PPA 106 Stampin’ Up! Mad for Plaid

Stampin up perfectly penned rubber stamps holiday mini catalog
Sept. 1 marks the kick off of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.   I'll be sharing sneak peek samples using new products all month long–including today!

Turn up your paper crafting "wow" with today's Pals Paper Arts "Dress For Success Challenge" (PPA106).  It's a very simple 1, 2, 3 challenge recipe:

  1. Use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) or ANY brand of patterned paper.   Love Stampin' Up!  DSP?  Buy 3, Get 1 FREE.  Ends Aug. 31.
  2. Use a punch (or punches).
  3. Add a sentiment

DON'T MISS the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team challenge samples.  Click here for inspiration!


  • Stampin up rubber stamps punch holiday mini catalog ribbon NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  Today's card teases you with Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon (also in Early Espresso) and a snazzy new plaid from Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.
  • The beauty of plaid is that it is a classic for both holidays and other occasions.  It was an easy choice for today's clean and simple masculine birthday card.  See more masculine card ideas–be sure to scroll down.
  • A smidge of Marina Mist card stock cropped with the Decorative Label Punch peeks out from the sides of the sentiment.
  • Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder offers a luscious, shiny finish to the Perfectly Penned "Happy Birthday" rubber stamp sentiment.

Stampin up perfectly penned heat emboss decorative label punch

  • The woodgrain pattern (Stampin' Up! Frostwood Designer Series Paper)was added to the envelope to pull together a coordinating look.

I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS!  What do you think of the two new Stampin' Up! products (Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon & Frostwood DSP) I introduced today?  Please leave me a comment below.  They will both be available in the Holiday Mini Catalog Sept. 1.

KEEP TRACK OF YOU FAVORITES.  Here's a handy wish list form to jot down your favorite new holiday products!

Black signature ivory

Stampin up rubber stamps perfectly penned decorative label punch holiday catalog Stamp Sets:  Perfectly Penned (W122890, C122892)
Paper:  Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper (124002, available Sept. 1), Marina Mist (119682), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  Decorative Label Punch (120907), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Paper Piercing Template (105826, Mat Pack), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch:  Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon (124105, available Sept. 1), Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder (122949), Silver Brads (104336), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)

Perfectly penned rubber stamps stampin up



  1. Thanks for all of the previews of new items! Cute card, too!

  2. Carla Bazhenow

    Fabulous card, Mary. I love that DSP and will now have to get it too. *smile* Hugs,

  3. So love sneak peeks!! Can’t wait for the holiday mini with what you’re showing us. Just love the plaid paper. The colors are great & could definitely be used for occasions besides the holidays. Really like the ribbon also. Think I’ll be adding lots of items to my ever growing wish list.

  4. I love it, love it, love it! Mary, you’ve done it again! I never would have thought to use holiday DSP for a birthday card! I envy your creativity and design skills. I, too, had thought perhaps you got a new addition (the kitty); thank you for answering my question in advance. I will add this DSP to my ever-growing list of “must haves.” 🙂

  5. Ditto what Mike had to say. “EXCITEMENT!” I met Mike at the Convention. I “met” him through your site when he made the pretty Thoughts & Prayers mosaic card. I always enjoy blog hoppin’ with your site. I like the traditional look of Frostwood Lodge DSP, and of course, ribbon utopia!

  6. I love the Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon and the Frostwood Lodge D.P.! Love the Perfectly Penned sentiments too!! All put together makes the perfect masculine card!!!

  7. Love your project Mary. I will have to get that sentiment set. It’s so cool!

  8. Love, Love, Love your cards & ideas!

  9. That kitten is just too, too cute! I like the card too.

  10. nancy littrell

    This DP is on my list and after seeing your gorgeous card I know I made a fabulous choice. Can’t wait for more of your sneak peaks. I am waiting for my catty before I put my pre-order in, so thanks Mary for your sneak peaks.

  11. Love that paper and the ribbon is wonderful: great card, as always.

  12. Thanks for the sneak peaks. I just love that ribbon and the woodgrain paper. I can’t wait to see the new mini.

  13. Perfect in plaid! Love the ribbon and that sentiment – on my list – or should I say in the UPS truck by now! I also love the extra touch on the envelope!

  14. Pretty! Love the papers and sentiment stamps!

  15. Perfect, Mary! So simple, yet classy!

  16. Not my kitty 🙂 We are a one “kitty” (and a pug) family. The kitty in the photo above is simply an inspiration for the “Dress For Success” theme!

  17. I love the Frostwood Lodge DSP and the quilted ribbon! I got my Holiday mini yesterday along with my buy 3 get 1 free DSP! Love the little kitty too!

  18. beautiful card! Can’t wait to get that designer paper – love it!

  19. SERIOUSLY Mary – It’s difficult to pick what new product I love most…..Ribbon – DSP – Stamp Sets …. OH MY! I love it ALL! Many THANKS for sharing some of the new upcoming product that will be available September 1st – Stampin’ UP! just doesn’t take a break do they (insert HAPPY FACE here!).

  20. kathyc/northcarolina

    OK. You got me. I have to purchase Perfectly Penned from my consultant. Stunning card!!!!

  21. Oooo I love the new paper and ribbon. Thanks for the peak. The card is awesome.

    Ter 😉

  22. Jan D. in Florida

    P.S. the kitten is adorable….is that your kitten?

  23. And a little sneak peek at a new kitty, too?

  24. Jan D. in Florida

    Oh, my….how beautiful…I love your creativity, style, color combos…I hope to one day develop a better sense of design…I keep working at it.

  25. Mary your card is beautiful as always. Clean and crips. I just got my preorder and can’t wait to use this DSP.

  26. Mary Mary Mary, you make such beautiful cards. Have a beautiful day.

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