PPA71 Occasions Mini Cupcake Punch

Stampin up cupcake punch occasions mini catalog
Notice anything different about my Stampin' Pretty blog?  Veronica McCollum (VK Design Company), who designed my original banner and buttons, helped me with a blog "mini face lift."  Take a look around at the new look and organization on the side bars. Very nip tuck.  Highlights include a new Tutorial Library, themed category buttons and a special button for my 1 Minute to "Wow" Video Tutorials.

PPA 71 Celebrity Color Challenge December 2 2010
SNEAK PEEK ALERT!  It's coming and it's tr?s cool. Today's card offers a sneak peek of the Build a Cupcake Punch, available starting Jan. 4 in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. Today is also the launch of a new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA71).  Our guest stamper this week is none other than the Mojo Queen herself, Julee Tilman! 

Check out what Julee and the PPA Design team have drummed up in the colors above.


  • Stampin up cupcake punch fabulous phrases Just like a cupcake wrapper (or is it called a "cup?").  I used a Crimper to add wavy texture to the Chocolate Chip card stock.
  • The Pear Pizzazz frame was fashioned with the Scallop Trim Border and Corners Punches.  My video tutorial HERE shows you how to make them work in tandem for squares and rectangles.
  • A little doodling with a Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker adds a touch of whimsy.
  • Fabulous Phrases stamp set is my "little black dress" of pretty sentiments.  Great for combining words, too.
  • For a little polish, I added a coordinating Regal Rose pattern to the envelope flap.  Click to watch a video and see how easy this simple detail is!

WHERE IS THE "WOW?"  Now that the remodeling to our home exterior and landscaping is coming to an end, it will be quiet enough to "roll tape" on my 1 Minute to "WOW" Videos again.  I have lots of ideas I'm itching to share!

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Fabulous phrases stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Fabulous Phrases (WM 117002, CM 120501)
Paper:  Regal Rose (105130), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker (105108)
Cool Tools:  Build a Cupcake Punch (Available Jan. 4, 121807). Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Scallop Trim Corner Punch (118870), Crimper (101618), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Jewels Stick-On Pearls (119247), Subtles Buttons (119745), Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119265)

Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301), Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117155)

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  1. Your blog looks fab and I love your cupcake card!

  2. Gorgeous card, Mary! I love all of the little details you add to your cards that make them unique! this one looks good enough to eat!

  3. Mary, I LOVE the card, it is so cute. Now you’ve talked me into acquiring the cupcake punch!

  4. Your mini makeover is fun, Mary! Very user friendly. Your card, of course, is just darling!

  5. Absolutely adorable! What a beautiful card!

  6. Love the blog facelift, Mary!

  7. Love the blog facelift, Mary!

  8. KathyC/NorthCarolina

    cute, cute, cute!

  9. Great card! Love the crimping!

    The new blog looks fab too!

  10. my fav part of your blog now are the buttons on the left side. Easy peasy to find a card idea we are looking for.

    definitely LOVE the cupcake punch. It is on my list of things to buy along with other ‘stuff’ 🙂

  11. Judy McMullen

    I did notice your “facelift”! Looks good!! Mary, I would love to pix of your remodeling of your home exterior and landscaping.

  12. This is positively delicious, Mary! As always, I love your attention to detail and that scrumptious peek at the new cupcake punch!

  13. The color combination today is delightful! And cupcakes at Christmas. Fun!

  14. is it just me or is the font larger? Woot!Woot! Love the new nip/tuck 🙂 Very clean and to the point with yet a warm inviting feel. Go Mary!

  15. Awesome mini makeover and card! I am definitely getting that punch!

  16. Totally adorable card! Love the crimped panel and those lacy nesties are such a lovely touch. Hope to get a chance to play along with this great colour combo 🙂

  17. Card is really cute. Looking forward to getting this punch. Great mini makeover.

  18. I would really love to have this punch! What a fun item to play with– so many possibilities! Your card is just PUNCHY!!!

  19. Mary, your blog face lift is wonderful…crisp, clean, easy to follow the different links and so chic…so you – lol! Love the cupcake card and can’t wait to see the new mini! I’m always ready for new things from SU at this time of year!

  20. Darling card … great use of the color combo! Your blog is rockin’ too … very chic and modern … love it!

  21. yummy, a cupcake & cup a joe…how to end an inky kinda day! I love the blog lift, one of thee best ones around…kudos to Veronica! everything about your blog save *YIPPEE..I’M HAPPY*

  22. As always, your card is picture perfect! I really like the spiffy left side bar “learn” tabs and the adorable themed buttons. The updated look is in line with your clean and simple look, but has added a dash of whimsy. I love it!!

  23. Two huge thumbs up…for the gorgeous card and the face lift. ;o)

  24. Your blog was awesome before the makeover, but now it’s top notch! Love the card!

  25. Love, love, love your mini-makeover and your card is gorgeous!

  26. I love this card and can’t wait to get that set. I like your ‘face lift’. Hugs,

  27. Nothing like starting your day (or ending it) with a cupcake! This is really cute – the pearls are perfect! And your new buttons are great!

  28. Adorable card! I love the texture and the layout!

  29. Love the facelift – and the cupcake!

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