Thursday, 31 October 2013

Papertrey Ink MIM #138: Inlaid Die-Cuts (second post)

Back with a second post for this challenge. And here is my card:

Very traditional, kid-friendly card featuring PTI Winter Penguin. My inlaid snowflakes were made with Winter Penguin dies, and the larger ones were blinged up with Doodlebug Glitter. Cut the snowbank and speech bubble with my Silhouette machine. The sentiment is from PTI Snowflake Flurries and was stamped in Pure Poppy. A felt holly sprig from Holly Jolly finishes things up. My card was made with PTI Spring Rain, Pure Poppy and Stamper's Select White cardstocks.

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #138: Inlaid Die-Cuts

This week's Make It Monday challenge is hosted by Betsy Veldman (love her!) and features inlaid die cuts. You can see all of the details here: Her video was so inspiring and her project, of course, fabulous.

I was inspired to make two cards last night. The first one features my new most favourite stamp set, City Scene! Love, love, love it. Just so much fun to play with. By the way, I'm saying that my city street is in Amsterdam, where all buildings are just a wee bit crooked (lol).


Inks: PTI Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse; Memento Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone (for my road)
Stamps: PTI City Scene, City Scene Christmas Sentiments
Dies: PTI City Scene

I'll be back in a minute with my second card.

Random Posting

I don't usually post anything other than things that I've made for challenges (really only PTI challenges), but thought I would show a little Silhouette number that I made. Birthday cards are my least favourite things to do but they are a necessity. A family birthday is coming up in November and here is the card that I made:

Very simple, featuring a cupcake cut with my Silhouette. PTI Vintage Cream cardstock embossed with the Vertical Chevron cutting plate, and October Afternoon patterned paper and journaling card.

I also made a folded gift tag to go with, also using a Silhouette cut file for it:

Cardstocks used for the cake and cupcake are Bazzill and American Crafts. And that's that.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - October 2013

This month's theme is Tag It!, creating sets of at least five gift tags.

Every year I make my own Christmas gift tags so this challenge was very timely for me. Last year they were shaker tags, about 50 of them (!), whatever was I thinking! I always try to coordinate them to the wrapping paper I've chosen for the year and my wrapping paper is hardly ever traditional. Even though I have four little grandsons, I refuse to use super hero wrapping papers! I figure that I'm old enough to have pretty in my house at Christmas, and they know that the gifts are coming from Nana and Grandpapa, not Santa. Every year I threaten to put up a pink tree, that's how tired I am of Ninja Turtles and Wolverine and Spider Man! Anyway, my wrapping paper of choice is usually solid coloured. And this year's scheme is:

Aqua Mist, Soft Stone/Rustic White and Lavender. Since I was participating in this challenge, I decided to pretty much complete my tags for the year since we are going on vacation for one month before Christmas. So here are my sets of tags:

It's difficult to see, but the PTI  double ended banners have been fancied up with glitter. I just bought PTI's Peaceful Pinecones last month and absolutely love this set! It will be a Christmas classic for me.

This is the simplest set of tags, just a sentiment from PTI Instant Photo: Holidays, stamped in Encore Silver Metallic ink, but it's actually my favourite set. Love that stamp!

My set of pretty snowflake ornaments, featuring Tag Sale #4 and Fancy Flakes, with the Lil Inkers stitched bows (flattened out, because I like how this looks).

The icon series. All PTI except for the gingerbread man and Noël cuts (from my Silhouette).

Little folded gift tags, using a Silhouette cut.

Snowflakes again. Hard to see but there are actually two snowflakes on each tag. Both are cut from vellum, Fancy Flakes and Snowflake Medley (which has also been stamped with its coordinating image in Versamark and embossed with white Zing!.

I decided later in the week to add some wine bottle tags (just in case, nice to have on hand when you're invited out to dinner during the holidays). These were done shaker tag style, using a Lil Inkers Stitched circles die and Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Glitter. The stamped tree and star are from PTI Winter Hills and the sentiment is from PTI Bells and Boughs. (The star and sentiment were stamped in PTI Pure Poppy even though it doesn't look like that in this photo. I had some very challenging lighting situations this week!)

I had lots of fun doing this challenge and one of the best things is that I now have a little stockpile of tags ready to go. Just have to get started on all that Christmas shopping - not one thing bought yet!


All PTI except as noted in descriptions above. In addition, the lavender coloured cardstock is from American Crafts (since it went the best with my wrapping paper).