Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MIM #199: Confetti Garland + CASology #131: Birthday

It's been a while since I played along with a PTI Make It Monday challenge, but with the arrival of a few new goodies and the CASology Week #131: Birthday challenge,  Betsy Veldman's confetti border technique was too fun to resist.


A few layers of the Phrase Play #12 die were cut from black cardstock and fun foam and adhered together with a layer of acetate. I don't have any of the confetti dies, so substituted sequins with glass beads to act as spacers.

A few more of the rainbow jewel tone sequins were place on the card base before the framed word was adhered over them.

I have no doubt my daughter will be snagging this one from the pile next time she needs a birthday card.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink January 2015 Blog Hop

Is it just me, or is 2015 flying along a little too quickly? Today is Papertrey Ink's January 2015 Blog Hop, where we have been given this set of images to inspire a heart based card with a heartfelt message on the inside. You can find all the details here at Capture the Moment.


I was drawn to the pretty colors of the hanging vellum hearts immediately and used orange, pink and red inks to create an ombre panel. A Limitless Layers Heart die is cut from the middle of a slightly smaller white panel and adhered with dimensional tape over the inked panel.

A sweet sentiment from the With All My Heart stamp set finished the card off.

I am linking this card up to a few other challenges. CASology Week 130: Friend, because this clean & simple card is heading to a dear friend, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog where Simon Says Have a Heart this week, Inkspirational Challenge #74: Ombre and Time Out Challenge #23 Valentine's Day.


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I know there is a lot to see over at the PTI Blog Hop, so I'm heading over there right now!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Merry Monday #142: Houses + Card Concept #27: Love + Inkspirational #74: Ombre

I have a couple of cards to share today. This first one is for the Merry Monday Challenge #142: Houses.

I took the white & red palette and trio of houses from the inspiration photo and used them on my card, selectively cutting a panel with a Memory Box Country Landscape die.

The Baker's Twine and red button are also details taken from the photo and the card is finished with a PTI Rustic Wreath sentiment,

This second card is for The Card Concept #27: Love challenge based on this pretty inspiration photo.

There were so many different ways to go with this challenge and in the end I went with a Clean & Layered card. The panel is inked with Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Barn Red Distress inks before cutting the MFT High-Rise letters and the hearts.

The letters and hearts alternate on a piece of black twine to make a sweet sentiment banner that sits on an embossed panel. This is another Paper Studios embossing folder I manipulated a bit to get the vertical stripes. The orientation of the folder would have given me a horizontal stripe, but if you take a look at my last post here, you can see how I lined up the partial second embossing of the panel. 

A touch of clear Wink of Stella on the hearts finish this card.

I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, where this week Simon Says Have a Heart, and the Inspirational Challenge #74: Ombre. This is a new challenge for me, but I couldn't resist joining in the fun.

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Thanks for the storage tips and organization ideas that you have passed on. It is a work in progress, but up to now I have stored my stamps by manufacturer and have decided to try a hybrid system with more organization by theme. 

Instead of breaking up stamp sets I am making an inventory of all stamps and dies using Evernote (thank you for the suggestion Ardyth!) and I feel like it is already paying off. The little heart die I used on this card came from a MFT Accent It - Calendar Components die set that I didn't remember had a heart.

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