PPA121 Stampin’ Up! Basic Pearls

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Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a special day planned to share time and delicious food with loving friends and family.  My husband, Scott, daughter, Caroline, and I will be visiting my sister and her daughter (visiting from New York City).  We are planning to watch the Packers game (we're originally from WI–AKA Cheeseheads) and prepare a feast!

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This week the Pals Paper Arts Design team is serving up a Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge.   The only PPA requirement?  Use a touch of Pearls.  Stampin' Up! Jewels Basic Pearls were a quick way to dress up my CAS contribution.  See the rest of the PPA Design Team's card ideas and play along!


  • Stampin up lighthearted rubber stamp demonstrator heart punch pearlsI cropped about 3/4" off the right front of my card.  The scallop edge border looks so splashy against the polka dot background.
  • Give your scallop edge border extra attention with Stampin' Up! Jewels Basic Pearls.
  • A little trio of pearls decorates the small heart, too!
  • Add Designer Series Paper to an envelope flap in a flash. Watch my Envelope Envy Video Tutorial for tips.


STAMPIN' UP! ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA.  Save up to 60% on select Stampin' Up! products and bundles.  Ends Nov. 30.  Click for details.

COMING UP TOMORROW!  A new 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial that promises to dazzle.

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Stampin up lighthearted rubber stamp demonstrator heart punchStamp Set:  Lighthearted (W120274, C121157, Holiday Mini Catalog)
Paper:  Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper (122350), Early Espresso (119686), Calypso Coral (1229250), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Border Punch (1198820, Small Heart Punch (1171930, Paper Snips (for envelope flap, 103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Jewels Basic Pearls (119247), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Stampin' Up! Whisper White Envelope (107301)


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  1. Great card, Mary. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving ~ THANK YOU for sharing your talent and inspiration every day! I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

  2. I came across your blog when I was googling (if thats a word?!?) the piggy stamp from Button Buddies. I thought that was a cute card, but I love this new card too… in fact I love all your designs and eye for detail.

    Crisp, bright and such a fun card!!! Keep up the good work Mary oh and Happy Thanksgiving from all the way Down Under!!!

  3. Love your card, Mary. Happy Thanksgiving and GO PACK! The game is on in my house!

  4. Hi Nancy: I was born and spent most of my life living in Madison, WI. Same with my husband. I’m a graduate of UW Madison (B.A. English . . . do I need to say the year–LOL) and also a Badger fan! We moved to Tucson, AZ a little over 2 years ago. We love both places . . . but are going to stick with the sunnier one 🙂 Hugs, Mary

  5. I love this, Mary! The added embellishment of pearls look fabulous with these papers! Enjoy the game and the time with your family! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I love this card and the border is terrific!

  7. A perfect card, Mary! This is fabulous DSP! And the pearls…well, you can never go wrong with pearls! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Somebody told me you were originally from Wisconsin! Whereabouts? Go Packers!
    My husband is visiting Madison this weekend to catch his annual Badger game with his brother.
    LOVE your card! I look forward to your posts every morning!

  9. Happy Thansgiving to you and your family , I’m going to enjoy mine with my grown children and spouse s, and of course my 3 grand children . And eat and eat!
    And the sports or course, what Thansgiving with out sports. Enjoy your day !!!
    Your pal
    Frenchie !
    Ps love your card,

  10. GO Pack GO!
    And GO Mary GO!
    Love your card and with or without the pearls this card is SO BEAUTIFUL!
    Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriend – Enjoy your time with your family – See you Tuesday!

  11. Perfect card for the day! Love the crisp feel of it! Enjoy the holiday!

  12. tammy fletcher

    Oh Mary, I knew that there was another reason to love you..GO PACKERS….the card is wonderful….love the colors and the circles.

  13. Barb in Ontario

    Wow! Great card! The colours are so cheery!
    Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!

  14. Great card! Go Pack Go!

  15. I have been missing out on the wonderful projects of your design team. I have mostly checked out yours and stopped at that inspiration. I am now a fan, not just of your designs, but those of your team, as well. All of your creative energies just ooze out. What a creative bunch!

  16. Michele in IL.

    Just gorgeous! Love all your cards! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  17. I don’t just love this card. I ADORE this card. I would love it w/o the pearls but am WOWED with the different uses and appropriate uses of the pearls. In spite of the number, they are so perfect. Thanks for such a beautiful look to begin this day of Thanksgiving. Thank you for what you bring to us all year long.

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