This seven piece stamp set offers a variety of stamp images that can be used singly or as a "collage" in your creations.
Papaya Collage is one of those classic great value stamp sets and is offered in Wood or Clear Mount versions. It coordinates with the 3/4" Circle Punch on page 182 and will work nicely with some of the new framelit dies.
In the fall of 2011 I had the privilege of being asked by Stampin' Up! to be a featured Guest Artist in their May 2012 Stampin' Success Magazine, and my mission was to try out the brand new Papaya Collage stamp set.
I needed to create at least 5 projects showcasing this set's versatility. This was such a surprise and honour for me as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to be recognized in their demo only magazine and I was really looking forward to it.
To tell the truth, the invitation couldn't have come at a better time as I was planning on making a very special present for my mother's upcoming 90th birthday, and my theme was about "remembering life".
I chose some old wedding photographs that were in a rich old sepia tone with some hand painted peach tones in the skin colouring. I decided to use neutral card stock and designer papers and add just a pop of colour with Calypso Coral to reflect the vintage look I was trying to capture from the picture. My gift collection included a scrap book picture, a gift bag with matching gift card, a birthday card and a notebook for writing down all those memories. Papaya Collage was absolutely perfect for this project because it gave me so many elements to play with.
Vintage Scrap Book Page:
|I used the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder for the small hearts pattern on the Very Vanilla strip. The sentiment "Remember When" is from the now retired stamp set "Word Play". The Designer Frames embossing folder was used to cut out the beautiful Calypso Coral frame around the picture.|
|I assembled a window frame design for the Birthday Card and stamped the cute little party hat in each of the boxes. Love that repetition of images. I added lots of layers of DSP and card stock and a cute little lolly for a very festive look as well as three tiny Vintage Trinket brads. I loved this card so much I redesigned it for swaps at Convention in 2012, using different card stock and designer paper. Everyone loved it.|
I had fun making the gift bag from matching Designer Series Paper.
The Note Book:
|I stamped the scroll image from Papaya Collage using the Stamp-a-ma-jig along a strip of Soft suede and embossed it with Versa Mark Ink. Once it was heat set, I took sponge daubers with Calypso Coral and Early Espresso inks and rubbed the surface to get a vintage look. The brads were from the Antique Brads collection.|