Sunday, September 27, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper

I love using patterned papers with my cards, so it really was a challenge to make a card this week for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Papers.  I wanted my card to have the depth & dimension pattern papers can give to a card.  So first I ran a sheet of white card stock through my Big Shot using the Stampin Up Textured Impressions Stripes embossing folder.  I layered that on some Rose Red card stock to match my stamped flowers.  Using the Papertrey Ink Quilted Spring dies & stamps I die cut the quilted square, stamped it and placed it on a piece of white card stock that was stamped with a script background stamp from Indadinkado called Letter.  The flowers were die cut & stamped with the same PTI set.  The "happy birthday" was die cut using the dies from Penny Black called Celebrations.  I die cut 3 sets and layered them together.  Here is my card for this week's challenge.

 For the inside I used a stamp from Printworks called Little Treasures.

Have a great day...

Friday, September 18, 2015

Stamping Bella Wedding Card

My niece had asked me to make a wedding card that she is going to in November.  So I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets for weddings from Stamping Bella from the Uptown Couple series called Brett & Brenda Get Married.  This is a really large stamp, so I only colored up the top half for my card.  The papers were from My Mind's Eye Love Me 6x6 pack.    Not your conventional colors, but I think it works.  The "celebrate" was die cut using Penny Black's die cuts called Celebrations. 

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 9/15 - 9/21

I'm giving my niece the card today and of course it was cloudy, so the pics are not the best.  Also, for some reason my red doesn't film real well either.  This is actually SU's Cherry Cobbler.

Here is the inside.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Papertrey Ink Create With Us Release Week

Papertrey Ink has just released their new products for the September release, so they are having a create with us challenge.  The idea is to take inspiration from the different projects the design team has come up with be it a technique or color combo - whatever really grabs you.  For my card I took inspiration from a card that Maile Belles did.  Click HERE to link up to Maile's card.  What caught my eye was how she used the PTI Angle Horizontal Split Die and the stamped image.  So with that in mind I did the same layout only using the PTI Curved Horizontal Die and the Harvest Berries Stamp set.  The sentiment was from the Hero Arts stamp set called With Sympathy.  I was able to curve it a bit when I stamped it.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Here is the inside.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Art Impressions Challenge - Cut Out Your Cards

The challenge for the next two weeks at the Art Impressions blog is Cut Out Your Cards.  For my card I used the AI Tri-Fold set called Garden TF.  This was the first Tri-Fold card that I had done, so it took a little figuring out to come up with the end result.  I ended up making the tri-fold card with black card stock.  I then stamped & colored each image with Copics.  I trimmed them down, adhered them to the black cardstock and them trimmed the the black card leaving a slight edge.  I then mounted the card on a piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of black cardstock.  The band was made using some ribbon, die cuts and a very old SU stamp set.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge 168 - Cut Out Your Cards
WordArt Wednesday Challenge 200 - Let's Celebrate
Simon Says Stamptember Challenge & Blog Hop - Use a Stamp 

Have a great day...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Simon Says STAMPtember Use Any Stamp Challenge & Blog Hop

Over at the Simon Says Stamp blog they are celebrating STAMPtember with a blog hop & Use A Stamp challenge.  The design team has some really great cards using some of Simon's new products and there are prizes to be won at the different stops.  There are some dies that are going on my wish list!  For today's card I pulled out a Whipper Snapper Designs stamp called Moo"d Swing.  I really love their whimsical images and it was quick to color with my Copics.  The background was created using a cutting plate from Taylored Expressions called Ray Of Sunshine using papers from CratePaper called Farmhouse.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use A Stamp
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 9/8 - 9/14
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday Card

 I didn't have a lot of room for the sentiment, which was computer generated plus the background is rather busy, so I added it to the inside of my card.  The corners were done using a very old photo corner punch from Stampin Up.

