Monday, August 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink August 2014 Blog Hop


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August blog hop inspiration



I decided to keep my clean and simple as well as flat so there is no extra postage mailing it.  I want to use mine for sending a quick note to someone and recently the color "melon berry" has become one of my favorites.  Thank you for viewing my creation below:

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set: 
Simply Stationary

Ink:
Melon Berry and True Black

Paper:
White and Melon Berry Cardstock as well as Melon Berry Pattern Pack for the lining of the envelope

Accessories:
Envelope Liner Die

Papertrey Ink, Stamp A Faire Wrap Up

Wrapping up this year's Stamp A Faire.  I am exhausted but loved it at the same time.  Behind my photo you can see some of the creations I made over this weekend.  Sixteen cards in all.  My favorite was the cross stitch (Regency Era) - cross stitch is another love I have other than stamping.  The one that surprised me was the 1960's because this type of modern design is not my style.  However, when I was finished it amazed me that I like the end product.  I grew up in the 60's so the Era is very familiar to me.  I did enjoy the music that went along with this era.

Thanks Papertrey Ink Design Members and Nicole.  I had a blast!  Cannot wait for next year.  Have you ever thought of having a "Christmas Stamp A Faire"?  It would be wonderful to get some Christmas cards made in advance, besides I am being selfish; I love Stamp A Faires.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Papertrey Ink Stamp A Faire - Time after Time Challenge

We were challenged to go back to an earlier card we made and revamp it for the purpose of discovering how are stamping journey over the years has changed or improved.

Below photograph shows an older card I made when first stamping and to the right, my update on the same card.  The photo appears a brighter yellow and raspberry fizz than it actually is.


SUPPLIES USED FOR UPDATED VERSION

Stamp Sets:
Botanical Silhouettes and Background-Newsprint

Ink:
Noir Black (text), Orange Zest (center of flowers), Raspberry Fizz (flower blossoms), Spring Moss (flower stems) and Soft Stone (background stamp)

Papers
White and Harvest Gold Card Stock as well as Raspberry Fizz Designer Paper
Accessories:
White Seam Binding (crinkled with water), Rain Drops (center of flowers)

Papertrey Ink, Stamp A Faire 2014 - Challenge #13 (1980's Era)

Challenge-13

TUTORIAL on how to make this "Trapper Keeper" style card can be found at:

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Stamp A Faire: 1980's, Enjoy the Ride, Make a Wish (text)

Ink:
Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow, Versa Mark

Paper:
A Rainbow of Colored Card Stock for the Rainbow as well as Kraft Card Stock and 2009 Bitty Dot Basics

Accessories:
Stamp A Faire 1980's Rainbow Die, Enjoy the Ride Die, 1980's Paper (inside the card), White Gel Pen, 1" circle Die (inside card), 1/2" Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, White Filigree Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Big Shot, Velcro

Papertrey Ink, Stamp A Faire 2014 - Challenge #11 and 12 (1960's Era)

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Stamp-A-Faire 2014: 1960's

Ink:
Dark Chocolate (text), Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf

Paper:
Kraft, Avocado, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold Card Stock as well as designer paper from the 1960's collection

Miscellaneous/Other Products/Accessories
Big Shot, 1960's Dies, Clear Card Stock (used as a template after cutting out the die I used)

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SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:  Stamp-A-Faire 2014: 1960's

Ink:
Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, True Black

Paper:
Tropical Teal, Canyon Clay, Orange Zest and Harvest Gold Card Stock, as well as 1960's designer paper

Accessories:
1960's Dies, Rhinestones

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Papertrey Ink, Stamp A Faire 2014 - 1940's Era

Tutorial for Flower Corsage and card ideas for the 1940's Era can be found at:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2014/08/saf-2014-explore-the-1940s-with-betsy-veldman.html


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SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Stamp A Faire 2014: 1940's

Ink:
Harvest Gold, Blueberry Sky

Paper:
White Card Stock and 1940's Designer Paper

Accessories:
Various colors of felt, Floral Wire, Floral Tape, Satin White Ribbon, Flower Stamens, 1940's Dies, Big Shot, Wire Cutters

Papertrey Ink, Stamp A Faire 2014 - Challenges 7 and 8 (1920's Era)

