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Nov 10, 2011

PTI Make It Monday #40 Reverse Applique Project

The Challenge:
To learn a reverse applique technique with PTI die cuts using a sewing machine, a needle and thread or faux stitching.  You can see the video on Heather Nichols or Nichole Heady's Blog.
My Project:
I chose the Take Three Die and punched it using Kraft cardstock.  The candy print behind the cut-outs is fabric I purchased from Joann's.  The machine stitching was done with my new Pfaff sewing machine.  The gingerbread boy stamped image is from the Holiday Button Bits stamp set as is the sentiment. The Pure Poppy buttons and Rustic Cream Button Twine  are both from PTI. After rounding the bottom corners and "dusting" the edges with White Snow ink it was mounted on Pure Poppy cardstock.  I am hoping next year PTI introduces a die that can be used on this darling little gingerbread man.  

Thanks for stopping by.. comments are appreciated!


May 27, 2011

I don't think I've ever been more excited..

about a Papertrey Ink release than this last May 15th Release.  I love flowers and gardening, although I don't spend as much time in the garden as should.  With this release I can suppress my guilt by spending my time gardening with stamps, ink and paper in my craft room.

I think the thing I like best about Papertrey is the versatility and compatibility of all of the products.  From the coordinating colours of  the ink, paper, ribbon, and buttons to the stamp sets and dies, one has a limitless choice of combinations - a treasure trove of creative possibilities.  To the point, sometimes its hard to know where to start!

so........... I just jumped in and started..

Stamp Sets:  Year of Flowers Collection, Garden Variety
Paper:   Kraft, Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa, Fresh Snow, Summer Surprise, Harvest Gold,  Simply Chartreuse,  Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo.

Tools and Other Supplies:  Seed Packet Die, Seed Packet Frame Die, Button Card Die, Tag Sale #1 Die, White Filigree Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up Melon Mambo & Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder,  Copic Markers, Cappuccino Bakers Twine from The Twinery.


May 17, 2011

Make It Monday Card

May 16, 2011
Make Your Own Spray Mist

Apr 25, 2011

Make It Monday Card

Line Frame - 101

A quick and simple Birthday Card for a co-worker.  Happy Birthday, Ramona!
All images, dies, paper and ink
from Papertrey Ink

Feb 7, 2011

PTI Make It Mondays..

My Make It Mondays Contest Entry.. 

Feb 5, 2011

A Christmas Collar for Zoe..

I have found so many ways to use my Papertrey products beyond conventional cards. An annual favorite is Zoe's Christmas Collar.  This year I used the PTI snowflake dies cut from PTI all wool felt and  layered each with PTI buttons sewn on to a child's head band I found at Target in their dollar bins. The colors just happened to coordinate with her favourite winter jammies.

In previous years I have made not only Zoe, but my sister's and mother's dogs bandanas that I have stamped with several of my Christmas themed PTI stamp sets and they wear them through the holidays tied around their necks.  You can tell that they feel special wearing their handmade gifts created with my favourite products.

(I apologise for the poor photo quality.)

Oct 18, 2009

Door Nobs..... Spooked..

As promised:

The tag that was hung on my door was a large cutout of a ghost much like the little ghosts I chose to use on my door hangers with the text printed on the front of the ghost. You could use a jack-o-lantern, a bat, a witch or any other Halloween image. I've chosen to use the individually wrapped popcorn balls from WalMart placed in a cellophane bag and coordinating ribbon and a tag to match.

The text:

Your house was SPOOKED during the night by some
one in the neighborhood who wants to give you a fright!
A bag of treats has been left for you, full of
Halloween candy and other goodies too!
Now it’s your turn to give someone a fright by placing
three bags of candy and ghosts during the moonlight
You have only one night to spread your ghosts, so the
whole neighborhood will be haunted to the most!
You will need to make 3 ghosts and 3 bags of
treats to take to 3 houses on your street!
You will need to place a copy of this rhyme in each goody bag
you leave, so the next house will know how to proceed!
Once your house has been spooked, place your ghost
on the door so we will come no more.
Have a Happy

