Simple “Celebrate” Card for PPA 222

 

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Sometimes when a strong color combination is called for, I tend to focus on neutrals and add pops of the brighter colors for balance.  That’s exactly what I opted to do for today’s card!

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I was inspired by this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA222).  Check out what the rest of the PPA resident artists have come up with for this luscious color combo.

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • My pops of color were easily accomplished with the Stampin’ Up! Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch and a trio of Calypso Coral Candy Dots (from the Subtles Candy Dots assortment).

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  • An Early Espresso button (Neutrals Designer Buttons) gives dimension and definition to the butterfly.  A Stampin’ Up! Glue Dot keeps it in place.
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (a daily staple for all my projects) give a 3-D lift to the main layer and butterfly.

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  • And the yummy patterned paper?  Oh what fun it is to find an every day use for Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack.
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21 Comments:

  1. Simple and elegant!

  2. Love, love…LOVE – So classic and elegant all at the same time!

  3. Thanks so much! I like when the simple ones can still deliver a punch. It’s usually about the “editing!”

  4. Love it, CAS and also classy and elegant. You said it Mary, it does deliver a punch. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Think this card is one of your best! LOVE the touch of “balance”. BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!

  6. This is so pretty, Mary. Love the bright little butterfly.

  7. This is the lovely classic card that says “Mary” all over it! A definite CASE!!

  8. The biggest bonus is how quick it is to make! Love your feedback!

  9. CAS at its best! Very classy!

  10. Mary, how do you always DO this? Your card is so simple and yet so darn elegant! It’s just perfect!!!

  11. You’re the queen of CAS. Love this beautiful card and the use of the fantastic specialty DSP. Brilliant!

  12. It reminds me of your signature card, Shannon!

  13. Ahh, simply wonderful, love how you used “Christmas” DSP on a regular card!

  14. Awesome use of these colors, Mary! Simply stunning!

  15. Carol Carriveau

    Love the beautiful simplicity of your card, Mary….gorgeous!

  16. Thanks so much. I love when a simple one comes together!

  17. Mary, I love your clean and simple card! That layered butterfly is so cute!

  18. Hi Mary – Love this card – so many uses! I’m enjoying the thought of being able to use this paper on cards. Seems like just a bit is the best plan. The paper looks like a combo of Earlly Espresso and Crumb Cake in a herringbone pattern. In the pack of papers, there is a green herringbone but no Early Espresso. How did you manage this?

    gail

  19. Hi Mary – Love this card – so many uses! I’m enjoying the thought of being able to use this paper on cards. Seems like just a bit is the best plan. The paper looks like a combo of Earlly Espresso and Crumb Cake in a herringbone pattern. In the pack of papers, there is a green herringbone but no Early Espresso. How did you manage this?

    gail

  20. Hi Mary – Love this card – so many uses! I’m enjoying the thought of being able to use this paper on cards. Seems like just a bit is the best plan. The paper looks like a combo of Earlly Espresso and Crumb Cake in a herringbone pattern. In the pack of papers, there is a green herringbone but no Early Espresso. How did you manage this?

    gail

  21. Good catch, Gail, and an “oops” on my part. The herringbone pattern is the same (green in Under the Tree) but the Early Espresso version is in Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. I updated my bullet points and will try and update the supplies list. Thanks!

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