February 28, 2011

Handmade patterned paper and felt flower

Happy Monday Everyone! 

I got the inspiration to make this card from some patterned paper I saw online and a great flower tutorial.

I created this background on lemon tart cardstock using the medium flower stamp from Beautiful Blooms II where I stamped the image using the back of the stamp to give me this scalloped circle.  I then pulled out the Guideline Two set and stamped various images in the middle of the circle and  filled the empty spaces with a small flower stamp for Beautiul Blloms II.   The color inks I used were aqua mist, spring moss, orange zest, hibiscus burst, ripe avocado, hawaiian shores, shappy pink from Color Box and a purple ink that has no name.

I wanted to give this card a bit of a vintage feel so I distressed the edges with chai ink, embossed it with the linen/canvas impression plate and added some lace and berry sorbet twill ribbon before I attached it to my berry sorbet card base.

Now for this delicious felt flower,  I have a shout out to Eva for the great tutorial she posted for the blog hop found here .  I couldn't believe how fast it all came together.  I added a  button from my stash to add to the vintagie feel I was going for.  I attached the flower to a piece of spring moss cardstock using the Mat Stack I die then added some foam pop dots to the top and bottom of the cardstock before adding this final touch to the card.  You probably noticed that I did not use a sentiment, I figured I would add this later for the proper occasion.

Thanks again Eva for the great tut, now I'm off to make more flowers but this time I'm going to try this with some fabric.  I'll let you know how they turn out.  Until then, thanks for stopping by.

February 27, 2011

Best Wishes

Happy Sunday,

Just playing around in my happy room today and came up with this card.

I love all of the elements in the Mat Stack 2 stamp set especially this flourish.  So I decided to create a background using this stamp.  I love how it turned out and will have to try it in different colors. 

I just simply stamped this image on white cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink.  Before attaching it to a white card base I wrapped a piece of black ribbon I had in my stash around to stamped piece.  Using the Mat Stack 4 die I cut a piece of raspberry fizz then embossed it using the linen/canvas impression plate.  I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Mat Stack 2 die then stamped the image and sentiment in black ink and attached some black rhinestones on each end.  I used some foam pop dots to adhere my focal image to the card.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

February 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

This months challenge is scallops. For this card I used the small and meduim scallop dies and the Limitless Layers die.

I chose these colors from the fabric flower I made.  I picked up some fat quarters at JoAnn's the other day and tried to match them with my collection of PTI felt.  I liked this fabric because of the different colors I can match up.
 If you look closely at the card, I embossed the hibiscus burst with the picnic plaid impression plate and the dark chocolate scallop with the linen/canvas impression plate.  I ran two score lines down the raspberry fizz scalloped piece.
I tucked a piece of raspberry fizz felt behind the flower using the Limitless Layers die.   The sentiment is from Communique Curves.

Thanks for hopping over!

February 23, 2011

Make it Monday challenge #3

This weeks Make It Monday challenge is to add glitter strips using Scor Tape.


Stamps:  Around & About Sentiments
Ink:  dark chocolate
Paper:  kraft, dark chocolate, melon berry
Other:  terracotta tile felt, beautiful blooms die, button, floss; Cuttlebug embossing folder, wood grain impression plate, Martha Stewart chocolate glitter

February 20, 2011

Anniversary Butterfly

Hi Folks,

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  I have a quick post for your this evening with a card I made using the butterfly dies from PTI.

To create the butterfly I used some white tissue paper and folded it several times to give me lots of layers and ran it thru my Cuttlebug using the Signature Series Butterfly.  Then I used the small butterfly and die cut a piece of the patterned paper from Pretty Pastels and attached it to the tissue paper butterfly with my sewing machine.  The antennas were made from these white little wire pieces with the tips (sorry, I don't know what the proper name is) found in the floral department of my local craft store. To finish off the butterful I added some white pearls.

 By using white embossing powder,  I created the large flourish from Fancy Flourishes on a lavender moon card base.  The sentiment is from Damask Designs stamped in smokey shadow.   I rounded off the bottom corners with my corner chomper and attached the butterfly using some score tape.

