Pastel Egg for Less is More
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Beautiful You for Paper Players # 339

Hi Everyone.

Stampin' Up@'s Beautiful You is my feature card tonight.  The fabulous Joanne choose an unusual color combo for our Paper Players challenge this week and, if the design team cards are anything to go by, it's a very versatile color scheme :-)


Mint Macaron is a fabulous color, but I find it just too bright and Perfect Plum is one of my least favorite SU colors.  So, this color scheme was a little challenge for me, so I decided to pare down the colors and realized that my new SU set would work beautifully for that pared down feel.

I don't know how I missed this set - but I absolutely love it.  This particular stamp portrays such a sense of freedom and wonder - and I am so looking forward to using it more frequently.

I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth watercolor paper and worked with a brush and the three SU colors - taking ink directly from the ink pad.   It was really quick to do and, because there wasn't very much water, the card dried really quickly.

Here's the outside of the card:

Ppcolors (1 of 1)-5

I decided to keep the inside very clean and simple:

Ppcolorsinside (1 of 1)

The sentiment - both inside and out - work so beautifully with this image.  Really... one of the best sets SU has produced in a very long time.  LOVE IT!

I hope you will play along with us this week.  If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than the fabulous creations from our design team

I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Beautiful You - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up!
  • Cardstock:  Bristol Smooth watercolor, Sahara Sand
  • Die:  Stitched rectangle frame


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Joanne's pastel colors fit amazingly for your scene, Jaydee! Very inspiring card!

Deanne @ Three Trees

So serene and beautiful - I just love this Jaydee!


Really sweet, Jaydee! I love the subtle way you used these colors....very soft and pretty!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I love this card. I agree, this is a lovely set. I may have to break down and purchase it. I love the stitched mat and the soft colors. Just beautiful, My Friend! XX


WOW, Colleen... .that's quite some storm. I can't believe it blew out the on/off button. That's pretty amazing! Glad that you are back on line - but it was an expensive storm! I bet the wine jelly is delicious and how satisfying it is to make something that you can eat later. there is something wonderful about that... it must be the inner Martha Stewart in me :-)


Such a beautiful card and great sentiment to go along with and what a lovely combination.

During the Thunderstorms we had in the area; I Always unplug computer from the wall and never thought about unplugging the computer from the internet box itself. Well, late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning the storm took out our computer.  :{
Hubby took yesterday off from work and went in and had to buy new computer and got it all set up for me.
The storm had knocked out the - 'off and on' button on the computer so wasn't even able to turn on the computer.  What a very long day yesterday but not total lost.  I did make and canned 6 - 1/2 pints of Mogan David wine jelly and it sure is nice to be up and running once again
Hope you have a wonderful week


How beautiful! I love the soft look with this weeks colors. I just love this set!!

Joanne James

I love this set too Jaydee and your subtle colouring really makes it shine. A great way to show how these colours don't have to be bold or floral to have a big impact. A fabulous take on my colour challenge this week!


Such a beautiful card, Jaydee. I agree that this an awesome stamp set, it reminds me of "old school" Stampin Up which honestly I like more than the more modern offerings. Like the softened colors too, well done!

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