Saturday, December 18, 2010

Unscripted 86 & a piggyback

Time for another sketch challenge. This one comes with a piggyback challenge. A piggyback challenge is an extra task you can add to the sketch. This time our piggyback challenge was to create the sketch without using patterned paper. Oh no! Say it isn't SO! I love my patterned paper. It is almost an addiction. But I did the best I could and created these 2 little cards. Both were ideas I had been kicking around for quite some time. So this was a good time to go for it.

This card uses my PTI Star Prints set and a star punch. Quick and easy and makes for a nice bright card suitable for either a girl or a boy.

For this card I decided to use my PTI butterfly dies. One die is from Dawn McVey's signature series and the other is the die that matches Butterfly Dreams. These 2 butterflies layer quite nicely. The other thing I wanted to do was try my hand at creating some paper like Dawn's Sweet Symphony. (scroll down a teeny bit to see it) Now this is a perfect time for me to do this since the piggyback challenge was to NOT use patterned paper.

The sentiment I used was also from Dawn McVey's Signature Series:Dress Form. (Got to love that gal's creative juices - they flow and inspire me)

I really love how this turned out. I took WM's Sheet Music set and stamped it in PTI's Vintage Tea Dye Chai and then I took Memento Ink and stamped polka dots from PTI's Polka Dot Basics II over the top. LOVE, LOVE, love how this looks! Next I am going to try stamping the music over the top of some of my polka dot paper (but again no patterned paper for this particular challenge) but I will be sure to share here once I do.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birthday Binders - sshhh no peeking

Christmas presents too! If you are a lady in my family turn around right now. Do not enter...

I made birthday binders for the ladies in my family for Christmas. What fun! I used almost exclusively products from Papertrey Ink. Supply list will follow...

These are the cards I am filling the binders with. Took me awhile to get them all done but I finally finished. I am thinking of making a couple more to have on hand for quick gifts and then fill with cards as I make them. But I do have a lot of other things I need to finish working on. I will post them if/when I finish.


stamp sets: (for the binders)Calendar Basics, Turning a New Leaf, Friends 'til the End, Vintage Labels, (for the cards) Mat Stack 1 Collection, Friends 'til the End, Turning a New Leaf, Everyday Treats, Friendship Jar Fillers, cupcake Collection, Star Prints, Signature Series: Dress Form, Big & Bold Wishes, Polka Dot Basics II, Birthday Bash Sentiments, Fillable Frames #4

(NON-PTI sets - Waltzingmouse Sheet Music and Text It)

DIES: Dress Form, Fillable Frames #9, Butterfly, Signature Series butterfly, Mat Stack #1, 3, 4, Just the Ticket border, Medium Scallop border, Victorian Lace border, Double Ended Banner and Limited labels. (also used a star punch)

INK: all PTI - ask if you want to know specific colors

EXTRAS: spellbinders ribbon die, PTI Kraft Binders and Birthday Calendar Pages, all cardstock is PTI and the patterned paper on the one binder is CTMH.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #85

Unscripted Sketches has another great sketch for us this week.

I have yet another card to share with you. This card is also going into the birthday binders I am making (6 of them). I struggled with this for a few moments. I knew I wanted to use my new dress form die from Papertrey Ink along with its matching stamp set. But I just wasn't sure how I wanted to portray the horizontal strip.

What I ended up doing is flipping the sketch. I used a Text It background stamp from Waltzingmouse for the main strip. Then I added bitty dot ribbon from PTI in Fresh Linen over the text. I used my PTI Mat Stack #4 die for the white frame on the front of the card. I used my dress form die on the new Happy spots paper and tied it with silk ribbon and that represents the vertical strip. The silk ribbon was white but I died it brown with my Copic marker and then tied it around the waist of the dress. I stamped the bottom of the dress form in Dark Chocolate ink. The sentiment is also from the new PTI stamp set designed by Dawn McVey called Signature Series: Dress Form. Love this little $5 set.

Hope you enjoy this addition to my christmas presents collection. Let me know when you play along.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #84

Welcome to this week's project for Unscripted Sketches.

I am making a set of cards to add to my birthday binders. This card just happens to be one of them. (hopefully, the recipients of these gifts aren't reading my crafty blog). I am finding inspiration in these sketches and using a sketch as a good opportunity to knock out a set of 6 (the number of binders I am attempting to get done for Christmas).

On this project I used all Papertrey Ink products unless otherwise noted. For this sketch I used patterned paper for the strips along the right side - they come from the Library Ledger and Distressed Dots papers. On the main layer I ran it through my cuttlebug with a PTI Impression Plate (diamonds). Love that look. I then used Mat stack #3 die to cut my Melon Berry cardstock. I stamped the flowers from Friendship Jar Fillers in Berry Sorbet, the sentiment is stamped in Dark Chocolate ink and comes from the Four of a Kind CHA set. I distressed the edges of this frame as well as the main layer with my Vintage Tea Dye Duos. Love the look this gives to a project. I also stamped the Friendship Jar flowers in Berry Sorbet onto the front of the envelope. Love how I can easily make things matchy-matchy.

Enjoy! Let me know if you decide to play along so I can check out your projects.

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