Challenge: Inspired by Nature!

Hello peeps and welcome to a new challenge here at A Passion for Papertrey.  Welcome, and if you’re new to this blog then we are three crafty card makers who share a love of Papertey Ink – an American paper crafting company known for their unique stamp designs and co-ordinating colour products.  This blog offers fortnightly challenges with a different theme each time and all we ask is your entry should feature at least one Papertrey Ink product.  We will randomly draw a winner for each challenge and send that lucky person a $5 gift certificate for PTI!  Simples!

So this week we want to see your nature-inspired creations.  Now how easy could that be?  Nature could be flowers, butterflies (and other creepy crawlies!), leaves, animals etc,etc!

Here’s what we came up with:

Caryn:  One of my favourite colour combos of all time is Pure Poppy and Aqua Mist.  This gave me the starting point for my card and so I went for a set I haven’t used in a long time – it was long overdue a dusting off!  Althought I used Blooming Button Bits – I didn’t actually use any buttons!  I went for flower heads from Beautiful Blooms instead!!

SONY DSC

{Have a Fabulous Day}
Stamps: Blooming Button Button Bits, Beautiful Blooms (PTI), Just Fabulous (Clearly Besotted)
Ink: Tide Pool (Hero Arts), Pure Poppy, True Black, Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Pure Popy, Patterned Paper pack (Aqua Mist)
Other:
Washi tape (??), Wink of Stella Clear brush pen

Here’s Kate: “My home office is a conservatory that opens out onto my garden, and at the moment it’s so lovely to listen to the birds sing and see them in the garden. So I was totally inspired to make a card with birds on it! I needed to whip up a wedding card for a friend so I took the ‘tie the knot’ theme literally and gave the knot to my pair of love birds! (Apologies again for the poor image quality, my camera is still at the camera hospital so I’m using a very poor substitute!)

{Congratulations} Stamps: Happy Trails/Enjoy the Ride (PTI) Ink: Enchanted Evening/Versafine Black Card: Grey (SU), White (PTI) Other: Bakers Twine (American Crafts)

{Congratulations}
Stamps: Happy Trails/Enjoy the Ride (PTI)
Ink: Enchanted Evening/Versafine Black
Card: Grey (SU), White (PTI)
Other: Bakers Twine (American Crafts)

Aimes will be along in the next day or two to share her card as she’s currently snowed under with paperwork at school !

If you’re joining us for the first time please take a wee minute to read the blog guidelines and when you’re ready, share you fabulous work with us in the linky tool below!!  The challenge is open for the next two weeks and closes on 3rd June 2013.

Can’t wait to see how nature inspires you!

Hugs from

Caryn, Kate and Aimes xxx


Anything Goes!

Hello!

Welcome to a fabby new challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey!

We’ve got only one question to ask you for this fortnight’s challenge:

Have you got any PTI supplies?

If the answer to that is ‘yes’ then it’s time to get inky and join in the fun because this fortnight anything goes! Yup, that’s right, we’re making the most of the summer care-free spirit and asking you just to be creative and create anything! Cards, treat boxes, tags, you name it!

I opted for a card (surprise, surprise!)

I’m not normally one for Berry Sorbet but I do like it paired with Kraft (mind you, I think I could say that about any colour!)

Card Deets

{You make my heart Sing}

Stamps: Bird Watching (Papertrey Ink)/Hearts (Amuse Stamps)

Ink: Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)

Cardstock: Kraft base (craft supply)/Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Chompy! (Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers)/Victorian Lace Border Die (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug

Over to Caryn…

I love this fortnight’s theme – can’t wait to see the huge variety of cards and creations I expect we’re going to get – especially after we had such a bumper number of entries to our last challenge!! Thanks everyone for playing along.

Now to my sample. I recently received my order which I made on 23rd July and which included the Stamp-a-faire exclusive set – Iconic Images. What can I say – I LURVE this set. It’s so different from any other set I have from PTI and I just can’t put it down!!

{Recipe}

Stamps: Iconic Images, Everyday Classics, Label Basics.

Ink: Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate,

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush

Other: Sweet blush satin ribbon, Angles label die, Score Pal.

I just love the combination of Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush and Dark Chocolate – it gives such a lovely vintagey feel when you put them together.

