PPA63 and a WOW Video Tutorial

Stampin up cupcake punch video scallop border video tutorial
Ready to go over the rainbow with this week's Pals Paper Arts Celebrity Color Challenge (PPA63)?  Pump up your skills with a delicious blend of Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Melon Mambo.  Dawn Olchefske, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, my sweet friend and an incredible architect of paper and ink, gets in on the action as our celebrity guest this week on the PPA design team.

PPA 63 Celebrity Color Challenge Oct 7 2010
Check out Dawn and the rest of the design team's colorful samples by clicking here.

Stampin up cupcake punch video scallop border video tutorial close Love the look of the Scallop Trim rectangle on today's card but have never gotten the border and corner punches to cooperate (or never tried)?  I hope you can spare a few extra minutes to learn the easiest way I have found to create rectangles (and squares) using the Stampin' Up! Scallop Trim Corner and Border Punches.  I went a tad into "overtime" on today's 1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial (4 minutes).  However, I was determined to share my favorite tips to help you enjoy your Stampin' Up! products more than ever!


Download rectangle and square measurement chart.


  • Stampin up cupcake punch clear bitty button Master one size at a time.  Once you have a little "cropping" confidence, the rest of the sizes will flow.
  • The bold PPA color combination gets a softer look when paired with plenty of Very Vanilla.
  • I'm totally diggin' the Stampin' Up! Cupcake Punch (right down to the confetti it pops out simultaneously).  Today's card is a sneak peek from the Occasions Mini Catalog which will go live in January, 2011.
  • I have a hard time resisting the urge to create a coordinating envelope.  For a quick lesson on lining an envelope, click here for a video tutorial.

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MY DIGITAL STUDIO (MDS) NEWS:  Check out Stampin' Up!'s MDS Design Contest and join the new MDS customer community.

Black signature ivory

Stamp Set:  Create-A-Cupcake (Occasions Mini Catalog, available January 2011), Fabulous Phrases (WM 117002, CM 120501)
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz (119795), Peach Parfait (119794), Melon Mambo (115320), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools:  Cupcake Punch (Occasions Mini Catalog, available January 2011), Scallop Trim Corner Punch (118870), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), 3/16" Corner Punch Small (119871)
The Perfect Touch:  Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119265), Bitty Buttons (118761), Stampin' Dimensionals )104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300):  Peach Parfait Designer Series Paper (In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117158), Paper Snips (103579)


  1. Thanks for the tips! I will try the corner punches again… was so frustrated by all the ruined cardstock!

  2. Thanks so much! I have been so frustrated with my attempts at making that punch work. I’ll try again, and keep my fingers crossed now that I have this information!

  3. Regina Mangum

    This is just darlng, Mary! I love the tutorial, too! XOXO

  4. love that cupcake punch and thanks for the video, i always enjoy watching them.

  5. love the video!!! so helpful….please keep doing them. Thanks again

  6. The size chart is invaluable for using the corner and border punches correctly. Thanks a million! It still took a couple of tries but I did end up with a usable mat. The next one should go more quickly and with less paper waste.

  7. Thanks so much for the great video tutorial. I’m sure I will get better at it, the more I do it…LOL. Adorable card too!

  8. I too love the layering!!! Gorgeous card and super video. I love watching yours. Hugs,

  9. Beautiful card! I love the layering around the central image. You’ve become the queen of the video!!

  10. Mary, I struggle and struggle with ideas on the color combination challenges whereas you make it look so easy! You have an innate sense of color style that I adore!! Can’t “copy” it yet, but just wait after the occasions mini catalog release…

  11. Thanks so much for your time and effort sharing this tutorial, Mary! Can’t wait to get my hands on the cupcake set and punch.

  12. Linda Callahan

    That cupcake is so darn cute! Love this card – and your videos are terrific – so easy to follow!

  13. Hey Miss Mary, love your sweet little cupcake! It was fun playing along for your PPA challenge this week and such a fun color combo too! You’re a dear for thinking of me…Thanks!!!

  14. I knew it would be adorable from the peek! Cute, cute,cute!

  15. Mary, thanks so much for your video today. I learned about the special groove which I thought might be there, but wasn’t sure! And a BIG thank you for your condensed measurement chart for using the scallop punches on squares and rectangles. I had already printed Gretchen’s tutorial, but yours is a great addition.
    I am hosting two card-making work-bees this month to make cards to sell at our annual PEO Chapter silent auction and one card utilizes the punches. These gals will love to watch your video before they try to use them. Most of the gals are not card-makers.
    So … thanks, AGAIN, Mary!

  16. Fantastic card & video!

  17. Oooo super cute cuppy! Can’t wait for that!

  18. Mary this is such a bright and cheery card. Your video was a GREAT teaching lesson on the trim and border punch lining up correctly. It’s was not as easy as I thought when I purchased them, but hopefull this tip will let me use them together more often. So much easier to SEE something on a video. Hope to see more. TFS

  19. Thank you so much for this video, so well explained.
    I love what you do .

  20. This is so cute! Love this colour combo!

  21. Thank you, Judith. Your comments mean a lot and I’m having so much fun sharing. Hugs, Mary

  22. Thanks for the video, Mary. I have started my very own “Mary Fish” notebook of your work. Love everything you do as I have said so many times.

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