Friday, March 24, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge - Spring-y Cards

Art Impressions challenge is Spring-y Cards, so I made a card to send out to my niece's two little ones.  I used the Art Impressions clear stamp set Hoopy Easter Set.  The bunnies & sentiments both come from the set.  The paper is from the Pebbles paper pad called Family Ties and the die is from Papertrey Ink called You've Been Framed - Hexagon.  I going to mail this card, otherwise I would have popped up the bunnies with foam squares.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Art Impressions Harv - Male Birthday Card

I'm always making birthday cards because that is what I use the most, but my stash is lacking male cards.  So I try to make a few just to have on hand.  Today's card is just that a card with more of a male theme.  The stamped image is from Art Impressions called Harv and the sentiment was one of those $1 stamps they have in the bins at Michael's.  It's a simple card, but I think it works.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use more than one die or punch.  (I used 2 different sized circle dies for my sentiment).
Addicted To Stamps and More - Challenge #234 Clean & Simple
Crafty Creations Challenge #337 - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - Window Chipboard Sentiments

This week for Papertrey Ink Stephanie has a great video on window chipboard sentiments.  I think this technique gives your card a little something than the usual.  For my sentiment I used the stamps & die from Wonderful Words: Birthday.  For my top layer I used gold mylar tape on some white card stock and then die cut it out just for a little pop!  The balloons are from the PTI stamp set Scene It: Celebration.  I used a tip I saw on Betsy's blog applying the ink to the balloons using a sponge dauber.  It gives the balloons a somewhat transparent look.

Here is the inside with another sentiment from the Wonderful Words: Birthday stamp set.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink Release Day 5

Today's challenge at Papertrey Ink for release day 5 is to take a card you previously made and were not happy with and redo them.  My card I made for the challenge that focused on stitching was not one of my favorites.  I didn't care for the dark colors and the sentiment was just lost in all the designs.  So for my redo I changed the orientation, I brightened up the colors and moved my sentiment off my focal point.  Here is my original card that I wasn't real happy with.

 Here is my redo.  I like the colors a lot better than the first.

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Papertrey Ink Release Day 4 Challenge - Birdhouse

Today is not a card, but a birdhouse.  For release day 4 at Papertrey Ink the challenge is to create a birdhouse using the template provided.  For my birdhouse I printed the template on white card stock, since that was the only kind I could get to go through my printer.  I gave it a red roof with a cedar shake look.  The leaves are from the Papertrey Ink stamps & dies called Turning A New Leaf.  The flowers are from the PTI set Forget-Me-Not and the bird is from Winter Woods.  This was a very fun challenge.

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Papertrey Ink Release Day 3 Challenge

Today challenge at Papertrey Ink is to create a card with a spring theme containing flowers. I again pulled out my Papertrey Ink stamp set called Tulip Time.  I stamped the single bloom on white card stock.  Using the Papertrey Ink stamp set Fancy Flourishes I embossed them on a piece of white card stock and using a dauber rubbed ink over the flourishes for my background.  The birthday sentiment is from Just the Ticket.  Here is my card.  

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Papertrey Ink Release Day 2

The challenge for Papertrey Ink's release day 2 is to create a project using multiples of a single shape of a stamp or die cut.  For my card I used the Papertrey Ink die cut Circle Scribbles.  I used the smallest one of the set and cut out different colors of scrap card stock and mounted them on a piece of black card stock to give it some pop.  The sentiment is from the PTI set Keep It Simple - Birthday II.  I used white embossing powder on black card stock.

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