Celebrate the 4th with a PPA Color Challenge

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Happy 4th of July!  I hope you find plenty of time to relax, reflect and reenergize today!  Spark your penchant for paper crafting with this simple “wish big” birthday card.  It gets even easier when there’s a splashy Pals Paper Arts color Challenge (PPA162) to get your creative fireworks going! 6a00e54f95df9288340192abcd6fc3970d-320wi
Check out what the rest of the PPA Resident Artists have dreamed up using Pacific Point, Real Red and Crumb Cake and PLAY ALONG HERE!


  • The most popular Stampin’ Up! colors parade their polka dotted stuff in the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper Collection.  I used the Real Red polka dot pattern for today’s card.  If you love Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP), don’t miss the Buy 3 Get 1 DSP FREE Special Offer.

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  • Candy Dots come in all the Stampin’ Up! color collections (Regals, Brights, Neutrals and Subtles).  It’s pretty nifty having a perfect match for Pacific Point on my little flower.  Watch Candy Dots come alive in my 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial.


A splash of pattern can give your paper crafting projects instant
WOW!  Now through July 31, buy three packs of select Stampin’ Up!
Designer Series Paper and get one for FREE!  Stock up!  Buy SIX and get two free!  There is no maximum limit!

Choose any Designer Series Paper on pages 151, 153 and 154 of the
2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog with the following exceptions,
which are not included:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered using hostess rewards

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Stamp Set:  Birthday Cake (Wood-Mount Only 130390), A Dozen Thoughts (Wood-Mount 131056, Clear-Mount 131059)
Paper:  Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902), Crumb Cake (120953), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Pacific Point (126951)
Cool Tools 3/16″ Corner Punch (119871), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (129267), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
The Perfect Touch:  Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126878), Brights Candy Dots (130931), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. CAS, I think! I love the details, like your little punch with the Candy Dot!!

  2. Wow, such a fun festive birthday card, just lovely!

  3. Such a fun design! So CASE-able and sweet!

  4. Carol Carriveau

    Lovely, Mary! Bright and pretty.

  5. Mary your card is so cute. I love the simple but adorable card I love the Polka dot DSP.
    I love your flower and the candy dots. Happy 4th Of July to you and all your readers of your great site. Take some time to remember why we have this day and what it really stands for. All the men and woman who have fought to give us our freedom. Happy Birthday America. Hugs, Ellen

  6. Your cards are always an inspiration! Just wish the Magnetic Platforms weren’t on backorder until the end of Aug.

  7. Awesome card, Mary! I love the addition of the flower to the banner…and the Candy Dot too…dotted perfection all the way around!

  8. Happy 4th! Love the color combo…

  9. Clean and cute, Mary! I love the sassy, litle flower!

  10. Sweet sweet birthday card!

  11. Perfect CAS card, Mary! Adding the sentiment set and the birthday cake stamp to my wish list now!

  12. Seriously FUN card Mary! My favorite DSP is hands down the Polka Dot Parade……LOVE all the colors in this collection. Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th Girlfriend!

  13. Your card is lovely, I said I loved the sentiment and now I want this set. The colors are perfect to celebrate this 4th. of July. Happy Independence Day to all of your readers, God Bless the USA!!!!!

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