200th Paper Craft Crew Challenge!

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Wow – it’s our 200th challenge for the Paper Craft Crew!!  This is such an exciting milestone, and we couldn’t have done it without YOU!

To celebrate with you, members of the Design Team are offering Blog Candy on their own blogs!  To enter win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and the winner will be randomly selected after the challenge closes.  *winners address must be within Canada to receive the prize*

This week we have a great sketch for you:


So many fun elements to play with on this sketch!  I decided to change the focal shape from a circle; here’s what I did:

PCCCS200 Painter's Palette

When I first saw the sketch, the easel from the Painter’s Palette set jumped to mind, so I had to go with it! 🙂

I started with a card base of Basic Black cardstock, then layered a panel from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.  This was perfect, as it gave me another chance to play with the new In Colours that I love!  I stamped the large brush stroke from Work of Art in Peekaboo Peach onto a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock, then angled a piece of Basic Black cardstock behind it, and attached them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then laid another strip of the same Playful Palette DSP pattern horizontally, and angled a piece of Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon on top of that.

I stamped the easel onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and cut it out by hand.  Then I stamped the flowers, leaves and butterflies from the Garden in Bloom stamp set, using Memento Black in for the outlines, Peekaboo Peach for the flowers, Sweet Sugarplum for the butterflies and Emerald Envy for the leaves.  I used the retired Squares Framelits to cut out the middle from the easel, and popped it over the ‘painting’ using the new Foam Adhesive Strips.   I attached my art piece to the card front using Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento Black ink; I used the Paper Snips to cut banner ends on one end, and glued it next to the easel.  I stamped the push-pin in Memento as well, hand cut it, and added it over the sentiment with a Glue Dot.

I think this is a fun card, and like I said, I really like the sketch from which we worked.

Remember to leave a comment on this post, so that you can be entered into the draw for my Blog Candy!!  The lucky winner will receive their own Painter’s Palette stamp set!!

SU painter's palette

*Because I’m a Canadian demonstrator, the winner must reside within Canada.*

After you’ve left your comment, be sure to check out all of the other Design Team blogs and creations, for more opportunities for blog candy, and of course for awesome inspiration!  Just head over to the Paper Craft Crew page, and you can click on each of the projects to go to each team member’s page.

Thanks for joining me today for this special post, and thanks for helping us reach our 200th CHALLENGE! 🙂

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  1. Lynn says:

    Very cute card! Love the way you used the dimensional strips for the easel frame.

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Thank you, Lynn! You’re really going to love using these dimensional strips – they’re awesome. Thank you for being a frequent visitor to my blog, and for your support.

  2. Gloria Morris says:

    I love your creations “Paper Craft Crew” …. Congratulations on your 200th.
    Keep on crafting .

  3. cycworker says:

    That is fantastic. I am loving the easel. Totally need this set. Appreciate ideas to use other images with it.

    • Deborah Smart says:

      I’m so glad that you’re finding some inspiration from my card! Thanks for your kind comment ?

  4. Susan Horr says:

    I am not eligible to win but I wanted to comment on your cute card anyway. It is very creative and I love your colors!

  5. dj says:

    adorable!! my favorite part of this card is the thumbtack….might have to get this set just so I can have that thumbtack!!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      That little thumbtack is an original, isn’t it DJ?! I’m glad to read that you enjoyed seeing my card 🙂

  6. Kelly says:

    I am not in Canada but I just have to say that I love how you used the easel to frame the flowers!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Thank you very much for your kind comment, Kelly! I wanted to keep the sentiment with the sketch, so I thought – what can go in the frame? I’m glad you liked my solution of the flowers! 🙂

  7. Wahnita says:

    It’s a masterpiece!! You are indeed an artist! I love how artsy the stampset is 🙂

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Ha ha! I love your ‘artistic’ comment, Wahnita 🙂 Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment, and I’m glad you enjoyed my card!

  8. Libby says:

    I never connected these dots that you were on this design team too! Your card caught me eye! Great DSP choice for the sketch and the stamped image matches perfectly! I had to look at it again!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Too funny, Libby! Yup – it’s me – your buddy from WWC and PCC! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment – glad you enjoyed seeing my card.

  9. Sue Root says:

    Pretty card! Love how you made the flowers the work of art (on your own work of art). P.S. Not from Canada, so not eligible for blog candy – just wanted to comment b/c I like your card so much.

    • Deborah Smart says:

      It’s so nice of you to take the time to leave a comment, Sue! I’m glad that you liked my ‘artwork’ 🙂

  10. That easel was perfect for the sketch! Love your card!!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      I’m so glad that you liked my card, and use of the easel, Sharon! Thanks for your kind comment – I appreciate it! 🙂

  11. Gloria Morris says:

    The rutch ribbon fits in so nicely. Who would’ve thought ? Huh !

  12. Daisies Girl says:

    Love this beautiful card – the way you styled your card is so awesome and your take on the sketch is so fresh and original!! The colors are awesome and I am just so impressed with your card!!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Thank you so much for such a nice comment, Daisies Girl! I’m blushing! 🙂 I just love being part of the Paper Craft Crew, and it was such fun to be part of our 200th challenge.


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