Monday, March 4, 2013

Having fun with my new PTI goodies!

Hello! I've gotten a bit behind on my blog posts since my little granddaughter was born last month. I'm writing this post today to show you some of the things I've been working on.

One of the stamp sets and dies I purchased from the February Anniversary release at Papertrey was the Headline Alphabet. I decided to make a couple sheets of ready to use alphabets with this set and dies. This time around, I covered a A2 size piece of cardstock with some wahsi tape.

 Then I ran this cardstock through my xyron to make the back of the letters stickable. Next, I laid the whole alphabet die (I haven't separated it yet) on the cardstock and cut out the letters. I had a bit of trouble getting the letters cut throughly - probably because it was thick with the washi tape, adhesive and cardstock. I ended up taking the protective backing off the back of the letters and adhering them temporarily to a piece of clear plastic that comes with the stamp sets. Now all I have to do is pull one off to adhere it to my card.

Here are two of the alphabet stickers sheets I made - one in pink, one in blue. I even put some of the letters/numbers on the back of the plastic sheets. I think these will be fun to work with!
 Another set I purchased in February was the Mini Blooms set and dies. I really like the versatility of this set! The sentiments are just gorgeous too. On this card, I stamped the two corner clusters with Simply Chartreuse, and then adhered stamped die cut blooms. You can see the dimension of the die cuts on the second picture.
 The next set I tried out was the 2012 Anniversary set - Birds and Blooms. The wreath in this set is so gorgeous! It was fun trying different color combinations for the blooms. It takes a little practice to figure out which way the blooms are stamped on the wreath. I know there are little tabs on each stamp to help line it up, but it was still a little tricky. I stamped the blooms in Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, and Winter Wisteria - a favorite color combo of mine. The sentiment - from Think Big Favorites - was stamped in Royal Velvet and then again in Winter Wisteria to make a shadow. The card base is Rustic Cream cardstock.
 This card was made for last week's Make It Monday, but I never had the time to post it for the challenge. The technique was making glittered trim. I used some patterned paper from Kaiser Craft, one of the free images from the Anniversary contests - I think this one was from Heather - and glittered the Chevron border and a butterfly with Vintage Glitter from Stampendous, which I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I just love the Vintage feel of this card!

Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this long post! Hope you enjoyed and got some inspiration. Have a great week! 


  1. I love how you used the washi for those letters. I need to try that.

  2. Love your projects, especially the Mini Blooms!

  3. those letters are awesome!!