Monday, February 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary, Day 5 Challenge

So....the challenge for Day 5 was to create a card using one of the sets that is going to be retired. One of my most used sets has always been Vintage Picnic. So that is the set I selected for this card. I wanted something offset the frigid central Illinois weather. The Mix & Mat confetti die was used to cut the piece from the chicken scratch paper. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Sketch Challenge

Today's Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary blog post showcased the design team, and provided sketches for the cards that each designer made. The challenge was to select a sketch and come up with a card. I chose to use the sketch that Heather Nichols provided:

I really like the Brushed Birds set and the Birthday Balloons set, so those are the sets I used for my card. I had to sketch a little branch for the bird to perch on. It got dark quickly today with the approaching snow, so my photos aren't the best! It was a fun challenge.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Anniversary Card

I made this card rather quickly, and used a card made by Stephanie Gold for inspiration. The stamp, paper and diecuts are from the mini kit by Papertrey Ink, Lovely Lace. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gifts for Co-Workers

I embroidered these dishtowels using a cocktail design by AnitaGoodesign, in the set On The Beach. Each recipient will receive a towel with that design and with her name. The tags were from the Papertrey Ink set, Gran's Garden. I stamped the base in Distress Ink Spun Sugar, then added the next layer with PTI Hibiscus Burst. The centers were PTI Harvest Gold, and I added a few black dots with a pen. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A couple of Easter cards

Loving the new So Sweet stamp set by Papertrey Ink. Three-year-old Erin loved it, too, and made a card for her mom.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Papertrey Ink Packaging challenge

Part of the Papertrey Ink's anniversary celebration includes challenges. I decided to participate in the Packaging Challenge

I had about 20 minutes to embroider a dishtowel and package it up to gift to a friend. Luckily I have a commercial embroidery machine, so I set the file up, hooped my towel and put it on the machine to stitch out my friend's name. (The towel was a Threshold flour sack towel from Target, which had a 2017 calendar on it as well as a graphic print that matched well to the succulents on the tag). Then I quickly made a tag. I used the PTI Succulents Paper pack. I trimmed off the edge of a large graphic piece, and stamped Enjoy, Friend onto the tag, using Bitty Bouquet stamp set. I rolled and tied the embroidered towel, and put it into a cellophane bag, and tied the tag onto the bag. Fast and simple. I package almost all my stuff in cellophane bags for gift-giving. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Baby Gifts

My niece is having twins. For her baby shower, I made burp cloths from the Moda line of fabric called Farm Fun. This is the fabric that she is using to decorate the nursery with its farm theme. The fabric line also has a panel of farm animals with pockets that hold 2 I thought that was perfect for the twins! The embroidered farm animals are from the Anita Goodesign farm set. I also included a dozen or so flannel burp cloths...can never have too many of those!