Paper Piercing WOW PPA225

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA225 at Wild West Paper Arts

PPA225When is a layer not a layer?  When it’s several rows of paper piercing. Welcome to Thursday’s challenge with Pals Paper Arts Design Team.

If you were to ask, “Rae, what’s your favorite tool?”, you’d get an immediate, “Paper Piercing Templates, hands down!”  When I’m struggling with a design they come to the rescue.  But that’s not the only reason. “Oh paper-piercing templates, why do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.”

  • Coordination with dies and punches
  • Durable
  • Easy to transport
  • Economical
  • Embellish without adding weight or bulk
  • Lightweight
  • Space saving

Given more time I’m sure I can think of more items for the list.

Paper Piercing Templates currently offered by Stampin’ Up! are:

Paper Piercing WOW at Wild West Paper Arts

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Templates 133778

Paper Piercing WOW at Wild West Paper Arts

Essentials Paper Piercing Pack #126187

Paper Piercing WOW at Wild West Paper Arts

Festive Paper Piercing Pack #127857

Paper Piercing WOW at Wild West Paper Arts

Occasions Paper Piercing Pack #129387

You’ll also want the Paper Piercing Tool (#126189) and Mat (#126199).

And then there’s the paper.  Do you have a favorite package of Designer Series Paper?  Color Me Autumn (#135820) from the Holiday Catalog is mine.

Wild West Paper Arts Color Me Autum DSP #135820

Color Me Autumn DSP #135820

Some of my hoarded scraps were perfect today’s challenge. They were just sitting there on my workspace longing for a home.  Need some of Stampin’ Up!s beautiful paper?  You can Pick a Pack of Paper when you give Stampin’ Up! a test drive.  In fact, you’ll pick a pack of paper free for six months!  I can even show you how you can get up to six packages a month for six months. No kidding!  Click to Email me (rae@wildwestpaperarts.com) for more information.

Now it’s time for you to join us with some sketch challenge fun at Pals Paper Arts.

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Curvy Keepsake Wooden Box

Curvy Keepsake Wooden Box by Wild West Paper ArtsAre you tired of the Curvy Keepsake Box yet? Sure hope not. I’ve seen so many great ideas for this Thinlit on Pinterest.  I created this “wooden” version for a newsletter group I participate in September and am now able to share it with you.

Don’t let the wood texture intimidate you.  It’s simple!

  1. Cut the shape using the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet (#135853)
  2. Emboss the cut shapes with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#127821)
  3. Sponge using Stampin’ Sponges (#101610) with matching color ink (Baked Brown Sugar #131174 was used here)
  4. Assemble and decorate.

Curvy Keepsake Wooden Box by Wild West Paper ArtsNow, wasn’t that easy?

The leaf is created by stamping the image from For All Things (Wood Mount #135152; Clear Mount #135155) with Crushed Curry Classic Ink (#131173) on Naturals White cardstock (#102316).

Stampin' Up! For All Things Clear Mount Stamp Set #135155 at Wild West Paper Arts

For All Things Clear Mount #135155

Make the leaf come alive by using Sponge Daubers (#133773) to add Cajun Craze (#126965) and Blackberry Bliss #133642 to the edges.

Curvy Keepsake Wooden Box by Wild West Paper Arts

The Autumn Wooden Element (#135846) was pressed into Old Olive Classic Ink (#126953) and left to dry.  Tie up with a few fibers from the Two-tone Old Olive Trim (#135837) and stamp a sentiment on a strip of 7/8″ Natural Cotton Ribbon (#127844) before attaching with Tombo Multi-purpose Liquid Glue (#110755).  Add some Gold Glitz Dazzling Details (#133755) for the grand finale.

You could even write names on the Cotton Ribbon and use as place markers at your Thanksgiving Table.

Now there’s only one thing left to do…. add a yummy treat or two.

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your own Curvy Keepsake Wooden Box


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Stampin' Up! Holiday Supplement 2014 at Wild West Paper Arts

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Weekly Deals October 21, 2014

Weekly Deals September 30, 2014It’s Tuesday! Time for Weekly Deals October 21, 2014. Lots of goodies at a great bargain.  Are you an embossing folder addict like me? If so, look out!  No?  Don’t worry Stampin’ Up! has some stamp sets, ribbon and even adhesive to stick it all together this week.  My Digital Studio is even represented with a designer ensemble for your Halloween celebration.

Spook Central Designer Ensemble for MDS #127589 at Wild West Paper Arts

Spook Central Designer Ensemble for MDS #127589
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Create a “Spook Central” banner, Halloween party invite, thank you card, coffin box party favors, and “eat if you dare” cupcake toppers with the designer templates in this digital-exclusive ensemble. Pair with the included coordinating elements to add your own touch, or use them to create even more types of projects.

Download includes:

  • 18-piece stamp brush set
  • 4 Designer Series Paper patterns
  • 15 embellishments
  • One 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ greeting card template
  • One 5″ x 7″ postcard designer template
  • Five-page 8-1/2″ x 11″ décor template

Coordinating colors:

  • Basic Black, Basic Gray, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla

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Newest Downloads

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What?  A new download and it’s not even the first week of the month.  Surprise!

December Wonder Project Life Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download #138088 at Wild West Paper Arts

December Wonder Project Life Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download #138088
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Hello December Project Life Digital Download #138090 at Wild West Paper Arts

Hello December Project Life Digital Download #138090
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But, don’t stop there. Click here to see what’s new to MDS for October, 2014.

New ArrivalsDon’t forget to check the New Arrivals section on a regular basis.

Yay for Weekly Deals October 21, 2014!

