Nothing kickstarts a card quicker that having a good sketch. This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA111) offers you the perfect foundation–a classic sketch by PPA Design Team Member Margaret Moody. Be sure to play along this week . . . use any brand of products you want! See Pals Paper Arts Design Team Cards and Inspiration.
Since it's introduction in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog on Sept. 1, the PeekABoo Frames Bigz L Die has been one of my hottest Big Shot accessories. I'm lovin' the way it works for an advent calendar (see p. 36 of the mini) . . . however, it's a multi-tasker far beyond that. Think about all the surprises you could tuck behind the little "door!" Images of birthday cakes, punched hearts, sweet sentiments, a little photo . . . endless possibilities.
- When I layered the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper Pattern over the PeekABoo Frame door, I recropped the opening slot with my Itty Bitty Shapes Circle Punch for a clean finish.
- Create the flagged end on the banner in a flash with a 1" Square Punch. Watch this quick video to learn how.
- I love the little Halloween Owl from the Warmest of Wishes Hostess Rewards Set (Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog). It coordinates with the Owl Builder Punch. What a hoot! DID YOU KNOW that you can earn hostess rewards with your on-line product order of $150 or more?
- Dazzling Details Glitter Glue (new in the Holiday Mini Catalog) adds a delicious touch of sparkle to the owl's eyes. This cute idea was shared with me by Susan Dyas when she sent me this Mini Milk Carton Box and card. Did your jaw drop as wide as mine? Visit Susan's blog and get the details.
COMING UP: Ready for some fresh ideas? I'll be sharing new video tutorials tomorrow and Saturday!
Stamp Set: Warmest of Wishes (Hostess Rewards: W122670, C122672), Spooky Bingo Bits (W123944, C123946)
Paper: Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper (122351), Basic Black (121045), Cajun Craze (119684), Basic Gray (121044)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools: Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die (124587), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Owl Builder Punch (118074), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), 1" Square Punch (124094), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
The Perfect Touch: Dazzling Details (124117), Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (124145), Basics Glimmer Brads (121003), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)