Pals Paper Arts Challenge – For You!

Thoughtful Branches 313 Jackie Diediker StampinupToday I have a fun new card to share with you for the current Pals Paper Arts Challenge #313– a mix of Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Tip Top Taupe. For this week’s color challenge Mary Fish is our host and I love the sweet color combination she choose for us work with!

PPA-313-Aug11For today’s challenge I created a sweet note card, leaving it generic with the sentiment so it can have many uses. Once again I just had to use the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set. This time I also used the fabulous coordinating dies, Beautiful Branches. My Big Shot simply cut like a dream using the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies. The sweet and simple ‘For You‘ can easily be used for a note of thanks, a thinking of you, heck even just a message to a friend or loved one.

I love the color combination, the soft and sweet Peekaboo Peach created such gentle leaves and a touch of color to the top corner. The pops of Flirty Flamingo both behind the Whisper White panel and the sentiment really seems to bring this card together. The addition of the Tip Top Taupe cardstock brings balance as both a sturdy tree trunk and a simple card base.

The sentiment ‘You’re In My Thoughts‘, plus many other additional stamps lend themselves to numerous uses. I can’t wait to see what I reach for the next time I use this stamp set. I would imagine you will see creations from me using the matching Dies soon!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really had fun creating today’s challenge card! I hope you drop by again soon. If you haven’t played along join in on this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge! Have a wonderful day!

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Pals Blog Hop – Cut It Out!

2016badge-mintWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Cookie-Cutter-Christmas-Jar-of-Cheer-Jackie-Diediker-Stampinup-FrontThe card I put together for today’s hop quite simple makes me smile! Last Friday I received my Holiday Catalog Pre-Order and I couldn’t wait to get to my craft room and create! Stampin’ Up! put together an amazing group of products in the upcoming Holday Catalog, and today I am sharing some of them with all of you!

When I first saw the amazing Jar of Love Bundle I loved it myself, but it wasn’t at the tip top of my list. I was going to be patient and spread my orders over the next year. I was going to wait and order the Jar of Love Bundle during Sale-A-Bration. I was going to play with my other amazing new goodies before ordering another Annual Catalog bundle.

Can you guess where this is going? Well, I ordered the Jar of Love Bundle in my Demo Holiday Catalog Preorder last week. I was thrilled by two fabulous new stamp sets that will be coming with the Holiday Catalog and I simply HAD to get the Jar of Love Bundle NOW! With that being said, yes the first set I wanted to play with when my order arrived was the Jar of Cheer Stamp Set! The funny part? I used simple the jar lid and the jar itself. I had plans to use the other stamps in this set right away, but then this darling Gingerbread Man caught my attention.

The Holiday Catalog Bundle that I simply had to get asap was the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Cookie Cutter Punch! This fabulous set not only comes with some simply darling sentiments as well as a ‘to’ and ‘from’, but it also includes five wonderful Cookies-Cutter characters!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Jar of Cheer Jackie Diediker Stampinup Close UpThese little Gingerbread Men came form my Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set that I easily punched out using the Cookie Cutter Punch. Included in this punch is not only the main shape for all of the ‘characters’, but also tons of accessories for them. I used the cute mini heart for the buttons as well as this little bow tie too! The best part about this punch is that not only is it offered with the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set at a bundle price, but there is also a fabulous coordination Halloween themed stamp set too! I can’t wait to play with all of this again soon!

Cookie-Cutter-Christmas-Jar-of-Cheer-Jackie-Diediker-Stampinup-RightNow, you probably noticed a few other fun new products on this card, so let me tell you about those too. The bit of sparkle and shine that you see on this sweet Baker’s Twine is called the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine. Not only does this Baker’s Twine come with the piece I used for today’s card with the metallic red thread throughout, but a solid Real Red Baker’s Twine is also included! Perfect for all your ‘Candy Cane‘ creations! Wait, ‘Candy Cane’ creations?! Oh! That’s right, ‘Candy Cane Lane’ is one of our fabulous new Suites of products! The little strip of Crumb Cake and Real Red Designer Series Paper with the cute little gumdrops is also part of this suite. The Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper is just too cute! These little gumdrops were the perfect backdrop for today’s card!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you came back again soon to check out what I share next!

To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #311 – Thoughtful Branches

Thoughtful Branches Jackie Diediker StampinUpToday I have a fun new card to share with you for the current Pals Paper Arts Challenge #311– a mix of Smokey Slate, Marina Mist, and Pink Pirouette. For this week’s color challenge Lynn Hoyt is our host and I love the sweet color combination she choose for us work with!

I simply had to use my Thoughtful Branches Stamp set on this one! Each week the Pals Paper Arts Design Teams create fabulous samples and invites their readers to join in, be sure to come and join us using this fun color challenge.PPA-311-July28For today’s challenge I created a sympathy card. I try not to create sympathy cards until I need one, but then I seem to be short on time. Although I don’t enjoy creating too many of these types of cards, it is important to be prepared in case a friend or family one needs a show of support. The Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set is so elegant and perfect for this purpose. I had originally started with a different layout and order of layers, but I like how this came together.

The sentiment ‘You’re In My Thoughts‘, plus many other additional stamps lend themselves to numerous uses. I can’t wait to see what I reach for the next time I use this stamp set. I would imagine you will see creations from me using the matching Dies soon!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really had fun creating today’s challenge card! I hope you drop by again soon. If you haven’t played along join in on this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge! Have a wonderful day!

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