Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Papertrey Ink's 5th anniversary contest - Day Ten

Hello! Today is all about interactive cards over at Papertrey Ink. You can read about all the new products that will be available tomorrow here on Nicole's blog. Today's contest was to make an interactive card. I've only done this once - and it was with SU stamps. So I pulled out the card, and made a new one using Papertrey products. I used the All About You stamp set, Simply Chartreuse cardstock, copic markers, and Memento ink. Here's my card before it is opened:
And then when it is stretched open, two little things pop up from inside.
Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Make It Monday #53 Creative Coasters

Wow! It's been such a full 9 days during the Papertrey anniversary celebrations! I don't think I've posted this much on my blog ever. Today's Make It Monday video, which you can see here, was all about using PTI coasters in a creative way. One of the things I love to do with the coasters is to make little mini books. I made one of my granddaughter a couple months ago using the full size of the coasters. Today, I thought I'd make up a little one of her using the button card size for the book. Little babies change so fast - I need to do one of these every couple months. So I used the coasters to cut out the button cards for the pages, and used the letter dies to cut out the words on the front of the book. I need to work on how to glitter the letters better - I wasn't so pleased with the way they came out. But I'll work on that in another book. I discovered it's GREAT to have the number and letter dies and have a constant source for chipboard letters! So here are some peeks of my little booklet. Hope you enjoy!

Papertrey Ink's 5th anniversary contest - Day Nine- Card #2

Hello! I'm back again with a card for Day nine of Papertrey's 5th Anniversary contest. You can read about the contest over on Nicole's blog here. The challenge today was to create a card using leaves and butterflies, in honor of two new sets being previewed today.
Here is my second card for the challenge:

 I used the Daydreamer stamp set, aqua mist and berry sorbet, and spring moss inks, a white card base, a little glitter, and two layered butterflies from vintage book print. Hope you like it!

Papertrey Ink's 5th Anniversary contests - Day 9 - Card #1

Hello! I'm back again with a card for Day nine of Papertrey's 5th Anniversary contest. You can read about the contest over on Nicole's blog here. The challenge today was to create a card using leaves and butterflies, in honor of two new sets being previewed today.
Here is my card for the challenge:

I used Turning a New Leaf and Love Lives Here stamp sets, Spring Moss and Aqua Mist inks, sweet blush cardstock, and cream, raspberry fizz and aqua mist felt for the butterflies. Also put a snippet of the heart border at the bottom. All PTI supplies. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Papertrey 5th Anniversary Day Seven - Card #1

Hello! Back again with a card for the contest Nicole Heady has running over here on her blog for the Papertrey Ink's 5th Anniversary festivities. The challenge was to make a card using hearts. That one was easy, as I am in the middle of making Valentines for my family. This one holds a special place in my heart - it's a Valentine for my first grandchild - little 5 month old Chloe. It's my favorite of all the valentines I've made.
I used Quilter's Additions for the sentiment on the right, Tag-It's #11 for the sentiment on the left, and one of the sentiments from Tiny Treats Valentine for the faux ribbon. Also used the Rosey Posey set. I  used the heart border die and one of the Fillable Frames dies. Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Papertrey 5th Anniversary Day Six - Card #1

Hello! I'm back again for a contest for Papertrey's 5th anniversary. Nicole provided five sketches for us to choose from for the challenge. You can read more about the challenge and download the sketches here. I chose Sketch #2 to work with on this card. Here is the sketch:
 And here is my take on it - pretty literally. I used Ocean Tides and rustic cream cardstock, the All About You  and Polka Dot Basics stamp sets, the button card die, the zigzag die,  Aqua Mist and Versamark inks, and some vellum. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Papertrey 5th Anniversary - Day Five - card 1

Hello! Back for Papertrey's 5th anniversary contests! You can read about today's contest on Nicole Heady's blog here. It's about using an image off Pinterest to inspire you in making a card. I have a Pinterest account and am using this image:
 Pinned from Vintage Rose Garden.

I made this birthday card using the cupcake image with white frosting and sprinkles (perfect pearl and micro beads), a pink candle, polka dots in the background, and a pink ribbon represented by the spoon. Hope you like it!
I used Papertrey Berry sorbet cardstock and ink, rasberry fizz ink and cardstock, the Birthday By the Numbers stamp set, the Limitless Layers dies, and versafine onyz black ink. The ribbon is from my stash.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Papertrey 5th Anniversary Day Four - Card 2

Hello! I'm back again with another card for Papertrey's Color Combo challenge on Day 4 of their 5th anniversary celebration. I am using Heather Nichols color combo again - I really like it! Here it is:
I pulled out my All About You stamp set and Additions and set to work. I created a background with the flowers and leaves in the set using aqua mist, spring moss and kraft inks. I overstamped the design with a text stamp from WMS. Then I used button twine from PTI and a sentiment from the set to finish things off. The sentiment was stamped on a button card out of vintage cream cardstock, then cut down in size. Hope you enjoy!

Papertrey 5th Anniversary - Day Four

Hello! I'm back on Day 4 of the Papertrey 5th year Anniversary festivities with a card for the Color Combo contest. You can read all about today's contest on Nicole's blog here. I have chosen Heather Nichols color combo of kraft, aqua mist, spring moss and vintage cream.

