PPA58 Pretty in Pearls Duo

Stampin up tags til christmas pals paper arts
This week's Pals Paper Arts Elements of Style Challenge (PPA58) is about creating a clean and simple look with a splash of pearls.  You can even improvise with brads or something fun and shimmery like Smooch Spritz.  Click here to see the PPA Design Team's Pearl-y Projects and play along!

Click here to see the PPA Picks for last week's sketch challenge.  Classy artwork!

Pearls 1
No one inspires clean and chic styling like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Audrey's simple look was translated into my non-traditional holiday color combo and dotted with an abundance of pearls.  What do you think?

Stampin up holiday mini catalog ornament punch

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  Simplicity is at the heart of this mini card and envie combo.  Meet two NEW Holiday Mini stamp sets Bright Christmas (sentiment) and Tags til Christmas (ornament).

Stampin up holiday mini catalog ornament punch tags til christmas CARD (3 X 3")

Stamp Sets:  Tags til Christmas (WM120847, CM 121169), Bright Christmas (WM 121678, CM 121318)
Paper:  Concord Crush (119792), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Concord Crush (119785), Real Red (103133)
Cool Tools:  Ornament Punch Extra Large (119847), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Paper Piercing Template (Mat Pack, 105826)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Jewels Stick-On Pearls (119247), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  In the tradition of Audrey, the mini envelope struts its stuff with a mini strand of pearls.

Stampin up pearls mini square envelope

Whisper White Mini Square Envelopes 3 1/8 x 3 1/8" (107309)
Paper:  Concord Crush Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (Assorted In Colors, 117158), Real Red (102482)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Jewels Stick-On Pearls (119247)

Stampin up tags til christmas mini milk carton bigz l die
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  Basic Jewels Stick-On Pearls dress up santa's buttons and accentuate the scallops on the roof.  As an alternative, I can see this little house with a placecard.  Drop a monogram or guest's name in the mini library clip to dress up your holiday table.

Stampin up tags til christmas mini milk carton roof MILK CARTON (Approx. 3 1/4" x 2" x 2" including "roof")

Stamp Set:  Tags til Christmas (WM120847, CM 121169)
Paper:  Concord Crush (119792), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Concord Crush (119785), Real Red (103133)
Cool Tools:  Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die (117310), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Scallop Border Punch (119882), Large Tag Punch (119876)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Jewels Stick-On Pearls (119247), Mini Library Clips (109857), Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119262), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Tape (104294)

GOT MINI?  Click here to download the on-line version of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog OR please email me your name and US address and I'll send you a print copy FREE

Note:  If you have a customer relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please contact them directly for your copy. 

Black signature ivory


Tags til christmas stampin pretty

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  1. WOW: Great colours, love the cute box and card.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Alex from England x

  2. Gorgeous projects! Love the colours and pearls!

  3. What a cute set, Mary! I LOVE the little milk carton and, of course, the pearl embellishments! Great colors, too!

  4. I’m always amazed at how you manage to make clean designs have so much “presence.” You just have a knack for designing! Love the non-traditional colours and your use of pearls 🙂


  5. These colors are WILD! I love them together. Now I may have to ammend my wishlist and include this stamp set!

  6. Oh, yeah! I really love it when you push the envelope on the Holiday colors. Who says only red and green are allowed? Way cool design.

  7. All of these little creations are so cute. Love the 2 crardstock colors and the pearls are just perfect!

  8. Love it, Mary! The vibrant colors are the perfect backdrop for the pearls!

  9. oh, super cute mary!! those pearls are delicious!!

  10. Adorable 3X3! I love this set and the colour concord grape.

    Ter 😉

  11. Love the placecard idea! These are great – and the envelope is the topper!

  12. OMGosh Mary, your house is so cute! Great use of bright colors for Christmas. Lovin’ it! Have a great day!

  13. Mary I don’t know what is prettier.. the card or the envelope. The little house is adorable.

  14. I love this Mary… classy and colorful. Hugs,

  15. um, HELLO?! HOW ADORABLE IS THIS?? I love, love, love the little house, Mary! Your colors are so non-traditional, vibrant, and glorious! XOXO

  16. oooooh lala. very classy miss mary, just like you!

    i love it!
    hugs frenchie

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