Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2016 – Trellis Tulip Hello Card

Well, we’ve made it to the end of this series! Thanks for hanging in there with me! Today is Papertrey Ink’s final anniversary review… Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2016.

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It’s been a fun trip down memory lane with them. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for tomorrow!!

Well, they released Tulip Time in 2016, so I get to come up with my own card for a change. Hope you like it:

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Ahhh…. you can just feel the warmth of spring! That trellis is made from the Quatrefoil die… if you cut it in half, you can then mix and match the pieces to form all kinds of nifty patterns.

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I glue the edges together first, then snip off the ends and tuck them under the edge if needed. Again, I like using a flower shaping tool on these for dimension.

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamps and dies
  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Cover Plate die
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh dies
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Memento dye inks: Bamboo Leaves & Pear Tart
  • Misc. adhesives

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

Whew! What a frenzy of activity these past few days! I’ll give you a rest for a while and be back next month with an exciting special surprise! I’m about to burst keeping the secret!!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2013 – Hugs Card

Ok, this is my last one for today. Dunno if I’ll be able to finish up to 2016 tomorrow or not as there’s a lot on my plate. We’ll see. This Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary card is for Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2013.

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This time I drew my inspiration from this card by Nichole Heady:

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Here’s my adaptation:

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I love this pretty set and its lovely sentiments! Here’s the inside:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Big Hugs stamps and dies
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Lovely Lady
  • DCWV Hello Darlin’ stack cardstock (love that pink & gold!)
  • Papertrey Ink dye ink: Hibiscus Burst
  • Floamies 3mm sheet foam
  • Misc. twine
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenge… click on it for more information on how you can join the fun

Hopefully, I’ll see you tomorrow with the final 3 of this series. Thank you so much for stopping by!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2008 – Smile Butterfly Card

For today’s card, I looked through Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary post Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2008

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Since I didn’t have any of the sets featured, I chose this pretty card by Gretchen Clark as my inspiration:

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And here’s what I came up with:

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I may have gone a bit overboard with the pearl swirls, but once I started putting them on I had a hard time stopping. lol.

To color the butterflies in after stamping them, I used AquaBlend pencils and blended them with one of my favorite tools: a clear Sparkle Pen. It gave an amazing butterfly-like shine:

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That’s the best pic I could get — It looks much more amazing in person!

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion #8 stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink You Are a Masterpiece Make it Market stamps
  • Spellbinders Large Classic Ovals & Beaded Ovals dies
  • EK Success corner rounder punch – love this tool!
  • Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise cardstock
  • Core’dinations white, kraft and brown cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile
  • Color Box pigment ink: Frost White
  • Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • The Paper Studio Gemstones Self-Adhesive Pearls
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Rinner adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

Thank you for stopping by today!!

~D.Ann

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Winter Cup of Tea Card

Welcome back on this perfect day for a nice cup of tea! Here’s the card I made:

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Yeah, I know you can’t hardly see the card in this picture… that’s because I wanted to show off my cute little teapot again! Lol! : ) The sentiment says: There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. So true!

I took a label from a tea I got from Tuesday Morning to put in the middle of that Ironworks die cut that looks a lot like a snowflake. I believe I will go get some more of that tea and use this as a gift card to go along with it as a soothing gift for one of my dear friends.

The inspiration for this came from Stamplorations CUTplorations challenge this month:

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My takeaways were: the color blue (different shade), the snow (also in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge), and the gallon/quart/pint balance.

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The inside is also decorated with a faint, second generation stamped teacup.

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Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Card Creator 5×7 Reflective Moment, Card Creatior A2 Valiant Honor, Ironwork Motifs
  • Stamplorations Teacup Row and Always Tea Time stamps
  • Memento dye inks: Bahama Blue and Summer Sky
  • DCWV Bright Metallic cardstock pack & Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Misc. adhesives & tea jar label

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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~D.Ann

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The Hop to Stop 2016 and Cat Lovers Hop – Worry is like a Rocking Chair Card

Good evening and welcome! This next card is inspired by Becca’s Hop to Stop 2016 – Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence. Purple is the awareness color.

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I have a dear friend who has suffered much and is in need of some encouragement and help to keep from fretting about things, so I made this card for her to go with an orchid.

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and on the inside:

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In case the writing is too small, it says: “it gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere!” How true! Under the calm and peaceful kitty, I cited a Scripture that provides the perfect antidote to worry: Philippians 4:6, 7. In my experience it works every time!

Materials used:

  • Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Filigree Delight dies
  • Die-Versions “Piano” Sweet Petites die and “Grandmother’s Chair” Whispers die
  • Hanko Designs Jumping Cat and Sleepy Cat stamps
  • Core’dinations cardstock – purples and white
  • DCWV Violet Leaf Stack cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges. If you’d like to join the fun, click on any one of them for more information:

I’ll be back tomorrow with another delightful interview and another cat card… peaceful dreams!

