It's Wednesday and you know what that means… I'm over at the Paper Craft Crew for the Weekly Card Sketch Challenge with a card featuring the Rose Garden Thinlets from the 2016 Occasions Catalog!   Come on over and check out this weeks sketch as well as the Design Team submissions.  The challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 @ 11:55 PM EST.


Paper Craft Crew


Card Sketch #177 – Rose Garden Valentine


Have you heard of Periscope?  It is THE newest Social Media CRAZE and I love it!  On Saturday, I taught a short class on Periscope at the NC Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Quarterly Meeting.  The meeing really was fun with lots of amazing samples, Make & Takes, new techniques and business classes.  I can't wait to play with the new techniques that I learned.  Back to Periscope… yesterday I did a quick 'scope sharing a sneak peek of my Rose Garden Valentine card based on this weeks Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch.  I would LOVE to have you follow me on Periscope and Twitter!

Here is the video:


OK… I'm not 100% certain the video is working correctly if played through my blog so if you click HERE and you can view it directly on


PCCCS177- Card Designed by Pam Staples for the Paper Craft Crew. #stampinup #pamstaples #rosegarden

Now… Onto the actual card.  I LOVE the Rose Garden Thinlets.  They are amazing and so cool.  Have you seen anything so delicate?  The rose is gorgeous.  I started with the large rose from the Rose Gardent Thinlits Dies using Real Red cardstock.  I added a large Basic Black Banner layered with a second smaller banner stamped using Real Red Classic Ink with the Love You from the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set.  The Petite Petal punch created the perfect flower with a Silver Metalic Button added and tied with a bow using the Basic Black Baker's Twine.  Then I used the little flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack finished with a Rhinestone.

PCCCS177- Card Designed by Pam Staples for the Paper Craft Crew. #stampinup #pamstaples #rosegarden

The finishing touches was the addition of three additional Rhinestone jewels then I layered the card front onto a piece of Basic Black card stock.  The card front was attached to a Real Red card base.  This card is finished on the inside with another piece of whisper white stamped with Happy Valentine in Real Red.  I love the elegance of this Rose Garden Valentine card.


Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 177 #papercraftcrew #cardsketch #challengeblogHere is this weeks Card Sketch with the Paper Craft Crew.  If you are having a mental creative block, card sketches are a great way to kickstart your creative juices.  Why not stop over at the Paper Craft Crew, create a card inspired by this weeks Card Sketch and post to the blog!


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Product List


Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set


























Big Shot


























Rose Garden Thinlits Dies


























Banner Triple Punch


























Banner Punch


























Petite Petals Punch


























Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack


























Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments



















Silver Basic Metal Buttons


























Basic Black Baker's Twine


























Stampin' Trimmer


























Clear Block Bundle


























Paper Snips Scissors


























Liquid Multipurpose Glue


























Stampin' Dimensionals


























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