Perfect Pennants for the PPA

It’s Thursday, and time to play with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts! This week is a color challenge:  Real Red, Soft Sky, Whisper White.  At first, I was at a loss with what I would do with this color combination.  I pulled out my cardstock, and what few pieces of  Designer Paper I could find which contained these colors and hoped I would become inspired.  The more I played with this combination, the more I embraced it and the challenge.  I ended up using two patterns that, strangely enough,  reminded me of the oilcloth table coverings that my grandmother used.  I hope you enjoy today’s card.  Its quick and easy layout can be used whenever you have a “card emergency”.

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips: Cute and Colorful
This finished card measures 4-1/4′ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Selectively ink! Real Red and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers were used to selectively ink the sentiment, “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful” from Perfect Pennants.  Don’t you just love this sentiment? It is so true!

  • B is for Banner! With the new Banners Framelits, banners are just a crank of the Big Shot away!

  • Packs a punch!  Don’t you just love it when a set comes with a punch!  The Petite Petals set does just that. Inked in Real Red, a trio of these cuties with Candy Dot centers were the perfect little accents.

This cold, winter weather is making me long for the freshness of spring, and this is being reflected in my card making. I love this clean design with the small floral print. I think it is “springy”! What do you think? Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me. And as always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time...

Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals, Perfect Pennants; Inks:  Real Red, Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker;  Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack; Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White; Tools:  Petite Petals Punch, Big Shot, Banners Framelits; Glitz and Glam: Subtles Candy Dots


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  2. The color combination is wonderful…I can’t wait to get my Fresh Prints paper stack on Wed with more goodies….love your design and yes the banners are wonderful!

  3. Love the way you used the floral paper to bring this card together Ann – so pretty and fresh!

  4. Love this card as it’s so fresh and spring like. Color combo is perfect together.

  5. Beautiful pennants. I love the patterned paper and pretty flowers.

  6. Just a real quick comment as my husband is trying to get me off the computer! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cards!

  7. Oops…I meant leadership 🙂

  8. I love this card, Ann! I think I will have to CASE it ��! Hope you are enjoying convention.

  9. This is a stunning card!

  10. Such a beautiful card, Ann. It has been so long since I’ve heard the word oilcloth! Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

  11. Very pretty card! Love those little flowers. So glad I have them and hope to use them in the next few days.

  12. Lovely ‘springy’ card!

  13. Definitely springy. This is so pretty. Love the design and colors.

  14. Perfectly wonderful! Yes, this pattern does remind me of grandma’s oil cloth tablecloth! Even the colors sort of does as I vaguely remember a blue and red in there. Anyway, What a bright and fun card on this cold and dreary day!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  15. Very cute Ann!!! As soon as you mentioned oil cloth, I immediately saw that in the pattern!!! Love it even more now my friend!!! Fabulous job!! Enjoy the warmth in Houston!!!

  16. Ann… how gorgeous. YOu just made me LOVE these two papers together!!! Love the banners too that popular lately. hugs

  17. Very nice. So appealing! I really like it! Thank you for sharing!

  18. What a happy, happy card, Ann!

  19. We could all use some Spring about now. Your card is lovely; you certainly made those colors work for you. The Perfect Pennants stamp set was the first (and so far, only) stamp set I ordered in the new catalog. Very versatile.

  20. Ann lovely card once again. I Like the way you used the pennants, and the colors, and …. I could go on. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

  21. MsAnn so pretty. But what can I say , your projects are always so pretty , looks like I will be casing ,
    Have a nice day , hello to the boys !!!!
    Hugs frenchie

  22. Beautiful card and love that floral paper. Clean, simple and cheerful card
    I’m still thinking about getting the Petite Petals bundle set. Have seen so many cards using that set.

  23. Your card is beautiful Ann. I have ordered the SU banner dies and hope to get them very soon. The DP paper that you used is lovely. Stay warm. 🙂

    Mary from NH

  24. Bwahahahaha! Gramma’s oilcloth cover! Love it! Now they are flannel backed plastic. I would love to know where to buy real oilcloth table covers!
    The card is great! Love the color combo from PPA. A toughie but doable. You knocked it out of the park…saw the others and really liked yours the best!
    Thanks for sharing!

  25. I think this is only the second card that I have seen of yours where you didn’t use a pearl. I absolutely love the floral banner too! What a great eye popping card. So bold, yet so gorgeous! Love it. Thanks for sharing with us!

  26. So there I was scrolling through the PPA’s color challenge and saw this card with a sudden stop and “Oooh”. Glanced down and saw your name…I should have guessed! If I love it and it “grabs” me, it’s one of your beautiful cards! Great job, as always, Ann!

  27. This card is both perfect AND wonderful Ann! Love the color choices and the way you inked up that stamp. I’m in love with pennants….nicely done!

  28. BEAUTIFUL card!!! I really like the floral paper. So pretty!

  29. Love it, Ann!!! The Real Red really pops up against that soft blue. I too love the flowery banner, so bright and cheerful.

  30. Love the card, Ann! Clean and simple!

  31. Lovely! Love the floral paper banner.

  32. Absolutely gorgeous – even the blue : ) So fresh and clean and it just pops and I love it!

  33. I LOVE this card, the colors are beautiful…will definitely be using this as inspiration!

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