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Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today, I have a card for the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge.  The inspiration photo had so many rich colors and floral images--this was a fun one!

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I used a card base made from Dark Indigo cardstock and adhered a white circle from the Shaker Shapes Circle die to the middle.  This was stamped with a sentiment from Signature Greetings.  I layered various flowers from Bitty Bouquets and Bloomin' Cute around the sentiment.    

I placed a circle frame from the Shaker Shapes Circle Die cut from Soft Stone cardstock over the top of the white circle.  This was adhered with foam to give it a raised look.  The edge of the circle is lined with more die cuts from Bloomin' Cute.  I tried to stay with the color scheme of the floral photo.

 

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To make things go faster with all the die cutting, I stamped all my images and  put as many dies on one sheet of cardstock as I could.

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I use an extended cutting pad for my Sizzix machine so I have more surface area to run everything through at once.


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Thanks for joining me today!

 

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Paper Smooches March Release Projects--Big Hugs

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with more cards from the March Paper Smooches release.  I've been getting a ton of great coloring practice using the cute little animal stamps.  They've been so much fun to work with!

 

For this first card, I used the Huge Hugs stamps and dies as well as a sentiment from Huge Hugs 2.  The background paper is from Crate Paper's Oasis 6x6 paper pad.  

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For this next card, I cut the base down to about 4 1/4" x 4 " and mixed both old and new products.  I used the Huge Hugs and Huge Hugs 2 stamps along with the Power Rays die and Quote Tag die for the talk bubble.  

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To color the rays, I used a large sponge dauber to blend the various oranges from my Miraclekoo orange striped ink pad.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more inspiration, head over to the Paper Smooches blog.  Their design team has some great examples.  

 

 

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Paper Smooches-March Release Projects-Whale Done!

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with some more cards for my current Guest Design spot over at Paper Smooches

My first card features the new stamp set and coordinating dies from Huge Hugs along with a sentiment from Huge Hugs 2.  For the water, I masked off a simple stripe and blended some Memento Luxe Bahama Blue ink.  I finished it off with some stars from the Stars die set.

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For my next card, I used the Cat Dog Card Dies set to create this cute little leopard.  

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 The spots are actually an overlay from this We R Memory Keepers pad called Clearly Posh.  The pad contains these acetate sheets with different prints on them.

 
 
You could use any type of patterned paper though, or even a background stamp.  Tiger stripes would be cute too!
 
 
To make the base, I lined up the cat ears die to the very top of a folded 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 notecard I cut from kraft cardstock.  You want to make sure you don't go over, or you might cut off part of the ears.
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I then cut a piece of  the acetate leopard spot paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" using the same die only with a single layer just to cover the front of the card.
 
To adhere it to the card base, I strategically placed medium sized glue dots behind a few of the spots to hide the adhesive.
 
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The cute little eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers completed the look.  To make the whiskers look more realistic, I used vellum.  Stick It adhesive helped to adhere them easily.
 
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Thanks for joining me today.  You can head over to the Paper Smooches blog for even more inspiration.
 
Have a great day!
 
 
 
 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

 


Papertrey Ink 10 Year Anniversary Challenge: Garden of Life

Hi Everyone!

Papertrey Ink is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary with some really fun challenges on their blog this week.  For each year they have been in business, they have featured a few different stamp sets from that year on their blog every day.  The challenge is to create a project using one of that year's stamp sets or draw inspiration from one of the sets to make something on your own. 

I'm really excited for this challenge because I get to reach for some older stamp sets (some that haven't seen ink yet :) ) and have some fun.  Papertrey Ink was one of the first companies I started buying stamps from when I discovered this wonderful hobby.  Just for fun, I went back to check my old orders and the first order I placed was for Background Basics Retro, Vintage Ornaments, and many bags of their colorful buttons. I think I pull out the Vintage Ornaments stamps and dies every year to make Christmas cards!