Over to Kate:

“I was feeling rather mojo-less when I sat down to make my card. So I decided to use a few challenges to try and kick-start it again. I chose two challenges, a Case Study challenge and Play Date challenge (all details are on my blog) – and came up with this. Now I’m not too sure about the pink, but I was trying to stick to the challenge colours! I did, however, really enjoy inking up my Beautiful Blooms set – one of the first PTI sets I ever bought!”

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms/Think Big Favourites 3

So now it’s time for you to get your own PTI supplies out and get inky with us 🙂 Need more encouragement? Well one randomly selected European Peeps could get their inky mitts on this:

Fruit Fusion: Apple Stamp Set

Here are the deets

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (please state what is PTI as sometimes it’s hard to see :D)

* All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!)

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you’re having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

* Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday, September 5th 2011 at 9.00am GMT

* As well as a randomly picked winner, we’ll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.

Have fun and create whatever you feel like! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Aimes, Caryn & Kate

xxx

Material Girl!

Hi!

Hope you’ve all had a fabulous Easter and are enjoying Easter Monday (if you’re lucky enough to be off for it!) anyone feeling sick at the sight of chocolate yet?! LOL!

So even though it’s Easter Monday, it’s still Monday nevertheless so it’s time for a new challenge! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our last challenge – we had a fabulous response and I can’t believe the amazing creations I came across from beautiful cards to fabulous notepads to the sweetest treat holders! Definitely got my inspiration for next Easter ;D

So as our title suggests, for this fortnight’s challenge we want you to think about using Material. Now don’t shy away if you’re not a seamstress, I’m not one either! When we say material we’re not thinking ribbon but more like fabrics, felts etc…

Fancy cheating? You can even use a pre-bought material embellishment (I’ve been loving those crocheted flowers I’ve seen everywhere recently!) or feel free to make your own material embellishment. Not feeling like making an embellishment? Then use some fabric to add a layer to your creation. Anything, so long as it’s material, will count!

So for my example I decided to finally use that PTI Butterfly Die that had been waiting so patiently to be run through my cuttlebug with some felt I had lying around!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Around and About Sentiments
Ink: Ripe Avocado
Card: Dark Chocolate/Vintage Cream/Turning A New Leaf DPs
Accessories: Butterfly Die/Cuttlebug/Paper Piercer/Brown Felt/Ripe Avocado Button/Jute Button Twine/Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon
/Apron Lace Border Punch

Here’s Kate: “I decided to pull out my Beautiful Blooms set – one of the first PTI sets I bought! I used some Cuttlebug flower dies to make and layer the flowers”


Recipe:
Stamps – Beautiful Blooms/Damask Designs
Ink – Ripe avocado/Versafine
Card – Ripe Avocado/Plum Pudding/Vintage Cream
Other – Cuttlebug Flower dies/felt/Plum Pudding buttons and ribbon

As our featured stamper for April, Dana rolled out the fabric to come up with this super sweet creation:


There’s something so fitting about using material on baby cards!

Stamps: PTI Baby Button Bits
Ink: PTI True Black, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, PTI Kraft
Other: IKEA Bomull fabric, EK Success Epoxy Dome Stickers, pinking shears, sewing machine / thread, Copic Markers (E44, E55, BG13), Tombow glue roller, Dove Craft foam squares

So here are the deets:

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. If you’re having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

* Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday, April 19th 2010 at 9.00am GMT

* A winner will be chosen at random to receive some PTI goodies! In addition to this, we’ll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog!

We can’t wait to see what fabulous creations you come up with!

Aimes, Kate & Dana
xxx

It’s Tea Time!

Hi and Happy Monday everybody, this is Vanessa having the honour to post a project today!

I love tea. I always did – never drank any coffee before I was like 23 or so. Now I finally bought the adorable “Tea for Two” set and don’t know what took me so long! Couldn’t wait to ink it up and wanted to create something special. So I made this:

I sewed this tea cosy and made two tea pot appliqués, stamping the image onto the floral fabric, cutting it out and ironing one on each side of the cosy.

Then I tried to create matching teapots on paper for the bag and the card. To achieve this I used images from the “Turning a New Leaf” set and “Beautiful Blooms” set. The glassine bag contains my new favourite herbal tea, called “Happiness” (and it works!!).

That’s it. I hope you like my little set!

Have a great week everybody! And thanks again to Aimes and Kate, it’s so exciting to post here!

