Twirly Whirly Birthday - PPA158 Color Challenge

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I have a wonderful color combination to share today courtesy of the Pals Paper Arts design team:

Isn't this combination just delightful? Here is what I came up with:

I am in need of a few birthday cards and wanted to use the Pinwheel Sizzlit Die and the Wishes Your Way Stamp Set before they retire on June 3rd. I also loaded up on some beautiful Designer Series Paper that will be retiring as's so sad to see these beautiful products retire but we must make room for beautiful NEW products!

Did you notice the Designer Series Paper I used for the pinwheel? I wanted to have one side be Pool Party and the other Summer Starfruit but I didn't have one Designer Series Paper that fit that bill so I created two pinwheels from the Sizzlits Die and attached them together before assembling the pinwheel...where there is a will there is a way!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Wishes Your Way (129156)

Paper: Pool Party (122924), Lucky Limeade (122926), Summer Starfruit (126839), Whisper White (100730) Cardstock; Comfort Cafe (126898), Birds of a Feather (126899), Patio Party (126916)Sunshine and Sprinkles (130670), 2011-2013 In Color (122384) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Lucky Limeade (126984) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die (129411)

Embellishments: 2012-2014 In Color Dahlias (127556), Pool Party Baker's Twine (125574)

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Hoppy Easter!

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I couldn't resist sharing this ADORABLE little bunny with you today. My bunny is inspired by a card I saw recently by Debbie Henderson. So cute! I CASEd the bunny exactly but changed up the layout to suit my taste.

Isn't that little tail the cutest ever?? This little guy comes together very quickly with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and the Large Oval Punch. His paw pads are punched from the confetti in the Cupcake Builder Punch. Add just a bit of a cotton ball, mushed together into a ball and you have a delightful little cotton tail! And the Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper is the finishing touch for a cheerful holiday greeting!

I hope you have enjoyed my little bunny and that you have a wonderful holiday!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Delightful Dozen (122652)

Paper: Whisper White (100730) Cardstock, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series paper (126922)

Ink: Regal Rose (126947) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Large Oval Punch (119855), Cupcake Builder Punch (121807), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stampin' Trimmer (126889)

Embellishments:  None

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A Note of Appreciation - FMS77

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For this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge I kept it simple and monochromatic!

Hello there and special welcome to those of you who are new to my little blog! Here is a peek at the wonderful sketch this week provided by designer Jennifer T:

 While I kept the colors simple, I was a bit free and easy with the sketch layout as you can see!

EZ Design Ideas: 

  • Using just one color makes putting a card together quick and easy...less decisions!
  • Let the products do the work for you! The Big Shot and new Ovals Collection Framelit Dies made easy work of punching out the sentiment, the new 1 1/4" Scallop Punch punched out a base for my Designer Builder Brad to rest on, and the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Pack quickly punched out a design element for the center of the Designer Builder Brad

  • You may notice that my embellishment is not centered perfectly with the ribbon, I chose instead to make it a focal point of it's own, creating a 'visual triangle'
  • I wanted this card to mail easily so I bent the prongs on the Designer Builder Brad back and forth until they broke off and just used a glue dot to adhere it to the card
  • I trimmed a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4" (just slightly smaller than the card base) so I could wrap and hide the end of the ribbon underneath and then popped that layer up with Stampin' Dimensionals 
  • The design element in the center of the Designer Builder Brad was just punched from the same Designer Series paper that was used for the background to tie in easily


I truly enjoyed creating today's project and hope that you are motivated to create something as well!

Thank you so much for visiting me here and for leaving such wonderful comments. They brighten my day and are very appreciated!

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Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Feel Goods (129684)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320) Cardstock, Sunshine & Sprinkles (126922) Designer Series Paper 

Ink: Melon Mambo (126948) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Ovals Collection (129381) Framelits Dies, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309),   1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (127811), Stampin' Trimmer (126889)

Embellishments:  Designer Builder Brads (129329), 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon in Melon Mambo (129293)

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