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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More Papertrey Ink June Release: Hello Mother, Hello Father

Good morning, friends! Welcome back for another day of inspiration featuring the June Papertrey Ink release. Today I'm featuring Lexi's new Hello Mother, Hello Father set. This cute stamp set is great for creating stationery for your kiddos to take to camp, but the images are also great for anyone who loves outdoor adventuring.

Wish You Were Here Card


I began this card by stamping a Classic Kraft panel with Background Basics: Woodgrain to give it a bit of texture. Then, I die cut the panel with the Cover Plate: Comic Strip Die.

Wish You Were Here Card 2

I removed the negative pieces and lightly traced the open panels onto a Rustic White card base so I knew where to build my scenes. I created a scene in each panel using stamping, masking, and sponging. 

Wish You Were Here Card 4

I even added sparkly stars in the tent scene by stamping the Background Basics: Celestial Sky in VersaMark and dusting on Perfect Pearls. Then, I stamped the sentiment in bottom corner panel using Aqua Mist and black inks.

Wish You Were Here Card 3

I colored the masked images on the card base then stamped the accessory images from the set on scrap paper and colored those too. All of the small images are from Hello Mother, Hello Father with the exception of the boots in the lower left-hand corner. Those are the snow boots from the Dress Up Dolls: Winter Fun set, but I thought they looked like hiking boots with the right coloring.

Wish You Were Here Card 5

I also paper pieced the tent using striped Harvest Gold patterned paper. I cut out the small images and adhered them to the card front with foam tape before embellishing a handful of them with clear glitter.

This will be such a fun card to send to friends back home while we're on vacation later this summer!

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Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda to see what fresh inspiration they have to share. Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!

Monday, June 19, 2017

More Papertrey Ink June Release: Garden Party & Cutaway Tags: Summer

Good morning and welcome back for another day of inspiration showcasing the June Papertrey Ink release. I'm sharing cards today made with Dawn's new Garden Party set and Nichole's follow-up to Cutaway Tags: Spring, Cutaway Tags: Summer. They're both beautiful florals that are sure to find a happy home in any stamper's collection. Let's get to the projects!

How about we start with Garden Party. I wanted to use a color scheme for the florals that's somewhat unique (or at least different from my typical palette). I went with blues, green, and white and I really like how it turned out.

How's It Going Card

I began by die cutting an Ocean Tides panel using the new To The Point Edgers die. I stamped the floral pattern with Fresh Snow, Enchanted Evening, and Dark Indigo inks.

How's It Going Card 3


Then, I added the flower centers with white embossing and went back in and stamped the solid flowers with VersaMark.

How's It Going Card 4

I added a scalloped Edgers mat using one of the scalloped Edgers dies cut from white cardstock. Then I heat embossed the Ways To Say: Hello sentiment onto a Dark Indigo card base and I adhered the floral panel to card front.

How's It Going Card 2

Next, I Xyroned a piece of white cardstock and die cut three “hello” shapes using the new Ways To Say: Hello die. I layered all three and embellished the top layer with glitter. I finished up by adhering the "hello" to card front atop the embossed sentiment.


Happy Anniversary Card

I began by trimming down a piece of the Herb Garden patterned paper and die cutting the bottom edge with Edgers die. Then I stamped the leaves and flowers from Cutaway Tags: Summer around circular opening in the pattern.

Happy Anniversary Card 2


I used Vintage Jadeite for the leaves and Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist, and Pure Poppy for the blooms.

Happy Anniversary Card 3


I added the sentiment, also from the Cutaway Tags set, in the opening with Royal Velvet ink. Next, I stamped the dotted pattern from Textile Impressions onto Fresh Snow Linen card base using Winter Wisteria ink. I adhered the floral layer to card front with foam tape and rounded the corners of the card base.

Happy Anniversary Card 4


To finish up, I just tied on a crochet thread bow and embellished the flower centers with pearls. It's nice and simple - just the way I like 'em!

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Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda to see what fresh inspiration they have to share. Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!