Stamp-a-Faire 2017 – Metallic Embossed Friendship Card

Hello and welcome back! This is my final project for Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2017 event… Yana showed another faux iron technique using metallic embossed die cuts HERE. Here’s my ‘metal’ piece:

and the card:

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink SAF 2014 Regency die
  • Papertrey Ink We Go Together stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores cardstock and gingham cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores dye ink
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian shores ribbon: Top Notch Twill & Extra Fine Polka Dot Satin
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Hampton Arts Metallic Silver embossing powder
  • JoAnn Craft Essentials clear embossing powder
  • Queen & Co Toppings: Posies (Aren’t they just too cute?!!)
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue

I’m joining in the following challenges, click on any one to find out how you can join the fun:

Thank you for stopping by today! I’ll look forward to seeing you again soon!



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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Gilded in Gold – With Gratitude Card

Hello, and welcome back to another fun project from Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.


It’s been fun taking inspiration from the masters, and learning about some that I wasn’t familiar with… like Gustav Klimt, who is featured in the Gilded in Gold session. There is an interesting video on his work on the post for this session that you can find HERE.

Here is my finished card:


I had fun with the gilding! I took a cereal box and cut out the frame, then just dabbed on the Liquid Leaf. (Warning: FYI, if you have any kind of chemical sensitivity, this stuff is strong… right up there with paint and nail polish remover.)


It was SO EASY and I got a little on my hands which made me immediately want to play, so I gilded my nail. If this stuff wasn’t carcinogenic, I’d consider it for party nails. : )


Of course, I immediately removed it – while humming ‘Goldfinger.’ Lol!.

Tip: If you don’t have gold cardstock, you can easily make your own… either gilding with liquid leaf, or dragging a gold ink pad across the edges of white cardstock.


I used Delicata ink, which has an amazing shine. It provides an interesting contrast to the classic gold of the gilding.


Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Spiral Bouquet stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire 2014: Renaissace stamp & die set
  • Plaid Liquid Leaf – classic gold
  • Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink
  • Recollections cardstock – white and black
  • Misc. adhesives and cereal box.

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on them you want more information:

I’ll be back shortly with the next session’s card. See you soon!



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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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Dress Up Inspiration Tag with Color Bursts

Hello again! Thanks for your patience as I struggle to get on an even keel again.

Today’s project was inspired by Papertrey Ink’s Dress Up Inspiration Challenge – To design something based on a piece of clothing from your closet. And by Simon Says Stamp’s Have a Heart Wednesday Challenge

I chose this T-shirt  as my inspiration:


And made this tag:


The background is made from a Kleenex tissue colored with Color Bursts. I found a cool tutorial on this technique HERE, and decided to try it. This was my first time trying Color Bursts.

First you sprinkle a bit of the colors you want to use on a craft mat. These are highly pigmented powders, so just a tiny dab will go a long way!


Then you spritz with water.


Then take a Kleenex tissue, pull apart and lay on the color, smooshing around until all the color is absorbed and the entire tissue colored to your liking. You may want to add more water as needed. Let dry.


I then decoupaged part of one sheet to a wooden tag and stamped my images over it once it was dry.


I love the texture and rich colors it gave the piece! Since my shirt had sequins, I added some pearls and Craftin’ Desert Divas new heart sequins, too.


Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink stamps:
    • SAF2014 Regency
    • SAF2014 Renaissance
    • Spiral Bouquet
  • Papertrey Ink Die: Swoosh
  • Tsukineko Memento Dye Inks: Elderberry & Sweet Plum
  • Tsukineko VersaMagic Chalk Ink: Spanish Olive
  • Tsukineko Brilliance pigment inks: Pearlescent Crimson, Starlight Silver
  • Ken Oliver Color Bursts: Indigo, Merlot, Yellow Ochre
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas fuchsia heart sequins
  • Queen & Co lavender pearls
  • Plaid Royal Coat decoupage finish clear
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Recollections wood tag
  • Kleenex tissue
  • Misc metallic paper, ribbon and tissue

I’m playing along with the following challenges:

Thanks again for stopping by!



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Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge – Thanks


It’s time for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge.

This is my second post today. (Amazing, right?! I’m glad I had advance notice to be working on these!) If you’re looking for my Coffee Lovers Fall Blog hop post, you can find it HERE.

The details for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge can be found HERE.

This was the picture they gave as a starting off inspiration point:


Here’s the card I came up with:


I like how the copper embossing powder melted rough, kind of like fur on the adorable fox:


Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Love You to Pieces Fox stamp and die sets
  • Papertrey Ink SAF2014 Regency stamp and die set
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh stamp and die sets
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Orange Zest & Summer Sunrise
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Papertrey Ink buttons: Terracotta Tile
  • Papertrey Ink ribbon: Canyon Clay
  • Spellbinders Labels 4 and Labels 4 gold dies
  • Versamark ink
  • Hampton Art embossing powder – metallic copper, red, gold & light brown
  • Zig Chalk Writer – white
  • Color Box chalk ink – popcorn
  • Misc. cardstock and adhesives

If you’d like to join the fun, the details of the hop are here:

I am also entering this in Really Reasonable Ribbon’s  RRR Challenge #126 – ‘ORANGE’ You Glad it’s Autumn with Ribbon or Trim – that you can find here:

And in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Use a stamp


Whether you’re a new visitor or a follower, I always appreciate your kind comments! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back here soon!



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