Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Pals Paper Arts Challenge!

Every week I have a look at what the talented ladies at Pals Paper Arts create and keep thinking that I should really play along in one of their challenges! Well this weekend I decided that it was time!  This week's challenge was a  K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple Sweetie!) card. 

The suggested guidelines for a K.I.S.S card are the following;
1- Clean with lots of 'white' space,
2- Simple Designs,
3- Minimum time to create,
4- Limited layers and embellishments.

Here's mine:

My card is based on this card, which I posted earlier today. 

I am one to keep every little bit of scrap paper...and I do mean everything! But I always find a good use for it :)

First I used scraps of paper from the Merry Moments DSP, all in tones of Old Olive (favorite color!) and Very Vanilla.  I punched out 10 modern label shapes.  Because the shapes are a little bigger than the Word Window shapes, used for my last card, I decided to go with a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card size.  Here the base is textured Very Vanilla cardstock.  The shapes were adhered to a piece of scrap paper so that it would be easier for me to level the shapes as well as tuck my ribbon around both sides before adhering it to my card base.  Then a piece of Old Olive was layered on top of the shapes to frame the piece of 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon.  I cut a shorter piece of Very Vanilla ribbon and tied it into a knot.  The Greeting from the Happy Everything set was inked in Old Olive to finish the card.

I am so happy about how it turned out!  I hope the ladies at PPA will like it too!


  1. What a creative use of the Modern Label punch! Love the colors! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. Thanks for playing @ PPA!

    We hope you'll come see our Paper Artist Picks Wednesday, December 2.

    AND of course, play in our next challenge Thursday, December 3.

  3. Congratulations on your PPA Artist win!

  4. Very clever & CUTE! COngrats on being a Pals winner!

  5. I am so pleased you were picked as a winner. This is SO simple yet so creative. I would never have thought of putting the labels together like you have. I think it is just gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous CAS card! Congrats on being chosen the Pals Paper Arts Artist Pick!

  7. Clean and pretty. My kind of card. Congrats on this week's Pals Artist Pick. Hugs, Mary

  8. Congratulations on winning the PPA challenge! It's a great card!

  9. Lovely Card Roxanne! I love the simplicity - it's beautiful :)

  10. I'm totally with you on that one - the creative process is what keeps me going and motivated as a demonstrator and I never want to lose that part of my business either.

    Big congrats on being a PPA pick this week - this is great! Isn't that a great way to put a smile in your day?

    Only one month until Leadership - I can't wait!
    Cindy :)

  11. That's such an awesome idea, Roxanne! The use of the Modern Label punch.... wow!!! Beautiful card. Congrats!