PPA143 Card Sketch Challenge

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It’s time for a new Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA143).  Check out what else the Pals Paper Arts Design Team has drummed up using Pal Margaret Moody’s sketch and PLAY ALONG.



  • Core’dinations Card Stock from the Holiday Catalog is a quick way to add beautiful embossed effects.  I used the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder for texture and the Stampin’ Up! sanding tools to encourage the contrast to come through!

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  • Stampin’ Up! Pearl Basic Jewels accent the top right corner and highlight the sentiment.  I love that they just stick on and you’re done!
  • The perfect punch of color!  The Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon can be yours FREE during the Stampin’ Up! Back to Spool Special.  Ends Sept. 30.


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Stamp Set:  World Treasures (Wood-Mount 126765, Clear-Mount 126767)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations Card Stock (127846), Early Espresso (119686), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (114517), Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (127003), Core’dinations Dust Buddy (129366), Stampin’ Sanding System (129367)
The Perfect Touch:  Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)World treasures stampin up stampinup card ideas



  1. Gorgeous color combo! Awesome card! tfs

  2. So lovely Mary–Thank you once again!

  3. Sandie Conner

    Great card Mary, that background looks like velvet. Love it.

  4. Beautiful use of core’dinations! I love your bold colors!

  5. WOW Mary. Very elegant. Love the sanded effect!

  6. It’s all about that ribbon color! Beautiful!

  7. Neat card Mary, love how you got the summer starfruit in.

  8. This is simply gorgeous, Mary! I’m sure SU will see a boost in sales of the Manhatten Flower embossing folder and the Core’dinations Card Stock after everyone sees this! It’s truly stunning!

  9. Stunning! Where did you think up that one! I love it, fresh, great layout Margaret!!

  10. Beautiful, Mary! I love the embossing!

  11. Love everything about that card…simple elegance!

  12. I love that with the embossing folder! So pretty – thanks for sharing.

  13. This is lovely, Mary. I love the effect of the coredinations with this embossing folder. I’ll have to get one now!

  14. Carol Carriveau

    Wow, Mary – this is an amazing card! The colors are fabulous and the Manhattan Flower EF really shows beautifully this way….got to make one for a quick b’day card for a dear friend. Thank you always for such wonderful inspiration!

  15. great use of the Core’dinations paper and embossing folder

  16. GORGEOUS Card Mary…..Simply Gorgeous!

  17. Sherrie Gross

    Love it! The combination of the texture folder and the Core-donations paper is beautiful.

  18. Stunning! I love your color combination, it’s so classy! This EF is perfect with the sanding and that ribbon is gorgeous.

  19. Hello Mary: Oh my goodness…..this is just beautiful. I love the sanding effect on this card. Now I MUST get some of this paper. Thank you for always thinking of ways to inspire us.

  20. Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been eyeing this EF for a while and now I must get it along wirh the core-dinations paper. Thanks for our unending inspiration!

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