The 1920's Era

The tutorials for ways to create glitter and glam for the 1920's Era can be found here:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2014/08/saf-2014-explore-the-1920s-with-heather-nichols.html

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SUPPLIES

Card on Left

Stamp Set:
Stamp A Faire 2014 - 1920's

Ink:
None

Paper:
Smokey Shadow and Clear Card Stock and 1920's Pattern Paper

Accessories:
1920's Die, Rhinestones (pink), Big Shot and Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Card on Right

Stamp Set:
Stamp A Faire 2014 - 1920's
Ink:
Smokey Shadow
Paper:
Smokey Shadow and Ivory Card Stock as well as 1920's Designer Paper

Accessories:
1920's Die, Clear Rhinestones, Prisma Glitter and Big Shot

Papertrey, Ink Stamp A Faire 2014 Challenge 5 and 6 (The Regency Era)

This challenge was right up my alley because I love to cross stitch.

Tutorials for these two cards can be found at:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2014/08/saf-2014-explore-the-regency-era-with-melissa-phillips.html

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 SUPPLIES

Card on Left:
Stamp Sets:

Stamp A Faire 2014:  Regency Era and Stitched With Love (text)

Ink:
Dark Chocolate

Paper:
Basic Grey and Ivory Card Stock as well as Designer Paper from Regency Era

Accessories:

Regency Era Cross Stitch Die, Floss - Encru, #754 and #758, Cross Stitch Needle, Sweet  Blush Ribbon, Lace Circle, Rain Drop, Large Circle Punch, Corner Rounder

Card on Right:
Stamp Sets:
Stamp A Faire 2014:  Regency Era

Ink:
Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate and VersaMark

Paper:
White Card Stock, Sweet Blush Pattern Pack, Vellum

Accessories:
Stamp A Faire 2014: Regency Era Die, Tag Sale 3 Die, White Lace, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Sweet Blush Button, Score Tape 

Papertrey Stamp A Faire 2014 - Challenges 3 and 4 (The Renaissance Era)

Papertrey Tutorials for this card and envelope seal may be found at :
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2014/08/saf-2014-explore-the-renaissance-with-nichole-heady.html

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It is hard to see but the center focus image is a stamp image on purple velvet

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Stamp A Faire 2014:  Renaissance

Paper:
White Cardstock, Renaissance Paper

Ink:
Noir Black

Accessories:
Velvet, Renaissance Dies, Sealing Wax Stick with Wick, 2 Way Glue, Big Shot, White Envelope

Papertrey Stamp Affaire 2014 - Challenge 1 and 2

Link for Challenge and Video of Techniques:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2014/08/saf-2014-explore-ancient-rome-with-lizzie-jones.html

Challenge 1 -- Ancient Rome

Technique - embossing paste to create appearance of ancient walls

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SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Ancient Rome and Botanical Blocks

Paper:
Pink Pirouette and Ivory Card Stock

Ink
Smokey Shadow and Pink Pirouette Card Stock

Accessories:
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Chalks, Water Brush, Dimensionals, Ivory Twill

Challenge 2 - Ancient Rome

Technique - Using Embossing Paste and a Die as a stencil 

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef01a73e06f9e1970d-pi

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Ancient Rome

Paper:
Ivory and Winter Winter Wisteria as well as Guide Lines Patterned Paper

Ink
Winter Wisteria

Accessories:
Big Shot Machine, Blueprints 12 Dies, Eggshell Seam Binding, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint (Eclipse-color), Ancient Rome Die, Clear Tear Drop, Dimensional

Papertrey, Ink Stamp Affaire 2014 - Timer Challenge

INSPIRATION AND SKETCH
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SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Filled with Joy and Desktop (text)

Ink:
Ripe Avocado, Melon Berry, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow

Paper:
White, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Melon Berry Card stock as well as a small strip of Melon Berry Designer Paper

Accessories
Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Make It Monday #177: Using Cover Plate Negatives (Papertrey)

Join Laurie Willison as she shows you step by step how to create amazing backgrounds using the leftover negative pieces from the Cover Plate dies!  You aren't going to want to miss all of her little tips and tricks on this one!

