Sunday, February 23, 2014

With Sympathy

I just received my first order from Papertrey Ink! I am a long admirer of their stamps and especially the work of their amazing design team and I don't know why it's taken me this long to put an order in! But anyway, this is my first card with my new stuff! I love this Feather Finery stamp set. The sayings are so uplifting, and although not sympathy sentiments, I thought the feathers were just perfect for that. And I'm a little obsessed with background dies. Who isn't at the moment!

Stamps: Feather Finery, Boutique Borders - Sympathy (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Calypso Coral, Crisp Canteloupe (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White, basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers: -
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Chevron cover plate, Spotlight sequins and buttons, Whimsey Farm twine 


Another card using Papertrey Ink products. I was a little unsure about buying this heart coverplate but I'm so glad I did. I love it! I cut it a little on the sides to fit my card size, and added some glimmer paper behind it. The sentiment is from the Sending My Love set. I only really had "I Love You' sentiments and not much else to use on a love card, so this stamp set is perfect. The sentiments are large, and are worded lovely. The paper is from Studio Calico and I paper pieced the banner part with the same paper.

Stamps: Sending My Love (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: Snippets (Studio calico)
Accessories: Stampin Up clear buttons, Spotlight lace, Papertrey ink Heart cover plate

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Oh Carp


This is the first belated birthday card I've ever made! I'm always on time sending mine out and have never needed a one, but Taylored Expressions have the cutest belated birthday stamps I couldn't resist buying a few. My dad loves to fish and I know I'll use just the image on one of his future birthday cards, but I thought I'd make this card a bit neutral so it can be used for a male of female. Or is it to feminine? Regardless, I coloured the fishies with copic markers and the papers are from Teresa Collins' Family Stories collection - love them!

Stamps: Oh Carp (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey (Stampin Up), Copic X-press It
Papers: Family Stories (Teresa Collins), Glimmer Paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Fancy Pants buttons, Jillibean Soup twine

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Got Love

I'm so into Valentines Day cards this year! I've loaded up my supplies with cute love stamps and I can't stop using them! This adorable penguin is from The Cat's Pajamas. I lightly coloured it in with copic markers and paper pieced the hearts. Unfortunately this is my last heart doily. I must buy more of them! So cute! This paper is actually Stampin Up and I love the bright colours for Valentines. And it's a nice change from pinks!

Stamps: Got Love (The Cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party (Stampin Up)
Papers: Fresh prints, Glimmer paper (Stampin up)
Accessories: Stampin Up Crumb Cake buttons, Fancy Pants teal button, Ellen hutson doily, The cat's Pajamas Heart trio die The Cat's Pajamas twine, Tim Holtz edge Distressor