PPA94 Punch Stardom

Stampin up star punch patriotic masculine handmade card
PPADTBadge Memorial Day, 4th of July, birthday, graduation?  This card has star power for many occasions and is simple to make. It's my design for this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA94).  See Margaret Moody's sketch below and click to so see more PPA Design Team Samples.  Play along this week!Untitled

  • Stampin up bakers twine dotted scallop ribbon border punch Sew easy.  Using the new Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog) and a big needle, I did a little cross stitching on More Mustard card stock (shaped with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch).
  • Click and scroll to see all my past card ideas for products from the Summer Mini Catalog.
  • I love the trio of elements in this week's PPA sketch.  The Star Punch made it a snap.  Other punches and dies to consider for this layout are butterflies, flowers and christmas ornaments. 
  • More Mustard gives this 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card both a vintage and patriotic feel when combined with Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler.  
  • Textured card stock (all but Whisper White) adds a rich and polish.


Black signature ivory


Stampin up star punch masculine birthday card idea Stamp Set:  Fabulous Phrases (W117002, C120501)
Paper:  Night of Navy Textured (Regals Textured Assortment (121076), More Mustard Textured (121076), Cherry Cobbler Textured (121076), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Cool Tools:  Star Punch (119875), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)
The Perfect Touch:  Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (123125), Regals Designer Buttons (119744), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Absolutely LOVE this card and what you did with the baker’s twine.

  2. Wonderfully nautical! Love the lacing!

  3. I am in love with your card Mary! I love the colors, the stitching & the sentiment! Gorgeous! Hugs, J

  4. I love your ideas…awesome…

  5. Carla Bazhenow

    I so envy all your ‘star’ cards, they are so awesome. This one is no exception! Love the cross stitching. Hugs,

  6. Carol Carriveau

    Great card and love your tips!

  7. I just love this design and adding cross-stitch to the border punch is just genius! I will have to case that idea…tks for sharing.

  8. You are sewing again! I’m impressed. I love your color combination!

  9. What a cute card, Mary! I LOVE the stitching!

  10. A star spangled beauty! Love the punch (pun intended!) of this card – and you stitched! It’s a great look!

  11. Oh dear, need another cup of coffee this morning! The post should read “forget the beauty of the simple.” Eeek! Well, mistakes just keep me humble. 🙂 Have a fantastic day!

  12. Another fabulous card, Mary! Somehow, I always manage to fsimple the beauty of the simple. This one is going to be GREAT for my nephew’s birthday. (He’s officially a teen this year, which rules out so many of my “cute” ideas. This is perfect!) Thanks for sharing, you’ve saved the day (again). 🙂

  13. Simply said – FABULOUS!

  14. Hi Kim: Thank you so much. The comments at the end of my posts keep me inspired and motivated. I appreciate you taking the time to provide such kind feedback. Hugs, M

  15. Darlean Fitzgerald

    I love the idea of threading the twine thru the ribbon punch. Great idea. I may actually use the punch now!

  16. Albuquerque Kim

    Mary … i often google card ideas using stamp sets I have. For example, I may google “stampin’ up flower fest” and look at the cards that come up under “images” on google. More often than not, when I see a card there I REALLY like and click on it, low and behold, it takes me to YOUR sight! Apparently I really LOVE your work! I’m always inspired by your creations and they are always PERFECT. Thanks for all the fabulous ideas!

  17. Great interpretation of the sketch challenge!! I love the stars and the stitching.

  18. What a wonderful card that you could use for several occasions. I love it when you sew on that border punch. It looks so perfect. I will have to give it a try.

  19. As always, a wonderful clean and crisp card. Love your style!

  20. Love it!!

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