~D.Ann

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Just. Can’t. Even.? – A Little Coffee Makes Everything Better Card

Welcome back to my second post for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop.

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I thought I’d start by sharing with you something cool that came my way recently. Knowing I love tea and tea parties, my cousins surprised me this fabulously beautiful and unique Burton + Burton teapot/cup for one, and a terrific loose-leaf brewer/strainer with a bunch of wonderful Teavana teas, including a DIVINE chocolate decadence oolong. What a bunch of sweeties they are!! The teapot came from an amazing tea house called Batar, near Seymour, Indiana. Check out their website to see their amazing edible cookie gift boxes and other fun stuff. Worth stopping by if you’re travelling through!! (They serve regular tea-bag teas, but their food was delish and the shopping delightful for any tea/coffee lover!!)

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Now, on to today’s card. I have a fun shaker tag on it with a concealed gift card for a coffee drinking friend:

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I think most gals with CFS feel that chick most days – talk about hitting the wall! lol! If I were making this for me, I’d’ve put ‘chocolate’ instead of coffee. : )

Among other things that inspired this card were the Bellarific Friday {Mojo}Bella Card Sketch (#19) and color inspiration photo:

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A quick note on how the leaves were made: I love how the Color Burst pigment powders do just what their name says… you sprinkle just a little on your paper, then spritz with water and the colors really do burst on the scene!

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Now, I could’ve added more color and spritzed again, but I wanted that just for some natural variation in the fall leaves. I then cut them out and colored the rest in with Copics and distressed them, folding in the veins. In real life, they look pretty realistic!

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Oh, one other quick note… I had a brand new Hero Arts ombre pad that came unglued from the base. A while back another manufacturer’s petal point ink pad did the same and they told me just to glue it back on. I wrote Hero Arts asking the best way to glue theirs back on and they quickly wrote back saying that they stand by their product and would replace it for me. It was in the mail the very next day. THAT is customer service, folks!! This pad has worked fine ever since. Now I love Hero Arts all the more!

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts – A Little stamp set
  • Stamping Bella – the chicks who “couldn’t even” stamp set
  • CAS-ual Fridays – Scallop Tag and Acorn Fri-dies
  • Hero Arts ombre Butter Bar to Orange Soda dye ink pad
  • Color Box Cocoa pigment ink (for COFFEE)
  • Ranger clear embossing powder (over the cocoa ink)
  • Memento Rich cocoa ink (bird and sentiment)
  • Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts:  Sepia, Burnt Orange, Yellow Ochre
  • Copic Markers:
    • Bird & wall: C1, 3, 5; Y13, 15, 17; YR04, 07; R29, 89; W1, 3
    • Leaves: E29, YR02, 04, 07; R29, 39
  • Pebbles, Inc. Basic Brights Chalks
  • Dreamweaver Picasso tool (for clouds)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Leaf Glitter – Brownstone
  • Core-dinations cardstock – white & orange
  • Tombow: Xtreme permanent adhesive and foam tape
  • Misc. seed beads
  • Starbucks gift card

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – just click on any one for more information:

Thanks for stopping by today and for all of your kind comments!

~D.Ann

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2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop – Decaffeinated Card

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Good morning, peeps and visitors! I’m so glad to finally be ‘plugged in’ again!! I was in rural Indiana with very spotty phone signal and the internet was down the entire time. Of course, what would you expect when the internet provider is OINC Wireless?!! When will it be working again? When pigs fly! LOL! I’ve got a lot going on, but at least I’m back to crafting on a limited basis… just in time to join the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop which started a couple of days ago.

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While travelling, I picked up the coffee coaster from Cracker Barrel knowing it could be up-cycled into a great fall colored card.

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Unfortunately some of us have been restricted to decaf coffee by our doctors. Poor us! It’s just not the same!! So I made a card for someone else who just had to give up caffeine…

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These cats aren’t getting into any trouble on decaf! It’s a real drag going into caffeine withdrawal… Somebody definitely needs a hug!! : )

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This is the first time I’ve made a circle card… so easy! I must do more of these!!

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Supplies:

  • Neat & Tangled – Purrrfect stamps and dies
  • Spellbinders – Heart Circles & Scalloped Circles dies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Copic Markers: E00, 13, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 74; R20; W1
  • Sakura Pigma Micron pen
  • Pebbles, Inc. Basic Brights chalks
  • Darice Chocolate Lovers cardstock
  • Core’dinations white and cream cardstock
  • Tombow adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Cracker Barrel coaster

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – just click on any one for more information:

If you’re hopping along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers, enjoy the rest of the hop. I hope to be back again before it’s over… looking forward to seeing you soon!

~D.Ann

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