Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Studio Calico July Kit Release

Hi there! This months Studio Calico kits are great! And so... I've got a lot to share with you. Today I bring you my cards from the July Valley High kit release.  I've put to use the Valley High card kit, Corey add on and the the Winona add on

So let me get started...
Here's a fun one layer card created using the talking bubble image from the Valley High card kit stamp set. 
Then a few pink buttons finish the card off perfectly.  Supplies from the card kit only.
This one began with a simple sheet of pattern paper which I covered with hand stamped blooms.  This allowed me to create a unique pattern paper of my own design. 
I then finished the card off with a fun embellished sentiment strip. All supplies from the Valley High card kit.
I'm quite happy with the way this little bird turned out and all I did was stamp him onto pattern paper and cut him out.  Easy peasy!  
A little sprinkling of sequins finished the card off perfectly.
Here's a fun and unique way to put those many labels to use.  Just piece them together like a puzzle and attach. 
For this project I used a dimensional adhesive to assemble together.

There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Papertrey Ink July Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink July countdown is about to come to an end and I'm here to share my final projects with you today. But, before I do, let me remind you that everything you've seen peeks of will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink beginning 10 pm EST tonight.

Now, let me get started!...
Wishes Come True by Lizzie Jones.  I stamped the candles in a fun color combo of hawaiian shores, limeade ice, summer sunrise and raspberry fizz.  Then attached the panel at a slight angle.
Finished the card off with a sentiment strip and a wrapping of grey twine.
Polka Dot Parade #6 by Melissa Bickford.  The tree top and leaves were stamped onto a punched limeade ice circle.
Then a few lovely embellishments to finish the card off.
Summer Hills by Nichole Heady.  I just love the simplicity of this card!
To give it a good pop of color I paper pieced the image by cutting out and assembling different layers featured in the design.  If you look at the profile you can see just how thick the layers are. 
Balloon Bash by Lizzie Jones and Scrolling Script by Nichole Heady.
With the swirls as my inspiration I drew by hand an extra length of swirly balloon line, enough to hold the balloon in place and to extend off the edge of the card.
First Place by Melissa Bickford.
I stamped and assembled a group of ribbon ends with a sentiment and stapled them into place using my tiny attacher.
Delightful Dahlia Additions by Dawn McVey.  
I just love this set, the detailed images really make these blooms shine and they are easy to work with!  I paired these pretties with the Mat Stack 7 Die Collection.

Well, that's all of them!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams fabulous projects as well...

Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Meadow Greens

ETA:  I forgot to add my inspiration pieces.  They are now in place.  :)

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink July countdown and the second design team group post day. Today's group post is all about the new set Meadow Greens. What a stunning stamp set this truly is!  It's perfect for creating cards for many occasions in either a feminine or masculine style.  I have one of each style to share with you today. Check it out...
Up first, masculine.  Here's my inspiration piece, found here.
I began by stamping the two fern branches (in soft stone, limeade ice and new leaf) randomly along the base of the card front. 
Layered a sentiment and finished the card off with a couple of shimmer black cardstock strips stapled into place.
Now a feminine look.  Inspiration piece found here.
I've combined Meadow Greens with Watercolor Wonder for a stunning look.  Here's How:  For a more natural look, I've misted the inked up watercolor stamps with a few light sprays of water before stamping.
I began by embossing the stem, flower and leaf image in clear embossing powder.  Then the sentiment in black.
Here's A Tip:  After stamping the moistened image over the embossing, I quickly wiped away the ink from the embossing using a baby wipe.  Just A Note:  If you are looking for a bolder look from your stamped image use white embossing powder. 

Well, that's all I've got for you today. Just remember... Meadow Greens and dies will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning July 15th

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!