Friday, March 25, 2011

Birdie Congrats Card

Today was my boss's last day as my boss. She's not leaving the company; rather, she's taking a new position within the company. So to congratulate her on her new position and show her appreciation for all she's done for me, I made her this card for our team to sign.

I had meant to make her a card sooner than last night, but being in a state of ennui, among other things, I found myself on Thursday night with no card in sight. Since sitting at my table until genius struck would have me waiting for a long, long time, I decided to use an old Sweet Sunday sketch as my base. And since I haven't been coloring/stamping anything in a really long time (seriously, I think I've forgotten how to color and blend), I thought I better stick to pattern paper and dies.

I had yet to use my Cosmo Cricket Togetherness paper pack, so I figured now was as good a time as any to use it. I die cut felt flower's using PaperTreyInk's Flower dies #3. I layered 4 felt flowers on top of each other so it made the card seriously poofy but seriously groovy. I topped the flower center off with a PTI button tied with a bit o' rustic twine. Then I stamped a simple PTI sentiment in dark gray ink.

Card Details
Stamps: Communique Sentiments
Paper: PTI kraft cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness paper pack
Ink: Fresh Ink (slate)
Accessories: MFT linen ribbon, PTI flower die #3, PTI Harvest Gold button, PTI rustic twine, felt

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Simple Card Set

My SIL's birthday is coming up, so I decided to make her a simple and elegant card set.

I made a set up 10 notecards, all cut with the PTI Edger's die #1 on the bottom edge. There are 4 "Thank You" cards, 3 cards with the initial of her first name, and 3 cards with the initial of her last name.

Here is the card set packaged up simply with a string of black satin ribbon.

I stamped all 10 envelopes with the initial of her last name. The "Thank You" notecard was stamped with an image from PTI Vintage Labels and Inside & Out: Thank You. There are tiny crystal embellishments on the Vintage Labels image, but it might be hard to see.

Here is the notecard with the initial of her first name, using PTI Simply Stationary & Fresh Alphabet.

Here is the notecard with the initial of her last name, again using PTI Simply Stationary & Fresh Alphabet.

Card Details
Paper: Stardream Chiara opal notecard
Stamps: PTI Vintage Labels, Inside & Out: Thank You, Simply Stationary, Fresh Alphabet
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Michael's black satin ribbon, Memory Box crytal stickers, PTI Edgers dies #1

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hubby Birthday Redux

It's my hubs' birthday! Happy Birthday Redux, Hubs!

Hehe...I couldn't resist adding "redux" to the title. Which is silly b/c birthdays happen every year so it's "redux-ing" all the time. But seriously, redux is badass and so, I use it frequently and shamelessly.

Anyhoo, here's the card that I made for my hubs. Ok, yes, it's a bit girly and sparkly, but my hubs knows a nice card when he sees it and is therefore appreciative of it. :)

Anyhoo, here's the card:

I used a Stardream Chiara opal notecard and ran PTI's Edger's Dies #1 along the bottom. I cut PTI True Black cardstock, ran it through PTI's Moroccan Motifs impression plate. Then I cut the bottom using the same Edgers Dies to make a pretty coordinating mat. On another piece of opal cardstock, I used PTI's Communique Curves for the sentiment, and some embellishment stamps from PTI's Simply Stationary set. Then I got excessively blingy and lined the top and bottom with strips of Memory Box crystal stickers. I decided not to line the entire top and bottom edges with crystals b/c it seemed out of the ordinary for me not to do it...also seemed a bit more "artistic" to do it the way I did. IDK. Anyhoo, then I finished off the bling explosion with more crystal stickers on the Simply Stationary embellishment stamps. hehe...

Sooo awesome, dude. :)

Card Details
Stamps: PaperTrey Ink Communique Curves & Simply Stationary
Cardstock: Stardream Chiara opal, PTI True Black
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Memory Box crystal stickers, Michael's crystal stickers, PTI Edgers dies #1 & Moroccan Motif impression plate

Friday, February 4, 2011

Favorite PTI Card of the Past Year

PTI is hosting an awesome giveaway in celebration of their anniversary and wants people to re-post their favorite self-made PTI creation of the past year. Hands down, it's gotta be this Anthropologie-inspired card. Click here for the original post.

I call it my one shining moment of channeling DMV!! :)