PPA163 & a New WOW! Video

Stampin up stampinup pretty order it hexagon punch too kind tutorial video card idea
Need a quick sympathy or “cheer up” card?  This Quick & Pretty card (goes together in 10 minutes or less and requires minimal supplies) really helps me get my heartfelt messages off to recipients promptly.  Click and scroll for more Quick & Pretty card ideas.


I used this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA163) to get the wheels turning!  I was determined to find a way to use these colors other than in a classic, patriotic style.

GOOD NEWS!  The Pals Paper Arts Design Challenge has gone to a weekly (instead of twice a month) format–just the boost you need each week.  Make it a point to play along!


  • I cropped the same partial shape with the Stampin’ Up! Hexagon Punch for the mini envelope (tutorial below) that I did with the little jean pocket recently.  See previous post and video for the pocket HERE.


  • Imagine a trio of these little envelopes in different colors for your next card!

Stampin up stampinup pretty order it hexagon punch too kind tutorial video card ideas

  • Ready, set, stamp and go!  I love the Stampin’ Up! Note Card and Envelope set for producing cards in a jiffy.  Very budget friendly at $5.95 for a pack of 20 Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.
  • I went outside the box and used Whisper White instead of Very
    Vanilla.  I preferred how white looked with the Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot
    Paper (Regals Designer Series Paper Stack).  Feel free to choose
    similar colors (other hues or even other brands) and still participate in the
    PPA challenge!

COMING UP!  I’ll be in my “lab” this weekend experimenting with many of the new products from the Holiday Catalog.  The customer sales period begins Aug. 1.  Hope you’re ready for a Week of Sneak Peeks starting next Monday!

NEED A COPY OF THE HOLIDAY CATALOG and don’t have a current relationship with another Stampin’ up! Demonstrator?  Fill out this form and I’ll send you one FREE.  U.S. residents only.  My Stampin’ Pretty Preferred Customers will automatically be receiving them–no need to email me!  Expected catalog arrival no later than July 31.

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Stampin up stampinup pretty order it hexagon punch too kind tutorial video cards ideas

Stamp Set:  Too Kind (Wood-Mount 130447, Clear-Mount 130450)
Paper:  Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (130139), Midnight Muse (126842), Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (131527)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860)
Cool Tools:  Hexagon Punch (130919), Bone Folder (optional, 102300), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (optional, 122334)
The Perfect Touch:  Regals Candy Dots (130932), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)


  1. Anne Marie Sweeney

    Leave it to you Mary ,To come up with such a brilliant idea love it .thanks for sharing… Hugs Anne

  2. So cute Mary! Your mini envelope is such a sweet finishing touch. Great video too!

  3. very cute! it reminds me of a little clutch. you should “accessorize” a dress form with it! 🙂

  4. So cute! I agree with what Kylie said, it looks like a clutch.

    Ter 😉

  5. Cuteness overload with the tiny envelope!! Very clever card!! Thank you Mary for supporting PPA2!!

  6. Ginger Toivonen

    Great video Mary! Who knew how many uses there are for the hexagon punch!

  7. Precious! Another cute and clever idea! Thanks Mary, HUGS, Di

  8. I never would have guessed you made it using the hexagon punch….brilliant! Looking forward to seeing you next week at Convention and thank you for all your support.

  9. What a great idea, Mary! And what an adorable card! Thanks for supporting PPA2!

  10. Thanks for the great idea!! So cute!!!

  11. Chris R. from Iowa

    Your WOW videos are the greatest! This cleaver quick touch is just the cutest idea! I love that you showed both cards – totally two different looks with a great idea! Gotta run and try this! I was thinking you had cut and folded it all up to make it. This is so quick and easy and oh so, cute!!!!

  12. Carol Carriveau

    Mary you are sooo wonderfully creative…and innovative! Love your videos and thank you for sharing this fabulous idea!

  13. What a cool idea!

  14. Oh wow, Mary. You are making me really want to get the hexagon punch!! Beautiful card – as always 🙂

  15. Thanks for the video, Mary! CUTE envelope idea. So simple, too!

  16. What a great way to think “out of the box” with the hexagon punch! Thanks so much for sharing:)

  17. These tiny envelopes are beyond sweet!

  18. LOVE how you took these colors and used them in something other than the traditional patriotic style that we all think about when we see Red, White and Blue colors together. LOVE the mini envelope technique and will be sharing that little tip with my Hailey Girl for a Skype Sunday. Thanks friend for sharing!

  19. ooh so cute Ms Mary , your soo crafty !!!!!!
    hugs frenchie

  20. I love the look of this little envelope on this very CAS card. Thanks for the video too Mary, I love it when you show us other great ways to use our SU tools.

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