For my first card, I used the Garden of Life stamp set.  I actually just recently purchased this, which shows how timeless Papertrey Ink stamps are.  The set is from 2008, but I just bought it a couple of years ago.  I loved the hand drawn flowers.  I used them to create a background for this card, but they would be great for watercoloring or ink blending.  Perfect for all the current trends.

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Come back soon as I'll be making my way through the years with my Papertrey Ink stamps the rest of this week!

 

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Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today, I have a card for the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop Challenge.  Our challenge was to use a black background with florals.

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I mixed a few different stamp sets for this one including one from the Make It Market Mini Kit: Garden Guild for the flowers.  Lots of colored embossing powder helped to add texture as well as make the flowers pop against the black background.  I also added an acrylic heart from my stash for some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


You Make Me Smile

Hi Everyone! It's time for another Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us challenge.  This month, I was inspired by the colors in Betsy Veldman's project she did for the upcoming Thick and Thin Word Dies.  She always chooses such cheerful color combos. Celebrate-Streamers

I knew I wanted to stamp some flowers, so I pulled out all the ink colors Betsy had used. pti create with us.JPG

I thought the Vintage Linens stamp set would be perfect to showcase the bright colors.  This is what I came up with......

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

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This list contains links to where you can purchase the products to create this card.  My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson and Blitsy.

Just Because

Welcome back! Today I have a card for the Less is More Challenge # 306.  This week's challenge was to do a one layer card with the theme being "outlines".  I decided to go very clean and simple with just a pop of color. lawn-1 To make the card, I first chose a sentiment with a simple font that was in more of a straight line top and bottom.  I stamped it on a notecard with Versafine Onyx ink , then heat embossed it with clear powder. lawn-4 Then I took some 1/2 in. washi tape and masked off the sentiment. lawn-5 I took my flower stamp and stamped above and below the masked off sentiment.  I basically cut off the bottom part of the flower to make a flat edge. [gallery ids="2073,2072" type="square" columns="2"] Before removing the tape, I heat embossed the flower with Versamark ink and a mint green embossing powder from Ranger.   I couldn't find this powder anymore online, but you could use a mint green pigment ink and clear embossing powder instead. lawn-8 lawn-2

A clean and simple design is great for showcasing a pretty stamp or a bright color. I love these for card sets.  Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES:


Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #269: Embossed and Outlined Backgrounds

Hi Everyone, This week's Make It Monday Challenge came from Betsy Veldman.  Our challenge was to heat emboss a background, then outline it in marker.  I think it makes a really interesting 3-D effect. Here's my card: beautiful-1 First, I took a piece of PTI Berry Sorbet Cardstock and stamped it with Versamark ink.  I used stamps from Beautiful Butterflies, and Framed to make the scene.  The sentiment is from Life is Beautiful.  I heat embossed everything with white embossing powder, then, for the outlining, I used an Abandoned Coral Distress marker.  I finished off the card with some rainstones.  I felt like the card needed a little something else, so I backed the Berry Sorbet panel with another layer of Vintage Jadeite Cardstock. beautiful-2 beautiful-day-3 Thanks for joining me, have a great day! SUPPLIES:

This list contains links to where you can purchase the products to create this card.  My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson and Blitsy.

Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board - 9" x 7.5"

Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue 

Color Challenge

My Favorite Things has a new color challenge I wanted to try. mft_colorchallenge_paintbook_561 The combo of blue and coral is so pretty I thought it would look great on a floral card.  Here's what I came up with. you-make-life-beautiful   I used a little bit of masking to get the flowers into a cluster.  I wasn't sure how the stamp colors would look on the cream paper, but they actually stamped nice and bold.  I ended up cutting the card down to notecard size just to reduce some of the extra space above.

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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise specified:
Ink: Gumdrop Green, Blu Raspberry, Coral Crush; Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Primitive Cream
Stamps: Blooming Roses, Simply Fabulous Sayings
Dies: (for masking): Blooming Roses
Other: Eclipse masking sheets, Misti stamp press, Pebbles chalk eraser
Card Size: 4"x 4 1/2"