Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PTI Create Along With Us

I have been inspired by all the PTI design team projects for this month's release. I needed to make a thank you card for a friend of mine and really liked this card by Heather and so am playing along with Create With Us this month.  Here is my card.

In place of the gourds I used leaves from the Leaf Prints set.  I have been playing around with alcohol inks and had a few of my trial pieces on my table so I cut them out and then embossed the leaf veins with gold embossing powder.  The orange leaf also has a bit of gold foil on it.

I die cut "friend" three times and adhered with glue and then used Nuvo gloss drops to dot the i.

Here's a close up.

That's it. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Twig Wreath, Leaf Prints
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Kraft, Yupo
Ink: Cocoa Bean, Honey Nut, Versamark
Die: Leaf Prints; Wet Paint III
Other: Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (red leaf: Flamingo, Watermelon, Cranberry), I didn't write down the green & orange leaf colors; gold foil; Nuvo Gloss Drops (Caramel Cream, Dark Walnut); gold embossing powder; twine

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Thinking of You

Jennifer McGuire recently posted a video on creative uses of embossing folders.  My daughter and I played with this technique and this is my card.

I added Perfect Pearls to the raised areas but you can't see it in the photo and even in real life it doesn't show up much.  I used Nuvo drops to dot the i's. Much easier than trying to glue the tiny little die cut and I love how close a color match it is :-)

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: NONE
Paper: White, Vintage Jadeite, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Mint Julep, Versamark
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (SSS); Scallop Stackers: Large (pti); Big Basics: Thinking of You Die (pti)
Other: Perfect Pearls, Nuvo gloss drops ‘Caribbean Ocean’; Finial Press Embossing folder (SU ret)

Skinny Note Pads

I thought I would post these note pads that I made last May as gifts since Papertrey's Make It Live video this week used the same note pads but a different cover.

I used my Cinch and 3/8" coils to bind the top. I used some light weight cardboard that I had saved from who knows what for the covers. I then ran assorted dsp from Stampin'Up and Papertrey through my Xyron to apply adhesive to the back & applied the dsp to the covers. There are 2 note pads in each one applied with sticky tape adhesive. I tied on a pen using Baker's twine to complete the gift.

White cardboard backing: 2-1/2 x 8-1/2"
DSP: 2-1/2 x 8"

Thanks for looking!

Fun with the Colorblock Stencil

It's been a busy summer and I am now getting some time to play with some of my new stuff.

I needed a birthday card and so I adapted this card to a slightly different layout.  The corners use the new PTI Color Block Stencils with Distress Oxide ink. This ink is new to me and I got it because it looked like it really blended smoothly in the videos that I watched and I have to say that I really like how it looks. I added some Nuvo gloss drops, also new for me, and they are really fun to play with.  I hope you like my adaptation of Betsy's card :-)

Stamps: Vogue Vases, Simple Stems, In the Shadows
Paper: White
Ink: Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen, Saffron Spice, Honey Nut (pti); Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick
Dies: Vogue Vases
Other: Nuvo gloss drops in Ivory Seashell; Color Block Stencil Collection (pti); foam tape

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Alcohol Ink & Dad

I've just recently dived into using alcohol inks and I have been making Father's Day cards. This challenge at Just Us Girls is perfectly timed.

I used the Ranger mini ink blending tool & felt pads in a pouncing motion to do the background. I didn't use and blending solution on this card and thought it came out quite pretty. The lighter areas of the card have silver mixative so they shine but that is hard to see in the photo.

Paper: White, silver (pti), Brilliant Blue (SU), Yupo paper
Ink: Black (Versafine Onyx), Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (Indigo, Sail Boat Blue, Silver mixative)
Die: Epic Dad (WP9), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Other: Silver cord (SU), Baker's twine, Tiny Attacher, mini blending tool & felt pads

Friday, April 20, 2018

2 Anniversary Cards

Here are 2 anniversary cards that I recently made using the Bubble Over set by Stampin'Up.

This card I made for friends at church celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary. They are a very sweet couple and still going strong. I am submitting this one to the Addicted to CAS #134 challenge which is Bubbles.

