Simple Saturday and New WOW! Video

Stampin up pals paper arts saleabration punch bunch
You are just punches away from a simple background.  Today's 1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial shares the fun of layering punches to get a modern graphic look . . . the perfect foundation for a pretty sentiment.

Here's the front cover of Frontgate catalog that served as my inspiration:

Stampin up punch bunch video tutorial frontgate

  • Stampin up punch bunch saleabration stampin pretty blog Think outside the square.  Imagine replacing the oval punches with flowers, hearts, circles or even three bitty hearts assembled as a shamrock for St. Patrick's Day.
  • Pumpkin Pie paper snipped blossoms and Stampin' Dimensionals take the sentiment to a new level (literally).
  • The 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch (120908) is not in any Stampin' Up! catalog but IS a carryover (still available) from the Holiday Mini.  Click for all Holiday Mini Carryover items.
  • The "for you" stamp from Sale-A-Bration's Punch Bunch coordinates with the Stampin' Up! 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch.  I love the touch of white it leaves around the edges of the images.  Really defining!  
  • Learn how you can earn the Punch Bunch stamp set free with a $50 order.

Stampin up punch bunch saleabration punch video tutorial
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 Black signature ivory


Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration, WM 121847, CM 123211)
Paper:  Garden Green (102584), Certainly Celery (105125), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Garden Green (102272), Pumpkin Pie (105216)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch (119865), 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch (120908), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (119760), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. What a sweet card! I love the colors 🙂 All of these punches are in my craft space so I’m going to have to try this out – thanks for sharing!

  2. You’ve done it again, Mary. Stunning card and love that background.

  3. Thanks, Mary! I’ve been looking for something fun and simple to share at stamp camp next month for St. Patrick’s day – this will work great with out Lucky Shamrock ? la carte stamp. I knew I could count on you! 😉

  4. this bis great … I just might try this with a valentine theme! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. All I can say is wow to that beautiful background! I can totally see casing it in the near future. Great job!

  6. Barb in Ontario

    I love green and this really catches my eye!

  7. Such a beauty! I LOVE this card and a great video to go along with it!

  8. Simply beautiful. Had to run upstairs and make one for a model. Done! Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Carla Bazhenow

    Awesome!!! I’m so at a loss for words… I love the bold statement your card makes. Absolutely love the colors! Hugs,

  10. Oooo, the luck o the Irish, so glad I didn’t miss this one!! Perfect for St Paddy’s Day. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Bright and Cheery card, Mary! Perfect for spring, which hopefully arrives soon for some of the country!

  12. Simply stunning! Love those colors together and background is wonderful!

  13. Mary, you always come up with winners! I love the clean crisp lines of this card, and the colors are great together!

  14. Mary, thank you for sharing this card and the project “how-to”. I love this clean, up-to-date look and you’ve inspired me to use my green cs (always tricky for some reason). TFS!

  15. I like your translation of the magazine cover! I totally dig monocromatic projects.

  16. Mary, I love how you show your inspirational pictures. It is interesting to see how you interpret the design.

  17. Mary, I recently subscribed to your blog updates and I’m so happy I did! You are such an inspiration, and I love your One Minute to Wow videos! I love that you keep it short and sweet, and I always learn something new.

  18. Great inspiration and a wonderful result! Love the splash of orange!

  19. I really love this card, I used your layout but with a little twist and love how it turned out. Thanks for the inspiration!


  20. Nice tutorial,Mary . . . Love the greens and the simplicity of the card!

  21. You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for taking time to share with us. I get so many ideas and some times I am a total copy cat. I have my coffee with you and Ann most each morning. God bless

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