“Checking” Out Watercolor Wishes

Stampin Up Watercolor Wishes Hello Card & Envelope by Mary Fish StampinUp

I used the pretty pastels of today’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge to create a check pattern for this Watercolor Wishes “hello” card.

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge PPA293

This sweet palette was suggested by Michelle Gleeson of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team. Discover what the PPA Design Team members have created here and try this color combination yourself!


  • It’s hip to be square!  I used the Stampin’ Up! 1″ Square Punch to pop out perfect squares for my check pattern.

Stampin Up Watercolor Wishes Hello Card Idea by Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Layering the pastel squares over Basic Black card stock gives it a modern twist.
  • My Very Vanilla note card base measures 5″ x 3 1/2″ and fits neatly inside the Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake Note Card Envelope.
  • The darling daisies were created with the Flower Fair Framelits Dies and inspired by this card by Beth Beard.

Stampin Up Watercolor Wishes Hello Card by Mary Fish StampinUp

  • The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes photopolymer stamp set which is exclusively available as part of the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (#140406).  For $35, the kit offers everything you need to create 20 splashy cards and a stamp set you’ll use over and over.  Here’s a Stampin’ Up! video demonstration to tempt you further.

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

  • Hover and Pin it!  This photo shows key products for today’s Watercolor Wishes card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

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  1. Love this 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. Stunning card, Mary! It is so you!

  3. Oh MsMary how pretty, love how you did that , so colorful and all Easter colors
    Hugs Frenchie

  4. Fantastic Mary! So reminiscent of the color block fashion from the sixties. No one does this style better!

  5. Michelle Quinno

    I agree 100% with Brian King! This is fabulous!

  6. Love your take on this challenge…. clean, classy, and colorful!

  7. Mary, love this! I am going to CASE it for a class card. So pretty with the challenge colors, yet simple and beautiful.

  8. Beautiful layout and love your flowers..perfect in white!

  9. Nobody does bold and graphic with a sweet edge like you, Mary! Great card! The white flowers make it perfect.

  10. The colors are so spring like but I truly love the black background with enough white so it doesn’t overpower the colors. Great choice! The flowers are the icing on the cake. Thanks Mary – great card.

  11. Kadie in Arizona

    FANTASTIC card creation my friend!

  12. Love, love, love your play on the color palette. The colors look so striking against the black card stock. Watercolor Wishes was on my original wish list but I didn’t want the kit. I am still pining for the font of this set.

  13. Marlene Heringer

    Unbelievable gorgeous and CLEVER. I love the daisies. This is a beautiful card. I have Watercolor Wishes and have yet to open it. You’ve inspired me once again.

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