Sunday, February 26, 2012

February Blog Hop - Papertrey Ink

This month's blog hop for Papertrey Ink is to create an interactive card.  I've decided to start early on Christmas cards this year, so I made a pop-up tree:
I made the pop-up part using a craft knife and ruler.  The pot for the Christmas tree is made from one of the 'Love Lives Here Holidays' dies.  I drew in the tree stem using a Copic Marker, before I glued down the tree.  The base cardstock has silver flecks in it, which don't show up in the photo very well.

I made the front of the card simple:

Stamps: Love Lives Here Holiday - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Evergreen, Java, Cardinal - VersaColor;
Cardstock: unknown 
Dies: Love Lives Here Holiday, Tree Trimming - Papertrey Ink
Others: E74 marker - Copic

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Make it Monday #54 - Glitter Buttons

** Edited to add a photo of the 'cupcake' socks **
Over at Papertrey Ink the new Make it Monday challenge is to use glitter buttons on a project.  I am going to a baby shower this weekend, so I made an oven:

The oven mitt is made from the glove in the 'Loves Lives Here Holiday' set from Papertrey Ink (PTI).  The tea towel is made from 'Tiny Tags' die, also from PTI.  I found the images for the hot plates by doing a search for 'stove element'.  I have had them for a while, so I don't remember the exact site.  The sentiment was created on my computer (because I don't own Favor it - Baby by PTI).  I didn't come up with the oven idea, I was inspired by this one made By Lauren Meader here.
I didn't have any spray adhesive, so I used double sided tape to attach the glitter.  I just cut out small circles from the tape.
This is the glitter I used:
The underlying buttons are silver for the top knob, and pink for the rest, hence they look different shades of pink once I applied the glitter.  I am going to put some baby socks in the oven, wrapped in muffin liner to look like a cake.

Here is what the 'cupcake' socks look like:

Dies: Love Lives Here Holiday, Tiny Tags - Papertrey Ink
Punch: 1 in square - EK Success (punched twice to make a rectangle)
Others: Acetate, Kraft card stock, ScorPal, Buttons, Glitter

Monday, February 20, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #85

The current sketch challenge posed by Walztingmouse Stamps is here.  This is the sketch:

Here is the card I created:

I rotated the sketch. Since I made a Christmas card, I kept it to one layer, so it is easier to post!
I stamped the label frame first, then created a mask for it.  I stamped the nordic border over the top and then removed the mask.

Stamps: Nordic Winter, Labels 4 - Waltzingmouse Stamps 
Ink: Scarlet - VersaColor

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 10

Today's challenge is to create an interactive card.  Here is what I came up with:

I created a tear away strip on my card.  Underneath the strip is "Happy Birthday".  I created the perforations using an EK success perforation tool.  I guided it using the grooves on my Scor-Pal.  In the picture, you can see the 'Happy Birthday' part of the card, before I stuck on the panel with the tear-away strip.
The cardstock looks black in the picture, but it is navy in real life.

Stamps: Boy Basics Rock On - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: White, Onyx Black - VersaColor;
Cardstock: Blue, Navy - Bazzil 
Dies: Tea for Two, Boy, Rock On - Papertrey Ink; Rectangle dies - Spellbinders
Others: Perforation Tool - EK Success; Scor-Pal, White Embossing powder - Hero Arts; White Pen

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 9

Today's challenge is to create a card incorporating butterflies and leaves.
I only had time for a quick card today, so here it is:

Stamps: Take a bough, Botanical Silhouettes - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Bamboo, Java, Scarlet - VersaColor;
Cardstock: Kraft; Patterned - Kaisercraft 
Dies: Love Lives Here- Papertrey Ink
Others: White felt - Spotlight; Pinking shears

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 7

Today's challenge is to create a project incorporating hearts.
I also used inspiration from Pinterest again, a matchbook to hold needles:

Here is the project I created: A needle holder!
I used the Gift Card die from Papertrey (I just cut off the long flap). Originally I was just going to use the heart border die on its own, but the negative pieces were nearby and the project looked better with them!

Stamps: Quilter's Sampler, Quilter's Sampler Additions - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Onyx Black - VersaMark;
Cardstock: Kraft- Bazzil; scraps - unknown 
Dies: Heart border - Papertrey Ink
Others: White felt - Spotlight; Pinking shears

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 6

Today's challenge is to create a card based on one of 5 sketches.  I chose this sketch:
Here is the card I created:
I used a small bloom from Beautiful Blooms to 'stamp kiss' some of the yellow ink from the spotted circle. 

Stamps: 2011 Birthday Tags, Beautiful Blooms - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Opera Pink, Canary - VersaColor;
Cardstock: Patterned paper - DeLovely - Comso Cricket; scraps - unknown 
Dies: Banner Builder, Limitless Layers - Papertrey Ink
Others: White Buttons; Embroidery Floss  (DMC 307)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 5

Today's challenge is to create a card inspired by an image on Pinterest.
I chose this image of an embroidery pattern:
(link is here)

Here is the card I created:
Stamps: Tea for two, Tea for Two Additions, Tiny Tags - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: White - VersaColor; Onyx Black - Versafine
Cardstock: All from my scraps - unknown 
Dies: Tea for Two, Filigree, Tiny Tags - Papertrey Ink
Others: Sunshine Embossing plate - Papertrey Ink; White pen; Embroidery Floss  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 2

The day 2 contest over at Papertrey Ink is to print out one of the free digital images from their design team and use it on a project.  I chose the cassette tape by Erin Lincoln.  

I coloured the cassette using Copics (C3, C5, C7) and then glued the red ribbon to look like tape.  It was more difficult than I had anticipated!

Stamps: Cassette - Papertrey Ink 
Others: Markers - Copic; red ribbon & heart button - unknown  

Monday, February 6, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 1

Today Papertrey Ink celebrate their 5th Anniversary.  They asked the design team to share their favourite creation, and their top 5 Papertrey items. 

The Day 1 contest is to create a new project, inspired by one of the team's favourites.

I chose this card by Besty Veldman as my inspiration:

Card by Besty Veldman
Here is the card I created:

I made the flower hair clip from the Rosie Posie die, using the small flower shapes.  Since the hair clip is curved, I attached it to the front of the card using a glue dot (so it can be removed and used).

Stamps: Rosie Posie, Big Birthday Wishes - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Bamboo, Opera Pink - VersaColor; Onyx Black - Versafine
Cardstock: Pink - Co-ordinations; Cream - unknown 
Others: Wine Felt (from Spotlight); Seed Beads; Hair clip,  

 If I had to choose, my top 5 Papertrey Ink products are:

1.  Rosie Posie - bold flowers with a great hexagon background stamp
2.  Boy Basics: Rock On - I make cards for DS and his friend's birthdays
3.  Matstack 5 die - for when a card needs another layer
4.  Grunge Me - again, for all the boy cards
5.  Signature Christmas - handwriting font for Christmas cards