PPA64 and New WOW Video

Stampin up pals paper arts video tutorial
PPABadge Play in the leaves with the PPA!  This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA64) is all about Fall.  Pull the colors from the following photo, grab a leaf stamp or simply kick start your PPA project based on your own impression of the changing season.  Check out the Design Team's challenge samples for a little autumn inspired dazzle.  I have a new 1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial for you, too!

6a00e54f95df928834013488194f4e970c-320wiA Crimper gives luscious texture to a punched strip of Poppy Parade. 

Stampin up pals paper arts video tutorial dotted scallop ribbon border punch
A simple card doesn't need a lot of embellishing (that's what keeps it clean).  However, a few dashes of "WOW" are always welcome.  So dust off your Crimper and spend a moment with me in today's 1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial.




  • Stampin up pals paper arts video tutorial day of gratitude I love how Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait (all from the Stampin' Up! In Colors Collection) mimic the colors of the changing leaves.
  • Curly Cute stamp set offers a bold sentiment that keeps this card in balance.
  • Play with direction.  I experimented with the direction of the leaves until my brain finally said "here's your stop, ma'am!"
  • Each leaf is stamped on a 1 1/2" Whisper White square.

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Black signature ivory

Day of gratitude Stamp Set: Day of Gratitude (Holiday Mini Catalog, WM 120835, CM 121148), Curly Cute (WM 117014, CM 120510)
Paper:  Poppy Parade (119793), Peach Parfait (119794), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Always Artichoke (105119), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Poppy Parade (119782), Peach Parfait (119783), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Always Artichoke (105219)
Cool Tools:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Crimper (101618)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Very beautiful. Love the crimper comment about having to dust it off…you’re right about that one! Perfect tutorial.

  2. What a clean, simple yet rich-looking card. Love the “crimped” border and the color combos on this Fall foliage design. Awesome video ~ loves those short tutorials!

  3. Loved your WOW video! What a cute card and such a neat trick with the crimper. I tried it and it really turns out so cool! TFS!

  4. Thanks, Mary, for another great tutorial with super paper crafting tip!

  5. i love every thing about this card, i must dig out and dust my crimper!! thanks so much for sharing. i should be getting that set right about now from ups.!!

  6. What a terrific idea, Mary! Always look forward to your clean, crisp projects. And thanks for sharing how you attached the “ribbon” strip.

  7. Really cute! Great layout and layers. I love the crimped border punch and the sentiment!

  8. Oh my gosh! I have crimped a lot of things, but I would not have thought of crimping this border! Awesome!

  9. Thanhk you so much for sharing all the great 1 minute WOWS! Love them all and it is not hard to take a minute to watch them.

  10. Chris R. from Iowa

    Thanks Mary and thanks for answering the question about how you glued it down! I was wondering too! Great card and loved the video. So, you don’t need to use the punch upside down! I don’t have that one yet but you sure made it look easy to use and I love the crimping! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Beautiful job, Mary. Simple and elegant. And I love the pleated ?ribbon!?

  12. The Poppy really POPS on this creation! Nice, Mary.

  13. Thank you, Mary, it was nice spending a minute and a half with you today…..

  14. Love the tip and the card!

  15. Cards by Gina

    Gorgeous card and another wonderful WOW tutorial! Amazing!

  16. love the card…that sentiment is delicous!! and dusting off the crimper, yes indeed! it’s a tool i love for a while then forget…then rediscover and love again!! have a great one friend!!

  17. Crisp and clean, just like a Fall day 😉 Beautiful card

  18. Mary, lovely card and I love your 1 minute tutorials:)

  19. Mary, this idea is amazing. Love these quick, but unique tips for dressing up our projects

  20. Beautiful card Mary, I love it and your video is fabulous! Hugs,

  21. Gorgeous card and great tutorial..

  22. Great question! I used Mini Glue Dots (4 or 5) so I wouldn’t need to apply much pressure to the border and mess up the texture. Adhere close to one end and work your way across as you lay down the “ribbon” and adhesive. You may need to trim a tad at the final end. Hugs, Mary

  23. Great tip! Thanks Mary.

    Ter 😉

  24. I look forward to your posts everyday! There is always something new and interesting. I’m curious how you adhere that cute little scrunchy strip to your card.

  25. I look forward to your posts everyday! There is always something new and interesting. I’m curious how you adhere that cute little scrunchy strip to your card.

  26. So crisp – just like fall! And that crimped boder is terrific! Your videos are super!

  27. I love your WOW Videos, Mary. They are so convenient, easy, and well done! Love the card and a reason to go digging for that crimper.

  28. What kind of adheisive did you use as to not smash it?

  29. Everyday you are amazing. Your ideas are the best. Thanks for sharing so much.

    Hugs to U.

  30. Another great post, Mary. I love what you did with this set. I have it and am so happy with it. I hope to see some more ideas using it.

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