Thursday, April 28, 2011

SEI Link Party 8

this is for the SEI Link Party over on the SEI blog. i am in love with this SEI Sunday Brunch: Bridgeport paper. it is wide striped on the flip side, and just as pretty.
it is wrapped in white organza ribbon, then topped with a small vellum envelope that i handmade without a template. (i'm kinda proud of that! ;) ) it has a little piece of card stock inside that has "wonderful friend" stamped on it. the sentiments are from PTI.

the little banner tag sticking out from the double buttons is the flip side of the SEI sunday brunch paper.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Turning New Leaf Die

Michelle has been using so many cute A Muse papers lately, that i decided to get some of mine out. (can't wait for my A Muse order to come in!) I was playing with my new PTI leaf die, and loved the way the A Muse Madeira paper looked thru the negative.
super easy card, just stamped the sentiment from PTI in snow white, and tied some A Muse ribbon around it too.
just added a word window punch and button to this A Muse vintage paper, and its done!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Make It Monday 11 & 12

this is for Papertrey's Make It Monday 12. but i loved the one for last week(#11) and didn't get to do one, so i decided to combine the two challenges.
i have seen this done using a nestie as a border. i think it works as long as i have one big enough, and i don't have to mess with pencil marks and erasing.
this is PTI's Everyday Button Bits stamp set, and the PTI cloud dies.
this is in tribute to my very first bike, it was pink and white and named Pepper! ah, the memories!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dahlia Card Set with Box

i am addicted to this new Stampendous Jumbo Dahlia stamp. so i made this set for the Card Set Challenge over on the Moxie Fab blog. this also qualifies for the PPA89 challenge, Cards with Flowers.
the blue is SU cool caribbean, with SU groovy guava.
can you tell i couldn't decide which pics to upload? so i did one from every angle!
the box is from these instructions from Splitcoaststampers. i stamped the flowers on the cardstock before i scored it for folding, so that the flower would be wrapped around the edges. i love the look of the corner.
i also stamped it on SU groovy guava paper with Versamark and clear embossed it. then used my aquapen to darken the petals with SU groovy guava and really rust inks.
i made the tag on top with PTI's Fillable Frames & buttons with twine. i stamped off the center of the dahlia stamp and then stamped it again on the die cut. i wanted it to be lighter in the center so that i could stamp the sentiment. then realized that all of the cards and box lid were on PTI vintage cream paper, and i did the tag with white paper. so i darkened the edges with PTI's tea dye. i think the sentiment stands out even more that way.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Beautiful Balloon

i did this card for the My Beautiful Balloon Challenge over on the Moxie Fab blog. the stamp set is from PTI's Everyday Button Bits, and the clouds are cream felt from PTI and the PTI cloud dies. the paper is My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose. i wanted it to look like the mountains below were flower covered.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring is Here

steph's tulips are blooming again. i used photography app to "grunge" up these 2 pics. i think i love the dandelion pic the best.

this one has the color splash app. i just love hyacinth.