Hi Stampers! I’m happy to report the surgery was a success and I’m now on the mend.  Which means – I’m back in my craft room just in time for a Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!  They gave us some Christmas colors just in time for the holidays. 

This was the card I came up with.  It’s a half easel card.  It fold flat but half of the top of the card opens and props itself up for display.  How fun is that?!?


The Crumb Cake card base started out as a normal card base. 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut off a 4.25″ x 2.5″ piece off of the right half of the top of the card.  (I then scored the top left side of the card horizontally at 2 1/8″ – to make the A frame.)  Then I used a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Real Red card stock, followed by a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Very Vanilla on the inside of the card.  For the outside of the card I used a 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Cucumber Crush card stock and a 4″ x 2.75″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock layered on top of that.

Stampin’ Tip: Because the borders are so narrow on this card, I used the multi-purpose liquid glue instead of my normal tape runner.  Since the glue goes on wet, it give me a few seconds to move the layer around until all sides are even.


When I adhered the Cucumber Crush/ Very Vanilla layer to the front left of the card, I only glued the bottom half of the A frame.  This ensures that when the card opens, the top is able to stand up for display.  I used the small flower, cut out withe the matching framelit mounted on a stampin’ dimensional as my stopper. I stamped my greeting and some additional flowers and leaves (all from the Stampin’ Up! Wondrous Wreath bundle) on the right side of the inside of the card (which is also visible from the outside of the card). I added a few pearls as accents.

(this is the card closed)

On scraps of Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the wreath in Cucumber Crush ink and the berries on top of that with Real Red ink.  I also stamped the bow in Real Red onto another scrap of Very Vanilla card stock then cut those two things out with the framelits and adhered them to the front left side of the card with Stampin’ dimensionals.  The word “Joy” is also a framelit from this set, I cut that out in Cucumber Crush card stock and adhered it to a Very Vanilla envelope to co-ordinate.

I invite you to pop over to Pals Paper Arts and see what the rest of the design team did with these colors and upload a link to your card.  We would love to see what you come up with!

Happy Stamping,
Lisa's signature