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PPA98 Pretty Postage Birthday!

  Stampin up pretty postage rubber stamps tasteful trim bigz die big shotNothing gets my creative energy flowing faster than a good sketch.  This week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA98) offers a challenge favorite–one of Margaret Moody's classic sketches.  Check out this week's PPA Design Team's samples and try it for yourself!


  • Stampin up tasteful trim bigz die big shot Pool Party (a new In Color, available July 1), Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip combine to make a splashy handmade birthday card.  Card base is 4 1/2" square.
  • Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Write Markers allow me to doll up the cake stamp (image from Pretty Postage) with three different colors.   
  • Oh, there's that yummy Chocolate Chip Scallop Dot Ribbon again.  Available July 1.
  • Need a FREE Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog?  Email me your name and U.S. address and I'll get one off to you pronto!

Stampin up summer mini catalog online video class SUMMER MINI FESTIVAL VIRTUAL VIDEO CLASS.  Early bird pricing ends June 30!  Learn more!

Here are a few words from class attendees:

"I have loved this class and am hoping you will have more of them in the future."  Kristie

"Awesome!  You are ridiculously talented.  Thanks for sharing your knowledge!!!" Stephanie

ARE YOU WATCHING THE PROGRESS?  The Ultimate Stamping Zone is looking pretty spiffy.  Watch for my daily updates and organizational tips on My Stampin' Pretty Facebook Page. 

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Pretty postage stampin up pretty Stamp  Set:  Pretty Postage (W123095, C123097)
Paper;  Pool Party* (122924), Pool Party* Textured (Assorted Textured 12 x 12–2011-2013 In Colors, 124386) , Melon Mambo (115320), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers Pool Party* (Assorted Stampin' Write Markers–2011-2013 In Colors,123002), Chocolate Chip (100071), Melon Mambo (121074)
Cool Tools:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893), Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (1209030), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246), Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon* (124142), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

*Product will be available July 1 when the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog is released.

20 thoughts on “PPA98 Pretty Postage Birthday!”

  1. Fabulous, fun card. I love those together. Now about that room… total awesome and sooooo jealous!!!! Hugs,

  2. Awesome card, Mary … love those waves on your card! Have to admit though, my eyes are really on the Ultimate Stamping Zone! I’m really enjoying watching it come to life!

  3. Oh, I know how excited you are with your “new space” – it is just beautiful to say the least!! :)) The card is wonderful, too!! :)))

  4. Another inspiring creation, Mary! I love the color combo! Can’t wait to use Pool Party on a card myself! Love the use of the Tasteful Trim die too (going on my wish list)! And, how can I not mention the Stamping Zone makeover! I’ve followed the progress from day one, so I can’t wait to see the final reveal! A lot of thoughtful planning, I can tell! You must be SO excited! So happy for you! Lots of hugs! MM : )

  5. Haven’t started Facebook yet so I am enjoying the photo updates of the Ultimate Stampin’ Space! Love your colors!! As with the card ~~ I’m enjoying my catalog and starting my list for my first order from it. Thanks for the advance color scheme ideas :o)

  6. Hi there Mary, Love the colors together on the birthday card. The trim looks like the streamers used at birthday parties. Very cheerful, festive card. What an exciting July you will have , a new stamping zone, a new catalog, convention, and doing exactly what you truly love 🙂

  7. Mary, This is a really cute card. I love the colors. You are so creative. Thanks Your stamp room is beautiful. WOW. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us. Ellen

  8. Hi Susan: The ribbon is on removable metal dowels, not IKEA Bygel rails. This is so that they can be removed easily to slide off ribbon, it I need the entire roll. Details are currently on Facebook but will be on my blog in the future. Hugs, M

  9. Love the green backsplash and your wall organizers. Are the ribbons on the same thing as the punches?

  10. Mary, I love how you used that long die! Very cute! And I AM watching the progress of your room! It looks fantastic!

  11. Mary, I love the card that you made and each time you use the Tasteful Trim die, it grows on me, haha! Your workspace looks awesome! Can’t wait to see the final post on your blog 🙂


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