Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA122)

Stampin up holiday card idea punch mini catalog
Today's card offers proof that you don't need tons of products to create a simple and polished holiday card.  I streamlined even further by starting the project with a classic holiday card color combination offered by this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA122):  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla.  We would love to have you play this week's PPA Challenge.

CherryArtichokeVanillaDON'T MISS!  Our PPA celebrity guest stamper is Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Angela McKay.  Be sure to click here and see what Angela and the rest of the PPA Design team have drummed up with these beautiful colors!

Stampin up rubber stamp tree trimmings holiday card idea punch

  • Stampin' Dimensionals . . . how do I love thee?  I use my Stampin' Dimensionals on almost every card.  On a simple card like this one, they give the perfect 3-D boost to the ornaments.
  • The Stampin' Up! Tree Trimmings stamp set is one of my holiday favorites.  The set offers a clean design and the ornaments are easy to crop with my Paper Snips.  This set is only available in wood-mount.  However, watch my Stampin' Pretty Video Tutorial to learn how to convert them to storage saving clear-mount with Stampin' Up! Clear- Mount Cling Mount Foam (124236) and a hot knife. Slick!
  • 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon in Always Artichoke (also available in Blue) looks divine and is very "cooperative" when tying a bow.
  • The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope gets a coordinating touch.

Stampin up holiday card ideas rubber stamp hand penned mini catalog

READY TO TAKE YOUR STAMPING SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL?  Be sure to check out my Stampin' Pretty Tutorial Library for tips, ideas and videos.

STAY TUNED!  Tomorrow I launch my "Welcome Baby" on-line video class.  Projects and tips can be adapted to any theme!

MY DIGITAL STUDIO UPDATES.  Click here to see the latest releases of more digitally cool updates from Nov. 29!

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Stamp Set:  Hand Penned Holidays (W124310, C124312, Holiday Mini Catalog), Tree Trimmings (W116722)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Always Artichoke (105219), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Cool Tools:  3 1/6" Corner Punch (119871), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon (125054), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300)

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  1. Jaylen Watkins

    Nice artistic, awesome work has been done by you. I appreciate the job.


  2. Just stunning! I need to use this set.

  3. Absolutely LOOOOOOOVE this elegant, simple card! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love this Mary… it is sooooo clean and elegant!

  5. So elegant. Love the colors and the white space.. or in this case Vanilla Space!

    Thank you Mary.

  6. This is beautiful, Mary! So simple, yet so elegant! I don’t have the Tree Trimming set, but you’ve made me seriously consider adding it to my wish list!

  7. Nicely done, Mary! Clean and Simple is definitely our forte! And the sentiment is he perfect addition!

  8. Clean and beautiful, Mary!

  9. What a terrific card. The popped up ornament really catches your eye. I really like your style!

  10. Classy in every way! I need to break open this set!

  11. Perfect & elegant!

  12. I LOVE the elegance look of this card Mary! Oh So BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is stunning Mary – so clean and elegant. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this in the mail. I love it!

  14. Barbara Gardner

    Less is more…I love it!


  15. Eye Catching! Simple, but very elegant. I always look at my Christmas cards to see if it would ‘stand out’ in someone’s display. This definitely would :o) TFS!

  16. kathyc/northcarolina

    I love the simple elegance of this card, Mary. Wow!

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