Home Sweet Home

I made this card for a friend who sold her house and is finally able to move back closer to her family. This is the first card I’ve made where the main image is inside the card, and I am very happy with the way it turned out. Here is a look at the inside:

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Solar White); Neenah Classic Crest (Solar White-Super Smooth); DCWV (Old World Stack)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Row of Houses); PaperTrey Ink (Fillable Frames 4); American Crafts (Thanks)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Whispers (Blue); American Crafts (Wave, Powder, Leaf)
Misc: EK Success (corner punch); Hero Arts (rhinestones); Michael’s ribbon, pop dots


Thanks for Your Hospitality

Last week my family visited a family from church for the first time. We had a great time getting to know them, and I made this card to send as a thank you. The family’s home was decorated with lots of blue and their design aesthetic was clean and uncluttered; I created my card to match those qualities.

A close-up of the tea cups:

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Solar White); Neenah Classic Crest (Solar White-Super Smooth); DCWV (Mat Stack Brights)
Stamps: Great Impressions (Tea Cups); Papertrey Ink (Quilter’s Sampler Vol. 2 – sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); American Crafts Pigment Ink (Wave)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Ovals Large (size 4), Big Scalloped Ovals LG (sizes 4, 5)
Punch: Martha Stewart (Doily Lace)
Copics: B21, B24, B91, B95, B97, BG0000, C1, C3, C5, 0
Spica Glitter Pens: Lemon, Pink, Garnet, Melon, Clear
Misc: Pop dots; The Paper Studio (Gemstones); Michael’s craft ribbon

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

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

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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!