PPA55 and a Mini Sneak Peek

Stampin up oval punch pals paper arts birthday card

It's time to play this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA55) and it's all about bright and beautiful colors.  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight collectively say "birthday" to me.   Check out this week's  Pals Paper Arts Design Team samples and cross over to the bright side!




  • Stampin up pals paper arts balloon card NEW PRODUCT ALERT! 
    As soon as I saw this new oval punch in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (available 9/1), I envisioned balloons and flower petals.  It measures 3/4" x 15/16" and is rounder than the current oval punch collection. 
  • Bright colors don't need a lot of embellishing.  Balance the palette with white space and simplicity.
  • The "balloons" are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals and I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to draw the strings.
  • SDC14484-1 Aren't those Tempting Turquoise Flower Brads (from the Brights
    Collection) splashy?  They come in so many colors that coordinate with
    the Stampin' Up! Core Colors.
  • Click to see my Holiday Mini Catalog Sneak Peeks in one spot.  Products will be available Sept. 1.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  The Pals Paper Arts blog and challenge is getting a brand new "personality."  We can't wait to reveal what we have been up to and how you can join the fun starting Thursday, August 19.


Black signature ivory


Fabulous phrases stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Fabulous Phrases (Wood Mount 117002, Clear Mount 120501)
Paper:  Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, 117155, Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179), Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082)
Cool Tools:  3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch Medium (120908, available 9/1), 3/16" Corner Punch Small (119871), Round Tab Punch Extra Large (119864)
The Perfect Touch:  Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119254), Brights Flower Brads (119734), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Mary OMGosh I just love this card. I am not one for bright colors at all but this card is adorable and I
    just love how you used the new punch

  2. Too cute Mary!! Love the bright colors and balloons… tfs

  3. So bright and cheerful! Love the balloons and the flower brads!

  4. love the card the colors are so bright i was wondering what dimensions are the white and red blocks? i might just have to get me some of those flower brads and the oval punch. thanks for sharing i love your work.

  5. Thanks for showing the new oval punch–I wasn’t sure what it would look like. So cute with the balloons and I love these colors together. I ADORE the sneak peek image at the bottom of your post–it is ABsolutely FABulous…so Audrey..can’t wait to see what it’s all about!

  6. Lela aka Serenity_Stamper

    came here from scs…. oh i see, it IS that new oval punch. LOVE IT!

  7. The flower brads are the perfect touch. Love the color combo!

  8. Daffodil Delight is such a wonderful addition to the colors of SU and this card makes that abundantly clear. TFS!

  9. this is such a pretty card mary-love the bright colors

  10. Adorable card! Love the balloons!

  11. Terrl (blindstamper)

    Love your card! For some reason, it’s not showing on the PPA site though…

  12. Love, love, love your card, Mary! Great design!

  13. Love the colors! Very cute card!

  14. I love your card Mary, I thought the same thing with that new punch. I love all the white in your card, really makes those colors pop. Hugs,

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