Monthly Archives: September 2014

CHALLENGE: Letterpress Winter Love Notes

Are you looking for card making inspiration? Check out Pals Paper Arts, a fun way to get inspired, show off your creations, and possibly get some recognition as a Pals Paper Arts Pick! New PPA challenges are released the 1st-4th Thursday of every month, and if you’re wanting to upload a card for the contest, entries are due by the following Tuesday. My card today is based on the recent sketch challenge, PPA 217.

PPA 217 Card Sketch Challenge

Now that the Holiday Catalog is in full swing (yay!!), I’ve been busy with holiday creating. One of my favorite elements for winter crafting are snowflakes– I have been fascinated by the symmetry and uniqueness of snowflakes since childhood, and when they’re drawn in a swirly fashion they’re extra whimsical in my opinion. This year’s Perfect Snowflake Stamp Set award goes to the Letterpress Winter, because the snowflakes in this set are big and bold and slightly non-traditional. Absolutely perfect for any of your winter projects! Here is a graphic of the stamp images, you can click on the picture to visit my online store for pricing info.

Letterpress Winter Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Notice that the swirly frame, “You’re Invited,” “Thank You,” and “For You” stamps are completely NOT seasonally-specific. You’ll definitely get your money’s worth out of this set! Now, here are my little 3″x3″ love notes that I plan to slip into a gift this Christmas!

Stampin' Up! Letterpress Winter Love Notes by Becky Gifford Inspired by Pals Paper Arts sketch PPA 217

The biggest snowflake is heat embossed with white embossing powder. White embossing over any color makes such a statement, even if the background color is neutral! To make the smaller snowflakes sink into the background a little more, I stamped with Whisper White ink, which is pigment-based so it shows up more solid than other ink colors. The Whisper White flakes are still winter-fabulous but not quite as bold as the embossed image. Here’s a closeup!

Stampin' Up! Letterpress Winter Love Notes by Becky Gifford Inspired by Pals Paper Arts sketch PPA 217

If you’re excited about the Pals Paper Arts challenges, you might be extra excited to see the sketches and color combos ahead of time! My team has access to the PPA challenge challenge schedule for the whole year, plus lots of other exclusive perks! See new catalogs and pre-order Stampin’ Up! products a month early, get news about upcoming promotions to help you plan your spending the most efficiently, and earn promotional stamp sets (like the current Good Greetings set) before the promotion begins. Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is great for so many reasons, whether you want to build a business or just get all the benefits for making your own purchases. Want to learn more about becoming a member of Team Social Stampers? Click the links to visit my Becoming a Demonstrator FAQs page, and an informative Opportunity page.

See you next week for a fresh Pals Paper Arts challenge!

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