PPA86 & Sale-A-Bration Final Countdown

Stampin up pals paper arts punch bunch saleabration
I always like to leave a good "impression" and this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA86) is all about embossing.  Perfect!  It's a Clean and Simple Challenge, too.  To see the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team samples and play along, CLICK HERE!

Stampin' up! pals paper arts punch bunch saleabration
JUST SEVEN MORE DAYS until Sale-A-Bration, the Stampin' Up! giveaway event of the year, ends (March 31).  I highlighted two exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp sets in today's card, So Happy for You and Punch Bunch.  Fun sets, especially paired with primary colors. 

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  • Stampin up owl punch bunch saleabrationIf a Stampin' Up! stamp set has a coordinating punch, it goes straight to my wish list.  Punch Bunch, a Sale-A-Bration exclusive stamp set, was my #1 choice of the Sale-A-Bration FREE gift choices.
  • Since this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge is about embossing, I opted to mix two textures–Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice.  The look is still clean and simple.
  • My 5 1/4" square card base fits neatly into the Stampin' Up! Medium Square Envelopes (5 1/2" Square, 107289).
  • Tell your buttons to "sit and stay."  Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots keep buttons in place.

Need a little inspiration for the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can earn free (one for every $50 you spend in product)?  Click here for my Sale-A-Bration Favorite Card Ideas.

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Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch (W121847, C123211), So Happy for You (W121853, C123220)
Paper:  Night of Navy (100867), Daffodil Delight (119683), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Night of Navy (102977)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8" Square Punch (119877), Two Step Owl Punch (118074), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976)
The Perfect Touch:  Daffodil Delight 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (119761), Brights Designer Series Buttons (119747), Subtles Designer Series Buttons (119745), Brights Flower Brads (119734), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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  1. This has to be one of my favorite cards I’ve seen! I just love the clean lines & the bright nautical colors. Red, white & blue is such a beautiful combination. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Yay for the awesome bright colors! Really makes that cute little owl something special!

  3. Love this card. It made me smile. I like how you added the flower brad with the buttons; it certainly complimented them.

  4. Mary, what a cute and colorful card! Your cards are amazing!

  5. Beautiful card! Love your mix of embossing and embellishments

  6. Great color choices! And would have never though to use buttons here. Great!

  7. So cute! Love the bold colours!

  8. super cute M!!! love that owl!!

  9. I love this little owl and all of the cute buttons. Such talent! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards.

  10. I love the heart on the owl. What a cute touch!

  11. Donna from Phoenix

    Love the primary colors and mixing the buttons with brads is a great idea… this is why I love seeing your creations, you make my mind work and use new things!

    Thank you Mary!!

  12. I love primary colours! Thanks so much for the card! Inspiring me to get to stamping this morning!

  13. chrystal miller

    I love those colors and the card is adorable…I got the punch bunch set, but I haven’t gotten the owl punch….think I’m going to have to get it!!

  14. Love it! so bright and beautiful. Keep sharing I love your post.

  15. What a fun, colorful card, Mary! It made a great “impression” on me!!

  16. I love the card! So bright a energetic!

  17. Adorable, Mary! I love the bright and cheery colors!

  18. Color combo smiles right at you! Very cute card.

  19. Love the bright colors and design! You always do make a good impression!

  20. holly aka kopykat

    this is so adorable, love the card design and colors, too cute!

  21. Carla Bazhenow

    Oh so cheerful, I love it. The colors, the embossing, the layout and esp those added dots and buttons. So cool!!

  22. So cute! I love the primary colors.

  23. Oh my goodness…that is SOoo cute! I love the primary colors, the dual embossing idea! forget work…I’m stampin!

  24. Love this Mary! A great card that just makes you smile! Great use of texture!

  25. Mary this is so cheery and bright and I LOVE this color combo! Hugs.

  26. Mary, this is so fun! The colors are a refreshing change for me…I’m not used to using bold primary colors. Thanks for the pretty inspiration!

  27. You always make me so excited to see what’s coming next! I love that color combo – primaries – yay!

  28. This card is WAY TO FUN! Everything about it says “SMILE”. The buttons are perfect. Too CUTE!

  29. Why didn’t I ever think of mixing embossing textures? Thank you, again for the inspiration.

  30. Good morning, Mary: What a cute and fun card!! The 2 step Owl Punch is another one on my wish list. I love the primary colors you used and the buttons add just the perfect touch.

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