Celebrate Our 100th Pals Paper Arts Challenge

Stampin up pennant parade rubber stamping punch birthday card

6a00e54f95df928834014e8969ce50970d-320wi Pals Paper Arts is celebrating its 100th Challenge in grand style!  Playing at PPA this week is also your entry to win an amazing jackpot of blog candy – something from EVERY member of the Design Team!  Show us your favorite technique this week – anything you enjoy doing from embossing to masking to water coloring……….the list is endless!   But you have to play the PPA to win.

GIVE IT A TRY!   If there ever was a week to join the PPA Challenge, PPA100 is IT!  I'm giving away a stack of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! Designer Buttons (and the cute little drawstring bag) plus Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso ribbon (pictured below) as my contribution to the jackpot! 

Check out the  PPA Design Team's projects and visit their blogs to see the rest of the blog candy goodies!


Here's the "scoop" about my birthday card for my grandnephew, Henry!  I'm confident he will find it delicious.

Stampin up pennant parade punch birthday card idea

  • Stampin up pennant parade punch birthday ice cream cone The pennant triangle has so many uses.  Not only does it work as Henry's birthday banner, it's an ice cream cone (and a Christmas tree–let your imagination run).  NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  Pennant Parade rubber stamp set (used for the "cone" and sentiment) is available July 1.
  • NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  What could be easier than popping out perfect pennants with the Petite Pennants Punch.  Available July 1.
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper (NEW PRODUCT ALERT–available July 1) offers plenty of patterns that coordinate for a festive look!
  • My snippet of paper piercing on the Baja Breeze "tag" is going to have to quality for my PPA100 technique.  However, I used oodles of punches if that qualifies as a technique?
  • I find the "wee ones" love having their names on their cards or envelopes.  The Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower letters fit perfectly within the 1/2" Circle Punch.  Such an easy way to personalize the pennants and envelope.

Stampin up envelope pennant builder punch

NEW STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG BEGINS TOMORROW!  July 1 is the big day!  Do you have your wish list ready?  I'll post the on-line catalog as soon as it's available and orders can be placed–approximately Noon, MST.





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Stampin up pennant parade rubber stamps punch Stamp Set:  Pennant Parade* (W122740, C122742), Create a Cupcake* (W121815, C121982), Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower (C120272, C120648)
Paper:  Just Add Cake* (124339), Baja Breeze (111352), So Saffron (105118), Whisper White (100730), Soft Suede (115318)
Ink:  Baja Breeze (111833), So Saffron (105213), Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools:  Petite Pennants Builder Punch* (122361), Cupcake Builder Punch (121807), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), 1/4" Circle Punch (retired), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Paper Piercing Template (Mat Pack105826)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin' Up! Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)

*Available July 1 in the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.


  1. Such a fun summery card! 😉

  2. Carla Bazhenow

    I so love your card Mary. I can’t wait to make your ice cream cone!!! Fabulous envelope!!!! Henry is gonna be so tickled. Hugs,

  3. What a FUN card Mary. Love the cheerful colors and the banner. (Can’t wait to use mine.) Your grandnephew will love it!

  4. Hi Mary, super adorable and YUMMY card!! I love the name on the envelope fabulous idea! Love your blog and you’re such an inspiration!! Have a fantastic long holiday weekend.

  5. This card IS delicious, but my favorite part is using the pennants for the envelope! I will be CASEing that technique! Thanks for sharing, Mary!

  6. awesome idea with using the pennant for the ice cream cone!

  7. Great bright creation! Makes me want ice cream!

  8. This is just so cute!!! Terrific combination of paper and colors with the layout. Also, love how you personalized the envelope with his name and the ice cream cone. He will love it. Congrats on the PPA’s 100th challenge!!

  9. Luvin the card so cute. I am sure Henry will luv it!

  10. I love the combo of the pennant parade with create a cupcake. The colors are so bright and cheerful – definitely celebratory. Henry will love having his name on the envelope.

  11. What a brilliant card! I love the celebratory feel of it. TFS

  12. Adorable! The pennants and the colors just ooze cuteness! Henry will love it!

  13. Patti Anguiano

    How awesome. A chance to win blog candy. Love the colors and the card you made for your grand nephew.

  14. What a terrific birthday card. He’s gonna love it!

  15. This is a perfect summer birthday card! Your blog candy is devine…some lucky person will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing.

  16. What a darling b’day card….Henry, you are so blessed to have such a creative aunt. Enjoy your day.
    Teri in SO. CA

  17. Mary Congrats to PPA’s 100th! Wow. Your card is adorable! Love how you put the name on the flags. What a great idea. Thanks for chance at such generous blog candy. Hugs.

  18. Ohh love that icecream card, the colours are so bright and cheery!

  19. Hello Mary: This card is delicious!! This stamp set is one of the many things I have in my wish list from the new Catalog. Great idea to create a banner for the name of the recipient!!
    Thanks again, Mary.

  20. Barb in Ontario

    Great idea! Makes me want to get the stamp set now!

  21. Adorable card – perfect for kids (I’d enjoy receiving it myself). Great colors too.

  22. Great “kids” card…love your color choices! You always present a complete project – envelope and all!

  23. The card is adorable – and what a grat idea to put the name on the envelope like that! Love it!

  24. Happy Birthday Henry! Enjoy your sweet treat!

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