Challenge: Sweet, Sweet, Summertime

Hey Everyone!

Ready for a brand spanking new challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey? I hope so!

For the next fortnight we’re thinking of summertime. Whether it’s the colours you associate with summer, items associated with summer or anything else that reminds you of the sweet summertime, make a creation out of it and join in the fun!

For me, summer is the sweet long six-week holidays I get from work 🙂 We break up next Thursday and I can’t wait! When I was a kid the first week off would involve a trip to the sea-side and that’s what inspired my creation:

I went with a very graphic interpretation of the sea with those chevrons LOL! I’ll be off to the sea-side in Wales at some point in the holidays – you just can’t beat a paddle in the sea 🙂

Card Deets
All Papertrey Ink Supplies Unless Stated
Stamps: Background Basics: Chevron Strips, Modern Basics (Sentiment)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores/Tuxedo Black (Memento Ink)
Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Stamper’s Select White
Accessories: Orange Zest Vintage Buttons/Fine Line Black Pen (Letraset)/Chompy! (Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers)

Over to Kate: “Another CAS card from me – this time a bright invite to a summer party, I’m imagining a fun pool party except I don’t have a pool!”

Stamps: A Day at the Beach, Polka Dot Basics
Card: Stamper’s Select White, Hawai’in Shores
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hawai’in Shores, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Raspberry Fizz ribbon, nestabilities

Over to Caryn:
Nothing says “Summer” to me more than Wimbledon – it kicks off the season for me and although my beloved Roger Federer didn’t do all that well this year I still managed to catch a few matches and enjoyed the tournament immensely. As a wee nod to my favourite sporting even of the year I have made a card using the strawberry die and stamp set (Fruit Fusion: Strawberry). With a touch of lace and the gingham at the bottom (reminds me of pots of jam and picnics!!) this card does make me feel jolly summery.

Stamps: Fruit Fusion: Strawberry, Background Basics: Gingham, Turning a New Leaf and Round And Round.
Ink: Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet
Patterned Paper: Pink Patterns Collection (for the scalloped strip)
Other: Lace trim, Strawberry die, medium scalloped border die, red gingham ribbon.

So are we feeling the summertime vibe? I hope so! Now before you come and jump in the pool of creativity with us – check out what one randomly selected European Peep could win:

Yup this sweet mini set, Whale Wishes could be yours!

Here are those all important deets:

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

* 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, July 25th 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.

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

Aimes, Kate & Caryn


Hello all – so sorry for the lack of posts over the past few weeks, I ended up extending my holiday so catching up on blogging has got rather delayed! I think I left my mojo somewhere on a mountain in Switzerland but hopefully over the next few days it’ll come home!

Here’s a little something I made before I went away – I’ve had some Spellbinder butterfly dies for ages and finally decided it was about time I used them:

Recipe: (All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated)

Stamps – Polka Dot Basics
Ink – Sweet Blush
Card – Stamper’s Select White/Spring Moss
Other – Buttons (Spring Moss/Hibiscus Burst)/Spring Moss satin ribbon/Spellbinders butterfly dies/sewing machine/Cuttlebug/toy stuffing

I used the butterfly die to make the card base (making sure to keep a ‘hinge’ at the top), stitched around the edges and sewed on some buttons – very simple, but I like it 🙂

After I made it I decided to make a butterfly hanging decoration to match – using the same dies to cut through some white material and toy stuffing for the filling:

Hope everyone has a great weekend and don’t forget to check back on Monday for a new challenge!

Kate x

Challenge 11 – Thank You Card

We have a new challenge for you today….very simple, we just want you to make a Thank You card.

Here’s mine….

Recipe: Stamps – In Bloom, Polka Dot Basics & Spiral Bouquet / Card – Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss & Kraft / Ink – True Black, Ripe Avocado, Hibiscus Burst & Raspberry Fizz / Ribbon – Classic Grosgrain Spring Moss / Other – Martha Stewart Edge Punch


Recipe: Stamps – Polka Dot Basics/Everyday Button Bits/Floral Frenzy
Ink – Dark Chocolate/Sweet Blush
Card – Kraft/Vintage Cream
Other – Vintage Cream satin ribbon/Sweet Blush buttons/adhesive pearls/sewing machine
And the randomly drawn winner will receive….

PTI 6×6 Guide Lines Paper Pad

To qualify for the prize (ship within Europe only – sorry!) your entries must contain at least 1 PTI product and be submitted by 09:00 am Monday 24th August 2009
Hope you play along this week & can’t wait to see your cards!

Simply Dotty!

I have to hand it to Ms Lauren Meader – the woman really is a genius! Her Timeless Templates (for PTI) are so easy to work with & yet the results are always so effective 🙂 I’m well & truly hooked & this time I’ve been playing with Pretty Petal Pocket….

….& of course the very simple matching card….

Recipe: Stamps – Polka Dot Basics / Paper – 2008 Bitty Dot Basics / Card – Stampers Select White & Pure Poppy / Ink – Pure Poppy / Ribbon – Swiss Dot Satin Pure Poppy / Other – Vintage White Button, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder & Sizzix Die
This project only took half an hour & that includes the time it took for me to eat all the choccies after taking the photo lol
Have a great evening & thanks for looking 🙂
Love Stephanie xxx