Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop December 2017

Welcome everyone to what is possibly our last Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop for 2017! What a year it has been! I joined Stampin’ Up in January 2017 and I have loved being a part of this amazing team of Paper Adventurers. I have been able to attend 2 On Stage events (one in Perth and one in Melbourne). I have made many new crafty friends who love all the things that I do!

This month’s blog hop theme is to make a card following this sketch layout.

As soon as I saw this layout I had an idea! But I had to wait for my new box of goodies to arrive because I wanted to use the new Petal Passion Suite that features in the new occasions catalogue. If you want to get your hands on this catalogue get in contact with me and I will get one to you!

This set may not be available to customers until 3 January 2018, but it is certainly one to put down on your wishlist. I am loving all the watercolour look stamps which work so well with the blend markers when using your memento ink.

I decided on black and white theme for this card with a pop of colour. I know, black is not really the colour you want on a sympathy card but I just love the new petal passion DSP so much that I wanted to use it and with the pop of colour in there, I think it actually looks amazing.


I used memento ink with my pink pirouette light and dark stampin blends for the flowers and light and dark old olive for the leaves. It’s probably a bit hard to see on this card but the background DSP is cut into 3 panels to match the sketch layout above which was the theme in today’s blog hop. If you look closely you can even see I have stamped a little flower on the inside of the card too!

This card shows the DSP better with the panels cut into three. I loved the pink version so much I needed to make a blue version. I love the way these two cards turned out. Hard to see in the photo but I have also added a touch of wink of stella to the flowers to give it that glittery sparkle. Everyone loves a bit of sparkle!

Next up on the hop is Sheila, she makes amazing cards, lets see what she has created to show us. Click on the next button below!

Mandy x

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6 thoughts on “Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop December 2017

  1. Sooooooooo pretty! That is my favourite suite of the new catalogue. The black & white is so striking but can be lifted so easily by adding colour. Handmade cards are perfect in any colour! Kelly x


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