Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop July 2012

Not that I've been terribly missed in blog land, but I've definitely been MIA since summer started! I don't know how you other gals do it, but I have a terrible time getting into my craft room when my girls are out of school for the summer (tips would be welcome here! ;)

Since they're in Vacation Bible School this week, I've had a few hours to be crafty, and fortunately this coincided with Papertrey's monthly blog hop. The inspiration photo/color combination for this month is so pretty:

I have a good friend's birthday coming up and another friend who's having a baby soon, so I decided to make both cards with this color scheme since I like it so much...

First up, the baby card:


I don't make too many baby cards (most of my friends are long past that stage!) so I haven't bought any new baby stamp sets recently...but these oldies (Bitty Baby Blessings & Baby Button Bits) are still wonderful goodies!

Here is the birthday card:

Also another oldie but goodie set, Beautiful Blooms II and also Butterfly Dreams. I have tons of new sets that I haven't even touched, so why am I using older sets, you ask? Good question...I guess I'm trying to go back to the beginning and pull out sets I got long ago and I'll work my way back to the newer ones. I can't wait to pull out the likes of Flippin' Out, Strawberry Patch and The Sweet Life (among MANY others!). Hopefully I'll be able to make more time to get out to my craft room to ink all those goodies up.

And here are just some detail shots of the birthday card, to show the shimmer I sprayed on, and the rhinestone frame that I colored with a Copic marker (love that you can do that! I'll never have to buy colored rhinestones again)



That's it for me for today...hope to be back here again soon...thanks for looking...

Supply list:

Baby card -
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, So Saffron (SU); Berry Sorbet, Vellum, Melon Berry (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Summer Sunrise pattern pack (PTI)
Stamp Set(s): Bitty Baby Blessings, Baby Button Bits, Background Basics: Medallions (on onesie), Mat Stack 2 Collection (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Black (CTMH); Berry Sorbet (PTI); Versamark & Filigree White embossing powder
Embellishments:Pink Button (SU); Pleated ribbon (SU); Silk Ribbon (bow)(My Mind's Eye); Green embroidery floss (DMC)
Tools: Ad Sense die (PTI); Argyle texture plate (Sizzix)

Birthday card -
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise (PTI); So Saffron (SU)
Patterned Paper: Summer Sunrise pattern pack (PTI)
Stamp Set(s):Beautiful Blooms II, Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse (PTI); Black (CTMH); Copic marker YG99; Smooch Shimmer Spritz
Embellishments: Rhinestone frame (CTMH)
Tools: Sunrise impression plate, Butterfly die, Beautiful Blooms 1, 2, 3 dies (PTI)


  1. Great job with both cards. I'm sure that the recipients are going to love them!

  2. Both card are beautiful, love the embossing and all of your accents.

  3. Both cards are great, but I love the way you used the IP on the birthday card - super design!

  4. Very sweet cards! I especially love your use of vellum in the first one!

  5. Love both your cards! Love the pleated ribbon down the side. Will have to give that a try.

  6. Your ribbon treatment on the baby card is amazing. Both cards are lovely.

  7. cute and sweet, both of them!!! All of the details are amazing!