Friday, July 29, 2011

Peaceful Garden Cards

2 posts in one day???? I know, I know... I was extra productive today (i.e. procrastinating on OTHER things!)

Today I am also sharing a card set I made with the new set called Peaceful Garden.  I think this is my favorite set so far. I used Ocean Tides and Ripe Avocado papers, paired with Vintage Cream and Kraft.

STAMPS: Peaceful Garden (Papertrey Ink)
INK: Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Fountain Pen(Ranger)
PAPER: Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Kraft (Paper Studio)
ADHESIVES: 3d Foam Squares, MyStik Permanent Strips(SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L)
OTHER: Twine(Papertrey Ink)
FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"

Baby Thank you!

Hello :-)

Today I wanted to share with you some Baby Thank You cards I made. I love the way the new PTI Think Big Favorites are the PERFECT size for so many things! I also love the way different sets can be used together seamlessly (in this case, Bundle Of Love and Garden Variety!)

I even went ahead and stamped some coordinating envelopes.  Have a great weekend!!

STAMPS: Bundle of Love, Garden Variety, Flower Fusion, Think Big Favorites(Papertrey Ink)
INK: Chewing Gum, Stick Candy, Cough Syrup, Soap Powder, Fountain Pen (Ranger)
PAPER: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
OTHER: Copics
FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"

Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop!

Its been awhile since I have participated in the monthly PTI Blog Hops so I thought I would jump right back into it this month.  I couldn't have picked a better month!

This months challenge offered up this photo for inspiration:

I have to admit, its not a color combination I would have EVER put together on my own, but I find that together they are so wonderfully pleasing to the eye!  This is the card I made, using this photo for inspiration:

There were a lot of elements to this photo that really spoke to me - and I tried to translate them to the card.  For starters, the wood detail of the bench seat... I used three Postage die cuts and inked them to make them appear dimensional.  I also mimicked the cushion, by adding a simple green strip across the card.  I matted the cream card stock with the orange - but only on the sides - much like the orange curtains in the photo are framing the window.

I brought the brown of the wooden blinds into the card, by matting everything on a Kraft base.

To recreate the effect of the pillows, I took inspiration from the pattern on the blanket, and stamped the Blooms die cuts and the leaves with the Mehndi Medallion and Background Basics: Newsprint stamps before cutting them out.

I added the sentiment to the top right to balance the flower at the bottom left. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed HOPPING along :-)


STAMPS: Mehndi Medallion, Background Basics: Newsprint, Wreath for All Seasons, Label Basics(Papertrey Ink)
INK: Wild Honey, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Brown Sugar(Ranger)
PAPER: Vintage Cream, Kraft (PTI), Paprika, Parakeet (Bazzill)
ADHESIVES: MyStik Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Squares(SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L)
OTHER: Angled Labels, Bloom Builders II, Postage, Sending You Die Cuts(Papertrey Ink) Butterfly Punch (EK Success)
FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"

Friday, July 22, 2011

Gr8Kid - Get Your Game on!

Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend whose son is sick.  Get well cards are always tough for kids - and I wanted to make it something he could relate to.  What little boy doesn't love video games?

I started by repeatedly stamping various game controllers and fillers in grey ink.  This gave me a great patterned paper that was exactly the look I was hoping for!

The next step was to stamp the Labels in coordinating colors, and then add my images

Finally, I added a little tag at the bottom - to let him know he is a GR8 KID! :-)

Here's hoping he gets better SOON!

STAMPS: Boy Basics: Game On, Label Basics (Papertrey Ink)
INK: Chili Pepper, Faded Jeans, Fountain Pen (Ranger), London Fog (Tsukineko)
PAPER: Blue (Core'dinations), Red, White (Paper Studio)
ADHESIVES: MyStik Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Squares(SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L)
OTHER: Angled Label DieCut(Papertrey Ink), Circle Punch (EK Success), Pinking Shears  (Fiskars)
FINISHED SIZE: 5.75" x 5.75"

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Star Spangled Picnic!

As tradition (or Miss Manners) will tell you – whenever you are invited to a party – you MUST bring something for the hostess.

Today’s project is a hostess gift I made to bring to the BBQ at my mom's house.

STAMPS: Gracious Vases, Tag Its #2 , Tiny Tags, Think Big Favorites #5 (Papertrey Ink)
INK: Lemon Drops, Chewing Gum, Soap Powder, Brown Sugar, Chicken Feed, Fountain Pen (Ranger), Pink (Hampton Arts)
PAPER: Dots & Stripes (Echo Park)
ADHESIVES: Adhesive Sheets, 3D Foam Squares (SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L)
OTHER: Tiny Tags Dies (Papertrey Ink), Label (Spellbinders) Circle, Star Punches (EK Success), Border Punch (Fiskars) Embroidery Floss
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