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Friendly Flowers and Banner Sentiments

Ink:
Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate and Spring Moss

Paper:
Aqua Mist, White and Dark Chocolate Card stock as well as designer paper

Accessories:
Clear Dew Drops, Blueprints 1 Die, Friendly Flower Dies, Note Niblets Dies, Quatrafoil Cover Plate, Dimensionals

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Christmas - All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Potential 2014 Christmas Card.  I just love the quilt die.

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set: 
Love Lives Here Holiday (text) and Note Niblets (leaves/holly)

Ink:
Versa Mark and Ripe Avocado

Paper:
Scarlet Jewell and White Card Stock as well as Holiday Cheer Pattern Paper Pack

Accessories:
Note Niblets Die (leaves), Mistletoe and Holly Die (holly berries), County Fair Die (quilt), White Seam Binding, Clear Dew Drops (placed over holly berries), Winter White Embossing Powder

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Quilt Card


Plain and Simple - This quilt die reminds me of the Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
County Fair

Ink:
Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado

Paper:
Scarlet Jewel and White Card Stock

Accessories:
Quilt Die from County Fair Set, previously die cut leaves (I do not remember the die because when I die cut and have extras, I place them all into a box which I look through prior to die cutting additional items), Scarlet Jewel Button and White Twine for knot in the center.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Papertrey Make It Monday #176: Backgrounds with Embossing Paste

I just could not wait to use the quilt die in the August Make It Market Kit.  When I saw this tutorial I knew right away that this die was perfect for the project.  I wanted the card to be simple to focus on the die.

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set:
Quilter Sampler (text)

Ink:
Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Pacific Point and Smokey Shadow

Paper:
Ivory and an unknown Blue Card Stock

Accessories:
Quilt Die from August 2014 Make It Market Kit, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Dimensionals, Ivory Button, Ivory Twine 

Tutorial may be found at Laura Bassen's Blog Doublestick Heaven, http://laurafadora.wordpress.com/

 


 

Papertrey August 2014 Inspiration Challenge


SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets: 
Birds and Blooms

Ink: 
Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow

Paper: 
White Card Stock, May Journal Card Collection (Monthly Moments)

Accessories:  Birds and Blooms Die, Dimensionals, Banner Die, White Seam Binding

Inspiration Colors and Sketch Below:
August 14 Color Play




August 14 Sketch Heather

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Merry Christmas

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Mistletoe and Holly, Holiday Wishes (text)

Ink:
Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow

Paper:
White and Pure Poppy Card Stock and Text-Style Holiday Cheer Designer Paper

Accessories:
Rose Colored Dew Drops, Mistletoe and Holly Die, Eggshell Seam Binding

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Splitcoaststamper's Sketch Challenge #500

SC500 SC472 Layout (I think the next time I make this card I will emboss the plain pure poppy paper to create some additional texture and dimension - it seems sorta flat)

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Note Niblets and Vintage Picnic (text)

Paper:
White and Pure Poppy Card Stock as well as Pure Poppy Pattern Pack

Ink:
Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow

Accessories:
Eggshell Seam Binding, Note Niblets Die and 2" Circle Punch

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge

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

Papertrey Ink Challenge by Danielle Flanders.  The following link will take you to the tutorial:  http://www.nicholeheady.typepad.com/

I loves this tutorial, but my Big Shot stopped working and I had to make the border by hand.  I also love that I learned how to crinkle seam binding, which I had seen all over blogs and websites but did not know how to do it.


SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Vintage Ornaments, Vintage Ornament Additions, Happliest of Holidays (text)

Paper:  
Pure Poppy, White and Pure Poppy Pattern Pack

Ink:  
Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet and Smokey Shadow

Accessories: 
Vintage Ornament Dies, Rose Colored Dew Drops, Eggshell Seam Binding

 


Thursday, July 31, 2014

SC499 "Smile"

I love the combination of reds and yellow.  This card was made for a Splitcoaststamper's Sketch Challenge.  The challenge may be found at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/card-sketches-f41/sketch-challenge-499-7-30-14-a-t590266.html

SUPPLIES

Stamp Set: 
Reasons to Smile

Ink: 
Spring Moss, Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow

Paper: 
Barely Banana and White Card Stock as well as Pure Poppy Pattern Pack

Accessories:  White Seam Binding