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Pals Paper Arts 197

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I had a very relaxing day yesterday, something that I don’t get to do very often but I did actually enjoy it. I worked on some projects in the morning and in the afternoon I went over to Heather’s and we watched Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Not the happiest movie I have seen lately but a good one none the less. It brought back memories as I was in Manhattan that day and will never forget it. After that I came back home and worked on some more projects (I got a lot of cards made!) and then watched some TV. My friend Louis stopped by for a bit to catch up. All in all a very nice day! How was your Saturday, I hope that it was as relaxing as mine!

My post for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge and this week we have a sketch from MDS maven Nicole Watt…

PPA 197

I knew what I was going to use for #2 and 3 as soon as I looked at it! The base of my card is Sahara Sand Card Stock and the background is a piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, One of my tags is also a piece of the same Designer Series Paper and the other a piece of Whisper White, both punched with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. My greeting is from the Yippee Skippee Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party. Under that I stamped the image from the Petal Parade Stamp Set in Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit. The bottom panel is a piece of Summer Starfruit. I used my Fringe Scissors on a piece of Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe and adhered them to the panel and then to the card. I find that if you temporarily adhere a piece of card stock across the top of the piece when you use the Fringe Scissors it makes it easier to get a nice even fringe. The flower and the sliver of cork are from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and finish off the card nicely. I had originally left off the cork but the more I looked at the card the more I knew it needed something more. So there you have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I hope you enjoyed the card and I thank you for taking some time to come and see me. Have a great Sunday! πŸ™‚

PPA 197-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Yippee Skippee and Petal Parade Clear Mount

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fringe Scissors and SNAIL


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24 responses »

  1. Great take on the sketch! Love the fringe!

  2. Good Morning Justin, Your Saturday sounds very productive without a lot of running around! The cork strip is perfect for anchoring the fringed layers! Thanks for the tip on how to cut them! Putting in one last order to get more the the Sweet Sorbet paper. Enjoy your Sunday.

    • Good morning Beth!
      Yes, it was a very productive but relaxing Saturday. Crafting makes me relaxed! It definitely needed the cork strip. The Fringe Scissors are fun! I hope you have a fantastic Sunday! πŸ™‚

  3. HI Justin! Sounds like a nice, relaxing, got-a-lot-accomplished kinda day for you. We all need those once in awhile. Can’t wait to see your creations! Love your card…I do love the tag-topper punch and yay! my fringe scissors came on Friday. Can’t wait to use it! Your use of the cork on this card looks nice too…I’ve yet to use that. You’ve given me some great ideas! Enjoy your Sunday—we are finally gonna be in the 60’s! I’m a happy girl!

    • Hello Karen!
      Yes, I did have a relaxing-got a lot accomplished day yesterday! It was wonderful! Thank you! The Tag Topper punches are great and the Fringe Scissors are fun! That’s the first time that I have used the cork from Sale-A-Bration. I usually just use the cork sheet that I have. I hope that you have a nice Sunday and enjoy the 60’s!!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Justin:
    We are having the rain here that you had yesterday. Sounds like your Saturday was a Gold Star day to me. Time with friends, time to craft, no crazy running around doing errands – just a prelude to what retirement is all about for sure. I have the cork and have never used it, I keep waiting for the “just right” card design. It never entered my mind to use it as a trim on a card. Thanks for the wake up call there. Now I know it’s not a waste to use it a few little pieces at a time. Actually don’t know what I was waiting for. Love the tip for the fringe scissors, it makes perfect sense. and since I’m kind of anal about straight lines, etc. I’ve locked that in my mind for the future. Just going to hang out today, make some paper flowers to use on future cards and watch the race, that is if it’s not rained out yet again.

    • Hello Grace!
      It’s still misty here today, but it really rained last night. Yes, I had a great Saturday! I look forward to retirement! LOL! I too was waiting for just the right time to use the cork and the card just needed something else so I thought, why not today! It’s looking like I’m going to have another quite day too. I don’t know if I can handle two in a row! LOL! Enjoy your day and I hope that your race doesn’t get rained out again! πŸ™‚

  5. Fun card and fun colors. The fringe reminds me of a little grass hula skirt.

  6. Whether it’s the fringe, the tropical flower or the colour combo on this card Jason, I’m not sure, but it totally makes me think of Hawaii. And that’s a cool thing! Thanks for the inspiration and the tip about the fringe scissors. I’m still waiting for mine to come so I can fringe up a few of my projects too. Have a great week!

  7. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    Good Evening Justin!!!
    I hope you had a relaxing Sunday that wasn’t too quiet!! LOL!!!
    I too am trying to patiently await my fun Fringe Scissors. I am even MORE excited to use them now that you gave me that great hint about getting the fringes nice, neat, and straight!!! TFS!!! πŸ˜‰ Great use of the tags and cork for this sketch!! Your card is super happy, fun, spring-y, and fringe-y fresh!!

    • Hello Laurie!
      I did have a very relaxing Sunday! It was a little too quiet but I guess that’s good right?! I’m glad you enjoyed the little tip! I like your description! Enjoy the rest of your night! πŸ™‚

  8. Great card Justin!! I love all of your work. I may have to case this for a future class. Glad you had a relaxing weekend.

  9. Love it! What a soothing collection of colors and a great interpretation of this sketch!

  10. Justin, another wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

  11. Wow, this is fabulous! So clean and springy!

  12. I love these colors together, Justin! And what great texture with the fringe and the cork! Fabulous…as always! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!


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