Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Missed it again!

Yes, I missed the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop again. I started my project late and, by the time I finished it, the link was closed. Here it is anyway.

I needed to make something fast so I opted to make another clear notecard. I used to cross-stitch and making french knots was one of my favorite things to do. So, I used french knots as sprinkles on the cupcake.  I used the cupcake from Cupcake Collections to make the background. (The card isn't scratched up. That's just the reflection from my flash and light sources. It's not easy photographing clear sheets.)

These notecards are great for kids' birthday tags. Just punch a hole at the top and use some twine or ribbon to attach it to a gift bag.

Here's a close-up of the "sprinkles". I stitched them onto felt. I used the Angled Label die for the sentiment.

(Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the back. I'll try to do that and post them later.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls #35

This next project is for Katie's Paper Dolls Challenge. Her challenge this week is to make a project using your scraps. You can cut a piece of cardstock for your base, if necessary, but nothing else.

This was perfect for me because I had these left-over pieces of journaling tags that were part of a kit I had. They've been sitting on my desk for weeks. I couldn't bring myself to throw them away because they were too cute.

No full sheet of cardstock was harmed during the making of this card. :)

I usually make two card bases whenever I have to cut into a full sheet. The blue base was already waiting for me to use it. All the other pieces were scraps that I cut into the necessary sizes. Even the little slip of ribbon on top was a scrap. I rarely throw away ribbon scraps because you can use them in so many different ways. This is one of them.

Here's another card I made using mostly scraps.

This is another piece of the journaling tag. The Scarlet Jewel card base was from my stash of pre-cut bases. I have to admit that the Hawaiian Shores twill ribbon was not from scraps. 

I stamped onto the Tim Holtz clear tags with Staz-On ink. I messed up a little, but that's what makes it "hand made".

I hope you find some time to play along with this week's Paper Dolls Challenge

Monday, April 4, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls #34

This is my submission to C's Paper Dolls Challenge.  There's still plenty of time to play along and add your link.

Her challenge is to make a simple "gratitude" card using a background stamp.

Making scenes aren't easy for me, but I actually had a lot of fun making this one. I used stamps from both Beautiful Blooms sets for all the images, even the sun! The sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages.

It's hard to tell, but I inked the top with Spring Rain ink using a cotton ball. The grass was cut using the grass die from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Make It Monday #8

I didn't think I'd be able to make anything for this week's Make It Monday challenge. One, my mojo's been on vacation. And, two, I don't have a blending tool. I decided to try anyway and I'm glad I did.

Since I don't have a blending tool, I used cotton balls instead. They're cheap, easy to use, and I already had some.

I kept it simple. I've always liked the look of silhouettes. The Larger Than Life stamp set was perfect for what I had in mind. I thought about adding some black pearls in the corner somewhere, but my mojo wouldn't answer so I just left well enough alone. I still need to work on my color choices and positioning, but I'm satisfied with it.