Saturday, March 25, 2017

PTI MIM #278: Window Chipboard Sentiments

Stephanie is sharing her very first Papertrey Make It Monday Video for this week's challenge. The first challenge I saw was what word die to use that would allow the card to open and close properly without tearing the paper. My choice of "happy" from Pretty Peonies wasn't the best decision but I went with it anyway. I really like my card but the little pieces won't withstand opening and closing too many times. Without further ado, here's my card. I'll show it open as well as the inside. If you look closely or enlarge the photo, you can see I also added some splatters. Thanks, Heather, for the reminder!







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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Black, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst and SU Going Gray
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, VersaFine Onyx Black and VersaMark
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals and Painted Petals
Dies: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals, Fancy Foliage Details, Pretty Peonies and Nestabilities Classic Ovals: Large
Other: White Embossing Powder and Foam Tape









Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Well, it's the 25th of the month and that means it's time once again for Papertrey's March Blog Hop Challenge. You can find the details here on Nichole's blog. Look at the beautiful and colorful images she provided this month for us to use creating a project. 


prints designed by the talented Victoria Johnson


Each one is so beautiful it was tough for me to decide which one to use. I went with the one on the lower right. Here's what I created using the Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals. 




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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst and Enchanted Evening
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, VersaMark and White Pigment Ink (Joann's)
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals and Bitty Bouquet (sentiment)
Dies: None
Other: MIM Mini Kit: Color Pop Floral Stencils, SU Ticket Corner Punch, White Embossing Powder, SU Not Quite Navy Marker (dots in small flowers), Sponge for edging sentiment, Sponge Daubers, Ink Blending Tools and SU Dimensionals


Sunday, March 12, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Favorite Florals

It's Release Day #3 at Papertrey Ink and so many beautiful new products and gorgeous cards showcasing the release. Nichole challenged us to create a new project using our all-time favorite floral set. There have been so many delightful floral sets released that it's difficult to choose a favorite. I opted to go with the hibiscus from Some Like It Hot for another thank you card, and I'm using some more of my new Pre-Anniversary Sale paper. Here's my card. 





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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse and Amethyst Allure + White Basics
Ink: Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Bright Buttercup and Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: Some Like It Hot & Hero Arts Acts of Kindness
Dies: Some Like It Hot
Other: Garden Gate Stencil and SU Dimensionals

PTI MIM 277: Nail Polish Marbling

Lizzie is the gracious host of this week's Make It Monday Challenge for Papertrey Ink. On her blog, she shared lots of tips for attempting this technique. You can get other details on Nichole's blog. 

Because it's been so busy with all the 10th Anniversary Festivities at PTI, I was going to skip this challenge. It's not that I don't like to try new techniques, but I just didn't think I had time so I didn't buy any new nail polish. Since I caught up with all the other challenges so far, I decided to attempt it. Well, let me just say that Insta-Dri polish pools up too quickly and doesn't "marble" well but I went with it anyway. It isn't pretty, wouldn't swirl and turned flakey but it qualifies for a chance at a $25 PTI gift certificate. No time for a redo. Sorry!




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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush and SU Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Pale Peony
Stamps: None
Dies: Shaped Sayings: Birthday
Other: Studio Calico Here & There Collection Paper Pad, Makeup Brush (ink blended Pale Peony on die-cut), Spray Adhesive, Nail Polish (Cinna-Snap and Snappy Sorbet), Skewer and Water Container

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Multiply

This is Day 2 of Papertrey Ink's March Release in conjunction with their 10th Anniversary. Nichole challenged us to create a project using multiple shapes, stamps or die cuts. Seems like I'm always in need of thank you cards. What a fun way to show appreciation with Zigs, smooshing and stars!





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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Amethyst Allure
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Dies: Sketched Stars and Graceful Greetings
Other: Zig Clean Color Real Brushes (Persian Green, Violet & English Lavender), Water Mister, WOS Shimmer Brush and Silver Glitter Paper

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Photo Finish

In addition to Product Designer and Design Team Contributor for Papertrey Ink, Heather is also the Traveler's Journal Ambassador. She showed us here on Nichole's blog how to create travel journals similar to a small scrapbook or notebook.  The options are endless, and when I have more time I'm going to try this.

For this challenge, we were to incorporate a photo into a project. Because I rarely print photos any more, I found one in my stamp room just waiting to be used. Besides that, I'm in need of thank you cards. This is it.




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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Soft Stone and Stamper's Select White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies
Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical and Wet Paint

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Altered Envelope

Lexi, besides being a product designer for Papertrey Ink, she is now also the Planner Ambassador. As guest blogger on Nichole's blog, the challenge was to create a new card with a coordinating altered envelope. I couldn't help but think of a pretty tulip bouquet perfect for a sympathy card. Here's my card and matching envelope just waiting to be mailed Monday. 





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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: New Leaf, Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady and Scarlet Jewel
Stamps: Tulip Time and Keep It Simple: Sympathy
Dies: None