It’s February, which means it’s Anniversary time with Papertrey Ink. Anniversary time is 10 days full of announcements, challenges, inspiration and contests. The challenge for Day 1 is to create a project using one of the design team sketches.
Michelle Leone’s clean and graphic card with all the white layers really appeals to my style of card making. Here’s what I came up with.
Hello and welcome. It’s once again time for the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink. The inspiration photo this month is full of party fun with lots of white and sweet treats.
With all this party goodness, I have to confess, the first thing thing that I REALLY noticed when I looked at the photo was - are you ready for it - the window blinds! I have the Cover Plate: Stripes Horizontal and it’s never been used so when I zero’d in on those blinds I knew this was the perfect time to dig it out. So here’s my card:
How are you today? Did you start (or finish) your holiday shopping yesterday? Did you find any amazing crafty sales? Are you still reheating leftovers? Whatever you have on tap for today, I hope you’ll take a little time to check out the eye candy that is the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink. You can find the link HERE
This beautiful tablescape is our inspiration photo.
I was inspired by the hexagon pattern on the rug and I also wanted to incorporate the bow from the back of the chair.
The mason jar components are from Friendship Jar Fall Fillers and are colored with Copic markers. The bow is from Tinsel and Tags. I also used the Linen and Canvas impression plate to add a little texture to the rustic cream card front.
One more card for Dawn before the hop ends. For this card I wanted to focus on Dawn’s love of color!
The sentiments are from Dawn’s Say It With Style stamp set and the stripe background is half inch strips of cardstock in a rainbow of colors. I hope this card brings a smile to her face. Be sure to check out all the amazing cards created for Dawn HERE
Today begins a week long blog hop on Nichole Heady’s blog CAPTURE THE MOMENT for Dawn McVey. Dawn is one of the designers for Papertrey Ink and recently had transplant surgery. From all accounts she is on the road to recovery but has a lot of healing to do over the next 4-6 months. The hop is showcasing stamps and dies designed by Dawn, not only to show our love and appreciation but to provide a little bit of eye candy for her during recovery.
If you’ve followed Dawn on her blog or Instagram it quickly becomes apparent that she has a great love for her family, friends and faith. Also high on that list of loves is her love of flowers and she has been able to translate that love into beautiful floral stamps and dies. It was difficult to choose which stamps to use so I ended up using three different sets.
I began by stamping the background with Basic Backgrounds: Sheet Music. I then die cut and stamped various images from Spruce and Sprigs. The sentiment, from Deck The Halls, is heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. Then was able to play around with all the pieces until I found one I liked. At that point, the intention was to trim down the background piece slightly and mount it on a red cardbase. However, before I cut the red cardstock down to size I noticed how nice it looked layered on the full sheet of cardstock. So rather than a card, it’s now in a frame ready for Christmas decorating.
It's blog hop time with Papertrey Ink and this month's inspiration piece pushed me outside my comfort zone for sure. You can find the sketches HERE
I decided to play off the deep blues, reds and yellow that allow an image to really pop. I find it to be a tad haunting but am choosing to see it as a bright shining light in a sometimes dark world.
Can't wait to see how others interpreted the sketches.
Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time with me.
P.S-Due to the abundance of Christmas/Holiday/Winter stamps I've accumulated over the years and enjoyment I have creating cards and tags, I've decided to launch 55 Days of Christmas Joy on my Instagram account tjeter912 beginning November 1. I’ll be sharing a project each day from November 1 until Christmas Day (Hopefully!!). Cards, tags, decor, tablescapes, needle crafts and whatever else evokes the season. I hope you’ll play along and use the hashtag #55daysofchristmasjoy to share your Christmas projects too!
Today I'm sharing a project for the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink. Here's a look at the inspiration piece.
I've been working on felt Christmas ornaments based on the 12 Days of Christmas so I already have birds on the brain: Partridges, Turtle Doves, French Hens and Colly Birds. I decided to make a companion card to go along with my latest partridge and pear ornaments.
The bird, leaf and banner die cut on the card are from Songbirds and the black background banner is from Basic Bookmarks 2. The sentiment is from Avery Elle. The patterned paper is a mix of Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise and Hawaiian Shores. The partridge and pear are made with Papertrey felt in Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Melon Berry, Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse.
If you're interested, HERE'S the link to mmmcrafts for more info on the ornaments. The patterns are available to download and the detailed instructions are easy to follow. I've never sewn or embroidered anything in my life prior to these ornaments. If I can figure it out anyone can!