Stampin’ Up! Up & Away

Up up and away rubber stamps stampin up
A good sketch, pretty paper and a clever new stamp set.  They are the key ingredients in the card I created for this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA103).  Be sure to check out the rest of the PPA Design Team's samples and PLAY ALONG!  Here's Margaret Moody's card sketch for you to try.  I fliipped my version 90 degrees:


  • Stampin up up up and away rubber stamps balloon Up, Up & Away stamp set is such fun to mix and match.The balloon was snipped out and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • I also used my Paper Snips to give the tail it's freedom.
  • The "cloud" is actually one of the punches from the Cupcake Builder Punch.
  • Adding a touch of Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap gives a pretty polish.

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Black signature ivory

Up up & away rubber stamps stampin up Stamp Set:  Up, Up and Away (W122755, C122757)
Paper:  Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper (122350), Early Espresso (119686), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Calypso Coral (122939), Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools: Cupcake Builder Punch (121807),Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (122973), Designer Printed Brads (122940), Jewels Basic Pearls (119247), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)

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  1. Stamping Beauty

    This is a Beautiful Card, Mary. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful card! I love the cloud and brad accents – what a great touch. Thanks for your inspiration.

  3. What a fun card. I love the sweet pearl against all of those bold colors!

  4. What a fun “uplifting” card! Love all the new in colors. The Up Up and Away looks like a really fun stamp set & it coordinated really well with the berry blossom paper.

  5. You are such an enabler. How do I not want to have that paper?

  6. Great job, Mary! Love this new set. There’s so much new in the catalog that I want, and you’re not helping!


  7. Beautiful…makes me want to hop in the balloon.

  8. Love the way that you pulled a variety of elements together for a super cute card!

  9. I love it Mary! Gorgeous job!

  10. Love it, Mary! GREAT color. Can’t wait til my ribbon gets here :o)

  11. How cute is this! Love the bright colors! And I miss you too 🙂 Was convention a whirlwind or what! But fun 🙂

  12. Super cute, Mary! I love the balloon!

  13. So fun! LOVE it!

  14. Really cute card. Great colors. Just ordered that stamp set – thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Another incredible job Mary! I love it, you always come up with something different!

  16. Mary, your card is so fresh and sweet – love it!

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