PPA72 & a Peek at Nature Walk

Stampin up stampin pretty occasions mini nature walk
Winter whites are the theme of this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA72).  From birthday to bridal, the look of a mix of whites is always timeless.  Click here for the full details on the Winter Whites Challenge and to see the Design Team's beautiful samples.  The inspiration photo is below.

Winter White Cropped
  As a special bonus this week on the PPA Challenge, a lucky participant will be showered with Stampin' Up! products from PPA design team members across the country . . . just like Christmas and a total surprise!

Stampin up nature walk bird rubber stamp
MORE OCCASIONS MINI SNEAK PEEKS!  Nature Walk stamp set promises to deliver the hot fashion trend in botanicals.  The whole botanical vibe is one of the highlights of the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  The bird, "no. 147" and butterfly (envelope) are images from the set.  And how about those gorgeous vanilla Rosettes?  These products will be available to customers Jan. 4.


  • Stampin up nature occasions mini rosettes Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Whisper White look luxurious together.
  • The new Stampin' Up! Rosettes can be dyed with Classic Stampin' Ink to create custom colored flowers.  I haven't tried it yet but will keep you posted.
  • Those Gold Brads are standing at attention.  Here's a link to my post and 1 Minute to Wow Video Tutorial on using a Piercing Mat and Paper Piercer for perfect alignment.
  • The inspiration for my card and color mix is from the PPA photo above and this fashion photo from a Garnet Hill catalog.  Are those rosettes on her gloves?

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Stamp Set:  Nature Walk (Available Jan. 4: WM 121925, CM 121997)
Paper:  Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117157), Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Crumb Cake (121030)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120175)
The Perfect Touch:  Vanilla Rosettes (Available Jan. 4, 118774), Gold Brads (104337), Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119262), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)


  1. Love the peek! Very pretty!

  2. Carla Bazhenow

    Mary your card is so beautiful. I love the colors and especially those awesome layers. Hugs,

  3. What a pretty card. Just love the subtle colors!

  4. Absolutely stunning! LOVE it 🙂

  5. Gorgeous card!! I’m so excited about the new rosettes – should be getting mine tomorrow. 🙂

  6. rhonda lawrence

    What a beautiful combination. and how appropriate my daughter gets married in a week using this this winter theme. try all white with feathers and crystals. stunning. makes me want to grab all my stamping stuff and get busy.

  7. Gorgeous card, as usual! It’s always so exciting to see your work!

  8. Cards by Gina

    Your card is so beautiful, Mary! Great take on the photo! I love it!

  9. Mary I love your card. I love the mix of colors.

  10. Oh. My. Goodness. This card is perfect! I just stared at it for a few minutes. I love to color combo!! JUST GORGEOUS!!

  11. Hi mary,
    i just love this card! Your combo of the white and vanilla is great….but then you added texture too!! Awesome! Can’t wait to get this set myself.

  12. Beautiful card Mary!!! I MUST have that set!!!

  13. Wow, Mary! Stunning! Love how you were inspired by the other photo, too. Off to munch on my cookie!!

  14. Truly stunning! Love your color combo!

  15. Mary this is stunning.

  16. wow – stunning, as always! And that is so cool about the rosettes – I think I may have to order them soon. 🙂

  17. Awesome card Mary. Love those colors together.

  18. Mary, this is absolutely beautiful! Excellent use of the colors. Well done, as always!

  19. love this! It’s beautiful. The rosettes and the gold brads and the yummy dsp, love it all!

  20. Mary, this is gorgeous! Nature Walk is my favorite new set. Mine arrives tmw, just in time to CASE your wonderful example! Cheers! Pam

  21. Beautiful winter whites 🙂 The new products are wonderful – this is so pretty!

  22. BEAUTIFUL card! Love the roses, but especially the bird and butterfly.

  23. Mary, your card is fabulous ~ love the color combo and rosettes. Your embossed design and DSP help showcase the bird. Can tell that stamp set will be a real winner!
    “Mystery Blog Candy?” Eager to see what that’s all about!

  24. Stephanie Perry

    Your card is lovely, the mix of vanilla and white with the crumb cake is wonderful. And those rosettes – be still my heart!! The new stamp set has beautiful detail – thanks for sharing a little sneak peek.

  25. This was a great challenge. Love how you used Nature’s Walk. Beautiful image. Love the rosettes!~

  26. What a gorgeous card! I cannot wait for the new mini catty! Love the sneak peeks.

  27. Thanks so much for the beautiful sneak peeks. I adore the bird image and can’t wait to see all fun in the upcoming mini!!!!

    Atleast I can pop in your blog for beautiful inspiration.

  28. Your layers are wonderful!

  29. very pretty card, Mary…love the “winter white mix” color combo.

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