Pals Paper Arts: Ginger Bread Kiddo

Pals Paper Arts

Welcome to this weeks Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge!  This is hands-down one of my favorite punches and the variety of stamps are amazingly too cute NOT to own!  I assure you this stamp set is going to be one of those craze gotta have sets and I highly encourage you to get it pronto before they run out!  The Designer Series Paper is also another favorite.  However, I plan on stocking up and making sure I have enough to make at least 100 Christmas cards.

I wanted to make the Ginger Bread Kiddo look like he was swinging from house to house and used Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine to allow it to repel across the card. 

Pals Paper Arts

The best way to end the week tomorrow is by entering your card into the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,

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Pals Paper Arts: Check Out the Fiesta!


Yesterday was my son’s birthday and for the past 20 years I have always made him a birthday card with red as the main color. I wanted to change it up this year and decided to make it a lively card.

UPDATE:  I just realized, I’m a week late and $100 dollars short! After I returned from my 30-day vacation across the United States I seem to have left my mind on the road. Today’s card was for last week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  I better get with the program right!?  Anyway, enjoy the card and I’ll get caught up now!

Pals Paper Arts


The Details:

  • Flexible Photopolymer.  The best feature I absolutely love about the photopolymer stamps is its ability to slightly bend and stick on a block.  I first laid the line stamp on the whisper white and slightly bended it so it would show a very slight curve.  It turned out perfect.
  • Add Embellishments. Often after we finish off our cards we take a double look at them and realize they’re missing a little something-something.  What that happens I pull the rhinestones out of hiding and find a spot on the card to give it an enchanted appearance.  I know this card may seem a bit feminine because of the bright colors, but the boldness speaks both genders to me.  My son LOVED it and he even loved the rhinestones!  Proof masculine cards don’t have to be neutral and without embellishments.

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Keep Calm & Stamp On!

Was it Sent with Love?


I first bought this paper (Sent With Love) when it was available on paper.  I never ever used it until I made this card.  I don't know why I didn't use it, but I busted out with it for this card challenge.  But don't fret, it is still available through My Digital Studio (MDS), which you can get a free 30 day trial here.  The Sent With Love Digital Download is also available in MDS.

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The two punch outs are not stamps… they are from one of the pages of the designer series paper.  I cut them all out and used them on the card which you too can use by printing them.


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Stamp Set(s):  For the Birds Clear
Paper:  Sent With Love Digital Download, Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate
Other:  Rhinestones

Just For You

Just for You

There are times when I try to get a vision for a card that I found in a sketch challenge and I still have creativity block… similar to writer's block and I become frustrated.  This was one of those cards… LoL.

Mojo308SketchI wanted to put together a card to send off to a friend, but I was completely at a stand still for a layout.  So, I set out to find a sketch challenge that I thought wouldn't take a hours to put together.  I found it in Monday Mojo 308's challenge.

Just for You

I chose a color I don't use often just because I wanted a challenge.  Boy did I meet that challenge face to face!  Although it didn't take me hours to put together… the colors itself stumped me.  I hit a bump in the road and I was left wondering if the recipient would like it.  I guess I'll have to let you know once my friend receives it. =)

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Products Used:
Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Happy Day, A Round Array
Paper:  Epic Day This and That, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Large and Regular Rhinestones, Oval Framelits, Modern Label Paper Punch,
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Stampin’ Up in the Air with FMS #22

[pinit]As I head out the door to what I hope to be my last temporary duty assignment overseas (not Hawaii this time), I needed a card idea that was “out of my comfort zone”…so I chose colors I seldom use.  I put this birthday card together for the {Freshly Made} Sketches #22.  I enjoy using every bit of paper from my inventory, but I often find myself neglecting some of the prints I don’t know how to use.  I pulled out a print that I had not used before and whala.  Continue reading below to find out about how to get free stamp sets from me through my Mata-bout Paper Rewards.

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handcrafted card supply list
Stamp Set: Up in the Air Hostess (Clear 122477)
Paper: Well Worn (122359); Not Quite Navy (101722); So Saffron (105118); River Rock (108640)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (102977)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Stampin’ Scrub (102642); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Punch: Word Windows (119857); Modern Label (119849)
Bling: Rhinestones (119246); Pearls (104430)

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