Brown Paper Wrapped Pine Boughs for PPA323

Nothing makes me feel like seasons are changing more than crisp air, apples, cinnamon and brown paper wrapped pine boughs all tied up with twine.  How about you?  What clues turn your thoughts to this time of year?  Another clue can be the pallet in a color challenge from Pals Paper Arts like PPA323.

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This week’s colors were chosen by fellow Pal and Design Team Member Shawn De Oliveira.

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At first these colors spoke autumn to me.  But after a second look, thoughts of winter started to sneak in.  The ingredients for this project recipe are fairly simple and straight forward. Supplies include the Pine Boughs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Christmas Pines Stamp Set, ribbon scraps, paper and the Handheld Stapler.  That’s about it.

Speaking of the Handheld Stapler, it won’t be here much longer.  Neither will the mini staple refills. Due to manufacturer issues, Stampin’Up! will not be carrying it much longer.  The stapler and refills are only available while supplies last so don’t take to long to stock up or get your stapler.

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Now it’s time to play.

Rules for the Gallery:

  • 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 PPA323 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, October 25th.
  • We’ll announce our Pals Paper Artist Picks on Wednesday, October 26th.


Can’t wait to see your project!

Have a Wildly Creative Day!

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Weekly Update October 18, 2016

Weekly Update October 18, 2016 are here!

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In this Issue:

  • 4th Annual Build-A-Tag Update
  • October Host Code & Rewards
  • Designer Paper Special from Stampin’ Up!
  • Sneak Peeks!
  • Current Backorder List

4th Annual Build A Tag Party at

We still have a few seats/tables left.  Need a reason to join us?  Here’s a few….

  • No experience necessary.  The Build-A-Tag Elves are here to help.
  • No tools or glue?  No problem.  We’ll have just the right adhesives for sale at the event.  All you need is a small pair of sharp scissors.  Inventory is limited.
  • Not a paper crafter? Get caught up on your other projects. Come for the day and bring your favorite crafts to work on.  Crochet, cross stitch, knit…. whatever you need to get done.
  • Raffle tickets are earned, not sold. Chances to earn Raffle Tickets will be emailed during the month.
  • Don’t need tags? Work on anything you like. Cards, boxes, scrapbook pages.  It’s your choice. Don’t worry, the “Build A Tag Elves” don’t care what you create with their supplies.
  • All day guests get a 6 foot table to themselves with electricity if requested.  Build-a-Taggers will share a large round table.  Four people to each table unless an All-Day Cropper wants to share with them.  Seating and electricity requests are included in the Registration Form.
  • Goodie Bags  Each guest gets one with 4 Make & Take tag projects kits to get you started.
  • Adhesive Sale at the event!


Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Times: Full Day Crop 10:00 am to 8:00 pm or Tags Only 3:00 pm to 8 pm
Place: Airport Plaza Hotel, Reno, NV
Lunch:  Noon – 2:00 pm (All Day Guests only)  Salads, Make your own Sub and cookies.
Deadline:  October 25, 2016 Last day to sign up for All Day Guests (with lunch).  Tickets for Tags Only will be sold at the door if space is available.  However, goodie bags may not be available for guests registering after October 25, 2016.
Raffle Ticket Opportunities:
  1. Answer the following question on Facebook, “Where do Perfect Purple Pines grow?”  The correct answer is not important. Just make a comment. Click here to join the discussion..
  2. Bring a treat to share for the dessert bar
  3. Canned Food Drive for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (each can gets you one ticket)
  4. Bring a Guest
  5. More to come keep up on the event page for clues… Click Here

Click Here to Register now!

Click here for the event flyer

See you October 29, 2016!

Wild West Host Code Rewards

The current Host Code is…


You’ll see this code displayed in the sidebar for the entire month.

Wild West Host Code Benefit October 2016

  • Place an order of $50.00 (before sales tax and shipping) receive 1 package of Mini-Jingle Bells.
Mini Jingle Bells Item 142002 at

Mini Jingle Bells
Item 142002


  1. Place your Online order through me, using my October Host Code BEVV7499
  2. Send me an email with your Order Number (
  3. Gift will be mailed to you unless you’re a local customer.

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Download the list and check it twice!

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Twelve Weeks of Christmas – Week 3 Sneak Peek!

Ready for Week 3?  Here’s a little peek of the project going out today at 1:00 pm pacific time. Sign up and confirm your subscription before 1:00!

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PPA 323 Challenge – Sneak Peek!

Here’s a quick peek at my project for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  Can you guess the challenge?  The complete project will post on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

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Current Backorder List

Item #: 141704
Bags Cellophane Gusseted 3″ x 6″

Estimated Availability:

November 7, 2016

Item #: 141842
Big Shot Edgelits Halloween Scene

Estimated Availability:

October 24, 2016

Weekly Update October 18, 2016

Have a Wildly Creative Day!

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Wicked Gingerbread

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our October 2016 creations. Including my mouthwatering, Wicked Gingerbread creation.  This month our projects feature cards made using “wicked” folds. What is a “wicked” fold? It is anything other than the standard A2 card fold. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Today I played with a fold I’ve wanted to try for quite some time…. it’s a Double Gate Fold. Not difficult at all, it just looks wicked.

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Folded, the card is a standard A2 so it fits nicely in the standard A2 envelope. I’ve seen many ways to keep the card closed but I like the belly band.  Not only because it gives the card some added fun but the term “Belly Band” is just so much fun to say.

And here’s my wicked gingerbread card all folded up and ready to mail.

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One thing I learned with this fold…. the score lines can get thin with Designer Series Paper pretty quickly. So, Folder, beware.

Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle are made for each other, don’t you think?  If you love the paper, you can get it free with Stampin’Up!s October Special, Buy 3 get one Free! 

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I sure hope you’ve enjoyed our Wicked Folds Blog Hop.  For a tutorial on how to create this fold, Click Here.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Beth Fairweather at Beth Fairweather Designs
  6. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  19. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  20. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts <==== You Are Here!

Have a Wildly Creative Day!

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Wicked Gingerbread Product Round-up: