Today I wanted to share with you a new stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Modern Basics by Maile Belles.
I will admit when I first saw it, I felt a little intimidated by it! Maybe it was the name, as "modern" doesn't fully describe my scrapbooking style. But...having said that...I sat down and played more with it yesterday and now I'm totally in love! I found out it DOES work with my style and had so much fun breaking out of my norm a tiny bit! :)
The first card is a Dad card. My dad is turning 60 in a few days!! I used the Background Basics: Newsprint set in the background with a slightly lighter blue ink.
Button Boutique from last month! Was too lazy to get my sewing machine out. :) Hearts are from the Tiny Tags set.
buttons! The other stamps are from Button Boutique.
Last, I made some butterflies on this quirky little card. Super simple, you could make a bunch of these in no time.
Before I go, I wanted to show you how I keep track of my Papertrey Ink stamping ink colors. I was forever pulling them all out, trying all the colors before deciding which color I wanted to use. I decided to stamp them all on a piece of paper, so at a quick glance, I can choose a color quickly! (There is a mistake here, the green one's not Enchanted Evening, it's Ripe Avocado. I had the wrong lid on it!)
This has saved me a lot of time and keeps me organized. Looking back at all of these cards....wow, I have a thing for buttons, don't I! hee. Thank you for visiting my blog today!