Monday, September 26, 2016

Rustic Stars on Brown

A few rustic stars and a few brown colors.  Almost monochromatic, and very handsome in real life. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) classic kraft, dark chocolate (dark brown), Americana (reddish brown), and stamper's select white.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI fillable frames #2, stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink cube. The stars are from PTI military stars, stamped with PTI classic kraft, dark chocolate, and Americana ink cubes.
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

White Frame with Red, Blue, and Yellow Panels

A set of three cheerful cards with red, blue, and yellow panels set in a white frame.  Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), summer sunrise (yellow), enchanted evening (blue), stamper's select white, and three prints from PTI in bloom 8 x 8" patterned paper.
  • Dies are PTI cover plate: comic strip, pencil blooms, and wonderful words: hello.
  • For the flower centers, instead of the pencil blooms center (which completely fills the center hole), I used my old 1/4" hole punch to leave a bit of the background visible.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Sunshine - Sun and Clouds on Turquoise

Beautiful bright colors with a sunny sentiment.  And a bit more sunshine from the shape I used to dot the "i".

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), bright buttercup (deep yellow), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and stamper's select white.
  • Dies are PTI sunshine (word) with clouds and layered sun from PTI what the doodle: sun.  I used a tiny sun shape from PTI star gazer for the sun's center and the i's dot.  The background layer of the sun is inlaid into the turquoise for less bulk, also giving me some turquoise cutouts to use for flowers on another card.
  • The first part of the sentiment "sending you" is from PTI simple sunflower, stamped with PTI tropical teal ink cube.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Red Angled Stripes with Blue and White

The red angled stripes have a bit of an "op art" feeling. Crisp and simple with some blue and white accents.

 Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source royal blue, Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and stamper's select white, and a print from Pink Paislee pen pals 6 x 6" pad
  • The eyelet strip is from Doodlebug paper frills, lily white, discontinued.
  • Arrow die is from PTI sketched shapes, inset with a tiny star punched with Fiskars 1/4" star punch.
  • The word "thanks" is cut with Silhouette Cameo.  It's the same design I used for the top card here.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Sunshine Bouquet


I set out to use my dies with their coordinating stamps, then found that I love them as stand-alone shapes.  Set on the yellow patterned paper, the flowers look to me like a bright bouquet of sunshine.  I'm hoping this card will bring some sunny cheer to the recipient.

Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Green Stitched Banner with Gingham

Green layers with a variety of texture and pattern.  I like this one a lot!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green), simply chartreuse (medium green), ripe avocado (dark green), and gingham print from PTI ripe avocado pattern pack.
  • Embossing folder is the sun ray folder from Lifestyle Crafts/ WeRMemoryKeepers stripe set (may be retired.)
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #730 using 3 of the 6 strands of thread.  My uneven stitching is intentional.
  • Dies are PTI notched star banner, PTI stitching lines, and Impression Obsession thankful.
  • Sentiment "for you" is from PTI wonderful words: thank you, stamped with PTI ripe avocado ink cube.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Rose and Burgundy with Floral Print


Two swatches of pattern, banded with eyelet lace.  I like the weighty dark colors paired with the soft floral design.

In real life, the colors in the floral print work beautifully with the rose card base.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Crimped Teal with Brown and Cream

Bold circles and lines with some old-school crimping.  I bought my crimper tool years ago, but this post on the KittieKraft blog finally nudged me to make a card with it.  Thank you, Kittie, for all your beautiful creations, and especially your card that inspired mine today!

Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Starry Print - Thank You

A very muted red, white, and blue for today's thank you card.  I like the overlapping rectangles, placed a bit off-center with a strand of twine for balance.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Yellow Floral with Green

Two bright prints, a narrow green border, a diagonal yellow band, and a big green word.  Just a few elements for a cheerful card with lots of variety and movement.  

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Geometrics with Burgundy and Lime

A collection of geometric shapes - circle, star, square, rectangle - in strong colors.  It makes me smile.  And it used up some scraps, which also makes me smile!  

I made two more like this, but with a horizontal striped background - one in raspberry (PTI raspberry fizz) and one in orangey brown (PTI canyon clay) - using those colors for the sentiment and the center star's dot.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) scarlet jewel (burgundy), limeade ice, enchanted evening (dark blue), stamper's select white, and the gingham print from PTI scarlet jewel pattern pack.
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio tiny stars.
  • Dies are PTI double-ended banner and cover plate: stars.
  • The zigzag strip is from Doodlebug paper frills, lily white, discontinued.
  • Small dots are punched with my very old 1/4" hole punch. 
  • The sentiment "hello" is from PTI winter woods, stamped with PTI scarlet jewel ink cube.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Teal Birds with Lime Green Tree

Teal birds add energy to my tree scene.  The shape for the tree top was a happy accident - it's the inner scrap piece from yesterday's wreath card.  I love the wind-blown look of the uneven circle edge.  After I curved the outer limbs up a little, the tree trunk fit beautifully. 

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Lime Green Wreath with Blue

A die cut wreath and a stamped wreath in a pierced circle on a dotted panel.  And a dotted line adding a bit of a lime green accent to the blue sentiment.

All the dots, circles, and wreaths work nicely together, and I love that intense lime green color with the muted blues.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) limeade ice, blueberry sky (medium blue), enchanted evening (dark blue), stamper's select white, and the bitty dot print from PTI enchanted evening pattern pack.
  • Dies are PTI rustic wreath, PTI stitched circles (2nd largest in set), and 2-3/8" circle from Spellbinders standard circles large.  The 2-3/8" circle, which is actually a bit scant, trimmed off the outer border of my stamped wreath, but 2-1/2" looked too big with the die cut wreath. 
  • The dark blue berries are punched with a very old 1/4" circle punch.
  • The stamped wreath and sentiment "thankful for you" are from PTI think big favorites #19, stamped with PTI blueberry sky and enchanted evening ink cubes.  The dotted line is from PTI limitless layers: labels, stamped with PTI limeade ice ink cube.
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Birds and Vine with Trees

Rusty red birds and vine accent the kraft brown trees on a pale orange print background.  The narrow outer frame adds a nice finish.  Monochromatic (counting kraft as a neutral) but colorful.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Green Tree with Sunny Sky and Butterflies

A happy, playful scene with a green tree and lawn, bright butterflies, and a sunny blue striped sky.  The leaf-embossed rounded rectangle makes a lovely tree top with my tan tree trunk, which was a scrap from this card.  I do enjoy putting my leftovers to good use!

Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.

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