PPA101 Stampin’ Up! Summer Blues

Stampin up flower fest summer mini catalog pals paper arts
Isn't this mix of blues stunning and fresh?  Take this opportunity to indulge in your summer blues and play this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA101).  Be sure to see the beautiful challenge samples the Pals Paper Arts Design Team has prepared along with this week's Celebrity Guest Stamper Lesley Croghan.  


6a00e54f95df9288340154336d9011970c-320wi STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • Stampin up flower fest summer mini catalog scallop circle punch The Whisper White card base measures 5 1/2" x 4".  I cropped it 1/4" less wide than a standard A2 card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") so that I could "dangle" the Marina Mist layer over the right side and still fit it in a Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301).
  • That's the Top Note Die in the background with a simple modification to make it square using a Big Shot.  Learn more with this Top Note Die Squared Video Tutorial.
  • I inked the flower image from Flower Fest (Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog) in Not Quite Navy and stamped it twice on Bashful Blue and once on Marina Mist.  I cropped out the images and stacked to build a custom flower.
  • The 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch coordinates with the full flower image.  So easy!  I used Paper Snips for the rest.
  • Thread your button with Stampin' Up! 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.   I used Marina Mist to add the charming touch.  Watch my 1 Minute to WOW video for a demonstration.

NEED A NEW 2011-2012 IDEA BOOK & CATALOG OR A SUMMER MINI?  Click here for the on-line versions (instant access) or instructions on how to get a print copy pronto!

SUMMER MINI FESTIVAL ON-LINE VIDEO CLASS.   Learn to create the projects below (also using Flower Fest rubber stamps) step-by-step with my latest on-line video class.  Excellent for both hobby stampers and demonstrators!!  $9.95.    Get full details.

Here's what Cyndi had to say after watching:  "This is a great set of tutorials.  Thanks so  much for your hard work and sharing your talents!"

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Stampin up flower fest rubber stamps summer mini catalog Stamp Sets:  Flower Fest (W122278, C122280), Happy Greetings (W123311, C123313)
Paper:  Not Quite Navy (101722), Marina Mist (119682), Marina Mist Textured (Assorted Subtles Textured 12 x 12, 121075), Bashful Blue (105120), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy (103008)
Cool Tools:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Bigz Top Note Die (113463), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119257), Jewels Basic Pearls (119247), Regals Designer Buttons (119744), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Happiest birthday wishes stampin up


  1. Classically beautiful with a modern twist!

  2. I love the layered flower – very pretty!

  3. Classically done, Mary! I love the little strip of Marina Mist dangling over the edge. Your attention to detail always wows me! Have a great time at Convention!!!

  4. Simply the best … I just heard that song by Tina Turner and it sums up your card nicely!

  5. Carla Bazhenow

    Oh I love your card, its beautiful!!! I just might have to get that stamp set now. Your are always spending my money! *smile* Hugs,

  6. Barb in Ontario

    The white really makes the blue stand out!

  7. Chris R. from Iowa

    Hi Mary! Love the card – fresh and crisp! I love the flower but also love the little hang over piece. So clever! Of course, Ann would say she liked the pearl!

  8. What a beautiful card Mary!

  9. nancy littrell

    Gorgeous color combo. I was expecting new In Colors, but you used the oldie, but goodies 🙂 BTW, your new stamping loft is GORGEOUS! I have been watching your beautiful work in progress. TFS

  10. Beautiful – bold and bright! Great design!

  11. Gorgeous, Mary! I love the pearl!

  12. beautifully done, Mary!

  13. Clean and crisp! And you can’t go wrong with shades of blue – fabulous card as always!

  14. Great card for a great color challenge. Love your clean crisp design.

  15. I really love this card! So clean and fresh – you are a wonder with simple elegance!

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