Monday, May 31, 2010

Father's Day Card (MPS Challenge)

Robyn, at My Pink Stamper, has a Father's Day Project challenge going on. It got me to make my dad's card two week early! Yeah! I used my Gypsy to weld together 1 1/2" letters from Gypsy Font to created the word "Dad" and shadow. The tree stamp is from Papertrey Ink's "Through the Trees" set.


(all materials from Papertrey Ink)

11" x 4 1/4" Kraft cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
4" x 5 1/2" Ripe Avocado cardstock
3 3/4" x 5" Rustic White cardstock
"Dad" cut in Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate

Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, and Chai
Ripe Avocado button
Rustic Jute Button Twine

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Forever Young Graduation Card

My cousin's daughter is graduating from high school next weekend, and her school's colors are red and blue. I thought it would be fun to use one of the Forever Young girls with the graduation cap from Everyday Paper Dolls. This card is cut to fit in a regular business sized envelope.


(All supplies from Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Pure Poppy card base cut at 9 1/4" x 8", scored at 4"
Vintage White layer cut at 9" x 3 3/4"
Girl cut at 6" in True Black
Patterned layer from "Men of Life" collection
Blue cardstock is Recollections (from Michael's)

Sentiment from "For the Graduate" Set
Pure Poppy Topnotch Twill Ribbon
Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Folder

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons...

I'm finally using my "Just Because" Cards cartridge for an actual card. I've been having fun using the different cuts on layouts. This card is for a teacher friend of mine who has been having to deal with some difficult parents at school. Hopefully it will cheer her up a bit!


8 1/2" x 6" PTI Summer Sunrise, scored at 4 1/4"
Orange Core'dinations layer cut at 4" x 5 3/4"
Green Patterned Paper (DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack) cut at 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Other PTI cardstock used: Spring Rain, Stamper's Select White, Lemon Tart, & Pure Poppy

"When Life Gives You..." Phrase cut at 2 1/4"
Lemonade Glass cut at 5 1/4"

Envelope cut at 6", using DCWV Stack 6

Monday, May 24, 2010

Preschool Graduation Card

Mary, over on CardzTV (, did a video today showing how to make an easel card. I thought this would be perfect for my niece who is "graduating" from preschool this week. She likes to display the cards that I make for her, so this will make it easy for her.


Cat cut from "Create a Critter" at 3"
Graduation Cap cut from "Everyday Paper Dolls" at 4 3/4"
GRAD cut from Don Juan at 0.85" and welded with my Gypsy (cut twice and layered to make it thicker)

Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White, True Black, and Dark Chocolate
DCWV Glitter Cardstock Stack (for the white cat)
DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies (pink plaid)

Papertrey Ink Swiss Dot Raspberry Fizz Ribbon
Fiskars Treading Water Punch
Rhinestone from Michael's Dollar Bin

Saturday, May 22, 2010

1st Birthday Invitation

My sister-in-law asked me to make invitations for my nephew's first birthday party. Her four-year-old decided the card should have a red car on it. I thought this cut from Paisley was perfect - we got the red car, plus a cute bonus zebra! The number one on the car is from Don Juan.


All supplies from Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain, & True Black
Patterned Paper: "Men of Life Collection"
Ink: True Black
Ribbon: Pure Poppy Classi Grosgrain

Metal Dots by Colorbok

Sentiment from Fiskars' "All Year Greetings"

Graduation Invitation

My little boy is graduating from middle school in a few weeks! Where has the time gone? This is one of the invitations I made for our family, to invite them to the big event.

I used my Gypsy to weld my "GRAD" letters, cut from Don Juan at 1.3". I copied this to use later for my polka dotted layer. Then I welded a 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" rectangle to "GRAD", resulting in a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card to score at 4 1/4" (perfect for an A2 sized envelope). The yellow strip is 5 1/2" x 3/4".


All supplies Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted

Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart, and Kraft
Stamp Sets: "For the Graduate" and "Polka Dot Basics"
Ink: Enchanted Evening and Dark Chocolate
Die: "Mat Stack 1" (layered with a punched 1 3/4" circle)

Recollections Brads

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Whoo's 35 Birthday Card

My little brother is turning 35 on Friday! Here is the birthday card that I made for him.


All cuts from "Straight From the Nest"
(done on my Gypsy and not saved; not sure of the sizes)

All Supplies Papertrey Ink
Ripe Avocado Cardstock cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Spring Moss Cardstock cut at 4" x 5 1/4", embossed with Woodgrain Impression Plate

Owl and Branch cut in White, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, and Dark Chocolate Cardstock,
along with "Turning a New Leaf" Patterned Paper

Computer Generated Sentiment using Curlz MT font

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shaped Bear Card (MPS Color Challenge)

I was so excited yesterday to receive a big bag of avocados and lemons from one of my former students. She is so sweet, always bringing me avocados after visiting her grandparents' farm in Southern California. She is a fourth grader, and I think she'll love this little bear thank you card.


Bear from Create a Critter, cut at 3 1/2"
Welded Shadow Card Base and Skirt in PTI New Leaf
Shadow in PTI Dark Chocolate
Layers in PTI Lemon Tart and Dotty Biscotti

Prima Flower
Recollections Brad

Bridal Shower Invite

My mom is going to be hosting a bridal shower for the future daughter-in-law of a good friend, so I offered to make the invitations for her. This was my idea; we'll be making 18 more of them today!


