Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future with PTI

Hello Friends:
Are you following along with the wonderful celebration at Papertrey Ink for their 10th Anniversary?
I have a special place in my heart for Nichole and the entire Papertrey Family. The very first set of stamps I ever purchased online was from Papertrey Ink after seeing a card made with their products in a stamping magazine when I first started getting interested in card making.  Nichole's posts on her blog, along with those of all of the design team members over the years literally taught me how to stamp and design cards.  I have come a long way from my early days of card making but am still learning and growing with each card I make. What a blessing it is to have all of these wonderful designers to learn from!
Tonight I stole a little time to create and made a quick birthday card for my sister using inspiration from the "Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future: 2010" post at Nichole's blog "Capture the Moment".

I call this a "scrap" card in that I did not cut any die cuts or papers to create it.  I only used existing "scraps" that were laying on my desk.  I always have a TON of leftover cuts after working on designs for the latest Paper Sweeties release that I just finished creating for.  I will eventually sort them into a die-cut file I keep on my desk but I thought it would be fun to make some cards first tonight before my big CLEAN-UP which follows all of my deadlines each month.  My desk always looks like a cyclone hit it by the time I finish! LOL!

Here are the products that I used to create my card:
I love the "Wreath for All Seasons" stamp set and have made many cards with it over the years.  I love its versatility! My favorite stamp in the set is that teeny tiny flower!!!! I added an entire row of them to the base of the card to ground it and two more to draw your eye through the card to the sentiment.  I used my Autumn Rose ink pad on the scalloped die cut to create a kind of rustic inked look by using the edge of the pad and sort of brushing it against the cardstock at an angle.  I like the texture it added to the card. :)

And before I go.....just for fun.... here is a set of cards that I made for the September 2013 Blog Hop:

 Thanks for taking a look!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Your card is feminine and lovely Jill, beautifully done!!

  2. Simply beautiful...love all those pretty colors.

  3. Your cards are SO sweet, Jill! I'm loving all the pinks of your birthday card, and how satisfying to create this beauty from leftover scraps! Love the soft look with the vintage vibe, and love the wreath. I think my favorite part is the border of tiny flowers across the bottom. What a great idea!


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