PPA138 (Part II) – This Too Shall Pass

I didn’t set out to create a second entry to the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge this week, but here it is!

Katy McGloin and Pam Morris come over yesterday so that Mom and I could help with their convention swaps.  Katy left some of her stamp sets here overnight (I have a lot of stamps, but I don’t have these YET), so I played with them this morning.  I guess I was playing around with some of my scrap paper from yesterday’s Sweet Baby card, and I ended up with another card that uses only Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.  Here’s my card:


I love the From my Heart stamp set, and I’ve been on the fence about getting it.  I guess I’m sold now – it does half the work on this card.  I stamped this image on Very Vanilla cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with the Labels Collection Framelits.  I selected the next largest framelit, and ran it through the Big Shot with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I ran almost all of my Apothecary Accents dies through the Big Shot with all of the card stock colors and started playing around with the shapes to arrive at this layout.  The yellow piece is actually shorter than this – I cut it in half and then lined it up on the outside of the other cutouts.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a pop.

Finally, I stamped the butterfly in Early Espresso on Daffodil Delight cardstock, punched it out with the Elegant Butterfly punch and added it to the card with a Glue Dot.  The butterfly coordinate well with the sentiment, and the colors work together extremely well here.

Stamp sets: From My Heart, Papillon Potpourri Paper: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla Ink: Early Espresso Accessories: Elegant Butterfly punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Lables Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Check out the other designs at PALS Paper Arts.

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  1. Keep them coming Brian. This is gorgeous!

  2. A CASE-ing I will go….. great combination, Brian! And I just subscribed…. 🙂

  3. Perfect use of those dies and great ideas too! I love From the Heart just haven’t been able to pull it out too much, hopefully soon with your inspiration. TFS!

  4. That is one of my favoite sentiments from that set. My mother in law ALWAYS used to say “this too shall pass” but the addition of the second verse is so adorable! Everything works so well on your card and the butterfly is just the icing on the cake!

    • Thanks, Barb! I started with the butterfly, and the rest just happened around it. Seemed like a perfect match for that sentiment. Appreciate your feedback!

  5. One word, Brian–Stunning!!! I will be CASing this one also:)))

    • Thanks, Kat! CASE away! If you ever post a CASE of my card on your beautiful blog, please let me know so I can post a link over to it. What a hoot that would be for me!

  6. Love your card, Brian! It’s gorgeous!

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