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Papertrey Ink May Bloghop

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.

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Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Doodlie Do stamp set, Copic markers, Nuvo drops. Stickles, Simon Says Stamp card base, Scor tape.

Papertrey Ink Bloghop

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:

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Papertrey Ink Make it Monday # 281

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:

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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.

Last Day Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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.

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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.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 6

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:

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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.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 5

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.

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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.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 4

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.

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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

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 3

Two things occurred to me today before I made this card.  One is that I am not too good at saving scraps of things for later use.  The other is that I am downright poor at using Washi tape ever.  I see it, I like it, I buy it and nothing………………  So today I decided to reverse those two trends and make a card for the Coffee Lovers hop at the same time.

I made a card which I will post in the next couple of days, that features Starbuck’s spring colours.  To ensure people realized that it was indeed Starbuck’s spring colours, I wanted to adorn the small cups with  something that looked like the Starbucks logo.   I had bought some amazing Washi tape that had just the thing on one of its’ images.  The problem was that the logo image only appeared every six inches or so on the tape. That left quite a few bits of unused tape.

Todays card uses that leftover Washi tape.

I was going to explain why I made this card the way I did……………………..fragments of Washi tape, holographic cardstock, the sentiment dream etc. etc., but then decided if I had to explain it, the card probably isn’t working.  I did not want to think about that, so I am just posting it.

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Supplies:

DCWV holographic paper, Simon Says Stamp Dream and Parade of Hearts dies, Alideco washi tape, Paper and More Woodgrain cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 2

The last time you saw this turkey, he was green, eating tuna and celebrating St Paddy’s Day.  Today he is back to a more normal colour and is just celebrating the joy of a good cup of coffee.  Love this stamp from Judith and Heather.

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Supplies:  Stamp Judith and Heather, Doodlebug patterned paper Sugar and Cream, City Girls Retail Therapy stamp set from The Ton, Memory Box cross stitched rectangles dies, copic markers, Stickles, fun foam, X-pressit cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop

It is that time again!  Time for another Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Time for me to be astounded once again at the number of never seen before coffee, tea and cocoa cards that can be created in one week!

I rarely put ready made stickers on cards, but these ones from Doodlebug were just too cute to ignore.  Then when I saw the Doodlebug paper that matched the stickers, it was all over.

Here is one of the resulting cards:

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Supplies:

Doodlebug Cream and Sugar patterned paper and stickers, Create a smile chipboard coffee, Simon Says stamp coffee cup die, Dienamics Blueprint 27 dies, Woodgrain paper from Paper and More, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.