PPA74 & Fancy Flower With a Twist Video

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Today's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA74) offers one of Margaret Moody's marvelous sketches. This weeks' celebrity guest stamper is Maile Belles.  Check out Maile and the PPA Design Team's amazing projects!  I love having a good sketch as a foundation to get the creative juices flowing.  Are you ready to play along?


Today I'll introduce you to three new Occasions Mini Catalog products (available Jan. 4) and share a video with a fun, new way to use the Stampin' Up! Fancy Flower Punch!

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NEW 1 MINUTE TO "WOW!" VIDEO TUTORIAL!  No, no!  The Poppy Parade flower isn't a new punch . . . it's simply the "Fancy Flower Punch With a Twist!"  Watch my video and it's a snap!


  • Stampin up fancy flower punch video tutorial NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  Today's card includes three peeks from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog (available Jan. 4).  They include Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper, "You're A Gem" stamp set and a Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Series Brad.  
  • I used the Pinking Hearts Border and Corner Punches to create the square and right edge of my background layer.  Here's a download with the details on how to "make it work!"  I started with a 3 1/4" square of Poppy Parade.
  • A Bone Folder helps to curl the edges of the largest flower up for a 3-D effect.
  • All my Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bation Sneak Peek posts and samples can be found in one spot.  Click here and save the link as a bookmark for easy reference.

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    Black signature ivory


    Stamp Set:  You're a Gem* (WM 122268, CM 122270))
    Paper:  Sweet Stitches Designer Series* (121781), Poppy Parade (119793), Whisper White (100730)
    Ink:  Poppy Parade (119782)
    Cool Tools:  Fancy Flower Punch Extra-Large (118073), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Pinking Hearts Corner Punch (118072), Boho Blossom Punch Extra-Large (119858), 3/4" Circle Punch Medium (119873), 1" Circle Punch Medium (119868),  3/16" Corner Punch Small (119871), Bone Folder (102300)
    The Perfect Touch:  Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Brads* (121880), Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119263), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

    *Available Jan. 4, 2011, Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog


    1. I love that card. I think my favorite is the 2 color card!!! You make it sing!!! Love the video tip… who’d of thought. You know I’ll be using that. *smile* Hugs, Carla

    2. Chris R. from Iowa

      Love it! In the video – it looks like a sunflower to me too. Now, I have another look for the brown corduroy buttons to make little sunflowers. Just like the video says, Wow! Its these fun little ideas that constantly amazes me! I love the idea of getting more ideas out of the punches too. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us! Happy holidays to you and your family!

    3. Really lovely – great colors!!! I don’t know how you do it – you made the paper and button (which I don’t like) to look wonderful! LOVE the fun way you used the punch – thanks for sharing! (I don’t have that punch, but, now, maybe….

    4. kathyc/NorthCarolina

      Now that’s clever!

    5. Great card and thanks for the tip on the flower punch!! Can’t wait to try it. Love the look of it!

    6. Amazing tip!

    7. Fabulous, Mary! Great video!

    8. WOW! Orange you glad you chose orange! Love the vid on creative paper punching. What would we do without our punches? Great job.

    9. Great card. And, the tip – simple and awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

    10. Amazing!
      Congratulations by the way on your promotions!

    11. Thank You so much for this tip.

    12. Love the poppy and white – the card is wonderful! But the best thing about your post today is the fishing line trick! I have done this with my punches but you don’t even want to know how I maneuvered the flower into position to be repunched!

    13. Sharon Wendling

      Love the colors!

    14. Rockin COOL card Mary! Love the tip on today’s post. Don’t be surprised if you see this flower on an upcoming SW Stampers card swap. LOVE IT! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas……Hope you are enjoying the little bit of rain that we are getting today in Tucson.

    15. You are so clever!! Awesome card with a vold color combo! Happy Holidays to your family! Relax and enjoy!

    16. Awesome trick! You are so cleaver

    17. Cute card with awesome details and color! Thanks for sharing another informative video. Will definitely need to try this.

    18. This is so neat! I would have never came up with that. I just love your 1-min video tutorials. Thanks so much.

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