Saturday, November 30, 2013

PTI Make it Monday #142

Hello again, fellow crafters! This is my second post for this evening and also my second (and probably last) entry for this weeks Make it Monday challenge for Papertrey Ink.

This time, I made a set of 10 treat bags using Kraft bags and Glassine bags purchased on Etsy from sweetideasbyjanet. The Glassine bags measure 2¾" x 4¼" and the Kraft Bags measure 3¼" x 5¼". I cut the Kraft bags down to 4" and used a 1¾" circle punch to punch a half-circle into the top of each bag. I used Hero Arts Holiday Background Cling stamp to stamp each Kraft bag in Old Olive and Cherry Cobler ink from Stampin' Up. I used Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Christmas stamp set and die to make the die-cut for the front of the card, with the sentiment stamped in Crumb Cake ink.

The Glassine bags slide perfectly inside the Kraft bags, making them easy to add a Holiday treat, such as a few Homemade cookies! These would be super easy to use for a grab-and-go snack at a Holiday party! Thanks for stopping by again, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #142

Good evening fellow crafters! Can you believe it?! Tomorrow is DECEMBER 1ST! How was your Thanksgiving? Are you tired of eating turkey yet? I'm not, in fact, I wish I had MORE turkey! My sister made the turkey this year, and I was given a little to take home, but I sure wish I had decided to make my own this year too just so that I could have some to make other yummy recipes! Did anybody get sucked in to the Black Friday Madness? I usually venture out to a few stores, but this year I decided to just stay home. There were way to many stores open early on Thanksgiving day this year, it really cuts in to family time! I did do a little Online shopping, but I am going to wait for Monday to see if anything else catches my eye that is worth splurging on.

I wanted to share with you my Kraft Paper Bag project for this week's Make it Monday Challenge for Papertrey Ink. The challenge is to decorate a Kraft paper bag. Few people posted earlier in the week, I suspect because everyone was getting ready for Thanksgiving, and I didn't think I would have time to participate either, but with the weekend almost over and now everything nice and calm, I found some time to make this adorable Gift Bag.

I cannot even begin to describe how much I LOVE this bag! It is so cute! I don't even want to use it for a gift bag, I just want to display it somewhere in my craft room! And now I just want to make a whole bunch more! HeeHee :) I started with a regular size Kraft lunch bag, and I used the Limitless Layers Square dies to cut the "window" in the bag, first cutting one square, and then moving it up a smidge to make the window a little bigger. I used some Paper Studio Snowflake patterned paper I had laying around for the background, and added some white cardstock to make the snowy hills. I added some glitter to add some sparkle. I used Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Parade #9 for the Christmas Tree, and the Hello Foxy Stamp Set for the Fox. I also used the Fancy Flakes die set to cut the snowflake out of Silver Glitter Paper. The Happy Holiday Sentiment is from the Boutique Borders: Christmas Stamp Set. I added some acetate to my window and then added some red/white twine to the top of the bag to finish is all off. I was inspired to make this bag after seeing this super cute bag here and I wanted to make something just like it. Mine didn't come out nearly as good as Yainea's did, but I still love it!

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend! And Happy December!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Good morning fellow crafters and Happy Monday! Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? I know I sure am, I cannot wait for Thursday! I was so excited when Nichole Heady showed us the theme for this month's blog hop over at Papertrey Ink. I thought, Paper Houses? How easy could that be?! (Can you picture me rolling my eyes here?) This was hard! I couldn't come up with any ideas for the life of me! I wanted to "make" my own windows using the Framed Out Stamp Set and Die sets, but they just weren't turning out right and some were just too big for the size of the template Nichole provided for us. And then I had my AHA moment! I remembered that I had this Hero Arts Simple Things Stamp set and it turned out to be perfect for my doors and windows! Now knowing that I have this stamp set I can't wait to make more of these little houses! My youngest daughter is particularly happy because she loves playing with all things "little" and has in fact all ready stolen my little paper house! Anywho, as I have to be to work in less than 30 minutes, I better make this quick!

I printed the template on Kraft cardstock and cut it out. The only thing I didn't cut out was the bottom line of the house, I cut about 1/4" past that line because I wanted to have something to attach to a bottom piece of cardstock. Then I embossed the house with Paper Studios A2 Stripes Embossing folder. I stamped my windows and Door and colored them in with Prismacolor markers, then cut them out. I adhered the house together, added some scalloped punching to my roof, and then added glitter to the roof and bottom of the house to make it look like snow. My final touch was adding the tiny little Snowman from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats: Christmas Stamp set. I really wanted to add some kind of wreath to the front of the house, but I couldn't find a stamp set small enough!

So cute! Even though I know I am about to be BLOWN AWAY by all the talent of all you wonderful crafters out there, I love my little house as it is the first one I have ever made! I cannot wait to see all the other houses you all make! Have a great day everyone, thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #141

Good evening fellow crafters! How are you doing? I hope you all have a great start to your week. Can you believe next week is already THANKSGIVING?! I've said it so many times, and I still cannot grasp just how fast the year has gone. One of my older sister's is going to be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, and I just cannot wait for some much needed family time with everyone!

I didn't think I would have much time to post any more projects any time soon, but I did have a chance to make a couple of cards for another Papertrey Ink Make it Monday. This week, Heather Nichols shows us how to add glitter using Heat and Stick embossing embossing powder.

I used my favorite Kraft cardstock for the card base. My ink colors are Stampin' Up's Indigo Island, Pool Party, and Crumb Cake. My scalloped borders are also Island Indigo cardstock. I used Inkadinkado's Snowflakes A-plenty stamp set and Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Christmas Stamp set. Rather than add glitter to the entire card, I only stamped back over the snowflakes with the Versamark and heat set the glitter back onto just the snowflakes. I didn't want to add too much glitter to the card, I just wanted a very subtle, glittery affect. I added some rhinestones to the snowflakes as well. Overall, I love the way the card came out.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great night!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #140

Good evening fellow crafters! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready and refreshed for a new week! It is nearing midnight here and I do work early, so I will try to make this as short as possible!

For this weeks Make it Monday challenge, Ashley Cannon Newell shows us how to use our inkpads to create designs onto a project. I made a simple Hello card for my entry this week. I really liked the card design that Dawn McVey used in her card here and I wanted to make a card like hers.

I used Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Thanks and Wonderful Words: Hello stamp sets. I also used Hero Arts Solid Dots Pattern Cling stamp. For my ink colors, I used Inkadinkado's Pigment Ink Stack in Warm Pastels. I also used Papertrey Ink's Limitless Layers Square dies and the Hello die cut was cut in Basic Grey cardstock.

I have had a long weekend and unfortunately have a very long, straight 11 days of working ahead of me, so I might not be posting for a couple weeks. I wish everyone a very peaceful, wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday, thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Make it Monday #139 Stamped Square Frames

Good afternoon fellow crafters! I need to make this post short and sweet as I am headed off to work soon! I have a busy weekend ahead of me and wanted to share my card with you before I ran out of time for this weeks Make it Monday Challenge! Dawn McVey has challenged us to create a Stamped Square frame this week. Her cards are always so beautiful! Here is my card for the challenge:

I love Dawn's Boutique Borders stamp sets! There are so unique and versatile, so I decided to use Boutique Borders: Sympathy stamp set to create my Stamped Frame. I stamped my border in Soft Suede ink from Stampin' Up and cut of the lined border part off of the stamped area. I used the Pretty Peonies Stamp Set to cut out some Peonies and stamped those with Stampin' Up's Gumball Green, Cherry Cobler, and Primrose Petals. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Stylish Sentiments Birthday stamp set. I embossed the Cherry Cobler cardstock on my card with the Paper Studios A2 Quatrefoil embossing folder.

That's it! I have to admit this card came together pretty quickly actually, took me about 30 minutes or so, and I really love the Cherry Cobler, Primrose Petals, and Kraft Cardstock together! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!