Saturday, February 8, 2014

Monthly Moments Trading Card-Paper Trey Ink 7th Anniversary Challenge

I have been having fun lurking through all the Paper Trey Ink blogs for their anniversary festivities this week. Unfortunately today is the first day I get to really play. So disappointing because I LOVE their fun challenges during the month of February.

Today's challenge was to create a Monthly Moment's Trading card. These trading cards are 3" by 4" in size. I had a really, really hard time with this. I do not do Project Life, though I have used some of the products on some of my regular scrapbooking pages. I didn't really want to make a journaling card but rather something that was more decorative. I have been doing a lot of Valentine's so I wanted to stay away from pink or red and anything with hearts in it. So I chose a fall themed card instead.

I decided to use the PTI Polka Dot Pumpkin stamp set and die for this project and to keep it as simple as possible. I stamped the "pumpkin" sentiment using orange zest ink and then the label in new leaf. I then used Jillibean Soup alphabet stickers for the word "patch."

Next I die cut and then stamped the pumpkin, the stem and leaves. Next I decided to use a technique I have been seeing in cards as of late. I twisted some jute through a glue dot and then layered the pumpkin over the jute. Last, I placed Lawn Fawn Sequins around the card.

I am happy with the way it came out and I have to decide whether I want to enter it into the swap or not that they are having in their forum. I would love to send it to someone but would have to make another because I made a mistake on one side and turned it over to stamp on the other side. You can kind of see it in the first photo. I am cheap like that!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great night!!


Flash Back Friday…a Day Late

What a crazy week this has been!! Snow days, doctors' appointments for both Charlotte and I, minor surgery on Charlotte's ear and a girls night out hosted at my house last night. No wonder I am late with this post!!

I am actually disappointed in myself because I issued the challenge over at It was to create a card using any OLD supply that you had. It could have been paper, stamps, stickers, etc. To say I am a bit of a "collector" is an understatement. I have a store in my room. So for me, this challenge was quite easy.

I modeled my card over an old Nichole Heady card that I saw on Pinterest. However, I had to make it my own. First, for my OLDEST supply, I used one of the first stamps I ever bought from Stampin Up! (Script-retired) with Kraft ink stamped onto vanilla card stock. I then cut the piece of stamped paper into a 2" by 4 1/4" strip and adhered it onto an Aqua Mist card base. I then cut a few scraps from my drawer into small strips, inked them and adhered them to the card.

Next I cut a 3" by 3" of Kraft card stock and stamped a Mehndi Medallion using Kraft ink. Next I layered images and a sentiment using Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow ink. Using foam adhesive, I then adhered the square to the background card. My last step was to use Diamond Stickles o add a little more zing to the inside of the flowers.

This card is for a dear woman who lost her husband this week to leukemia. It was very unexpected and I have been heart sick over her loss all week. How I detest cancer and cannot believe with all our science we have not figured out a way to prevent it. I know that each case is unique but I can still wish!

Thank you for stopping by today. I will be posting another project momentarily to join in for Paper Trey Ink's seventh anniversary.

Script Stamp and Vanilla Card Stock-Stampin Up!
Striped Paper-My Minds Eye