Saturday, February 8, 2014

PTI Anniversary 3x4 Card Challenge

Good morning and Happy Weekend Fellow crafters! Is it just me, or are you going to go deeply into debt with this month's Papertrey Ink Release? Did you see what Nichole showed today?! They are releasing their own project memories line called Monthly Moments! I literally spent a good hour or so really reading over and over the details of this line, I love it and I cannot wait for it to come out next week! I want it ALL!

So of course today's challenge is so fitting because we are asked to make a 3x4 journaling card, either for our memories albums or journals, or to place on TOP of a card. I was BEYOND exciting when I turned on my tablet this morning, still in bed, half asleep, and read through all the details. I immediately hopped out of bed and got to work!

Last month, I went to Michaels to scope out what kind of Valentines products they had in stock, and came across Heidi Swapp's line of products. There were stickers, stencils, cling stamps, spray mists, and much more. But what caught my eye, and what I fell in love with and just had to have ALL of, were these 9 mini stamp sets:

These stamp sets are BRILLIANT for Project Journaling, I cannot tell you how easy it is to create your own journaling cards. You can find all the stamp sets here, but I recommend you head over to your local Michaels or craft store and see if they have these, because at Michaels, they were only $3.99 each! And the best part? I got them during a 50% off stamp sale week, making them an awesome $1.99. Granted, the quality of the stamps is not the greatest, they are a little flimsy, but I still love them! (Guess I am spoiled by Papertrey Ink's great photo-polymer quality!)

So, back to today's challenge. I love to use index cards for my journaling cards, I don't often post anything Project Life or otherwise, because sometimes the journaling is too personal for me to share, but I can share these "before" cards with you at least. I used white Index Cards for these, cut down to 3x4, rounded the corners, added a 2" Kraft circle on top stamped with the Peony flower from PTI Pretty Peonies stamp set, along with various stamps from the Heidi Swapp stamp sets. Here are my cards:

I cannot wait to see the full release next month! The Monthly Moments is definitely my favorite part of the release so far! Thanks for stopping by!


PiecesByEmily said...

Oh i love your cards, you make journaling cards look simple and easy. Thank you! Those mini Heidi Swapps sets are fabulous too. I need to get to Michaels soon :-)

Pattie J. said...

these are super, so nice to add to a card, or scrap booking. love the different moments of thinking on each card.