January 27, 2011

Birthday Stars

I have a quick and easy card to show you today.  I decided to use masculine colors for this one but by changing the colors you can create girly cards or cards for the kids.

For the top of the card I used the wood grain impression plate, the bottom I attached some bitty dots paper in enchanted evening. I ran a 1/2" strip of dark chocolate cardstock through my crimper to add as well.  I die cut some harvest gold felt with the large star die, then die cut  white cardstock using a nesties die. 

The sentiment is from Make a Wish set stamped in enchanted evening and the star is from Star Prints stamped in lemon tart ink.

January 26, 2011

birthday wishes

I was on a roll making birthday cards to have on hand and also for an order I got from my sister. 

This set is from the Limited Edition 2010  CHA from PTI.  The leaves are stamped in spring moss and the flowers in hibiscus burst.  I also added some Martha Stewart crystle fine glitter to the flowers.  The sentiment is stamped in smokey shadow.  I tied some hibiscus burst satin ribbon around the white cardstock before attaching it to the hibiscus burst card base.  I used my corner chomper to round the bottom corners.

Thanks for visiting today!

January 25, 2011

January PTI Blog Hop

This month's challenge is to use a stamp set that has not been used yet or one that has not been used for awhile.  I decided to use the Papertrey stamp set for my project which has not seen ink or the light of day for quite some time..  This was the very first set I purchased from PTI back in 2007.   I have been a fan and follower ever since. 

Hibiscus Burst cardstock was used for the base where I created a background using that cute little flower which was stamped in Fresh Snow ink.  I then wrapped a piece of Spring Moss stitched ribbon around the card.  For the focal image, I used the Mat Stack 3 die on white cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Smokey Shadow.

To create the flower I repurposed the tissue paper that comes in between the sheets of the clear cardstock and die cut several layers using the Beautiful Blooms #2 in the large and medium size.  I attached all the layers using a fabric brad I had in my stash.  The leaves where die cut from the Delightful Dahlia die set on a piece of patterned paper from the Pretty Pastels paper collection.  I also used a Limitless Layers die to cut another piece from the same collection.   I adhered everything together using some Scor tape then used some foam pop dots to adhere to the card base.  To finish everything off I rounded the bottom corners with the Corner Chomper.

I'm excited to see what everyone else will be showcasing today.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!

January 24, 2011

Birthday Gifts

I recently ordered the Make a Wish Stamp sets with the matching dies from PTI and I have to tell you that I have been having a ball making birthday cards. Today I'm going to share two of the cards I made using my new goodies.

I decided to use soft pastel colors for the first card.  I have to admit, I CASED this card from Betsy Veldman.  She made something similar to this and I just fell in love. Vintage cream cardstock and swiss dots embossing folder was used for the base and I added a strip of bitty dots paper in lemon tart and cut the scallop using the small scallop die from PTI.  The sentiment was stamped in smokey shadow.

I used the Pretty Pastels and Bitty Dots paper in lemon tart to die cut all of these lovely packages. On some of the packages I added a little strip of  vintage cream cardstock using decorative edged scissors.  I found in my stash some pastel pearls (I think I got them at Michael's) and I know that this would add a nice accent.  Chamomile die ink was used to distress the edges a bit.

For the second card I went with more bold bright colors.  The patterned paper is from Scenic Route that I've had in my stash for a while.  It's had to see in the photo but I embossed lines done the middle of each color using my Scor Pal.

 The sentiment is from Birthday Basics stamped on a banner accented with Rhinestones.  I rounded all the corners using my corner chomper.

To create the packages I used new leaf, orange zest, hawaiian shores, hibiscus burst, spring moss and pure poppy cardstock.  I added some glitter to the bows for a little added punch.  I attached everything using foam pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

January 23, 2011

Rope Medallion

I used rope to create this focal image and I wasn't quite should what to call  it so I decided on a Rope Medallion.

To make this medallion I die cut a felt circle using my nesties circle die. Then took some cotton rope that is about 1/4" thick and started creating a circle glueing every so often using Fabric-Tac.  I stopped wrapping when I got to the size I wanted.  I then added an aqua pearl accent to the middle.  Every simple and easy to make.

For the card base I used Hawaiian Shores cardstock.  To give it some texture I cut a piece of burlap a little bigger that the size of the card and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  It's hard to see in the photo but it does add a subtle texture.  I die cut and stamped a piece of white cardstock using the Mat Stack I collection.  The ink I used is VersaMagic sahara sand.  I stamped the flourish with Versamark and the sentiment with hawaiian shore ink.  Adding some bitty dots paper in hawaiian shores to the bottom of the card and cut a 1/2" strip of kraft cardstock and attached it behind the focal image finished off the card.  Oh, and I also rounded the bottom corners with my corner chopper.

Thanks for visiting.

January 22, 2011


Hi everyone!  Sorry for my long absence, time just got away from me with the holidays, working and everything, then my father and I were down with the flu but all is well again.  Today was the perfect day to be inside and work in my happy room.  The temp was 0 degrees when I woke up this morning, brrrrrrr.

Anyway, I thought I would share my winter banner that I have hanging in my studio.  Where I have the banner hanging in the photos is not where I actually hung the banner,  this was the best place to get some decide shots of it.

I used a variety of winter theme patterned paper for the banner and the medallions. 

There's lots of "sparkle" on this banner, from the letters to the silver tinsel and Martha Stewarts crystal tinsel glitter.  I had that stuff all over the place.  The felt scalloped border even had silver glitter in it but I had to add more tinsel glitter to it.

I die cut some felt snowflakes and added silver snowflake brads in the middle.  This was such a fun project to work on.  Stay tuned when I'll have more projects to show you this week.

Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!