Turning Paisley & Posies into Christmas

Hello Stampers!  Bear with me as I create Christmas cards while thinking outside of the box.  For this clean and simple card, I combined Warmth & Cheer DSP with the ornate leaves from Paisley & Posies Bundle neatly tucked under a sentiment cropped from Christmas Greetings Thinlets.


I could get totally carried away with those Paisley shapes.  I may try this layout on a Very Vanilla base!

Thanks for visiting my happy place! Hugs, M

Pals Paper Arts 321 Color Challenge

UPDATE!  YAY!  My card was selected by the Pals Paper Arts Design Team!



Hello Stampers!  I am so sorry Design Team for my very last minute Pals Paper Arts submission.  I couldn’t resist creating with this terrific color palette.

The fabulous Paisleys & Posies Bundle provided the inspiration for this challenge.  I used a bit of retired Farmer’s Market DSP as a contrasting background.  I added an Elegant Eggplant enamel dot just because I love Enamel Dots.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Hugs M


Holly Jolly Layers

Hello Stampers!

We moved our coastal home (RV) back to storage until March.  It’s always a sad time for me as I love the everything coast.  To pull myself out of this slump, I spent several hours in my paper therapy room creating.

I used Warmth & Cheer scraps from my recent Pals Paper Arts card and random strips of the coordinating card stock:  Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.  The heat embossed sentiment is from the Hostess set Holly Jolly Layers.  I popped it up on a Basic Black scalloped circle from Layering Circles.  The sentiment sits on the edge of a double layered banner created using one of my all time favorite punches:  Triple Banner Punch .  The Cherry Cobbler layer was embossed using the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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Warmth & Cheer for the Pals Paper Arts 320



It’s time to play the PPA! (Pals Paper Arts). Dawn Tidd created this terrific clean layout (my favorite kind!).  I created mine yesterday while celebrating World Card Making Day with one of my favorite stampers, Terry. I can count on her to provide inspiration, exciting conversation and homemade cookies.

The striped/zig zag pattern from Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack compliments the lines of the sketch. I wrapped a Cherry Cobbler ribbon from the Silky Taffeta Ribbon combo pack around an accenting background layer of Garden Green. The Christmas Greetings Thinlets  sentiment sits on top of a simple Perfect Pines tree.  Sitting atop the tree is a little Metallic Enamel Shapes star in Gold.



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