Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Make It Market: County Fair...

Wanted to pop in and share a sneak of the next Make It Market card kit put together by Betsy Veldman for Papertrey Ink, which will be available on August 1st! Oh my...the patterns, the stamps, the multitude of dies! The possibilities of this kit are amazing! You will absolutely fall in love with the charm in this sweet card kit. I'm sure County Fair will bring back sweet summer memories for you, like it has for me. Once again, I am enamored with Betsy's choice of contents! SO MUCH fun! 

The Make It Market kits are put together BY a card maker FOR card makers, that's what I love so much about these kits. She knows what works!

See below for all of my release projects for July. Wishing you the BEST day! :)

Release day: July...

Today is the big day! The Papertrey Ink team is showing you some of the new releases coming out this month. All of the new products will be available tonight at 10pm EST. First up is an August birthday card made with Birthday Classics: August. I created a border with the Life Is Beautiful butterfly dies and stamps on the front of the card. I'll try and get a video together on how I did this! Maybe for a Make It Monday? 


Happy August Birthday card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Birthday Classics: August, Life Is Beautiful
INK: Lavender Moon, Pure Poppy
PAPER: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, and White cardstock, Harvest Gold Pattern Pack, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack; floral patterned paper by Crate Paper
DIES: Life Is Beautiful, Heart Border die, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: Twine - The Twinery, gems - unknown, staple, gold foil tape - Make It Market Luxe Letterpress kit by PTI.
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Here I used Botanical Blocks II with Keep It Simple: Thinking of You. I embossed the floral stamp with white embossing powder, then painted it in with my watercolors. I wanted a light background, but with a pop of contrast, so I used Soft Stone cardstock and stamped the stitches in black.

The banner was scored and bent to create some dimension.
Thinking of You card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Keep It Simple: Thinking of You, Background Basics: Stitching, Botanical Blocks II
INK: Tropical Teal, True Black
PAPER: Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, White; watercolor paper
DIES: Banner Sentiments
OTHER: seam binding by Zipperstop.com, resin by Melissa Frances.
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These are made with Note Niblets. I used the buttons in the set to make some little confetti-looking note cards and added a little bit of gold embossing and foil tape from the Make It Market Letterpress kit.




Just a Little Note card set:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Note Niblets
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Sweet Blush by PTI, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: White cardstock
DIES: none
OTHER: gold embossing powder - craft supply, twine - The Twinery, gold foil tape - Make It Market Luxe Letterpress kit by Papertrey Ink.
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Another card using Botanical Blocks II, paired with Banner Sentiments. I wanted to try a gold and peach color scheme. I really love it!

Botanical Blocks II is stamped with Versamark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder and painted in with watercolors. I added a few gold accents, such as the Embellished Elegance leaf, which I really like in the top corner to add some softness to all of the sharp corners and straight edges of this card. The sequins add a little bit of movement to the straight lines of the card also.


Congratulations to You card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Banner Sentiments, Botanical Blocks II, Embellished Elegance
INK: Versamark
PAPER: Smokey Shadow, Fine Linen
DIES: Cover Plate: Horizontal Stripes, Banner Sentiments, Embellished Elegance
OTHER: watercolor paint, gold and white embossing powder, skinny gold foil tape and gold sequins - Make It Market Letterpress kit by PTI.
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Last is Phrase Play #6 stamps and die. I cut the die out of Classic Kraft cardstock, then used the new Note Niblets stamps and dies to add the leaves and berries. Also added a postmark over the top with Postmarks stamps.

I added a slight bit of pink watercolor underneath the Phrase Play #6 die onto watercolor paper on the top and bottom. I wanted a bit of color under there, but didn't want to overwhelm the kraft die. I wanted the kraft and red to be the focus.



Sending Holiday Cheer card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Note Niblets, Phrase Play #6, Postmarks
INK: Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
PAPER: Rustic Cream, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
DIES: Phrase Play #6, Note Niblets
OTHER: twine, watercolors.
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Visit the rest of the PTI team to see more with these new products! Everything will be available at Papertrey Ink on 7/15 at 10pm EST. Thanks for swinging by!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Designer phone case inspiration...

You will love this new stitching die by Papertrey Ink that allows you to make phone cases and iPod cases! It's so much fun! I've made two so far...they are easy and quick to make...and would be fun for craft fairs or quick gifts!

The new Phone Case dies and the Phone Case Details dies were used to make this stitched heart phone case with a coordinating card. I cut the front from white felt and the back from Pure Poppy felt, but before I stitched the front and back together, I die cut the stitching holes for the heart with the Phone Case Details dies and stitched little X's with red thread.


The large felt heart is just attached with twine through the top right hand side of the stitching holes. It can be taken out, since it's separate from the stitching I used around the edges. If you sell these at craft fairs, you can easily hang a little tag with your name, price, etc!


On the back, I folded up the headphones that go with my iPhone and hot glued a strap on the back to tuck the headphones in. (Strap is from Tag Sale #11.) It's very secure, and the headphones won't fall out. You could always velcro it instead of hot glue on the ends, and that way you could pull the strap as tight as you wanted it over the velcro ends to hold the headphones in. So many ways you could hold the headphones. I'll show you another way at the end of my post.


Stitched Heart iPhone Case:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: none
INK: none
PAPER: none
DIES: Phone Case, Phone Case Details, Tiny Tags, Tag Sale #11
 OTHER: Papertrey Ink felt - Vintage Cream, Lavender Moon and Pure Poppy, thread and twine - craft supply.
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This card coordinates with the phone case above. Couldn't help myself, had to stitch another one of those hearts! This time on paper, a ticket that I die cut from Big Ticket Basics. You can certainly use those Phone Case Details dies (heart, chevrons, etc) on paper too.
Just love that font in hello from Big Ticket Basics Additions.


Hello Stitched Heart card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Big Ticket Additions
INK: True Black by PTI, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Vintage Cream cardstock, Soft Stone cardstock, Soft Stone Pattern Pack, Smokey Shadow Pattern Pack
DIES: Big Ticket Basics die, Phone Case Details dies, Tiny Tags dies
OTHER: Twine, Lavender Moon felt.
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And one more phone case...I actually made this one first before the heart one. When I first received the phone case dies, I immediately thought of answering the phone...we all say, "Hello?", right? My mind went to the "hello" in the Quick Stitch Sentiments dies, so I used that die to create the stitching on this phone case. I also used the Stitching Lines dies to create the lines for the hanging hearts and cut some hearts from Tiny Tags.

On this case, I stitched the sides closed with twine, and it has a Raspberry Fizz felt back on it.
The new Tag Sale #11 die was used to make a pocket on the back for the headphones, and I stitched a little music note with tiny hearts as the circles on the music note. The tiny hearts are cut from the Tiny Tags die (center of the one rectangle tag.)



Hello Hanging Hearts iPhone Case:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: none
INK: none
PAPER: none
DIES: Phone Case, Quick Stitch Sentiments, Stitching Lines, Tiny Tags
OTHER: Twine - The Twinery, sewing thread - craft supply, Papertrey Ink felt - Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Lavender Moon, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, hot glue gun.
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My girls have already claimed these, so it's time to make one for me. Ha. Visit the rest of the PTI team to see more with these new products! Everything will be available at Papertrey Ink on 7/15 at 10pm EST.