Friday, August 8, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #175: Creative Card Borders Using Non-Border Dies

It has been a while since I posted but I just had to try my hand at this week's Make It Monday. Making a pretty border on a card using non border dies is a great idea. I just love what Danielle did! I have also been looking at some of the other creative cards you all have thought of. So many cute ideas! You paper crafters are so imaginative! 
And now here's my take on the challenge:

I have been on a watercolor kick lately. Instead of ink, I have been using watercolors to stamp with. I also water color stamped a little whimsical border on the inside of the card so it kind of peeked through. Lots of fun! I  will list all my supplies below. If you haven't tried this challenge yet and would like to give it a try, go to: 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps- PTI Circle Scribbles, PTI Beautiful Brushstrokes, Sentiment from Friendship Jar Spring Fillers
Die- PTI Circle Scribbles
Paper- Recollections Mosaic Memories

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Make It Monday #167: DIY Notebooks

This week's Papertrey Ink MIM tutorial by Erin Lincoln features a super cute project I just had to try!
I used PTI Botanical Blocks to design my notebook.

 I fussy cut the leaves and flowers to add some pattern and dimension.
I love the different colors of paper inside.
Here's a peek at how I stamped the inside pages.

 To find out how to make one for yourself or a gift, go to:

Thanks for stopping by! Carolanne

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #166: Debossing Stamped Images

It's been awhile since I posted for a Make It Monday!
This week when I saw Dawn's video, I knew I had to take the time to get my card on the blog. Love this technique! It looks kind of like letterpress, which I love. Here's my card...

To try this technique out for yourself,  go to:

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Recipes For Making A Card

Still celebrating Papertrey Ink's 7th Anniversary…
Starting this month they will be giving free "recipe cards" to download that help "jump start"the card making process. I love this! Sometimes trying to decide how to make a card takes longer than making it!
I used these sketch and color recipes to make my card:

Here's my card!

To view all of this month's "recipes", see the PTI happenings and lovely cards, make a card, and maybe win a prize, go to:

Thanks for looking!

Stamps- PTI Feather Finery, Birds and Blooms, Bigger Blooms, Antique Alphabet
Dies-PTI Feather Finery, Birds and Blooms, Bigger Blooms
Embossing Folder- Sizzix Tim Holtz
Inks- Memento

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Incorporating Stripes

It's another day and and that brings another contest at Papertrey Ink!
Also, more new products are being introduced! Today's contest was to create a card that incorporates stripes in some way. 
Been gone most of the day...a little low on inspiration.
Melissa Phillips's post for today thankfully provided some:-)

Was "jump started" by her first lovely card.
Here's my take on the PTI Challenge for today.

To see today's challenge and view the new products and creativity, go to:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps-PTI Stitched With Love, PTI Stitched Sentiments
Dies-PTI In Stitches, PTI Tag Sale #4
Paper Strips cut from ColorBok Paper
Flower punches from Paper Shapers

Monday, February 10, 2014

Another Take On The Word Challenge at Papertrey Ink

Here's another take on Papertrey Ink's 7th Anniversary Challenge found here:

To view Papertrey Ink's challenge and new products this month go here:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- PTI Doodle-Doo, PTI Embroidered Blooms (happy), PTI Feather Finery
Dies- PTI Wonderful Words Birthday
Inks- Memento, Versafine

The Challenge: Using A Word or Words For A Focal Point

Papertrey Ink is still celebrating seven wonderful years with another challenge. To view the challenge and today's release of brand new products, go here:
Here's my take on the word challenge. Words and banners are two of my favorite things so...

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps-PTI Feather Finery, PTI Birthday Style, PTI Embroidered Blooms (happy)
Dies-PTI Banner Builder, PTI Notched Star Banner, PTI Sketched Shapes, PTI Wonderful Words- Birthday
Inks- Memento