Edit (4/23): I just now realized that this card is pretty much a CASE with a few variations on this card. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Stamps: Bubble Over (SU), A Second Helping of Sunshine (sentiment-pti)
Paper: White, Silver, Vellum, Bubbles & Fizz dsp
Ink: Black. Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile (pti)
Dies: Bottles & Bubbles framelit (SU); Fishtail Flag Stax (mft)
Other: Sequins, Baker’s twine, Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (SU), foam tape

Here is my second card which I made for my daughter and her husband. They just celebrated their 9th anniversary.

Stamps: Bubble Over (SU), King of the Grill, Background Basics: Gingham; A Second Helping of Sunshine (sentiment)
Paper: White, Pool Party, Kiwi Kiss (SU))
Ink: Black, Linen, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Amethyst Allure, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy (pti), Bermuda Bay (SU)
Dies: King of the Grill, Bottles & Bubbles framelit (SU)
Other: Tiny Attacher, foam tape

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary - Day 7 Challenge

Hi!  I can't believe that it has been almost a year since I posted a card.  It's been a rough year but I'm going to try to post a little more frequently and the PTI challenge is good to get me going.

The Day 7 Challenge is to use only dies - no stamps.

I made this valentine using the new PTI die Matchbook Medley.  I wasn't thinking about entering this in the challenge when I made it and it is already in an envelope to give away so sorry I don't have better photos.

Here are the supplies that I used:

Stamps: none
Paper: White, black, red, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy, Bitty Big: True Black, silver
Ink: none
Dies: Matchbook Medley; Huge Hugs
Other: Tiny Attacher, foam tape

Here are a few more Valentines that I made using the Matchbook Medley die but that do have stamping so not for the challenge.

Here is the inside.

Stamps: Life is What You Bake It
Paper: White, black, Hawaiian Shores, Bitty Big:Pink Posey, silver
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, silver, black
Dies: Matchbook Medley; Life is What You Bake It
Other: Tiny Attacher, foam tape, tiny heart punch


StampsLife is What You Bake It
Paper: White, black, Hawaiian Shores, Bitty Big:Pink Posey
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, silver, Smokey Shadow, black
DiesMatchbook Medley; Life is What You Bake It
Other: Tiny Attacher, foam tape, tiny heart punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


I can't ever publish cards that I send to my family ahead of a holiday because my daughters see my blog. So here are a couple of the Easter cards that I made.

This card is for my two grandsons to share. I bought the bunny die but not the stamp set so I freehanded is face.

The bunny is popped up on dimensionals and attached to the tag which is also popped up.

Stamps: Hippity Hoppity (PTI)
Paper: White, Kraft
Ink: Black, Sweet Blush for nose (PTI)
Other: Pink Pirouette marker (SU), Black Pigma marker, thread pulled off of a piece of canvas material, tag die (forget which one), So Sweet die (PTI), dimensionals

Here is another card.

I first stamped Rejoice in Hawaiian Shores and then I overstamped it with Versamark. I added Perfect Pearls over the Versamark. 

Stamps: Rejoice (SSS)
Paper: White, Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Ink: Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, Ocean Tides (PTI), Versmark
Other: Perfect Pearls



Monday, April 10, 2017

Papertrey Make It Monday: Stamping Outside the Box

I needed a Thank You card and just received my long awaited PTI order from the last release. I really liked Nichole's sample card so I used her basic design and changed it up just a bit.

This card fit in nicely with this week's Make It Monday #280. The Thank you die cut overlaps the rectangle die cut.

STAMPS: Courage & Kindness
PAPER: White, Ripe Avocado 
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Scarlet Jewel, Green Parakeet 
DIES: Mix & Mat: Flourishes die, Ways to Say: Thank You die

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wish Big

A friend's birthday was last Sunday. I don't have much time for card making these days so I CASE'd this card using some of my new stuff from PTI.  Here is my version. It was a quick photo because I needed to head out the door.

I added a bit of sparkle to the candles and the cake with the Stardust Gelly Roll pen and then added few sequins to finish off the card.

Stamps: Invitation Basics (pti)
Paper: White (pti), Basic Black, Melon Mambo (SU)
Ink: New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Lovely Lady, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist (pti)
Other: Big Basics: Wish Big die (pti), Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape yellow (SU), sequins, Stardust Gelly Roll pen on candles & cake

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