Hooray! Quite Curvy is Playing With Patterns!

Oh what Fun!  Today’s card was a snap to put together and so much fun to play with all the colors.  I was clueless as to what to create for today’s post. The Playing With Patterns DSP was on the corner of my desk so I looked at every pattern and found my inspiration. This piece of patterned paper screamed “Curvy Celebrations” to me!  The Playing With Patterns DSP is 15% off now through October 31st.  Details are below.

I cut the DSP into strips and ran each one through my cutting machine with the Curvy Dies.  Layering my cropped strips was easy since I followed the color pattern in the Designer Series Paper.  Calypso Coral and Night of Navy is another favorite color combination of mine. They both popped out on the patterned paper, so I used Calypso Coral as my card base and Night of Navy for my sentiment.

I really love how this card turned out. This is a cute project for a masculine birthday or a child’s birthday.  Make a few to have on hand for just about any celebration. That’s exactly what I intend to do.

The new Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is being released on November 3rd. I love the versatility and product coordination of this Bundle and you will, as well. Quite Curvy Variety Bundle products cannot be purchased individually during the early release.  They will be available separately in the January 2021 Mini Catalog.

So, pull out some colorful Designer Series Paper, crop a few curvy layers, and create something fun!

The only limitation is your imagination!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

The new Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is being released on November 3rd. I love the versatility and product coordination of this Bundle and you will, as well. Quite Curvy Variety Bundle products cannot be purchased individually during the early release in November.  They will be available separately in the January 2021 Mini Catalog.  So, get the bundle as soon as you can and mark your calendars for November 3rd.



Stampin’ Up!’s That’s The Tag

We all need one of those generic birthday cards. This one can be masculine or feminine and for an adult or child.  Today’s project is simple and quick to put together. Just pick out your favorite patterned paper, match it up with a card base color, and with Stampin’ Up!’s “That’s The Tag” bundle you can stamp the sentiment and crop the pretty sunburst tag in no time at all.

That’s The Tag Bundle

Project details:

  • I started with two patterns from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper. The striped layer is 5 1/2″ X 3 3/8″ and the Crushed Curry Candle pattern layer is 4″ X 2 3/4″.
  • Then, I chose Emerald Envy card stock as my standard A-2 card base.
  • Attach the patterned paper to Pacific Point card layers cut slightly larger than the dimensions for the patterned paper. This helps make the layers look more finished.
  • With my Big Shot and the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, I cropped sentiment oval base in Whisper White and stamped the dotted frame with Crushed Curry ink and the Happy Birthday sentiment with Pacific Point ink. Both stamps are from the “That’s The Tag” stamp set.
  • I used the sunburst tag framelit to crop the sunburst with Pacific Point card stock. Thin lines of green glue worked well to attach the sunburst to the Whisper White sentiment layer.
  • I cropped the little stars with the thinlit included with the Timeless Tags Thinlit Dies and glued them onto the right bottom of the sentiment layer in a random pattern. Just a dot of the green glue works great to attach each star.
  • A bit of Whisper White Baker’s Twine finished my tag.

This bundle is definitely one you want to own. The sentiments are appropriate for almost any occasion and the thinlits are a fun way to make your projects special. When you purchase the “bundle”, you save 10%.

So, grab your favorite Stampin’ Up! bundle, stamp an image, crop a few shapes and create something special.

And remember, during Sale-A-Bration, for every $50.00 product purchase, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  Click my online store link below for all the Sale-A-Bration details.

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Oh Hello!


Here’s a “Simple Sunday Sampler” for you today with a new “Design Tip”.

Design Tip for pattern mixing:

  • Mixing patterns is a neat way to use patterned paper as a single design element.  Patterns mix well when they have contrasting designs.  An illustration of this is to look at the Cucumber Crush plaid pattern matched with the Crushed Curry horizontal dotted pattern strip under the oval… lines and circles… but because the colors are “analogous” or next to each other on the color wheel, they work together.
  • The pattern in the first card layer, the white background with the Crushed Curry dots, is dots in a linear square pattern.  This acts as an anchor to the linear plaid pattern and the dotted pattern.  Interesting, isn’t it?  I really enjoy researching and sharing these tips.
  • I’ve always been the type of person that has to know “why?”  Many of you may not be, but not to worry because Stampin’ Up! does all of that for us.

I chose these patterns from Stampin’ Up!’s “Cherry On Top” Designer Series Paper Stack.

Cherry On Top

The stamp set, “Honeycomb Happiness” is FREE with a $50.00 product purchase from either current catalog during Sale-A-Bration until March 31st.

Click on the Sale-A-Bration Brochure below for stamp set details


So, grab some patterned paper, create a “design element” and make something wonderful!



For the Birthday Boy!

Birthday Boy

Here's a fun masculine birthday card for your special birthday boy. Stampin' Up's "Hooray It's Your Day" stamp set was free for all who attended the 2015 Leadership Conference in Orlando this year. It's a simple set with a single balloon, a small star and some great simple sentiments.

The slice of patterned paper is from "Best Year Ever" Designer Series Paper (a free gift from Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration with a $50.00 product purchase) and my color inspiration for this project.

  • Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry are beautiful together, but I thought the palette needed some pop of color. I went with Cherry Cobbler, a beautiful warm red. 
  • I punched a few gold stars and a tiny circle for a little sparkle and what special birthday boy doesn't deserve a gold star?
  • With the help of my little ruler and my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker, I drew some lines across the top of my card layer to help balance the color and the elements.

So, punch a few gold stars, layer a few shapes and create something wonderful.

Before I end this post, I want to thank Anne Marie Hile, a very talented member of the Design Team over at The Paper Players Challenge Blog. Anne Marie chose my card as a "Cut Above" for last week's Spring Theme Challenge. You can see my original post here, and the card below.


Happy Paper Players


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PPA 201 – Make a Wish!


It's Thursday and another Pals Paper Arts Challenge. A wonderful sketch from our very own Nicole Watt will give you plenty of inspiration, no doubt….

PPA201 April 24

… but I have to admit that this gave me quite a challenge. My first thought was I needed my sentiment to be large and bold for the center layer. As you can see, that didn't happen.

PPA 201-1


It didn't because I laid my eyes on the new Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper. That was it…. lots of arrows, straight edges and points. I'm usually not one for a lot of embellishments, but just couldn't resist the beautiful wooden arrow from the Essential Wooden Elements set in the current Occasions Catalog.

There's lots of pattern repetition (an element of good design) in my card and not only was the bold sketch my inspiration, but the Retro Fresh DSP made an impact on my final choice. Love the colors!

Nicole's sketch did what it was supposed to… it challenged me. So, use this sketch to come up with something wonderful to link up with us. Take a look at some of your DSP, stamp sets, embellishments, or all three, and see what will inspire you!



Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:  Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango and Retro Fresh DSP.  Ink – Tangerine Tango.  Stamp Set – Perfect Pennants. Tools – Stampin' Dimensionals, Chevron Punch. Embellishments – Essentials Wooden Elements and Tangerine Tango Candy Dots from the Brights Collection. 

Essentials Wooden Elements #132258


Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper #132993


Perfect Pennants Clear Mount Stamp Set #133230




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