Thursday, September 27, 2012

MIM #84: Reflected Sentiments

Welcome to MIM at PapertreyInk (Posted on Thursday! It's been a busy week...)
Betsy Veldman's tutorial looked so easy. Had to work on it a bit. Keeping the acetate still was a challenge. But work on it I did, and I love the technique.
Always a joy to learn something new.
The sweet Mr. Bones stamp and die set were used for my card. Can't do just one 'Bonesy', when 2 are even cuter!. Created a background paper with Fine linen ink stamped with the Havest Berries set.
Mr. Bones is die cut in Summer Sunrise cardstock. All PTI cardstock. Orange gingham from Orange zest paper pack. (Not sure what to do with the mounds of other cardstock I have. Reach for PTI's cardstock every time. No comparison).
A bit of black glitter and a ruby red rhinestone are finishing touches.
Love the ability to personalize the skeleton by snipping arms and legs to position them where I want.
Check out Betsy's video and try the "sentiment mirroring" yourself! But be warned... It's not as easy as it looks!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PTI's September Blog Hop!

Good Morning! And welcome to PapertreyInk Sept. Blog Hop
Felt and Fabric Wrap Challenge
Every year I make mini stocking gift card holders for the family.
This year with the help of a couple of papertreyink dies, the cuffs shine a little brighter!
The banner borders die is perfect for the fancy edging.
Cut 2 for each stocking.
Here's my pattern
Very easy when you assembly line!
Here are the finished stockings

You can use any fabric, but I find a bit stiffer linen, with a muslin lining works well.
Tags were die cut Vintage Ornaments and Tiny Tags, also from Papertrey.
Felt is Papertrey as well.
I'd be happy to answer any questions or help you in any way!
One last thing, I will be doing 30 of these this year.
My newest grandchild just turned 1! We keep adding...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MIM #83 Card Aisle Inspiration

Melissa Phillips encouraged us to peruse the card aisle in local shops to gain inspiration.
Any excuse to visit Target!
When I used to actually buy cards, Papyrus cards were always great to ooh and aah over.
Went right to the Papyrus section and found wonderful inspiration. Just hated to have to buy a card!
Our son's birthday is Friday, so having a reason to do a card and enter a challenge is a great way to start the week!
Now you'd have to know our son to appreciate why I chose stars to dangle my cupcakes. He's a superstar in every way. So instead of balloons (inspiration card) I chose to die cut stars.
Here's the 'bought' (bad word!) card.
Cute card, bright colors, loved the dangling cupcakes, and the way they were embellished.
Here's a closeup of mine.
They actually do 'dangle' freely, and it was a windy day, so it was hard to keep them still.
Almost all PapertreyInk products.
Cardstocks: Enchanted Evening, mounted on Spring Moss. All the rest are PTI, as well as inks, and dies.
Stampsets used: Super stars, and Cupcake Collection (hand cut, cuz I haven't received my new order yet! sigh!) Also a flower center dot from Flower Fusion #9 (embossed).
One more thing I did that was in the inspiration card was insert a decorated inner lining.

Fast, fun and easy! Thank you Melissa!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Shabby Tearoom Week 131-Creative Candy

The Shabby Tearoom's Week 131 features our challenge "Creative Candy"
Luscious fabrics, laces and soft muted pinks and aquas.
I a card within a card so I created my sentiment on a tag and slipped it into a die cut cardholder (PTI dies)
The picture framed opening on the front of the card is a Mat Stack 5 die, also from Papertrey.
The challenge was to feature lace, fabric and a button.
Lace and a button you can see. Can you see the fabric?
I photocopied a shabby rose fabric from my quilt stash, and distressed with tea dye ink, (PTI).
Dressform, cotton tread holder, sentiment, and embossed flouish at the top from guest host,
Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps.
Wanted to show a closeup of a new washi tape I just received from Freckled Fawn. I was disappointed when it came, it looked so dull, but on the paper it came to life! Soft, yes, but the lace comes alive when it's put down.

The inside features a vintage sewing machine on some polka dot aqua paper, with mor washi tape on the side.
Lace on the card pocket vintage.
A lovely challenge, check out the rest of the entrys!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MIM #82 Cutting stamps

MIM at Papertrey, with Erin Lincoln, who tells us it's OK to cut our stamps to acheive the results we want.
This was probably the most difficult thing to do with my precious PTI's, but I did it!
1st the card
Where's the split stamp? There are actually 4 stamp sets I used to get my desired phrase.
On a tiny die cut tag I split I'm so from Signature Greetings
Happy from Holiday Lights
For from Thanks Always
and You from Fillable Frame Sentimentals
Just be sure to put them back in their respective cases, and they print up fine!
Supplies for card: Ocean Tides card base, October Afternoon paper, hand sprayed doily, mini corrugated brown cardstock, Sunflower Bouquet die and stamp set from PapertreyInk, lots of coloring with copics.
The initial cut was brutal, but, you enjoy the results, cuz it's your own!
Hope you try it.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Moxie Fab World - Take 2

