July 22, 2012

Sunday's Bits & Pieces #23

Good Morning!!

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! So far today i have a couple cards to share, i hope to have a few more for Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire! Yesterday was busier then had planned so i was only able to do one card yesterday. I hope to do a couple more, get some pics and post them today!

The 1st card i made for Sunday's Bits & Pieces, a card mad just from extra embellishments and scraps. And this card is made just from scrap paper. I wanted to make a card from the stamp set and use a particular stamp, so i dug through my scraps and used some pattern kraft paper.

I die cut the keys and lock from pattern paper, it is a nice light kraft color with a white graph. I then inked up the matching stamps and stamped each key and lock. Next i trimmed the flower pattern paper to fit my Kraft cardbase and inked the edges, I also stamped the sentiment at the bottom.

The pattern on the paper luckily was clear enough for my sentiment, otherwise i would have had to come up with something to stamp on first and i didn;t have anything in extra in my embellishment drawer.

I punch two wholes at the top and threaded twine through each hole. Then i added the keys a couple on each side and last added the lock. Then i tied the twine in a bow. I also added just a touch of glossy accents to the bow, so that way if someone undid the bow they would loose the keys!

Last i adhered the panel to the cardbase. I also just got a new camera that i am using, so i only have one good picture of this card, but i did better with the next one! :) 

My next card i made for Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire, make and take, i used the small flower in the Natural Beauties stamp set, then i experimented with the inks, i preferred using Hibiscus Burst and Pure Poppy, i didn't think that Raspberry Fizz created very much contrast.

I left off the tiny orange flowers, because i felt that the there was enough to the pattern, at least to my liking! :)  I scored the vellum twice at the top and bottom and a used a new sentiment.

I will have a table at a craft sale this coming Saturday at a Church Palooza and wanted to have some cards with religious sentiments and so i was at Hobby Lobby earlier to get a few, since i'm not religious i really don;t have much in my stamp collection. So the next few cards will have those new sentiment stamps that i picked up.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Key Card:
Pattern paper scraps: American Crafts (not sure of the collection, but i think its a Pebbles line)
Kraft: The Paper Studio
Ink: Ranger: Walnut Stain
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Lock in Key (along with matching dies)

Flower Card:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Stampers White, Vellum
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse. Stazon: Black
Stamp: Papertrey Ink: Natural Beauties, Sentiment: Stampabilities


  1. Beautiful! Love the background you created for the make and take card! I didn't get to do this one yet!

  2. I really love the scoring on the vellum - so subtle but such an impact! The keys are great, and yahoo! for the new camera :) I know it took me lots of practice to feel comfortable with mine, but now I love it.