Monday, October 27, 2014

Merry Monday and Make It Monday

This week I was able to create one card to satisfy the criteria for both the Merry Monday Challenge and the Make It Monday Challenge.  For Merry Monday, dry embossed snowflakes were in order.  This was easily accomplished with my snowflake embossing folder and Texture Boutique.  For Make It Monday, partial die stamping was required.  I die cut two trees and stamped them with snowflakes, leaving lots of white space.  I combined the embossed snowflake background with the die cut trees to create this card.

Supply list:  Papertrey Ink cardstock in aqua mist and diagonal stripe (from Tinsel & Tags kit)
                    PTI Tree Trimming Trio stamps and die
                    PTI Tinsel & Tags stamps and large banner die
                    PTI Ink in aqua mist and ocean tides
                    Paper Studio snowflake embossing folder

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Merry Monday #129: Neon Colors

My husband and I were out of town last wee, so unfortunately, I was unable to upload and post my card prior to the deadline.  However, I decided that it would still be fun to make a card anyway.  Now, neon is not what I typically think of when my thoughts turn toward Christmas.  I am more of a traditionalist who chooses red, green, and gold.  This challenge forced me to step outside my comfort zone and think beyond those usual Christmas colors.  I began looking through some of my brighter patterned papers and decided to use one from the PTI Sprinkles and Shakers kit.  The paper inspired the hot pink and teal stamped trees and the orange "Merry & Bright" banner.  It also led me to create a shaker card.  I decided to cut a card a bit longer than my usual A-2 cards.  I added hot pink, teal, and orange sequins and sparkles.  I used the oval shaker dies and choose orange for the stitched oval and white for the scalloped oval.  I had a little trouble with some of my sequins sticking to the top of my shaker, but that stuff is so sticky, that there was no turning back.  I can be somewhat of a perfectionist, but I certainly wasn't going to ditch the card and start over because a few sequins were out of place.  I kind of like the bright colors and think the shaker gives it a festive look.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cute Covers for Post-it Notes

I have been wanting to make some cute little covers for Post-it notes for quite a while now and I've finally found the time and inspiration to make a few.  These are so simple to make and can be created to suit anyone's taste.  I loved how they turned out.

My Supplies:  Paper Studio Cardstock from Hobby Lobby
                       Patterned paper from PTI, My Mind's Eye, and others
                       PTI stamps from Filled with Joy and Shakers & Sprinkles
                       PTI Butterfly Dreams die
                       Mementos Dew Drops ink