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Make it Monday #289 Papertrey Ink

This week’s Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink is calling for “make your own wreath”.  I recently saw a card where light colours were used to make the base of some flowers and then slightly darker colours were layered on top. creating an ethereal looking card.  That was the look I started out to achieve, but I ended up adding Nuvo drops to most of my darker layers as I thought the card was a bit dull.  I did like the resulting card nevertheless, so here it is:

 

Interestingly, what I forgot was that the larger blue Nuvo drops are “glow in the dark”, which is a far cry from the soft ethereal look I was going for.  I only remembered this when I took the card into my dark hallway to photograph the card.  If you are looking for a product that “glows in the dark”, I can attest to the fact that these Nuvo drops do!

 

Supplies:  Papertrey ink Color Pop Florals stamp set, Papertrey Ink Make it Market Garden Gate stamps and stencil, Nuvo drops, Hero Arts Ombre dye inks, Recollections cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer 2017 Day 4

All I can say is OMG!  This little project is the epitome of summer and coffee.  It was easy to make thanks to Papertrey Ink’s Market Street kit, and the paper and washi tape from Doodlebug was a match made in heaven.  The icing on the cake is the coffee bean hubcaps on the cart,  that are from Eyelet Outlet.

I filled the cart with loose coffee beans for the picture, but this would be a great  gift filled with a couple of Tassimo or Keurig cups as well.  This is my second post today as it is just too dang cute to wait until tomorrow.

 

 

Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Market Street kit,  Doodlebug Cream and Sugar patterned paper,  Doodlebug washi tape,  Stamploration Iced Coffee die, Eyelet Outlet coffee bean brads,  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock,  Recollections brads, Pico Wedding dress Embellisher and Scor tape

Papertrey Ink June 2017 Blog Hop

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.

Inspiration Photo:

 

 

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.

Fresh Pineapple, Ice Cream and Cockles and Mussels(alive, alive oh!)

Today I put together three different carts from Papertrey Ink’s Make it Market, Market Street kit.  I started with the brown woodgrain looking one, as I want to make a layout of my upcoming visit to Dublin, featuring the statue of Molly Malone selling/singing, “selling cockles and mussels alive, alive oh”.  You might wonder at my fascination with this song/theme/image, and even if you never wondered at all, I am going to tell you about it.  I heard this little ditti as a child, as my tone deaf mother  (and she sounds like Adele compared to me) would sing it while doing housework.  The problem was that as a landlocked little girl growing up in Saskatchewan, I had never heard of “Cockles and Mussels” and it all sounded bizarre and somewhat perverted to me.  The memory stuck with me for many years, until I was finally enlightened about cockles and mussels.

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The lovely lady is pictured above. The picture is from Wikipedia Malone 073007.

First picture is my Molly Malone cart followed by the Fresh Pineapple and Ice Cream cart samples.  I may try to make some little baskets like in the statue picture when I make a flat version of the cart for the scrapbook layout.

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Make it Monday # 288 Papertrey Ink

I received my Papertrey Ink Make it Market, Market Street kit and had decided to make the 3D cart just to see what it looked like.   I thought I would review Betsy’s video on how to put the cart together and, like usual “a funny thing happened on the way to the forum” and I ended up making this card for Make it Monday instead.

It came together very quickly and I think looks nice.  There is something about using  Pantone paint chips that just works.  I think it is the repetition of simple colour, simple fonts, and simple images that is so appealing.

 

Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Uncorked stamps and Dies, Papertrey ink Ombre Buildrs stamp set,  Papertrey Ink rainstones, Hero Arts dye Ink, Recollections cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.

 

Make it Monday #287 Baby Wipe Inking Papertrey Ink

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.

 

Methods:

  1. Circles were made by bunching up the baby wipe into a tight wad and then turning in a  circular motion on the card front.
  2. Cross hatch was made by dabbing a wad of inked baby wipe through a Papertrey Ink Garden Gate stencil.
  3. 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.

Papertrey ink Make it Monday #286

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:

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One layer card:

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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.

More Torture……..Make it Monday #285 Felt Flowers

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,

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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