Monday, September 26, 2016

MFT Creative Construction...

Our Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge for My Favorite Things this month was to think outside the box....

Squares and rectangles are pleasing to the eye and lend an orderly feel to your cards but unexpected shapes add energy and excitement! From angled panels and wonky shapes to curves, waves, and special forms – Blueprints provides the perfect solution to any design dilemma. Check out how our designers featured these unique elements in this month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints challenge.

I used Blueprints 22 to make a fun panel, along with the new Hello sentiment die.  I saw a recent video HERE, and was inspired to create a window sentiment card....


First, I did some ink blending on white cardstock and hit it with some water droplets.  Next, I cut out the large stitched panel in Blueprints 22.  I also used the new Hello die on the front of the card.  I lined up the top of the card with the card base and cut out the second hello.  To anchor the center of the "o", I added some clear acetate to the card base.  


I finished the card with some washi and 3 black dots...

Here is a shot of the inside of the card.  


Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the team has created for today.  Thanks so much for stopping in!



Supply List:



More of the PTI September Release....

With all the busyness that September has delivered our way, I had 3 sets left to create with for the Papertrey release. After coming home from a couple of trips, I finally had time to sit down and make some a couple projects.

First up, the new Ombre Sentiments: Holiday.


I used one sentient stamp to create a background.  9 of the images fit perfectly in one A2 size card.  I used the Text Block: Christmas die in Hawaiian Shores card stock.....going for totally non-trad colors here....and then added a layer of velum behind it to mute the background just a little.


My last project is a fun little tag.  I used Dress Up Dolls: Elves, Elf Sentiments, Fancy Pants: Holiday and Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook die.


The frame in Elf Sentient fits perfeclty onto the notebook die.  Then I added in the Fancy Pants sentiment.  I die cut and colored the elf and the packages.  It was so each to clothespin the tag onto a burlap bag filled with candy for a quick and easy gift!


You can find all the new goodies for this month by clicking HERE.

Hope you have enjoyed my holiday projects and the whole PTI September Release.  Thanks so much for stopping in!  :)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

SOA Candy Cane Lane Collection....

Have you seen the latest Collection from Stamp of Approval?  It is the Candy Cane Lane Collection and it is adorable!  And today you can head on over to the SOA blog and sign up on the wait list so this amazing box can be YOURS!  :)

Here is one more quick, CAS card I made using the goodies in the box.....


I stamped the sentiment on the table and then added in the candy canes.  I attached the label to a scored card base and done!  Super easy to mass produce for Christmas!


Head on over to the Stamp of Approval to learn all about this latest collection and how to get a one for your own!  Thanks so much for coming by!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Stamp of Approval Blog Hop...


Hello there!  I am so excited to be hopping along with the ladies over at Stamp of Approval.  IF you don't know what Stamp of Approval is....

Stamp of Approval is a hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box (the boxes are adorable by the way) that releases quarterly. The products from this collection won’t be available for individual sale until much later this year! The first box released last year and sold out within hours, so be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed when the collection goes on sale to the WL on September 21st! Not only do you get a box FULL of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a downloadable PDF Project Guide (for free!) with tons of project tutorials using them!

The newest Collection is called Candy Cane Lane and it is beautiful!  Here are 2 samples I have made, using products from the box.  


For this first card, I stamped the Peppermint Stick Background for the card base.  I took the sentiment  from Hip Holiday and stamped it in black ink and then took the images from Merry and Bright Boughs and created a fun design.  I popped this card front up on fun foam, leaving a little of the peppermint stick background showing. 


This next card would be super simple to mass produce for the holidays....


I used the Peppermint Stick Background on the card base again.  I matted it with a white sheet of card stock to leave about 1/4" of the background showing.  Next, I used that gorgeous embossing die and the sentiment and images from Merry and Bright Boughs, and created a fun panel for the card front.  


To order this Candy Cane Lane Stamp of Approval Collection be sure to follow this link and get your name on the email notification list. These sell out pretty fast so  head on over to Cathreine's blog to learn more and get your own box!  You will get all signed up and Catherine will email you the instant this collection goes on sale on September 21st. As per the perks of being a StampNation member, you will get the notification one hour before the public notifications go out. Head on over and sign up!

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog along the hop for your chance to win a box!


So glad you came by today!  Here is the full blog hop list!  Don't forget to stop by and comment on each blog.  Have a great day!

Laurie Willison - you are here! 
Lisa Harrolle  
Jennifer Ingle  


Supply Lists:

Card #1

Stamps: Peppermint Stick Background (Catherine Pooler Designs), Hip Holiday (Catherine Pooler Designs), Merry and Bright Boughs (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Neenah Solar White Card stock
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Dark Chocolate (PTI), Pure Poppy (PTI), Harvest Gold (PTI)
Misc: Fun Foam 

Card #2

Stamps: Merry and Bright Boughs (Catherine Pooler Designs), Peppermint Stick Background
Paper: Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Pure Poppy (PTI), Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Harvest Gold (PTI)
Misc: Merry Labels Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

PTI Release in Review...

Its release day over at Papertrey Ink!  I have just a few projects left to share using the new stamps!

First up, Splits: Merry & Bright....


I took a ruler and added a light pencil line down the center of the card and then stamped the image in gold down the middle 3 times.  Next, I stamped the "merry & bright" in black and added in a pen dot in between each sentiment.  I added this card front to a black card base to finish it off. 


This next tag uses Holiday Swoosh and Holiday Greens Borders...


I did a blended ink background for the sky and then added in the border in Simply Chartreuse.  I added in some berries and the swoosh sentiment.  


I created another tag using the new set, Gifts of the Season.  


I love this stamp because it is so easy to line up and add the second bit of color to the packages.  I cut them out with the open dies and then popped it up on the tag with foam tape,. I added in a sentiment and finished it off with the ribbon and twine. 


This is it for me today.  Stop over to Nichole's blog to see more of today's release!  Thanks so much for coming by!