Blocks of Color . . . So Fresh for Spring!

Stampin Up Helping Me Grow Friend Friendship Card By Mary Fish Pinterest

Oo la la!  I’m an avid fan of blocks of pretty colors . . . so graphic and clean.  It really makes the embossed spring flowers pop!  Don’t you agree?  Please leave me a comment or your questions HERE!

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

HAVE YOU PLAYED THE PPA?  I used the pretty colors from this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge as my starting place.   See what the design team has created with the colors for inspiration and play along here!


  • Perfect for spring!  Helping Me Grow stamp set is a spring card essential!  It’s available in photopolymer (clear), my favorite Stampin’ Up! style of stamp for easy placement and crisp coverage.
Stampin Up Helping Me Grow Stamp Set

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  • The individual strips of color measure 1″ x 5″.  The three together measure 3″ x 4 7/8″.

Stampin Up Helping Me Grow Friend Friendship Card By Mary Fish

  • I adhered the strips of color to Whisper White card stock and heat embossed the flowers with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Stampin Up Helping Me Grow Friend Friendship Card Idea By Mary Fish

  • A simple “friend” sentiment (also Helping Me Grow) flows beautifully with the design.

Stampin Up Helping Me Grow Friend Friendship Card By Mary Fish Envelope Liner

  • I used the Stampin’ Up! Hexagon Punch to crop the flagged end of the sentiment.

Stampin Up 2015-17 Designer Series Paper Stack

  • The final touch is a splashy polka dot pattern in Watermelon Wonder (2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper) for the envelope liner.
  • 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. Amazing card Mary! Congratulations! This project is one of my most popular pins this week and is being highlighted on my blog today. Thanks for sharing. Kylie xx

  2. Mary,

    I love this card! It’s so pretty! I used your layout for my own entry into the pals Paper Arts challenge–with a shout out to you and link on my blog:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Judy in Maricopa

    Love it! Clean & crisp…with delicate embossing!

  4. Ooooo, I love it ,love the flowers on white , great job MsMary, tfs
    The colors are beautiful also,
    Have a nice weekend
    Hugs Frenchie

  5. You always think of cool stuff like stamping white over three color panels to make a beauitful card! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  6. All these sweet comments really make my heart sing! Thank you!

  7. Lillikan Harper

    Agree, agree, agree!!!!!

  8. Mary, this card is aces! I love the color blocking and the Embossing is the perfect way to make this image pop! Fabulous job! I have been trying not to purchase this stamp set…but you have me wavering!

  9. I absolutely love the color combo. It is so me!

  10. Fabulous use of Whisper White Craft Ink! Love it Mary!

  11. No wonder you could hardly wait for this stamp set to arrive!! This card is stunning. Such a gorgeous way to showcase the large hyacinth! Off to pin…

  12. Susan from Colorado

    Mary, I just bought this stamp set – not for the flowers – but for all the other stamps. In fact I had thought of throwing away the flowers … till I saw your card! I’m having an attitude adjustment 🙂

  13. Beautiful

  14. This is a WOW card! The colors and the layout are fabulous.

  15. Mary, you did it again! I did not have this set on my list but now it’s a MUST have! Love the white embossing on your panels. Fabulous!

  16. Absolutely beautiful!

  17. Mary,I love this card it is so simple and sweet. I love the colors and the blocking. The white embossed flower just pops. Great job Mary, hugs. Ellen Hinds

  18. I love the colors and design with the embossed flowers on top of the CS, with no coloring involved. Very CAS.

  19. Awesome, clean and simple card Mary! Great use of the color strips.

  20. Score another beautiful card for you, Mary!

  21. Gorgeous, Mary! This image is perfect for the gorgeous color blocking on your card. Love it!

  22. FABULOUS creation with this yummy color challenge.

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