Friday, August 28, 2015

SAF Free Exclusive Set...

Are you all ready for Stamp-A-Faire?  It's an exciting day around here as we get to share our cards using the 2015 Exclusive SAF set!


I created this card using an ombre effect with Sweet Blush and Berry Sorbet on the dress.  I love how the dress and the outline don't match up.  Gives it such a fun flowy feel.  I added in the sentiment to the card front and then cut an angle off the panel so I could have the diagonal stripes peek through.  To add a little shine to the card, I added in 2 enamel dots under the front panel.  I thought it gave a little dress meets tuxedo look for our fashion theme.


Stop over to Nichole's blog to see what the rest of the team has made up for today.

If you are participating in SAF, are you getting together with friends?  I can't wait for tomorrow to see what you all create.  Hope you have a fun day and we will see you back tomorrow!

Supply List:

Stamps: SAF 2015 Exclusive Set
Paper: Stampers Select White
Ink: PTI True Black, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush
Misc: Black Enamel Dots

Monday, August 24, 2015

Moments Inked Coupon Book...

If you are like me, you are loving all these Moments Inked stamps and dies.  I love being able to personalize my planner and make lists and lists and more lists.  Did I mention I love lists?

The great thing about all these fun tools, is that they are so very versatile.  I have a not-so-typical-planner post today, to share a little coupon book I made using a couple of the Moments Inked dies...and several other fun Papertrey Ink goodies.  I will link and list everything at the end of this post.   Let's get started.

First off here is the cover to the coupon book.  I wanted to make something for my daughter...a little back to school gift with some uplifting sentiments, mixed with a fun little treat on the back of each page.


I used one of the Moments Inked: Basic Page dies to make this little book.  I die cut 6 pages in kraft card stock.  On each page, I added the perforated line die with the MI Edge Dies.  I also added in some lines to add that notebook look, using a stamp from the Listed set.  For the cover, I added in an apple die from Enclosed: Apple with a  sentiment from Lunchbox Love.

**Let's quickly chat about the Lunchbox Love set.  I love this set so much.  All the sentiments and the fonts are so amazing and so good for kids of any age.  A must have for your stash!

OK back to the book...I made a pencil tag using the Pencil Me In die and stamp set.  I popped a hole in the eraser end and tied it up with a bow on the spiral binding.  What is that spiral binding you ask? Well, I found an old spiral notebook that my daughter wasn't using and snipped a piece off.  It twists right into place!  


On the back of each page I ATG'd a coupon I printed out from this site HERE.  And then to the front of each page, I added in a little inspirational message.

The second page uses Enclosed: Star die and stamp set.  I cut out the back with some vellum just so it would stand out from the background lines.


Page 3 is decorated with another Lunchbox Love sentiment and a butterfly die...


I used the Shaker Shapes: Pencil die on this page, along with another Lunchbox Love sentiment....


I cut a simple circle and added in this fun sentiment and smily face....both from Lunchbox Love.


The last page features a "hugs" die with a message I want to pass along to her for this first year of middle school.


The lines on every page can be used for personalized notes or just decoration.  Here is a quick close up of the perforated line so each page can be ripped off and the coupon redeemed.  This perforated line die is so handy for a coupon book making your own lists that can be ripped off.  It's also a fun detail to add onto a card front.


There are lots more uses for all of the Moments Inked supplies.  They are so versatile for planning and for paper crafting.

Here is a list of the stamps and dies I used to complete the book....

Moments Inked: Basic Page Dies
Lunchbox Love Stamp Set
Moments Inked Edged Dies
Listed Stamp Set
Enclosed: Apple Die
Shaker Shapes: Pencil Die
Pencil Me In Stamp Set
Pencil Me In Die
Enclosed: Star Mini Stamp Set
Enclosed: Star Die
Life is Beautiful Die
Big Hugs Stamp Set
Big Hugs Die

HERE is a link to the coupons I printed off.

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Thanks so much for stopping in!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello Sunshine!

Happy Monday!  Or is it?  :)  We are on the count down to school starting so Monday's will go back to being dreaded here soon.  Today its a lazy day and you have no idea how that makes me over the moon happy!  We haven't had many lazy days this summer....we have had so much fun...but these days are needed.  

I have a fun little summer feelin' card to share today.  These goodies brought to you by My Favorite Things....


This window die is SO much fun!  I love the stitching detail.  I used a couple of distress inks to color the background from orange to yellow.  Then I stamped the sentiment in the center.  I actually colored something with Copics...gasp...I know! I love the small image from this MFT set called Polynesian Paradise.


So that is it for today! Stay tuned because I have some more MFT goodness to share from this August release coming soon!

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

PTI Release in Review...

Today's the day over at Papertrey Ink!  This release has been so much fun and I hope you have enjoyed my posts.  I have just a few more cards to share with you.  Do you have a shopping list yet?  Lots of fun new goodies for sure!

This first card uses the new sets....

Fall Florals
Keep it Simple: New Home
Tucked In: New Home
Branching Out Die


I masked off several stripes and then stamped the flower images in Pure Poppy, Melon Berry and Aqua Mist.  I added in the New Home sentiment in black ink.  The Branching Out die was cut out of Soft Stone card stock and then in vellum.  I glued down the Soft Stone layer but then only added adhesive to parts of the vellum branch so I could curl up the leaves.  


I added in the new Tucked In sentiment for the perfect card for a friend with an upcoming move.


Next, I used the new set and dies called Pumpkin Patch.  I also added in some Enclosed: Leaf.  


The background leaf was cut in Simply Chartreuse and then the little veins were also stamped in SC.  In the background, I did a little black Copic mist and added in a gold stripe from Background Basics: Super Stripes.  I used the "grateful" from Enclosed: Leaf and cut out 3 layers to glue together for a more bold, white sentiment. 


The last card uses an image from Quilted: Autumn and a sentiment from Scribbled Sentiments.  


I drew a pencil line across the white card stock to add the leaves and sentiment in evenly.  I added a layer of striped card stock underneath for a quick, CAS card.  


That's it for me today.  Stop over to Nichole's blog to see the rest of the release projects and details on the prize.  Hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping in!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hallows Eve Inspiration...

Hi Crafty Friends!  Hope you are having a great day.  Are you enjoying this PTI release so far?  Lots of fun stuff, right?  Today's new goodies are all about halloween.  I have a fun little grouping of treats to share.


So the first treat is a little Pint Container decorated with the Pint Size Wrap die in an orange polka dot paper.  I added in Petite Places: Spook Manor under a Clear Dome.  I made in a tag made from Haunted Headstones to the top of the pint container with some twine from the Make it Market: Halloween Pin Up kit and some Royal Velvet Saddle Stitch Ribbon.


Can you see all the fun details in the Petite Places set?  Some pumpkins, a tree, a ghost and even a little trick or treater!


I took several of the bats and glued them to the top inside of the globe to look like they are flying around.  I also put in a few orange, purple and clear sequins for a little more detail.


The next is a little goodie bag made from the Make it Market: Halloween Pin Ups.  I die cut the paper that comes in the kit to cover the clothespin.  Then I added in a little tag and a piece of the orange polka dot paper I have been using to tie all these projects together.


I made a card using Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn to finish the set of goodies.


I cut the outline of the Candy Corn apart to add in all 3 colors.  I love the stitched look of this die.  So cute!


To finish this card off, I added in the treat or treat sentiment from Keep it Simple: Halloween.  


This is it for the August group posts.  We will have more of the release to share tomorrow but in the mean time here are some more links to check out...

Hope you have a great day and we will see you back here tomorrow!