Got Green? Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

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Got green?  The new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA130) is all about green (and a wee bit of St. Patty’s, if you choose).

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The PPA Design Team is suggesting you grab Lucky Limeade and Always Artichoke (or any combo of green) for your card creation PLUS a color of your choice.  Be sure to check out the fabulous green inspiration by the PPA Design Team on the Pals Paper Arts Challenge Blog.

LimeadeArtichokeChoiceORDER THE STAMPIN’ UP! SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL PLATE STARTING TODAY.  This “must have” accessory for the Simply Scored Scoring Tool is your quick and easy path to beautiful custom envelopes and 3-D items.  I whipped up my envelope for today’s card in a couple minutes.  Learn more about the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate from my post earlier this week.

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DON’T MISS.  Stampin’ Up! has a video tutorial for you demonstrating the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:   Create a medium envelope (5 3/4″ x 4 3/8″) with the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Diagonal Plate:

  • Cut Designer Series Paper to 7 3/4″ x 7 3/4″
  • Score 2 opposite corners using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (and Simply Scored Scoring Tool) at 4 1/8″.
  • Score remaining 2 opposite corners using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate at 3 1/8″
  • Using a 1 3/8″ Square Punch, notch the sides (see my previous photo tutorial for a visual).
  • Fold in side flaps and then fold bottom flap up.
  • Trim excess paper from bottom flap.
  • I used the 3/16″ Corner Punch on the “point” of the top flap for a little added detail.
  • Adhere using Sticky Strip (104294) or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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Stamp Set:  Got Treats (Wood-Mount 119114, Clear-Mount 120627)
Paper:  2011-2013 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (122384), Always Artichoke (105119), Chocolate Chip (102128), Lucky Limeade (122926), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Always Artichoke (105219), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  Owl Builder Punch (118074), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), 3/16″ Corner Punch (119871), 1 3/8″ Square Punch (119877), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Peek-A-Boo Frames XL Die (124587), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586)
The Perfect Touch:  Chocolate Chip 1/2″  Scallop Dots Ribbon (124142), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)Got treats rubber stamps stampin up


  1. Whoo-hoo! Your card and envy are scoring big points this week!!

  2. Great job, Mary! Love the little sentiment in the peek-a-boo curly label! Sure gives me some ideas!

  3. One of the most adorable things I’ve seen in awhile!! 🙂

  4. What an adorable card – the owl just does it as well as the green! Your cards are great!!

  5. You are amazing with the creations you come up with. I get so excited when I receive an email from you!!

  6. Oh my gosh…this is just way too cute! I LOVE it!

  7. I’m so glad I got the owl punch, there are so many things you can do with it. Thanks for the ideas.

  8. How sweet! I didn’t even pay attention to this set — until now!! Thanks for the idea.

  9. I could tell from your sneak peak this was going to be really cute! I love the owl and thanks for reminding me to use my peek-a-boo die! 🙂

  10. Adorable!

  11. Mary Lou Glick

    Oh, how cute! I love lucky limeade and always artichoke together!s.The card has such crisp lines that make it stunning as well as being cute. When I sit down at my computer every morning your blog is the first place I go.

  12. I so agree with Shelly…..I can’t wait to read your blog and see a new “pretty” every morning! 🙂

  13. Oh yeah! This is a winner. I love to make cards for my baristas, and the owl has always captured their hearts, so how about this one? Great color combination, too!

  14. This is adorable! Love that peek-a-boo block! And the DSP envelopes are sweet!

  15. The whole thing is just brilliant! and yes, you make the best crisp adorable owls! I’ve over looked this stamp set, and couldn’t afford this die, but the entire look is so smart & worth every penny!

  16. Mary,
    Again you amaze. I just love checking out your blog first thing every morning. (Don’t even bother to get dressed first!). Love the green color combo and the video. Thanks for starting my day off with a smile and the urge to go create.

  17. Who would have thought to put Lucky Limeade with Always Artichoke – LOVE this color challenge! And a big HOORAY for the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate!!! Can’t wait for our customers to get their hands on this fabulous new product. MANY THANKS Mary for sharing this video.

  18. kathyc/northcarolina

    This is such a darling card! I always love your owls, and it’s fun to see him all decked out for St. Patty’s Day! Thanks, Mary, for all you do!

  19. Mary…I don’t know how you do it but every day you come up with something special. I absolutely love your work. Cheers Tania

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