicous”! Congratulations on a divine new design to the PPA. It’s absolutely fabulous!

  20. Your video was great! I never knew it could be so easy to “felt” the cardstock. I’ve seen it done the other way with water and it just look like too much for me to try. I’ll be trying this way soon.

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