Friday, September 25, 2015

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful


with Papertrey Ink and many of its loyal fans!

Oh, how I wished that I had ordered Heather's twig wreath last month! But when you look at your stash of paper crafting tools things pop up! I first inked the Hero Arts Chalkboard background stamp with HA Unicorn ink and smudged it with a paper towel. Used Papertrey Ink's Rustic Wreath die and cut it from wood veneer card stock. The leaves & acorns were die cut using Quilted: Autumn dies & paper scraps and finished with gold inked berry sprigs from the same set. The PTI sentiment is from Life is Beautiful. Before adhering the chalkboard panel to the card, score lines were added to imitate the framing on the awesome inspiration photo.

Be sure to survey the many other entries at this site : PTI September 2015 Blog Hop

Thursday, September 17, 2015


It's officially fall weather today in Oregon - rain, clouds, falling leaves!
After our hot, hot summer this is so welcome.
Today I made two cards using the Enclosed: Leaf die from Papertrey Ink. 
This NBUS/D (never before used stamp/die) arrived last month and it's been 
fun playing with it. I'm supposed to use stamps but hoping the dies 
will count too!

Papertrey Ink Dies: Enclosed: Leaf; Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical 
Paper: kraft card stock, Basic Grey pattern paper, paint chip strip

Papertrey Ink Die: Enclosed: Leaf
Paper: kraft, yellow & shimmer card stock, paint chip strip

I'm linking these cards to Sweet Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5