Stamp-a-Faire 2017 – Faux Leather Bookmarks

Hello dear peeps! Hard to believe a month has slipped by since I was last able to post. I do have another big project I’ve done, but it will be posted later. For now, Papertrey Ink‘s annual Stamp-a-Faire event is going on and, although I couldn’t participate in every challenge this year, I did pick a couple I found particularly interesting. Since it is Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary, their theme this year focused on the traditional gifts of the first 10 wedding anniversaries… adapted for paper crafting. My first project is from the 3rd anniversary tradition: Leather. I made this pair of faux leather bookmarks for a studious couple – who celebrated their 3rd anniversary 50 years ago:

Hard to believe they’re made out of paper! If you’ve never tried this technique, I encourage you to try it. It’s easy and even feels like leather! Here’s the back:

Ashley gives a terrific tutorial HERE, so I won’t repeat how to do this easy technique that gives such terrific results. I will give one reminder that I obviously needed:

Although it looks and feels like leather, remember this is PAPER and isn’t as strong as leather!

I pulled my tassels a little too tight on the feminine version and ripped right through the paper, so I had to re-die cut the end, which just made it a bit shorter… which is kind of cute since the wife IS shorter than the husband! I also covered hers with a thin layer of school glue hoping to seal it and make it a little bit stiffer. It left a shiny look that I didn’t want for the masculine bookmark and didn’t make it all that much stiffer anyway, so I didn’t do it on the other one.

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink We Go Together stamps
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh & Simply Jane dies
  • Avery Elle bookmark die
  • Core’dinations cardstock kraft & black
  • Glycerine
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs
  • Tsukineko Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Staples school glue
  • Misc. ribbon

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

Brace yourselves, I’ve been fiddling around on these projects since last Friday and will have several posts in a row again. See you again in a few minutes!

~D.Ann

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PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Stitching – Little Lady’s Felt Tic-Tac-Toe aka Foxes & Dames

Hello and welcome back! I’m finally up to posting some of the projects I’ve done for Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary Challenges, and just in the nick of time as they end tomorrow morning… so brace yourselves for a rash of posts. : )

 

The first Challenge this month was a Stitching Challenge. Lizzy Jones started off Papertrey Ink’s new stitching series with a cute little felt travel Tic-Tac-Toe set:

Not having Xs and Os, I took her color scheme and made a little girl’s game of ‘Foxes & Dames’:

It rolls up easily. Just tie a ribbon around it for a portable game.

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Love You To Pieces: Fox die
  • Papertrey Ink: Simply Jane die collection
  • Kunin Felt Eco-fi Classicfelt -Black, Red, White
    • Interesting fact: This felt is made with a polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Prism Craft Thread – gray

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

I’ll be right back with a couple more projects.

~D.Ann

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Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge – Lacy Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome! Today I have a lovely bespoke anniversary card to share with you. I was asked to use luscious layers of lace, pearls, sparkle and frills on the card. I also used this month’s Papertrey Ink Blog Hop inspiration photo:

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I chose the pinks/cream/tans with just a touch of green and turquoise colors and the stars and rounded arch of the fans for this anniversary party card.

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From sparkling cardstock  and ribbon to rhinestones, there’s plenty of bling on this lacy party card!

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She was thoroughly delighted with the outcome and chose this lovely sentiment for the inside:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink: Simply Jane die collection
  • Spellbinders: Elegant Labels Four
  • Justrite Dies/Spellbinders Heirloom Flourish One
  • Quietfire Design: Always Be My Friend stamp collection
  • DCWV Luxury Stack & Shimmer Stack cardstock
  • Simply Defined Distinctions 200# card base
  • Recollections: Spohia cardstock, Mixed Media Paper Word & Botique Fleur mulberry paper mini rose
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Stampendous PEARLustre embossing powder – Rose Quartz
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive and E600
  • Misc. laces, faux pearls, ribbon and flowers(mostly Recollections & Offray)

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!

I’ll be back in just a few minutes with a much different anniversary card that will make you go ‘Awww!’, so do check back (or scroll up)! : )

~D.Ann

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