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It’s time for a new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA246) and I LOVE this mix of colors for spring!  Check out what the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Resident Artists have dreamed up HERE using these soft and pretty colors.  Play along!



  • Quick and crisp coordination.  I used the Flower Medallion Punch to crop the sweet flower image from Petal Potpourri, one of my favorite flowers for spring!

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  • A gold metal button and touch of Whisper White cotton twine (Painted Blooms Cotton Twine) dress up the flower center.
  • Washi Tape offers a simple way to add stripes of color and pattern.  The Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe patterns are from Sweet Sadie Washi Tape and the bottom Crumb Cake pattern is from Epic Day Washi Tape.

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  • Three sequins from the 2013-2015 In Colors Sequin Assortment add a touch of sparkle and artistic “randomness.”
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.



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  1. Hi Connie: I send cards like these all the time. I recommend adding a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2card stock to layer on top of the front (to cover the bumps). In addition (and just to be safe), I use a 70 cent stamp (required by the post office if theres a rigid object) and add please hand cancel on the front of the card. Honestly, this doesnt guarantee it will be hand canceled but helps. With these tips, I never have a problem with delivery. M

  2. Wonderful to hear, Michelle. I love simplicity . . . even in my home decor!

  3. thanks so much, Linda. i need to use my washi tape more often!

  4. So cute, Ingrid, with the layered word!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Mary,

    Love this card! Cased it, if you would like to see:

    Thanks for all of your inspiration!

    Kind regards Ingrid

  6. The washi tape looks great behind your flower! Very sweet card!

  7. Hi Martha:

    To play, create a project with these colors and upload a photo to any public gallery or a blog, if you have one. Go to this link At the of the pals paper arts challenge, you will see an option to add your project. Please let me know if you need any additional help. So excited you want to play! M

  8. Martha Coronado

    Dear Mary, I love this challenge and would love to be a part of it but don’t know where to upload the picture of my entry. If you could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it very much. P.S. I love your website.

  9. Your crisp and clean style never disappoints and always inspires!

  10. Hi Mary,
    Love the accents and such a pretty card. Do you happen to know if a card like this can be sent through regular mail? I’m always so nervous my cards will get rejected when going through the machines at the post office, so I make them very flat and plain, and don’t feel great about sending them off that way. I know you mail cards all the time, so I would appreciate any advice you have.

  11. What a sweetie, Katy. Thanks. Yes. The washi tape wraps around but I try not to put any tension on it. I adhere it to the wide area first and then wrap the ends around. Not sure if it will help you but maybe?

  12. Such a sweet card, Mary, and a great example of using the washi tape! I love it on the angle framing that bold flower. From what I see, you tucked the washi under the first paper layer, right? My washi tape that is not “tucked” curls on me but that might be the humidity in the Atlanta area. Now to pin this for later CASE… 🙂

  13. Oh, Vicki . . . youll want to try out some of the Stampin Up! Washi Tape. Coordinates with our colors and other paper/embellishments!

  14. Thanks, Dawn. I appreciate your comments so much!

  15. Great idea with the Washi Tape! That bold flower is a fantastic addition!

  16. Great question, Julie. I like to use a paper-piercing tool (that i have designated for glue and nothing else) and a tiny bit of Liquid Multipurpose glue. Thanks!

  17. Love the card. Washi tape is always a great go-to. I have a silly question, What adhesive do you use to get the sequins to stick?

  18. Wow, this is gorgeous, Mary!

  19. Your flower is adorable with a button and bow center!

  20. What a great card, Mary. I’m not familiar with using the Washi Tape but looks like I need to learn. This card looks easy to make and has such an impact. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Thanks so much, RK! Your feedback means the world!

  22. This is so pretty! Gorgeous design and gorgeous colors.

  23. I hadnt used my Washi Tape in a while and felt it was time to give it the light of day! Thanks, Kadie!

  24. I’m hooked on Washi Tape and love how you used it on this card. Petal Potpourri just has to be one of my all time favorite flowers made by SU.

  25. Thanks, Kerry WB. Your comments mean so much!

  26. Very pretty, Mary! I love your use of Washi to create a backdrop for your flower! And that button center works so well!

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