June 07, 2011

Paper Fashions Design Team

If life is just a bowl of cherries. . .
Why aren't we eating pie all day long?

This FUN sentiment and bowl of cherries is from a wonderful NEW digital stamp company ~ Paper Fashions, Etc.   And I'm excited to tell you that I've been asked to be on their very first Design Team, along with these talented designers:

Amy Johnson ~ Amy's Creative Pursuits  
Andrea Budjack ~ Andrea's Creative Paper Trail  
Diane Noble   ~ Diane's Designs  
Gayla O'Dell  ~ Two Paper Divas    
Melissa Rodgers ~ Two Paper Divas    
Sarah Bigelow ~  Mustang Sarah's Creations   

In case you haven't heard of Paper Fashions, let me tell you a little about them.  The company opened their online doors in March of this year with a party that lasted a week!  The three owners ~ Diane Noble, Gayla O'Dell and Melissa Rodgers each have their own personal blogs and *years* of combined experience as paper crafters. They have all been Stampin' Up! demonstrators, so they are quite familiar with what paper crafters love to use on their projects. They have each taught crafting classes for many years too, so their tutorials have just the right blend of inspiration and instruction--making the projects easy for you to replicate.
Paper Fashions provides a growing line of printable, re-sizable digital elements that are affordable and versatile. The elements are high quality so you can shrink them or enlarge them to fit your needs. Every printable element comes with clear instructions on how to resize.
My first exposure to Paper Fashions was a couple months ago when I was blog surfing and came across one of Diane's fabulous project tutorials.  And then I saw her wonderful digital BINGO cards!  

The set I've used for my "debut" is one of my favorites ~ Cherry Delights Bundle
Cherry Delights Bundle
(click image to enlarge)

My card is a standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" using real red cardstock as the base.  I've layered on a couple "slices" of the retired SU "Summer Picnic" designer paper and stitched it all together with my Janome Sew Mini.  The bowl of cherries was colored with Copic markers and I've embellished with a little red button, a snippet of old olive twill ribbon and some brown and white baker's twine.

What I especially *love* about digital images is that you can print whatever size you need.  I wanted my bowl of cherries to be the focal point on the front with the sentiment small enough to fit on the 1-1/2" round tag.   Then on the inside, I printed the sentiment a little larger.   

Now I want to encourage all of you to hop on over to the Paper Fashions store and see all they have to offer in Digital Stamps, Project Tutorials and Printable Elements!   If you're like me, you may wonder about using digital stamps.  I started out stamping several years ago with Stampin' Up! wood block stamps and still use most of them...along with all my clear acrylic stamps, cling stamps, etc.  My love of paper crafting is why I'm adding digital stamps to my repertoire.

As always, I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you'll come back again soon.  I'm looking forward to sharing more projects using the Paper Fashions digi images!   

Quote for Today 
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. 
Ernestine Ulmer


Marisa said...

Huge congrats to you Pam! Nice to see you back on a DT :) darling card and now I have a serious craving for cherries because we get some of the most amazing Bing cherries from the Okanagan when they are in season. Oooh, can't wait!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to see all you design for this company. I love your card too. Our cherry trees are LOADED this year!

gayla.odell said...

Pam - Fabulous job! You did an awesome job with this cherry set. Love your card and layout. Welcome to the PFE design team. We are so lucky to have you! Gayla

Diane Noble said...

WOW, Pam...what a wonderful presentation and absolutely adorable card. It's just so fun to see that bowl of cherries on your card! Exceptional talent, girlfriend. That's why we're still jumping up and down that you're on our team.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a super cute card! I love your papers and how you aged them. Love the stitching too!

Lu Holt said...

Pam what a "Cheery" card! I love it! I love how you did the red button with green ribbon on top looking like a cherry! I wish I had a bowl of cherries!

Gail S. said...

Super cute card, Pam! I love how you colored your bowl and the cherries! Congratulations on your new venture - have never tried digital downloads!