Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

Ha! And you THOUGHT I was done! So did I! Then I found my card for the Papertery July 2016 Blog Hop Challenge and realized – That’s Today!! So… If you want the details, please check this post on my blog tomorrow as I will fill in the details later, but I must post the pics now to get it in the hop. TTFN, as Tigger would say!

*** Now updated ***

The Inspiration:


I took the white quatrefoil on grey and the orange/peach and pale blue and came up with this card:



  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil & Layerz Mat Stack 2 die
  • Papertrey Ink In Bloom & Mat Stack 2 Collection stamp sets
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest & Tropical Teal
  • Papertrey Ink Orange Zest paper
  • Recollections blue and white cardstock, foiled & embossed card.
  • Aleene’s spray adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenges. Click on any of them for more information:

Good night and rest well!! I know I finally will!!



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There’s Nothing Better Than a True Friend Card

Thanks for coming back again for another post today!

Who remembers playing with these back in school?


Well, Papertrey Ink put one together with their colors as a fun way to help you pick color combinations. (You can download it for free HERE) Following their instructions, the color combo I came up with was:


Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Pure Poppy. Fortunately, I had cardstock in the Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise colors, so I just added some poppy red embossing and Copic coloring and came up with this sweet little gem:


Here’s a better try at catching the shiny Wink-of-Stella on the petals:


Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink In Bloom stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Orange Zest & Summer Sunrise
  • Hampton Arts red embossing powder
  • Copic marker R39
  • Kuretake Wink of Stella – clear

If you want to join the fun over at Papertrey Ink you’d better hurry as tomorrow morning is the deadline! The details are here:

I’ll be back again shortly with another card I did earlier this week.



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One Layer Card with Papertrey Ink’s Papercrafting Alphabet Prompts

Hello dear friends, followers and visitors! Brace yourselves, today I hope to post several cards that I have been working on the past week, but have been too ill to post.

Let’s start with a card for Papertrey Ink’s 9th anniversary celebration’s Day 10 challenge using their papercrafting alphabet:


Using D.Ann, I come up with:

I also wanted this card to fit Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge of Spritz & Spray and their Wednesday Challenge of a One Layer Card So, with all that in mind, here is what I came up with:


I spritzed and sprayed some Tattered Angels Glimmer mists, three of which were new but unused. I stamped with my new-to-me and unused til now Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 2 stamps. I don’t have any pierced border dies, and didn’t want to pierce each hole individually, so I dove into my sewing kit and used my serrated tracing wheel to do a nice pierced border. To add more interest, I embossed around the sentiment. I love how the Brilliance ink and the Glimmer Mists shine!:


The inside was nicely embossed and pierced, so I stamped another sentiment inside, brushed an inkpad over the embossing and used some chalks to finish it off:


It’s going in the mail on Tuesday to a sweet friend who sent me a yummy home-cooked meal yesterday.


Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink stamps: Mat Stack 2 Collection & In Bloom
  • Papertrey Ink SAF2014 – Renaissance die
  • Dritz serrated tracing wheel
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Bahama Blue, Bubble Light Green, Caribbean Blue, & Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Pigment Ink: Crimson Copper
  • Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink: Teal Zeal
  • Pebbles, Inc. chalks
  • Recollections white cardstock

I’m playing along with the following challenges in case you’d like to join:

Edited to add: Since that was so easy and since Papertrey Ink’s Day 9 Saturday Snail Mail challenge was to make a thank yo u card for their warehouse staff, I made another the same way:



The only difference is that on the inside of this one I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Flower Fusion #8 mini stamp set. I’ll enter this on in their contest via Instagram so there’s one less post today.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks in advance for your patience with today’s plethora of posts (assuming I get them done!).  : )

Be back in a jiff…



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