Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More fun with Wreath for All Seasons

I love that the Tiny Treats sets from Papertrey Ink are the perfect scale to fit inside the twig wreath from their Wreath for All Seasons set! This cute little owl is from the Tiny Treats Valentine set. This is a 3x3 card.

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Wreath for all Seasons, Tiny Treats Valentine, Sign Language (tiny hearts)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: Stampers Select White, Hibiscus Burst
Other: Copics: RV14, E55, E57, YR12

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Tiny Halloween Greeting

I made this tiny little 3x3 card using Papertrey Ink's new Wreath for All Seasons and Tiny Treats Halloween stamp sets. I am really loving the versatility in both sets :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Wreath for All Seasons, Tiny Treats Halloween
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Plum Pudding, Orange Zest, Palette Chartreuse
Paper: Stampers Select White, New Leaf
Other: Copic Markers - YR12, YR15, YR18, YG17, T6

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Country Christmas

I was so excited when I saw the sneak peeks of September's Papertrey Ink release. The one set that I knew I had to have was Wreath for All Seasons. I am a lover of primitive country, and the twig and berry wreath in the set was a dream come true for me. I added tiny little rusty stars to my wreath, in true primitive style :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Wreath for All Seasons, Distressed Stripes, Sign Language
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel, Tea Dye Duo, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Fine Linen
Other: Rustic Twine, Scarlet Jewel buttons, Mat Stack 3 Die

Saturday, September 25, 2010

September Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's that time again! :) Time for the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge! The September challenge was this:

"One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!"

I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner! I decided there was no better time to start working on my homemade gift than now. Hopefully I will be able to relax before the holidays this year! I have decided to use the PTI All Booked Up set to make bookplates and bookmarks for alot of people on my list. I will include a book with each set, and will choose a special book just for each person :) I had been looking for a way to package the bookplates, and remembered bookmarking a post by PTI design team member, Lisa Johnson. She had made a score box to package one of her handmade soaps, and of course, like everything Lisa does, it was adorable. You can see the post here:

I changed the measurements slightly to fit my needs, but I can see using this technique alot in the future. The boxes are quick and easy, and so simple to personalize. I cut apart the clear boxes that PTI stamps come in and used those as the "lid" for my box and tied each with some pretty matching PTI ribbon.

For the bookmarks, I used 3 layers. The top layer is a clear sheet (diecut from the sheets that PTI stamps arrive on). The second is a piece of cardstock which I decorated, and the back layer is coordinating PTI felt. I wanted these bookmarks to be sturdy, and that they are :)

Here are a few sets that I have done so far... please excuse my sewing... I am getting used to my machine, and so, it is not perfect. That's ok with me though, cause they are homemade and that adds to the charm. :)

Set #1 - Aqua Mist Butterfly

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Flutterby Friend, All Booked Up, Polkadot Basics
Cardstock/Paper: Aqua Mist CS, Stampers Select White, Green Boutique Patterned Paper, White Adhesive Sheets
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18 Copic Markers, Hawaiian Shores felt, Hawaiian Shores Satin and Satin Dot Ribbon

Set #2 - Red Kite

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Up Up and Away, All Booked Up, Polkadot Basics
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White, White Adhesive Sheets
Ink: Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Fresh Snow, Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: Pure Poppy Felt, Pure Poppy Satin Dot Ribbon

Set #3 - Violets

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Violets, All Booked Up, Polka Dot Basics
Cardstock: Plum Pudding, Harvest Gold, White Adhesive Sheets
Ink: Plum Pudding, Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: V91 Copic Marker, Prismcolor colored Pencils, Plum Pudding and Harvest Gold Satin Ribbon

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A girly Happy Birthday!

I made this card especially for my sister-in-law for her birthday :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted:
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Star Prints, Outline Alphabet, Beautiful Blooms
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel
Ribbon: Hawaiian Shores Satin
BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, RV13, RV17, T1
Other: 1/8" score tape, Prisma Glitter, Pop Dots

Friday, September 3, 2010

Creepy Crawly!

I have really been enjoying my August release goodies from PTI in case you can't tell... LOL! Today, I have a halloween card using the Friendship Jar sets... LOVE those :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Friendship Jar, Friendship Fall Fillers, Been Boo'd
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, True Black
Paper: Orange Zest CS, New Leaf CS, Plum Pudding CS, Creative Imaginations PP
Other: T1 copic marker, New Leaf Button, Rustic Twine, Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon, unknown gingham ribbon, Friendship Jar dies