Thursday, February 15, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary-Day 10

Day 10 of Papertrey Ink's celebration of 11 years brings us 
the final card Challenge.

The Challenge: Stripes Challenge
Since it’s PTI's 11th anniversary and the number 11 look alike they thought it could be fun to use vertical, horizontal, stamped or die cut stripes in a project today making the stripes the star of the show.
My Card ~ 
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PTI 11th Anniversary-Day 8

Day 8 of Papertrey Ink's celebration of 11 years brings us 
another card Challenge.

The Challenge:  Color Combo Challenge
Create a project utilizing one of the beautiful color combinations provided from design team's projects posted today.  
It's probably okay to CASE one of the DT's cards also...😉

I chose Keeway's Color Recipe
My Card ~ 
I love the Tulip Time flower and little butterfly images 
and seem to use them most for Sympathy cards.  
The sentiment is from Spring Woods.
The die cut corner is from Tim Holtz- Sizzix ~ I left a few of the pieces in the die, thought it added a little interest.

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Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our  February Challenge ~ Heart(s).
You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.
You have until the end of February to enter our Challenge #23.
Hope you will join in this month's challenge, you can enter up to 3 cards and be eligible to win some great prizes from our Fabulous Sponsors.  

Just a Note:  Be sure to read through the few "Rules/Guidelines" we have at CWS, post your cards and have FUN!   

My Card ~  
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 This stamp is from the Hampton Arts "Coloring Clear Stamps" collection.  I have 3 of these stamp sets and just like the adult coloring books that are so popular now, you can choose to color everything or some of the sweet and whimsical images. 
I went a little crazy and colored in most of this lovely garden. 😊

Love the sweet heart-shaped balloons among the posies and also there are hearts on the embossing folder on the panel of pink cardstock under the stamp...
so I posted this for the mid-month CWS-HEART challenge.
I think this is going to be a birthday card, but it could be a Valentine, Hello, Thinking of You, Anniversary, Thank You, 
Get Well, Just a note, etc. etc. etc.

Monday, February 12, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary-Day 7

Day 7 of Papertrey Ink's celebration of 11 years brings us 
another fun Challenge.

The Challenge:  Use Only Dies – No Stamps! 
The traditional gift for an 11th anniversary is steel, so in honor of this, today's challenge is to make a project using dies only – no stamps allowed! We can use our sentiment dies and Cover Plates. 

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My Card ~ 
I die cut the Butterfly Cover Plate out of  2 different purple cards stocks.  One was solid and one was glittery.  There is a page of journal cards in a lovely 12X12 pak of paper from Craft Smith called 'Serenity'. I never know what to do with those because I don't scrapbook, but this challenge seemed to be the perfect place to use one on my cards atop an embossed panel 😁.   Those butterflies are popped onto the card with a couple of 1/5 X 1/5" thick square tabs from Tombow giving them a real 3-D effect and they literally look like they fluttered onto the card (you can actually see the shadows in my picture). 
~~ This card will go to one of my teenage nieces who is pretty much a leader and not one to follow the pack 💓

Friday, February 9, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary-Day 5

 Day 5 of Papertrey Ink's celebration of 11 years. 

The Challenge:  Retirement List Set Challenge
We are to create a project utilizing a set from the 2018 Retirement List on your project.

There is a list of over 200 stamp sets (I think that number was in a comment from someone who must have counted).  WOW, that's alotta stamps, but you have a couple of months to order any that your just have to have and the exciting news is PTI is adding so many new sets with each month's release.

I spotted Beautiful Butterflies on the list and think I should order a new stamp set, cause mine is getting worn out, besides the lovely images, the sentiments have been used on so many of my cards.

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I partially die cut 2 Butterflies on the edge  of the base card, stamped  'em with  pink and orange ink, the inside flap is embossed with a flower design EF from Sizzix.  The sentiment is inked in black Versafine and overlaps the small butterfly. The bodies were die cut from white glitter paper and pink sequins were added just because 😉

PTI 11th Anniversary-Day 4

 Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink's celebration of 11 years. 
The Challenge: Florals

Day 4 brought us all things botanical in the announcement.  Isn't that Anniversary set gorgeous! 💓
So the challenge is to pull out your favorite floral sets and create.  Yay! I simply love all of my PTI floral stamps, and I chose one of their older sets ~ Rosie Posie  🌸  I die cut the flower on heavy weight c/s and popped it on the pink and white paint splattered kraft card base with double sided tape.

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This is a very CAS design...I really loved the card Kimberly Crawford made.  She also decorated her envelope to match her beautiful card~I will do that before mailing this card.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary-Day 3

Today is Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink's celebration of 11 years.
The Challenge:  Transformation Tuesday (on a Wednesday)
Take a card you’ve made in the past and transform it in some way.

This is a pretty easy task for me cause I have a few cards I've made for different challenges that I wasn't 100% happy with, so there is a 'stash' 😊 And the fact is, it takes me so long to create cards, I can't bear tossing them in the recycle bin.  Yup, this is going to be a good 'new' feature for me!

My Card ~ 
The design is CAS and it came together quickly.  I used Versafine ink and black embossing power on the Peonies On Parade stamps on pink c/s, the base card is embossed with Sizzix flowery EF on Stamper's Select white.  Musical note washie tape from Recollections is under the happy birthday die from Spellbinders.

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This is the original card ~ 
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I think the re-do is much prettier than my original which begs the question, "What was I going for here?"  😁