Hope you have a great day...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

More Birthday Cards

I have two more really simple birthday cards.  Both were made using the Papertrey Ink's Sentiment Splits Curve Vertical Dies and the coordinating sentiments stamps.  For the first card I used both the upper & lower dies and used papers from My Minds Eye Moments paper collection.  The second card I used only the top die and stamped the lower portion using stamps from Hot Off The Press called Stamped Stitches.  I saw a somewhat similar card on the internet, but that was a while ago and I can't remember the site, so I can't link up to it.  Both of these cards are so simple you can make them in minutes!

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PTI Make It Monday - Camouflaged Pocket Inserts

This week the Papertrey Ink  Make It Monday challenge is camouflaged pocket inserts.  Dawn McVey has a video showing her take on this wonderful idea.  For my card I just created my own pocket that would hold a large insert.  The insert was made using the Spellbinders Labels Eight die. The "camouflage" was made using PTI's Meadow Greens stamps & dies on kraft card stock.  The flowers were heat embossed and I inked up 2 different greens for the ferns.  The outside & inside sentiments were made using PTI's Just The Ticket  stamps & border die.  The stripped paper used for the pocket and back was from Stampin Up's Subtle Designer Series.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - Camouflaged Pocket Inserts
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stamp & Blog Hop
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 9/8 - 914

Have a great day...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

PTI Mighty Oak Birthday Card

Here is another quick card using the Papertrey Ink Mighty Oak stamp set & coordinating cover plate.  Using the cover plate I die cut the paper then stamped the tree trunk in the negative space.  Using Walnut Distress Ink I went around the outside of the paper.  The leaves were stamped using the different leaf designs in the stamp set.  In gold embossing powder I added the Happy Birthday sentiment.  It's hard to see and I think I might do something different next time.  Also, I stamped it after I popped up all the leaves, so it was a little difficult to get the stamp exactly where I wanted it.  Here is my card.


The inside was stamped using a sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly.  The bird was from StampinUp called Young Vermillion.


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Friday, September 4, 2015

Simple Birthday Card

Here is another simple card using Papertrey Ink products.  The idea for this card came from Nicole Heady's blog from the November 2013 release.  To see her card please click HERE.  She always has such creative designs for all the PTI stamps & dies.  For my card the back panel was stamped using the PTI stamp set Embroidered Blooms.  The blue panel was die cut using the PTI Tipped Tops dies.  I also used the Happy die cut from the set to make the negative cut.  The "Birthday" was stamped using an old set from Stampin Up called Happiest Birthday Wishes.  I thought it still needed a little something, so I added some gems.

The inside sentiment was from Print Works called Wishing You a Day.

Have a great weekend...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Art Impressions "Southern Style" Challenge

Over at the Art Impressions Blog this week is a "Southern Style" challenge.  They are releasing a new line of stamps with a Texas theme.  When I think of the south I think of  barbecue, ribs & pork, so for my card I pulled out my AI Mini Front & Back Elephant & Pig set.  I also have the matching dies, so these are really easy to color and die cut.  I decided to make a Flip It card, since I haven't done one of these for a while and used my Sizzix Circle Flip It Die for the base of the card.  I then cut out a piece of pattern paper from the Recollections Bold Basics 8x11 pack, trimmed it to fit.  I also cut out a circle for the flip portion of the card using another pattern paper from the same pack.  The sentiment In Pig Years is from Whipper Snapper Designs.  I trimmed it down into sections, so I could fit it on my card.  On the backside of the card I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the AI set called Out to Lunch.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge #167 - Southern Style
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make It Colorful
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - 9/1 - 9/7

 When you hold both sides of the card & pull it flips the center circle to the backside.

Hope you enjoyed this fun interactive card!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Simple Birthday Card Using PTI You've Been Framed Oval

Today's card was made using the PTI You've Been Framed Oval Stamp & Dies.  This is a very easy card since the die does all the work & you just need to stamp the oval with the assortment of stamps.  The paper was from GCD Studios called Fantasy Gardens.  I have been trying to do more simple stamped cards that I can do with my mom.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make It Colorful  
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 9/1 - 9/7

Have a great day...