Pearly Petite Pairs for Pals Paper Arts

IMG_1433It’s time for another challenge from Pals Paper Arts!  It’s a sketch this week, designed by the talented Nicole Watt.  Because I needed an elegant wedding card, that’s what I opted to create!  Of course, this pattern from the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper Collection was talking to me:  “Pick me,  Ann…and add pearls!”  Well, who am I to argue with paper when it speaks to me?  So I picked it, and pearls I did add!  But notice how restrained I was?  I didn’t add a pearl at every point!  I hope you enjoy today’s very quick and very easy card.

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This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide by -4-1/4″ high.

  • Petite Pairs! Petite Pairs is one of the stamp sets which I forget to use.  This time, however, it seemed perfect for today’s card.  I dusted it off, inked it up in Soft Suede, and stamped away!  Of course, I had to add a few pearls.  Ah! The Power of the Pearl!


  • Diamonds and Pearls! The Diamond Pattern from the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper collection adds a sophisticated, classy touch, don’t you think.  My birthstone is a diamond, and my given name, Margaret, is derived from the Greek word for pearl.  So it just seems like it was written in the stars that I add pearls to the diamond images!


  • Satin elegance! Whisper White Satin Ribbon forms the perfect elegant bow to finish up this card.  For greater fullness, I created  a double bow.  I just use an old-fashioned cardboard bow maker. It’s so easy!

IMG_1433-002I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I was happy to be able to use a set that rarely ever sees the light of day.  And it’s  a shame really.  Petite Pairs is a sweet little set.  How about you? What is the one set you have in your collection that you never use, or you under-use?  Won’t you let me know in your comment today? And remember, if you have any questions about the cards I make, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…


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  1. I love that even though the pearls abound in this design, it still has a masculine touch. Perfect for a new couple!

  2. I love the colors you selected. And you have the patience of a saint to place those pearls so precisely!

  3. The pearls make is so well-dressed. Gorgeous Ann!

  4. Gorgeous, Anne….LOVE the pearls, of course!!! That bow is the perfect touch! I often use this set, but not as much as I probably should…but friends like to use it and the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I probably have several sets that are wayyy underused…sad to say!

  5. Such a classy card! Love that white bow, Ann! It’s perfection!

  6. Love this paper and knew you’d inspire me big time when you used it. And I’m glad to know that paper talks to you, too! Beautiful card!

  7. You definitely can’t argue with paper that asks for pearls! Beautiful and oh so elegant.

  8. What a beautiful wedding card, Ann! I love how you added those precious pearls!!

  9. Your card is amazing Ann. I love all of the pearls and the way that you added them to your design. Some very lucky couple will be getting a gorgeous card. 🙂


  10. That’s a WOW! Love all the pearls…….very elegant!

  11. Ann… Well this is diffinitely an elegant card… and it’s finishing touch is the PERFECT elegant bow you tied… You are such an expert in that field…..
    PS:…… and only YOU would call 30 pearls restraint! Too funny…. Hugs

  12. This card is so elegant. The beautiful bow and pearls add the perfect finishing touch. As to the stamp set getting the least use – all of them. Mojo has been missing for quite a while. I’m sure it will resurface at some point.

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