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Papertrey’s Create Along With Us: March 2018

This week’s Papertrey challenge is to create a card that has been inspired by a card that the design team has done during the pre-release posts.  I love the look of the new apple die that Papertrey is going to be releasing this month.  In particular, I was inspired by Heather Nichols’ cards in this post.  I liked the clean and simple styling of her cards.  I don’t have any apple stamps so I ended up using the peach from Summer Still Life and covering it with Nuvo drops.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock:  White 110 lb (Recollections);
  • Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Pure Poppy (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Ruby Slipper Glitter Drops (Nuvo); Black Polka Dot Washi Tape (Papertrey)

Papertrey’s Make It Monday Challenge #286 Coordinating Pairs

This week’s Papertrey Ink challenge is to create a coordinating pair of cards.  This challenge was a fun one, especially since I typically make several cards when I sit down to craft. Why craft only 1 card when you have all of your supplies out.  I’m going to keep this quick.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!


  • Cardstock:  White 110 lb (Recollections); True Black (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper: Still Life: Summer Patterned Paper Collection (Papertrey)
  • Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Dies: Thanks and Hello die (My Favorite Things)
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine);
  • Accessories: Black Embroidery Thread (DMC); Sherbet Shimmer Glitter Drops (Nuvo)


Papertrey’s 10th Anniversary, Release Day 5

The challenge today for Papertrey’s 10th Anniversary festivities is to improve on a previous card.  Well since I am a messy crafter and NEVER put stuff away, I still have my Still Life Summer stuff out from some recent crafting.  I decided to improve on this card.  I was originally going easy and focusing on creating a matched card and tag set.  But I wanted to improve on the card so even though the imagery is similar, the card is a bit fancier with more layers and a stamped background.  Hope you like it!  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Stamps and Dies: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: fun foam; Sherbet Shimmer Glitter Drops (Nuvo)



Papertrey’s 10th Anniversary: Packaging

Papertrey’s challenge it to create some pretty packaging….for me that means a tag.  I’m so not good about dressing up a package.  I’m typically just trying to get out the door with the package and not forgetting it on the kitchen counter.  I still had my Still Life Summer stamps and dies out so decided to make a tag to match a card.  It’s such a fun set and it’s nice to have a card and tag ready to go for once.  Supplies are listed below.


  • Cardstock:  Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Stamps and Dies: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Wink of Stella, black twine, fun foam

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge – Green

The Curtain Call challenge is to use green for your inspiration.  I tend to use green as an accent color, as in leaves on a pretty floral card, rather than making it the primary focus.


I ended up making three since I wasn’t quite satisfied with any of them.  My favorite of the group is the top one.  The supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!





  • Cardstock:  White 110 lb (Recollections); New Leaf (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper:  Still Life: Summer Patterned Paper Collection (Papertrey)
  • Ink:  New Leaf (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Make It Market Mini Kit: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  Make It Market Mini Kit: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Sherbet Shimmer Glitter Drops (Nuvo)

Curtain Call Lead Designer!

I’m feeling very lucky!  I’m this week’s lead designer for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!!  You know when you have the pressure of creating something that you want to be really special and then you go through a mountain of cards trying to get the right one.  I’m sparing you the rejects but it was ugly.  The thing that spoke to me the most about the inspiration photo was the strong colors of black, red, and green and then the contrast of patterns between the polka dot wrappers and the shiny candied apples.  There’s lots to be inspired by!


I knew I wanted to use the black polka dot pattern in my card.  I have some washi tape that was the perfect match for the wrapper pattern in the photo.  How often does that happen?  But that meant that I needed to place a bunch of washi tape stripes across my card base.  It was a bit of a pain but on the happy side, I used up some of my overflowing washi stash!  Does that justify me buying 5 more rolls the other day?  I think not.  I also covered over the inside of the card with a piece of white cardstock so I didn’t have an ugly background of torn off washi tape strips showing on the inside of the card.

Next I prepped my card front and attached a piece of fun foam and then ran the front through my die machine with the thanks die-namics.  I also cut out a die cut for my apple.  I’ll tell you secret…I’m short on apple stamps and converted this peach image into a candied apple.  I first inked up the apple with pure poppy and then lightly inked up the top side of the apple stamp with scarlet jewel before stamping it on the die cut.  I then stamped the leaf and stem.  My last addition to the apple was to add some sherbet glimmer glitter drops to it.  I thought about using glossy accents but liked the sparkle from the Nuvo.  I tied a bow around the prepared card front before attaching it to the prepared card base.

I think I’ll use this card for my son’s favorite teacher sometime this fall.  My son’s teachers can never get enough thanks from me.  They do amazing work with kids everyday and seem to figure out how to bring out the best from my boys.  Ok…enough from me.  Hope you’re enjoy all of the lovely cards inspired by the Curtain Call candied apple photo.    My card supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock:  White Heavy Cardstock (Recollections); White Cardstock (Georgia Pacific)
  • Ink:  Pure Poppy (Papertrey); Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey); Limeade Ice (Papertrey); New Leaf (Papertrey); Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up)
  • Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Thanks & Hello Die-namics (My Favorite Things); Black Polka Dot Washi Tape from Beautiful Brushstrokes Make It Market Kit (Papertrey); White Fun Foam (Darice); Black Embroidery Thread (DMC); Sherbert Shimmer Glitter Drops (Nuvo)