2.18.2012

Get Well Card

I am back today with a get well card. This is for J's grandma, who has not been feeling well. Grandpa passed away in November and unfortunately, we are seeing her decline little by little. J thinks she just doesn't want to be here anymore which I can completely understand. It breaks my heart to see this happen to so many older folks...

On a happier note, we have this sweet little card:

Dodo, as J has called her since he was small, loves flowers and nature and used to sew a lot. One of the things I love most about making homemade cards is being able to incorporate things like this into a project for a specific someone. This patterned paper I totally adore (and have been using in very small bits to keep myself from just hoarding it) is from Basic Grey's Sweet Threads collection. I also used PTI's Mat Stack 5 collection stamp set to make a faux layer (second flap) on the front that reveals a sentiment underneath. I love the lacy pattern on this stamp..it is so so pretty in person. The inside is stamped as well.


That's all for today. Off to spend some time with family. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Card Supplies
*All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated*
Cardstock: Rustic White, Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: floral (Basic Grey), Lemon Tart bitty box 
Ink: Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush
Stamps: Mat Stack 5 Collection, Turning a New Leaf, Daydreamer, Delightful Doilies, Healing Touch Sentiments, Butterfly Dreams
Dies: Mat Stack 5, Limitless Layers Circles (1.5"), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart)
Other: silk ribbon, pearls (Michael's), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

2.11.2012

Valentine's Popcorn Treats

I am back after way way way too long. :) 
I will hopefully be revamping things around here and posting more frequently.


I'm here today to post a little Valentine's goodie project to go along with the Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary festivities. Today the challenge is to make a project that incorporates hearts and since Valentine's were already on my to-do list, I had to play along.

Every year I like to make a little treat for my nieces and nephews on Valentine's day. This year, it all started with these sprinkles from Target:

I loved the colors and though I didn't want to make cupcakes, I was sure I could make something *sweet* to go along with them. So I whipped up some Valentine's sprinkle-studded confetti popcorn (inspired by New Year's Eve popcorn from here, pinned on Pinterest), tucked it into matching stripey cello bags:




















This popcorn is super easy and totally delicious! I popped plain white corn on the stovetop, seasoned with butter and salt, then poured melted white almond bark and sprinkles over the top and mixed. The best part is: it tastes just like Lucky Charms!! While at Target, I also couldn't pass up these matching stickers:

And I made some little mini cards (3" x 5") to go with it all:


These cards are very much inspired by the oh-so-clever Jessica Witty and the third card here. I loved the idea of using a white stamped clear overlay on top of a solid stamped image and thought it was just the fun + colorful technique I wanted for this little project. 

To adhere the transparency, I just ran a line of Scor-Tape across the card underneath where I would adhere the banners, then did the same on top to adhere the banners themselves. This does mean that the top part of the transparency layer is a little floppy, but on these small cards it doesn't bother me too much. 

Here is the finished ensemble:
Card Supplies
*All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock & Ink: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow
Stamps: 2010 Love Tags, Background Basics: Hearts, Heart Prints, Background Basics: Chevron Stripes
Dies: Double-Ended Banners
clear transparency (Staples), Staz-On white ink, EK Success small heart punch, Scor-tape (1/4")