Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Papertrey Ink January 2011 Blog Hop "Wannabe" Sweet Love Valentine

Had I had a chance to participate yesterday this would have been my Papertrey Ink card for their January Blog Hop, but family came first and my card is "a day late and a dollar short", as my sweet Mother used to say -- Sigh!!! I really enjoyed pulling out this little used PTI Sweet Love set and inking it up. You can't go wrong with Raspberry Fizz and black, so I simply stamped the swirly BG and sentiment in True Black ink, added 2 heart-shaped Amuse twinkles colored with Copic RV19 to a vellum Mat Stack 1 die cut. Then my centerpiece was added to a silver doily from my stash and mounted front & center over black velvet ribbon!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 046 #2: Technique - Scoring!

Spring Card

This "spring" card design is one I found about three years ago at Splitcoast Stampers here. I thought it was unique enough to qualify for the "scoring" technique required for JustRite's current challenge. My card measures 4 inches square when folded flat because I used paper from Martha Stewart's 4" x 11" Valentine's Punch Pad.

I had wanted to die cut this largest Spellbinder's Nested Heart in Shrink Plastic ever since I got them and I was quite happy with how it turned out. My sentiment was created with JustRite Myriad Font Pro 50 point stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink. The die cut measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and shrank to about 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". If you want yours to be a charm, don't forget to punch a large hole at the top and use a large font for your sentiment, as those will both shrink proportionately also! Because different brands shrink differently, check your package instructions.
Card shown folded flat

I added the Spellbinder's Eyelet Square die to the front of my card, laced a narrow flat fiber through some beads and then through the top eyelet and tied a knot. I enjoyed just playing with some products I'd had for a while and hope you'll check out this fun "spring" card and try one yourself!

Edited to Add: I used Frosted Ruff N' Ready shrink plastic and Copic R46 to color my heart die cut before stamping my sentiment. Also, I use my embossing heat gun to shrink my items, not my oven!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 046: Technique - Scoring!

The first JustRite Friday Challenge for 2011 is sponsored by Scor-Pal and is to use scoring on your card (other than for the card's fold)! Using a 1" strip cut from an old book page, I scored every 1/4" and then secured the ends of my long strip, forming a circular BG embellishment for my sentiment from JustRite's Romantic Sentiments. I then die-cut my SB's Inverted Circle from my striped CS and added scoring between the black lines for more accent, plus a narrow scored book-page strip along the bottom edge. Unfortunately, I don't own the Scor-Pal, because it would have been much faster/easier to score the book page strips without having to move them to score every 1/4"!
Paper: DCWV Striped Black and Cream CS (All Dressed Up stack); black, cream CS (from stash); old book page
Stamps: JustRite Romantic Sentiments Set
Ink: Memento's Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Ribbon; A'Muse Twinkle Stickers
Tools: Spellbinders' Wizard and Inverted Circle Die; Copic R35 (to color clear heart gem)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Marge's Monday Card Corner for CMIT (January, 2011)

Happy 2011 and welcome to my Monday Card Corner for our Creating Memories in Time blog! Pennants are all the rage in paper crafting and scrapbooking right now, so I used the QuicKutz "Pennant" die to create my Love card. Designer papers used today are My Mind's Eye's "Love Nest", edge distressed with Tim Holtz "Antique Linen" ink. ZVA Creative pearls in a soft shade of pink were added atop my cream lace. This card was really fun to make and I LOVE how these dies worked perfectly for the look I was going for! This card fits a regular business envelope.
The die, pearls, ink and papers used are available at Creating Everlasting Memories, as well as many other wonderful products, so I invite you to visit our eBay store for all the unbelievable products/fabulous prices currently available.
If you'd like to follow this sketch and for a complete list of all products used, please check out our CMIT Blog. Thanks so much for coming by today!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Creating Memories in Time: ATC Tuesday

It's ATC Tuesday again for Creating Memories in Time -- I really hope you'll join us by making your very own Valentine-themed Artist Trading Card and posting it to our CMIT Blog (click above link and scroll down for InLinkz to link yours). We'll be voting for our favorite ATC and if you win, you'll receive a lovely prize from Creating Everlasting Memories. Hope you're intrigued enough to join us!!!

My ATC uses the following products available from Creating Everlasting Memories:
Papers: My Minds Eye "Love Nest" 12" x 12" Paper Pad
Dies: QuicKutz "Pennant and "Love Birds" (hearts) dies
Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Embellishments: ZVA Creative Self-Adhesive Pearls

Additional products:
Papers: Cream CS (for ATC base)
Stamps: JustRite 15-pt. Times New Roman Alpha
Ink: VersaColor's Burgundy pigment ink
Embellishments: Hobby Lobby Cream lace (by-the-yard) and Lt. pink Decorative Trim (roll)
Tape: 1/8” double-sided tape

Full directions are listed on our CMIT blog for each ATC created by our Design Team.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Campin' Out: QuicKutz Style

I thought this QuicKutz 'tent' die was the perfect mate to my wildlife and pines paper! My tent was die cut from Bazzill cardstock in greens and browns. I then cut the zipper pull and tent stakes from craft foil for accent. Using kraft cardstock for the hilly foreground my tent is staked to, I distressed it and all my paper's edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink.

This will be a perfect card for any hikers, hunters, campers, Boy Scouts or nature lovers in your life, as well as a great die to use for those future scrapbook pages you might be planning.

You can grab this die at Creating Everlasting Memories, along with a huge assortment of others for your 2011 paper crafting needs!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Masculine Happy Birthday Card: JustRite Style

I had previously seen this card in Paper Crafts Magazine (July/August 2010) issue and marked it so I would remember I wanted to make my own version of it! I've used all the same Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf DPs that Debbie Olson did in her card, stitching all those together first before adhering to my CS.
I switched sentiments as suggested and made mine a male birthday card instead. I used JustRite's All Occasion Nested Sentiments for my greeting, stamped on a Spellbinders' Ribbon Tag, and threaded it with a felt stitched ribbon from Michaels. I also stamped a tiny branch from PTI's Turning a New Leaf at the top edge of my tag, as well as stamping and cutting out some large leaves to tuck behind my tag. I just LOVE these DPs and stamps and think they work well for those sometimes difficult masculine cards.


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