PTI March Blog Hop

Hey there! I'm participating in this month's PTI Blog Hop. The inspiration photos are so pretty!

I did one set of cards using the colors of the photos and Rosie Posie stamp set. I did a second set using more subdued colors.  Here is the first set using the colors of the inspiration photo.  The ink colors are Simon Says Stamp Die Inks: Mint Candy, Jelly Bean, Blue Jay, Doll Pink, Hot Mama.
I cut the panels with a Simon Says Stamp stiched rectangle die and then rotated the paper to cut the paper into two cool panels. I forgot to take a photo to show how I did it, but I'll do another set in the future to show how I did it.  
I used Stacked Sentiments to add the sentiments and sequins to add a little umph.
Now here is the same card layout using more subdued colors.  The Simon Says Stamp dye ink colors here are  Melon, Apricot, Maliblue, Scuba, Fog.
I wanted to show that you can decorate the card using just the little additions in the stamp set.  There are SOOOO many, and they are quite adorable, that it seemed a shame not to use them.
The panels are cut using the same method.
I just love how they all turned out!

I am entering these cards in the SSS Wednesday Challenge More than One Die too. Let me know if you've stopped by and what you think about the cards I created for the blog hop! I really appreciate it and happy crafting till next time!! :D

Lucky To Know You!

Hey there! Today I am playing the March Challenge with Paper Smooches, Pantone 2017 Color.  Paper Smooches is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE stamp companies!  Since the challenge is all about the Pantone Green color of the year AND it is the month of St. Patricks Day, I thought I would break out A Magical Spring.  (I know I am posting this card WAY after St. Patty's Day, but it's the thought that counts, right?! 😉)
 I fussy cut the St. Patrick guy's little outfit, colored the rest of him with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers (forgot to leave the caps out to remember the colors, sorry!!) and then added Flower Soft for his beard.  It looks SOOOO awesome in person!
Next, I used a Distress Inked card front that my 3-year-old nephew, Nathan, made when he came down to visit last month.  (He may just be the Tim Holtz of his generation. ;) I die cut a center circle and popped it up.
Then added the little man with an Action Wobble for more interest and fun!  Now, the Action Wobble didn't want to stick, so I used some Judikins Diamond Glaze just to be sure he stays in place.  Sometimes, that is a great insurance policy for interactive cards.
Last, an embossed sentiment.  I cut the sentiment stamp in two so I could line the words up to make a straight line, instead of using it stacked like it actually is. And there you go, a fun card that I am going to send to my Nephew!
Thanks for visiting! Please leave a comment letting me know you've visited and I'll pop over to see you too. I'm loving getting back into the swing of things and 💗 our Paper Crafting Community so much!

PTI Make It Monday Challenge #278

Today was a wonderful day of creativity! My back surgery is healing nicely and it is making me happier than a bird with a french fry! This week's MIM challenge is to make a Window Chipboard Sentiment.
I created a card front using Tim Holtz distress paper and inks.  Splattered a little water for some pretty variations.
I sprayed the card front with Glitter Dust which I LOVE.  One of it's properties is stiffening of the paper and the other is to make a beautiful sheen and sparkle.
It proved VERY useful when opening the card so the die cut moves smoothly through from the front to the inside.
I cut out the "sending" banner from the Big Hugs Stamp Set with my Scan n Cut 2, which is the first time I've used it that way.  Dies always give a much nicer edge so I won't ever use the SNC2 if I have a die for an image, that's for sure.
 I used one of the Big Hugs dies to make the window.  I actually have PTI chipboard, so I didn't need to layer the cardstock like Stephanie, and it worked out well.  I added a simple stamped sentiment inside the card to finish the sentiment.  Add a few sequins and there you have it, a gorgeous card!
How I love creating again! I know I've said it a few times, but when you get back to what makes you happiest, you can't help but shout it from the roof tops.  :)


Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Day 5 Transformation Contest

Hey everyone! Today's final contest of PTI's 10th Anniversary Release Day 5 is to take a clunker reject of the week and transform it into a great card.  I don't usually keep rejects, but I did have my favorite floral stamp set, Bloomin' Cute, out that I just couldn't make a card work with earlier this week.
I chose to use the dies to cut out the flowers instead of the stamping on the card front.  I also decided to go with a more pastel pallet as opposed to bright colors that I usually use.
I used a panel of linen cardstock to give the flowers a pretty frame popped up on the light grey cardstock.  I stamped a whole bunch of flowers so I could play with them.  I embossed the sentiment on polka dotted vellum.
Then I added some sequins, but the flowers were just missing something.  I added Liquid Pearls to the flowers and it really finished off the card.  I actually do love this card.  And I'm soooo glad I can toss the reject now! Here is the reject card front that I just couldn't find my way with.
So this ends the sneak peek week and I just CAN'T wait for the release tomorrow! WOO HOO!! Go PTI!!


PTI's 10th Anniversary Day 2 Challenge - Repeat Patterns

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 10th anniversary with fun challenges all week! Today's challenge, Day 2 of the sneak peeks, is to make a project using repeat patterns.  So, I found this little arrow die from Bubble Talk Stamp Set and Dies and thought it would be great to use for a bright uplifting card.
I die cut the arrows in lines by using a T ruler to make the lines to line up the dies.  Once I was finished, I flipped the panel over and inlaid bright colorful arrows. 
 I used 3 arrows of each of 3 colors, and then embossed the sentiment on a talk bubble die with 2 enamel dots to round out 2 black items on the card.
I popped up the panel on light grey cardstock positioned in the upper right hand corner, giving the sentiment bubble balance.
It all pulled together so magically! I just LOVE it when that happens!! Well, hopefully you can join some of the challenges this week.  PTI is being SOOOO generous with the gifts that they are giving out this anniversary week. See you again this week I'm sure! :)

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