PPA123 & Annual Blog Candy Blowout!

Stampin up demonstrator video tutorial star bigz movers shapers die punch
This is THE week to participate in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA123).  Our theme is "Puttin' on the Ritz" (think "bling" or maybe satin) and one lucky participant will be showered with Stampin' Up! products from each one of the nine PPA demonstrator design team members.  Mystery blog candy packages are delivered from across the country to the winner.  A perfect holiday surprise!  CLICK HERE TO PLAY  the PPA challenge and for your chance to win the PPA Blog Candy Blowout!


  • The tiny strings of rhinestones in the Stampin' Up! Jewels Basic Rhinestones are a delightful shot of bling with the "celebrate" sentiment.
  • A single rhinestone on the "you" sentiment is a good balance.
  • I love how the Silver Glimmer star peeks through from the interior.  The Stars #2 Originals Die was used to create all the cropped stars (except the star window).
  • Cut and score the perfect A2 card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") PLUS crop out the star window in just ONE pass through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  Watch my Stampin' Pretty Demonstrator Video Tutorial to learn how to use the Stampin' Up! Movers & Shapers Bigz XL Die and Magnetic Punch Windows.
  • Stampin up movers shapers big shot die star demonstrator cardHere's what the card looks like closed:

Stampin up star punch bigz die big shot rubber stamp cards
STAMPIN' UP! OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG AND SALE-A-BRATION SNEAK PEEKS start tomorrow.  I had a chance to experiment with some amazing new stamps, tools and embellishments and can't wait to share samples using products coming soon!

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Stampin up movers shapers big shot bigz star die card idea
Stamp Set:  Fabulous Phrases (W117002, C120501)
Paper:  Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117157), Rich Razzleberry Textured (Brights 12 x 12 Textured, 121077), Basic Black (121045), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Stars #2 Originals Die (113461), Movers & Shapers Bigz XL Die w/Curly Label (114506), Punch Windows (115953), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 1" Circle Punch (119868)
The Perfect Touch: 5/8" Black Satin Ribbon (117285), Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Fabulous phrases rubber stamps stampin up


  1. What beautiful stars..

  2. I love stars…and you are the biggest one of all! Love this, Mary! XOXO

  3. that card has defianate star quality and sparkle it is beautiful

  4. Love the glitz! Your designs are terrific! Thanks for sharing.

  5. The perfect card for the challenge, Mary! Love the purple and silver together! Always inspiring!

  6. thanks for the kind comments. i read and enjoy them all! chloe . . . i’m probably enjoying my “cuppa” (herbal tea) when you are.

  7. Wow, wow, wow Mary. I love coming to visit every morning with my cuppa and seeing what beautiful creation you have made. This is such a gorgeous card and I may have to “borrow” the design from you!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  8. LOVE all the Glimmer!
    Susan B.

  9. SIMPLY FABULOUS!!! So inspirational! Makes me want to run to my craft room and play with my stamps and punches!!

  10. This is one gorgeous card! Definitely a star! Love the peekaboo effect!

  11. Dianna Cartwright

    Beautiful- I’m seeing this in red white and blue with glitter paper in red and silver for 4th of July… TFS!!!!

  12. Bling-a-licous! I can’t wait to see your previews. I just ordered yesterday and dreamt last night that my order arrived TODAY! I know I’m dreaming, but I’ll have my items soon! See you tomorrow!

  13. Fabulous card! What a nice way to congratulate someone!! I think this will be a nice Happy New Year idea as well. May need to use this if I don’t get all my Christmas cards made :o(

  14. Love it, Mary! As they say in the song “Puttin’ On the Ritz”, it’s “super duper”!

  15. Thanks, all! This card would be divine for New Year’s. Thanks for the idea, Kadie. It has already been delivered to Liz Hughes of my downline . . . she promoted to Manager! Woo hoo! Hugs, M

  16. I love the silver w/ the Rich Razzelberry paper! Great combo! This card would be great for all ages!


  17. Very pretty card. Love the silver stars and the cut out with the star inside. TFS

  18. Oh Such a PRETTY card Mary – and think this would make the perfect “Happy New Year” card. Favorite part of this card is the awesome “Star Window” that you created – PERFECT little surprise! Thanks for sharing Girlfriend!

  19. This card has the WOW factor! Love it!

  20. So pretty! The star window is perfect.

  21. Beautiful. Clean , sharp, and simple. Your style is impeccable.

  22. Dianne Keough

    OH MY! Love the stars inside and out!

  23. Very eye catching, I like it, of course I like sparkle, LOL

  24. Wow! That is a fantastic card!

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