Vanessa xx

Supplies

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, Patterned Paper: (2008 Bitty Dot Basics) Papertrey Ink, Glassine Bag: Emma’s Paperie, Stamps: (Tea for Two, Turning a New Leaf, Beautiful Blooms) Papertrey Ink, Fibers: ( Lemon Tart Luxe Satin Ribbon) Papertrey Ink, (twine) Craftshop, Accents: (Spring Moss Vintage Button) Papertrey Ink, Dies: (Scalloped Squares) Spellbinders, Tools: (Upper Crest Borderpunch) Fiskars

Challenge

Welcome to our second challenge! For this challenge we want you to create a card with…. wait for it..one layer! That’s right a single layer card – something I rarely do lol! Even though I’m a lotsa-layers kinda girl when I started making some samples I found it so rewarding and refreshing and plan on making these type of cards more often! Another bonus – they’re so quick to make!!

So want to know what you can win…..?


The lucky winner will receive a package of Raspberry Fizz heaven! To be precise:

-5 sheets of A4 Raspberry Fizz cardstock
-1 sheet of each design from the Raspberry Fizz Mix paper collection ( 12 8 x 8 sheets in total)
-1 metre each of Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain, Satin and Polka Dots ribbon

So here’s what you do – make a single layer card using your Papertrey goodies. Embellishments (including ribbon and punched or die cut shapes) are allowed. When you’ve uploaded your creation to your blog or online gallery leave us a link in the comments section below. We will manually add your link to this post from your comments.

You have until 9am on Monday, March 23rd to enter when we’ll randomly draw a winner, prizes will be shipped within Europe only.

Here are a few samples I made to give you a few ideas. (Steph, by the way, is currently sunning herself in Florida – or more likely being dragged by her DH and kiddos around Disneyworld lol! – and will be back next week)

For the first two cards I got back to some good old stamping – PTI stamps are just fabulous for this type of simple, clean looking card (but then they’re good for any style don’t ya think?!)


I used the stems and flowers from Green Thumb, and the butterfly from With Sympathy which I blinged up with Stickles.

Recipe:
Stamps – Green Thumb/With Sympathy
Ink – Melon Berry/Ripe Avocado/Sweet Blush/Lavender Moon/Plum Pudding
Ribbon – Ripe Avocad0
Other – stickles


I adore this Ripe Avocado colour, so used it again on this card. All the stamps on the front are from Beautiful Blooms. The flowers were stamped once on the card base then again on a separate piece of card – I cut these out and mounted them on top of the flowers on the card and added some stickles to their centres – layering the flowers really adds dimension to the card.

Here’s a detail:

I used a scallop edge punch along the vertical side of the card and on the inside stamped a border using one of the solid borders from Recipe Box.

Recipe:
Stamps – Beautiful Blooms/Recipe Box
Ink – Ripe Avocado/Spring Rain/Lemon Tart/True Black
Ribbon – Spring Rain Gingham
Other – stickles/scallop edge punch

The next two are examples of using die-cuts and punched shapes:


I die-cut the stars from the fabulous Bitty Polka Dot Basics papers using star nestabilities, layered them up and added pearls to their centres. I created the black rectangle by using a long rectangle nestability as a stencil and drawing around its inside with a black pen. The three little dots underneath the sentiment are stamped with a teeny dot from the Polka Dot Basics set.

Recipe:
Stamps – Heartfelt Sentiments/Polka Dot Basics
Ink – True Black/Plum Pudding/Aqua Mist
Paper – 2008 Bitty Dot Basics
Ribbon – Aqua Mist Topnotch Twill
Other – black pen/nestabilities – long rectangle and stars/adhesive pearls/corner rounder punch


And finally – I know there are a lot of butterflies around at the moment but I just adore them and couldn’t resist using my butterfly punch and some PTI papers to create my own montage. I used a square nestability to emboss the card front, then punched out the butterflies and adhered them using glue dots – I love this card!!

Recipe:
Papers – Raspberry Fizz Mix/Black and White Basics
Other -butterfly punch/square nestability/Cuttlebug

Good luck and have fun!

Kate

1. Steph’s Entry
2. Yankee in England’s Entry
3.Tina’s Entry
4. Toni’s Entry
5. Claire’s Entry
6. Caryn’s Entry
7. Jeanette’s Entry
8. Emilia’s Entry
9. Vannessa’s Entry
10. Amy’s Entry
11. Jennie’s Entry