PPA310 Take Two

Hungry for leftovers?  A question I asked on Instragram this morning when I posted some “leftovers” from my challenge card yesterday. Well, are you?  If you’re not a “leftover” kind of person, better not hang around for PPA310 Take Two. Click here to see the scraps posted to Instagram.

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This take on the sketch is definitely more literal and believe it or not, it took me longer for this than the detailed card posted yesterday (Awesomely Artistic Layers).  Unbelievable since some of the stamping was already done. Pretty quirky, eh?

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This one is pretty straight forward except for money saving trick I have to share.  Take a look at the graphic below.

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Enamel Shapes x 2

Money Saving Trick:  I discovered this a few weeks ago after placing an Enamel Shape (I love these things!) in the wrong place.  While trying to lift the shape up with my Paper Snips, a perfect little deposit was left behind. The shape is flat and shiny, but not as shiny as a sequin.  Although the adhesive surface is gone, you’ll still have the shape to use somewhere else.  The shape is a tiny bit smaller than the original piece.  Just use your Fine-Tip Glue Pen to put it wherever you want it.  Now THAT’s WILD!

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Copper is in!  The thin Copper Metallic Thread is barely visible but adds that special “something” to a very simple card.

PPA310 Sketch Challenge:  Have you played yet?  I don’t often play twice but these leftovers wouldn’t last forever.  Click Here to play with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by for this PPA310 Take Two.

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Awesomely Artistic Layers for PPA310

It’s sketch challenge week at Pals Paper Arts.  Awesomely Artistic, layers and a great sketch come together in a friendly card for PPA310.

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This simply creative sketch is brought to you by our resident CARDiologist and sketch team member, Maggie Mata. Good job on a great one for PPA310 Maggie!  More on how you can play after a bit.


This is an example of an evolving project for sure.  The basic concept and colors are as planned. However, the fussy cutting and layering were impromptu additions.

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Card Base & Background: This card is a standard A2 (4-1/2 x 5-1/2).  The base is Crumb Cake Cardstock with a double mat of Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzaz Cardstock.  The water spots are stamped with Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Peekaboo Peach Classic Inks.  Use the “Stamp Off” technique to achieve varied intensities. Finally, use a Stamping Sponge wedge or Sponge Dauber to darken the edges with Crumb Cake then, distress the edges with your fingernail OR the blade of your Paper Snips.  Tears are OK.

Large Circle: For instance, the floral bouquet was originally stamped directly on the card with Crumb Cake Classic Ink.  In fact, if you look closely you’re able to see it.  It just needed a bit more pop. So, I stamped it on a separate piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with Early Espresso Classic Ink then fussy cut it and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a nest of Linen Thread behind the bouquet for an earthy touch.

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Next, stamp a few additional bouquets on Very Vanilla Cardstock with Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach and Tempting Turquoise Classic Inks and fussy cut a few flowers and leaves from the bunch. They were then affixed with a little dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue toward the center. A small Basic Pearl Jewel in the center of each flower brings them to life.

Awesomely Artistic Layers for PPA310 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Add some shimmer.

Medium Circle:  The dragonfly stands in for the medium circle with more fussy cutting!  Stamp him twice.  Once with Early Espresso for the body and again with Peekaboo Peach for the wings. Fussy cut around both dragonflies removing the wings from the Early Espresso one and the body from the other. Before attaching the two, use a Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Marker and a Blender Pen to give the wings a little color.  (see photo) Add some shimmer to the wings with a bit of Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and let dry.  After everything is dry, attach the body to the wings and the entire dragonfly to the bouquet with a dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Awesomely Artistic Layers for PPA310 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Wing Close-up

Small Circle:  I know, it’s not a small circle but you probably know by now that I’m a bit of a rebel. I LOVE to color outside the lines.  This is the easiest layer.  Just stamp the frame on Very Vanilla with Early Espresso.  Then, stamp “FRIEND” in the center with Pear Pizzaz.  Mine is a little crooked which adds to the country charm. At least that’s what I’m saying.  Attach this piece with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Stamp a dragonfly on the envelope and you’re done!

That’s about it!  A complete list of “ingredients” can be found at the end of this post.  Now, let’s play PPA!  You’ll find all the rules, Maggie’s card and more inspiration from the team on the Pals Paper Arts PPA310 post.  Just CLICK HERE!

Thank you for stopping bye today….

Have a Wildly Creative Day!

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Weekly Updates July 20, 2016

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Weekly Updates July 20, 2016 are here!

In this Issue:

  • Paper Pumpkin July 2016 – What a Gem Video
  • Holiday Open House Coming!
  • Stampin’Up! July Promotion!
  • PPA310 Sneak Peek
  • Pals Paper Arts Previous Week Challenge Winners – Artist Picks!
  • July Host Code & Wild West Rewards
  • Current Backorder List
  • Coming soon – Limited Edition Stamp Set/Thinlit Bundle!

Paper Pumpkin July 2016 What A Gem Video

2016 Holiday Catalog Open House

2016 Holiday Open House Save the Date at WildWestPaperArts.com

Mark your calendars for a Wild West Holiday Open House on September 17, 2016.  More details coming soon.

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To make this promotion even better, you’ll get a $5.00 Wild West Coupon from me to boot.  Not too shabby, eh?  Click the image  below for a full size flyer in PDF format.

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PPA 310 Sneak Peek!

What will this become?  Check back for the reveal on Thursday, July 21, 2016

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PPA 309 – Paper Artist Picks!

(taken directly from PalsPaperArts.com 

Thank you to all who shared their creativity with us this week!  What a wonderful gallery of amazing projects!  We are always excited to see your fresh and fun perspectives on the challenges we share.  This week’s projects were no exception.  We are so glad that you played along with us and hope you will join us again soon!

We wish big congratulations to the participants who were selected by this week’s PPA Design Team.  Please copy this badge and proudly share it on your blog!

PPAPickBadgeThis week’s Pals Paper Arts Picks are:


Shannon Jaramillo


Heather Heroldt


Kathie Durgan


Wild West Host Code Rewards

The current Host Code is…


You’ll see this code displayed in the sidebar the entire month of June.  But don’t wait!  Benefits will change as the month goes by.

Wild West Host Code Benefit July 2016

Place an order of $50.00 or more (before sales tax and shipping) through my Stampin’ Up! online store, using the May Host Code TBN2QSEA to receive:

$5.00 Wild West Coupon!

This coupon is in addition to the Bonus Days Coupon offered by Stampin’Up! Now THAT’S Wild!!!

Current Backorder List

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Big Shot Thinlits Sunshine Wishes

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July 18, 2016

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Big Shot Embossing Folder Seaside
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Weekly Updates July 20, 2016

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Coming Soon!

Thoughtful Branches for a limited engagement. Only available August 2-31, 2016.  Use your Bonus Coupons to save on this beautiful bundle!  Click one of the images below for a PDF Flyer you can print.

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