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PTI Feature: Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers

Oh the week she flew by so fast! This is my last post for the October Release featuring the Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers. I just love this little snowman and I used it in yesterday’s card too. But today, I decided to use all the pieces to create a little winter scene!

I die cut all the pieces, the snow man, the trees, the branch with birds, and then stamped all the layered images. I used the sponge dauber to dab on darker inks to get some shading in the trees. My little snowman had some blush added on with a copic marker.

For my background, I created a soft watercolor background, leaving some strong edges so that there appears to be some snow slopes. I used light blue and violet for the sky. Now that I have the scene set, I can then lay out all my little stamped die cut pieces to create my wintery scene.

Before I adhered all the pieces, I heat embossed my sentiment in silver in the top right. Then I used foam tape to finish up my card.

Thank you for joining me all this week for the Papertrey Ink More October Release! I hope we’ve supplied you with all the tools and inspirations for your holiday crafting needs and look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations!



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PTI Throwback Thursday: Fair Isle Motifs

It’s time for Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink! Today’s card feature a true classic set called Fair Isle Motifs. I truly love this set!

The designs of this set make the best backgrounds. I specifically adore it just because I love Christmas sweaters. Yes, I’m that one that wears an ugly Christmas sweater every year! It’s so festive and fun.

The card design is pretty simple. I created the background “sweater” by heat embossing the designs onto a white cardstock. I then blended a beautiful red ombre with Red Poppy dye ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I finished off with some splatter.

I loved my background so much, I didn’t want to cover too much of it. So I went with a small sentiment ‘warm winter wishes’ that I heat embossed in silver, trimmed a thin strip, and adhered it with foam tape across the top 1/3 line.



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PTI Feature: To the Point Edgers II Die Collection

Another day of Papertrey Ink More October Release! Today I am featuring the To the Point Edgers II Die Collection. How do you like the release?  There are a lot really beautiful pieces in this month’s release and actually one of my favorites is the To the Point Edgers II Dies.

Unfortunately so, I don’t feel like this was my best work and have really shown you how beautiful this die is. I really is one of my favorites, but my idea for this card didn’t quite pan out as I was waiting to use the Big Basics word die that didn’t quite arrive in time to make it on to this card. But, regardless, the reason I love these dies so much is cause it can enclose space for smaller images or bring focus to just a nice sentiment die. It adds a classy looking edge to your card.

I think if I added a little more to this card to cover up some of the space to the left and right side of the cloche, it would have came a little more to my liking. But perhaps the simplicity of this card looks good to you? Well anyways, I created a blended background with Lovely Lady and Vintage Jadeite. When working with complimentary colors, keep the overlapping minimal as you’d just get lots of brownish blend. I then used the Lovely Lady ink to add splatter.

The center of my card is the Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers. I die cut, then stamped all the individual layers of the images. I especially love this little snowman. I used a pink copic marker to give i little pink cheeks. Those little birds are darling too!



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PTI Feature: Dash Away All

Welcome back to Papertrey Ink More October Release Day 3! Today’s feature products are Dash Away All and Mix & Mat: Snowflakes. For project inspirations using the Mix & Mat: Snowflakes, check out my previous post here.

The Dash Away All is a sweet set featuring a prancing reindeer and many beautifully written sentiments. I die cut the reindeer out and stamped in Saffron Spice, Cocoa Bean and Canyon Clay. I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink onto the stamp to get the soft gradients in my stamping.

I heat embossed the long list of reinder names in Red Tinsel embossing powder on white card stock and then die cut a stitched box around it. I adhered the sentiment banner with foam tape on top of a watercolored night sky. I then adhered the reindeer with foam tape glancing right next to it.

And finally, we gotta get Rudolph his bright red nose! I used a small red pom pom and adhered it right on top his nose position. May Rudolph guide the sleigh tonight!



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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 1! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from May’s blog, however if you’re joining us just now, you’ll find the full list of blog hop participants at the bottom of this post. Shall we begin!?

Since the day I started cardmaking, I have been welcomed into this big crafty community with open arms. I have gained so many new friends in this world, and all that share the same love for stamping, coloring, painting, and cardmaking as I do! It is such a loving community, and I’m so thankful to be a part of it. Today’s blog hop is filled with many of my crafty friends all brought together by Altenew, and we all share our love for Altenew products!

My card features the beautiful Sketchy Floral stamp set. I love love love this stamp. It is a humongous stamp and even covering way past the A2 size of this card, so you can definitely stamp in multiple ways and still produce a different looking card. I love sketchy like florals more than realistic ones, so I adored this set. I went along with a very loose watercoloring of this image.

I trimmed the watercolored panel down just slightly smaller than an A2 frame, and gently added Vintage Photo distress ink blended onto the edges. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Adore You stamp set in white onto Lagoon cardstock. I trimmed it and gave it an angled edge.

Right above it, I wanted the large words ‘thanks’ which I die cut out of the Enchanted Iris Die set. I specifically went for this die because it was the perfect size without covering up much of my floral image. I didn’t want to cover up all my hard work!

Thanks for dropping by and head on over to our next crafty friend, Svitlana!



There are SO MANY prizes in this exciting blog hop! Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 3 class spots at Online Card Classes
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia
: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC
: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh
: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp
: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens
: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA
: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder
: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink
: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn
: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines
: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine
: 1 year subscription

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 20 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

There’s more! I will also draw a winner from my blog to win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew. Please leave a comment on my blog by Thursday, October 26th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on my blog on Friday, October 27th.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
May Sukyong Park
Keeway Tsao
Svitlana Shayevich
WOW! Embossing Powder
Galina Filippenko
Amy Sheffer
Papercraft Magazines
Taheerah Atchia
Joni Nina Andaya
Virginia Lu
Simon Says Stamp
Enza Gudor
Nina-Marie Trapani
Lilith Eeckels
Laurel Beard
Chameleon Pens
Vicky Papaioannou
Erum Tasneem
Laurie Schmidlin


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