I love how simple but elegant this card is, perfect for any anniversary.  Thanks for stopping in and have a good week.

February 13, 2011

Valentine Banner

You know, I just can't pass up Valentines Day without a banner for my craft room.  So I whipped one up last week and have it hanging in all it's pinkish glory.  It was all about pink this year for Valentines Day instead of red.  So I went through my stash of patterned paper and pulled out some pink paper for the banner flags.

 I also went thru my stash and pulled out some frilly embellishments and glittery goodness.

I matted my silver glitter letters to die cut cardstock using a bunch of different shaped dies from PTI.  I just love those things. That big pink heart is from Melissa Frances.
 Here is a close up of on of the banner flags.  As you can see I used a piece of white tulle at the top where I tied a piece of white string to in the middle then added a pink glitter heart.  I cut doilies in half and added them underneath a piece of cardstock using different border punches.
I'm already starting to think of a spring banner.  Our winter has been miserable and I am soooo ready to see green and everything  in bloom.

February 12, 2011

Valentines Treats

Here are some Valentine treat boxes I made  for the girls in the office. I made a total of 10 but I wanted to show you the three different colors I used.

I chose not to use any red this year for all of my Valentines projects instead I went with pinks.  Here I used sweet blush, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz for the treat boxes.  I die cut various patterned paper using PTI Mat Stack #3 die and used some pop dots to attach is to the box.  The glittered hearts are from Melissa Frances.  I made a little banner to stamp my sentiment on, added some pink rhinestones and glued it to the die cut paper.

If you look close you can see where I stamped little hearts in Versamark ink randomly on the boxes.  I did this before I assembled the box.  I then filled the boxes with treats (chocolate included) and  some iridescent basket filler.  I can't wait to hand these out on Monday.

February 11, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Here's my Valentines Day card I just sent out to the family.  I generally send out about 5 cards and I do make them all the same.  The glittered heart is from Melissa France and the doily is Martha Stewart.

The large flourish from Fancy Flourishes as well as the heart from the Around and About set was stamped in fresh snow ink on to hibiscus burst cardstock.  I then ran the cardstock thru my Cuttlebug using the PTI picnic plaid impression plate.  Before  I attached a piece of patterned paper (sorry don't remember who it's from) to the bottom portion of the card I used a Martha Stewart border punch and also wrapped a piece of white ribbon around the top. The  sentiment was stamped in hibiscus burst.  I picked up that stamp at Michael's a few years back.  Everything was adhered to a white card base.  Stop back tomorrow where I'll show you the little Valentines favors I made for the girls in the office.


February 9, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge

(I have 2 posts today so make sure you scroll down and check out the second one.)

Here's a look at my Go-To Sentiment card for the Make It Monday challenge over at PTI.

I had fun going thru all of the stamp sets to pick out just the right thank you sentiments for this card.  The sentiments were from Communique Curves, Faux Ribbon, Beyond Basic Borders, Mixed Messages and Delightful Dahlia.  I created different sizes circles using the Circles Nesties and my Cuttlebug.  The color cardstock I chose were hawaiian shores, spring moss, hibiscus burst, white and orange zest and they were all adhered to a harvest gold card base.  I used a piece of hibiscus burst bitty dots paper and die cut the butterfly from PTI.

I'm looking forward to see what next Monday's challenge will be.

PTI color challenge

Hi Folks,

Today, Papertrey Ink has issued a color challenge and I've chosen to use Michelle Wooderson's colors of Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Harvest Gold and Simply Chartreuse.  Here is a pic of her projects

and here is my project .  I stamped Background Basics Text Style with distressing ink on to vintage cream cardstock then cut a piece of Simply Chartreuse and used a Martha Stewart border punch on each side.  I then wrapped some rustic twine around a few times before adhering to the card base.  I die cut the butterflies with a PTI die then used the canvas/linen impression plate to give them a little texture.  Some foam pop dots were used to attached the butterflies to the card and I added some pearls for a final touch.

I look forward to using the other color combos in the future.  Thanks for stopping by.