Category Archives: Papertrey

Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello friends – it’s time for another new challenge at the  Sisterhood Of Crafters Blog!    Today’s challenge is PINK!   Anything goes as long as it has some pink.  You can find all the details HERE.

First, let me apologize for he photo.  I just could not get a good picture of this card – it is really pretty IRL!

I decided to go with a clean and simple card,  with soft subtle colors (which I am now finding are very hard to capture in a photo in my craft room)..  My inspiration for the colors was a sweater a friend of mine has – a very pretty soft grey with some pink and white stripes at the bottom.  It’s hard to explain, but it is a very pretty sweater.

So I started with a very light grey paper and combined it with light pink paper.  Just a few tiny stamps for the center  (from Papertrey) – and a simple thank you card is created.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you visit the Sisterhood blog and take part in the challenge.

clean and simple wildflowers

Hello stamping friends!  Just popping in here to show a quick, clean and simple card I made today.

This came together so quickly – it actually took me longer to find the stamps than to make the card!  The stamps are mostly from Papertrey with one image from Starving Artistamps.  They were stamped with memento inks on watercolor paper.  I went back and forth trying to decide whether or not to add bling, more color, ribbon, etc.  In the end I just wanted something clean and simple.  This card design can be replicated easily and used for a variety of occasions by just changing the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will check back here on Wednesday – I have a pretty spring card to show!

 

ice skates

It’s been many, many years since I’ve been ice skating.  As a child we would skate on the frozen ponds near the house – and then in the 70’s an ice skating rink was built in town so we did not have to be at the mercy of the weather! In college (University of Connecticut) there was an outdoor rink and one semester I took lessons with the skate club.  I remember it being so very cold.  Now that I live in Florida there are many roller rinks but no ice rinks but honestly I don’t miss the cold!!

But I want to reminisce about the wonderful winter activities so here is my ice skating card.

ice skate

It is done in a very clean and simple way – the coloring is just some blue-green copic markers with grey for shading.  A embossed background adds a little texture. The dark cardstock is grey a although it looks black in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by today!

mistletoe tag

I know it has been awhile since I updated my blog.  I’ve just been busy with life!  But over the next week or so I’ll be sharing some Christmas cards I’ve made.  I started my holiday cards early this year but I still don’t think I have enough – and I want to use my silhouette machine more to help make them.

mistletoe tag

So – here is the first!  I made the tag with a silhouette using the “print and cut” feature.  The mistletoe image is a digital stamp from Just Inklined so all I did was bring the image into the silhouette software onto the tag shape and did a “print and cut”.  The image was colored with copic markers.  The background snowflakes on kraft cardstock were from a $1 set from Michaels.  The sentiment is from Papertrey.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

birthday stars

Hello friends!  How is your summer shaping up?  It’s been very hot here lately – and the humidity level on top of the high temperatures has made it difficult to do anything outside.  I hope you are staying cool wherever you are.

Today I am showing a cute birthday card – with a great background I cut with  my Silhouette!  First the card:

 Brithday Star card

Now about that star background!!  I am taking an online Silhouette class with Kerri Bradford and love it.  If you are just starting out with this machine or have struggled to find your way around all the features I strongly suggest taking a class or two.  There are so many out there and I’ve found them well worth the money.  It will save to so much time and aggravation.  I stumbled across Kerri’s classes and am so glad I did.  The first one I took, called “Getting to Know You”, will get you started.  The second class that I am currently taking is called “Oh The Places You’ll Go” and one of the things she teaches is how to create your own backgrounds – completely from scratch!

We started with a blank file and first created this star in a circle background.   She went step by step on how to create the ring, bring in the star shape, group and weld it all together to create the full background.

 star background

Next, we created a different star within a circle, added it to the shape we created in the first step and did a background of alternating star/circle shapes.  This is the one I used for the background for the card.  You can make the backgrounds as large as your mat can accommodate.  Here each circle is about 1″ in diameter.

 alternating star background

To finish the card I used some cute patterned paper from DCWV called The Birthday Wishes Stack.

Thanks for stopping by today!