Thursday, May 26, 2016

PPA302 Sketch by Nicole Watt -- Old and New, Stepped Up and CAS

It's time to entice you to play at Pals Paper Arts again! My the time flies! I hope you like Nicole's sketch. I LOVE it! I did the above "stepped-up" version and then, scroll below to see the Clean and Simple version! The CAS one is easier to mail, of course! The stepped-up version will be my Thank You cards to customers this month. I will be handing them their orders, of course.

I used Suite Sayings stamp set, which I adore. It carried over to the new catalog that goes live June 1st! Also, I'm using a sneak peek of the new Designer Series Paper called Pop of Pink! It's specialty and has two different sheets that have gold foil designs. The horizontal bar across the top is shiny in the bottom photo. 

Here is a close up of the embellishments (both the twine and the paper clip are retiring in a few short days!)

Clean and Simple version

If I were making a lot of these, I'd make them this way!
SO, my friends: Which card do you like better? Vote by leaving a comment below! I love to read them. Thank you for checking out my cards today.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Happy 70th!

I really like today's card, and I hope you do, too! I CASEd it from Chantal De Kaste. The only thing I changed was the number-- I needed it to be 70. My friend already received her card and she LOVED it, too! The Number of Years stamp set is already one of my favorites. It came out in the Occasions Catalog. I love that you can stamp and cut the letters using the matching framelits, OR you can simply cut out the numbers and use those. Cutting them from plain colored card stock or designer series paper gives you so many options.

Here is a close up of my details. I added the rhinestones because the lady who got this card is special! I also added the "th." I love that the set includes this little detail.

I hope you liked looking at my card today and that you will leave a comment! And thank you to Chantal for her beautiful inspiration!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ballon Background for PPA THREE HUNDRED!

Where has the time gone!! Pals Paper Arts is celebrating our 300th Challenge!! I hope you will celebrate with us and play along by creating a card using our sketch by the lovely and talented Design Team member Sandra Conner. After you create, photograph your card and upload it to a public gallery or your blog and link it back to the challenge page

Did you know that the DT picks their three favorites each week and puts them on display on Wednesdays?

I am loving texture this week as seen in my Pals Blog Hop yesterday, and today's card has plenty of it!

My burlap ribbon frames a slice of the upcoming Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper and Another print from the same package is framed using Watermelon Wonder card stock. Those fun balloons in the background are punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  

The "celebrate" sentiment is from the soon-coming Thoughtful Banners stamp set and is punched with the brand new Duet Banner punch. June 1st is coming soon!! I can't wait to show you more from our new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May Pals Blog Hop Stepping Out with Textures or Techniques

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My idea for adding texture to any card or project is to use the Confetti Hearts Border Punch. I cut a strip of Flirty Flamingo card stock 1-1/4" x 5" to fit across the note card.  

This is what the card looks like without the texture. Nice, but I also like it with the border of sweet hearts!
See the list below the Blog Hop Line-up for my supplies.
 What do you think? Do you prefer the texture or the non-texture card? I love comments!
Two cards side by side

Close up of the hearts border

Thank you for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

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Textured Thank You Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White Note Cards
Stamps: Suite Sayings, All About Everything (April PP)
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi
Punch: Confetti Hearts Border Punchpost signature