Saturday, September 29, 2018

MIM #337

Packaging With Printed Papers

I am adding my little gifty package to this week’s MIM challenge.  
Melissa Phillips has a photo tutorial which you can view along with her absolutely beautiful packaging HERE.

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My pillow box package  is decorated with 'Spiral Bouquet' flowers and leaves (which, btw resemble tea leaves 😊).  The tag (Marvy Punch) has 'thanks' from Swoosh and leaves from Gran's Garden die cut from black card stock, 'Scribble heart' is from Tim Holtz.  I was able to put 6 tea bags in this little gift pak going to my neighbor who picked up my mail for 4 days while I was out of town. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

PTI Blog Hop - September 2018

It's the 25th of the month ~ time for the  September 2018  Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink.  Take a look at this beautiful table-scape that is so perfect for Thanksgiving. There is a ton of inspiration here with the gourds, pumpkins, foliage, amber glassware and fall plaid.

PTI September Inspiration

My Card ~ 
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I pulled out an oldie-but-goodie PTI set - Fall Elegance, which I still love and use every year for Thanksgiving and Autumn birthday cards. The leaves are Branching Out cut from Avacado Green embossed card stock.  The plaid is a note card from my stash (Target's Dollar Spot) set onto gold glimmer paper and the base card is Kraft.  The sequins add a little glitz, dontchya think 😉

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #19


I'm joining  Melissa Phillips as she shares a transformation using a layout that she really loves into a second card with the same basic design of her first card.  See these two beautiful cards and Melissa's video HERE.

OLD Card ~ 

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This card is pretty, but it needed a little sumpthin sumpthin 😉

NEW Card ~

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I cut out the largest butterfly and kept the frame of my Cover Plate: Butterfly from some pretty patterned paper found in my "Scrap Bin".  The embossed Blush card base has a soft feminine look and the double die cut happy birthday picks up the colors in the pretty pp.  Added a few sequins in a deeper blush pink and happily mailing this card to a friend for her special day next week. 💓

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MIM #336

Faux Gilded Leaves

I am joining Laurie Schmidlin today as she shares how to create faux gilded leaves. see her video and lovely Autumn card HERE.

My Card ~ 

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Those Leaf Prints, Gratitude, and Wood Slices Laurie used are so pretty.  I tried to keep the falling Autumn leaves theme going by embossing my Darice 'Leaves and Acorn' dies and a wood grain embossing folder, my heart is cork instead of wood and the sentiment is a stamp from PTI Spring Woods set.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Create Along With Us - September 2018

I am always motivated and inspired by the many challenges out there, but have to say this is one of my favorites from PTI!  
You can select a card/project that the amazing Design Team has created during the monthly release that has inspired you, and create your own version.  You could use a color scheme, a technique, revisit an older stamp set or ink up a newly purchased one 💓
Check it out and post your card HERE

I really loved Milissa's sweet card from Day 2's Release HERE.
So this is my CASE 😊 of that beauty.

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These love birds are going to congratulate a couple of friends who just got engaged.  
The colors are a bit closer to Melissa's in real life and I forgot the ribbon, but since this is going to be mailed, I will leave the bow off.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you Mid Month for our September Challenge ~ Pumpkin.

You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.

My Card ~ 

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Monday, September 10, 2018

PTI Transformation Tues #18


I am joining  Lizzie Jones take a card that she wasn’t happy with and transformed it using almost exactly the same supplies as on the first card.  You can see both of her beautiful cards HERE.

My OLD card:

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My NEW card:
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

MIM #335

Pop Up Slider Cards

Betsy is hosting this week’s challenge and she’s going to show us how to make a pop-up slider flap using the pumpkin from Grins & Ghouls Halloween set which is adorable.
You can see her video and cute card HERE 

I taped the Beautiful Butterflies together to made a larger pop up and added the felt flowers on the "pull" part of the tab.  My blue sky background is an inked dauber.

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This technique is fairly new to me (or else it has been so long since trying this, I forgot how to do it, so after a few more cards, 
I'm thinking it should get it to work a little better 😀

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Creative With Stamps

Well here it is September 1st and there is one fun thing that happens on the 1st of each new month, Creative With Stamps has a new challenge for you.
For this month's challenge, we are looking for cards with a Pumpkin image.  

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You can enter up to three of  your card creations to be posted on our Challenge Blog HERE.  There are only a few 'guidelines' to follow to win some awesome prizes, so be sure to take a look.
Please stop by and check out the card creations from my very talented Team Mates and leave them some blog-love 💕