Ahh.. how I love a good Pals Paper Arts Challenge! Especially when there are no specific colors to follow! This weeks challenge is to use heat embossing, something I haven’t done for years. I love all of the new Stampin’ Up! stuff that I have and my favorite items are the Builder Punches. I decided to go with the Cupcake Builder Punch. I embossed the red sprinkles and cherry as well as the sentiments. I like the card but I guess I need to get some Stampin’ Up! embossing powder because the stuff I have isn’t that great. I also need to get an Embossing Buddy! Here are the list of “ingredients” for the card and the picture is below. Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Card Stock: Whisper White and Delightful Daffodil
Designer Series Paper: Brights Stack
Punches: Cupcake Builder Punch and Scallop Trim Border
Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink and VersaMark
Embossing Powder: Not the best!
The challenge for this weeks Pals Paper Arts was a really nice layout. I felt inspired by the sea shell stamp that I have from Inkadinkado. It’s also a kind of farewell to summer seeing as it’s been a little chilly these past few days. The blue and beige conjure up the sea and sand. I used the Martha Stewart Crafts Deco Shell Edge Punch from EK Tools for the divider and the Sand Dollar Punch across the top. The Embossing Folder from CuttleBug has a wave like look and the thank you stamp is from studio g. I also used the Postage Stamp Edger from EK Tools. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy. 🙂
This weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge is a Halloween card. This is my second one, I did a Halloween theme for one a few weeks ago. I decided on a more subtle orange black and kraft paper color scheme. I used the Wavy Circle and Zig Zag Chain Edger Punches from EK Tools and Martha Stewart Embossed Pumpkin Double and Bats Punches. The stamps are from Inkadinkado and studio g. Happy Haunting!
Hello everyone out there! I hope that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. I spent my with friends, which is my favorite way to spend any day! I actually went out and got the paper in the colors that were needed for this weeks Pals Paper Arts challenge. I had a little trouble getting started and then I decided that I would keep it a little more on the simple side this week. I tend to put a lot of stuff on my cards, not that it’s a bad thing, but simple can be just as nice. I used stamps from Ditto by studio g and the Martha Stewart Crafts small butterfly punch. I’m happy with it and hope that you like it too! Have a great day!
The only benefit of hurricane Irene was that I got spend some quality time with my craft supplies. I recently started getting some Stampin’ Up stamp sets from ebay. The set I used on this card is called Fast & Fabulous. It was a hostess set and I think it’s beautiful. The black outline is separate from the color, it gives it a hand colored look. The Make A Wish stamp is from TPC Studio, I also used the CuttleBug Dots Embossing Folder and the Squiggly Embossing strip. Enjoy!
I decided today that I wanted to enter the Pals Paper Arts weekly contest for the first time. I’m very happy with the way my card came out. There are some nice little touches like the eyelets that I set using my new Crop-A-Dile Big Bite. I love the colors, black being my favorite. The card was made with Recollections Card Stock, CuttleBug Circles Embossing Folder, EK Tools Circle Cutter, Martha Stewart Crafts Cupcake Punch, EK Tools Swiss Cheese Edge Punch and Stampin’ Up Terrific Tags Set. I was so excited to get my first Stampin’ Up product. It is a retired set and I love it. Thanks for checking out my card!