PPA #257 – A Cupcake for Your Birthday

The sketch for this week’s Pals Challenge was a lot of fun. Usually I think of card ideas at night while trying to get to sleep.  There were a few roaming around my head but I finally settled on this one primarily because it was the one I remembered the next day!     The card base is 5″ x 5″ which gave me enough space to center the doily and still have room for…

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PPA #256 – Butterfly Banner

The Pals challenge this week is a sketch challenge.  This was a great sketch to work with. This sketch just lended itself to so many variations, however, I used the sketch quite literally.  First I chose my card background and let that dictate the cardstock colors I would use.  For this card, the base is  5″ x 5″ black cardstock with the DSP pattern trimmed 1/4″ smaller all around.  This butterfly pattern is so sweet…

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PPA #255 Color Challenge – Triple Birthday Wishes

It’s another color challenge for the Pals Paper Arts.  The colors in this challenge create such a great effect and were surprisingly easy to work with.  Here they are….. This color combo lends itself to so many types of cards.  A feminine or masculine card would work as well as a gender neutral card, which is what my project is today. I used the triple stamping method for the style of this card.  I cannot…

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PPA #254 Color Challenge – Lovely Lattice

It’s another Pals color challenge.  This challenge had me stumped for awhile, as I was not sure how to incorporate a cheerful shade of pink with the Soft Suede.  But I think my interpretation works.  Here are the challenge colors. Here is what I came up with….finally! I first chose to use Soft Suede cardstock for the card base primarily to get it out of the way.  However, then I wanted to see if I could indeed use…

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