Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Transformation Tuesday - Happy Easter

Good morning, friends! Welcome to Transformation Tuesday with Papertrey Ink. Today, I'm taking a design I created last fall and transforming it into a card for Easter. This design was a bit different for me, but I was so  happy with the end result that I wanted to create it again!


Here is my original card. You find the full post right HERE!


Here is my transformed card. I started with a piece of Bitty Big: Harvest Gold paper and attached that at an angle on the front of my white card base. After attaching it, I thought it needed a bit more color, so I added a strip of Hibiscus along the bottom and side.


Using both Nesting Basics: Ovals and Nesting Basics: Pierced Ovals Dies, I created a base for my sentiment. 'Happy Easter' is from the Huggables: Bunny & Chick Mini Stamp Set


I added flowers from Lilies of the Field around my sentiment. Those were all stamped in pinks, yellows and purples and die-cut with the coordinating Lilies of the Field Die Collection. I wanted to add a few more leaves and ended up using a few I had stamped and die-cut from a previous project. Those are from the Botanical Bounty collection.


I popped the whole thing up with dimensional foam and added a few colorful sequins to complete it!

Thank you for visiting with me today. I hope you enjoyed and hope you have a wonderful day!

xo,
Melissa


STAMPS: Lilies of the Field, Botanical Bounty, Huggables: Bunny & Chick Mini
INK: Harvest Gold, Hibiscus, Orange Zest, Lovely Lady, Lilac Grace, Lavender Moon, Green Parakeet, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hibiscus, Hawaiian Shores
PATTERN PAPER: Bitty Big: Harvest Gold
DIES: Lilies of the Field, Botanical Bounty, Botanical Bounty ll, Nesting Basics: Ovals, Nesting Basics: Pierced Ovals
OTHER: sequins

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Better Together


Hey friends! Happy weekend to you. I'm joining in today for Saturday Showcase over on the Papertrey Ink Blog. This week we are creating projects with the gorgeous set, Better Together. Pretty florals + uplifting and thoughtful sentiments … two of my favorite things in one stamp set!

I created two cards for today … same color combo, just different layouts!


I started by stamping a variety of the flowers and stems/leaves onto the following cardstock colors … Hawaiian Shores, Bright Buttercup, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy. After die-cutting them all I began assembling my cards. 


For the first one I chose a simple row of colorful flowers. I attached those to a white card panel that I had trimmed down to 4" x 5.25". Above my flowers I added one of uplifting sentiments.


I then attached the panel to the front of my Bitty Big: Smokey Shadow card base. I used circle punches to create the centers of my flowers. It's hard tell from the photo, but each of them was filled in with Glossy Accents.


My second card features more of the flowers tucked around my sentiment. I did some layering on this one, placing the smaller flowers over the larger. Again I filled in the centers using my circle punch and white cardstock. 


I wanted to add a bit more color and chose to replace a few of the words in the sentiment with colorful sentiment strips. I just love how this one turned out!


Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink Blog for more inspiration. Have a wonderful day!

xo,
Melissa


STAMPS: Better Together
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Bright Buttercup, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Bright Buttercup, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet
PATTERN PAPER: Bitty Big: Smokey Shadow
DIES: Better Together
OTHER: glossy accents

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Transformation Tuesday - Just Because

Good morning to you, friends! I'm popping in today to share a card for Transformation Tuesday with Papertrey Ink. I always tend to lean towards clean and simple designs, so that's what I did again for today. I chose an older CAS card and did a very simple transformation into yet another CAS card. 


Here is my original card that I created back in July. You can find it right HERE!


For today, I simply switched up my sentiment and swapped out the heart on my original card for a butterfly. 


I used Sentiment Staples: Just A Note and stamped the sentiment in the following colors … Pale Peony, Bright Buttercup, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores and Green Parakeet. Next, I stamped 'because I miss you', in True Black, onto a strip of white and attached it with dimensional foam.


Just underneath my sentiments I added a strip of Bright Buttercup cardstock. 


And last, but not least, I added a die-cut butterfly from Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Butterflies. I added dimensional foam behind that before attaching it and then finished my card off with a few colorful sequins. 

I'm thinking that creating a set of all occasion cards with the entire Sentiment Staples collection would be a great gift idea. And with this CAS design it would take no time to mass produce them! What do you think? 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, friends. I hope you have a happy Tuesday!

xo,
Melissa


STAMPS: Sentiment Staples: Just A Note
INK: Pale Peony, Bright Buttercup, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Green Parakeet, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Bright Buttercup
DIES: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Butterflies
OTHER: sequins

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Lilies of the Field



Good morning and happy weekend to you! Today, a few of us on the Papertrey Ink team are popping in to share a few projects using the beautiful Lilies of the Field set. This is another stunning floral set that you can't help but love creating with! 

I created two cards using the same color palette … you can find all of the colors in my supply list below.


Up first is a sweet congrats card created with a mix of Lilies of the Field and a sentiment from Penned Elegance. But first, I added a white frame for my flowers and sentiment to sit on by die-cutting a piece of white cardstock using the Shape Shifters: Oval 2 Die.


After the frame was die-cut and attached to my Hibiscus card base I added my flowers and sentiment. I could have easily stamped the flowers directly onto the oval frame, but I always love to add a little dimension to my cards, so I die-cut and added dimensional foam behind them.


I added a few clear sequins around the lilies to complete my first card.


Using the same colors for my second card, I simply die-cut and stamped multiple lilies and attached them across a white cardstock panel. Some I attached directly and others were again popped up.


I added another sentiment from Penned Elegance … a simple hello! And also added a few more clear sequins before attaching the panel to the front of my Hibiscus card base.


Pop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to see the beautiful projects the other gals created for you today! 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful Saturday!

xo,
Melissa



STAMPS: Lilies of the Field, Penned Elegance
INK: Pale Peony, Hibiscus, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Lilac Grace, Lavender Moon, Limeade Ice, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hibiscus
DIES: Lilies of the Field, Penned Elegance, Shape Shifters: Oval 2
OTHER: sequins


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Throwback Thursday - Happy, Happy Mother's Day

Happy Spring, friends! I love Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink, as it pushes me to reach back and pull out an older set that I haven't inked up in awhile. There are so many sets that I love, but having the time to create with them all isn't always easy. This is the perfect chance to show some older sets the love they deserve!

A year ago this month Simple Stems was released … a fresh and cheerful floral set with a variety of sentiments perfect for so many occasions. I didn't use them on my card for today, but these flowers fit beautifully inside Vogue Vases.

Let's jump right in...


On a white card base, I added a Stitch in Time Borders frame that was die-cut and stamped in Aqua Mist. That was attached and then set aside so I could work on my flowers.


I've listed all of the colors I used for the flowers below. After they were all stamped and die-cut, I placed them on the Aqua frame until I had them right where I wanted and then adhered them. I popped some of them up with dimensional foam and others I attached directly to the frame.


I stamped 'Happy Happy' in the upper left corner and then stamped 'Mother's Day' on a strip of white and attached that below my flowers. In the corners of the frame, I added tiny flowers that I stamped and die-cut using the Stitch in Time Borders Die Collection.


I hope you enjoyed this throwback, friends. Thanks so much for popping in. Have a wonderful day! 

xo,
Melissa

STAMPS: Simple Stems, Stitch in Time Borders
INK: Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus, Melon Berry, Lilac Grace, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist
DIES: Simple Stems, Stitch in Time Borders
OTHER: sequins