Monday, June 26, 2017

Make It Monday

Good morning, friends! I just wanted to pop in and mention that I'm hosting the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge over on Nichole's blog this week.

MIM 289 Thinking Of You Card

I'm inviting you to use the tiny images in your stamp sets to create a stamped wreath on your projects.

MIM 289 Thinking Of You Card 2

Make sure to head over to Nichole's blog to see the video and link up your creations. I hope you play along!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


Good evening, friends! I had a little spare time today, so I thought I would whip up a card to play along with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Here's the inspiration photo that Nichole shared over on her blog:


Aren't those vases dreamy? I wanted to try and recreate a similar feel on my card today.

Happily Ever After Card

I began by using the pint jar die to create a stencil. I simply die cut it from a piece of vellum and used it like I would any other stencil. Next, I used one of the paint stripes from Brushed Off to add a ground under my jar. I inked the image in Stormy Sea and then stamped off twice before stamping on my cardstock panel.

Happily Ever After Card 2

Then, I used the Cutting Garden stamp set to create a flower arrangement. I inked the blooms with Pale Peony and then sponged on a bit of Summer Sunrise to give their centers a touch of variation. I used cut up coaster to act as foam adhesive and give my blooms some depth. Then I stamped my sentiment using Stormy Sea and adhered my panel to a Sweet Blush card base that I'd sponged with one of the Modern Background Stencils. I rounded the corners and sprinkled on a few sequins to finish it off.

Well, that's all for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. See you soon!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Market Street Thank You Notes

Hi there, friends! I just wanted to pop in today with another idea I had for the Make It Market: Market Street kit from Papertrey Ink. The kit is still available while supplies last, so I figured it couldn't hurt to offer you all another project. I thought up this concept when I was working with the kit originally, but I only recently had some spare time to bring it to fruition.

Market Street Thank You Trio

I created this trio of A1 cards using the awning stencil from the kit as a planter. It's the perfect size to work with the mixed flower bouquet that Betsy designed.

Market Street Thank You Trio 2

I began each of these by sponging the awning, upside down, on a piece of white cardstock. I die cut those with the rectangle from the Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection and then stamped them with the sentiment from Banner Style.

Market Street Thank You Trio 3

Next, I stamped a handful of bouquets using a variety of inks. I wanted to try several different color combinations and see which ones I thought were the best fit for the planters. Now I have a bunch left over for future cards. Win-win!

Market Street Thank You Trio 4

Then, I die cut the card bases using the same Noted collection as before and sponged a basic plaid pattern onto them using the striped stencil included in the kit. I went back in with the stitched line from the Plaid Builder set in a darker hue to add interest.

Market Street Thank You Trio 5

From there, I simply attached the focal panels onto the card bases with foam tape and did the same with my chosen flowers. I wanted a little sparkle so I used a fine-tip glue pen to add glitter to the center of each of the small flowers.

I love this size of card for thank you notes! These are sure to be handy to have around. Thank you so much for joining me today. Have a great weekend!

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