Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Masculine Birthday: Spellbinders' Sprockets Meets Papertrey Ink

We needed a masculine birthday card for a special friend from my hubby's past associations, so I chose Spellbinders' sprockets, die cut from their bronze metal foil. LOVE these metal foils for guy cards (and much more)!
My sentiment is heat embossed using two separate stamps from a fabulous Papertrey Ink set, Big Birthday Wishes, an awesome set for everyone from children to seniors!
To keep the masculine feel, I die cut the 80 from birch plywood purchased at Michaels with a retired Sizzix set and glued the "nail heads" (punch outs from the largest sprocket, actually!) to my numbers for added dimension.
We've had a couple "big" birthdays recently among friends/family, so I'm really putting this new PTI set to good use! Your visit today is much appreciated as well as any thoughts you'd like to share on my posts. :~)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink August, 2011 Blog Hop: Inspirational Photo Challenge

An inspirational photo (shown below) challenged us this month for Papertrey Ink's blog hop -- another great photo because it can be interpreted in so many ways! My inspiration came from the lady's checked dress and the bouquet of flowers. Every product used on my very CAS card is available at Papertrey Ink with the exception of the DMC embroidery floss and Sakura Jelly Roll glitter pen.
Using PTI's Stampers Select White CS for my 1/4 fold card, I die cut the right edge with Edger's #3 Die. Bitty Box Basics paper was used to cut a Half & Half die shape, as well as a 1" piece with the Edger's die. I glued this inside my card's right edge so it just peeks out for a tiny pop of color. LOVE the Half & Half and edger dies and I will use the larger edger on my envelope's edge too!
My stem, flower and sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes are stamped with Landscape and Raspberry Fizz inks. I think the Jelly Roll glitter pen adds a nice touch to my bloom! Then I simply tied embroidery floss through a PTI button for a very quick and simple finish.

Thanks for coming by and have a hopping good time today!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 056: Shaped Holiday Card or Tag

With 116-degree record-setting heat today in the desert, I chose white & silver for my Christmas card for the returning JustRite Friday Challenge. YAY!!! I'm very happy with the result and almost felt cool while working on it! Regardless, it's wonderful to have another holiday card for my stash.
This one features JustRite's Vintage Christmas ornaments stamped on pearl vellum, embossed in silver and framed using Spellbinders' Labels Sixteen. My frame is cut from Papertrey Ink's Shimmer CS, stamped with a Vintage Christmas border, silver embossed and mounted with foam dots to a silver CS layer die cut from Label Twenty-One's largest die. I traced that same die onto Shimmer CS and a folded grey card from my stash, cut around both by hand and mounted the main image with foam dots.
I used JustRite's 25-pt. Times New Roman alphabet for my sentiment, die cut with a Spellbinders' Grommet Tag.  Accents include narrow silver ribbon from my stash tied into a bow on the left to secure my sentiment tag and Recollections rhinestones.
I appreciate your stopping by today and hope you're keeping cool wherever you are!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch #203: Birthday Flea Market Style

I can't seem to leave this Flea Market (Colorbok) paper alone! Inspired by the Mojo Monday #203 sketch for this week, I now have another much-needed birthday card for my stash.
Starting with Papertrey Ink's Kraft CS, I added a rectangle of the DP, a Big Scalloped Circle LG Spellbinders' die cut from their glitter paper pack and a hand-cut "varnished" rose. Accents include a punched scalloped edge and Copic-colored lace sewn on by machine, as well as a "rose vine" corner and tiny floss bow.
My sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink and I hand cut it to fit in with my main image.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mehndi Medallion Thank You

If you've not yet seen this fabulous Mehndi Medallion acrylic stamp set by Papertrey Ink, you are truly missing out. It consists of the large medallion used here on my CAS card, 2 medium-sized medallions, a small one and 2 tiny ones, a total of 6 stamps for a mere $5 investment! I'd have purchased it even if it had been $15 or $24 just because the samples I've seen on Nichole's blog and the Papertrey Forum are amazing, but for such a teeny price tag, it's beyond a bargain. I think this is one set I may "wear out" in a short time -- LOL!
Today I've paired the medallion stamped in Aqua Mist ink with a sentiment from Giga Guide Lines stamped in True Black ink on white CS. For finishing touches I used PTI's Edgers #3 die along the card's opening, dabbed with Aqua Mist ink, and Martha Stewart seam binding in an absolutely perfectly-matched color IRL -- if only my camera could capture that -- sigh! Today Nichole's peek into this month's release revealed an impression plate of this very medallion -- be still my heart -- which almost makes me wish I had a job so I could purchase more often (big sigh)!


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