Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Challenge - K.I.S.S.

This week's challenge at PPA is to Keep It Simple, Sweetie (K.I.S.S.). The following are suggested guidelines for creating a KISS card:
  • Clean with lots of 'white' space
  • Simple Designs
  • Minimum time to create
  • Limited layers and embellishments
Below are two cards (variations on the same theme) that I created for the challenge.  Does anyone have any tips on how to effectively attach rhinestones? I used a small glue dot but it was a little too big and mooshed out the sides a little. Regular glue didn't hold them at all.

Very Vanilla cardstock and Merry Moments DSP from Stampin Up!
 Sentiment is from Stampin Up's "A Cardinal Christmas" stamp set, stamped in Real Red ink.
Ribbon and rhinestones are from my stash.
Sizzix Sizzlits for the tree and holly leaves in Garden Green cardstock.

Also, I totally copied Kris Kilcoyne's "Dasher" card with a couple of slight modifications. I love this stamp. It is simple and elegant.

Very Vanilla cardstock, Dasher stamp, sentiment, Chocolate Chip and Real Red ink from Stampin Up!
Rhinestone and twill ribbon from my stash.


  1. So cute, I use crystal effects to attach rhinestones that are not already sticky.

  2. Thanks, Vicki. I don't have any crystal effects but I'll get some and try it!

  3. Great cards - love that swirly tree!

  4. I love both of your cards, Sue! So simple and so pretty! Try attaching rhinestones with a mini glue dot.

  5. All 3 of your cards came out so pretty. I am partial to the card that you used the dasher stamp on. It is elegant and I do love elegant cards.


  6. Wow! I love them all! These are perfect KISS cards! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  7. On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

    Be sure to join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

  8. Again, the cards look great. I love Dasher. Did I say that before? He can look cute or elegant. On this K.I.S.S. card, he looks very elegant.

    Mary Ellen