Today’s cards (9-13)

Hi everyone!

I’m glad today is finally here. That is because I’m excited to share with you today some cards I made with September’s release from Papertrey Ink.

Rather than chit chat, let’s just get on with the card show.

Meet #1.


This one uses the new Winter Swirls and Signature Words sets.

I seriously adore the Winter Swirls set. It is so fun and has so many nice elements: a bulb; mittens; a star;  a tree; snowflakes and a present.

Something I was excited to discover  is the ornament’s hook works with buttons. I love the look. It totally reminds me of some of the cool things I’ve seen others do with the Buttons Bit set that PTI released in July.

Meet #2.


This one uses stamps from three sets: Tree Trimming Trio (the words and star); Winter Swirls (the tree) and Vintage Labels (the label).

I think it is pure genius that the label stamp set is designed to work with the Nestabilities Labels 1 die set from Spellbinders. I think the stamps give the diecuts such a nice finished look. I suspect I’ll be using this stamp set again and again.

Meet #3.


This one uses a few different stamp sets from the release. The stars and snowflakes are from the Winter Swirls set. The words are from the Signature Christmas set. The label image is again from the Vintage Labels set.

I wanted to try a not-so-traditional Christmas color scheme for this card so that’s why there is blue rather than red on this card. 😉

That is all for today. Check out Nichole’s blog for a whole lot of other ideas using the release and for links to her PTI design team’s projects. There is some cool stuff! (Way to go, guys! And thank you again for inviting me to play along with you as your guest designer for August and September!)

I’ll be back tomorrow with a couple more cards I made with with this release.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (9-12)


Today’s card is simple and to the point.

Please meet today’s card.


All the images are stamps are from the Kim Hughes collection at Cornish Heritage Farms.

The scallops all came from a scalloped rectangle diecut I cut up. The polka dot paper is from Scenic Route Paper Co. The rest of the paper is just scraps of cardstock pieced together.

Lots to do here today so that is all I have for now. I’ll be back Sunday evening.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (9-11)

Happy Friday!

I’ve got one card for you today.

Go ahead and take a peek.


My string loving ways have returned. 😉

There’s a little bit of a lot of different stuff on this one.

The patterned papers are from Making Memories and My Mind’s Eye. The labels are diecuts from Spellbinders (Labels 1 Nestabilities set). The botanical image is a stamp from Fontworks. The words are  stamp from Papertrey Ink. And, finally, the brads are from Karen Foster.

I wish I had more for you today, but I just don’t.

I’ll be back this weekend. I’ll have something new tomorrow. I’ll  also be on Sunday night with three projects that use Papertrey Ink’s September release.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (9-8)


Today’s post is going to be short and sweet so meet today’s card.


This one came about mostly because all the cardstock was sitting on my desk.  I’d recently used the color scheme on another card. Why re-invent wheel when you don’t have to? 😉

The words are a stamp from Hero Arts. The flower stamp is from Papertrey Ink. The pearls are from Zva Creative. Totally addicted to them.

Anyway, that is all I have for now. I’ll be back later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (9-4)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.


So when I made this card, I was trying to make a card that had a more manly feel.

I feel like I always have to think a little more when I make a manly card.

I really do send many of the cards you see here, but I find the fellas usually don’t appreciate  pretty ribbons and happy girl stuff. Sigh.

Anyway, that’s what was going on in my mind when I made this one.

The woodgrain patterned paper is from K & Co. The sentiment is  from Technique Tuesday’s Thinking of You clear stamp set. The embossing was pulled off with the help of a Cuttlebug folder. And the diecut circles are from Crate Paper.

I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by.