Simple Joys in rich tones for #PCGC026 with video

This week the Paper Chain Gang Challenge features a sketch. In starting out for a challenge card, I consider first the design and then the colors. Lastly I choose a stamp that will fit into the criteria and space allowed for that particular challenge.


One I knew my card would have three major sections, I set out for rich colors with high contrast. With this choice, I can allow the paper colors to serve their function, lol. The Autumn season with it’s rich colors gives inspiration all around us. In choosing the colors for today’s card, I was thinking of the abundant opportunities my kids have at the moment to eat as much whipped cream on their treats as possible. It’s all about the added goodness for them and I’m borrowing from their delights 🙂


The finished card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (standard US card size) and it side folding. The copper foil paper is 3″ wide and the vanilla/copper patterned paper is 1/8″ smaller. Both are the height of the card base at 5 1/2″. I used two layering circle dies for the medallion. To create the background on the card base, I used tone on tone coloring to give a pattern without stealing focus from the copper accented papers. Copper thread bundles added a gentle shine to the sentiment.


I created a video for completing this card, CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE, or watch below.

Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂

Please visit the Paper Chain Gang‘s challenge page BY CLICKING HERE. If you are looking for an easy card design to make, this one will fit into any colorway and gives you an opportunity to customize to a specific person. Imagine neutrals for a manly card?

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Do you make Thanksgiving cards? Today’s card is a great idea to make a wow card and especially to get the kids involved. Great swap card idea as well, hint hint 😉   Let’s make it together!

-Jenny Hall
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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As Demonstrators prepare for OnStage in November, we will all be busily making “swap” cards. For those unable to go to OnStage, they do not get to experience the swap on a large scale. If you would like to participate in an “Across the Miles Swap”, please contact me to sign up. Here is how it will work: You will need to sign up to participate by November 15th. Once we close off the sign up date, I will contact you to let you know how many cards to make for swap. You will get back as many as you send in. If you want to swap one card, then sign up to send in one card. If you want to swap with all participants, I will let you know how many to make and that’s how many you will send in and get back. This is a great way to share your work with others and to see what everyone else is doing. I do not anticipate this swap to go too big but if it does then I will break us into groups so as not to have everyone make a ton of cards. Are you ready to join the swap? You have until Nov 15th to sign up. Let’s make it together!


Are you interested in purchasing one of the finished cards I have featured on a blog post? Visit my Etsy shop at for a small selection. If the card you are looking for is not there, drop me a note and I will place it in the shop for you. -Jenny xoxo


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