Paper Packages Tied Up With String

Papertrey Ink- Make It Monday

September 30, 2018

Hello and Welcome! I hope you all had a Wonderful weekend!! I have been busy with some projects the last few days, but today I snuck in a little time to participate in the Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink.

I always Love Melissa Phillips' creations and this week was no exception!! She is the Queen of Beautiful layers (if there was such a thing). She challenged us to use printed paper and make some sort of packaging. I am going to be in need of Christmas gift card holder and treat boxes soon, so that was my motivation today.

Everything I used today is from the Make It Market All Through The House kit from Papertrey Ink. I die cut the matchbox die (which will be rereleased tomorrow) and the wrap. I die cut all the windows and added a glittery snow covered roof to the front. 

On the inside I cut out a scene panel and stamped my sentiment. I then die cut a backing and slid the gorgeous red and white wide ribbon through the slit. I tied it with baker's twine and added a wreath and two small bells. Lastly, I attached my matchbox (gift card holder) to the back panel with a strong liquid glue to hold it together and keep it attached. In other words, the outside wrap is attached to the back panel with the ribbon. The inside piece slides in and out to open.

Thank You for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my little package!

Papertrey Ink: Make It Market All Through The House Kit

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Love Ya A Latte

September 29, 2019

Hello Friends! Drive By Crafts is participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I was able to create a card for their blog. I also wanted to share my card here on my on blog too, I hope you don't mind... Grab a cup of coffee and join in the Fun!

I started my card by using the My Favorite Things: Die-namics Split Chevron Cover-Up Die. I cut the die from Kraft cardstock and attached it to my card front. Next, I used the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Fall Petite Paper Pack and I also cut it with the Split Chevron Cover-Up Die. I then inlaid the little inside pieces back into the die (frame) in a random pattern to make my background.

Once my background was finished I began to work on my focal point.  I used Lawn Fawn Thanks A Latte Stamp and Die Set. This is great set because it is perfect for both Fall and Christmas! I stamped the Coffee Cups onto the Knit Picky Patterned Paper, and added cute little faces! I then stamped my leaves and colored them with Copic Markers in Fall colors. I added the little cream topping and very lightly added some shading and gold glitter. Next, I added my sentiment, die cut everything, and attached it to my circular focal point with foam adhesive.

I added my focal point to background to finish up my card!! Don't forget to stop by the Drive By Crafts Blog and Follow the Links to the other stops for the Blog Hop!

Stamp Set: Lawn Fawn Thanks A Latte
Dies: Lawn Fawn Thanks A Latte and MFT Stamp Die-namics Split Chevron Cover Up
Paper: Lawn Fawn Kit Picky Fall Petite Pack Pack

Thanks for stopping by today,

Drive By Crafts

Let's Celebrate with Reverse Confetti

September 28, 2018

Hello Friends!! I hope you all had a Wonderful Week! Can you believe September is almost over? Today I have two Birthday cards up on the Drive By Crafts Blog using stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti. Please stop by and have a look...maybe even do a little shopping!!

Enjoy your weekend and I will be back soon,

Lawn Fawn

Slider Card

September 27, 2018

Hello and Welcome Back!! Today I am participating in the Lawn Fawnatics challenge with a Slider Card. I bought this die when it was first released, though this is my first time using it. It was really easy to use, but I do recommend watching the video on the Lawn Fawn Website. The video is very easy to follow and gives you lots of great tips. 

I started my card by die cutting all the slider pieces from white cardstock. I used Distress Ink and lightly added some blue ink for the sky. Next, I used the Lawn Fawn: Simple Stitched Hillside Borders to create my snowbank and ground. 

I stamped all my images from both the Lawn Fawn: Nutty or Nice? Stamptember Simon Says Stamp Set and the Toboggan Together Stamp Set. I colored my images with Copic Markers and then die cut all the pieces. I attached all the critters and images to each of my slider card panels.

I followed the Lawn Fawn video while I was assembling my card. The one tip or thing I will be more aware of next time is the inside edge of the slider panel. I should of scooted my pieces more to the middle or outside edge. The inside edge doesn't get pulled all the way out, so if your stamped images are to close to the inside you won't see them. 

Such a fun card!! I think next I will make one with a Halloween theme...

Stamp Sets: Lawn Fawn- Nutty or Nice (Stamptember), Toboggan Together
Dies: Lawn Fawn- Nutty or Nice, Toboggan Together, Double Slider, Stitched Hillside Border
Paper: Papertrey Ink- Cardstock
Ink: Distress Ink
Other: Copic Markers

Enjoy your day,

You're The Sweetest

I Scream, You Scream

September 26, 2018

Are you ready for some Ice Cream Fun? I have a card and a treat box to share with you today. I will be linking my post up to both the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge and The Card Concept (Pastel Party) Challenge.

