Monday, September 25, 2017

September Papertrey Bloghop

Hello crafty friends,

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! 

Thanks for stopping by!
-Teddra


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Create Along With Us - August

Hello and Welcome to the weekend!

Papertrey Ink recently released their Fall lineup of stamps, dies, stencils and patterned paper. Be still my Autumn loving heart 💛


For this month's Create Along With Us, I used Autumn Adornments to create a seasonal Swag card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
-Teddra

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July Papertrey Bloghop

Hello and Welcome!

It's the 25th of the month which means it's time for the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink. The inspiration artwork this month is light and airy in shades of blue, white and a smidge of dark peach. Isn't it gorgeous?


In addition to the inspiration photo, I was inspired by a card designed by Nichole during the recent release using a die cut word repetitively as a background.


The background was created by die cutting hello from Wet Paint Cuts in Aqua Mist. The hello in the bottom right corner was layered theee times for additional dimension. The flowers are from Flower
Favorites and stamped in Melom Berry, Aqua Mist and Classic Kraft.  Everything is adheared to an Aqua Mist card base.

Thanks for stopping by!
Teddra

Friday, June 30, 2017

Make It Monday #289

Hello and Welcome to the Weekend!

This week on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday video tutorial, Lizzie challenged us to make a wreath from small images.  It's rare I play along with these weekly challenges because my crafty time is mostly relegated to weekends and holidays only. And like a nifflers attraction to all things shiny, my attention turns to more recent challenges and projects by the time I'm able to get crafty. (Harry Potter fans will understand the reference to nifflers😁).

After watching the video on Monday, the idea of wreaths kept playing in my mind so there was a pretty good chance I would be participating in this weeks challenge. Instead of using small floral images, I was thinking about making a wreath made of greenery in a square shape. Something like this:


And during my daily (OK, hourly) scrolls through Instagram, there it was. A beautiful holiday wreath by Dana Kirby. Everything about her card is perfection and I will be casing it at a later date. Which brings me to the card below.



Multiple stamp sets were used to find snowflakes that were an appropriate size for the wreath. I used Fab Flakes, Quilted: Winter and Snowflake Sparkle and ink colors Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet and Dark Indigo. The sentiment from Christmas Cheer is stamped in Royal Velvet. A little strip of Plum Pudding gingham on the side and everything attached to a Royal Velvet card base.

I will definitely be making more wreaths using small stamps in the future.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
-Teddra



Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello once again, the 25th is upon us and it's time for the monthly Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink.


The inspiration photo this month is quite different than past photos, and I like it!  While it's still floral, it's also very minimalist. I chose to focus on the flow of color and how a small concentration of color fades out.


The flower outline from Especially You is heat embossed in gold. Using Lemon Tart ink and a blending tool, I worked the color from the center of the flower outward leaving the center with a  higher concentration of ink than the edges. The sentiment, also from Especially You, was die cut from True Black cardstock. The stamped panel was adhered to a True Black mat and attached to a Lemon Tart card base. Yellow sequins completed the card.

Thanks for taking a little bit of time to join me today!
- Teddra

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Coordinating Card Pairs

Hello, I hope you're enjoying the first weekend in June.

This week Stephanie challenged us to make a coordinated pair of cards. I love the inspiration Stephanie provided and actually made two pairs of coordinating cards by simply changing the colors.

The only stamp set used is Quilled Elegance. I love the funky font of the sentiments and the white embossing is so striking against the dark blue cardbase.



Thanks for stopping by,
Teddra

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome!

I'm playing along with the monthly Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink. If I'm being honest, when I first saw the inspiration photo I was kinda ....ugh..... florals......again.

Now, I don't have anything against flowers but sometimes a girl just wants to branch out a bit. So, with that thought in mind, I decided to try using color inspiration from the photo but not flowers.  The artwork is very pretty. Soothing. Not bright and in your face. Colors that translate well for sympathy cards.  Unfortunately, we all need sympathy cards at one time or another. Looking at the design I see Ocean Tides, Melon Berry, Autumn Rose and Blueberry Sky.

For me, sympathy cards are a bit tricky. I certainly don't want anything cutesy but rather something that's more natural. Using the aforementioned colors, I played around with Spruce and Sprigs, Leaf Prints and Turning A New Leaf. Here's what I ended up with:


Yeah, that whole color inspiration without florals idea ..... total failure! I paired the florals from Bloomers with the leaves from Tropics. The ink colors are Melon Berry, Canyon Clay, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky and True Black. I love the stamped panel all on it's own and would have been happy to attach it to a card base and be done but decided to fancy it up a bit.

The sentiment is from Botanical Blocks 2 and stamped on an Ocean Tides die cut from Double Ended Banners. The stamped panel and a layer of True Black cardstock are cut with Edgers #1 and layered on an Ocean Tides cardbase.

I'm off to hop around and see everyone's entry!
Have a great day!
-Teddra