“Well…scraps!!!!”

I haven’t participated in a card challenge in a while so I was excited to hunker down in the quiet of the night last night to check out the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  It’s a color challenge this week … Mossy Meadows, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede.  

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But to my dismay last night I realized … I was S.O.L.

Stamper Out of Luck.”

I had only scraps of Mossy Meadows and Cajun Craze.  And the scrap piece of Mossy Meadows that I had was already stamped on. What to do, what to do …?

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I resorted to DSPs – –   Color Me Autumn and Santa & Co., both from the Holiday Catalog.

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By simply cutting strips into banners and adhering them side by side, I got the colors that I needed to satisfy the PPA challenge. To create the bannners, you can use the corner of a square punch. But I prefer to use our Paper Snips as described in a previous post.

Waste not, want not …
Creating multiple banners like this is also a great way to use up DSP and cardstock scraps.  If you’re a paper hoarder like me, you have a plethora of “banner-potential” materials lying around. Case in point – – that pitiful scrap piece of Mossy Meadows cardstock that I held onto. 🙂

Tip for creating a subtle dimension:
To add subtle dimension, use a circle punch in the same color as the base card to create a tone-on-tone background.

The stamp set I used is Good Greetings, a retired stamp set that was recently made available again to hostesses with a qualifying party order. That hostess special has now ended.  However, other comparable stamp sets in our current catalog are And Many More, Petite Pairs and Teeny Tiny Wishes.

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