Monday, January 16, 2017

A Present For You!

Hello, Friends!

I am writing this post early because by the time you read it, we may be in the middle of an ice storm.  We've been very fortunate so far because we thought it was going to start on Friday but as of Saturday night, it still has not.  If enough ice forms on the power lines, the weight of it will break the lines, causing our power to go out.  It can be out for days because there will be zillions of lines that need to be fixed.  So, I'm writing these early just in case I can't connect to the internet.

Every week, Papertrey Ink posts a Make it Monday challenge.  Instead of color or sketch challenges, these challenges usually teach you new ways to use your supplies or new projects to make.  They are so creative and I've learned a lot from them even though I haven't been able to participate.  Last year, one of my favorite challenges I saw was to stamp on patterned paper.  Now, I consider myself to be a fairly intelligent person, but I had never even had that thought cross my mind, unless it was obviously paper that was to meant to be stamped on.  In the original challenge, which you can see here, Lizzie took mint green paper with white polka dots and added different colored polka dots inside some of the white ones.  Brilliant!

MIM239 - Hello Sunshine Card 

Lucky for me, the Make It Monday Challenge #271 was 2016 A La Carte.  Stampers were to pick a challenge from 2016 that they missed or wanted to do again.  I knew instantly what I wanted to stamp!

I took Papertrey Ink's Chicken Scratch Gingham Paper in Fine Linen and added the pink, Hibiscus Burst, lines to it from their Plaid Builder stamp set!

Chicken Scratch Gingham Paper Collection (36 sheets)  

How fun and awesome is that idea???
Think about all the ways you could customize your patterned papers!

I used my MISTI to get my lines straight.  After I got the stamp as straight as I could get it on the MISTI, it was actually much easier than I had expected to add the lines.  After stamping a few lines in each direction...

I now had customized paper to match my present!!!
Except for a couple of items listed below, all of my supplies were made by Papertrey Ink.  I used PTI's Enclosed:  Present Mini Stamp Set and matching Dies for the focal point of my card.  I cut the present outline die from Cocoa Bean paper.  I cut the solid image from Hibiscus Burst Polka Dot paper to put behind it.  I cut the bow from Hibiscus Burst solid card stock and then stamped the image in VersaMark ink.  I wanted to add a little color to it, but not a whole lot.  I cut out the tag, which is also included with the present from Fine Linen paper and stamped "Surprise" with Cocoa Bean ink.  I tied it to the bow with twine and then adhered it to the card so it didn't drop down over the words.  I put all of this on my customized paper with foam tape.  I added a small stripe of Cocoa Bean card stock above another strip of Fine Linen card stock that I had stamped polka dots on in VersaMark ink.  I mounted everything on a small mat of Cocoa Bean card stock so it would show up on the white card base and my card was complete!

The added pink lines make the background paper match the present.  If I do say so myself, this is way cuter than if I hadn't been given the idea to add them!  The gingham paper will still be cute no matter what, but the lines just give it an extra dose of awesome!

I encourage you to check out this post which shows all of Papertrey's Make it Monday ideas from 2016.  If you're not a regular of PTI, I guarantee you'll see at least one fabulous new idea!!

I am also entering my card in the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge.

See you again, tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!

I used the following supplies from Papertrey Ink to make this card:

Enclosed:  Present Mini Stamp Set
Plaid Builder and Confetti Toss Stamp Sets
Hibiscus Burst and Cocoa Bean Ink Pads 
Stamper's Select White Card Stock
Hibiscus Burst and Cocoa Bean Card Stock
Chicken Scratch Gingham Paper Collection
2009 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper
Enclosed:  Presents Dies

I also used:

VersaMark Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Doodle Twine Fall Assortment by Doodlebug
MISTI by My Sweet Petunia
Scotch Double Sided Mounting Tape by 3M


Anonymous said...

Love gingham prints. This is so fun. I had made a few cards where I put little hearts inside the squares etc. a few times but that was a long time ago. I must do that again as stamping on DSP is fun! I love the present and the bow on there. The tag is just too cute. Well done! Some day I will try a challenge I guess. I always feel my stuff is not good enough. Chat later my friend!

Chris R. from Iowa

P.S. so far our ice was not as bad as predicted. Right now it is raining though and like 34 degrees. Wonder if it will refreeze?

Unknown said...

Love your card, Angela - you did a great job! Hope your weather is behaving. It has been up and down all winter so far in Texas, but that's how it always is here.

TaeEun said...

What a fabulous birthday card! Your customized Gingham paper matches perfectly to the present!!! I love the idea! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday! Hope the ice storm wasn't too bad.

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