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PPA117 – CAS Element of Style – Ribbon

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This weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge is to use some ribbon. I’m not a huge fan of ribbon. I have some but I only usually use it as an accent border. I do however really like 3D projects! I recently came across a new web site, Inking Idaho (http://www.inkingidaho.blogspot.com/). Becky has some great 3D projects and she offers up the Twelve Days of Christmas for you to download for $12.95. It features 12 great projects and instructions on how to make all of them. I made the candy bar gift card holder in Old Olive and used some Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper. I made a few modifications to the top but for the most part it’s exactly as Becky made hers. A piece of Whisper White 5/8 inch Satin Ribbon wrapped around the holder completes the project. Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Card Stock: Old Olive

Designer Series Paper (My Digital Studio): Letters to Santa

Ribbon: Whisper White 5/8 inch Satin

Tools: SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Mojo 212

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This weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge is to use a tag. I love tags! I decided to keep it elegant by using Real Red, Basic Black & Very Vanilla. The vanilla polka dots embossed and then placed on the vanilla card has a nice clean look. I have never used the get well soon sentiment before, probably hoping that I never have to! Thanks for taking a look and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black

Designer Series Paper: Brights Stack

Ink: Real Red & Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Delightful Dozen & Heartfelt Thanks (retired)

Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, Bakers Twine, Stamp-a-ma-gig, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Overseas Cards

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A good friend of mine, Chantal, recently went on a trip to Paris to see her family. She asked me if I would make a bunch of cards for her to take with her to give to them. I of course was thrilled. I love it when people like my cards, especially enough to take them international! So here are the cards that I made for her. Thanks to Chantal for being such a great friend and supporter! Thanks to you guys for taking a look and have a nice day!

Digital Scrapbooking Day.

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Stampin’ Up! is celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day with Free downloads on MyDigitalStudio.net November 4th to the 7th. I recently got My Digital Studio and have been playing around with it for a bit and I really like it. I use it mostly for hybrid projects (a combination of digital printouts and traditional paper crafting elements). If you have My Digital Studio be sure to mark you calendars and head on over in November to get your free brand new content. If you don’t have it maybe now is the time to look into it. It’s a great addition to any paper crafters tools!

PPA 116

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For this weeks Pals Paper Arts the challenge is a sketch. It’s three squares with a band. I decided to do a traditional Christmas card, colors that is. The card itself is 4.25 x 4.25 square. I used some Garden Green Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Smooth Card Stock. I ran the Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with the new Snow Burst Embossing Folder. The Stitched Stockings Clear Mount Set and the Stocking Builder Punch are a great addition to anyones Holiday craft arsenal. I love the Merry Christmas from the Christmas Greeting Wood Mount Set. I think I will be making some more of these! Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Stitched Stocking Clear Mount Set & Christmas Greetings Wood Mount Set

Tools: Stocking Builder Punch & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

SNAIL Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Open Sea Neutrals

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I have to say that without a doubt my favorite Stampin’ Up! Set is The Open Sea from the Summer Mini Catalog. It actual was carried over and can still be ordered. I have used it with blue and red so I thought that maybe some browns would work too. I also tried a new kind of card. It’s called a Z-Fold card and I got the idea from Mary Fish of Stampin’ Pretty. If you haven’t checked out her blog you should (www.stampinpretty.com). She has a bunch of tutorials and also gives a tour of her “Ultimate Stampin’ Zone” which I would like to visit in person! I used The Open Sea Clear Mount set and Travel Log Clear Mount Set (which is retired) both from the Summer Mini. The patterned paper is some that I had lying around from my pre Stampin’ Up! days but really like it. I hope that you like the card and appreciate all of the ways you can use the same stamp set in so many different way just by changing the color or layout. Thank for looking and have a great day!!

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Stamp Sets: The Open Sea and Travel Log Clear Mount

Happy Birthday Sandy!

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Today is my super talented, all around awesome fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and good friend Sandy’s birthday! She is a super nice person and a great teacher. I had to make an extra special birthday card for her. I like the tri-shutter cards because they are different and look cool when you open them and stand them up. I tried to match it a little to the dresser I made for her as an early present. I used the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Postage Clear Mount Set and the Postage Punch as well as the Retired Birthday Bliss Wood Mount Set punched out with the Large Tag Punch for the greetings. They were stamped in Marina Mist and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink. I love the color combination. You can visit Sandy’s blog here:

http://www.stampwithsandy.com/

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Frostwood Thanks Hybrid

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I have been playing around with Stampin’ Up!s My Digital Studio a lot over the past few day. I like the instant delivery! I’m a big fan of instant gratification! I made this card using a Designer Series Paper from the Frostwood Lodge DSP Digital Download. I like the wood pattern, it definitely gives the card a lodge feel. I also used the Define Your Life Stamp Brush Set. I would rather have the stamps but they were retired a while ago. The butterflies and thanks are from the Kindness Matters Clear Mount Set. The card definitely had a masculine theme to it which seems to be a trend with me lately! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Plaid Christmas

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I have been playing withStampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio for a few days now and I am really liking it. I like the idea of having Designer Series Paper ready to print at a moments notice. The colors are very close to the original, not perfect but close. I wanted to do another non-traditional Christmas card using some Marina Mist. I always love to use my Owl Builder Punch so I threw him in there too. I love the colors and can’t wait to play around a little more. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist

Ink: Marina Mist

Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen

My Digital Studio: Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper

Tools: Owl Builder Punch, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Elegant Olive Birthday

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I wanted to make a simple masculine birthday card tonight and this is what I came up with. I downloaded My Digital Studio Express today and was playing around with the stuff that it comes with. The background on the card is from the Designer Series Paper that is included. I printed it out on Whisper White Card Stock. I think it came out pretty true to color. I used the Delightful Dozen Clear Mount Set for the Greeting, stamped it in Elegant Eggplant and again in Old Olive and cut out one of the phrases and mounted it on Dimensionals. The candy phrase is from the Spooky Bing Bits Clear Mount Set, punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch. The cupcake is from the Cupcake Builder Punch. I like the way it came out seeing as I had no idea where I was going with it when I started! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Card Stock: Vary Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

Stamps Sets: Delightful Dozen & Spooky Bingo Bits Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: MDS Express Included

Tools: Cupcake Builder Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL, Paper Snips

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