PPA102 Quilted Summer Picnic

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This week's Pals Paper Arts Inspiration Challenge (PPA102) is about summer.  My mind tracked to thoughts of a summer picnic for today's card.  However, any summer theme will do. Play along!  Get challenge details and see the PPA Design Team's card samples!

I finally pulled up my "big girl pants" and tried a simple version of Ellen Smallwood's quilting technique.  Click here to see Ellen's samples and tips that you raved about in my previous post.  Ellen's Dresden Pattern Details.

Here's a "before" of my flower:

Stampin up blossom petals punch domestic goddess designer series paper

Voil?!  Here's an "after."  I used the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and the Stampin' Up! Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add the delicious texture.

Stampin up quilt card blossom petals punch
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • Stampin up rubber stamp punch paper quilting card I used the red and white check pattern from  Stampin' Up!Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper (new in the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog).  It reminds me of a cotton tablecloth when embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • I took the easy route of punching out petals using the Blossom Petals Builder Punch rather than Ellen's dresden pattern. The punch idea was offered by Julie Talford in the original "quilting with paper" post.  Thanks for making it easier for me, Julie.
  • The Daffodil Delight Medallion on the flower center began as a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch.  Check out this tutorial to learn how to make this quick conversion.
  • The sentiment is from a new rubber stamp set called Friendly Phrases.  To keep the feel of the card cohesive but have a boost of personality, the "O" in "WOW" was transformed into a flower, too.

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Stampin up quilt card friendly phrases rubber stamps Stamp Set:  Friendly Phrases (W126149, C126151)
Paper:  Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper (122355), Daffodil Delight (119683), Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Owl Builder Punch (Small Flower Center, 118074), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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My Top 10 Favorite Stampin’ Up! Accessories

I previously shared My Favorite Stamps from the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  Today I reveal My Favorite New Accessories!  Leave me a comment at the end of this post with your favorite (or favorites)!  I would love to hear!

MARY'S TOP 10 FAVORITE ACCESSORIES FROM THE NEW CATTY!

1.  2011-2013 In Colors:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo.  What's not to love?

2 X 11 Smooth Card Stock - by Stampin' Up!

2.  Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (122366, p. 183).  Classy patterns that get the added punch of black flocking and metallic ink.

Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

3.  Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper (122355, p. 184).  I'm the last person who falls within the definition of "domestic goddess."  However, those colors and patterns have me singing for the sixties!

Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

4.  Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper (122348, 186).  Bold, bright and fun! 

Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

5.  Ruffled Ribbon (comes in the five 2011-2013 In Colors, p. 194).  Charming ruffled edge and easy to tie.

8 Inch Ruffled Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!

6.  Mini Clothespins (122942, p. 198).  Unique and clever for clipping on a sentiment or hanging your tiniest shirts (just kidding on the shirts).

Mini Clothespins Adornments - by Stampin' Up!

7.  Cherry Cobbler (122949) and Tempting Turquoise (122950) Stampin' Emboss Powder (p. 201).  You loved when Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo were added to the Summer Mini Catalog line-up.  This was an automatic wish list item for me.

   Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up!

       

8.  Clear Mount Foam (124236, p. 205):  I fell head over heels for Stampin' Up!'s clear-mount stamps when they were introduced and haven't looked back.  This clear-mount foam allows me to convert my wood stamps to clear.  Dreamboat.  Video coming soon!

Clear-Mount Cling Foam - by Stampin' Up!

9.  Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362, p. 211).  What a statement this big border proudly makes! 

Large Lace Ribbon Border Punch - by Stampin' Up!

10.  Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123134, p. 218).  Stampin' Up! embossing folders give rich, patterned results and the new Houndstooth option is stunning.

Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!

Here's a sneak peek of my Pals Paper Arts project for tomorrow's PPA challenge.  Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper (see above) gets "quilted."  Be sure to see this week's PPA favorites.

Stampin up quilt card blossom petals punch

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Pals July Hop: Stampin’ Up! Three Little Pigs

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It was true love when I first laid eyes on "Button Buddies" rubber stamp set–new to the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. 

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This set also landed on My Favorite Stamps List.  The bottom line?  With this set, you are just a button away from ?ber cute!

Stampin up button buddies pig trio dotted scallop ribbon border punch

For my contribution to the Pals July Blog Hop, I introduce you to my "Three Little Pigs" (Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry). I combined the little pig from Button Buddies with the sentiments from Pennant Parade (also new).  Hop with the Stampin' Pretty Pals and I as we share projects using new goodies from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!  Be sure to follow the list of hoppers at the end of this post and get some creative ideas for using new Stampin' Up! rubber stamps and accessories.

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I created a simple pizza box to hold the 3 x 3  note cards and Mini Square Envelopes (107309).  Click to watch my Pizza Box Video Tutorial and receive the instructions for cutting and scoring.  I love little sets like this to thank a host, reward a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals or cheer up a friend.

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:   For the scallop edge on the mini envie, I found it easiest to crop off the curved part of the flap so I would have a straight edge to adhere the border to.

Stampin up button buddies pizza box video tutorial punch
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  The flower stamp from Button Buddies coordinates perfectly with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854) and 1/2" Circle Punch (119869).  This made popping out the flowers a snap!

Stampin up button buddies pretty in pink pig  mini envelope
Here's the recipe for "This Little Piggy!"  (LOL). It starts with a 3 x 3 Whisper White card base

Stamp Sets:  Button Buddies (W122735, C122737), Pennant Parade (W122740, C122742)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (100459)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink (101301), Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Small Oval Punch (120908), Owl Builder Punch (small circle, 118074)
The Perfect Touch:  White Baker's Twine (124262), Subtles Designer Buttons (119745), Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Whisper White Mini Square Envelope (107309), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)

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PALS HOP LINE-UP

  1. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  2. Melissa Ordelheide at Natural Stampin
  3. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  6. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  7. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  11. Jeanne Norris at My Creative Impressions
  12. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  13. Joan Norris at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Stephanie Uzee at Stampin' with Suzee
  15. Joanna Munster at Inspired by Stamping
  16. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  17. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  18. Rae Harper at Wild West Stampin', Scrappin' & Crafts

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