Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quick, Easy, & CUTE Card Set

I created this super quick & easy card set using Pink Paislee papers from the Daily Junque collection (so cute!) and topped it off with a little vintage embellishment and a simple "Thank You" stamp from the Hippie Chic stamp set from Market Street Stamps. I started off making this as a quick way to whip up four cards, but I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!
To tie it all together (literally) I wrapped it up in some of The Twinery's Honeydew twine.

I really don't know what else to say about it...so I'll let the pictures do the talking:











Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (Daily Junque Collection)
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Hippie Chic Set);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black);
Twine: The Twinery (Honeydew);
Tools: Ranger (Tiny Attacher & Tiny Staples); EK Success: Martha Stewart (scoring board); Fiskars (paper trimmer); Fiskars (1/4" Circle Hand Punch); Fiskars (Scalloped Circle Squeeze Punch);
Other: Vintage Invoice Paper

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lucky in Love

For today's card my color palette was inspired by the sentiment.

Here's the card:


And be sure to check back on July 1st for a blog hop with prizes at every stop thanks to My Mind's Eye!



Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (Old School: 6x6 Pad);
Embellishments: Hug Snug (Seam Binding: Chalk White);
Rub-Ons: Basic Grey;
Mist: Ranger (Perfect Pearl Mist: Sunflower Sparkle);
Tools: My Favorite Things (Jumbo Scallop Die); Ranger (Tiny Attacher & Tiny Staples); Coluzzle (Circle Template & Craft Knife); EK Success: Martha Stewart (scoring board); Fiskars (paper trimmer);

Monday, June 27, 2011

Release Week! {Market Street Stamps}

This is a fun week at Market Street Stamps - release week!

Be sure to check out the blog all week long for projects using the June release stamps and then head over to the MARKETplace at the end of the week to get your hands on the new stamps.


I worked with the new Compass set to create these ATCs {Artist Trading Cards}.

I love the clean and simple look that was created by stamping the compass image in each of the three purple hues and the sentiment over the image in black.


I was inspired by my son (who loves to create treasure maps) to distress a few of the cards:


The base cards and stamped images were all the same - but the distressing creates quite a different look.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific;
Stamps: (Compass) Market Street Stamps;
Ink: (Purple Hydrangea, Spring Pansy, Perfect Plumeria) Tsukineko; (Tuxedo Black) Memento; (Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Antique Linen) Ranger;
Tools: (Trimmer) Fiskars;

Friday, June 24, 2011

Love You {Market Street Stamps}

Head on over to the Market Street Stamps blog today to read more about this card:


And don't forget to stop by the Market Street MarketPlace and pick up some great stamps and supplies!

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific;
Stamps: (Hippie Chic) Market Street Stamps;
Ink: (Turquoise Gem, Sea Breeze, Midnight Black) Tsukineko;
Tools: (Trimmer, Scissors) Fiskars; (Scoring Board) Martha Stewart/EK Success;

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book Binding with Twine - {The Twinery}

I'd like to share with you a project I created using The Twinery's twine for book binding.
{And if you'd like to see another way to bind with The Twinery's twine, be sure you've checked out this post.}


I wasn't sure when I started this book (and I am still not sure) what it will be used for, so I created pockets on the inside of the front and back cover and also added one cover-weight page in the middle with a pocket.
You can always find a use for pockets, right?

The size of the completed book is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". {The covers and inner pages are all the same finished size.}

To create the pockets, I cut a sheet of double-sided patterned paper to 8 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 3" and folded up to create a pocket. I added washi tape to the edges to hold the pockets in place, but you can easily use traditional adhesive instead.



I stacked the pages and covers and carefully lined them up. I punched holes 1/2" in from the edge at 1/2", 1 5/8", 2 3/4", 3 7/8", and 5".
{I added a score mark 1/2" from the edge before punching the holes to make turning the covers a bit smoother.}


I took a long length of twine and threaded the holes as follows:
• Down #3
• Up #4
• Down #5
• Up over bottom edge
• Down #5
• Up #4
• Down #2 {Yes, we skipped #3 on purpose.}
• Up #1
• Down over top edge
• Up #1
• Down #2
• Up #3 {Here you have a piece of twine stretched between #2 and #4 - you should have each of the two loose ends on opposite sides of the stretched portion of twine. You can see what I mean in the photo below.}


{A little tip: add a touch of washi tape to the end of your twine - kind of like a shoelace - for easy threading.}


I bound the book with Honeydew twine, but added in a little touch of Pink Sorbet and Lemondrop for a great color pop in the bow!

