Saturday, January 24, 2015

January 2015 Blog Hop Challenge


Well, it's time again for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, and I've chosen to use "Love You to Pieces:Fox". I've made this card for my youngest granddaughter, Rosie. I hope she likes the "girly" fox I've made her! It actually coordinates with one I made for my eldest granddaughter, which I made for the Make it Monday this week. (See previous post, if you're interested.)

Here is the outside of the card. It uses dies from LL:Hearts, and stamps and dies from the "Love You to Pieces:Fox", and "Additions", both on the outside and the inside. I also used an "Edgers" die to make the scalloped edge, which handily tucks under the fox to keep this tri-fold card closed :)

Here is what it looks like on the inside. The dotted paper is actually a pocket which will hold the 3 pieces of the fox, as well as the instruction sheet. Rosie is only 3, so I'm sure her big sister will help her put it together ;)  I also used a sentiment from the Keep It Simple: Valentine, and all paper is from PTI. The fox is a double layer of card stock, so I hope it stands up to little hands! I tried a coaster, but found it tore quite easily.
Thanks for looking! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Make It Monday #198: Three Panel Cards

This week at Papertrey Ink, Ashley showed us her lovely, 3-paneled invitation, found here. I need Valentine's cards for my granddaughters, so spent the afternoon making one for my eldest granddaughter, Amber. I wanted to use "Little Foxy", so thought this format would be great.
I stamped sentiments from the Additions set, as well as the main stamp set, and made a pocket on the middle panel that holds the instructions for putting the pieces of the fox together, as well as the fox pieces.  Now, I need to make another one of these for my youngest granddaughter! 

All materials are PTI, except the alphabet stamp for Amber's name, (Lawn Fawn) and the sequins on the front (Pretty Pink Posh).
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Make It Monday #196: Colorful Card Corners

Well, it's nice to be back! I've missed about a month of MIM's, and I've missed making cards!! I've been working on a quilt for my daughter-in-law, for her upcoming birthday, so I haven't had any time to get inky.
Anyway, I have a gazillion birthdays, and a couple of anniversaries to make cards for, so now that the quilt is almost finished, I took time out to make one card. Since Danielle introduced the topic of "colourful card corners", I've had this stamp set, "Mimi Blooms", in mind. The sentiment is from "Embellished Elegance", and the background is B.Basics: Postmarks", all of which are PTI.
I used Distress markers to colour in the blooms, then spritzed before stamping. I added some blue watercolours over the background, and a few tiny, iridescent flower sequins for some pizzazz.
Thanks for looking!