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Layout and Card submissions
Today is bloghop day at Papertrey Ink. It is also the day that I decided to clean up and re-organize my craftroom for about the hundredth time. My current idea is to have the room look better while remaining organized and still having stuff “at the ready” should I wish to craft. It just so happens that changing the way I store my Papertrey Ink stuff was first on my list.
I can honestly say it looks much better now. The question is will I be able to actually find what I need, and will I be able to keep it neat. Time will tell.
The bottom shelf is all Papertrey Ink stamps and dies with the exception of the two book-like pink boxes. Subsequent to this photo, I added discreet labels to the boxes to tell me what type of stamps/dies are in each box.
During the re-org I came across the Doodlie Do stamp set, which I thought would work well with the Inspiration Photo. I like the look of the card……….the big question now is did I save a spot in one of the boxes to put away the stamp set.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Doodlie Do stamp set, Copic markers, Nuvo drops. Stickles, Simon Says Stamp card base, Scor tape.
Imagine my surprise, when I read the Make it Monday email yesterday. The challenge suggested that I use a hot glue gun to make some felt flowers for a project. If you read yesterday’s post you will know that I had my own shoot out at the Ok Corral with my hot glue gun and it was not me left standing when it was all over. I had been wanting to use some of the lovely felt that I recently got from Papertrey Ink though, so I was willing to risk using that vicious gun one more time. This time, I ended up with a burn upon a burn on one finger and another burn on the back of my hand. I definitely need more practice with this weapon of mass destruction.
When I got the flowers finished, I quite liked them but thought they were too large and too dimensional for a regular sized card. So then I decided to make a layout using them instead. I think it turned out quite well, but it definitely took longer than making a card.
Take a look!
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Friendly Flowers dies, Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Butterflies dies, Papertrey Ink 2016 die, Papertrey Ink Sprigs and Spruce dies, Papertrey Ink Felt, Taylored Expressions felt, My Minds Eye patterned paper, Dylusions white spray, Nuvo drops,
I feel like I cheated in making this card for the bloghop because the base I used is from Color Pop Florals ready to stamp patterned paper. I decided that was alright because the challenge is using the colour palette and not so much the design.
Here is my card:
Where does the time go? My last post was also for Make it Monday, so a week has simply disappeared on me.
It is tax time in Canada, so I have been busy gathering documents for the various returns I do. I did manage to attend a great Scrapbook Crop and a wonderful Baby shower for my daughter in law, and got back into playing Mahjong, so it was a week well spent.
Today’s challenge was to make a watercolour background. I knew I had some Papertrey Ink stencils that hadn’t had enough love from me yet, so I dug them out. I stole Nicole’s tip of using an old Silhouette sticky mat to hold down my stencil and bristol cardstock. It worked very well to limit colour running under the stencil, so I am sure it has become part of my way of doing things. In fact, it worked so well at containing the colour where it belonged that I ended up adding a cover of vellum to tone down the vibrancy of the background.
It had been a while since I used the Morning Glory stamp and dies as well, so it took a few minutes to line everything up. In the end I was quite pleased with the resulting card.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Garden Gate stencil, Papertrei Ink Morning by Morning stamp set and die, Impression Obsession love die, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Paper and More Woodgrain cardstock, Ellen Hutson Vellum, Simon Says Stamp card base, Nuvo Crystal drops, Prills, Zig Real Brush Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Hero Arts inks, Craftaboard and Scor tape.
I have not been submitting a project to Make it Monday challenges for a while. I did not take any Papertrey Ink stuff with me to Phoenix due to large supply/very small car concerns. When I thought of something I could make with the one new set I bought, I submitted it, but it didn’t fit every MIM theme. It was fun to get back home and look through my stash again for something for this challenge.
Here is what I came up with:
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Scroll die, Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Celebrate die, Papertrey Ink Holiday Plaid patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp cardstock and card base, CTMH enamel hearts, Imagine Crafts Shimmer spray, and Scor tape.
Funny isn’t it, As much as I struggled yesterday to get a presentable card to post, today’s card was easy peasy! It is not the most brilliant and certainly not the most complicated card, but I liked how it turned out. The holographic paper just reminds me of how that first cup of coffee in the morning, just makes me light up and get after the day.
Supplies: Hampton Arts sentiment stamp, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup and Adult Beverages dies, DCWV Holographic and Foil paper, Nuvo Drops in clear, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
I am hopping with joy today as I am one of the Flash Prize winners in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I was lucky enough to win a die set from Stamplorations. I think it has a coffee theme so I will have something new with which to make a card for the next Coffee Lovers Bloghop. How cool is that?
Sadly though, my creativity was equal and opposite to my level of joy at winning. Seriously, the recycle bin is overflowing with cast offs. I wanted to do a card using inspiration from a card that Kathy Racoosin did on her 30 Day Challenge today. I wanted to take her idea of mixing a coloured and a identical but neutral pattern together on a card, but at the same time make it a shaker card as well. Several tries later, I finally came up with this card.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup cardbase and shaker element, Papertrey Ink Doodle Feather coloring sheets, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, Doodlebug sequins, Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp, Nuvo drops, Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies
Today’s card was based on a die set from My Favorite Things. I tried a number of things and nothing seemed to work. In fact, I tried one thing twice and nope it didn’t work. That is the definition of insanity isn’t it?……………………………….doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Finally, I came up with something I liked. Now if I hadn’t been impatient and stuck my finger in the wet Pico Embellisher, it would have been better but, …Oh well.
Here it is:
Supplies: My Favorite Things Tea Party dies, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up Die, Paper House Colorways patterned paper, Pico Embellisher, Stampendous embossing powder, Neenah card base, Tim Holtz distress ink (Vintage Photo), Hemptique twine, Simon Says Stamp sentiment from Coffee and Tea stamp set and Scor tape.
Today’s card is the card where I cut out tiny Starbucks Logos out of some washi tape and pasted them on my coffee cups. I used Starbucks Spring cups colours in keeping with the “Spring” theme in the bloghop.
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Coffee & Tea stamp set, Tim Holtz Slatter Stencil, Copic markers, Hero Arts Ink, Woodgrain paper from Paper and More, Simon Says Stamp card base, Alideco washi tape and Scor tape.
Sometimes my best card ideas come out of a desire to put in to use, something that I just bought. Sometimes it seems to have absolutely nothing in common with the task at hand. Sometimes it just seems to evolve into something that works. Sometimes is today, I think, as I love this card. Maybe it is just that it was a lot of work and I am saying that it works when it doesn’t. No matter, I love it, and someone is going to get this card in the mail.
Supplies: Hero Arts March 2017 Kit, Doodlebug patterned paper Sugar & Cream, Rubbernecker and Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea sentiment stamps, Simon Says stamp cardbase and Scor tape