Saturday, May 12, 2012

On the Farm.

Today the Papertrey Ink team is having a blog hop to show a new stamp set called "On the Farm", coming out on the 15th.
First, I made a set of cards to send to my grandmother. She loves roosters, so I thought of her as I was making this! I wanted to use all of the different sentiments in the set, so I kept the basic design the same throughout, just changed the sentiment and animal on each one. This way, I was able to stamp them all in "assembly line" fashion. The cards are packaged in one of Papertrey Ink's Clear Card Boxes.
I wrapped a piece of Fine Linen Patterned Paper around the box and decorated it with the Background Basics: Farm and Barn (chicken wire) and the On the Farm Stamp set. A few kraft buttons were threaded with twine and wrapped around the box.


On each card, I began with the Crackled stamp with Fine Linen ink. I stamped the check pattern in Pure Poppy, a sentiment in True Black and an animal in Classic Kraft and last, a little circle stamp. Then I trimmed this piece down and added it to a white cardstock base. I stamped 2 of the check patterns with Soft Stone ink on the top and bottom. The Soft Stone is gorgeous in real life, but hard to get a good photo of it! Added a Kraft button to the top for a bit of dimension and to add a rustic feel.
I kept this design the same throughout the cards, yet used all of the different sentiments to make a variety of occasions. She's going to love these!

Next, I used the Shape Up Series: Barn die and the Simple Stripes Impression Plate to make a little birthday card for a child. My daughter would have loved this when she was little, as she loves horses!
Inside the little doors is a felt horse cut with the On the Farm dies. On the front of the barn, I machine stitched around the edges and added white strips of paper around the barn door to help the door stand out a bit. The saying says, "Herd it's your Birthday!". The card base is made with the Barn die also, with new Fine Linen patterned paper.
And if you are still with me, I have one more card made with the new Chicken Wire Impression Plate...
How cute is that chicken wire background!
Thanks for reading today and be sure to grab these fun products on the 15th at www.papertreyink.com. Now hop on over to the rest of the team's blogs to see what they've done with these items!

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On the Farm cards:
STAMPS: On the Farm, Crackled, Background Basics: Farm and Barn
INK: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, True Black, Pure Poppy, Soft Stone
PAPER: white and Pure Poppy cardstock, Fine Linen Patterned Paper
DIES: Shape Up Series: Barn, On the Farm
OTHER: Kraft buttons, floss, twine, Clear Card Box, Chicken Wire Impression Plate, Simple Stripes Impression Plate.

31 comments:

Suzanne Russell said...

Great ideas! Love the rustic elegance! That's what I called my mother's style-our home in Tennessee was rustic AND elegant. Thanks for the flood of memories on this Mother's Day weekend.

Dawn Cosgrove said...

Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!! You did an amazing job with your card set..I truly love them all! Thank you so much for the inspiration, I can hardly wait to get these!!

Elise C. said...

That is such a cute card set! I'm sure your grandma will love it! And the barn is adorable!!

Leigh said...

Oh, what a great card set and that barn is so adorable--- great idea to use it with the IP!

Gerli said...

Thank you for the ideas.Gerlinde

Aunt Min said...

I agree, rustic AND elegant--truly a "Farm Fresh" approach showcasing the versatility of the set. Attach the cow card to a tub of chocolate ice cream and you have a Birthday Set ready to go.

Cindy H. said...

Adorable, all. I especially love the birthday card!!

Kristii said...

Oh my goodness!!! I totally love your sweet little card set!!!! What a great idea!!

Diana Waite said...

oh, my goodness--these cards are AMAZING! I have stamps (not these) and I'm afraid to use them because I really don't have a clue what I'm doing...GORGEOUS gift for your grandma.

Deanna Jean said...

I LOVE what you've done! The colors and the use of the check pattern with the chicken wire..fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

GerriK said...

Danielle,
What a fabulous card set!! I just love the way you just changed the animal and the sentiment and you have a set for all occasions. Now I really want to get this stamp set.

GerriK said...

Danielle,
What a fabulous card set!! I just love the way you just changed the animal and the sentiment and you have a set for all occasions. Now I really want to get this stamp set.

Pendra said...

Your cards are so adorable...I am gonna be soooooo broke!! Love em'!!!

Lynda said...

Amazing card set, Danielle! Love everything about this set...

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE IT !!!!So sweet and rustic and gorgeous!

Anya said...

They are all so cute! Especially the barn one!

Vicki said...

Very Cute projects. I love the gift set of cards...how clever.

Cathy Weber said...

Just wonderful cards today, love the pairing of the chicken wire and the checkerboard. The colors make me wish I had some cards like that right now.

Renee said...

Love, love, love these gorgeous notecards...
can't wait to CASE!!
And that fabby barn...
again...
CASE!! :)

Kathy Mc said...

Your card set is adorable, and I'm just sure your Grandmother will love them. You've created a winning combo with the chicken wire and checkerboard backgrounds. Gotta love the farm!

Suzanne said...

I am just getting around to viewing all the amazing DT projects today, but yours by far has just blown me away, Danielle. I love the color scheme and the scrappy simplicity of it all! I am in love with the checkerboard border and the new crackled image.

Erika's Cupboard said...

Gosh I love every single card you made!!!

Shannon91 said...

Great idea !!! I love it !!!
Bizz

Renee said...

What a beautifully stamped set!! That barn is so beautiful, I am so in love with the Simple Stripes plate! Happy Mother's Day

LindaChad said...

Your set of cards is super cute!

Cary M. said...

Love the colors used!!!

F said...

My house style is country decorated...I've seen your projects...I have to have this entire collection. ADORE your projects!

JuWruck said...

OMG!!!

This set it is just perfect! You are so talented. Love everything you do. Thank so much for share. One fo your fan, from Brazil!!!! JuWruck

jintyoo7 said...

Amazing :)

Marlene (cards4u) said...

OK you made me want to add this onto my wish list : )

Katherine said...

I found this older post when hunting down images using this fun PTI set. I want to feature your card for upcoming Trendy Tuesday post featuring Farm Themes for the blog at Paper Crafters Library. You can ck out the blog here: http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/
The post featuring your project will credit you & link back to your blog as well. If you do not wish to be featured on the PCL site, just let me know.