Welcome to the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.


With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I decided to use this challenge to create a card for my husband.

Up Love rt

The color theme works fine for a masculine Valentine card and the Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Stamp Set provides just a touch of whimsy.  I stamped the "blender" from the stamp set in real red ink and fussy cut it to pop up on the Whisper White tag cut with the Chalk Talk Framelit.  I cut a 2nd tag in Soft Sky c.s. in order to mat the Whisper White tag.  Cut it in half to provide an adequate mat.   The sentiment was cut and saved so it could be place to the side of the blender rather than underneath it.

Up Love left

The tags ensemble was then popped up on a tag punched with the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch found on page 35 of the new Occassions Catalog.  Just cut a 2"-wide strip of paper any length you want and the punch does the rest.  It even punched the hole for my 1/4" Real red Stitched Grosgrain ribbon! A piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine added another touch to my tag. Look closely at the bottom of the tag to see that I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set for added visual interest.


The Real Red Banner was created with the new  Banner Framelits from the new Occassions Catalog and embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder for a masculine touch.  I used the Small Heart Punch with Real Red c.s. to add a Valentine look to the bottom of the tag.  A few rhinestones and my card was finished!


stamps – Crazy, Mixed-Up Love wood – 131068, 131071 clear, Gorgeous Grungewood  wood – 130514, 130517 clear

ink - Real Red, Soft Sky

paper – Real Red c.s., Soft Sky c.s., Whisper White c.s.

tools - Banner framelits132173, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324, Chalk Talk Framelits 129983, Small Heart Punch117193, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 133520  (earn it for free with a $50 purchase during sale-A-Bration), Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127749

accessories - 1/4" Real Red Stiched Grosgrain Ribbon, 126875, Whisper White Baker's twine 124262, Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246

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