PPA 178 Birthday Basics Card

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Today’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA178) (a combination of Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit) offers a fresh palette with a retro edginess!  Love it with Very Vanilla.  How about you?  Please leave me a comment below!6a00e54f95df928834019b00a003c3970d-800wi

See what the rest of the PPA Artists have designed with these colors and play along HERE!


  • Does it get any simpler?  Each of the three rectangles measures 2 1/4″ X 1 1/4″.  They are stacked together and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  • The perfect polish!  I cropped the envelope liner with the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Dies.  There are three different sized framelits in the set.  Each coordinates with Stampin’ Up! envelope in the following sizes:  Medium (5 3/4″ x 4 3/8″, coordinates with a standard A2 card), Note Card (5 1/8″ x 3 5/8″, coordinates with a 5″ x 3 1/2″ note card) or Square (3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″, coordinates with a 3″ x 3″ card).

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Stamp Set:  Itty Bitty Banners (Wood-Mount 132022 or Clear-Mount 126257)
Paper:  Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (130145), Early Espresso (119686), Summer Starfruit (126839), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (129267), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172)
The Perfect Touch:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126871), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300)



  1. Love it Mary. Birthday cake or gift it all works so well! TFS!

  2. LOVE your paper stack of wishes!!

  3. WOW!!! You have nailed that retro edginess!!! I absolutely love this card design with the DSP!! Very nice!!!

  4. Beautiful, Mary! Reminds me of a layer cake?each layer is different but makes one perfectly delightful cake! Yum!!

  5. Maria A. Rodriguez

    Mary, I absolutely love this card, Crisp Cantaloupe is one of my most favorite new colors. This combination of colors is a bit hard to do but you did an amazing job in this fabulous card, the addition of the Early Espresso ribbon is the perfect touch.

  6. Another CAS “Mary” card…you always make everything seem so effortless!!! Great card all the way around – HOME-RUN!

  7. the first thing that popped in my head when I viewed your card
    was Neapolitan ice cream! does anyone remember the single serving
    squares of that ice cream? do stores still sell that?
    yummy ice cream & yummy card. you think i’m hungry???

  8. mary why did my last comment say Reply Edit and Delete, Ellen Hinds

  9. Dear Mary, Your card is so adorable. Il love the colors and the and the bow is so sweet. You are amazing. happy zStamping,
    Ellen Hinds

  10. Love it too!
    Must order the dsp ?

  11. Ms Mary , pretty , so simple and so neat card , love your colors ,
    And just can’t make bows like you , I try and try ,
    One day !!!
    Have a nice day !
    Hugs frenchie ,

  12. Not too sure about this color combo but your card and layout are really cute. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love the addition of black with these colors! Great accent!

  14. Super Great Birthday Card Mary!

  15. What a great mix of papers! And that adorable little butterfly…a fabulous card!

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