Monday, October 24, 2016

Under the Weather

I can never have enough get well cards on hand. When someone is sick, you want to send or give a card right away, not have to sit down and make one in a hurry! This is a card I CASED from Susie Kalantarian on Splitcoast. She got her idea from the Annual Catalog, which was showing the Ronald McDonald stamp set "My Hero."

Here, you can see I used the "Weather Together" stamp set to add clouds, which look like they are raining because I used the Umbrella Weather Thinlits to cut out raindrops. The same set of thinlits gave me my umbrella handle. A strip of Blooms and Bliss DSP adds a little color across the bottom of the card. 

I'll now be ready when a friend isn't feeling well. I know when I receive a card, it always makes me feel a little bit better.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hello From Mr. Fishy--PPA323 Color Challenge

I needed a workshop card and I thought why not enter this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge AND design my workshop card? The workshop gals loved it and it was easy to create. I'm not totally in love with Emerald Envy, but on this design, using the In Color designer paper, I really love how it looks!

I love this little fishy in Tangerine Tango, too! blub, blub, blub! If you'd like to play along, just create a card using the color chart above and then link your creation via your blog or online gallery. We'd love to see what you create!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

PPA322 The Best is Yet to Come

I added Clear Wink of Stella over the snowflake for more sparkle.

The Pals Paper Arts Sketch or Color chart is designed to inspire you to begin making a card. This week, Susan Itell has provided a fun sketch for all to enjoy. I have come to enjoy using these and others to get me started. Somehow, I always miss the fact that a sketch is square and this week is no exception. I was focused on those lovely horizontal stripes and immediately knew I wanted to use ribbons and knots!

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I love the colors that the Holiday Catalog uses with the Frosted Medallions suite of products. They are soft and I never considered using Sweet Sugarplum quite so much as when I saw the Glitter Ribbon! It's beautiful! It comes in a combo pack of Sweet Sugarplum and Silver. It's a stunning combo. And when you buy the ribbon, you might as well get the Fancy Frost Sequins so you can add even more sparkle to your cards :-)

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Thank you for looking. I hope you were inspired to start creating a card using our sketch and see where it leads to. Then upload your card to our blog: Pals Paper Arts. We'd love to see YOU play along!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pals Blog Hop - "Wicked Folds"

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature cards made using “wicked” folds. What is a “wicked” fold? It is anything other than the standard A2 card fold. 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.

I believe this is called an "easel card", or a version of one. It's not wicked at all, but easy to duplicate. You simply cut the card base the same way you would (any shape or size) then cut out the middle of the front to make a "frame." (I made a 3/4" cut using my Stampin' Trimmer, turning the card for each side).  Score the frame horizontally halfway down the frame and then make a second card front "frame" the same size as your card front and adhere that over the bottom of the fold. When you close the card it looks like the photo below. It's flat for mailing. You could make it a shaker care using TWO Window Sheets instead of the Window Sheet and Watercolor Paper like I used here.

The little stamped circles popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals help keep the card standing up.

In this version, I placed an Window Sheet between the frame and my watercolor paper. The watercolor paper has a skyline painted on it with four birds drawn on. The Window Sheet has the motorcycle stamped in Jet Black Stazon. In person it looks more 3-D with the bike in the foreground. I added the top frame using Stampin' Dimensionals. The motorcycle does not look fuzzy in person, but when I uploaded the photos, they blurred a little for some reason. Sorry about that! :-(

Materials Used: One Wild Ride stamp set, Watercolor Paper, Window Sheets, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla card stock, Jet Black Stazon, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker; Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky inks; Big Shot with Bunch of Banners Framelits, 3/4" Circle Punch, Tombow Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks 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!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

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