Stamps: PTI- 2009 Halloween Tags.
Paper: Summer Sunrise
Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black
Window Dressing: Scrap Ribbon, Jute twine

Oct 12, 2009

Halloween Tags and Traditions

A few years ago just about this time of the month, I had found, as I began my early morning routine of walking the Whippet, an unexpected surprise hanging on my door nob. It was a friendly Halloween ghost cut from white cardstock with a set of instructions written in poem imprinted across its chest. Hanging behind him was a bag of Halloween goodies. I later discovered that it was my Mother who had placed it there. Someone had placed one on her door nob a couple days before and she had followed the instructions written on her ghost. I've decided to revive and share this Halloween tradition with my family and friends. They are nearly finished, but have taken a little different. Once I make a trip to the candy store and fill the treat bags I will share the complete project so if you choose, you can "Trick or Treat" your own family and friends. Above are some of the tags that will accompany my own "Trick or Treats".
Stamps: PTI- Polka Dot Basics II, 2009 Halloween Tags.
Paper: PTI - Kraft, Select White, Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon.
Ink: PTI - Smoky Shadow.
Window Dressing: PTI- Vintage Buttons, Jute Twine, Corner Rounded Punch, Crystal Effects Spellbinders Nestabilities.

Oct 8, 2009

Trying to get back in the swing..

Seems Summer's past like a blink of the eye. My sister and my niece and their two dogs Jake and Fergie have come and gone. The Summer vacationers have put away their sand buckets, sea shells and tanning lotion and have returned from whence they came. The beach is quiet except for the cry of the gulls and a few lazy local walkers taking in the afternoon sun. Abd I am basking in the blessings of Autumn, as I try to get back into the swing.

Stamps: PTI- Polka Dot Basics II, Background Basics-Text Style, Beyond Basic Borders, Vintage Picnic, First Fruits.
Paper: PTI - Kraft, Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Father Knows Best Patterned Paper.
Ink: PTI - Ripe Avocado, Smokey Shadow, Vintage Cream Pigment Ink.
Window Dressing: Jute Twine, Corner Rounded Punch, Copic Markers, Cream Acrylic Paint.

May 1, 2009

So Many Birthdays.. So Much Fun!

I realised last night that another one of my work associates had a birthday coming up Saturday and that the last day I would see her before her birthday was today.. Friday. I pushed aside the current project I was working on and though for a few minutes. Olive green and blues are her favourite colours so my paper and ink choices were a snap! Heather Nichols' stamp set Around and About Sentiments somehow just magically popped out of the huge stack of Papertrey Ink stamp sets, as I scanned the huge stack for my stamp choices. This is another one of my favourite tried and true sets.

After I photographed the card I decided a small detail was needed to "finish off" the card. A small button from PTI's New Leaf button collection and added it to the center of the little flower by tying white waxed linen thread in to a small bow.

Stamps: PTI- Around and About Sentiments
Paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides, PTI - Patterned Paper Polka Dot Parade
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides and Ripe Avocado
Window Dressing: Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Circles , PTI Ocean Tides Polka Dot Satin Ribbon and Ripe Avocado Top Notch Twill, PTI - New Leaft Button, Corner Rounder Punch Create-a-Cut paper cutter.

Apr 28, 2009

Tea for Two and You Are Sixty Too! Happy Birthday Becky!

My friendly UPS driver, or was it my friendly USPS driver.. I never know because I am always at work when when they leave my packages, had delivered my Papertrey order yesterday and it was waiting for me when I came home. I'm always excited to receive my PTI packages, but this one was one I was doubly anticipating. The Tea for Two set is a set I've been hoping for for a long time. A friend at work, who is an avid tea drinker is having a birthday on Friday and I wanted to make her a birthday card using this set.
I hope she likes it!

Stamps: PTI- Tea for Two
Paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, PTI - Patterned Paper Polka Dot Parade
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate
Window Dressing: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, Ribbon Tags Trio, PTI Ocean Tides Satin Ribbon, PTI Aqua Mist Buttons, Corner Rounder Punch, Button from button jar.