Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Papertrey Ink Stamps

Well, you just knew that I would have to play with my new stamps from Papertrey Ink. It was so much fun putting all the stamps in the CD case that they send in the packaging. In fact, Nicole's packaging is so beautiful, it is actually hard to open them up!! But I did and had fun just going through them all! Then I knew I needed a card for a friend who is changing jobs and I will not see her much in her new job so I wanted her to know I will miss her! I decided to go with the Green Thumb set (one of my favorites - I love strawberries!). I stamped the smallest strawberry with Cranberrry Crisp ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Then I added the stems with Wild Wisabi. I then cut that strip into four 1" pieces and attached them to a piece of Cranberry Crisp. All of that got placed on a larger piece of white. I then pulled out my SU paper piercing template and poked a bunch of holes into the strips of white above and below the berries. I did this because I wanted to do some hand sewing on this card. You see, the latest Caardvark challenge is to use sewing on your card. So I pulled out some black embroderie thread and sewed those X's along the top and bottom. Finally, I added the "MISS" and "you" from the Paper Trey set (just words) to the top and then I inked up the "berry much" from the "thank you berry much" stamp included in the Green Thumb set and added it to the bottom of the card. I think my friend will like!
This other card is just a tiny card but it was actually made first. I just had to make my very first card for my hubby to tell him how much I love him. I mean who couldn't love a man who just bought his wife 12 stamp sets!! This card used the Text Boxed set and the sentiment is from the Faux Ribbon set. The carstock is Very Vanilla and Sky Blue and the ink is Buckaroo Blue. I outlined each star, the box and the sky blue panel using my silver Gelly Roll pen!! It is nice and sparkly in real life!! And he definatly appreciated it!!
You can expect to see a whole lot more cards made with my Papertrey stamps!!
Thanks for visiting.


Andrea said...

Great card, love the stitching

Sarah said...

your cards are adorable! love the lil stitches on your berry card

CV Sarah

Anonymous said...

Love the stitching. Your cards are fab! :)