Shutter Pleat Thinking of You Card

shutter pleat paper thinking of you

I saw a photo of a floral shutter pleated dress recently, and thought, “let me do that with scrapbooking paper!” I used Allison Kreft’s designs from Webster’s Pages.

Supplies: Paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Webster’s Pages, DYMO label maker.

Thinking of You Card – Papertrey Ink July 2014 Blog Hop Challenge

pti july 2014 hop thinking of you

It’s that time again – Papertrey Ink’s July 2014 Blog Hop Challenge is TODAY.

The inspiration said “vintage” to me, so I went floral with a touch of gingham. I used both sides of my flower stamps – the back side for the “blob” of color, and the front side for the details in red.


pti july 2014 blog hop inspiration


Thanks for stopping by! Happy Hopping!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, gingham ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).

Carnation Thinking of You Card – Make it Monday #173 & Fusion Challenge {French Cupcakes}

make it monday 173 carnation thinking

I made this card specifically for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #173 – No Outline Watercolor, but when I checked out the lastest Fusion Challenge (July 17th) {French Cupcakes}, I felt it worked for that challenge as well.

I stamped my carnation in pale pink, then watercolored it using the same pale pink. The leaves were done the same way in green. The white space was then watercolored with Crumb Cake (it turned out rather vintage), and I added a gold mat and a gold embossed sentiment.

I bought this Papertrey Ink carnation stamp set when it was first released because I really love carnations (one of the very few flowers that doesn’t drive my allergies crazy). But I struggle using it, I never feel that I get the coloring right. I am relatively pleased with the way this version turned out.

Here is the Fusion inspiration – I’m totally about the photo (again!), not about the sketch.

fusion french cupcakes 7 17 2014

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Pink Pirouette, inks – Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery (retired), Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail Powder, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!

Subtle Sympathy Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#64

ric64 muted sympathy

Here is my interpretation of the latest Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#64).

I made a very simple, very muted sympathy card. The flowers and stems were stamped off once before being stamping onto the Sahara Sand cardstock. I added a sentiment embossed in white, and scattered white dots with a Signo Gel Pen. I also scored the paper horizontally, twice from the front, once from the back.

ric64 close up

Here is the inspiration piece by Bottega Veneta:

BottegaVeneta ric64

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery (retired), Pool Party, Signo Gel Pen, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, gold organdy ribbon – Stampin’ Up!

Offspring Created Card

a and j nathan card

Offspring2 needed a birthday card for a friend this past weekend, and asked Offspring3 to aid in the process.

I always love to see what they create when they use my tools and supplies!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, VersaMark, dies – Lifestyle Crafts, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder.

Skyline Birthday Card

nathans city birthday

One of Offspring2′s friends celebrated a birthday recently. This friend is studying architecture. Over spring break, Offspring2 had friends over and I did not have time to clean up my crafting mess, and the friends were all a bit surprised – “your mom does WHAT?”…except for the architecture student. He has been over twice since then to create.

I am hoping he “gets” this mixed media creation!

I did not have a cloud stencil, but I did have cloud dies, so I made the stencils I needed to apply embossing paste. Here is a close up of the texture of the clouds:

embossing paste clouds

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Basic Grey, Canson Watercolor, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (city scape), Memory Box (clouds), Stampin’ Up! (banner), generic watercolor paints, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Dreamweaver embossing paste.

Summer Stripe Birthday Card

bhg hammock birthday

This card was born from a page in my latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens (July 2014). I love the colors, the stripes.

I sponged the inks over a Heidi Swapp Stencil mini. I kept it gender neutral and easy to mail. (no sequins, enamel dots or jewels)

Here is my inspiration:

bgh july 2014 hammock inspiration

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, inks – Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


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