PPA79 Sweet Summer

Stampin up pals paper arts saleabration sweet summer 2
Fresh color combinations can be so inspiring!  This week, the Pals Paper Arts Design Team challenges you to combine Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery (PPA79).  I'm really impressed with how well these colors enjoyed getting together for today's Sweet Summer card.

PPA 79 Celebrity Color Challenge Feb 3 2011 Be sure to check out challenge inspiration samples created by the PPA Design Team and Ashley Cannon Newell, our Celebrity Guest Stamper this week!  PLAY ALONG!

Stampin up basic rhinestone stick-on jewels pals paper arts

  • SDC15925-1 It's the little things.  A Basic Rhinestone Jewel on the button and a Rich Razzleberry dotted border are details that go a long way.
  • I used my Paper Snips to clip out the flowers and popped them up on a Stampin' Dimensional for a 3-D effect.
  • IT'S HOT!!  Earn a free stamp set for every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products during Sale-A-Bration.  Sweet Summer is one of the many options available.  Get the details and download the catalog.
  • Cute By the Inch is responsible for the little block sentiment.  It's available free with a qualifying order (including on-line orders).  Click for rewards details.

FIND OUT what my Top 10 Favorite stamps and accessories are in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  Get the scoop!

TAKE A TEST DRIVE with Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through June 30, 2010.  There's no obligation to sell or hold workshops.  I welcome hobby stampers to the Stampin' Pretty Pals!  Learn more about the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Promotion.

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Stampin up cute by the inch hostess stamp Stamp Sets:  Sweet Summer (Sale-A-Bration: W121849, C123214), Cute By the Inch W116992, C120130)
Paper:  Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117158), Certainly Celery (105125), Riding Hood Red (111348), Rich Razzleberry (115316)
Ink:  Certainly Celery (102217), Riding Hood Red (111836), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker (120970)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch (119865), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (119957), Brights Designer Series Buttons (119747), Basic Rhinestones Jewels (119246), Subtles Brads (119738), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. This is so darn cute with the little bird standing next to the flower … my favorite part of this bright and cheery card!

  2. This is just divine, Mary! I love your take on those colors. Perfect! XOXO

  3. I love that we both used the same stamp set for our PPA challenges this week! I think that hostess set is so cute and versatile, even without the matching punch!

  4. This card is so sweet. I look at the little bird looking at the flower and think spring is coming!

  5. Absolutely beautiful!! Love everything about it!

  6. nancy littrell

    Crisp, clean and what a fun color combo. TFS

  7. Love how you blended the colors from the color challenge – never would have picked them on my own but you did a fabulous job. Your sense of style is a source of inspiration.

  8. Darlean Fitzgerald

    Never would I have thought to use these colors. That is why I love your site. I am always inspired.

  9. Beautifully done! Love the simple line drawings in color on the WW background. It’s so crisp and clean.

  10. Beautiful, Mary! I love the crisp look of your card and that dotted border is just perfect for the image panel.

  11. Katherine Lee

    I love this card, its beautiful and I can’t wait to case it.

  12. LOVING those colors together!

  13. Your cards always inspire me. Crisp and clean. It’s beautiful.

  14. Mary, you nailed what I thought was a very difficult challenge! It’s such a cheery card. Love it!

  15. thsi is a beautiful color combo mary-your card is gorgeous

  16. Love seeing the new set! Fabulous way to combine these colors and use the red as just an accent!

  17. Barb in Ontario

    I love the colour combinations!

  18. How do you do it? I saw today’s design and glanced out the window and – viola – the snow was gone!
    Wonderful use of color and your usual exquisite flair for placement!

  19. Good morning, Mary: Ahhhh!!!!! Sweet Summer dreams….. After yesterday’s blizzard that left more than 2′ of snow and bitterly cold temperatures, this card and the awesome colors gets me all warm inside.
    Thank you for reminding me that Summer will be here soon.
    From Crown Point, IN. to warm Arizona,

  20. love getting free things with sale-a-bration…..love your ideas too

  21. How beautiful, Mary!! I love the layers, the details and the layout. Awesome. hugs,

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