Monday, August 30, 2010

Celebrate...

Okay...it seems all of my posts have a Papertrey Ink stamp...I can't help it when I get them through the BST forum on SCS...I have gotten quite a good collection at a really good price.  Today's card is from my newest stamps set that arrived today...called Piece of Cake.  I also used my Nestabilities and the Eyelet Die from PTI.  Once again my most favorite border punch from Martha made an appearance as well.  I thought this would make a really cute bridal shower card.  I also did a little something extra on the envelope to match the card.  Enjoy!
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Sweet Pea Baby Card-Girl

I am not sure how well you can see the image on this photo...it says "Sweet Pea" and it is a sentiment and image from PTI "Green Thumb".  I also finally used some Melissa Frances paper I bought 2 years ago at the Scrapbook Convention I went to...talk about paper-stashing.  I also used my brand new die from PTI called Spiral Notebook Page.  I antiqued the paper using Chai and Chamomile ink spots also from PTI...can you tell my order came in today?????!!!!!  I only ordered dies and ink, but I was still just as excited.  It was a very very very early (1 month early) birthday gift to me.  I really have to get a hang on the Chai and Chamomile ink spots...they were pretty juicy and I think I need to wear them down a bit before they look right to me.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thankful Card

I worked on a different type of card today...a little more clean & simple.  What I used on this project...VersaMark Ink, clear embossing powder, Text Boxed Stamp set (PTI...of course-bought on SCS--cheap), cream colored cardstock, pre-made kraft card (pkg from HL on sale this week for $4/pkg 50 cards/envies), jute string.  The finished size is 5x7, a bit bigger than what I have been working with. 
 
The inspiration comes from Nicole Heady's blog for the August release tonight.  She created a card with a new set and I used the jute string like she did on her card.  I did use the largest hole in the Making Memories eyelet setter to create the circles to thread the jute through.  I love how this card turned out.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pieced Card


I saw a card similar a few months ago in Papercrafts Magazine.  I think it was more of a sunshine look.  I remembered how they said if you are going to do this type of card, you need to cut the layers of paper together so they assemble easier on the card.  I went a step further and embossed each piece with a different embossing folder.  I also swiped some Whisper White Craft Ink along the sides of the card to finish it.  This card is already packaged and ready to go...my basket is getting quite filled with cards...I make sure to do at least 2 cards each time I make them. 
Finished size card:  4"x5.5" 

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Live Your Bliss

I love this phrase..."Live Your Bliss".  This is another simple blank card that I am making for the craft show.  I used my newest Cuttlebug embossing folder "Argyle" and I created these pinwheels to adhere to the card.  HERE is the tutorial.  It was posted today on Facebook through Splitcoast Stampers.  It comes from a really awesome paper artist named Eryn Hagen...she is from a company called Ippity by Unity (?).  I followed her tutorial for these pinwheels...these are also created from a 2x2 inch square.  I think I may be trying one a bit bigger for another card.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Retirement Card

I have been working on a few cards for the craft fair and I thought I would share what I have been creating in the card department.  I wasn't doing very elaborate cards, but I thought I would offer a few.  Those who know me, know I absolutely LOVE Papertrey Ink...ironically enough I haven't placed an order with them for stamps in over a year.  I know, I know...how weird.  Every month I watch with baited breath as PTI releases the new stamps, dies, ink, embellishments for the month and I think..."I am definitely ordering this month!"   I even go so far as to put the stamp sets in my shopping cart...I always make sure I have $65 dollars so I can get FREE shipping...and then I click close on the website.  I just really can't afford it...it is a luxury that just isn't on the radar for me.  I instead search Ebay and Splitcoaststampers for used sets at a better price.

I have made it a mission for me to find the cards I love from Papertrey Ink and create my own version if you will...Click HERE to see the card for my inspiration.  It was created with their new woodgrain impression plate.  I found a Tim Holtz impression plate today at Hannah's, I used a random small floral clear acrylic stamp and my favorite set from Papertrey Ink that I got off of SCS called Mega Mixed Messages.  I finished it off with a little aging with some brown & vanilla ink and some brown rustic twine.

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Quick Birthday Card

I had to come up with a quick birthday card today for a birthday party my youngest was invited to.  She forgot it when she left, so I was able to photograph it tonight before we get it to her tomorrow.  I love a few things about this card...the textured paper, the flower, and the letters.  I actually found these letters in the Target $1 Spot when I was visiting my mom in Herrin IL...I bout like 5 packages (different styles) and they were all $1 each.  The letters let you throw together a very fast card while still making it look like it took you more than 5 minutes to create...this one came in at under 3 minutes from start to finish. 

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Frame

I cannot tell you how excited I am about today's project...I finally got my hands on some Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland paper!!!  I LOVE this paper so much.  I decided to make a frame out of it first...I may have a hard time getting this to the craft fair if my oldest daughter sees it...she will take it for herself.  I also planning on altering a paper mache box with the paper as well...that project will come later.  I used a tag from the Halloween in Wonderland collection, some random black paper flowers, and that fantastic elastic ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby...I think I will go buy out the rest tomorrow from them just so I have enough here to keep using it.  I also used a different MS border punch than the Drippy Goo I have been using...I think this is called eyelet lace (?)  The whole Alice theme didn't fit the Drippy Goo punch...it called for something a bit more elegant and vintage looking.
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Monday, August 02, 2010

Tangled Up In Creativity Challenge Time...CAS!

This weeks challenge was to create a CAS (Clean & Simple) card with very minimal embellishments...hence the term Clean & Simple.  This challenge was hosted by a uber-creative gal by the name of Molly D...visit her blog HERE...Miss Molly Creations.

This has to be the quickest and most simple card I have ever finished.  I used a sentiment from PTI (of course) and used Palette Ink in a very pretty green...I also used my Scor-Pal to score the box on the face of the card...pretty clever I think.  I also finished the card off with a brad from Basic Grey (had a beautiful green finish to it) and a misc green flower in my random flower box.
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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Second Halloween Frame

Here is the second frame to go with the last post.  It was created using the same DSP.  I used a circle punch on the number 31 and used UTEE to emboss it about 7 times to make a very slick embellishment.  I also used the Drippy Goo border punch...LOVE IT!!!  I really like making these frames...I have to remember to make a few extra for me to have on hand for this year.

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