Crazy About You – Frog (PPA295)

Quick and easy card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  The card showcases the Playful Pals stamp set.  So many fun combinations await using this stamp set!
PPA 295 Frog

Stamp Set – Playful Pals, Crazy About You
Cardstock – Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Ink –  Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Crumb Cake
Accessories – Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Cherry On Top Washi Tape

Pals Paper Arts PPA295

To get started participating in the color challenge, I laid out pieces of the 3 colors which were to be featured.

PPA 295 Color Combo

That brought inspiration to me quickly; that and the Playful Pals stamp set which was sitting on my stamping table! HA!  As you can see in the photo  below, the stamp set has a set of coordinating framelits.  IF you use the Playful Pals Bundle item #141069  when you order, the savings is 15%!

On the inside of the card, I added a strip from the Cherry On Top Washi Tape Collection and left room to write a note.

PPA 295 inside

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

Chance to Win a Prize!

Scrap CardI put this card together using odds and ends of scraps that were in my stamping area.  The only thing that wasn’t something left over from a prior project was the “thank you” sentiment and the 2 Melon Mambo Candy Dots.

You may already have seen this in my April Newsletter:

Do you Love Scraps?  If you’re a serious crafter, chances are you love your scraps. It takes a major act of willpower for you to toss out old, inch-length pieces of ribbon, bits of Designer Series Paper, or tiny cardstock embellishments—even if they’re five years old!

Prize Opportunity:  Post a photo on my Facebook page, Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds of something you have made with “newly found” things in your stamping area.  I’d love to see them and there will be a prize involved. ”

Scrap project contest prize

YOU could win this prize! Post a photo on my Facebook page, Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds of something you have created using your scraps. Deadline to enter is Sunday, April 24th.

If you have been saving scraps, I challenge you to try and use them.  Here are some ideas:
Other Uses for Scraps
• Layer circles to make flowers
• Make paper chains
• Donate your scraps to schools
• Shred for packaging
• Create decoupage pieces
• Use to make embellishments
• Create collages
• Frame and hang on the wall

What are you waiting for?  Start creating with your scraps and post a photo of it here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!




Playful Pals makes a Cutie-Patootie Owl!

Playful Pals Owl

If you need a quick card, the Whisper White note cards/envelopes are a great option.  They are a super value since each package contains 20 note cards and 20 envelopes and are priced at only $6.00.  Write a short note, in no time, on one of these cards and pop it in the mail to brighten the day of someone you care about.

The Playful Pals stamp images can be combined to make lots of cute animals and unique monsters!  Have a ball and see what you can come up with.  The coordinating Playful Pals Thinlits Dies are great so you don’t have to fussy cut the small shapes – save 15% when you purchase the stamp set and thinlits as a bundle using item #141069.

Stamp Set – Playful Pals
Cardstock – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Bohemian Designer Series Paper
Ink – Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories – Playful Pals Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Whisper White Note Cards/Envelopes, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here’s a second version I made using Blackyberry Bliss cardstock instead of Bermuda Bay.  I kept the layout simple because I needed to make a bunch of these to use for customer thank you notes.

Playful Pals Owl in Blackberry Bliss


Want to receiive a free package of Note Cards and Envelopes?
Stampin’ Grounds Rewards HOST CODE OFFER.
 Receive a FREE product from me when you place a qualifying online order (see guidelines below) using my unique host code.

In April, the free product you will receive from me is a package of Whisper White Note Cards with Envelopes.

The easiest way to make a card is to  start with Note Cards & Envelopes. They’re ready for you to make and send a card. Card has thicker cardstock for layering and embellishing.

* 20 Whisper White cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″
* 20 Whisper White envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″

The April Host Code is  YGRS2WW7 Your On-line order will be delivered directly to you from Stampin’ Up!.  The  Note Cards/Envelopes will be delivered from me, Deb Simonis.

******HOST CODE OFFER******
April Stampin’ Grounds Rewards HOST CODE OFFER
YGRS2WW7  (please use this host code for ALL April orders less than $150.)
  1. PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $60 or more (before shipping and tax) in my on-line store.  Don’t forget to check the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack, and Specially Priced Bundles  for extra savings.
  2. ADD HOST CODE:   To claim your reward, you MUST include Host Code YGRS2WW7  during the ordering process.  See screen shot below.  Please email me ([email protected]) if you need help. If your product order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code.  You will automatically qualify for the free as well as earn Host Rewards.
  3. DEADLINE is April 30th.  The Whisper White Note Cards/Envelopes exclusive offer will be applied to orders of $60 or more (before shipping and tax) placed online using the host code between April 1st and April 30th (Noon – Central Standard Time).

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!