Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink June 2011 Blog Hop: Color Inspiration

I took my inspiration for Papertrey Ink's June 2011 Blog Hop from the colors in the wall and the tulle on the dance wear in the inspiration photo. Using various widths of PTI CS and DPs, I zig-zag stitched them together to form my card's BG.

I next cut 2 white tags from Tag Sale #1 die and after stamping my sentiment and decorative details and adding pearls to one tag, I ran a basting stitch through a piece of tulle, gathered it and folded it to create two layers. Then I adhered the tulle with Scor-Tape along the back edges of the stamped tag and used Scor-Tape to adhere the 2nd tag to the back to finish it. Ribbon and tulle through the tag's top finish it off.

I'm very anxious to see what fabulous creations everyone else posts today!

All CS/DP, stamps, ink (Papertrey Ink)
Pearls (ZVA Creative)
Ribbon & Tulle (from stash)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #62: Beach/Summer Theme

This week's challenge at My Sheri Crafts perfectly fits a project I just completed using Tattered Angels Seaside Beachcomber Embossed Glimmer Chips/Tiles, various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
This brings back memories of visiting the CA beaches when our kids were little, since we lived within 30 minutes of the ocean. Although I was never a big fan of actually being in the water or the hot clingy sand everywhere, the ocean itself is such a gorgeous powerful force rolling onto shore. I think I'm much better suited to dry land and now living in the SW desert, I definitely get to experience that -- LOL!
This project was something definitely out of my comfort zone, but it was fun to experiment with the mists and play with the tile and especially the fish/seashell chips, all while taking a little walk down memory lane!

Products used:
Tattered Angels Seaside Beachcomber Embossed Glimmer Chips
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (various colors)
QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts 2011 Spring Gift Set RV (Alpha letters)

Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Antique Linen/Wild Honey)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Masculine Well Wishes Card

When my mojo has gone missing, I scour the web hoping to find inspiration again. When all else failed recently, I decided to organize my beloved Spellbinders' dies and Sprightly Sprockets caught my attention. I CASEd a card I'd seen by Judy Hayes, changing up the papers, sentiment die and sentiment. I too sanded my gorgeous SEI papers and really love how this turned out -- perfect get well wishes for a male friend of ours!  I'm now hopeful my creative juices will begin flowing and I'll be posting again soon! Do you ever turn to CASEing a card for this same reason?
Papers: SEI's Windsor line
Stamps: Papertry Ink's Everyday Classics (Limited Edition)
Ink: Papertrey Ink's Dark Chocolate
Dies: Spellbinders' Labels Sixteen, Labels Eighteen, Labels Twenty-One, Sprightly Sprockets, Ribbon Tags Three
Miscellaneous: brads, sand paper

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lifestyle Crafts Spring 2011 Wildflower Gift Set Album

I recently received the Lifestyle Crafts Spring 2011 Wildflower Gift Set (on sale right now at Creating Everlasting Memories), which includes this album, plus 11 dies, mini alphabet die set and 24 patterned papers. I don't normally scrapbook, but this was just too tempting.
For the cover I've used one of the patterned papers and solid papers also included to die cut the darling bird. I chose cream felt to die cut the flower petals, edged them in Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink and added a glittery brad. One day I'll finish it off with some treasured photos, but in the meantime I'm really enjoying looking at it every time I enter my craft room.
If any of you are Tattered Angels fans, be sure to check out the giveaway at our Creating Memories in Time blog. The monthly challenge there is to create either a Father's Day or Independence Day project -- very simple -- and you could win a ton of TA goodies!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Double-Pocket Tag Card

This double-pocket card follows a pattern I’ve had for years on a piece of folded computer paper and I don't recall who first shared it with me now. It requires one 8 ½” x 11“ sheet of double-sided CS (all-over patterns work; one-way patterns will not).
Fold top left section over top right section with folded corner to inside. Create a 4 ¼” folded corner at bottom right just as you did on top left corner and fold this section up over top right section, folding left bottom section to the back of your card.To complete double-pocket card, tape first pocket edge to card front; tape bottom left pocket edges down. For my card front I die cut 4 Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Tags (CC-TAGS-01 available at Creating Everlasting Memories), stamped a different birthday greeting on each, set an eyelet at top center, embellished with fibers and added them to my pockets.

I then stamped a large birthday sentiment on the inside of my card.


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