Today is the last day of the blog hop. I recently got this sentiment stamp which pretty much sums up how I cope with life. The ants not only convey summer, but the inevitability of problems that either need to be dealt with or endured. That’s life, folks!
Supplies: Verses Lots of Laughs stamp, Doodlebug Picnic Ants stickers, Simon Says stamp coffee die and Adult Beverages die set, Paperhouse At the Vinyard patterned paper, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Lawn Fawn Make me smile die, Alideco washi tape, My Favorite things Abstract Art stamp set, Hero Arts Painted circle stamp,Simon Says stamp card base and Scor tape.
Today’s card started with a desire to use the cute stitched frame die shown on the card. It is a Creative Expressions die that comes with a plethora of little dies to fill the frame windows. Mine has a garden theme, but they have a variety of themes and frame designs. I wanted to make a coffee card instead of a garden card, so I went on a stash search. Somewhat amazingly, I was able to find enough coffee die images to fill the frames.
This is my second post of the day. I don’t usually do that but The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the one day only Papertrey Ink Monthly Blog Hop are both on today. Because they are two of my favorite challenges, I had to do an entry for each one.
I had a card in mind the instant I saw the inspiration photo. Somehow the days slipped away until I realized today is the blog hop day and I had not done my card. Sometimes necessity really is the “mother of invention” because I wanted to do a shaker card but was afraid I wouldn’t get it done before our dinner party tonight. As a result I made a modified shaker using tiny flat confetti that I had in my stash. It came together quite quickly and I love the result. I like the vellum on the jars as a change up from acetate, but was sad that it muted the very pretty confetti pieces. In the end, I had enough time to glue a smattering of the tiny confetti on to the background and I think it finished the card off perfectly.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Friendship Shaker Die, Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamp and dies, Papertrey Ink Garden Gate Stamp and patterned paper, Martha Stewart Confetti, Pico Embellisher Shimmer, Recollections Vellum, Simon Says Stamp card base, Hero Arts dye ink and Scor tape.
When I saw this week’s challenge, I thought it looked like a lot of inky fun. I only have a full set of refills for my Distress Inks so I used those. I found out something…………………..a little refill ink on a baby wipe goes a looooooooooooooooooooong way! After what seemed like only two minutes, I had six or seven backgrounds made using the techniques demonstratred by Ashley in the video. Just yesterday, I was combing through a whole large storage case wondering where all these unfinished card fronts came from………………..now I know. As usual, what I ended up with looks nothing like the idea I had in my head when starting this card. The change was a result of the desire to use/showcase several of the backgrounds in just one card. On one hand this was easy as they were all made with the same colours, but difficult on the other hand, as I had made them all with no regard to balance/scale/tone/intensity between them Anyway with some diecutting and rearranging, I think it turned out well.
- Circles were made by bunching up the baby wipe into a tight wad and then turning in a circular motion on the card front.
- Cross hatch was made by dabbing a wad of inked baby wipe through a Papertrey Ink Garden Gate stencil.
- Stripes were created as shown by Ashley.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink G Gate Stencil. Papertrey Ink stamp set Succulents, Dienamics die Vertical Stitched Strips, Tim Holtz Distress Refills, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
Today the challenge on Papertrey Ink is to use the same stamp and same colour scheme to create two different projects. I have dug out my embossing powders in the last few days so when I saw it being used in the challenge video, I thought I would incorporate that in my project too.
I have always liked the way dry embossing can dress up a card without taking over, so I picked out a very old Cuttlebug folder that I thought would go well with the butterflies of What the Doodle Butterflies.
It is actually hard to capture in a photo how different these cards do look, with the one being a one layer stamping only card, while the other is dimensional and quite intricate.
Dimensional Die Cut Card:
One layer card:
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.
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:
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.
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.