Saturday, August 25, 2012

Make It Monday #79: Fabric Die Cuts

Hello, another card for today!  I got 11 cards made last night at my friend Jenny's house, so lots of good stuff to share with you over the next few blog posts (8 of those were Maddy's birthday invites - a boy version and a girl version!).  And speaking of my friend Jenny, I made this card with her in mind.  She'll be getting it some random day.

 I die cut the word "blessed" from some American Crafts adhesive fabric paper from one of the first lines by Elizabeth Kartchner, as well as the hearts.  I used my new herringbone impression plate from PTI ( love it!) and Counting My Blessings stamp set (the "blessed" die coordinates with the set).  I love all of the texture that the impression plate and the fabric add to this one.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe: (all items PTI unless noted)
Kraft and Rustic White cardstock; Sweet Symphony patterned paper; Herringbone Impression Plate; Counting My Blessings stamp set and coordinating die; Heart Border die; Dark Chocolate ink; American Crafts fabric paper and brown stamp marker.

PTI August 2012 Blog Hop

It's hard to believe it's the 25th of the month again, but here we are.  Summer is coming to an end, Ian goes back to school in a little over a week, and I'm looking forward to my favorite time of year: FALL!!!  This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop inspirations photos are right up my alley and seeing all of the rich fall textiles got me super excited to play along.

It just so happens that I have a birthday party to go to today for one of the physicians from work and his wife who are celebrating "milestone" birthdays together.  So I decided to use this challenge to create a special card for them - something both masculine and feminine.  And here's what I came up with:

I pulled out a pack of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas in Natural and decided it would make be the perfect medium for this challenge.  I cut a piece 5.25" x 4" and stamped with Hero Arts' houndstooth background stamp in Dark Chocolate PTI ink.  I frayed the edges and then adhered this to a piece of 5.5" x 4.25" Dark Chocolate PTI cardstock.  I die cut the largest flower from The Sweet Life and two of the largest leaves from the canvas and stamped with Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening (flower); Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado (leaves) PTI Ink.  I cut an oval from the canvas as well using the Limitless Layers small ovals set and matted that on Enchanted Evening cardstock also cut with LL small ovals.  The sentiment from Pretty Peonies is stamped in Dark Chocolate.  I added some Dark Chocolate baker's twine and 1/4" silk ribbon and a Tim Holtz decorative pin.  You can't see it in the photo, but the pin says "Vintage" on it - appropriate for a pair of "vintage" individuals!

I love the look of the Sweet Life rose stamped on the canvas so I'm sure I'll be doing this again.  I hope you enjoyed stopping by!  To check out more of the PTI Blog Hop, check out Nichole Heady's blog.

Check out Make It Monday #79 at PTI also, Fabric Die Cuts.  This card fits that challenge, as well

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July 2012 Blog Hop

It's July 25th, and that means it's time for the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  It has been a VERY long time since I have played along and I'm so glad I made the time to get inky.  

The challenge this month is to use a floral set and the inspiration photo/colors below to create your project.  
My PTI cardstock variety pack came in very handy for this as Melon Berry and Berry Sorbet had never really been on my radar.  Guess what's going in my cart when I order next? ;)  I'm very pleased with this combination of colors and how my finished card came together.

I stamped the triple rose image from Life is Sweet (new favorite set!) with Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, and Berry Sorbet ink.  The leaves are stamped with Simply Chartreuse, I just stamped off the base of the leaves before stamping on my die cut so I would still be able to use the highlight stamp.  This set is so easy to use and creates the most delicious images.  LOVE!  I used the Cane Impression Plate on white to give texture to the background of my card and mounted it on a base of Melon Berry cardstock.  I used Mat Stack #4 and Layerz Mat Stack #4 to make an anchor for my sentiment and embellishment, cut from SS White and Bitty Dot Melon Berry.  I tied it all together (pun intended!) with some Harvest Gold satin ribbon.

I hope you like my card!  You can check out other entries in the blog hop by going to Nichole Heady's blog HERE.  Happy Wednesday!

