Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 Valentine Cards

Hello! I am trying to get a jump on my Valentines cards this year. I've had alot of fun mixing and matching Papertrey stamps on these cards. You can see a complete supply list at the bottom of this post. Thanks for looking!
This is my favorite card - it's for my 5 month old granddaughter - her first Valentines Day!

This card is for my husband. I didn't get the fillagre border die (yet!), but this uses the filagree stamp from the Love & Marriage set in the background. Don't you love the way the Fresh Alphabet fits inside the postage stamp?

This card is for my daughters and their husbands - I made two matching ones. It uses mostly the Love and Marriage set and Half & Half dies and stamp set. Inside is a sentiment from the Out on a Limb set -" Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the numbers of moments that take our breath away" and then "Celebrate" from the same set.
This card is for my son, who just recently got his license. I just love that little dog from Tiny treats Valentines inside the Enjoy the ride car!

I have one more card to make - for my 9 year old grandson - harder to come up with something appropriate for that age. I'll post it when it's done.

Here's the supply list for the cards:
Stamp sets (all PTI)
Make a Wish
Rosey Posey
TT Valentine
Tag Its #11
Quilters Sampler Additions
Love & Marriage
Half & Half
Enjoy the Ride
Happy Days
Fresh Alphabet
Harvest Berries
Out on a Limb Sentiments (inside)
Mega TT Valentines (inside)

Dies: (all PTI) Heartprints, Heart Border Postage Stamp, Matt Stack #1, Spiral Notebook, Parisian Lace Doily, Half & Half, Enjoy the Ride.

Thanks for looking - hope you get your Valentines out soon!

Rosey Posey cards

Hello! I am posting a couple cards I made using the Papertrey Rosey Posey set. This set is so versatile! I loved it from the moment I go t it, but even more once I saw the shading techniques Amber used on her card sets here on her blog. She is an amazing card maker, and so giving - she's provided so may templates for free on her blog - you NEED to check them out! Anyway, I thought I'd give this shading technique a try. I used copics instead of the colored pencils Amber used. The colored pencils probably would have given you a little more control, and I may have to give them a try at some point, but I like the way these turned out. It takes a while to do all the shading. I did a big 8 x 11 piece of cardstock and then cut it into quarters to place on the front of cards. Did I say it took quite a while to do all the shading??? But it was worth it! Here are my cards:

I used PTI Royal Velvet and Melon Berry cardstock for the card bases, Versamagic Tea leaves and Spring Pansy ink, and PTI melon berry and aqua mist ink. The ribbons were from an Offray outlet near me. Thanks for looking!

Tags for spring

Wow! It's been quite a while since I've updated my blog! Sorry about that - the holidays just got away from me. Since Christmas, I have begun painting the inside of our house. That's taken up alot of time too. But I've had time to craft in the evening - just haven't taken the time to photograph the cards until now.

So here are some tags I've made for spring. I have collected most of the Papertrey Flower Fusion sets, but have had a hard time coming up with ways to use them on cards. I noticed a tag on Melissa Bickford's blog here  using the flowers on tags. They are the perfect size for the Tag Sale dies by Papertrey. I always like to have some tags on hand to include with stamp sets I sell, or to use on packages. So I went to work and created a bunch of them. I just love the new FF#12 plaid flower top, and I paired it with the plaid leaves from Flower Fusion #6. And then I cut a bunch of tags and flower tops from different spring colored cardstock and went to town. Here's what I came up with:

I used Tag Sale Dies 1, 2 & 3, PTI cardstock in spring rain, spring moss, and harvest gold, various Flower Fusion sets, Versamagic Tea Leaves & Ocean Depth ink, PTI Canyon Clay, Spring Moss inks, misc pearls and buttons.  It's nice to have a stash ready! Thanks for looking!