Challenge: Fontabulous!!

Hello peeps and welcome to our latest challenge.  There is a big trend in the crafting world at the moment towards combining different fonts  – PTI have a few sets that do just that!  So this time we’d like to see you create something with more that one font please – there’s no limit to how many fonts you choose but there has to be more than one!

Welcome Baby

{Welcome Baby}
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages, Little Princess, Round and Round anniversary set.
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush
Card: Stampers select white, Raspberry Fizz, RF paper pack.

Over to Aimes: I had mega plans to go through all of my PTI sets to mix ‘n’ match fonts, but then I realised that there’s just a single set that already does that for a specific occasion. Enter, Birthday Bash Sentiments. A cool and fun mix of fonts to celebrate birthdays and inked up just in time to celebrate my brother’s upcoming birthday:

Happy Birthday

{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: London Fog (Memento)/Buttercup (a muse)
Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey Ink)

Now if fonts were edible, these fonts would be be in the form of a birthday cake – yummy! Just don’t go eating the candle now….! 😉

Over to Kate: “I’ve been without a heat gun for way too long (my last one had a melt down!) so when my brand new one arrived this week I had to use it asap! I loved this challenge, it really made me think about using more than one sentiment on a card, and, like Aimes PTI’s Birthday Bash Sentiments fitted the bill!”

Stamps: Birthday Bash SentimentsCard: Kraft, White/Simply ChartreuseInk: Simply Chartreuse, VersamarkOther: White EP, twine, Corner Chomper

Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments
Card: Kraft, White/Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Versamark
Other: White EP, twine, Corner Chomper

Ready to have fun with fonts? We hope you can join us. Remember: one randomly selected peep will win a $5 PTI gift certificate! The challenge ends at 9am GMT Monday March 4th. Full deets of our challenge rules can be found here.

We can’t wait to see what font-astic creations you come up with!

Caryn, Aimes & Kate


Challenge: ‘Knock on Wood’

Welcome to a fabby new challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey! I hope you can join us as we hit on a trend that is wood/woodgrain. Now don’t go thinking that just because you don’t own any wood-patterned stamps or woodgrain impression plate that you can’t play along – we just wanna see where those words take you and think outside the box if you have to!

For me, my brain is on vacation mode, so I took the whole wood-thing literally:

Peg Deets

Stamps: Background Basics: Sheet Music (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Pegs, Acrylic Paint (Home Supply)

Yup I literally stamped on wood 🙂

These sweet pegs were so easy to create: simply covered them in white acrylic paint and once dry, stamped sheet music on to them (note: steady hand required for stamping on to pegs!)

Over to Kate:
“Well the only ‘wood’ style stamp I have it the Woodgrain background set, and as I had to make a New Home card for my best friend I die cut a red ‘wooden’ house! Then, as I was rummaging through my dies, I came across the Tiny Envelope die….unused!! Oh dear. So I swiftly corrected that oversight, and can I say how cute the little envelope is!”

Card Details:
Stamps: Background Basics: Woodgrain/Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Pure Poppy/Basic Black
Card: Stamper’s Select White/Kraft
Other: Tiny Envelope Die/Sending You Die/ Love Lives Here Die/Linen Impression Plate

Over to Caryn:
Well rather than go for the woodgrain stamps I decided to use my woodgrain impression plate (my favourite). After die cutting and stamping the fairy castle from Little Princess I added some glittery accents and then ran it through the bigshot to give it a wooden appearance might be a little hard

to see it on the card actually – but it’s there, promise!). I layered it over one of the snowflake die cuts as I thought the Aqua Mist and white colour scheme reminded me a wee bit of the snow queen’s palace!!

{Card Recipe}
Happy Birthday Princess
Stamps: Little Princess, Think Big Favourites #13, Fancy Flourishes.
Ink: Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow
CS: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist pattern paper (gingham)
Dies: Little Princess, snowflakes, woodgrain impression plate.

So have we inspired you to play along with us? For one lucky, randomly selected, European peep will be this stamp set up for grabs:

Here are those all important deets:

* Enter as any times as you wish! All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify and can cater for as many different challenges as you please! (please state what is PTI as sometimes it’s hard for us to see…)

* All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!). Please don’t link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!!Please leave a link back to this challenge on your entry too 🙂

* 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, April 16th 2012 at 9.00am BST

* 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.

We can’t wait to see what you rustle up for this challenge!

Aimes, Kate & Caryn