Tuesday, August 14, 2012

So many smiles...

Happy Summer! Been busy gardening and making some new cards. Summer is a crazy time isn't it! I love it! My niece Stacy from Duluth, and her two daughters came for a visit. We set up my living room with craft tables and made cards, and watched movies! We all love making cards and it was so much fun! The cards I am posting are some of the cards I made during their visit.
Materials used: Sentiment: PaperTrey Ink (Natural Beauties Stamp set); Ink: Stampin Up!; Tea Dye distress ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger; Fifth flower die: Memory Box; white paper: Neenah; kraft paper: PTI; designer paper: Authentique 6"x6" paper pad.
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This next card is a card we CASed (copy and share everything) from Melissa Phillips. (You can find her original card here in the PTI gallery: http://forum.papertreyink.com/forum/gallery2.php?g2_itemId=172768).
I love this stamp set, it's so cute! I love the little smile of the sun and cute matching cloud dies.
Materials used: Stamp set and dies: PaperTrey Ink (Heart-2-Heart #4); Designer papers: blue design paper by Little Yellow Bicycle; grey chevron paper: Neapolitan Dear Lizzy 6x6 paper pad by American Crafts; gray sandstone paper by Authentique, The Fresh collection 6x6 paper pad; white cardstock: Neenah; Tea dye distress ink by Ranger/Tim Holtz; white and blue felt from PaperTrey Ink.

The last card I have to share today is a special card I made for my niece Stacy, that I sent her the week after her visit. A special kind of thank you card for her coming to visit me. I got the original idea to use the Half and Half stamp, dies, and key die from a wonderful idea posted by Danielle Flanders, who used them to make some cute tags. You can find her original idea here: http://danielleflanders.blogspot.com/2012/07/6pm-est-correspondence-badge-camp-card.html
Materials used: Stamp set and dies from PaperTrey Ink  (Half and Half stamp set with matching dies, and the separate key die is from PTI also); pink and red ink: Stampin Up! tea dye distress ink: Ranger/Tim Holtz; white paper: Neenah; gray polka dot DP: Dear Lizzy, Neapolitan 6x6 paper pad by American Crafts; pink DP: Authentique; grey buttons: October Afternoon; pearls: from my stash; lace: Joann's; cream twine: PTI.
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