February 19, 2015

Pal's Challenge

Hi Stampers!

This week's PPA challenge was a fun one and easy to put together. Doing challenges does stretch me as a stamper and has increased my comfort level in going 'outside of my zone'. I'd love to do more of them, but for now, I'm committing to playing with the Pals each week.

As soon as I saw this layout, I saw stars - don't know why, but it just hit me. Does that ever happen to you? I love it when it does happen!

You could have so much fun using all different kinds of punches and shapes with this layout - try it and play along here.

Here's my challenge card. It will be sent off next week to another friend who is celebrating a birthday.

The DSP is from the Adventure Bound paper stack. It is the perfect DSP for masculine cards. The featured stamp set is Be The Star. Dimensionals for depth and a few candy dots for fun make this card complete.

TIP: Stamp on DSP! It gives a very different effect.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the last birthday card for this week and learn about my birthday partner.

Until next time, take gentle care,



  1. Such a great man card! Love the stars.

  2. Wonderful masculine card, Sue! Love the use of DSP stars as well as CS stars. Will have to pin this for my masculine CASE file. Thanks for sharing with the PPA this week!!

  3. Love the stars! Classic design! Glad you joined us at PPA!

  4. Fantastic card! Love the colors you chose.