Archive for August, 2013

The roses in the Papaya Collage stamp set just beg to be put on a trellis. For my fourth card for last quarter’s challenge, I cut out a white “trellis” with the Lattice Bigz die and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The roses are stamped in the new color, Strawberry Slush and the base of the card is the new Pistachio Pudding. I added leaf accents in the corners and a sentiment from Fabulous Phrases.


I won the challenge again—I’m the only one submitting cards it seems. So I chose my fourth free set from the new Holiday catalog, Truly Grateful, a great set with an old barn type background stamp. Stay tuned for one more Papaya Collage card then it’s on to the next challenge. Can I win a fifth time? I’m not holding my breath. The others in my group have to catch on at some point how easy it is to win a free set!


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For my third challenge card using Papaya Collage, I decided to try vintage style. Vintage, when you’re talking about cards, means it looks old, faded, has lace, ribbon and trinkets. I didn’t use all of those elements, but tried to capture the old, lacy look. This was my second try—the first one had a pink base. I didn’t really like it, so I took it apart and made it with Wisteria Wonder roses and a base of  Elegant Eggplant. Much better, in my opinion. I used the Hello, Doily background stamp, layered on the border stamp from Papaya Collage, sponged in Crumb Cake to make the lacy center. The sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases. I hand-cut the mat behind the sentiment, as well as the roses and butterfly.

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