This week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge gave me the perfect inspiration to share some new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Occasions Catalog – Bear Hugs stamp set (with coordinating Framelits Dies), Suite Saying stamp set (amazing sentiments in this set!), and a gorgeous print from Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack. With all that to share, my card is clean, simple and sweet. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Introducing Bear Hugs. I’ll admit – I wasn’t initially swept away by the Bear Hugs stamp set when I first saw it. It wasn’t on my list, but I needed to use up some Stampin’ Rewards on a recent demonstrator order, so I added it in. Why not? Remember how I told you a while back that it’s good to have everything you might need? It’s true! As I sat down to make a card with this sketch, the ONLY thing I could envision for that peek-a-boo circle was this crazy bear. Glad I had it! I’m pretty sure you’ll see more of him here as we move through this amazing catalog.
- Sweet Sentiments. The sentiment I created for this peek-a-boo bear is a combination of sentiments from two stamp sets: one is in the Occasions Catalog, and the other is in the Annual Catalog. While we generally say “Peek-a-boo – I see you” I thought “Peek-a-boo – I love you” was stinkin’ cute. Don’t you think so? Maybe we should petition to change that phrase – or maybe I’ll trademark it so that you have to pay me a nickel every time you say it. Hmmm.
- Sweet Louise. This card was created with super-sweet colors – Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Whisper White – that remind me so much of my dear friend Louise Sharp, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia. Louise lives in pink and often creates gorgeous, soft projects – her go-to colors are Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake. While I used Blushing Bride, I think my card is soft and sweet like many of hers. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Bear Hugs, Suite Sayings, Words of Truth Papers: Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Inks: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Archival Basic Black Accessories: Bear Hugs Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts challenge site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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