PPA #270 – Cozy Hello

The challenge at Pals Paper Arts this week is a color challenge.  I must admit that one of the colors, Sahara Sand albeit a pretty plain neutral color is one of my favorites and Blackberry Bliss is definitely high on my list of favorite colors, too.   This being said I still did not have any great ideas for this challenge. Usually when presented with a challenge that has me stumped, I try to choose…

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Acorny Hello

Happy Sunday.  It is a typical fall day here in PA…a little cloudy and cool.  Definitely sweater weather today, which I love!  I am having a good time stamping with the Acorny Thank You stamp set, although this is not a thank you note.  I have several older aunts, who are in assisted living facilities and I love to send them several cards a month in between my visits.  This is one I will be sending just to say hello.

               Watermarked Photo 3 (2015-09-27-1652)

This card came together very quickly using the Acorn Builder Punch along with the stamp set.  This is available in a bundle which is always a good value.  The card base is Crumb Cake layered with a piece of DSP from the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper. I cut the circle using the Circles Collection Dies.  Then cut a frame using the same die along with the next larger one in Old Olive cardstock.  The Hello sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2015-09-27-1651)

The acorns were punched out using Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip cardstock and embossed  with a couple of retired embossing folders to give the acorns a little texture and “tied” together with Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon. By adhering the little cluster of acorns in the center of the circle, it created a 3D effect while also embellishing the inside of the card.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2015-09-27-1651)

To complete the card, the Crumb Cake envelope was lined with the same Designer Series Paper using the Envelope Liner Framelits.

Watermarked Photo 4 (2015-09-27-1652)

I hope you enjoyed this little Fall note of hello.  I think my aunts will enjoy these cards, too.  Thanks so much for visiting.  I always welcome your comments and would be most happy to answer any questions.




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PPA 269 – OH DEER!

What a unique sketch the Pals Paper Arts challenge posed to us this week.  It really took some thinking on this one to get something creative going. I haven’t made a Christmas card yet and wanted to break into some of the adorable paper in the Home For Christmas Designer Series Pack.  You can see the entire collection if you click on the holiday catalog icon.  This paper has a vintage vibe to it but can…

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Welcome Little Lamb – GDP 003

The challenge at the Global Design Project this week is a theme challenge and you guessed it, the theme is Baby. Who doesn’t have fun creating adorable cards for babies? This is one of my favorite card theme. Probably because up until recently, I did not really get to create them very often. Although that has been changing as I am at the age where most of my friends are now becoming grandparents so in…

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