February 14, 2016

PTI's - Paper Craft Alphabet Challenge

This last post for PTI's 9th anniversary on Heather's blog is called the Paper Alphabet Challenge.  The idea is find the letters in your first or last name and make a card using the items called out on the alphabet list. I checked both for me and decided to do my first name; Diane. Here is my card.
D - add a detail with white pen or paper piercer. I chose to pierce the center of each circle in the pretty circle borders - inside and out.
I - use an impression plate or do some type of dry embossing. I embossed the card front with a large polka dot folder to carry the theme of circles.
A - add a border. I used the border die cuts inside small and outside large.
N - try a new product that you haven't used yet. ... Well I have a ton to choose from there, but I used the "Just Because" die cut on the front of the card. The matching stamp set inside.
E - incorporate the emboss resist technique. I used this on the background paper. I used a lighter purple to highlight the clear embossing, then cut at angle and attached to the underside of the border die. I used the scrap half to die cut the flower and flower center. Then die cut some chartreuse felt leaves to finish the flower and use a base for the die cut sentiment.
This was a fun challenge and took all the "thinking what to do" out of it. I am going to keep my list and use for other birthday cards, etc. It will be fun to what those names will bring to the table.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment.


February 13, 2016

Color Pop Fortune Teller

Wow here goes the second post of the day! This is another of the many challenges at PTI.
 They are celebrating their 9th Anniversary and have so many fun challenges going on.
Only hard part is keeping track of all of them! 

This challenge is called the Color Pop Fortune Teller....and how many of you remember making these in school!....  I know, right?

Here is how my colors came out: Aqua Mist; Simply Chartreuse; Spring Rain and Royal Velvet. 

Here is my card. 
It's really hard to see, but the rhinestones are chartreuse too!
I really wasn't perfectly happy with my card, but I fear I won't get another done in time! 
Happy Stamping!



PTI's 9th Anniversary - Sampler Squares challenge

Today's post is for one of the many challenges going on this month over at Papertrey Ink on Nicole's  blog. This first post is in honor of their 9th Anniversary called the Sampler Square.
The challenge called for 9 squares 1 1/2" each different mounted to a 5 1/2" square card. 

Here is my version. 
As you can see, several of the squares are turned 90 degrees to give some interest. 
Some of the squares are very simple, such as this embossed one. White on white doesn't show up too well in this photo but it looks nice in person.  The square above has a button with burlap tails on a gold heat embossed square. 
One is wrapped twice in polka-dot ribbon, one has star rhinestones, and one is stamped with sweet strawberries. 
A few are simply designer paper and striped vellum, but my favorite is the 3 felt flowers with rain stone centers. One is stamped with a simple sentiment. 
I mounted the squares on a layer of white card stock and then popped it up with pop dots. 
So there you have, this is my submission. Hope you enjoy. 


February 2, 2016

February Fun!

Hi there everyone! Just returned from the road again... my traveling out of state for work
is becoming a regular thing! Back just in time for another quick post of the Valentine Favors for my next card class.
Aren't these little clothespin treats just sweet! There is a Skunk, a Raccoon, a Fox, a Girl and a Boy.
I used the label maker punch to match the ends when folded from a 2" strip of 8 1/2" CS. Scored a 1/4" slot to hold the Ghirardelli candy... stuck to a glue dot on the inside. The sentiment strip & several stamped and die cut hearts decorate the front.
 I closed the top with fine twine; but just to be secure I clipped the corner with a fun clothespin.
Happy Valentines Day!


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