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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.)