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Thanks...PPA Challenge 212

Today I made a card to play along with the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 212


I liked this sketch right off the bat because when I saw the shapes I saw mini tags.  I mulled over my design for a couple of days, trying to figure out the size of the card and what to put on the tags.  Then it hit me!  I needed a thank you card and thought I could use the tags to spell out the word thanks.  I don’t have the new alpha die set yet from Stampin’ Up! so I had to make do with the recently retired typeset alpha. ppa 212

Once I cut the tags, I knew the card was going to have to be an odd shape.  I do not make odd shaped cards very often – but I should.  It is good to do something different every once in a while.  This card is 8” by 3 ½”.   I drew my colors from the sweet taffy DSP.  But, I ended up with a more fall like card than I had intended.  Lots of pumpkin pie and early espresso.  I die cut the alpha twice – once in the sweet taffy and once in pumpkin pie.  I thought the DSP needed a little more strength and the CS would help support it.  I offset the letters so the pumpkin pie could play peek-a-boo.  The ribbon is all retired SU! with some brown twine from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies:    All SU! unless otherwise noted.   CS:  white, early espresso, pumpkin pie, sweet taffy DSP.    Dies/Punches:  typeset alpha (retired) and scalloped tag topper    Embellies:  retired ribbon – old olive, tempting turquoise and daffodil delight.  Twine from stash.


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Katie Skiff

That looks great. The extra card stock makes the letters pop!

Linda Callahan

Love that bold thanks across the tags! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Kerry Willard Bray

Such a creative take on this sketch! Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts!

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