The Lawn Fawnatics was to combine an older product with a new product. My older product is the Goodie Bag die and my new product is the I Scream, You Scream Ice Cream dies. I thought it would be fun to combine the two to make a Birthday card and treat bag. I also used The Card Concept photo for my inspiration- rainbows, ice cream, and softer/pastel colors!!

I began my card by using Distress Oxide Ink. I blended the colors in Rainbow order on my card front. I then misted it with water. 

Next, I used a polka dot stencil (from Papertrey Ink) and added molding paste to my card front. 

Once that was dry I began to assemble my card. I die cut my ice cream and all the fun little details from the I Scream, You Scream die set. Then, I die cut the Embroidered Frame (Papertrey Ink) in white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor stamp set on a banner and attached everything to my card. 

For my Goodie Bag I used the smaller polka dot stencil and added molding paste to my bag before I assembled it. 

I die cut the popsicle from the I Scream, You Scream die set. I also cut out the smaller frame from the Embroidered Frames set. Once everything was cut and assembled I attached them to my Goodie Bag.

The little treat bag is the perfect size for a gift card to the local ice cream shop! I hope you enjoyed my project today. Please feel free to ask any questions.

Stamp Set: Lawn Fawn- Sweetest Flavor
Dies: Lawn Fawn- Goodie Bag, I Scream, You Scream, Papertrey Ink- Embroidered Frames
Paper: MFT Stamps Cardstock
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink
Other: Papertrey Ink- Dots Stencil, Craft Store- Molding Paste

Enjoy your day,

PTI Blog Hop

Give Thanks

September 25, 2018

Today is a Fun day over at the Papertrey Ink Blog. On the 25th of every month they host a Blog Hop. 
Last month (August) the blog hop was postponed because of Stamp A Faire, but the photo got posted by mistake. I didn't realize this, and once I saw the photo on my blog reader app, I was so inspired I created two cards and then realized the Blog Hop wasn't happening. So I have had my cards made for awhile now.

Here is the Gorgeous Fall inspiration photo.

I began my cards by using the Bold Borders Diagonal Die. I cut it out of a piece of Kraft and Olive Twist cardstock. Then I inlaid other Papertrey Ink Fall Colors back into the die. This was easy because PTI has so many Wonderful Fall Colors to choose from. Here are my completed card fronts. 

Next, I began my stamping. I used the Autumn Pumpkins stamp set for my pumpkins. I also used the small leaves from the Autumn Scarecrow stamp set. 

The little leaves add the perfect little detail. I colored them with Copic markers and then added some gold glitter with the Nuvo gold glitter shimmer pen.

Next, I used the Simply Stitched A2 Vertical Dies to cut out my center rectangle. I then stamped my sentiments in Dark Chocolate ink and then restamped the sentiments with Versamark ink and added clear embossing powder. The sentiments are from the Autumn Pumpkins and Give Thanks stamp sets.

I popped up my middle panel with foam adhesive. I also popped up the pumpkin and leaves with foam adhesive too. 

Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink- Autumn Pumpkins, Autumn Scarecrow, Give Thanks
Dies: Papertrey Ink- Bold Borders Diagonal Die, Simply Stitched A2 Vertical Die Set, Autumn Pumpkins, Autumn Scarecrow
Paper: Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Ink: Papertrey Ink
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Gold

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has created for the Blog Hop!!
Thanks for stopping by,

Kindness Changes Everything

September 23, 2018

Hello Friends! I have a card today using a new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and Altenew. It is part of the Stamptember fun that has been going on all month long at Simon Says Stamps. Every night or so they are releasing a collaboration stamp with another stamp company. They are limited and once they are gone they won't be restocked. Anyways, it has been a lot of fun to see the stamps and dies...and I might have bought one or two.

Today I am using the Dainty Sprig stamp and die set from Altenew. As soon as I saw it posted I knew it was one that I didn't want to miss out on. I love the simple design of the flowers and the sentiments were just perfect in my opinion. I also wanted to participate in the Color Throwdown challenge with my card today. So I used their colors for my card inspiration too.

I began by stamping the main flower sprig in black ink. I used the flower stamps to add my colors and then colored my leaves with a Copic Marker (YG17). I die cut the sprig and set it aside. For my card background, I used the Horizontal Stripes die from Avery Elle. This is definitely one of my favorite background dies. 

I mounted the background die onto an A2 card. I then stamped my sentiment onto the middle circle and popped it up with foam adhesive. I used my sprig to help frame my sentiment. A fairly simple card, but I am happy with how it turned out. I love all the white space with the pop of color.

