Mojo 252 Above & Beyond Card & New WOW Video!

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Welcome to a new Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO252).  My 5″ square card was pretty true to the sketch, which is especially surprising for a girl who often “colors outside the lines!”

To give the card a little jazz, I added touches of paper-piercing using the Stampin’ Up! Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (one of my Top 10 Favorite Stampin’ Up! Accessories).   I adore that many of the shapes coordinate with Stampin’ Up! punches and framelits.  Here’s a new 1 Minute to WOW! Video to show you how:


  • The fresh color palette of Floral District Designer Series Paper determined my color combination.  Having coordinating cardstock makes card making a breeze!

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  • Each heart gets it’s own personalty.  The large heart gets a touch of paper-piercing.  The two smaller hearts are accented with buttons and pearls.
  • I whipped up a coordinating envelope with my Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  Note the chart measurements for this 5″ square card produce a 5 1/2″ square envelope–plenty of room to tuck in a card with “bumpy” embellishments.  Here’s my Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Measurement Chart.
  • Stampin up demonstrator order online catalog mojo monday punches paper piercing blog card ideaThe Stampin’ Up! One in a Million stamp set offers coordinating sentiments for the card interior.

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Stamp Set:  One in a Million (Wood-Mount 126380, Clear-Mount 126382)
Paper:  Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902), Floral District Designer Series Paper (126919), Tangerine Tango (111349), Baja Breeze (111352), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (126950)
Cool Tools:  Full Heart Punch (119883), Small Heart Punch (117193), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Hearts Collection Framelits Dies (125599), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Simply Scored DiagonalPlate (125586)
The Perfect Touch:  Pearls Basic Jewels (119247), Clear Bitty Buttons (118761), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)One in a million rubber stamps stampin up


  1. Mary… this is a stunning card! The video was helpful, but the card itself was WOW!!!

  2. Lovely inspiration for the sketch! Great job on the details: paper piercing, the pearls and the clear button. TFS

  3. Mary, this card is wonderful. Love the color combo and layers you did, especially the paper piercing and so enjoyed your video on this. Beautiful!!

  4. Hello Mary: Oh, I got to get me this piercing set!! The detail you can create with it looks so pretty. Thanks for your videos, they are indeed very helpful and inspiring.

  5. I just purchased the piercing pack and can’t wait to use it. Thanks for the tutorial Mary they are always so helpful. 🙂

  6. Mary, I really enjoyed your wow video. Loved seeing so much piercing on today’s card – it’s wonderful! I need to play around with my piercing pack 🙂

  7. Terrific way to showcase the paper piercing. It really makes a great design even better.

  8. Susan Mac Donald

    I’m enjoying these new & improved tools, but it’s so nice to see you back in w/your 1 minute wow tutorials..
    I’ve missed them, tfs!!!!

  9. Your one minute to wow videos are amazing. I often buy products but am hesitant to use them, even though I KNOW they will make my projects look fabulous. Your videos show how easy and useful these products are and give me the little push I need to get me started. Thank you so much for sharing EVERYTHING you do!

  10. The new Paper-Piercing Matt is just awesome as well as your card, which is also ‘above & beyond’!!! Have a Marvelous Monday! 🙂

  11. Love, Love, Love it!!! The colors, the style, the layout ~~ everything about it :o) Can’t wait to get home tonight to watch the tutorial!!

  12. Mary, you are so very inspiring! Thank you for all of the wonderful sharing that you do on your site. It takes extra time and work and I appreciate that you do that!!

    Julie-just an admirer, not a demo.

  13. Love these colors Mary. The paper piercing adds beautiful detail.

  14. I adore this card! The textures, piercing and embellishments are above and beyond! Love!

  15. You’ve created a stinkin cute card today girlfriend! Love all the paper piercing you did to this card – LOVE LOVE LOVE that new tool! I too think it’s one of those “got to have” from the new catty. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Oh how I love the paper piercing goodness of this card!!! Your colors are just yummy and, while I know you have the guidance of the Designer Series Paper, it’s still just perfectly done.

  17. The new paper piercing set is much better than the old one. Now I don’t have to move the template around to complete a card. Must have one. Beautiful card.

  18. Love this card!!!!!

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