Monday, February 28, 2011

Make it Monday card

Today's challenge on PTI was to use fun foam on a card. Shockingly (since my kids are in high school & college), I did have a piece of fun foam around - bright blue. I knew right away it would look great with a green so paired it with Simply Chartreuse. Foam cuts like butter with the PTI dies & made amazing flowers. I found that that fun foam also makes good buttons using the new button die. Hmmmm... might have to track down a few more colors of foam because the foam buttons don't add much thickness to the card, so wouldn't have to add extra postage. These challenges are so much fun!

Make it Monday Card

Make it Monday Card

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Signature Greetings
Paper: Vintage cream, Simply Chartreuse, music paper from dh's old textbooks
Other: Simply Chartreuse twill, Fillable Frames #4 die, Beautiful Blooms dies, Memento black ink

Monday, February 21, 2011

Make It Monday Card

Happy Birthday card

So excited to get to play along with Make It Monday today on PTI. Info is HERE. The challenge was to make a glitter strip using Scor-Tape. I love sparkly glitter, so this was fun. Also dyed some white wrinkle ribbon with Spring Rain ink refill by putting some ribbon in a plastic bag with a few drops of water & a few drops of the ink. Smooshed it around & then dried it with my heat gun. I was happy with the results and how easy it was.

Supplies: (all PTI unless indicated)
Stamps - All Booked Up, Round and Round, Communique Sentiments
Ink - Spring Rain, SU Close to Cocoa
Other - Sheet Music Impression plate, doily, Hug Snug ribbon, Scor-Tape, Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Color Challenge

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For my last card, I used Melissa Phillips color combo of Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Ripe Avocado, and Spring Moss. This Little Bitty Bird stamp is probably my favorite stamp set right now!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Little Bitty Bird
Paper: Sweet Blush, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Happy Spots
Ink: Memento brown
Dies: Spiral notebook
Other: Hibiscus Burst ribbon, Copics

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For this card, I used Betsy Veldman's color combo of Scarlett Jewel, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, and Rustic Cream. It came together pretty effortlessly (for me anyway - I usually struggle!). Love how it turned out!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Life, Take Three: Summer
Paper: Harvest Gold, Rustic Cream
Ink: Scarlett, Jewel, Hibiscus Burst, a generic yellow that I've had forever
Dies: Spellbinders nestabilities
Other: Harvest Gold ribbon, Hero Arts text stamp

PTI Color Challenge

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I'm joining in on PTI's Color Challenge with a couple of cards. For this one, I used Jessica Witty's color combo of Soft Stone, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz. I haven't done a color challenge in ages (if ever!) and didn't realize how fun it is! I had a blast putting together these cards.

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Cupcake Collection, All Booked Up
Paper: Soft Stone, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Aqua Mist, Memento black
Dies: Banner Borders, Cupcake dies, Mat Stack 3
Other: Summer Sunrise ribbon, Sizzix embossing folder

Monday, February 7, 2011

Make It Monday challenge

My favorite stamping site, PTI, is having their 4th Anniversary Celebration this month. Today's Make It Monday challenge was to make a card that uses a common sentiment stamped multiple times, somewhat like a collage effect. Sounded fun so I decided to play along. So, after dusting off the old blog and blowing the cobwebs out of the corners, here's the card that I came up with. This is definitely a technique that I will be using again because the card came together easily & it feels good to use all of those stamp sets! The awesome flower was a gift from my sweet sister.

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Stamps - Butterfly Dreams, Up Up & Away, Delightful Dahlia, Fillable Frames #4, Cupcake Collection, Giga Guidelines, Mat Stack 1 Collection, Communique Sentiments
Paper - Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Enchanted Evening, In Bloom (all PTI)
Ink - Enchanted Evening
Ribbon - Sweet Blush twill
Dies - Banner Borders