5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Lavender Moon PTI cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
5 1/4" x 4" White PTI cardstock, run through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder

3 1/2" umbrella cut from the Paisley cartridge,
using PTI True Black and Lavender Moon cardstock and "Pretty Pastels" patterned paper

Sentiment from Fiskars "All Year Greetings" stamp set, stamped in PTI True Black
Prima Flowers
Recollections Brad
Michael's Ribbon

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Baby Card

A friend of mine delivered her first baby this week. I just love this "Stripened to Perfection" stamp and thought it went so well with the zebra from Create a Critter. The nursery colors are pink and green. It's not your typical baby card, but I think it came out pretty cute.

Inside I added the baby's name, cut from "Simply Sweet".


Papertrey Ink Cardstock:
Raspberry Fizz card base cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
New Leaf layer cut at 5 1/4" x 4"
Zebra cut at 3", using True Black, White, and Sweet Blush
Letters cut at 1 1/4" in New Leaf and Raspberry Fizz

Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" Embossing Folder
Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon
Prima Flowers
Recollections Brads

Inside white strip cut at 5 1/2" x 3/4", stamped with Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics in Raspberry Fizz

"Stripened to Perfection" stamp from "Critter Messages", Clear Dollar Stamps, stamped with Papertrey Ink True Black ink

Monday, May 10, 2010

Symphonic Band Thank You

We just got back last night from a fun trip to Disneyland. Eric performed with his school's symphonic band inside the park. 5 brave chaperones from his school watched over 94 eighth graders. To show our appreciation, I made these thank you notes for Eric to give to them.


Papetrey Ink Paper
True Black cut at 5 1/2" by 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Hawaiian Shores cut at 5 1/4" by 4"
New Leaf cut at 5 1/4" by 1 1/4"
Green Boutique Patterned Paper cut at 5 1/4" by 1"

All Cricut cuts from Gypsy Wanderings
Music notes cut at 2.05" and 1.35" (New Leaf and True Black)
"Thanks" cut at 1.42" (Aqua Mist and True Black)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Non-Cricut Graduation Card

I've been so excited to try out my new stamp sets, "A Little Argyle" and "For the Graduate", from Papertrey Ink's April release. A friend of mine just got his MBA, so it was a perfect opportunity. All supplies are Papertrey Ink except for the brown satin ribbon, which was from Michael's.

First I stamped the argyle background on Rustic Cream cardstock using Enchanted Evening and Dark Chocolate inks. The kraft frame is a Papertrey Ink die, "Mat Stack 1", that I was able to use in my Cuttlebug. It is also stamped with Enchanted Evening ink. The sentiment is stamped in Vintage Cream, and the blue strip and card base are Enchanted Evening.

Hopefully this color combo is masculine enough!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

National Scrapbook Day Challenge #9

"Take Shape"

Okay, the weekend is over, so this is my last My Pink Stamper challenge completed for the 2010 National Scrapbook Day. It's been a blast! For this challenge, we had to create a shaped card or scrapbook page. Here's a little hippo card.


Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Papertrey Ink Cardstock: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, & Spring Rain
Patterned Cardstock: DCWV Animal Crackers Mat Stack
Sentiment: Clear Dollars Stamps "Critter Messages"
Ink: Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening

National Scrapbook Day Challenge #10

"May Day"
For this challenge, we've been asked to create a project using flowers or something springy. I love this "Cute as a Bug" phrase from Just Because Cards. It was the inspiration for these cute pics of Eric.

Cricut Just Because Cards and Walk in My Garden cartridges
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, and True Black cardstock
DCWV textured cardstock

National Scrapbook Day Challenge #12

For this challenge, we have been asked to create a project using an animal or critter. Perfect timing, since, in Eric's scrapbook, I have just reached our trip to Tahoe in December of '98 (yes, I'm that far behind)!

Winter Woodland Cartridge
Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" and "Bricks" folders
DCWV Holiday Collection: The Christmas Stack
DCWV White Glittered Paper
Papertrey Ink Papers: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Lemon Tart, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy

Saturday, May 1, 2010

National Scrapbook Day Challenge #6

"Kids Craft, Too" is the latest My Pink Stamper Challenge. Here we have been challenged to use a kid in our projects. I used the little snowboy from Everyday Paper Dolls. Patterned paper and glitter paper are DCWV. Most of the rest is Papertrey Ink.

National Scrapbook Day Challenge #3

Challenge 3 at My Pink Stamper is "Thinking Outside the Box". We've been asked to do something on a scrapbook page that we wouldn't normally do. I decided to do some sewing on my page. This was not an easy feat, as I just bought a sewing machine last weekend, and this was my second time sewing EVER! After 2 1/2 hours of attempts, this is the result.

"Winter Fun" is cut from the Winter Woodland cartridge. Papers are from Papertrey Ink, DCWV, and Bazzill.

National Scrapbook Day Challenge #2

My Pink Stamper's 2nd challenge today is to create something with scraps. I made this card using the Don Juan font and the girl from Forever Young. All paper is Papertrey Ink, and I used the "Spots and Dots" Cuttlebug folder.

National Scrapbook Day Challenge #1

It's National Scrapbook Day and My Pink Stamper is having hourly challenges on her website. Since I've been having trouble posting my pictures over there, I am starting this blog. Challenge 1 was to make a Mother's Day Card. Here is mine, made with Papertrey Ink papers, ribbon, stamp, and ink. The bird and cloud are from Create a Critter. The birdhouse is Stretch Your Imagination.