Sunday, October 28, 2018

MIM #340


Joining here with Michelle Leone as she shares inspiration in using your paper crafting supplies to create a fun banner for the upcoming holiday season.  You can see the instructional video and the beautiful banners Michelle created HERE.  

We can make a project utilizing our take on the challenge like Michelle shared in the video, I spotted a card at the end, so here is my take on this week's MIM 😊.

My card ~
See the party banner?  I stitched the die cut flags together and adhered it to the base card across the top of those cute 
PTI  'Sweet Baby' animals and 'By The Numbers' stamps/dies for this 3year old's birthday.  The base card is embossed with a sort of banner design also.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #23


I'm joining Lexi Daly today as she shows how just swapping out colors can instantly change the look and theme of your card design.
See how she does it HERE.
This is a really fun way to add to your holiday or any occasion card stash. 
 OLD Card
This card was made for a male friend's winter birthday, so I like the darker color scheme used here. 
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NEW Card ~
I really love the Palms Prints stamp set, especially for 'mailable' cards.  The re-do version is more feminine and will be sent for a summer or springtime birthday...

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

PTI Blog Hop - October 2018

It's the 25th of the month ~ time for the   October 2018  Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink.  Take a look at this scenic pumpkin patch photo for inspiration.

 PTI inspiration photo for October 2018

My Card ~ 

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Used my PTI old standby ~ 'Fall Elegance' (circa 2009) pumpkins and sentiment. This set is now in the Vault.
The tree is a woodblock stamp from Stampendous 'Tree Poem' which I think looks like the trees in the background of the inspiration pic.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #22


I am joining Dawn McVey today as she transforms a card with a fall color scheme to something more suited for the holiday season with her new Blooming Amaryllis stamp set from the October Release. I think both of her cards are gorgeous and the makeover card has one of Dawn's beautiful color combinations, check out the video HERE. πŸ’“

New card ~
I used the same stamps, Peonies on Parade, but changed up the colors and made my first Christmas card for this season.πŸŽ…

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Old card ~ 
This design as a Birthday card works for me too 😊
I guess I really like the Peonies in all colors for all occasions! 

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Create Along With Us - October 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 and create your own version of that inspiration.  You could use a color scheme, a technique, revisit an older stamp set or ink up a newly purchased one πŸ’“
Check it out and post your card HERE

Amy Sheffer's Card and Envelope

Amy Sheffer's card and envelope is one of the "Pleasing Envelopes" samples that spoke to me ~ as did each of the team's beautiful cards created this month.
I have been making and decorating my card envelopes to give the recipient a hint of what's inside for quite some time now, but, I have to say the entire Design Team really took it up a couple of notches with this beautiful set and I am definitely inspired  πŸ˜€

My card and 
matching Envelope:

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This is not a Christmas card, but it is a December Birthday card for one of my Northern friends.  I like to keep it Tropical 🌴
~~ hope that doesn't seem mean😎

Monday, October 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you Mid Month for our October Challenge ~ Halloween or Leaves

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

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The window is an embossing folder from Darice. 
Looking inside this haunted house ~
Stamps: Overstuffed Chair from Unity Stamps 
              Chandelier from Studio G
              Wallpaper (repeat stamping) from Studio G 
All other pieces on this Halloween card are stickers πŸ‘Ί 
or wood πŸ‘» or plastic 🐞

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

MIM #339

Add Patterns To Frames

I am joining  Ashley Cannon Newell today as she shares ideas on ways to add pattern to frame die cuts.  You can watch her video and see her lovely card HERE.

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I cut my framelet by Sizzix out of musical note paper from 7Gypsies "Journey Collection".   The flower branches and sweet bird are from PTI Spring Woods stamp/die set.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #21


I'm joining Lizzie Jones as she gives a makeover to a card that she created for the September release. I think both of her cards are very pretty, but the makeover card has a favorite color scheme of mine and who can resist that glittery sentiment? πŸ˜‰

OLD Card ~

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NEW Card ~

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I like the old card design using the Rosie Posie daisy flower so I thought changing up the colors and embellishments a little bit would make a nice Thanksgiving card. 

MIM #338

Incorporating Packaging Dies Into Your Cards

Joining Lizzie Jones today as she shares a fun way to incorporate packaging dies into a card project.  See her sweet card and video HERE.

My Card ~

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I don't make shaker cards often, but this was totally fun and I love the way it turned out. Thanks Lizzie for the great instructions and video~I will definitely leave my (oh so many) sequins out on my desk to use for more shakers in the near future! 😊

I followed the video directions pretty closely here.
Stenciled the background with pale blue ink onto the white panel with a Heidi Swapp flower stencil.  
The Scalloped Framlet is a Sizzix die cut using PTI Stampers Select White cs.
The medium size of three butterflies is cut from PTI Butterfly Cover Plate out of Shimmery Aqua paper (which kinda looks like a bow, maybe). 
All panels are adhered to White card base

Monday, October 1, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #20


I'm joining Michelle Leone  as she shares a transformation from a feminine card design to something perfect for the upcoming holidays.  See these two beautiful cards and Michelle's video HERE.

OLD Card ~  

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 I like this card and used it as an encouragement card for a dear friend who needed a pick-me-up. 

The re-make was an easy transformation to a Christmas card:

 NEW Card ~
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I kept all of the same dies from Song Birds on my 'after' card, changing up the colors, sentiment and added Holly leaves 😊

Creative With Stamps

Can you believe it is October 1st?  Yikes, this year is flying by ~ hope you are having FUN!  Well, 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  Halloween or Leaves images.  Easy Peasy, right! 

My Card ~ 

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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.  While you are there, please check out the card creations from my very talented Team Mates and leave them some blog-love πŸ’•