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PPA 151 Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden Card

Stampin up stampinup stamp it pretty card ideas catalog spring secret gardenToday kicks off a new Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA151) with a clever design by Margaret Moody.  Sketches are one of my favorite ways to get a card design off the starting blocks.  Check out what the PPA Resident Artists have created with Margaret’s sketch HERE and play along!

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STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • I love the look of the Secret Garden (Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog) line images stamped on patterned paper.  The coordinating Secret Garden Framelits make cropping them a snap.

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  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels give the flower centers a touch of bling!

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  • Tone on tone stamping (matching ink and card stock) produces a soft and pretty background on the Soft Suede layer.
  • The only stitching you’ll ever see on one of my cards is going to be faux (but I appreciate those who make the effort).  Frankly, I don’t even own a sewing machine.  I used the cross stitch embossing design from Stampin’ Up! Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders for my faux finish.

I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!   Do you sew or prefer “faux” on your paper crafting projects?  Share a comment below!

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SAVE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE SECRET GARDEN BUNDLE!  Combine the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits dies and save 15%.  Secret Garden Wood-Mount Bundle (131100) OR Secret Garden Clear-Mount Bundle (131099)

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES LIST:

Stamp Set:  Secret Garden (Wood-Mount 129141, Clear-Mount 129144), Pretty Petites* (Wood-Mount 129639, Clear-Mount 129642)
Paper:  2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (122384), Lucky Limeade (122926), Pool Party (122924), Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Soft Suede (126978)
Cool Tools:  Petite Curly Label Punch* (129405), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Secret Garden Framelits Dies (129372), Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (129383), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

*Available starting Jan. 22 as part of the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Promotion

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35 thoughts on “PPA 151 Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden Card”

  1. I think that this is the prettiest card I’ve seen yet using this bundle…your stamping to create your own or matching DSP is sooooo fabulous!

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  2. This is such a great color combo, and I really like how you used the little label. I’m struggling with that, so thank you for the idea!

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  3. totally love the stamp set and the dies AND your card is simply elegant and with your (assumed) permission, will CASE over and over! it’s just gorgeous!!! thanks.
    PS I do own a sewing machine and back in Jr High learned to use it … it was a loonnnnggg time ago LOL maybe it’s time to dust it and let it see some light!

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  4. Another winner, Mary! Love the CAS style and the colors too! Didn’t think I wanted this stamp set, but you’ve made me reconsider! Thanks for the shout out too! Hugs! – MM

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  5. I Love this Mary! Great inspiration for new product – without fail you have again done it with beautiful colour coordination and design.
    I love to sew on cards but it often means more bench space is needed and more to put away – I simply don’t have the room with my ever growing card making stash – the needle point boarders are a great alternative.

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  6. Mary, I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who does not own a sewing machine! I’m not a sewer, I’m a stamper! Love your card and will for sure case it 🙂

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  7. I too overlooked this stamp set thinking it wasn’t a favorite but now I believe I may just have to rethink that. It made a beautiful card.

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  8. Beautiful – I wasn’t sure about this stamp set, but you have helped me decide that I do want it – thank you 🙂

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  9. Beautiful – I wasn’t sure about this stamp set, but you have helped me decide that I do want it – thank you 🙂

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  10. Beautiful – I wasn’t sure about this stamp set, but you have helped me decide that I do want it – thank you 🙂

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  11. Beautiful card Mary. I love the color combination and how you use your border embossing folder. I don’t use mine much and yours added a little surprise texture, love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I follow your blog daily, but don’t comment very often, but this card is so pretty!!! Love the colors, which you have such a talent for, and the crispness of the style.

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  13. Mary, this stamp set and companion die set are amazing. I will order this bundle in a week or so. Your card is gorgeous, I love the color combination and the bling the rhinestones in the center of the flowers give to the card.
    Well, I love to crosstitch, I can say that both stamping and crosstitching are my absolute favorite hobbies.
    Thank you for this morning’s inspiration.

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  14. Such a beautiful card, I love it. I actually own two sewing machines, but honestly they mostly collect dust. I like sewing when I’m doing it, but it’s like unloading the dishwasher, it’s hard to get motivated to do it – hah! Sooo, my projects are faux all the way!

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  15. My FAVORITE stamp set in the new Spring Catalog is the Secret Garden set. And….without a doubt….the framelits make this a FABULOUS set to own. I’m so glad I purchased mine with my first order. Thanks for sharing this great layout. One of these days I’m going to play along and take the PPA challenge.

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  16. ooh pretty ms Mary , I love the colors , it’s is a garden !! love it , I love to sew but I just get laza pulling my stuff out , I put it away when my paper and stamps came along !! lol,
    let me tell you I think about it !!
    have a nice day !!

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  17. I love the tone on tone stamping, and the soft suede paired with that lovely blue. The embossed edges is really lovely.

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  18. I sew…..on paper, fabric, you name it….even a blend of mediums. However, I like the “faux” and now that I have seen it on your gorgeous card, I believe it will show up on some of my cards! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  19. Mary your design taste is stunning. I wasn’t going to get this bundle yet this stunning collection of colors and texture has changed my mind. Thank you for the inspiration you continue to provide.

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