Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter Card #2

Happy Easter! I'm back with another Easter card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Hip Hop.


It's not Easter without Peeps and that's what these bunnies remind me of!

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Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Carton Cuties, Leaves cover panel; PTI Limitless Layers 2.5" Circles; Doodlebug miscellaneous pattern papers

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter Card #1

Hello! Today's card is being submitted to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Hip Hop!  


Thanks for visiting! Hoppy Easter!

Ingredients: Reverse Confetti HIPPITY HOPPITY, Confetti Cuts (sentiment), Leaves cover panel; PTI Limitless Layers 2.5"; Lawn Fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome (grass)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy 3x!

PTI is celebrating their 10th anniversary with an awesome release this month! Today's card is for their 10th anniversary challenge - Multiply. Here is my masculine card for the challenge:

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Ingredients: PTI Tipped Tops, Wet Paint

Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 9 PTI 10th Anniversary


This is my last post for the Papertrey Ink 10th anniversary - I got burned out after making 8 cards in 1 1/2 days! That's gotta be a record for me!

We are now at the year 2015!


The 2015 post featured a Birthday Tags stamp set. There was another set in 2012 that I have and used in my card today. This is another card I struggled with, which was my brain's way of saying that my creativity was now tapped! LOL!


The base of this card was originally intended for the Party Time text block die but it wasn't working for me. (Sorry about the lighting I use my iPad to take pics and it was super sunny today.) Here is a detail pic of the banner at the top which I layered to tie in the autumn rose color.


Thanks for visiting and HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY PTI! You have brought me a decade of amazing products to create cards for those I love and continue to inspire me! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us for the next decade!

Ingredients: PTI One Liners: Happy, Birthday Basics: Birthday Fun, 2012 Birthday Tags, Limitless Layers: Circles, Wet Paint

Day 8 of the PTI 10th Anniversary Celebration

On to another day of the Papertrey Ink 10th anniversary celebration! Just wanted to mention that I did not make a card for Day 7 (2013) because I was starting to lose the mojo after my monster card making session! I do have the Ruby Rose stamp set that was featured that year and use it often!  

We are now into 2014!



2014 had some amazing stamp sets and great dies! I really embraced the die craze and sometimes ordered more dies than stamps!!! I loved Lizzie Jones' line of Text Block dies! I did struggle with this card for a bit with lots of trial and error for my design - including a failed mono-printing idea! Finally I had success!


I was very influenced by this card made by Lauren Bassen that was also featured in PTI's post for 2014. I created a stencil from the die and made some colored embossing pastes. My intention was to leave it at that point but it was hard to read the sentiment SO i die cut the text block and inserted into the blank space and went with it! The paste looks like frosting to me - great for a birthday card!

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Ingredients: PTI Text Block: Party Time

PTI Day 6 of the 10th Anniversary Celebration

Whew we're at Day 6 of Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary festivities! The year is 2012!


This post featured another Heather Nichol's set - Sentiment Signs - which was a take on the subway text look.  I was very inspired by Keeway Tsao's swoon-worthy take on the set and used Ombre Sentiments: Birthday to recreate a card based on hers. I went with a slight twist in using black embossed text.



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Ingredients: Ombre Sentiments: Birthday

PTI Day 5 10th Anniversary celebration

Papertrey Ink's 10th anniversary continues! The year is 2011!


Winter Penguin was featured in the 2011 post - I adore Heather Nichol's work and this was no exception!


I went with a wintery Christmas card inspired by this card I had pinned.

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Ingredients: PTI Winter Penguin, Winter Snow Globe; Concord & 9th Joy die

PTI Day 4 of the Anniversary celebration

We are up to Day 4 of Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary celebration! The year is 2010!


My card today features the Beautiful Bloom's II stamp set featured! When I first started buying stamps it was to make holiday cards so that was pretty much what I bought, THEN I started making birthday cards and realized I need some floral stamps for all the cards for women I was going to make. I love this set because of the graphic nature of this set AND these stamps have dies - no more fussy cutting! Anyway here is my card.....


I got the inspiration for this card from this one I had pinned. I used 2 die cuts to create the layered look of the bright pink flower.

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Ingredients: PTI Beautiful Blooms II, 2012 Birthday Tags (sentiment); Memory Box stencil

PTI Day 3 of Anniversary Celebration

Back with another card for Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary Celebration! We are up to 2009!


My card today features the Guide Lines stamp set since I do not have the Giga Guide Lines set featured. I went with a super simple thanks card.


The card base is soft stone card stock - the sun was super bright today so it may look more white in the pic.

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Ingredients: Wet Paint, Guide Lines

PTI Day 2 Anniversary Celebration

Back again with Day 2 of Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary celebration! Today featured the year 2008! I was inspired to make a card that reminded me of the Out on a Limb stamp set that was one of the sets featured. I broke out Spring Woods to get that gorgeous branch look!




I adore these birds and hope we might get a summer or autumn set someday :)

Thanks for visiting! 

Ingredients: Spring Woods, 2012 Birthday Tags (sentiment)

Happy 10th Anniversary PTI!

HI all! I'm back to celebrate Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary! I got into card making right around this time and found PTI into their 2nd or 3rd release. I was fascinated by these clear stamps - so foreign at the time, but a game-changer for stampers! PTI has always been a favorite company of mine - timeless creations, great DT and amazing inspiration (oh and amazing card stock)!

I went on a card making binge this weekend and today will have multiple posts to showcase my cards for the PTI festivities! Be sure to check them out!


Today we start with 2007 - the beginning

While I do not have any of the sets featured I do have Flower Fusion and created a card inspired by this card  that featured the Green Thumb stamp set. I went with dies for a more graphic look.



I seemed to have misplaced my buttons so I went with an old embellie I had in my stash that worked well.

Thanks for visiting - come back for more!

Ingredients: PTI Flower Fusion #11, Stem, Double Ended Banners, Sending You, 2012 Birthday Tags (sentiment), Impression Book Plate