I made sure the bow was very tight and then snipped the loops of the bow to create this look:

And here is a look at the finished product:



Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Patterned Paper: (Imaginary Friends) My Little Shoebox;
Twine: (Honeydew, Pink Sorbet, Lemondrop) The Twinery;
Other: Washi Tape;
Tools: (Trimmer, Scissors) Fiskars; (Scoring Board) Martha Stewart/EK Success; (Crop-A-Dile) We R Memory Keepers;

Monday, June 20, 2011

Back to the Beach

I recently participated in the "Back to the Beach" challenge from May Arts...here are the cards I creating using ribbons from May Arts, stamps from Market Street Stamps, and cardstock from Core'dinations.





Supplies:
Cardstock: (Vanilla Cream) Core'dinations
Stamps: (Loopy Polkas, sentiment from Chillaxin') Market Street Stamps
Chalk Ink: (Jumbo Java, Spanish Olive) Tsukineko
Distress Ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger
Ribbon & Twine: (368-15-33, 368-15-16, SM09, SM10, SM17) May Arts
Embellishments: (Pearl) etsy.com
Tools: (Trimmer, Scissors) Fiskars; (Scoring Board) Martha Stewart/EK Success;

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thank You {Market Street Stamps}

Today on the Market Street Stamps blog: check out this elegant Thank You card - super simple thanks to the wonderfully elegant Vintage Wallpaper background stamp.


Be sure to 'like' Market Street Stamps, LLC on Facebook. They are having a great giveaway this weekend!

Supplies:
Cardstock: (Ivory) Kraft Outlet; (Blackbird, Red) Bazzill;
Stamps: (Vintage Wallpaper) Market Street Stamps;
Ink: (Midnight Black) Tsukineko;
Accent: (Thank You charm) Michaels;
Ribbons: (Ivory Rose Ribbon) American Crafts; (Black Pleated Grosgrain Ribbon) Maya Road;
Tools: (Corner Chomper 1/2" Round) We R Memory Keepers; (Trimmer, Scissors) Fiskars; (Scoring Board) Martha Stewart/EK Success;

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Home Grown {Market Street Stamps}


Find the sketch that inspired my card in the newest Market Street Stamps challenge post - and don't forget to read about how you can win some awesome goodies!


{Also check out the inspiring and oh-so-colorful trigger from the Moxie Fab World.}

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific;
Patterned Paper: (UpCycle Mini Deck) Cosmo Cricket;
Stamps: (Home Grown) Market Street Stamps;
Ink: (Midnight Black) Tsukineko;
Mist: (Chalkboard - Hot Chocolate) Tattered Angels;
Markers: (BG15, B21, B23, YR12) Copic;
Tools: (Tiny Attacher) Tim Holtz/Ranger; (Trimmer, Scissors) Fiskars; (Scoring Board) Martha Stewart/EK Success;

Monday, June 13, 2011

Two Is Better Than One


{Check out the inspiring and oh-so-colorful trigger from the Moxie Fab World.}



Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific;
Patterned Paper: (UpCycle Mini Deck) Cosmo Cricket;
Stamps: (I Adore You - sentiment, With Love - frame) Unity Stamp Co.;
Ink: (Midnight Black) Tsukineko;
Mist: (Chalkboard - Hot Chocolate) Tattered Angels;
Markers: (V000) Copic;
Twine: (SM10, SM17) May Arts;
Tools: (Tiny Attacher) Tim Holtz/Ranger; (Trimmer, Scissors) Fiskars; (Scoring Board) Martha Stewart/EK Success;

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bright & Cheery

***Looking for The Twiinery/PSA Essentials blog hop? Look HERE.***


Today's inspiration comes from a color palette AND a sketch.

