Category Archives: PTI Make It Monday

Papertrey Make It Monday Creating Shadow Background Challenge

This week’s Papertrey Make It Monday challenge is to create a shadow background for colorful images.  Love the pop of color you get with this technique.  I was looking at the Last Call stamp sets and it reminded me how much I love the Year of Flowers stamp sets so I pulled out my Larkspur set and went to town.  I ended up coloring the one image with colored pencils (white first and then layered color over it).  I won’t lie, it took a bit to do but it’s good to shake things up and try something new.  Hope you like it.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey); Blueberry Sky (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps:  Year of Flowers: Larkspur (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Colored pencils (Faber-Castell); clear wink of stella (Zig)

Create Along With Us: June 2018

There were lots of inspiring cards this month with Papertrey’s June release that I could use for this week’s Make It Monday/Create Along With Us: June.  My card took bits of several layouts.  I love the ocean background on Betsy’s sea card and since I don’t have any similar stamps, I ended up picking this ombre patterned paper that has some movement to it from the hexagon pattern.  This month’s corner adorner set had me thinking flowers lining the corner of the card.  The sentiment was an easy pick since we had my niece’s graduation on Saturday and I could give the card away right away.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey); True Black (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper: Animal Prints – Beautiful Chic Collection (Webster’s Pages)
  • Stamps:  Year Round Happiness (Papertrey); Pretty Peonies (Wplus9)
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Dies:  Uncorked dies (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Black Fun Foam (Darice)

Papertrey’s Make It Monday – Lots O’ Dots

This week’s Papertrey Make It Monday  Lots O’ Dots Challenge is to use dots on your card.  Michelle Leone’s card is so cute with all of those dots on the butterfly wings.  I know it’s just barely into summer weather, but I felt inspired to make a Christmas card with dots.  You can never start too early on Christmas cards, right.  My card uses enamel dots versus Nuvo drops since I wanted larger dots and was concerned that I would make a bunch of uneven dots with the liquid drops.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock:  White 110 pound (Recollections); Aqua Mist (Papertrey); White (Georgia Pacific)
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Aqua Mist (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Winter Village (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  In the Meadow die collection (Papertrey); In the Meadow Silhouettes die collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Christmas Delivery embossing folder (Carta Bella); Enamel Dots (My Mind’s Eye), Diamond Glitter (Amuse Studio); Perfect Peals, Mister

Papertrey’s Create Along With Us: May and Simon Says Monday Challenge – Stencils

Love when I can come up with one card that works for two challenges, Papertrey’s Create Along With Us: May and Simon Says Monday Challenge to use stencils and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to use stencils.  I was inspired by the baby cards with the cute new elephant stamp set from Papertrey’s May release.  I wanted to use a stencil for the Simon Says challenge and the polka dot stencil mirrored the giraffe image perfectly.  Hope you are having  a great weekend!  Supplies are listed below.


  • Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey Ink); Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)
  • Stamps: Sweet Baby (Papertrey Ink); Storybook (Avery Elle)
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine); Wet Cement (Hero Arts); Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)
  • Dies: Onesie Shape-Up die (Papertrey); Sweet Baby die (Papertrey Ink); Small Folded Banner die (Simon Says Stamp);
  • Accessories: stencil (Heidi Swapp); Strawberry twine (The Twinery); Pearlescent Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver);

Papertrey Make It Monday – Masked Sentiments

I finished my card for last week’s Papertrey’s Make It Monday challenge – Masking Sentiments on Tuesday but wasn’t able to post it until tonight. I heavily based my layout for the card on Ashley’s one. I never have enough boy birthday cards for my boys to give when they get invited to a birthday party so I used more masculine colors. I also just purchased some Clair inks to try out. The inks are vibrant! Supplies are listed below. Hope you had a nice weekend!


  • Cardstock: White, Pacific Point (Stampin Up)
  • Ink: Paradise, Warm Breeze, Cheerful (Clair); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps: Make A Wish (Papertrey); Think Big Favorites #12 (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Stickles


Papertrey Make It Monday and Transformation Tuesday Challenges

I was inspired by the Throwback Thursday post this week to make cards for Papertrey’s Make It Monday and Transformation Tuesday challenges.  Mehndi Medallion is such a great stamp set and I made a card with it ages ago when it first came out.   But you know how it is, the newest stamps get the most attention.  So it was fun to go back and use this stamp set for this week’s challenges.  Here is my original card from my blog post way back on February 14, 2014 for the Transformation Tuesday challenge.


I used brown ink to ink up the images and then the colors from the original card to color in the word die cut.  That Betsy has the coolest ideas!  I ended up applying glossy accents over the die cut since it disappeared a bit into the card due to the smaller word die cut and the busy stamped images.  I added stickles to the card for accents as I did in the original card.



  • Cardstock:  Kraft (Papertrey); Enchanted Evening (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
  • Stamps:  Mehndi Medallion Mini (Papertrey); Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Stickles; glossy accents; Copics; embossing powder

Ultimately, I made another card since I had a front panel that didn’t work out for the word die cut.  So I’m adding that one here too.  I added lots of stickles so guess it won’t work for a masculine card.  I used the Birthday Cheer die set from Papertrey for the diecut and gold embossing powder




Papertrey Make It Monday – Graffiti Word Art

This week’s Papertrey Make It Monday Challenge is to make Graffiti Word Art.  That sounds messy and loose and is definitely outside of my comfort zone.  I ended up making the background more messy rather than the words.  I used oxide inks and spritz them to give it more texture.  I stenciled on the happy by sponging it on from the one liner die but when it didn’t show up on the card very well, I improvised by adding glossy accents.  This card isn’t a complete failure but is not one my favorites.  But challenges make you stretch yourself and get outside your comfort zone … done.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock: Smokey Shadow (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin Oxide Distress (Ranger)
  • Stamps: Distressed Patterns (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  One Liner: Happy Dies (Papertrey); Birthday Trio Die Collection (Papertrey)