Recipe (all products from Papertrey Ink unless noted):
Life is Sweet stamp set and coordinating dies; Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, and Simply Chartreuse Premium Dye Ink; Cane impression plate; Mat Stack #4 and Layerz Mat Stack #4 dies; Harvest Gold satin ribbon; 2009 Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper pack (Melon Berry); Stamper's Select White and Melon Berry cardstock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

MIM #75: Take Two

Here I am again with another card for this week's MIM Challenge from Papertrey Ink.  I had so much fun with the first one, I decided to challenge myself again!

Here's what resulted from the rolls of the die:
    1. Vertical card
    2. Layout #4
    3. Happy Hexagons images
    4. TBF #7 sentiment
    5. Enchanted Evening/Hibiscus Burst/Raspberry Fizz/White color combo
    6. Button embellishment(s)

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe (all products from Papertrey Ink):  Happy Hexagons stamp set and die; TBF #7 stamp set; Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening ink pads and cardstock; Funky Town patterned paper; Enchanted Evening button.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MIM #75: Vegas Style

Two weeks in a row, this is getting close to becoming a happy habit!  This week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink seemed like too much fun to miss, so I made time again to play along.

This week, Erin Lincoln brings us card making craps (dice people, dice).  To play along, you fill out the "worksheet" and roll the dice for each category to see what you'll be using on your project.  Here's what it looks like:

 My lucky die rolling skills gave me the following to work with:

  1. Vertical Layout
  2. Sketch 6
  3. Pretty Peonies stamps
  4. Think Big Favorites #16 sentiment
  5. Ripe Avocado/Winter Wisteria/Rustic White colors
  6. Tissue tape for embellishing

Here's what I came up with (I'm super excited about how it turned out!):

I stamped the smallest floral image using Versamark to create a tone on tone background on my Winter Wisteria card base.  I then die cut the larger floral and the oval frame from Rustic White.  I stamped the outline on the flower with Tuxedo Black and then stamped over with the solid images using Winter Wisteria for the flower and Ripe Avocado for the leaves.  The oval frame was stamped using Ripe Avocado, and then I added the sentiment from TBF #16, masking it so I could stamp "Birthday" in Tuxedo Black and "wishes" in Ripe Avocado ink.  I cut a rectangle of Rustic White and matted it with Ripe Avocado card stock and then added the piece of tissue tape as an anchor of the die cut frame.  The floral image was added using foam dots to give it depth.  I stayed fairly close to the sketch, but made it my own by adding the floral and extending the tissue tape to the top of the card.

Recipe (all PTI products except as noted):  
Winter Wisteria/Ripe Avocado/Rustic White cardstock; Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ripe Avocado and Winter Wisteria ink; Pretty Peonies and Think Big Favorites #16 stamps; Pretty Peonies dies; 7 Gypsies paper tape.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you liked what you saw.  If you want to see more from this week's challenge, you can visit Nichole Heady's blog HERE.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday

I made time to play along with this week's installment of Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink. This week, the technique highlighted is stamping on texture. So I pulled out my impression plates and got busy!
Supplies (all PTI except as noted): Damask impression plate; Framed Out #4 stamp set and coordinating die; Background Basics: Postmarks stamp set; Rustic White and Scarlet Jewel cardstock; Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow ink; American Crafts ribbon; misc. paper flower.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


My poor blog thought I forgot about it, it's been so long since I've posted! But, I am having a fabulous weekend away scrapping with friends at a cute little retreat house called Whispering Willows, which meant I had time to put something together for Papertrey Ink's February blog hop. Sadly, when I went to post it to the inlinkz, it was closed early (*cry*).

As luck would have it, my February order showed up before I headed out for my weekend and so I brought my new goodies along to play with. I can tell already that Maile Belles' new set, Beautiful Butterflies, is going to be a favorite of mine. I knew right away that I wanted to recreate one of Nichole Heady's cards that she made during the reveal of the sets.

So here's what I made:

I'll come back later and tell you what I used to make it, but for now I'm going back to my crafting. Buh bye!