PPA95 The Perfect Adventure

Stampin up on the grow summer mini catalog punch
Isn't this sentiment the perfect mantra?  Such a delightful dose of optimism and spirited fun.  This card is my design this week for the Pals Paper Arts Clean and Simple Challenge–Using Brads (PPA95). 

To participate, you can take inspiration from the brad-studded chairs above.  Or perhaps, you want to do your own "thing" and simply use a brad (even a faux version) anywhere on a paper project?  Upload a photo to a blog or public gallery (like Splitcoaststampers) and add your link at the end of the PPA Challenge post.  It's that easy. 

See more card and rubber stamp ideas from the PPA Design Team.  Make it your "perfect adventure" to play along this week!


  • Stampin up itty bitty shapes punch pack bakers twine Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Sweet.  See the new Stampin' Up! embossing colors in action in this short "wow" video.
  • A bit of Baker's Twine adds a splashy polish to the row of flowers and brads.
  • Rounded corners give this card a simple and unique personality.


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"My order was perfect, just like the way you take care of your customers.  I enjoy the stress-free shopping experience you provide.  I will be ordering from you again, for sure."

ALASKAN CRUISE UPDATE:  Today is the "perfect adventure" for exploring Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (also known as the "Garden City") and our final full day on the cruise.   Love the architecture and incredible flowers.  We timed this right! 

Black signature ivory


Stampin up on the grow summer mini catalot punch Stamp Set:  On the Grow (W123075, C123077)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Crumb Cake (121030), VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch:  Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss Powder (123106), Baker's Twine (Early Espresso, 123124), Neutrals Brads (119743), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

On the grow stampin up rubber stamp


  1. Popular set right now … love what you have done with the scooter! Stunning card Mary!

  2. Carla Bazhenow

    Gorgeous! I love it and those colors are fabulous. I’m glad you are having a terrific time. Hugs,

  3. Too cute! I love the addition of the Baker’s Twine. It’s the perfect touch!

  4. Another adorable creation, Mary! I love the row of brad-accented flowers! This card makes me want to buy this set, so I guess I’ll add it to my next order! Hugs to you!

  5. Lucky Girl! what a gorgeous photo! I love your card as always. What a great idea for the Baker’s Twine and the flower centers are oh so cute!!! Hugs, J

  6. BC welcomes you Mary! I love how your cards are simple yet stunning. Can’t wait to see your cruise photos, XO.

  7. Susan Mac Donald

    a perfect card; just so poppin’ bright & cheerful!

  8. Judy McMullen

    Terrific card, Mary! Couldn’t agree more with you on that sentiment…It is the perfect mantra!
    Love, the pix of the Butchart Gardens, one of my favorite places in one of my favorite cities, Victoria, BC!!!

  9. Victoria is so gorgeous… the gardens are beautiful! I’m a BC girl!

  10. Perfect card for the perfect adventure you are on! Love how that embossing powder looks here! And your flower-brad-twine border is super!

  11. I love all of the details on this card Mary. Very perky!

  12. I really like how you did the row of flowers and brads on the bottom.

  13. super cute! this will be on my punch inspiration blog post today. TFS

  14. Great great. Mary you are absolutely the best. Have fun. Hugs

  15. Wonderful use of brads and twine! Looking forward to picture shares on your trip!

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