Have you been following along with the Stamptember release at Simon Says Stamp? Have you bought anything or just window shopped? I have enjoyed seeing the products from each company. 

Stamp Set: Altenew- Dainty Sprig
Dies: Altenew- Dainty Sprig, Avery Elle- Horizontal Stripes
Paper: Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Ink: Altenew, MFT Stamps
Other: Copic Marker

Enjoy your day,

Drive By Crafts

Sugar Pea Designs

September 21, 2018

Hello and Happy Friday! I am sharing two cards on the Drive By Crafts Blog today. My cards feature stamps and dies from the Sugar Pea Designs Collection. Please stop by and have a look. I have all the details posted there.

I hope you all have a Wonderful weekend!! I am going to a Wreath Builder class tomorrow taught by Gina K Design!! I am so excited and I will definitely share!!

Counting My Blessings

Papertrey Ink- Make it Monday

September 19, 2018

Good Morning! Today I have a card for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge. This week Laurie Schmidlin from Just Give Me Stamps is showing us how to make Faux Gilded Leaves. She has a great video on the blog that shows each step in detail.

I began my card by creating my leaves first. I used the leaves from the Leave It Be stamp set. I cut them out of kraft cardstock and stamped them with VersaMark ink. I added a little copper and silver embossing powder and then covered the leaf with gold embossing powder and heat set the powder.

I then stamped the veins of the leaves with VersaMark ink and added black embossing powder. Laurie also mentions stamping them with a permanent black ink but I didn't have an ink that would stamp and stick to the embossed leaves. I did use an "embossing buddy" so that black powder didn't stick to the leaves in places I didn't want it to.

Once I had my leaves made I starting assembling my card. I cut a front panel out of Cocoa Bean cardstock and embossed it with a basket weave embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts. I stamped my sentiment (from the Give Thanks stamp set) on a piece of Honey Nut cardstock and wrapped the end with twine. I then layered my panel on a mat of Honey Nut cardstock. Next, I added a piece of patterned paper to the bottom of my card and attached my front panel. 

Will you be making a card with Faux Gilded Leaves this week? It really was a fun technique and something I will try again.

Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink- Leave it Be, Give Thanks
Dies: Papertrey Ink- Leave it Be
Paper: Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Lifestyle Crafts- Embossing Folder, Embossing Powder, Twine

Enjoy your day,

Innovation Master

MFT Stamps Design Superstar

September 17, 2018

Hello and Welcome! I am back today with my second card for the MFT Stamps Design Superstar: Innovation Master challenge. Today's challenge was to make a speciality card that included a special fold, flap, etc. I used the Flop Card Rectangle die from MFT Stamps for the layout of my card.

I began my card by stamping, coloring and die cutting all the fun images from the MFT Stamps Party Animals stamp set.  Next, I used a piece of Sour Apple cardstock for my card base. I then cut down a piece of striped paper from Sweet Celebration 6x6 Paper Pack. I attached it to the front of my card and then used the Flop Card (rectangle) die to cut out the interactive piece on my card. This die makes it really easy to get a "perfect" interactive element on your card.

On the inside of my card I added a sentiment and more of the cute little animals from the Party Animals set. I also die cut the word HAPPY (from Happy Greetings) on the right panel and inlaid Blue Raspberry cardstock back into the letters. 

Today is the last day to enter...were you able to participate in any of the challenges?

Stamp Sets: MFT Stamps- Party Animals
Dies: MFT Stamps- Party Animals, Flop Card, Happy Greetings
Paper: MFT Stamps- Cardstock, Sweet Celebration Paper Pack
Other: Copic Markers

Have a Wonderful week,

Color Throwdown

Papertrey Ink, Sunflower Harvest

September 16, 2018

Good Morning Friends! I hope you are having a Wonderful weekend. Our weather has definitely cooled off some and it is starting to feel a little more like Fall-yeah! Today, I have a card for the Color Throwdown challenge.

The colors this week were red, orange, kraft and green. 

Once I saw the colors I knew I wanted to use the Sunflower Harvest set from Papertrey Ink. I began by die cutting and stamping the medium and smaller flowers from the set.  I also die cut and stamped a variety of leaves. Once I had everything stamped I worked on my background. I used a kraft A2 card base and mounted the Mix & Mat Plaid die on top. 

I attached my flowers with foam take to give them a little dimension. To finish my card I added my sentiment. I mounted my banner on a piece of Orange Zest patterned paper so it didn't get lost on my card. 

Stamp Set: Papertrey Ink- Sunflower Harvest
Dies: Papertrey Ink- Sunflower Harvest, Mix & Mat Plaid
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ppaertrey Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!