The Make It Monday this week was to do a cracked glass technique. Well, mine didn't turn out like the example...and this is my second try, too :( But its much better than the first. I think I just need more practice, and I probably should do a lighter background color, maybe white. The kraft just makes it look so dark. Anyway, this is the PTI anniversary set that I used, a Martha Stewart fence punch, and the papers Old Olive, and So Saffron, and the satin Old Olive ribbon from SU. I'm always excited to try new techniques...you may be seeing this one again sometime, too...especially since I have a huge jar of Ultra Thick embossing powder now!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I love the new seed packet front die and stamp set. I also used the daffodil from the year of flowers mini set.
The picket fence is the Martha Stewart punch...I couldn't justify getting the new PTI picket fence die since I already had this punch.
So I'll admit that I'm not loving this color combo. And with the gingham as the background, the red reminds me of Al's shirt from Home Improvement! But I'm still glad I gave it a try and got to use my new stamps and die, too. The ribbon is SU, paper is SU, all stamps PTI. I used Copics to color, and the tiny closepin with lady bug was a great find at work...during spring cleaning of the closets I found some, and knew it would be perfect for cards :) If you'd like to try this challenge yourself, click here
Posted by The Paper Parade at 8:36 PM
Monday, May 23, 2011
And to finish up another shot of the card and cozy:
I am in love with how this whole gift set turned out and I can't wait to see my friend's reaction today! The stamp set is from PTI, the "For You" sentiment is SU and so is the patterned paper, the top note die, and the label punch. The pink and green ribbon was given to me by my friend Suzanne, and the yellow ribbon is SU.
Posted by The Paper Parade at 7:47 PM
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I like how the grey ribbon turned out looking like a tie, which goes along with the "rock" theme of the card. The patterned paper is from K & Company, the corduroy button is SU, and so is the label punch. The "you rock" sentiment is from PTI's Grunge Me set, and the images are from Stampology. Enjoy :)
Posted by The Paper Parade at 6:18 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I didn't have any grey, so I was wondering what I'd do until I remembered that the Ann Taylor Loft bag's ribbon handles that I repurposed yesterday would work for my grey today, too! The silhouettes are from Hero Arts, the sentiment is from PTI's Grunge Me set. All papers are SU, in addition to all punches. It was a fun sketch and color challenge to try this week :)
Posted by The Paper Parade at 8:12 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
As you can see, I ran out of room for the "ks" so used "x" LOL. I figured that is the texting "thanx" so it will work too.
The flowers were given to me by my Big Sis in the Divine Secret Siblings group at Splitcoast Stampers. The button in the middle is from SU.
I wanted to try something new with the "bow" and have it come off the side and not be so traditional. The best part is that the ribbon is actually from an Ann Taylor Loft bag that my coworker gave me some clothes in the other day! The ribbon handles were so nice I just took them right off before throwing out the bag :)
This card was fun to make, thanks for the challenge, Suzanne! The stamps are from the PTI alphablocks set, the Old Olive Cardstock base from SU and all the patterned paper is from K & Company. Try this challenge out yourself, here.
Posted by The Paper Parade at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The two tall cards together:
The whole set:
More close ups of the individual cards:
I think this one is my favorite of the bunch:
I think she is going to be happily surprised :) This set was fun and easy to make. I used the pre made A Muse note cards as the backing. The gingham ribbon and papers are SU. The buttons I'm not sure, and of course the tea set is from PTI.
Posted by The Paper Parade at 1:25 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2011
All stamp sets are PTI, all papers, ribbon and pearls are SU. I am finally going down to meet my new nephew next week, and it happens to fall right before Mother's Day, so my sister and I decided to take our mom to a tea house as a surprise. I couldn't resist making little invitations ;) Don't worry, I already told my mom no peeking at this post! Check back tomorrow to see what I made her as a gift.
Posted by The Paper Parade at 9:20 PM