PPA #271 – A Happy Heart

Time for another Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  The colors this week are a great combination and include one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors…Hello Honey.  This is an In-Color that is due to retire at the end of the annual catalog.  In my opinion, it really needs to stick around.  But I will definitely be using it as much as possible before then and probably after too!


This card came together very fast once I determined that there was a Designer Series Paper that included each of these colors in the same pattern.  It kind of felt like cheating a little…….

Watermarked Photo 1 (2015-10-12-1456)

The DSP is from the English Garden collection in the annual catalog and this is just one of the beautiful patterns.  Sometimes with the Designer Series Papers there are one or two patterns that I know I will never use but not with this one.  I will probably go through a few packages before they retire.  This particular pattern makes me happy so I chose a happy sentiment.  This one is from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set, which is not in any catalog, but can still be ordered.  I’ve included the ordering number in the product scroll below.  I also used a piece of DSP from the 2014-2016 In Color Paper Stacks.

Watermarked Photo 4 (2015-10-12-1457)      Watermarked Photo 1 (2015-10-12-1456)

I wasn’t sure what orientation, I wanted the card to be, so I created one each way.  Honestly, I still don’t know which I like better.  I think this card works well both ways.

The inside of the card is stamped with another sentiment from the same set and a flower from the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  This set coordinates so well with the DSP.  The front of the envelope is also stamped and the flap is covered in DSP to give it a truly custom look.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2015-10-12-1457)    Watermarked Photo 3 (2015-10-12-1457)

Thanks very much for taking the time to look in on my project today.  I welcome your comments or would be happy to answer any questions.

Happy Monday,




  1. English Garden is one of my favorites too, and you’ve used it beautifully for this color challenge! Thanks for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Love this DSP, lovely card and great job with the bow! Thanks for playing along with the Pals color challenge this week!

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