Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PWC334 Polka Dots

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to another Paper Pretties challenge.  The theme for this week's challenge PWC334 is Polka Dots.  You can have a lot of fun with polka dots, use little ones or really big ones, use just a few of them or use a whole lot of them, just use them.  

For my card the polka dots patterned paper is used on the long panel and it is also used to paper piece Sophia's dress. The swirls on the red background paper are also polka dots.  

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Tis the Season Sophia" clear
ink - memento Tuxedo Black
paper - Bazzill String of Pearls" card stock; Imaginesce "Candy Cane Lane- Ice Capades"; scrap of green
miscellaneous - copics; bling; twine; snowflake charm; Spellbinder's circle and lacey circle dies; Viva Glitter Liner

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC334 - Polka Dots

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PWC333 - Happy Birthday

Wohoo for Wednesday!  It's time for a new Paper Pretties challenge.  PWC333 is "Happy Birthday".  So now's your chance to bulk up your stash or to whip up one for that special somebody who's big day is coming up.  After you've finished whipping it up just post it to the Paper Pretties blog and you'll be in the running for chance to win your pick of 5 digi images.  

My card uses the "Crazy for Cupcakes"  digi image.  I love digis because they don't take up any space but you can print them as large as your printer will allow.  This card is 5" x 7" so the image is fairly large but I could have scaled it down to make a smaller card or tag, that's the beauty of digis.  This particular image is great because you can use for a boy or girl, or a grown up - after all who doesn't love cupcakes?  

Again, I've kept the card simple.  There are a couple embellishments.  Down the side panel there's a punched border of candles and across the front top panel there are three cupcake buttons that have had the shanks removed.  The image panel is popped up with dimensionals.  

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Crazy for Cupcakes" digi
ink - printer
paper - Bazzill "Blossom" pink and  scraps of green card stock;  October Afternoon "Cakewalk" patterned paper
miscellaneous - copics; EK Success candle border punch; cupcake buttons

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC333 - Happy Birthday
Sister Act #79 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations #283 - Photo

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Friday, October 17, 2014

PWC332 - Friendship

I am sorry to be late adding this week's Paper Pretties' challenge PWC332 "Friendship".   I hope you have more time than I do and will get to play along.

This card uses the digi image "Buttons" which may not seem to be about friends but my bestie happens to love buttons and finds very creative ways to use them on cards so this is a perfect image for her.  I've made a little tag to let her know how I feel about her.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Buttons" digi
ink - printer; Ranger walnut ink for edges
paper - Bazzill Glow card stock; My Mind's Eye Follow your Heart Be Amazing Patterned Paper
miscellaneous - copics; Martha Stewart tag punch; Spellbinders circle and inverted scalloped circle die; twine

Here's the challenge Paper Pretties PWC 332 Friendship

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PWC331 - Clean and Simple

Happy Fall Y'all and welcome to the newest Paper Pretties Challenge.   The theme for PWC331 is Clean and Simple.   

It seems that most stampers start out making CAS simple cards and if they have the time and money to grow their stash they start to make more complicated cards using lots of layers and embellishments.  Well, at least that's what happened to me and after awhile it started to become difficult to make a CAS card but I've been trying to work at doing things a bit differently than I usually do them, like use colors that I don't usually use, or try a new technique, make more masculine cards.  Just shake things up a little and making CAS cards is one of the things I've been trying to do more often.

For those of you who don't know what a Clean and Simple card is, it's a card that is all about the design, not about embellishments and they should have lots of "white" (in this case white means empty and can be any color) space, basically what the name implies.

For my card I used the "Fall Cooper" stamp set.  To go with the Clean and Simple theme I decided to just put a hint of color in a few spots.  After I finished I thought this might have looked even better if I had only colored his cheeks instead of his entire face, well, that's a project for another day.  If you're not very good at coloring you can add some interest to your stamped image by just touching a bit of marker color or pencil in a few key spots.  It's so much better than just a plain stamp and very easy to do.  Just a pick color that's in your patterned papers that co-ordinates with your card stock.  Or be daring and pick a color that contrasts with your paper.  Whatever you do, just have fun and when you're finished link it up with the Paper Pretties challenge blog for a chance to win 5 digi images.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties - Fall Cooper - Clear
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - Neenah Classic Crest Brilliant White card stock; Bazzill Sunbeam, Apricot and Pinecone card stock
miscellaneous - copics; EK Success leaves punch; Stampin' Up corner punch

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC331 - Clean and Simple
Crafting Musketeers     #18 - Autumn Colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PWC330 Sporty

Rah! Rah! Rah! It's time for a Paper Pretties new Challenge.  PWC330 is "Sporty".  You can also use school colors.  So I've got a cheer leader in my old high school's colors, at least I think that was what they were, it's been a long, long, long time....

This is a very simple card, nothing fussy about it.  Just simple straight cuts, no dies or punches used.  If you want to copy it and don't have the candies you can sub some tiny buttons.

This digi image comes with three sentiments any one of which I could have added to the front of this card - next to her knee would a perfect spot.   I've left off the sentiment because I'm not sure how I'm going to use this card, even though it's a team spirit card I may use it for a birthday or a get well or cheer up card.  It definitely has potential for cheer up.  So I've left off the sentiment so that I can use it for whatever need comes up.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Cis" digi
ink - printer
paper - Bazzill "Sunbeam" card stock; My Favorite Things "Whip Cream" card stock; October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker" patterned paper
miscellaneous - copics; stickles; Queen & Co Candy Shoppe Candy Stripers; Stampin' Up Subtles Candy Dots

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC330 - Sporty
Sister Act #76 - Anything Goes

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