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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kraft & Blue Birthday

When I received these new stamps  and dies from Papertrey Ink I wanted to use them right away... and that's exactly what I did with this card.....
lots of new goodies all rolled into one card!! 
        Movers & Shakers: Zipper Die    +    Movers & Shakers Stamp set
        Background Basics: Medallion   +    Framed Out #1 Mini Stamp set

A close up of the 'zipper' detail. Once the zipper is pulled, 
it reveals another sentiment behind ..... a fun surprise!!
Card Stock Kraft, Rustic White;  Colormates: Deep Tempting Tanzanite
Inks =  KraftClose To My Heart: Moonstruck  
Other Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder;  CTMH: Moonstruck marker; photo corner punch

Here's a close up of the sentiment (Framed Out #1)
The sentiment stamp comes with a square frame but I chose to make a circle tag instead using a number of layers to create a focal point and accent the circles from the background design : SU 1 3/4" Scalloped Punch; Nestabilities Inverted Scallop; 1 1/4" Circle Punch;1 1/8" Circle Punch

I used more of the stamped background paper to accent the inside of the card and then added a sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink March 2012 Blog Hop Challenge

 Welcome Spring!! 
That's what this inspiration photo says to me!! 
Papertrey Ink has challenged us to make a project based 
on the colours and/or design  from  this site.  It's a warm &
sunny image called "Sunshine in a Box".  How fun!!


 Here's my card, using lots of these spring colours and goodies!
I think it could be called "Sunshine in a Basket" !!

I created a card using the colour scheme: Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist and
some of the patterns from the inspiration photo: polka dots and gingham.

I wanted to keep this post short, so I've just listed the card details below. If you wish further information, please leave your question in the comment section and I will respond.

Card Details: PTI (unless noted)
Picnic Basket = Vintage Picnic stamps and die; Polka Dot Parade Paper pack
Flowers = Friendship Jar: Spring Fillers; Copic markers; Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Butterfly/Trail = Sweet Spring;               Sentiment = Tag-Its #3
Lower Background = Background Basics: Gingham; Label Basics (double line)
Upper Background = Sponging technique: Spring Moss & Aqua Mist inks; Copic Markers 
Inks = Aqua Mist & Spring Moss; Memento Tuxedo Black; Close to My Heart Buttercup 
Card Stock = Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist;  Bella White    Other = Linen Impression Plate; Nestabilities Ovals & Big Scalloped Ovals;  yellow brads; small sunburst punch; My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Together" Twine 

Inside Details:
Sentiment = Vintage Picnic Sentiments
Other = Clear Dollar Stamps:  Happy Rainbow; Copic markers

Thanks for visiting today. enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop!!
Karen C.