Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Celebrating The Past, Present, and Future: 2010

Good morning and welcome back to Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary stroll down memory lane! This morning a handful of us are revisiting some of our favorite sets from 2010. I chose to create with Beautiful Blooms II today.

This set proves that some sequels absolutely can live up to the original - at least when it comes to stamps. I've always loved the unique shapes and variety of sizes in this set, perfect for building both backgrounds and focal points. And who can resist a polka dotted flower? Not me!

10th Anniversary - Sending Sunshine Card

I began my card today by using the largest flower center to create a giant polka dot pattern on a scalloped Aqua Mist card base (I used the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection to cut the base). Then, I used a partial die cutting technique to cut a Fresh Snow Linen panel with the Thick & Thin: Hello die. I stamped the sentiment from Keep It Simple: Encouragement in Smokey Shadow ink on the panel below the die cut sentiment. Then I stamped a few of the flowers and leaves using sponging to add depth and dimension without bulk.

10th Anniversary - Sending Sunshine Close Up

I adhered the "hello" panel to the card base using coaster to give it a bit of dimension and tucked a large die cut flower behind the panel. I added the center scalloped flower and pink five-petal flower with foam tape and then embellished with a handful of clear sequins from the Sunshine & Rainbows Make It Market Mini Kit. I love those sequins so much! Isn't this card just so cheerful? I even know exactly who I'm sending it to.

I've always loved the dies for this set. The unique shape is perfect for felt projects! Here are a couple of my favorites:

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Here's a coin purse I made awhile back that I absolutely love. I paired the flowers with the Doodlie Do Die Collection and the Buttoned Up #2 Die to round out the project.

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And I made these barrettes for my niece a couple of years ago. She finally has enough hair to be able to pull them off! I packaged them in a gable box that I created from clear cardstock. Holy cute, Batman!

Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today. Get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to check in with Betsy Veldman, Keeway Tsao, Melissa Phillips, and Michelle Leone to see which 2010 sets they're revisiting today! See you soon!

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Keep It Simple: Encouragement - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Fresh Snow Linen - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Thick & Thin: Hello Die, Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection, Beautiful Blooms II #2 Die Collection, Beautiful Blooms II #3 Die Collection, Sunshine & Rainbows Sequins, Coaster - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch


Nancy Penir said...

Love all the sponging! It gave such depth to those bold blooms! So fun and now!

Ohhh Snap said...

LOVE these projects! The sponging is stunning... but how is it done? I google and get how to make stamps out of sponges or blending, or links to those bottles with sponges for sealing envelopes lol.

Ohhh Snap said...

Ahm, I think I found it... (searched Nichole's blog for sponging lol)

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karen h said...

Oh I love the new card - awesome colors, great flower composition, and a unique layout.