Awesomely Artistic, a Collage and PPA 276

PPA276

I decided to try my hand at the collage technique when designing my card for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  It was fun to combine different elements in the Awesomely Artistic stamp set to create the collage effect.

Stamp Set – Awesomely Artistic, Cottage Greetings
Cardstock – Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink – Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Pool Party
Accessories – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive

PPA276 inside

Decorated Inside of Card

It’s easy to change sentiments to create a card for a different occasion.  I also made a sympathy card just like this one.  I like to have sympathy cards on hand because when I need one, I’m sad and not in a mood to stamp.

Stamping Tip: Stamp the sentiment first and add the other elements.  I stamped off the Old Olive and Pool Party for  lighter images that wouldn’t overpower the sentiment.

Try your hand at the sketch challenge.  Visit Pals Paper Arts to upload your card and/or to see what other people have made.

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Deb

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Act Now! List of Retiring Products from Holiday Catalog Products

Retiring List from 2015 Holiday Catalog

The Holiday Catalog has been a huge hit with demonstrators and customers alike.  If you have “must have” items on your Wish List, act now!  Stampin’ Up! released a list of products from the Holiday Catalog that will be retiring.

2015 Holiday Catalog

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Happy Stamping!
Deb

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Chocolate for the Desk Top Organizer

I promised to show you another version of the Desk Top Organizer project which I featured on my Blog Hop Post earlier this week.  You can see that post here.   This organizer was wrapped in a cellophane bag and given to a friend for her birthday.

Birthday gift for Diane

Here is another one that I made as a “pillow gift” for my roommate at my Stampin’ Up! Event this weekend.

Desk top Organizer

Two Hershey candy bars fit next to each other.  Of course I had to wrap them in coordinating Bohemian Designer Series Paper.

Two wrapped candy bars

Proof that I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate to keep it “heart healthy”.

Hershey Bar

When the chocolate is gone, I still want the recipient to be able to use the Desk Top Organizer.  So I included some coordinating 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ stamped sheets of paper that fit the organizer perfectly.

Stamped note paper

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Deb

 

 

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds