Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Birthday and Thanks, You Rule!

Happy Friday, again!  I am back with two more cards to share todayI am playing along with Papertrey Inks 9th Anniversary Celebrations. 

My first card is for PTI Create Along With Us Challenge. 

   I chose this card by Amy Sheffer HERE
to CASE.  

I tried to recreate the look of  Amy's cardI used PTI One Big Happy stamp set.  I die cut the two main flowers and used the negative card stock as a stencil to sponge some white pigment ink(TIP:  Instead of actual circular sponging motions
I prefer to pounce the blender tool in order to get a more prominent white image on the aqua mist card stock).  Next, I used Twig Wreath set center images to stamp the turquoise flower centers. 

Amy actually used paste to stencil the white smaller flowers onto the card.  Truly beautiful!  However, I am working on completing all of the Anniversary week challenges.  I do not have the time to wait watch paste!   I chose instead to die cut the tiny flower die in One Big Happy several times.  I stamped the centers with the tiny flowers.  Like Amy I did use a black marker to add the tiny black dots.  

I die cut and layered the "happy"  four times.  I added the sentiment underneath from same set.  Since I did not have any white linen thread, I layered regular white quilting thread several times and tied a bow.  I found it very challenging not to add a sequin at this point. 

My second card is for PTI Challenge Day 3. Grab & Craft Challenge!

I recently purchased some pratically new PTI goodies from the PTI Forum For Sale Thread, so I grabbed that stash first because I am determined to always use what I buy.

Simply Framed 
Layered Banner Banter and die
Building Blocks
Then, I grabbed Be Mine, Valentine 
I just love all of the images and possibilities with this set.  
I was leaning toward the ruler so I grabbed the 
Spiral Notebook Page die 

This notecard measures 3 1/4 X 2 7/8
It came together fairly quickly.  I ended up using the outline rectangle image from the Building Blocks set to create the lines on the notebook page.   With the school theme, I thought the chalkboard sentiment panel would work perfectly.  Again, not a single sequin on this card.  The struggle is REAL!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Soooo cool to see your beautiful CASE, Betty! Your post made me laugh out loud a couple of times! I absolutely love the thread bow!

  2. I think I need to find my way to that forum! Your cards simply amaze me. The details on the second are outstanding!

  3. Betty I love both cards and the little changes you made along the way,Did you give up sequins for lent :)
    Love the banner card ,perfect for school!

  4. Betty, that first card of yours makes me be even more regretful for not having that stamp set and die from PI. Beautiful amd love the fresh colors!

  5. Oh, I love all the cute little flowers and the beautiful colours of the first card, Betty - really lovely!!!! The school card is so fun with all the bright colours!!! Very cute!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  6. Fantastic cards Betty! The second would make a great 'thank you teacher' card too!

  7. These are both incredible and I like how you overcame the idea of not using paste on your first card. Your cards are always amazing Betty!

  8. OHHHHHH, these are so sweet! I love that adorable school themed card.


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