CPS #177

CPS Sketch #177

My Card:

The prize this week is from Flower Soft. It is a really nice prize package, and someone is going to be very pleased when they win!

I love the Papertrey Ink July releases! I used the All Booked Up set for the image , and the sentiment “Having you as a friend is like curling up with a good book” was too sweet not to use!

I made a  pocket by only taping the bottom and sides of the white cardstock, and tucked a bookmark in as a gift. I made the bookmark with PTI’s bookmark die and patterned paper from American Crafts Blue Skies collection. I actually also used the die to cut kraft cardstock, and then adhered the patterned paper to that for strength. The sentiment is from the All Booked Up stamp set. I cut the sentiment out of white cardstock with decorative scissors (pinking) and used the same American Crafts pigment ink (Leaf) that I used on the card around the edges.

Thanks for looking!

Paper: The Paper Company (Solar White, Kraft), American Craft (Blue Skies)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (All Booked Up)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), American Crafts Pigment Ink (Leaf)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 3, Bookmark)
Other: pop dots, DMC embroidery floss, Hero Arts gemstones


With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are always hard to make. I have put off purchasing sentiments appropriate for condolence cards, but have had the need to make three such cards fairly recently (including today’s card). I am looking for some nice sympathy stamps, so feel free to share suggestions in the comments.

I went with a simple look for this card. I embossed the white cardstock with Cuttlebug’s Birds and Swirls embossing folder, and punched the brown cardstock with Martha Stewart’s Doily Lace edge punch. The sentiment was created with American Crafts Mini Marks Rub-Ons (Purkey), and the Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4 stamp and die.

Cardstock-The Paper Company (Solar White), Core’dinations (brown)
Ink-Anna Griffin (Sienna)
Punch-Martha Stewart (Doily Lace)
Dies-Papertrey Ink (Large Ric Rac, Fillable Frames #4)
Stamp: PTI (Fillable Frames #4)
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Birds and Swirls), PTI Felt (chocolate brown), American Crafts Mini Marks Rub-Ons (Purkey), pop dots, Michael’s Pearl Accents

JustRite Challenge #28

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words is the name of the challenge this week. The sponsor is Copic, and the prize is a set of 12 Copic Ciao markers–definitely make sure you check out and enter the challenge this week!

The challenge is to use photos and JustRite stamps to create either a card or a scrapbook page. I had a lot of fun creating a page to enter this morning, I hope you like it!

I love the Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set, and used two of the centers on my page. It was a lot of fun to color the snowmen with my Copics. I used some snowflake stamps to create the tone-on-tone background on the cardstock.   Here are some close-ups (click any photo for a larger view):

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), American Crafts (silver foil, blue)
Stamps: JustRite Old Fashioned Christmas, misc. snowflakes
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), American Crafts Pigment Ink (Powder, Leafy), Adirondack (Bottle Green)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders (Labels Nine, Classic Ovals Large), Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #4)
Ribbon: Michael’s
Misc: pop dots, Hero Arts gemstones

Birthday Bounty!

Last weekend was my birthday, and boy did I get loads of awesomeness! Here is what my wonderful husband bought for me:

Pumpkin Nestabilities

Labels 9

Copic Refills

And a huge Papertrey Ink order

(Sorry for the low quality photos, I was in a hurry this morning)

Here are details of the PTI order:

Two packages of White Adhesive Sheets and 1/8″ Scor-Tape

Spiral Notebook Page Die

Fillable Frames #1 Stamps and Die

Fillable Frames #4 Stamps and Die

Quilter’s Sampler, Quilter’s Sampler Additions, EK Success 3/4″ Square Punch

All Booked Up Stamp Set, Mat Stack 3 Die, Bookmark Die

I am so excited! I can’t wait to start using all of this. I am especially thrilled with the All Booked Up stamps and coordinating dies. I have so many projects in mind for these!

Card Box

This is a quick project I made to hold cards. I used two layers of cardstock (plain white for the inside, and patterned on the outside) for strength. It measures 6″ wide, 2.5″ tall, and 1.25″ deep. I used the Martha Stewart Score Board to score the fold lines for the box. I will post more detailed instructions at a later point; but for now, here is my card box:

Supplies (all American Crafts):
Cardstock: White, Blue Skies
Chipboard: Townhouse
Stamps: Thanks
Ink: Pigment Dye Ink (wave)
Ribbon: Leafy
Crochet Flower: Spring


I decided to catch up on some scrapbooking tonight. Here is one of the pages I made. And yes, the photos are from 4 years ago. I have been going through old photos lately and these were too cute not to put on a page! (click all photos for a larger image)

Here are some closeups:

The title:

The Fla!r on my oldest daughter’s photo:

Supplies (all are American Crafts):
Cardstock: Blue Skies, Brights
Fla!r: Springy
Ribbon: Leafy
Townhouse: Chipboard
MiniMarks Rub-ons: Purkey
Thickers: Emerald Flocked

Lovely Teenagers

Another scrapbook page I completed tonight (it was difficult to get a good photo with the lack of natural light–I will try to update the photo in the morning):

I used American Crafts foil paper for the title. It looks amazing in person. The Fla!r next to “teenagers” says “lovely,” and aren’t my girls lovely?

Some closeups:


Youngest daughter:

Oldest daughter (the shadow is part of the original photo, I really like the effect):

Thanks for looking!

Supplies (all are American Crafts):
Cardstock: Blue Skies, Brights, Tropicals, Foil
Fla!r: Springy
Townhouse: Chipboard
MiniMarks Rub-ons: Purkey
Thickers: Glitter Puffy (glass slipper)

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