Sunday, July 22, 2012

PTI - Card Sets

When I saw the challenge for card sets, I literally did the happy dance. I have a couple of friends that exchange small gifts at Christmas (like homemade jam, etc.). Naturally, they have come to expect cards from me. I figured if I did several sets now, I'd have a jump start on having them ready when the busy Christmas season rolls around.

First, I had made a card similar to one that Maile Belles did for the Trendy Tree Tops release a couple of weeks ago. It came to mind instantly as one that work great for a set.

On the bottom right hand of the picture is one of the envelopes. I used Simple Sentiments to match each card. It turned out so pretty in blues, greens & purple, that I thought I'd try making another set in pinks & oranges.

Fun, easy & versatile!

Next up, I thought I'd try Jessica Witty's set using the back of the butterfly die to emboss. Another new technique for me! I liked her colors so much, that I basically duplicated her card.

For my final set, I wanted to try Betsy Veldman's technique of stamping in the negative space. I looked & looked for a die and stamp set that would work and finally ended up trying Trendy Tree Tops. I do love that set! I really like how it turned out.

I'm going to package each of these sets in a large glassine bag and wrap some of my beloved baker's twine around the bag to dress it up.

I'm thrilled to have a head start on my gifts! Thanks for looking!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps - Trendy Tree Tops; Think Big 5, 10, 14, 16; Beautiful Butterflies; Simple Sentiments
Paper -PTI white, Rustic cream, Green Tea Leaf
Dies - Trendy Tree Tops, Beautiful Butterflies, Edgers #1
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Ranger Beach Ball Yellow, Winter Wisteria, Spring Moss, Memento Summer Sky, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Kraft


  1. Awesome, amazing, super swell and just darn cute!

  2. wow! Look at all those wonderful sets! You're amazing!