PPA68 Modern Holiday

Stampin up pals paper arts curly cute modern christmas

Are you ready to play this week's Pals Paper Arts Inspiration Challenge (PPA68)?  Be sure to check out additional inspired samples from the PPA Design Team by clicking here.  I based today's card on the unique color palette of this sumptuous holiday d?cor.

My holiday paper crafting marathon continues and I PLAY FAVORITES! Season of Friendship stamp set is one of my all time favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets. If you use the "search blog" tool on my left side bar and insert "season of  friendship," you'll see many of my most popular cards. 


  • Stampin up pals paper arts basic rhinestone jewels button Simple punched circles (3/4") give this holiday card a modern twist.
  • The pattern on the bird is a combination of VersaMark and the Punch Potpourri stamp set (Hostess Level 1)
  • I popped out a Rich Razzleberry 1/2" circle (fits perfectly in the Big Designer Button) and layered a pattern of Basic Rhinestone jewels on top.
  • A lone rhinestone dots the bird's wing and plays up the sparkle of the button.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS?  Check out my on-line video workshops and classes–step-by-step video demonstrations featuring simple "WOW" holiday projects. 

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Black signature ivory

Season of friendship Stamp Sets:  Season of Friendship (WM 111776), Curly Cute (WM 117014, CM 120510), Punch Potpourri (Hostess Level 1, WM 118394, CM 120124)
Paper:  Real Red (102482), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179), VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  3/4" Circle Punch Medium (119873), 1/2" Circle Punch Small (119869), Two Step Bird Punch Extra Large (117191)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117286), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons (121718)


  1. Love this Mary. Such unique christmas colors. I love everything you make. Your work is so fresh and original. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us all!

  2. Great colors for a holiday card — it really is great!

  3. I love the ribbon/button treatment. Such a beautiful and unique holiday card. Love it!

  4. Hello Mary: This is a beautiful and elegant card. I got to get me the “Curly Cute” stamp set!!!!!!!!!
    That button with the Rhinestones…….WOW!!!!

  5. Oh Mary – it makes me smile and what more can you ask of a card. Thanks for sharing and letting us ‘see’ outside of the box!

  6. Mary Mary, as always love yours the best. Great card. Everyday I cannot wait to see what you have created.

    Have a lovely day.


  7. Mary, I love this card – very cool! My first grader likes it, too – she is wearing red (Veterans’ Day) and purple (“eat your colors”) to school today 🙂 Can’t wait to look up your other cards using this stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love the colors of this groovy card!

  9. Oh Mary! This is so bea-u-ti-ful!

  10. I LOVE this card! One of my fave’s that you’ve created.

  11. Clever, creative and so cool. I love it. Hugs,

  12. You are so trendy!! 😉 Beautiful non-traditional holiday card – love it!

  13. I love the way your “stamping mind” works! You always come up with the best cards and ways to use the SU! products. This card is no exception … absolutely gorgeous, fun and colorful!

  14. A trademark “Mary” card! Unique color combination! Love the bling and the bird!

  15. Totally adorable!!

  16. WOW, Mary, this is stunning; when I saw the challenge I knew you’d have a unique design; TFS!

  17. Now that’s what I call a cool xmas card–the colors are unbelievable and I would not have thought of using those colors together!! How clever of you!! 🙂

  18. Fabulous! Love the look of the paper and rhinestones inside the button!

  19. Love that blingy button and the unique colors – so stylish!

  20. I just love your bird and button! It is such a beautiful card!

  21. Wow! Love these colors together!! TFS 🙂

  22. I have to try the button tip – love it!

  23. Those colours look amazing together! What a beautiful card. LOVE the button treatment!

  24. Maxine your card is so beautiful. I love your color combination too. Hugs,!!

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