PPA Punch Challenge: My Peekaboo Squares

Stampin up square punch pals paper arts long fellows Punches are a Stampin' Up! product where I show little restraint.  I love the quick and crisp shapes you can create with a simple squeeze.  This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA87) is to create a card using a punch or punch technique.  Playing with the 1 3/8" Square Punch, I found a fun way to "peekaboo" the alligator (or is it a crocodile?) from the Long Fellows Stamp Set.  Learn how to earn the Long Fellows hostess stamp set FREE.

Discover what the Pals Paper Design Team has "punched out" for you and challenge yourself to play along!


  • Stampin' up! stampin pretty pals paper arts long fellows Take a walk on the wild side!  You could use this "peekaboo" punch technique for any long and skinny stamp.  How about a long stemmed flower?
  • Paper Snips quickly turned scallops into swamp grass.
  • The rick rack and jumbo scallops were both created using the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die.  Not in any catalog, it's still available for purchase as part of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Carryover List.
  • The card opens to the alligator in his full length glory.

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Stampin' up! mary fish stampin pretty pals paper arts Stamp Set:  Long Fellows (W118720, C120136)
Paper:  Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper (117389), Early Espresso (119686), Wild Wasabi (108641), Garden Green (102584), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8" Square Punch (119877), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Crop-A-Dile (for No Slide Ribbon) (108362), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon (119959)

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  1. Cool look, Mary! And we both decided to go with the hole! LOL


  2. No wonder that gator is smiling – he’s the star of this very clever, very cute “peep” show! 🙂

  3. This card is super cute and super creative. You never cease to amaze me.

  4. This is just too cute, Mary! And perfect for the Long Fellows!

  5. Cute,cute card Mary! Great layout for these long fellows! You are awesome at making your punches do more than they were made for!

  6. Mary, this card is just too cute! What a clever way to “stretch” the design. 🙂 TFS !

  7. What an adorable idea, Mary! I love this! XOXO

  8. Mary, what a cute idea! I am always looking for cute “kid” card ideas that will make kids smile and I think this is one I will use. Thanks for your continuing inspiration!

  9. I love the green and brown colors. I have the “Wild about You” set, and this gives me some ideas. Thanks.

  10. kathyc/NorthCarolina

    Super cute! Love the colors, too! And I adore SU punches! They are the best on the market, IMO.

  11. This is just too cute! Very creative and clever!

  12. Very cute I’d never thought to do that.

  13. It almost looks like he’s in his little hut! Adorable job and lots of ideas for using that die.

  14. Very clever! Made me smile first thing today. So inspiring! Thanks much.

  15. Carla Bazhenow

    Oh so cute!!! I love it and every detail. You sure are gonna make alot of smiles today!! Hugs,

  16. Cute and creative! I just love it!

  17. Love your card!!! So many clever tips, I appreciate your snippets for the marsh grass. I am going to have to CASE it, it’s right up my grandson alley!

  18. This is so funny! I love the peekaboo window idea 🙂 How fun! Your card is great – thanks for sharing it with us!

  19. CUTE card! I would have to say that it’s an alligator – crocodiles have very skinny snouts, while alligators have broader, more tapered snouts.

  20. Awwwww, that’s really cute!

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