A Thousand Thanks - Pals Paper Arts #225

A Thousand Thanks

To be perfectly honest, at first glance I was not very impressed with the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!. But as frequently happens when starting with a sketch in mind, these two papers jumped out at me and I KNEW they would be perfect together with this layout. I'm so glad I had them on hand! I loved being able to bring out the Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow in the pattern paper for a crisp color combination. The sentiment, from the Lots of Thanks stamp set, keeps with the crisp, minimalist tone of the card.

A Thousand Thanks

I love the juxtaposition of elegant and pretty masculine colors and patterns with a layered flower. I used the Flower Patch stamp set, along with the Flower Fair Framelits Dies, and kept with the color scheme, only this time pulling out the Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.

I think the flower, instead of leaves, is a pleasant surprise addition to this card and keeps it fun and slightly whimsical.

A Thousand Thanks

And of course, the envelope liner is the icing on the cake. I just love the envelope liners, they add so much substance and beauty to the overall gift of the card. It really makes the card feel extra special:)

I was inspired by this delightful, delightful, delightful, (did I mention that it's delightful?) sketch from the Pals Paper Arts design team. They always have such fun challenges to play along with!

If you are so moved, you still have a bit of time to play along with the challenge, so please hop on over to see what the design team has created for you this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

EZ Peasy Stampin' Up! Supplies List:

Paper: Soft Suede Cardstock; Color Me Autumn Monsters Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Flower Patch, Lots of Thanks

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads

Tools: Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelit Dies, Envelope Liner Framelit Die

Accessories: Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Regals Designer Buttons

Timeless Talk Birthday Wishes - The Paper Players #219

Welcome to Monday! This week, I'm okay with Monday because it's my short week and I have Friday OFF!! Yep, a whole day of undisturbed stamping...the thought just makes me so happy!

I WASN'T going to stamp today, my plans were to complete all my chores, but then I saw this cute sketch over at The Paper Players and I was instantly diverted...

It's just SO fun and my mind was instantly spinning with ideas. This was the first card to bubble out...

Timeless Talk Birthday Wishes - The Paper Players #219

And right about now, you're thinking 'Wait!, what Designer Series Paper is THAT from?' Right? Well, it's from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper! Yes, it's retired but it's also on Stampin' Up!'s clearance rack at a phenomenal price! Aren't they just tooo cute together?

Timeless Talk Birthday Wishes - The Paper Players #219

The paper has a masculine tone to it so I chose a stamp from the Timeless Talk stamp set that I thought would compliment it well. The stamp and the sentiment are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.

I went looking for an accent to put in the upper left hand corner and found this fun decorative paper clip. But when I attached it with the ampersand out, the rest of the clip was hidden and it looked unfinished so I put the ampersand behind the paper and the rest of the clip out, but then I thought what a waste of a decorative ampersand if I'm just going to hide it....

So I pulled out my Multipurpose Liquid Glue and ever so lightly applied thin dots of it to the back of my paper clip and laid it on my card. PERFECT!! And the glue is sticking like, well, glue!! It's not going anywhere!! LOVE!!

Honestly folks, card making doesn't get much more simple than this! Stampin' Up! has really done all the work for me with super papers, inks, and stamps. The finishing touch was to use my Envelope Punch Board to round the lower right hand corner.

Please let me know what you think and how you would have handled my ampersand dilemma!

Thanks for stopping by!!

EZ Peasy Stampin' Up! Supplies List:

Paper: Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Timeless Talk

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tools: Big Shot, Envelope Liner Framelit Dies, Envelope Punch Board, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Accessories: Essentials Hardware Clips


Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

It's time for another challenge from the Can You Case It Design Team...and a very timely one at that!

Are you all ready for Halloween? I'm so excited that it's on a Friday this year...I expect lots more little visitors this year! Here is my Halloween card for you all...

Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

As my years progress, I find myself wanting Halloween to be more fun rather than scary so I wanted my Jack-o-Lanterns to welcome little hobgoblins to my door rather than make them afraid, I think these fit the bill!

And when I was done with my card, my pumpkins wanted some sparkle added in...so I guess they are little girl pumpkins!! lol

Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

We have added some new designers to the Can You Case It Design Team so I hope you will pop on over and see what the other designers have created to inspire you!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by!!

EZ Peasy Stampin' Up! Supplies List:

Paper: Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Fall Fest; Ghoulish Greetings

Ink: Tangelo Twist and Garden Green Classic Stampin Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tools: Big Shot, Fun Fall Framelit Dies

Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments

Simple Christmas Wish - CAS(E) This Sketch #96

Hello there stampers! We are starting to get closer to Christmas...have you started your cards yet? No? Well then, here's an idea for a quick and fun Christmas card that would be easy to mass produce!

Simple Christmas Wish - CAS(E) This Sketch #96

What do you think? Two stamp sets and a touch of DSP and you are all set!

Simple Christmas Wish - CAS(E) This Sketch #96

My inspiration for this card was the super-duper cute sketch this week over at CAS(E) This Sketch:

Isn't that a great sketch?

Design Notes:

  • Small details like the scallop edge can make a big difference
  • Using just a bit of Designer Series Paper can stretch your holiday dollars...you can make 16 of the same card with just one 12 x 12 sheet of Designer Series Paper!
  • Using one ink for all of the images saves time!
  • I used a Framlit for my sentiment but if you don't have one, no problem! Just substitute for a hand-trimmed square or perhaps a circle punch!
  • Add a bit of sparkle without the glitter mess with Wink of Stella 

Simple Christmas Wish - CAS(E) This Sketch #96

I'm working to have all my Christmas stash of cards and tags ready to go by Halloween...I better get on it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I truly appreciate your time!