Here's the color palette I was working with:


And a sketch to go along with it:


And here's my card:


Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (365° Collection: Think Big); Pink Paislee (365° Collection: Dream Big); Pink Paislee (365° Collection: DayDream);
Embellishments: Prima (flowers); Maya Road (Trinket Pins: Red & White Flower Pearl);
Tools: My Favorite Things (Jumbo Scallop Die); Fiskars (Scalloped Heart Squeeze Punch); EK Success: Martha Stewart (scoring board); Fiskars (paper trimmer);

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Twinery/PSA Essentials: {Blog Hop}

Hello!

If you are here for the PSA Essentials/The Twinery 5-Day Blog Hop, you should have come from Marie Ramirez's blog.
If you haven't started at the beginning, be sure to head back to The Twinery's blog so you can follow along on the hop!
(And don't forget, there will be 5 more great projects to see tomorrow!)



I created some quick & easy tags using The Twinery's Pink Sorbet twine along with the PSA Essentials stamper, alignment tool, Brown & Pink ink, and PSA Originals: Little Bunny stamp pack.


Any of these tags would be perfect for topping a baby shower gift, but they would also be great for creating coordinated baby shower decor. You can tie them around suckers for party favors or even adhere them to pin backs and use them as name tags (just use a coordinated color marker to write in guest's names).


{If you'd like to know how to easily tie a bow with your twine, check out my "Tying a Perfect Twine Bow" tutorial.}



A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PSA ESSENTIALS:


PSA Essentials manufactures custom, self-inking stamps (think return address labels). We have patent-pending Peel & Stick® technology which allows you to PEEL away your custom stamp and STICK on a new design. This technology allows you to interchange your designs quickly for scrapbooking, cardmaking, creating gift tags, bags, wrap, making favors, and decorations.
We have thousands of designs - from Holiday, Birthday, Sentiments, and licensed Peanuts, Hello Kitty, U.B.U., Smirk, College & Universities, and Greek Life - making PSA Essentials perfect for crafting!
The self-inking stamper (and 22-ink cartridges) give crisp, clean, and consistent impressions every time.

PSA Essentials is offering a 30% discount on all orders placed between June 6-10 only. (No discount code is needed.)



A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TWINERY:


Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

The Twinery is offering a 15% discount on all orders placed between June 6-10 only. (Use discount code: PSAHOP15 )



WHAT YOU CAN WIN:

The Twinery will be giving a prize package of: Winners choice of 6 SPOOLS of baker's twine ($84 value!)

PSA Essentials will be giving a prize package of: 1 stamper, 3 Peel & Stick packs, and 1 Monogrammed Tote Bag ($75+ value!)

HOW TO WIN:

Be sure to leave a comment on EACH participating designer's blog AND for extra entires: follow the PSA Stamp Camp Blog (1 entry), follow The Twinery's Blog (1 entry), like PSA Essentials on Facebook (1 entry), and like The Twinery on Facebook (1 entry).

The dates of entry are 6/6 at 12:01 AM EST to 6/12 at 11:59 EST.
The winner will be chosen on 6/13 and announced on The Twinery's blog as well as on Facebook on both The Twinery's page and PSA Essentials' page.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure to head to stay tuned for the rest of the hop tomorrow! It all starts again tomorrow at April Meeker's blog.


Supplies:
Twine: The Twinery (Pink Sorbet);
Stamps: PSA Essentials (PSA Originals: Little Bunny);
Ink: PSA Essentials (Brown & Pink);
Tools: PSA Essentials (Stamper, Stamp Alignment Tool); Fiskars (Round N Round Squeeze Punch - XL, 1/8" Circle Hand Punch);
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White);

Friday, June 3, 2011

Love Endures

Today's inspiration comes from a color palette AND a sketch.

Here's the color palette I was working with:



And a sketch to go along with it:


And here's my card:


Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (365° Collection: Think Big); Pink Paislee (Bayberry Collection: Front Porch);
Embellishments: Pink Paislee (Artisan Tape: Black Dot); Hug Snug (Seam Binding: Chalk White);
Rub-Ons: Basic Grey;
Tools: Fiskars (Round N Round Squeeze Punch); EK Success: Martha Stewart (scoring board); Fiskars (paper trimmer);