Saturday, February 7, 2015

Merry Monday #144: Bows & PTI 8th Anniversay + Seize the Birthday + Simon Says

A landscaping project and some great weather has distracted me from making cards, but when darkness fell I headed into the office for a quick papercrafting fix. This first card is for Merry Monday Challenge #144: Bows.

I pulled out my favorite May Arts red chevron ribbon and tied a big, fat bow around an embossed panel.

A simple red tag hangs from the bow and provides a spot for the sentiment.

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 8th Anniversary this month with multiple challenges and prizes. The first challenge is to take one of the Color Recipes and Sketch Recipes to create a card.


A Raspberry Fizz reinker tinted the embossing paste used to create a line of confetti down one side of the kraft card base. While the paste was drying, a circle was cut out of the Tag Sale #5 Die and a New Leaf banner die cut.

The Wet Paint happy die is cut from Hawaiian Shores cardstock a couple of times and stacked on the tag and birthday is heat embossed on the banner to finish the sentiment. The banner is woven through the tag and wrapped wround the edge of the card front.

The harvest gold color is brought in with the Baker's Twine.

This card is also being linked to the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Simon Says All Things Bright & Beautiful this week.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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  1. Loving the beautiful embossed snow card and bright colours on the PTI anniversary card.

  2. Gorgeous use of that May Art Ribbons (I have not touched mine yet!)! The design is lovely and festive, Jacquie! The 2nd card is bright and beautiful! Perfect! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Challenge!

  3. Hey! I recognize that embossing folder... both cards are gorgeous, Jacquie! Oh man, I love that chevron ribbon and love it more each time I see it used... another add to my wish list!!
    =] Michele

  4. Beautiful cards! Love the sweet bow card! And your awesome take on the PTI challenge! Love the hot pink dots!

  5. Both cards are fabulous, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  6. While I do like the Christmas card, I just can't deal with even thinking about Christmas in February! Isn't spring around the corner????

  7. Love both of these, Jacquie. Yes, it is hard to stay inside and craft when the weather is as good as it has been lately.

  8. Both of your cards are fabulous. Love your unique design on the birthday card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.

  9. Wow, what a great bow you've got there, Jacquie!!!! Lovely EF and I love the tag with the sentiment - such a X-mas beauty!!! Your birthday card is so much fun - great use of all the colours and I like the kraft base!!! Both stunning card, Jacquie!!!


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