PPA96 Land of the Free

Stampin up land of the free pals paper arts
A color challenge with a masculine theme . . . keep it simple and it's easy to accomplish.  Today's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA96) tempts you with rich colors like Night of Navy, More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler.  Check out the PPA Design Team card ideas and this week's celebrity guest stamper HERE!

PPA 96 CherryMustardNightSTAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • Stampin up star punch patriotic card To make this simple fold card, cut Stampin' Up! Naturals Ivory Card Stock to 9 1/2" x 3 3/8".  This size tucks neatly into Stampin' Up! Whisper White Small Open End Envelopes (107286)
  • Score at 3 1/2".
  • Color the Land of the Free stamp image with Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler Markers and stamp on Naturals Ivory Card Stock.
  • Cut "flag" to 3 1/4" x 2".  The Cherry Cobbler mat below is 1/4" larger in both directions.
  • Use More Mustard to "flick" the edges of the Naturals Ivory card stock for an antiqued finish.

RETIRED STAMP AND ACCESSORIES LISTS ARE HERE!  Both the Star Punch and the Star Brad (Styled Vanila Hodgepodge Hardware) are are headed for retirement. 

CLICK HERE to see which stamps and accessories are retiring and which accessories are still available.  Many accessories are discounted.  Some up to 40% off!

Black signature ivory


Stampin up star spangled banner rubber stamp flag Stamp Set:  Land of the Free (W123100)
Paper:  Naturals Ivory (101849), Regals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117154), Night of Navy (100857), Cherry Cobbler (119685), More Mustard (100946)
Ink:  Night of Navy (100069) and Cherry Cobbler (119681) Stampin' Write Markers
Cool Tools:  Star Punch (119875), Crimper (101618), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873)
The Perfect Touch:  Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Land of the free stampin up rubber stamps



  1. I really like this card with this color combo. I’m using this idea for a swap and a gift for my patriotic boss. Thanks for sharing the details.

  2. I adore that star brad. I never noticed it before. Wonderful details, Mary.

  3. Wow, that card is absolutely specatcular! I love the colours you used and the addition of the Hodgepodge Hardware brad in the center of the star!

  4. Carla Bazhenow

    Mary, I love your card. I love the details, the image… its awesome. I never even got started with the stars and they are gone…. how sad!!!! Hugs,

  5. Great use of the color palette. You’d better use that Star while you can! 🙁

  6. Wow! This card is beautiful Mary! I love the smudging and colors and the card fold! Very Very Beautiful!!! Hugs, J

  7. Love that stamp! That gives me a great idea for a home decor piece. (And so the wish list grows….)

  8. Awesome design. You’ve given me ideas for the annual 4th of July party invitation! Merci.

  9. Love how you took the challenge colors and made an awesome patriotic card! Always refreshing to see a different style card too!

  10. I just love this card… the crimper has to come out now from my unused tool box! haha… I just love this color combination as well. tks for sharing!

  11. Hooray for the dark side! I LOVE the smudging! Great, bold graphic design!

  12. Wonderful patriotic card! Love how you showcased that image! And do I see some smudging? We are all going over to the dark side! 🙂

  13. LOVE everything about your card Mary! I just placed an order with SU yesterday and bought this set. Plan to make some amazing 4th of July cards with it. Thanks for sharing Mary!

  14. Classy card! I really like the “cut”…thanks for including the measurements.

  15. Great card! Love the colors. Wanted to thank you for having the Skype call last evening for all your PALS:-)
    Fun to share the excitement!

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