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Happy…happy Thursday to you! Thursday are HAPPY DAYS for me as it is when the Pals Paper Art Challenge is and today is a sketch challenge and a great one at that I hope that you can grab an extra cup of coffee and pop over to the site to see what the other design team members came up with and then find some “me” time and play along!

Today’s sketch was designed by Patti MacLeith and it is a very fun one that can be interpreted in many ways! While I have been gone, I have been trying to send John some cards and this one was literally a 5 minute whip up wonder!

 

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Remember how we have chatted many times about using up your DSP? Today’s card is a great example of doing just that! Look at how super simple this card it! It simply does not get any easier than this!

 

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A top fold vertical card with a POP of color from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper. This colors are so rich and luscious – This piece is a 3 3/4″ square and then I just took a scrap of Rich Razzleberry which is 1/4″.

Being that I am away and do not have all of my supplies with me, I used the heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies but I would have used the sweetheart punch if I was at home…(I guess I am being lazy as it is so easy to PUNCH a heart) but this works just great!

 

 

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Taking the Rich Razzleberry pen and making tiny dots around the hearts edge as well as the sentiment was the perfect yet subtle touch. You can see how simple this is and then you can see that you can use so many different papers and sentiments to create all sorts of cards!

Let’s chat about the sentiment…..it is from the Happy Home Stamp Set. This is available as a bundle and YEP – I would purchase this one in the bundle form. I know that I have not used this set a bunch, (that’s why I have it with me as I hope to use it) but I adore the font and the simplicity of the sentiments and fonts.

 

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Have you ever made a card that you are very happy with but the pictures just do not do it justice? Well ~ this is how I feel about this card….it really is a fun and clean and simply card and I encourage you to try this layout. Sometimes the simplest things work out to be the best!

I know when John receives this …he will smile – he enjoys simple cards. I think that when we do something like this card we feel guilty because it was so simple. Why do we do that to ourselves? I know that I am guilty of this….anyone else out there?

 

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I hope to see you back here tomorrow as I will be sharing with you the card that I will send to you with an order of $35.00 + from me this month (March) along with a new hostess code. I think that you will like it….and smile! Just think….we are in the final weeks of Sale-a-bration….so please make sure you do not get disappointed in not taking advantage of the great FREEBIES that are available until the end of the month!

Enjoy the day….I plan to…..Please pop over to the Pals Paper Art and see the fun…there are some AMAZING works of art!

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