PPA69 Comfort and Joy

Stampin pretty tiny teacup pals paper arts
PPABadge Do you have fabric or ribbon in your papercrafting tool kit?  Then you are ready to play this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA69).  It has a Clean and Simple twist–perfect for a repeating pattern like these tiny teacups.  Check out what the PPA Design Team has drummed up along with this week's Stampin' Pretty Pal and Guest Stamper Joanna Munster.  There's blog candy, too!

Stampin up tiny teacups pals paper arts

  • Stampin up pals paper arts word play holiday card The Stampin' Up! 1 1/4" Square Punch proved cooperative in popping out the teacups for a fun holiday pattern.
  • You had me at "hello?"  The Tiny Teacup single stamp also includes a "hello" sentiment.  Some crafty stampers will slice a stamp in two to isolate the sentiment from the image.  However, I'm a little squeamish about that type of "surgery" so prefer to use my markers and color only the cup.
  • I loved the idea of the cups combined with the "Comfort & Joy" sentiment (Word Play stamp set).  I stamped "o" a second time on Real Red and snipped it out.  It was then layered on a 1/2" Circle in Textured Garden Green.  Really adds "wow!"
  • Inspiration is abundant with all the holiday catalogs arriving in the mail.  The mug below (Crate  & Barrel) got me thinking about the teacups.

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-Stampin' Pretty Pal Beccy

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  • 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (item 118874)
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Word play stampin prettyStamp Sets:  Word Play (WM 120308, CM 120651), Tiny Teacup (WM 118086)
Paper:  Real Red (103133), Garden Green Textured (Regals Assorted Textured 12 x 12, 119928), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black Classic Ink (101179), Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red (100052) and Garden Green (100080)
Cool Tools:  2" x 1 3/8" Oval Punch Extra Large (119859), 1/2" Circle Punch (119689), 1 1/4" Square Punch Large (119865)
The Perfect Touch:  Brights Brads (119740), Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117286), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. What a super cute card, that will be the card for my daughter for Christmas we both enjoy tea or coffee, PERFECT! Thanks

  2. Just beautiful! I esp love the Christmas ball in the sentiment! You have a great eye. I’ll have to give magazine parussing(sp) a try for inspiration. You always give me something to think about!

  3. Perfect cups of Christmas Cheer! And I always love to see your inspiration – this is great!

  4. I just love this! It really pops!

  5. Super cute card! Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog! I am so honored!!!! Hugs, J

  6. I love getting little glimpses of the process behind your genius, Mary! Super adorable and love the cups. XOXO

  7. Hi Carolyn: Thank you so much. Here’s a video tutorial where I share how I tie a knot! https://www.stampinpretty.com/tying-a-pretty-knot-video-tutorial.html

    Hugs, M

  8. Sue Bendinsky

    I love how you used the coffee cup on a Christmas card. The possibilities are endless with stamps!!

  9. You red and green cups make me think of Christmas Cocao. So pretty.

  10. The vivid colors on this card have me wanting to turn on the Christmas Carols. I will not give in, though, until after Thanksgiving!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. This is a great card Mary. I love both of those stamp sets and the way you combined them is perfect.

  12. Love this card… Think I’ll get another cup of coffee. Where did that thought come from????

  13. love the card, also how did you tie the bow, it is gorgeous!!!!!


  14. LOVE IT ALL!!!!! Great job! such an inspiration!

  15. Great job Mary! LOVE it 🙂

  16. The classic colors make me smile… the teacup is perfection… and the paper pieced sentiment puts the whole thing over the top. Hugs!

  17. Super cute card and I love the traditional Christmas colors and the white on white! So creative!

  18. ack! how stinkin cute!!

  19. Carla Bazhenow

    Oh I love it!!! Fabulous card! I love your inspiration pic and your Joy sentiment. I just have to browse those catalogs more. Hugs,

  20. Too cute! Love the layout!

  21. Melanie (Oops a Daisy Designs)

    What a beautiful clean and simple card Mary. I love how the red and green pops on the card!

  22. Grat card, Mary. You clever girl you!!

  23. What a cute card! I have been eying up that tiny teacup, which is on my list come Sale-A Bration.

  24. Tea-riffic card! Your colors just pop on this card!

  25. Susan Mac Donald

    very pretty; the card really pops

  26. Beautiful card as always! Crate & Barrel is one of my favorites, by the way!

  27. Beautiful card as always! Crate & Barrel is one of my favorites, by the way!

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