Monday, June 29, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #216

Good afternoon fellow crafters! Happy Monday AGAIN. It seem likes last week just zoomed on by! Since the kids are on summer vacation the days seem to be going by even quicker, especially the days that seem more fun than others! Since I work in a pharmacy, not having kids in school equals less people getting sick and hurt, which means it has been SUPER SLOW. We are getting ready for Flu Season though, which usually starts at the beginning of August, and is definitely my LEAST favorite time of year to go into work!

Anywho, wanted to show you the card I put together for today's Make it Monday Challenge over on Nichole's blog. This week Laura shows us how to dress up some cover plate die-cuts by adding color to them. The cover plates in her videos are so pretty! I didn't even know Papertrey Ink had them! I definitely need to look into them the next time I place an order!

I went to Michaels after work yesterday because I wanted to pick up a few cheap watercolor paint sets. You know, the Artist Loft ones? I swear I already had one and for the life of me couldn't find it, so I took advantage of their 3 hour 40% off coupon yesterday (took 40% off the whole purchase!). Our Michael's Stores (we have 2) don't carry very many brands of Stamps. Very rarely I will get lucky and find a Hero Arts stamp set, and yesterday I was able to pick up the Lil Hoot stamp set and it is so cute! I used the Owl image on my card today, along with a sentiment from Stampin' Up and the Papertrey Ink Happy Hexagons Cover plate. I used the Pearlescent watercolors to paint on a couple different colors onto the cover plate. I added my 'shaker' which I made out of the Papertrey Ink Heart dies, and added some hearts, glitter, and sequins. I didn't want it to be a shaker card that really 'shakes' around too much, so I just glued all the hearts on top of each other without any foam tape. Since I used acetate, the glitter still moves around and that was exactly what I was looking for!

I wasn't sure if I wanted to blend or stamp anything onto the white part of the card underneath my cover plate die cut, like Laura does in her video, but since I blended a few different water colors together I thought that was enough color and chose to leave it blank underneath.

That's all for today, remember you can always follow me on instagram as well, I tend to post more projects there since it's easier than doing a whole blog post! Thanks for stopping by, have a fantastic week!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #215

Good afternoon fellow crafters! How are you all doing? I hope you have all had a great start to the first week of summer! I hope it isn't as hot where you are as it is here! I really wish we would get some rain already! Today I wanted to share a card I made for this weeks Make it Monday Challenge over on Nicole Heady's blog.

I colored this little guy in last week for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Round 2. I knew I wanted to use him for a shaker card, so that is what I made today. Danielle's challenge is to make a card bringing the inside of the card onto the outside as well.

I used Papertrey Ink's Nuts for You stamp set as well as the Ruby Rose Stamp set for the sentiment. I added some sequins and Delica seed beads for the shaker part of my card. I die-cut the window so that you can view the sentiment from the inside of the card on the outside as well.

I'm making this post nice and short as I need to make the kiddos lunch, make something for dinner, and get ready for work in 2 hours! I don't post as much on the blog anymore (although I will try my best to) because I have been using Instagram. If you have an Instagram you can follow me here and I would love to follow you back! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!