Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Hello! This month the Papertrey blog hop is all about creating or stamping wreaths. You can read all about it on Nicole's blog here.

I have a couple wreath stamp sets from Papertrey - "Wreath for all Seasons" and the "Birds and Blooms" Anniversary set, but I decided to create my wreath using the tiny little leaves in Mini Blooms.

 I began gluing each tiny little leaf to the base, and built up the layers. I debated whether to add berries to the wreath, and finally decided to use red sequins. I dyed some seam binding with a Copic marker for the bow, and added a little Tiny Tag cut out of wood veneer with a sentiment from Mixed Messages.

 I love how it turned out - so much dimension. Not sure I would go to all the trouble of cutting, stamping, and adhering all those leaves again, but I'm glad I did this one. Hope you enjoy it and the rest of the blog!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mighty Oak Cards using Cork

Hello! I purchased the Mighty Oak stamp set and coverplate from Papertrey and have finally gotten around to playing with it. I wanted to try cutting the coverplate out of cork. I made the first card using only the cork leaves, and the second card using the negative of the cork and the cork trunk. I just love all the dimension and texture cork brings to these cards! One note about using this coverplate with cork - handle the negative diecut gently - it's pretty fragile around the edges.

Card 1 using just cork leaves.

Card Two using negative of coverplate, cork trunk and stamped leaves.

What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments!  Thanks for dropping by! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Papertrey Stamp Sets for Sale!

Hello! I am cleaning house (specifically my stamping room) and have the following stamp sets for sale. Some sets have slight staining, as you can see in the pictures - should not affect stamping though. A couple sets have a sentiment or so missing and that's noted on the picture. Click on the picture for a larger image. Some of the sets are in the original cd case packaging, some are in the Tim Holtz style packaging (although I usually use Hobby Lobby sleeves). Shipping is $2.00 per set, with $1 for each additional set ordered - within the U.S. I will work with you on shipping outside the U.S. Let me know if you have any questions.

Alpha Blocks $20
 Background Basics: Gingham $10
 Beautiful Butterflies (only one sentiment used) in DVD case $20
 Beyond Basic Borders $15
Bird Watching - missing trail stamp $15
 Boxes, Bags & Tags $10
 Butterfly Dreams $15
 Butterfly Kisses - missing "Birthday Wishes" stamp - $15
 Delightful Doilies $20
 Everyday Button Bits in cd case $15
 Father Knows Best - $15
 Flower Garden - $15
 Garden of Life - missing "With Sympathy" stamp - $15
 Holiday Button Bits - $15
 Mailbox Greetings - $15
 Ribbon Tails: $10
 Round & Round Anniversary Set :$20
 Round Repeats: $10
 Say It with Style: $20
Simple Little Things 2008 Anniversary Set - $15
 Tags For Spring - $15

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Congrats card for Kelly

Hello! I wanted to share a card I made for my daughter. She ran a half marathon (13+ miles) today up in Philadelphia PA. It was her 5th half marathon. She has done one full marathon, and will do her second one in November. She is amazing! I wanted to make a congratulations card for her and decided to use a piece of an actual PA state map as the patterned paper. I fussy cut the area of the map to include Philadelphia. I used the banner die from MFT, as well as the coordinating alphabet for the finish line banner. Then I added a sentiment from PTI's Live Love Life set that says "U rock". This sentiment was perfect because it was the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Love it when that happens. Anyway, here is the card I made and a picture of her during and at the end of the race - still with a smile on her face!
 I used Congrats All Ways on the inside of the card.

Barrettes for Fall

Hello! Wow - it's been awhile since I've posted anything. It's not like I haven't been doing anything - I just haven't taken the time to post about them. I'll try to be more consistent.

My daughter's family came out a couple weeks ago and we went to a local orchard to pick apples. Of course, I had to make my little 2 year old granddaughter some apple barrettes for the occasion! And that was followed with these pumpkin barrettes.  I used Papertrey's Clever Barrettes dies and Boutique Accessories dies. Both the apple AND pumpkin were die cut with the Teach and Inspire apple. I just turned the apple upside down for the pumpkin. I stitched a highlight on the apples with white pearl cotton, and lines on the pumpkin with embroidery floss. The little tendrils on the pumpkins are rustic jute twine, glued and wrapped around a skewer and heat gun dried. The felt I used was limeade ice, vintage cream, canyon clay, and pure poppy, as well as some scraps of brown from my stash.
 Here's a couple pictures of me and my granddaughter picking apples. She is wearing her apple barrettes.

Hope you enjoy them, and I hope she enjoys them  (as much as a two year old can!) haha  Thanks for looking!