The Cucumber Polka

And a one-a and a two-a… let’s do the Cucumber Polka.  Polka dot that is. Cucumber Polka at WildWestPaperArts.com

This is another card created for the 30 Day Card Challenge, Day 28.  Full disclosure… it’s been upgraded. The original, below, needed something more.  Out came the circle punch and Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Much better!

Cucumber Polka at WildWestPaperArts.com

The butterfly was created with Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135) and Cucumber Crush cardstock and grew a layer of Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum left over from Sale-A-Bration 2016.

What’s retiring?

 

Shine-on is definitely a special paper.  A really interesting mix of bright or shiny detail brought down to earth with subtle kraft.  One side of the paper is printed with beautiful, brightly colored pat terns. The reverse images are silver foiled. The heavier weight makes it perfect for creating cute gift boxes with your favorite Framelits Dies. You may remember an earlier card created with another sheet from this package, Suite Sayings Birthday. In that example I used one of the Watermelon Wonder prints with the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Ribbon (140580) introduced in the 2016 Occasions catalog and retiring next month.

Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

The inside is just as fun.  Use the Curvy Trio Corner Punch (139683), also retiring, to frame the sentiment.  Don’t forget to sponge the edges.

Cucumber Polka at WildWestPaperArts.com

Important Reminders!

April Blog Candy Ends Today!

Don’t forget the Blog Candy! My posts from April 18 through April 30, 2016 will feature or mention retiring products. Comment on each blog post mentioning a retired product I’ve used and you could win Blog Candy!

I’ll count the number of comments you make on posts dated from April 18 through  11:59 pm pacific time, April 30, 2016.  The person with the most comments (one per post please) will win the stamp set of their choice from my retiring collection!


Wild West – Double Points Ends Today at 11:59 PM Mountain Time!

Host Reward: Don’t forget!  For every $35 you spend from April 18 through April 30, 2016 you’ll earn double points! $35.00 does not include Sales Tax and Shipping. Please use the April Hostess Code (9APFBPNV) while placing your online order of and you’ll get a little gift from me.  Orders of $150.00 and higher will also earn Stampin’ Rewards too!

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Do the Cucumber Polka and

have a wildly creative day!

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The Cucumber Polka Product Roundup:

Friday Fun Flower Fest

Another day, another farewell. Say good bye to the Fun Flower Punch and the beautiful blooms you can create with it. Boohoo!  Guess we may as well have some Friday fun while we can.

Friday Fun Flower Fest at WildWestPaperArts.com

Flowers:  The Fun Flower Punch makes incredible 3d flowers without a lot of snipping.  Just punch three or four flowers, sponge the edges, curl with your Bone Folder, arrange and glue! Top them off with a Vintage Faceted Designer Button all tied up with Linen ThreadMultipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) is used to adhere the flower layers together and attach the button.

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Paper: English Garden DSP is another beautiful paper that will disappear soon.  My favorite sheet is the sweet little pattern of posies used in the cards today.  This pattern features Mossy Meadow, a beautiful, rich green. It’s also an outgoing In-Color that will be dearly missed in this studio for sure!

English Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! English Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! English Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
English Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! English Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! English Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Stamp Set: Surprise!  Here’s a stamp set that is NOT retiring!  Yay!  Suite Sayings (140712) should be called Sweet Sayings in my book and this paper crafter is glad it’s staying put! This suite of super sweet sentiments was introduced in Stampin’ Up!s Occasions Catalog this year. Any bets on how often you’ll see this one used around here?

Suite Sayings Clear Mount 140712 - at WildWestPaperArts.com

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That pretty much does it for today. Almost forgot… this was a 30 Day Card Challenge project, Day 28.

Recap and Remind…..

Today’s Featured Retiring Items:

 

Access the retiring products using the links below.


Important Reminders!

April Blog Candy Ends!

Don’t forget the Blog Candy! My posts from April 18 through April 30, 2016 will feature or mention retiring products. Comment on each blog post mentioning a retired product I’ve used and you could win Blog Candy!

I’ll count the number of comments you make on posts dated from April 18 through  11:59 pm pacific time, April 30, 2016.  The person with the most comments (one per post please) will win the stamp set of their choice from my retiring collection!


Wild West – Double Points Ends 4/30/16 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time!

Host Reward: Don’t forget!  For every $35 you spend from April 18 through April 30, 2016 you’ll earn double points! $35.00 does not include Sales Tax and Shipping. Please use the April Hostess Code (9APFBPNV) while placing your online order of and you’ll get a little gift from me.  Orders of $150.00 and higher will also earn Stampin’ Rewards too!

Need help with Hostess Code Ordering?  Check out this page:

 

Have a wildly creative day!

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Friday Fun Flower Product Roundup:

Chalk Talk and Sketch Challenge PPA298

It’s all about balloons, Chalk Talk and PPA298 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com today. Are you up to the Challenge?

Balloons, Chalk Talk and PPA289 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com
Balloons, Chalk Talk and PPA298 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.comToday’s simply fantastic layout was designed by pal Ginger Toivonen, a member of the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Team.  I can’t wait to see all of the clever interpretations for this sketch.

I chose several retiring Stampin’ Up! products to complete my challenge card and Chalk Talk Framelits (129983) are first on the list.

Chalk Talk Framelits:  This cute set of tags and labels have been around for a while.  Guess it’s time to clear out the space the lived in for some fun new product.  They’re even discounted! I hate to see them go but can’t wait for the next big thing.

Cherry On Top:  What’s a party without candles and balloons?  The candles are created with the Cherry On Top Washi Tape (138384)… love the bright colors in this suite.  Balloons are punched from Cherry On Top DSP Paper Stack (138443).

Decorative Dots:  One of my all time favorite embossing folders, Decorative Dots (133520) is also leaving. Drats! Did I say I love this embossing folder?!

Balloons, Chalk Talk and PPA289 Sketch Challenge at WildWestPaperArts.com

On the Inside

 

The Inside: is stamped using the Age Awareness Stamp Set (135381). This one wasn’t a favorite at first. But, just like age… it grew on me.  It’s the perfect set to pair with balloons.  And… it has some fantastic phrases if you like to be a little edgy. Take a look.

Age Awareness Stamp Set at WildWestPaperArts.com

Age Awareness Stamp Set
Item 135381

 

Almost forgot… some of the letters were filled in with Stampin’ Write Markers.  Colors used are Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder. That’s about it for me.  Now it’s your turn.  Here’s the low down to play….

We invite you to break out your stamps, ink and paper to play along with us.  Use the sketch above to design your own card and upload it to the showcase. You may just be picked be chosen as a PPA pick of the week!

Rules for the Gallery:

  • We invite you to use any brand of products to create your card or papercraft project.
  • Your entry should be new and inspired (totally or partially) by this challenge.
  • Please link to the blog post where your project is posted.  Incorrect links are not eligible for Pals Picks, and may be deleted.
  • Please use keyword PPA298 when uploading to public galleries.  We want to leave you comments, but if you are linking your project to a closed group or a site that requires us to register, we may not be able the respond on your submission. Please be sure to post on an open forum so we can leave comments on your wonderful cards. Thank you!!
  • Inlinkz will close at Noon (EST) Tuesday, May 3rd.
  • We’ll announce our Pals Paper Artist Picks on Wednesday, May 4th.

 

CLICK HERE for the PPA298 Sketch Challenge!

Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win April’s Blog Candy

Have a wildly creative day!

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Balloons, Chalk Talk and PPA298 Product Roundup: