Monday, December 30, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #146

Good evening fellow crafters, hope you are all having a fabulous Monday! Feeling a little sad as it comes to an end because it is just one more day closer until the new year :( Can't believe it is over, truly feels like this year was the fastest one yet. Christmas just passed and it didn't even feel like Christmas to me. The girls however are enjoying their Winter vacation and are staying plenty busy with all their new goodies!

My latest Papertrey Ink haul came in on Christmas Eve day, which was a treat for me! I couldn't wait to get all these new products in hand, this month's release features so many new Valentine stamp and die sets, and they are just wonderful! I have been keeping myself busy when I am not working, definitely been staying up a little later than usual!

For the last Make it Monday Challenge of the year, Ashley Cannon Newell is challenging us to use up some scraps to create some angled backgrounds on our projects. I really wanted to make a Valentine's Card, I was so tired of making Christmas cards to be truly honest! I used some scrap paper I had left over from last year and started my "angled card". I used a Kraft cardstock base along with Basic White and Real Red cardstock. I used the Cupid's Arrow stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I used one of the banner dies from Papertrey Ink's Notched Heart's Banner Die set. Here is the background before I added the banner die to my card:


I stamped my images and "happy valentines day" sentiment onto the banner die and adhered it to the front of the card. I am okay with how the card turned out, although, I think it might be a little bit too busy. I am thinking for my next card (if I have time to do one before the week is over) I will alternate some plain cardstock with the patterned paper.



It is getting a bit late, going to spend a little time with the kiddos before heading off to bed tonight. In case I don't get to post again before the new year, I truly wish you all the best of luck and love in the New Year, and may it bring you happiness, peace, health and wealth! Thanks so much for stopping by!

7 comments:

Jodi_E said...

What a fun Valentine!

Terri E. said...

Fun valentines day card.

A Crafty Person said...

Wonderful card! Takes aim at the next holiday.

Vikki Hein said...

love your arrows & your paper choices! another great design for this MIM challenge.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great card Alex. Love your angled background.

artful-notions said...

Your bg, papers and stamp choice are perfect! Makes a great Valentine. Happy New Year to you too!

Cheryl Cain said...

I don't think this is too busy at all, I think it is darling!