PPA89 and a New WOW Card Video Tutorial

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6a00e54f95df928834014e87607bde970d-320wi Where have all the paper flowers gone?  They are blooming in this week's Pals Paper Arts Flower Inspiration Challenge and my new 1 Minute to WOW Video Tutorial.  Get a creative cardmaking hint from the photo to the left or simply use anything floral to play along. 

Don't miss the PPA Design Team's Inspiration card samples PLUS a blog candy giveaway this week for participants!

PLEASE NOTE:   The PPA Design Team and Challenge welcome the use of both Stampin' Up! and non-Stampin' Up! products in our challenges.  Let your paper crafting creativity flow!  Stampin' Up! does not restrict demonstrators or challenge participants from using non-Stampin' Up! products in the PPA Challenge 🙂

NEW WOW VIDEO!  Turn a Scallop Square into a cute mini card.  Today's short video shows you how!



  • Stampin up pals paper arts card making punch idea SUMMER MINI CATALOG SNEAK PEEK:  Both sentiments are from Happy Greetings, a classy new sentiment set available May 1.
  • Fashion catalogs are a terrific source of card ideas.  This fun and flowery pattern caught my cardmaking eye.
  • I discovered that the Scalloped Square Mini Cards for today's video fit perfectly in Stampin' Up! Whisper White Mini Square Envelopes.   
  • Good news!  The Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (120903) is currently available as a carry over item from the Holiday Mini and WILL be continued in the Summer Mini Catalog!

THE STAMPIN' UP! SUMMER MINI CATALOG STARTS MAY 1!  If you would like to receive a FREE Summer Mini Catalog, please:

  • Email me your name and U.S. address.
  • Note:  If you have a relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, PLEASE contact them directly for your copy. 
  • Already one of my customers?  A copy has been ordered for you.  Learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customer.
  • Expected catalog delivery by May 1.


SDC16414-3 Stamp Set:  Happy Greetings (Available May 1, W123311, C123313)
Paper:  Concord Crush (119792), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Concord Crush (119785)
Cool Tools:  5 Petal Punch (119880), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 2 x 1 3/8" Oval Punch (119859), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (120903)
The Perfect Touch:  Brights Designer Buttons (119747), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Whisper White Mini Square Envelopes (107309), Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117155, on envelope flap).


  1. Aww this is such a cheerful card! It also looks very crisp.

    I’m going to use a felt circle in the middle instead of cardstock, for a little extra texture. (Plus, I have about a million of those lying around, hehe.)


  2. Carla Bazhenow

    Mary, I love your bright and cheery cards… so beautiful. Hugs,

  3. Mary, I love seeing your inspiration photos and your card creations! It’s a fun way to look at the world 🙂 You are very good at it! Concord Crush is great…so glad it will be around another year.

  4. kathyc/NorthCarolina

    I LOVE these! And another great tutorial. Thanks!

  5. Nice cards, Mary. Thanks for your one minute to wow tip. I’ve been wondering how that was done.

  6. LOVE that two-tone sentiment on the left card. Those colors are so vivid and happy!

  7. That Concord Crush is fabulous behind the white and Daffodil! These are super cute!

  8. Bright and cheery, with a double dose of cute!

  9. Barb in Ontario

    Nice bold colours!

  10. Your cards are always so bright and fresh looking, I really liked the minute video…..you can learn something everyday!!!

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