Monday, August 15, 2011

Nut'n better than a friend like you...

Good morning, everyone!  :)

If you just saw my Twinery blog hop post, I apologize. I had to delete it, because I just found out my day for the hop is going to be Thursday instead, so check back for that on the 18th! Meanwhile, you can visit The Twinery's blog for more info on this week's events.

How about a few Papertrey Ink cards today instead? Today is the 15th, and that means there are lots of new stamp sets, dies and fall papers available!

This set is sure to make you smile...

Cute sentiment, right! To cut the card base, I used the new Mega Mat Stack 1 die. First I folded a piece of green cardstock in half for the card base. Then I placed the shaped die on top, hanging it off the left side a bit, so it wouldn't cut on the left fold. Then, I ran it through my Cuttlebug to cut out the shape. Voila! You get a shaped card!

For the wood grain background, I used PTI's new Modern Wood Mats stamp set and Spring Moss ink. The sentiment and swirls are from the new Autumn Acorns stamp set!

I used the Autumn Acorns dies to cut 2 of each nut, stamped the tops, cut them apart, and layered the stamped nut over the patterned paper nut.
 Nut'n Better card:
Stamps: Modern Wood Mats, Autumn Acorns
Ink: Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Fall Prints and Patterns paper pad, cardstock by PTI
Dies: Autumn Acorns, Mega Mat Stack 1
Other: Maraschino twine from the Twinery


This one was very quick and utilizes the new Background Basics: Houndstooth stamp set and Tag-its #7. I used Spring Moss ink over the Fine Linen cardstock. The little photo corner is an Artisan Element by Pink Paislee, which I just ran some ink over the top, Vintage Cream and a brown ink, to add depth.
I absolutely love Papertrey Ink's new fall papers...
Autumn Wishes card:
Stamps: Tag-its #7, Background Basics: Houndstooth
Ink: Spring Moss
Paper: Fall papers by PTI
Dies: none
Other: Maple Leaf 2" punch by McGill, artisan element by Pink Paislee (photo corner), twine by PTI, burlap, floral pin

Another houndstooth card here - you can be sure you'll be seeing lots of houndstooth from me! :) I'm a little obsessed with this pattern! "Be Thankful" is from the Tag-its #7 again.

Be Thankful card:
Stamps: Background Basics: Houndstooth, Tag-its #7
Ink: Dark Chocolate, True Black
Paper: Fine Linen cardstock, (chevron) Nantucket by Pink Paislee, and
Fall papers by PTI (heart)
Dies: none
Other: sticker by Basic Grey, twine by PTI, Melissa Frances crepe paper and pearl, 1" heart punch by McGill

This last card utilizes Autumn Acorns again and the journaling lines from the Gratitude Journal set!
I cut a Pink Paislee Mistables tag in half and rubbed it with Aqua Mist ink. It has a cool resist on it that shows up white when you ink the tag. The leaves are die cut and stamped, and you can see I've added some Vintage Cream over the top to tone them down a bit and make them look just a tiny bit more rustic.
On this little acorn, I stamped the bottom, but left the top plain and machine stitched on it a few times...

Falling For You card:
Stamps: Autumn Acorns, Gratitude Journal (lines)
Ink: brown- Ranger, Aqua Mist on tag (teal), Summer Sunrise (orange), (yellow) Lemon Drops - Jenni Bowlin, Vintage Cream around edges
Paper: Fall paper pad by PTI
Dies: Autumn Acorns
Other: Twine by PTI, Button by PTI, lace, vellum, machine stitching. 

I truly had fun with these products and know you will too! 
Thank you very much for letting me share my projects with you. Hugs,


claudia shadler said...

these cards are gorgeous Danielle! I'll tell ya, wasn't feeling those pine cones but now they're adorable! amazing cards as always :')


Diana L said...

I commented on you Gratitude Journal below but thought you may not see my question. I love the journal and wonder if you will be putting a "kit" together for it? You are so talented and I love your style.

Leslie Ashe said...

Beautiful cards Danielle!!!

Melonie said...

These are amazing Girl! Have I told you lately how amazing your skills are? I too am having a love affair with all things houndstooth so even though I am not a stamper I'm thinking I may need that one:)
Gorgeous stuff...thanks for the inspo!

Pegg S said...

I love seeing your take on the PTI products - you put such a fun modern twist on them (which makes certain products so much more appealing than I initially think!)

Paige Taylor Evans said...

Everything you create is so beautiful Danielle!

Emily said...

Such fabulous work! Your cards are all gorgeous!

Stella said...

I'm smitten; these cards are amazing. My favorite? The 2nd card; fabulous!

nancyjane said...

Hi--I have a question about the "Be Thankful" card. What punch did you use for the white paper border on the bottom? Love your style and enjoy peeking at your creations. Thanks.

Danielle Flanders said...

Hi Nancy,
It's actually a sticker made by Basic Grey and they're called "Ribbon doilies". This one is from the Basics Manila line. You can find it here:
Thanks so much for your nice note!

Elizabeth said...

Adorable cards Danielle! I really like the first one a lot, totally cute!