Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #178

One of my favorite aspects of being a demonstrator is getting an early view AND early ordering opportunity for each new catalog.  Yesterday, Stampin' Up! released a PDF version of the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  Let me tell you, the Stampin' Up! team has knocked it out of the park!  My wish list is three pages long!  As soon as I can release the catalog to you in December I will.  Stay Tuned…

In the meantime, I played the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  

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I love the Early Espresso and Crisp Cantaloupe together and wondered how I was going to add in the Summer Starfruit.  Let's look at what I put together.

 
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Where did my stampinmojo come from?

I knew I wanted to use a Designer Series Paper (DSP) as my focal point, so I grabbed my DSP Swatches purchased from fellow PAL Brian King.  On the back of each of the swatches he has provided the coordinating colors used in the DSP. When I got to the Soho Subway DSP and saw all three PPA colors, I knew I hit the jackpot.  I love the Victorian pattern in this paper group and decided it was the one.

I wanted to add detailing around the DSP and reached for my Needlepoint Border embossing folder. Being able to see through the folder made lining the folder up with the DSP a snap.

Then I added in the Summer Starfruit color with the sentiment and stitched satin ribbon.  The sentiment came from the Four You stamp set.  The Birthday Wishes stamp is horizontal and I simply inked one word at a time.  Then using my stamp-a-ma-jig aligned the the words vertically.

Of course my envelope was lined with the same DSP and I think it looks smashing – Clean and Elegant!

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I hope I got your Mojo going today.  

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Cheers,

Michelle

Hello Zoo Babies

11-5-2013
This card was a fun way to celebrate the arrival of a colleague's new baby boy.  The Zoo Babies stamp set is fun and whimsical.  Whether you use Indigo Blue (as I did) or Daffodil Delight (yellow) or Pink Pirouette the result will be fun.

This was a super easy card using my Postage Stamp punch and a 1 1/4" Square punch to create the boxes.  

The Perfect Dots embossing folder added texture and interest to the white background.  I don't have congratulations on your baby sentiments so I used something from a retired stamp set; Sweet Essentials.  The ribbon came from the 2013 Sale-a-Bration event in Island Indigo.

I even tucked a monkey on the inside of the card…

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I hope I got your mojo going today.

Cheers,

Michelle

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Bundle

It is hard to believe the Holidays are upon us.  Stampin' Up! has made it really easy to get your cards and packages ready and looking extra special with their new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Bundle. Click on the link and watch this video to see all it has to offer…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=B7x1BuvxnGY#t=3

Inspired by the sample in the video, here is a card I made with my Pop & Place Gift Tag bundle yesterday:

 
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And I made this fun tag!

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I just inked up my Cherry Cobbler ink pad and it looks like I smeared the top of the stamp.  That is how you know they are homemade!  These projects were easy and fun using the new Pop & Place tags.

While I used the Christmas Message stamp set for the tag I did purchase the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer stamp set.  These Photopolymer stamps REALLY stick to the acrylic blocks and I love how you can see through them to stamp.  Here is a peak at the stamp set:

 
TagablesImagine the fun you can have making tags for your holiday packages.

Cheers!

Michelle

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Supplies Used:

Paper:  Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler card stock

Ink:  Silver Metallic Encore pad, Cherry Cobbler

Stamps:  Christmas Messages,  Ornament Keepsakes (available online only)

Tools:  Big Shot, Holiday Ornament Framelits (available online only)

Finishing touches:  Candy Dots (regals), Burlap Ribbon, White Baker's Twine

Bright & Colorful Happy Birthday

Did you remember to turn your clocks back? I love turning the clocks back and gaining another hour to my weekend! Woot Woot

The month of November brings many birthdays for family and friends.  So you will see a lot of Birthday cards this month.

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I wanted to create a bright and colorful birthday card and I believe I succeeded!

Using the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper as the centerpiece I added a birthday cake from the Make a Wish stamp set and inked each layer with Stampin' Write Markers – Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Sluch and Crushed Curry.  The finishing touches of Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels provide the perfect amount of bling.

 
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Enjoy your Sunday! 

Michelle