Monday, February 28, 2011

Lots of Presents

This card is a CASE of Nichole Heady's card here. I love the bright bold colors.

At first, I randomly stamped the boxes and followed with the ribbon image. It didn't look evenly spaced.  What I had to do to make it look balanced was to stamp each box and ribbon one at a time. It was a bit time consuming because I had to clean the stamp after each image, but I really like how it turned out. I'll be making more of these.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Make a Wish and Additions, Fillable Frames #6
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise (SU), Riding Hood Red (SU), Orange Zest, Kiwi Kiss (SU)
Embellishments:  bling
Tools:  Fillable Frames #6 die

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make It Monday - Glitter Strips with Scor-Tape

I'm having a lot of fun playing along with the Make It Monday challenges on Nichole Heady's blog. Click here to see more details.
This week's challenge is to use a glitter strip on your project using scor-tape. Here's what I made:

I put the glitter strips on the egg. I die cut the egg. Used two different widths of scor-tape and trimmed them around the egg. I really like how it turned out. 

The glitter sticks to the scor-tape so well, I wondered what would happen if I did the same technique using glue-dots. That's what I did with the butterfly.

Thanks for taking a look! 

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Fillable Frames #7, Egg Hunt
Paper:  Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse, Lavendar Moon, Hawaiian Shores, Polka Dot Parade 
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding
Embellishments:  pearls, glitter, scor-tape
Tools:  Parisian Doily die, Fillable Frames #7 die, Mat Stack #4,Egg Hunt die, XL rickrack die, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart)

Cupcake Cards and Tags

The birthday parties have started! Thank goodness I have some fun PTI goodies to play with.

I made this ensemble for my nephew's 7th birthday.   

I had a lot of fun making the tag. Love the By the Numbers dies.

It was so quick and easy to make this ensemble. Love the large cupcake die.

Here's the inside. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Paper Dolls Challenge #32 and Make It Mondays

Amy has a great challenge on the Paper Dolls blog today. Head on over there and check it out! Her challenge is to create a card using a floral image, embossing, and spring colors.

This also qualifies for the Make It Monday challenge. I love that Papertrey Ink started these. This week's challenge is to have a sentiment on vellum.

Here's what I made.

I embossed the flower with purple powder. After I cut out the vellum and stamped it with the sentiment, I ran it through the Canvas impression plate. I also used the Polka Dot impression plate on the Limitless Layers die-cut.

Thanks for visiting! 

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  YOF: Morning Glory, Inside & Out: Thank You
Paper:  Lavendar Moon, Pretty Pastels, Spring Rain
Ink:  Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Embellishments:  Plum Pudding Polka Dot satin ribbon, pearls
Tools:  Double-Ended Banner die, Limitless Layers dies, Martha Stewart punch

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Paper Dolls Challenge #31

Today, I'm playing along with Laurie's Paper Dolls Challenge. Hop on over to our blog and play too! There's plenty of time.

What I love about this challenge is it gets me to use one of my Year of Flowers sets. I have the entire series, but have only inked up a couple of the sets. For my card, I opted for the Year of Flowers: Mums.

I love all the PTI flower images. They are so beautiful and detailed whether they are colored in or left alone. For my card, I just stamped the images on colored cardstock and cut them out. I used my clear Spica pen to add some sparkle to the flower. 

It was a cloudy day when I took these pictures, but the sun came out for just a few seconds. Just enough time to take this picture that shows the sparkle. I think someone upstairs liked this card. :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Come on over to the Paper Dolls blog and join our challenges.

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  YOF-Mums, Fillable Frames #11, Mega Mixed Messages
Paper:  Sweet Symphony, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Spring Moss
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Embellishments:  clear Spica pen, bling, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (SU)
Tools:  Fillable Frames #11, Parisian Doily Die

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Papertrey Ink's Think BIG Challenge

I actually made this card last week and recently posted it. But, I thought it would be perfect for the Think Big Challenge.

Here's my card (again):

That's the only mega-size Lavendar Moon button that I found in my stash. The flower was made with the leaf image from Blooming Button Bits.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Make It Mondays - Go To Sentiment Card

I was finally able to make a card for Papertrey Ink's first Make It Mondays Challenge. You can see all the details of PTI's new challenge series here.

The challenge is to make a card using different sentiments. Here's what I made.

I can't even begin to list all the different stamp sets I used for this card. I just took out all the birthday sets I had and any other stamp set that might contain "birthday" sentiments. I started stamping sentiments in the middle and worked my way outwards. I used the seam binding to anchor the die-cut present. I like that the seam binding is thin enough that you can still see the sentiment through it.

Well, that's it! I'm looking forward to these weekly challenges.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Favorite PTI Project

I use Papertrey Ink products for all my projects. So, when PTI asked us to pick the favorite project we made last year, I had a lot to choose from. I have several cards that I can't seem to give away, but my favorite PTI creation has to be this one.

Those bold colors just scream out "look at me". The images from A Day at the Beach are saying "Let's have fun!" I love the look and feel of the different PTI impression plates on the panels. I added a lot of little details to the images.  Notice the dimensional glaze on the drinks, the tiny pearls on the flip-flops, the "salt" on the rim of the margarita? I know it's hard to see, but there's even orange flock on the blue flip-flop.

Thanks for taking a look at my favorite PTI project of 2010.