Friday, November 8, 2013

make your own PL cards...

I've been thinking long and hard about my future in crafting, and I've got some big decisions to make, as far as where I'm headed. Now that we are almost all settled in and I'm full force ahead again, I feel like I want to do more with my work. I'm going to give it some serious thought over the next month. You may see changes coming! Anyway, yesterday I felt like making some PL cards. I know, I know...I don't dabble in PL yet, but I've been getting the itch to do so! I love scrapbook pages, I love cards, but sometimes you feel the need to try something new. Right? I do...most definitely. I enjoy working with smaller canvases, so it felt very natural to me.
So here are the handmade cards I created with Pink Paislee's new Hey Kid line! There's no reason we can't make our own little PL cards with our stash. On this one, I folded a piece of vellum and stitched the side and bottom to create a pocket, then filled it with some of the Hey Kid Ephemera and punched circles. You can add a photo, journaling etc in the pocket. (The top is open.) Isn't the texture great on these canvas stickers?
The "shoot for the stars" card is stamped with the new Sentiment Series stamps.  The third card was just trimmed from the 6x6" Hey Kid paper pad.

I added more canvas stickers over the top and to help it blend and coordinate with the other cards, I added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom. The stars saying is Super Stars by Papertrey Ink.
The circle card is my favorite I think! I trimmed it from the 12x12" die cut paper.
The vellum one came just like this (3" x4") in the Hey Kid Ephemera pack. I added more ticket ephemera over the top and some chipboard. Layers, layers, layers!
The last one is trimmed from the 6x6" paper pad and added an ephemera saying with some Luxe arrows. It's backed with vellum.
If you are into Project Life, visit the Pink Paislee blog all this week and next for more ideas. Have a good one!


Leigh Penner said...

These look fabulous, Danielle!
While I like the idea of PL, I haven't taken the plunge, because I really do like making cards and layouts.... and I worry that with PL, those would both fall to the back burner.

Melissa Flieg said...

These look great. I have just recently bought some project life supplies and need to get started using them.

Melissa said...

What darling PL cards Dani. I wish you lots and lots of success with whatever choices you make and hope that everything turns out just how you'd like them to. The possibilities for you are endless!

Janet said...

Making PL cards is a brilliant idea. We all have too much paper and too many embellishments and then can't use them all. So much concentration on buying product these days, and I get it, but the idea is a gift to those of us the economy hasn't improved for. You are so gifted, so good luck with whatever direction you decide to go.

Jennifer K said...

These are all so adorable. I love how you made your own PL cards. I am (slowly) working on my PL albums - why did I never think to make my own PL cards?! Duh! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lindsey said...

LOVE these! Oh, I have got to start doing PL....this might just make me take the plunge.