I don’t need to tell you that I’m in love with the new Designer Series Paper in the new Annual Catalog – mostly because I’ve been saying it ad nauseam. It’s gorgeous! When I first saw Margaret Moody’s sketch for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge, I was excited to incorporate one of these papers. I chose I Am Me. Here’s my card:
And here’s Margaret’s great sketch:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Frame it Up. When I first saw this sketch, I saw a frame. Very well could have been a square and circle on top of a striped background. I saw a frame, though. Perfect way to use my new Squares Collection framelits. I’ve heard people say, “I don’t need the squares framelits – I can cut a square with my trimmer.” But can you easily cut a square out of the center of the square? Can you easily cut a square in the middle of a piece of cardstock? Maybe you should rethink your need for these framelits? 🙂
- Color Combinations. I love the combination of colors in this Designer Series Paper, but I especially like the combination of Pool Party with Real Red (incidentally, I also like Pool Party with Cherry Cobbler). I chose to feature these two colors from the Designer Series Paper but allowed So Saffron to come out to play as a background accent.
- Continued on the inside. Petite Pairs, the stamp set used here, is perfect for a sentiment that’s continued on the inside of the card. The “smiles” sentiment is perfect for a bunch of happy cameras, don’t you think? I finished the sentiment pairing inside the card, mimicing the shapes and colors of the sentiment on the outside:
Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs Inks: Real Red Papers: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, I Am Me Designer Series Paper Accessories: Squares Collection Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Like what you see? Petite Pairs is one of my favorite stamp sets. Don’t forget that it is one of the stamp sets on sale (25% off)through the end of the month during Stampin’ Up!’s Grab Your Greetings Promotion. Check out the information here.
Come back Tomorrow. I hosted a $100 shopping spree promotion at the beginning of the month. Tomorrow, I’m announcing my Mystery Host party – you can win the chance to earn the hostess benefits for the entire party. You don’t want to miss this.
Check out the other Pals Paper Arts cards at Pals Paper Arts.
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