Had to try this challenge for a 2nd time. Wasn't all that thrilled with the 1st.
So, this time, started out with a sentiment from PapertreyInk's Tagged Sentiments stamp set.
3 layers of die cuts later, wrapped in dove grey seam binding ribbon and pink twine, and lifted with foam dots, I kinda like this card better.
I have cut Happy Hexagons, once again from PTI, in every color and pattern.
This 'sweet' thank you sentiment reminded me of the sweet inspiration challenge photo.
Here's a closeup
I'm getting these in just in time!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger 'A Pin Therein'

Loved the inspiration, a pin cushion, lots of prints and brights. A touch of trim and of course pins!
You know how you get something you ordered? And you just can't wait to try it?
Just got in an order of Washi tape, one roll having yellow hexagons!
All tapes from Freckled Fawn.
Happy Hexagon stamp and die set from PapertreyInk.
Solid cardstocks, button, twine, embossed herringbone, inks and tiny tags die also from PTI.
Here's a closeup
Enjoy your weekend!
And check out the challenges at Moxie Fab!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MIM #81 Clay Embellishments with Dies and Stamps

MIM with Betsy Veldman challenges us to create and use embellishments of clay.
I found not all dies are great for this task. I ended up using Lovely Layers set of dies and stamps.
Fimo clay had an aqua the color of Papertrey's Aqua mist, so I began with die stamping 3 shapes with New Leaf ink. The white flower is stamped with Summer Sunrise and Pure Poppy.
Ocean Tides ink is stamped on ocean tides cardstock, and Melon Berry is the accent on the bottom. Sentiment is stamped with ocean tides. Melon Berry dot ribbon.
Lots of fun playing with clay again! Thank you Betsy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mr. Bones

Heather Nichols is using her Mr. Bones stamp and die set is many ways this week.
She asked us to join in the fun!
Halloween is around the corner. I love to bring out non scary cuties to stick in corners and on shelves around the house. I got out some of last year's Halloween papers and decided to make a decorative box.
The photo is taken with a mirror in the background, so you can see it has 5 Mr. Bones, each a different color, stamped with white embossing powder.
Love how they can be bent to sit!
Like the pumpkin?
Here's how it's done.
Loopsy die!
1st with Purple Passion dot paper, then with Orange Zest (PTI).
Using  a bbq stick, with the orange zest paper down 1st, I looped each petal on the stick, but didn't go all the way down. Then did the same with the orange paper, glueing each petal, and closing up the pumpkin.

Finished off the pumpkin with a paper stem, and simply chartreuse felt 'leaves', and some twine thats been wrapped around a skewer (dipped in white glue and dried).
If you have any questions I 'd love to answer!
The tall bottom box opens and will contain goodies for the grandkids, if my hubby doesn't get to them first!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Shabby Tearoom Challenge #129

The Shabby Tearoom's Challenge this week is 'Summer Cottage'.
This is the 2nd tearoom challenge I've entered. It's fun to change gears and think 'vintage', shabby chic, and rather Victorian, don't you think?
The challenge 'cottage' was full of slightly aqua, sort of minty, comfy chairs, toile drapes, camelback sofa in pink, just everything you would picture an elegant cottage to be.
I had these great images from Paper Whimsy, just couldn't decide which to use. So I did 3 cards!
The last one is the card I'm submitting.
Plenty of vintage style elements, with a touch of sanding glitter.
We were to include the colors in the photo, with distressing/shabby elelment, and a title/sentiment.
The lace is from an antique store we have here in Clovis. It seemed so light and airy, like the challenge photo.
There was a chandelier in the photo as well, that seemed to fit above my lovely lady like a crown!
Lovely lady in the 2nd card was die cut from Papertrey's limitless circles, and matted onto a Mat Stack 5 die. The banner at the top is also PTI, as well as the sentiment, and lacy border at the bottom.
By the way, I use only PapertreyInk cardstock to make my A2 cards. Nothing comes close to their sturdy body and fine texture!
All the other elements are from my stash. There's a diamond pattern robin's egg blue sewn to the card behind everything, from Tim Holtz.
A little detailing.

Aren't the faces enchanting?
And card #3, with a bit of changeup in the layout, papers and trims, and there's now a trio of cards to send to someone who needs a hug! And that's just about all of us!
Have a wonderful Labor Day, and be sure to check out The Shabby Tearoom to see what other 'shabby ladies have done!