Monday, January 26, 2015

PTI MIM #198: Three-Panel Cards

It's not unusual for me to be posting my Make It Monday card at the last minute, but it's not very often I enter two challenges in one day (the other being Papertrey's January Blog Hop). Ashley shared her talents with us in a great video explaining how to create three-panel cards from half a sheet of 8-1/2"x11" card stock. Some of you know I've been struggling with a card design for our dear friend's grandson who achieved the level of Eagle Scout. We will be attending his Court of Honor this Saturday so I needed a special card for him, and this challenge fit the bill. Here's the front of my three-panel card:

The white with blue stars background paper I printed from my computer because I sold all my SU inks and don't own any blue ink…yet. Block alphabet dies were used to personalize this for Drake. This top portion was die cut using Edgers #3. The red stripes were stamped using Background Basics: Super Stripes after using my computer to print the words "Eagle Scout" on the white card base. A blue star from Fancy Flakes Dies was adhered to cover up a bit of red that bled onto my white stripe. (I know I should have kept that a secret.) 

(and here's the inside)

"Dreams Believed and Dreams Achieved" from For The Graduate were heat embossed using white embossing powder. It closes with velcro (that's the circle you see above the word "dreams"), but it's so strong I'm not sure I like that. The "Congratulations You Did It!" middle section is a perfect place to write a personal message. A pocket attached to the bottom section will hold a gift card, cash or personal check. This was adhered with Scor-Tape. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, SU Real Red & SU Night of Navy
Ink: Pure Poppy & VersaMark
Stamps: Background Basics: Super Stripes, Boutique Borders: Congrats, and For The Graduate
Dies: Block Alphabet, Edger Dies #3 and Fancy Flakes (star only)
Other: Printer (white w/blue star paper) and Eagle Scout (on front of card), White Embossing Powder, Velcro Circles (stash) and Scor-Tape

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

With February just around the corner, it's time to start making Valentines for our friends and loved ones. Papertrey Ink inspired me with their awesome challenge here. Don't these images just put you in the "lovey dovey" spirit?


My favorite is the multi-colored hearts that look similar to the bokeh technique. Without further ado, here is my creation made especially for my dear husband. He is so supportive of my crafting time I just know he'll appreciate my effort. 

(and here's the inside)

Since I'm sure this will be a big Blog Hop today, I won't keep you here so you can admire lots of other posts. Have a lovely day!

Edited to Add: Entering this card here for Simon Says Have A Heart Wednesday Blog Challenge. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet and Winter Wisteria
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Valentine
Dies: Wet Paint Cuts and Bubble Talk
Other: MS Score Board, SU Heart Punch, 1/2" Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder, heart gems & sponges (Joann's)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

PTI MIM #197: Homemade Foam Stickers

OMG, it was such an exciting day in the Seattle area that I almost didn't get a card made for Laurie's challenge for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. (It's been a busy week.) She showed us how to make our own homemade stickers from foam. That's just what I did on this card for dear friends of ours who invited us to their home to watch last week's Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers and today's overtime "come-from-behind" win against the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship. Now we have Super Bowl XLIX fever in the Pacific Northwest…anxiously waiting for February 1! If you don't like football I know you could care less, but it was very exciting to say the least.

Using Kraft ink and the football in Have A Ball, I stamped some full strength and some stamped off to get a lighter color. Inked the edges of the white card base also using Kraft ink. Two strips of colored paper under the striped paper show off my green foam stickers die cut using Block Alphabet. Three green sequins added a nice finishing touch (I think). 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Kraft and SU Not Quite Navy (I think)
Ink: Kraft
Stamps: Have A Ball
Dies: Block Alphabet
Other: SU Pattern Pack (solid & striped blue), Green fun foam and sequins (Joann's)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

PTI MIM #196: Colorful Card Corners

Thanks, Danielle, for motivating me and showing us here how to dress up our corners for this week's Make It Monday challenge for Papertrey Ink. Because I kept thinking I had lots of time to make Christmas cards, you might say I procrastinated a tad bit and was really pushing right up to the last minute. Let's just say I got my 80 cards mailed so most people received them before Christmas. It really took the fun out of it so found it difficult to get back in that stamping room and create. Besides that, it needs a major purging and reorganizing. However, I needed a sympathy card for tomorrow when I'm meeting a dear friend for lunch who lost her traveling companion over the holidays. Without further ado, here's my creation.

I think this is a first for me using so many different stamp sets and ink colors on one card. Actually found it to be kind of fun. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White, Berry Sorbet and Black (stash)
Ink: New Leaf, Winter Wiseria, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist and Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Ruby Reprise, Natural Beauties, Crackled Mini and Boutique Borders: Sympathy
Dies: Heart Border
Other: Black Enamel Dots (stash)