Sunday, September 19, 2010

Paper Dolls Challenge #22

I'm so glad to be catching up with the Paper Dolls Challenges.  They have some fun challenges every week.  I'm not just saying that because I'm part of the group, either! (Hee hee!)

This week, it's Amy's turn to host. Her challenge is to create a CAS card with lots of white and a pop of color.  Sounds like fun, right!

After all the wonderful Christmas-themed sets that were released at Papertrey Ink this month, I was in the mood to make a Christmas card.

This card was so easy to make. I just stamped my holly sentiment, impressed the button half of the card, added the green border, and then placed all the embellishments. One of the quickest cards I ever made!

Love those Pure Poppy buttons and twine!

Do you notice the score lines I added to the green border? I first saw that done by Nichole Heady and thought it was such a simple idea but really added to a card.  I like the added impression on the bottom, but I should have used a polka dot one to match the holly. Oh, well. Next time.

I have one question for you before you go.  Anyone have a simpler method of tying a bow with twine?  My stubby little fingers nearly started cramping during my attempts to tie the bow and it still didn't turn our well.

Well, thanks for visiting!  Please stop by the Paper Dolls blog and play along with us!

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Holiday Button Bits
Paper:  SS White, New Leaf
Ink:  Wild Wasabi (SU), Riding Hood Red (SU)
Embellishments:  Pure Poppy buttons, Pure Poppy twine
Tools:  Scor-Buddy

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Paper Dolls Challenge #21

C is hosting this challenge for the Paper Dolls.  She wants us to create a card using Fall as our inspiration.

This card was so easy to make thanks to the wonderful products from Papertrey Ink. I die cut Mat Stack 4 from Summer Sunrise and cut it in half. After stamping the leaves on the white panel, I placed a half of the Mat Stack on each end and covered the seam with twill ribbon. I also impressed the card with my Woodgrain Impression Plate.

Here's a picture of the die-cut leaves. I love the way they look like they just fell off the tree.

If you have a chance, stop by the Paper Dolls and play along!

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Leaf Prints, Embellishments (sentiment)
Paper:  Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, SS White
Ink:  Terracotta Tile, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Embellishments:  Terracotta Tile twill ribbon
Tools:  Woodgrain IP, Mat Stack 4 die, Leaf Prints die

Friday, September 17, 2010

Paper Dolls Challenge #20

Quick post today.  Here's my card for Laurie's Paper Dolls Challenge. Her challenge is for us to make a project using a "school time" theme.

With four kids, I can always use a card for a teacher.  This is what I made.

I made the owl with the owl punch from Stampin' Up.  I also tried Dawn McVey's idea of stamping the ruler image from It's Official onto Summer Sunrise ribbon.  If you want to give this a try, use Staz On ink. When I tried dye and pigment inks, they bled.

I impressed the black panel and the yellow scallop rectangle with the Book Print plate. I distressed the black panel with my fingernails. To stamp "I Love School", I only inked the first words on the background stamp.

One of the reasons I bought the Pocket die is to be able to put little notes in it.  In this case, my daughter can write a short note for her teacher on it.

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  School Time, It's Official
Paper:  True Black, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, SS White, Dark Chocolate (owl), Terracotta Tile (owl's nose)
Ink:  Riding Hood Red (SU), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Staz-On
Embellishments:  Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon, googly eyes
Tools:  Book Print IP, Pocket die, scallop circle punch (EK Success), scallop rectangle (Nesties), owl punch (SU)