A Happy Hooray Card in Neutrals


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I’m nutty about neutrals!   I used gold (very trendy right now) and a neutral palette to create a sophisticated mix!  What do you think?  Please leave me a comment below.  I love hearing from you!  6-19Sketch208This week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA208) inspired my design.  Check out what the rest of the PPA Resident Artists have designed HERE and try the challenge yourself!


  • I used Stampin’ Up! Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Early Espresso cardstock for the “thanks” sentiment (A Happy Hooray stamp set).  It’s designed to be cropped perfectly with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

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  • Isn’t that little gold star the perfect embellishment for this card?  It’s from the Basics Hodgepodge Clips (new)!  I adhered the small piece of the star tucked behind the banner with Glue Dots so that it would stay in place.
  • Big and bold background!  So easy to create with the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  It’s definite a customer favorite and easily earned it’s spot on the list of My Favorite Things!

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  • I embossed the Crumb Cake Medium Envelope with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and another image from A Happy Hooray stamp set.


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  1. This card is just so perfectly, elegantly and simply YOU!!! Wow! I had even thought about buying this set ’till now. Thank you!!!

  2. Beautiful and elegant Mary!

  3. Classy and cute. Love the way your element swings!

  4. Very classy looking card

  5. Ninamarie Coulter

    I liked what you did with the sketch. I love neutral colors and you used them to the nines. The star was something I would never have thought of but will now try. Thank you for all of your ideas.

  6. I’m loving this card. The stamped image on the envelope is very appealing.

  7. Earlene Hannah

    Stunning card! I like the neutrals. Nice layout & color tones.

  8. Even though I am not partial to all neutral colors on a card, this is an exception. Very classy.

  9. Oh my goodness Mary, this is one of the most beautiful masculine cards I’ve seen lately. So rich the colors, so amazing that gold embossed sentiment, the entire layout is gorgeous and the little star pin, just a wonderful detail. This one is going into my ”Masculine Cards” file right now!!
    Thank you much for the inspiration.

  10. I absolutely LOVE everything about this card! Great Work Mary!!!

  11. Ooooooooooo, pretty , love neutrals , that turn out so pretty.
    Tfs ,
    Hugs frenchie

  12. Robbye: Candy Dots are one of my favorite easy ways to add quick interest! Hugs, M

  13. Hi Charlene: The stamp image (red rubber) is solid other than the area where the sentiment is. This way thanks (the negative part of the stamps) shows through by contrast on the Early Espresso card stock next to the gold. M

  14. I love the gold touches. It really makes a sophisticated card!

  15. How do you emboss the whole circle gold & leave the words unembossed? Is that what I’m seeing? Love this card!!

  16. This card is beautiful. I love all of SU’s neutrals and think when you combine several of them you can create a great card. Plus neutrals can work for anyone, male or female. The addition of the little star clip and the candy dots gives it that extra little punch that takes a card from good to great.

  17. Mary, This card is so adorable. I love the clips. The neutrals are great. I also love when you put the pictures of your supplies.
    Have a great day, Mary. happy Stamping. Ellen Hinds

  18. Thanks, Brenda. Glad you like the photo images of the products. I think it makes it much easier to identify and see the products in detail.

  19. I too am partial to neutrals . But I really like your new way of letting us know what products were used. It makes it so much nicer. Love your Blog.

  20. Awesome card Mary! I really love how the circle theme is repeated in the embossed background, medallion, and dots.

  21. Thanks for such kind feedback. I often forget I have the clips but this set of hodgepodge clips is adorable–should be easy to remember!

  22. Love the gold embossing and I adore the sweet clip! I am kind of a clip fan myself 🙂

  23. SMASHING results using the Gold Embossing Powder on Early Espresso. LOVE THIS CARD!

  24. CLEAN AND CLASSY!!!!! LOVE the neutral colors.

  25. Terry Molineux

    I just LOVE IT!!!! Great layout – very simple but elegant…a must MASCULINE CARD FOR SURE!

  26. So clean and neat, love your card.



  28. I love everything about this card. The simple layout, the neutral colors, the elegant embossing, the stamp set, the polka dots, and the little clip! Wonderful!

  29. Nancy Farrell

    Very nice card Mary. I like the neutral colors on it. The gold star is a nice touch. 🙂

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