Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stamping patchwork...

Well, hello there. My friend Claudia came over last weekend, and we were able to do some stamping and card making! So I decided to make a few things with the Quilted: Summer stamp set and dies by Papertrey Ink just for fun. I am a quilter at heart, so I just love this set and the fun patterns you can make with it. The design for these cards was originally by Betsy, which you can see in this post. I just used some different colors, added a little bit of Enchanted Evening, a pretty navy blue. Love how it looks with the Aqua Mist and Pure Poppy.

The red borders were stamped with a little dash line from Quilted: Summer. I think it was meant to be a stick for the pinwheel, but it sure looks cute as a border also!
Ended up making 3 of these with different sentiments and just love how they turned out! I've used different sentiments on each. "Just because" is from the Scripted stamp set. "Warmest thanks" is from Bloomers.

The "sunshine" sentiment is from Quilted: Summer.

These were quite easy to do after I had the first one done and could copy where all of the colors would go. The trick for me was to start with the aqua one in the top center. That way I could center the triangles on the card quite easily. Added some twine and a flower die cut from Quilted: Summer. Might have to make more of these for little card sets!

You might have noticed at the top of my blog, I've started a "SHOP" link. Be on the look out for some cards for sale soon! :) Bye for now!

Quilted: Summer cards:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)STAMPS: Quilted: Summer, Scripted, Bloomers
INK: Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white
DIES: Quilted: Summer
OTHER: twine.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Make It Monday video tutorial: Bringing the Inside Out...

Good morning. I hope you are all having a bright, sunny start to your day and are ready to break out your stamps and dies for the next Make It Monday challenge! I've got a new video up for you on "Bringing the Inside Out", which you can see HERE at Nichole's blog.
First, to decorate the outside of the card, I've used the new Make It Market Mini: Garden Guild stamp set.
Then to bring the inside of the card out to the front, a circle is die cut through the front of the card with the Limitless Layers 2.5" Circle die collection. The Scripted stamps and dies were used for the sentiment and a flower from Quilted: Summer added to the inside.
Using this technique of die cutting a peek-a-boo window and decorating the inside with a pop of color allows you to add some much needed color to an otherwise boring inside of the card! And you still get the enjoy the pop of color on the outside as well...two for one! I hope you'll play along in the challenge over at Nichole's blog for your chance to win a Papertrey Ink gift certificate. Thank you for swinging by today! Be sure to check out the video HERE.

You Brighten My Days card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Make It Market Mini: Garden Guild, Quilted: Summer, Scripted
INK: Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
PAPER: Fresh Snow Fine Linen Cardstock, Harvest Gold Pattern Pack
DIES: Scripted, Quilted: Summer
OTHER: Gold metallic thread - Coats & Clark, sequins - Pretty Pink Posh.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Release day: June...

Another month has passed. Where does the time go?! It's time again for release day, when the Papertrey Ink team gets to share the rest of the projects they've made with all of the June goodies coming out on June 15th!

First is the Still Life: Summer mini kit...papers, stamps, dies, etc. Made a card and a quick set of tags! The little cherries are die cut and stamped with the stamp set.

Enjoy card and tags:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Still Life: Summer
INK: Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
PAPER: Still Life: Summer kit
DIES: Still Life Summer kit dies
OTHER: Seam binding, sequin, twine.

Next is Stacked Sentiments. I also used Bloomers in the background.

After stamping the larger flowers, I filled in with some of the smaller flowers and leaves from Stacked Sentiments

Inside of card stamped with Bloomers, Stacked Sentiments (leaves) and Tucked In: Birthday stamps.

Happy Birthday card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Stacked Sentiments, Bloomers, Tucked In: Birthday
INK: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal
PAPER: white
DIES: Stacked Sentiments
OTHER: sequins.

Here is a card made with the Scripted stamps and dies.

The background is just watercolored with some of the matching inks, then I added a Scripted die cut sentiment over the top.

Just Because card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Scripted
INK: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
PAPER: white, Aqua Mist
DIES: Scripted
OTHER: sequins.

Next is Happy Camper. I made a treat bag for a road trip, a glassine bag filled with party mix. Thanks to my friend Wida for the clever snack bag idea. :) Gotta keep those wild and hungry travelers tamed!

Happy Camper Snack Bag for Road Tripping:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Happy Camper
INK: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, True Black
PAPER: White, Spring Moss, Classic Kraft
DIES: Scene It: Mountain View, Petite Place: Happy Camper, Tinsel and Tags kit (backer)
OTHER: New Leaf ribbon, glassine bag.

All of the new things you see here will be available tonight, June 15th at 10pm EST at Thanks for stopping by and please visit the other gals to see what they've made!