Thursday, July 23, 2015

PPA 261 - a sketch challenge



Time for another sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts. This fun sketch has a lot of creative possibilities and I can't wait to see what you create!


  • I changed the sketch a wee bit to accommodate 3 flowers,  relatively the same size, that I made with the Fun Flower Punch & Flower Medallion Punch.
  • Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there's no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.
  • Dress up your projects with  the English Garden DSP. The colors and flowers are so pretty. 
  • Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 15%.
    • Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set & Leaflets Framelits Dies
    • Make a treeful of leaves in seconds with the Leaflets Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.




Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

PPA 259 - a color challenge


This week at Pals Paper Arts we have a color challenge for you to try. We are playing with Pacific Point, Real Red and Silver Foil.

  • We have had quite a few retirements recently at my office, so instead  of a patriotic card, I opted for a retirement card for a co worker who loves to garden.
  • Wild About Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set is a Two-Step Stampin' set, which gives you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.  


Thanks for stopping by!


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pals Blog Hop - New Hues Review

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July.  This month we are excited to show off the new 2015 - 2017 Stampin' Up! In Colors, namely, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. The In Color products include card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and other embellishments.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie, number 3 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 



  • The best projects start with the best products. Start your projects with our high-quality cardstock, formulated especially for discerning crafters. 


  •  Nature and design come together in the new Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack. Express your style and story with this fun paper!  

  • I sponged various prints with the new 2015-2017 In Colors for a pop of color. 
  • I repeated that color by cutting thin strips of paper and curling it around a narrow paint brush handle and attached the ribbons with mini glue dots.
Gift Bag Punch Board  by Stampin' Up!
  •  Instead of buying bags for small treats and gifts, create them in a variety of sizes using the cardstock or Designer Series Paper of your choice. The Gift Bag Punch Board makes it super simple to create gift bags in varying sizes. All you have to do is punch, score, and adhere. 




The next stop is Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat, number 5 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!
  1. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  4. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  17. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  21. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  22. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  23. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's Owlery
  24. Kimberly Sparks at Stampin' Daisy
  25. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  26. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

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