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Supplement 2014 at Wild West Paper Arts

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Wild West Paper Arts

Free Good Greeting Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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Wild West Paper Arts 2nd Annual Build a Tag Event

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Many Merry Stars for Monday

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104 - Ornament  at Wild West Paper ArtsHappy Monday!  It really is!  The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Supplement is here!  My favorite? The Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit. Isn’t this a super cute ornament?

Make your own 3D stars this season in a variety of sizes and patterns. Use them for ornaments,
home décor, place cards, and more. The largest star can take the place of honor on your front door or on your mantel.

How about this gift box stack?

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104 - Gift Box at Wild West Paper Arts

Gift Box Tower made with Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104

This reminds me of the fancy candy gift box towers available in stores and online this time of year.  How nice would it be to give your own Candy Tower filled with home-made goodies?

And how about some Table Decor’?

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104 - Table Favor Wild West Paper Arts

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104 – Table Favor

What will you get in the Many Merry Stars kit?

You get enough to create a 15″ | 38 cm star and 25 smaller stars, 5 each of 5 sizes:

• Printed, die-cut star pieces
• Printed, self-adhesive die-cut side pieces
• Wooden snowflakes
• 7 sheets die-cut tags, banners, greetings, and accents

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104 at Wild West Paper Arts

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104
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One suggestion… Don’t wait too long.  In a survey taken with a large group of Stampin’ UP! Demonstrators this kit looks like it will sell out quickly!  Order yours today!

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Watch this video for more information on the kit.

Need more ideas? Watch this for more super cute projects.

Are you ready?  Order yours before they’re gone.

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2014 Holiday Supplement - Order Now

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Three Amigos Tutorials are Here!

Wild West Paper Arts Three Amigos Treat Holder Plus

Wild West Paper Arts Three Amigos Treat Holders

A quick post to let you know the Three Amigos tutorials are here!  Thank you for your patience and sorry for the delay.

Next tutorial to post… Hello Fall treat holder.  Then, on to the November tutorial(s).  Any requests?

If you’re wondering how to get these tutorials, Click Here to read the original post.  I’ve included my original Top Note Scarecrow as a bonus.

Wild West Paper Arts Top Note Scarecrow Rae's Original Design

Wild West Paper Arts Top Note Scarecrow Rae’s Original Design

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“Stamp Out Alzheimer’s”!

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Weekly Deals September 30, 2014

Free Good Greeting Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

 

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Weekly Deals October 14, 2014

Weekly Deals September 30, 2014It’s Tuesday! Time for Weekly Deals October 14, 2014. I’m having a really tough time picking one or two things to showcase. On top of that, Stampin’ Up! has also released the monthly crystal clear, photopolymer stamp set, Gentle Peace (#139523). Help!

First, let’s look at the new Gentle Peace Stamp Set.  If you like to convey the traditional Christian message of Christmas, this set is for you. The line-art image is perfect for coloring with Blendabilities, creating a beautiful stained-glass look.

And, for our Digital Deal everything you need to serve up some Spooky Treats (#127588)

My Digital Studio Spooky Treats Designer Template for MDS #127588 at Wild West Paper Arts

Spooky Treats Designer Template for MDS #127588
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The kids in your neighborhood will be flocking to your door when they hear about your irresistible Spooky Treats. With this digital-exclusive kit, you’ll have designed candy wrappers, lollipop collars, and a soda wrapper along with additional elements to make coordinating projects.

Download includes:

  • 15-piece stamp brush set
  • 7 Designer Series Paper patterns
  • 4 embellishments
  • 1 punch
  • Three-page 8-1/2″ x 11″ treat template

Coordinating colors:
Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White

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Newest Downloads

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If you love the little Freaky Friends (#135161) traditional stamp set offered in Stampin’ Up!s 2014 Holiday Catalog, you’re going to love October’s Digital Downloads for MDS.

My Digital Studio Freaky Friends for MDS #138118 at Wild West Paper Arts

Freaky Friends for MDS #138118

Download includes:
* 13 Piece SVG Stamp Set

But, don’t stop there.  Three additional digital downloads await your discovery.   Click here to see what’s new to MDS for October, 2014.

New ArrivalsDon’t forget to check the New Arrivals section on a regular basis.

Yay for Weekly Deals October 14, 2014!

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Weekly Deals September 30, 2014

Free Good Greeting Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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Wild West Paper Arts 2nd Annual Build a Tag Event

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Give Thanks for All Things

Wild West Paper Arts Give Thanks for All Things

The time is coming soon when we traditionally give thanks for all things, even Monday.  What, even Monday?  What’s so great about Monday?  Think about it for just a minute.  Every Monday we have a chance to start over. To improve on what we did the week before.  It’s also a chance to set the pace for the week to come.

Today, thanks goes to a fellow demonstrator for this beautiful creation to share.  It came to me in a recent swap. I’m sorry to say I don’t know the creator.

I love everything about this card.  Just the right balance of color against a neutral background.

Wild West Paper Arts Give Tanks for All Things close up

The artist uses images from For All Things Stamp Set (#135155) and creates the faux Washi Tape by using strips of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper (#135820)Fun Fall Framelits (#135856) and Autumn Wooden Accents (#135846) add the finishing touch. The result, a clean and simple card is a real heavy hitter in my book. It’s great to have such talented paper artisans to swap with.

For All Things Clear Mount #135155 at Wild West Paper Arts

For All Things Clear Mount #135155
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Wild West Paper Arts Color Me Autum DSP #135820

Color Me Autum DSP #135820
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Fun Fall Framelits #135856

Fun Fall Framelits #135856
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Autumn Wooden Accents #135846

Autumn Wooden Accents #135846
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Give Thanks For All things


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