I pulled out Heather's Library Ledger patterened paper and layered the aqua mist polka dot pattern over a kraft card base. Then I layered the notebook page from the same paper pack and stamped it with BB- Text Style 2 using Kraft ink. I pulled out the Tags for Spring stamp set and stamped the leaf image and the sentiment and backed it with a spring moss Limitless Layers Scallop. Then I tucked a couple Turning a New Leaf leaves in behind the tag. Finished it up with Rustic twine. Hope you like it!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Papertrey Anniversary Day Two - Card #3

Hello! I'm back again with my third card for the Papertrey 5th Anniversary Day two challenge. The stamp designers at Papertrey each designed a cute little image for us to download and use in our projects. There is a fabulous prize for this challenge - each of the designers picked their favorite stamp set, and the prize is ALL of them! You can read about the challenge here on Nicole Heady's blog.
For this card, I chose to work with Maile Belles image "Hello". I just love her simple style of cards, so I decided to keep this card simple. I used a kraft card base, the 1 3/4" Limitless layers scalloped circle to frame the Hello image, and the Rosey Posey stamp set for the background. I also added a little red ribbon to the left side to bring out the red of the scalloped mat. Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Papertrey Anniversary Day Two, Card #2

Hello again! This is my second card for the Papertrey Anniversary day two challenge. You can read about the challenge here on Nicole Heady's blog.

On this card, I chose to work with  Lisa Johnson's little chicks - so cute! I could just see this for a card to send to a girlfriend I haven't seen in a while. I matted the chick image, which I colored in with Tombow markers, with a 1 3/4" Limitless Layers scalloped circle, and then backed it with a red Delightful Doily. I used the "Let's do lunch" sentiment from Vintage Picnic and stamped it on a double ended banner. The patterened paper is form My Mind's Eye. The card base is PTI spring moss. Thanks for looking!

Papertrey Anniversary Day Two - Card #1

Hello again! It's going to be a busy blogging week with all the contests going on over at Papertrey Ink for their fifth anniversary. Today, on day two, each of the stamp designers has contributed a freebie little image for us to play with. We were able to print out a file of all the images, and encouraged to create a card or project using one or more of them for the challenge. It's another great prize too - each of the designers picked their favorite stamp set and the prize is all the ones they chose! So hop on over to Nicole Heady's blog here to get all the details.

I chose to work with Beth Silaika's cute little bee image. Immediately, the hexagons from Rosey Posey came to mind for the background. I used the 1 3/4" Limitless Layers to mat the little bee image, stamped the hexagons onto a lemon tart cardstock background, added little blings to the center of the hexagons, and put some patterned paper from October Afternoon's Rocket Age on the bottom. Found a really great coordinating ribbon from my stash (Michael's $1 bin). I just love how it turned out! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papertrey Anniversary Card #3

Hello! I'm back again with my last card for the My Favorite Things challenge. Nicole Heady, of Papertrey Ink,  challenged us here on her blog to case one of the design team's favorite projects. This time, I chose Danielle Flanders. Danielle always seems to come up with out-of-the-box ways to use PTI stamps. It's one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" moments each time I look at her blog. Thanks Danielle for sharing your amazing creativity with us! 

Danielle made these awesome glassine envelopes for her daughter's birthday party invites using Blooming Button Bits.

I made a similar envelope to send a special encouragement to my daughter. I don't have Blooming Button Bits, so I used Everyday Button Bits. Such a fun set! I'm no Danielle, but I think it turned out pretty cute - I think I'll use this idea again!
Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!

Papertrey Anniversary Challenge #1 - Card 2

Hello! I'm back again with another case of one of the Papertrey Ink's design teams cards. This card will be entered in the challenge for My favorite things on Nicole Heady's blog here.

This time I chose the ulta-talented Melissa Phillips. I just love her style and am constantly amazed by her creations! Melissa'a favorite card was one cut out with the Onsie die and stamped with the Bundle of Love stamp set. I pretty much went with the same things, but geared the card to twins.

Here is Melissa's card:
And here is my take on it:

Papertrey Anniversary Challenge #1

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog! All this week we will be celebrating Papertrey Ink's 5th anniversary. I've been purchasing Papertrey stamps and supplies a little over 2 years now, and have really enjoyed all the inspiration I've received from the Design Team at Papertrey. They are the most talented cardmakers I've seen ANYWHERE! They just keep coming up with new innovative ways to use PTI stamps. And that Nicole Heady! She is AMAZING! I can always count on fabulous projects each month on her blog! Anyway, I want to wish Papertrey Ink a HUGE HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

 Over on Nicole's blog, she is running a contest to receive a HUGE prize today. Each person on the design team has chosen their top 5 favorite PTI products, and the prize is to receive all 12 designers products! That over 60 different things - stamp sets, cardstock, ribbon, twine and tons of other things! So the contest is to take one of the design team's favorite projects and case something about it. After spending hours looking over their projects, I chose Mish's button cards to case. I just love her style and love to have a cute embellishment to put on the front of my cards. Vintage is definitely my style, so I go to work. I cut out 10 button cards from vintage cream cardstock. Then I chose my focus fabric and cut little bitty background blocks from each coordinating fabric. What I actually used was a charm pack (5" squares of fabric) from Moda. I chose my PTI colors from the fabric - aqua mist, autumn rose, raspberry fizz, spring moss, Hawaiian shores and kraft. I used the Button Boutique stamp set to stamp various styles on the button cards, then started layering with bits of the fabric and leftover scraps and felt flowers I had in my scrap bin. I really like the way they turned out and the fact that I have a nice stash now.

Here are Mish's button cards:
Thanks Mish for the inspiration! Here are my button cards: