Friday, February 17, 2017

Celebrating The Past, Present & The Future with PTI

Hello friends~  We've been getting zonked with snow and power outages and I was snowed in for four days.  What else better to do than to play catch up on the anniversary celebrations going on over at PTI.  Hope you don't mind that I am posting all my cards in this one post. 
I didn't have any of the sets from 2009 so I chose to use the cherries from Still Life: Summer.
I did a bit of "kissing" by covering a polka dotted background stamp in Pure Poppy ink and then "kissing" or stamping the cherries onto the background stamp, picking up the ink and then stamping them onto the coordinating die cut.  I did the same kind of stamping for the leaves.
I didn't have any stamps from 2010 either so I used 
Fancy Folk Art to make this card.

I finally got to a year where I had a featured stamp set.  Garden Variety!

This has been a long time favorite of mine so I made not one, but two cards!

I had Embroidered Blooms from the 2012 selection and I pretty much CASEd Melissa's sweet card with just a few alterations to make it my own.

For 2013, I didn't have any of the featured sets so I went back to another favorite oldie, Out On A Limb.

Thanks so much for sticking with me while I got caught up. 

I'll be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Fantastic Florals
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Favorite Tool ~ Die Cuts
The Card Concept ~ Vintage
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

You can find all the details about PTI's 10th Anniversary over at Nichole's Blog.  
Blessings~ Birgit

Fresh Cupcakes For Sale!

Hello~  I've got a sweet card for you today using some fun products from Elizabeth Craft Designs

How about a plate of freshly baked cupcakes from your local bakery?
I used the cake plate from Joset's Christmas Pudding, adding some color using Tim Holtz Distress inks, a silver paint pen and some Ranger Liquid Pearls.  The three Small Cupcakes were cut out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and colored using distress inks.  

I added a heavy coat of clear embossing powder over the icing and some Clear Wink of Stella on the cherry.

To create the awning, I used the straight Sliders and Spinners Die and attached them to a scrap of card stock.  I then scored it to make it look like an awning.  

You can find all the products used to make this card by clicking on the affiliate links.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Favorite Tool ~ Die Cuts
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

I'm so glad you took the time to stop in for a cupcake!  
Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Die Cut Club

Good morning friends~  I've got some fun cards up for you today using die cuts from The Die Cut Club from Green Duck Sales

This is a monthly subscription  where you will receive a variety of top quality, fully colored and embellished die cuts a month. 

Now on to my cards:

You can find all the details about The Die Cut Club HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Paper Cake and A BIG SALE!

Happy Valentine's Day friends! It's my turn to post over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  I love giving treats to friends and family on special occasions such as this, so today I'll share a little Valentine's Treat Cake I made using the Triangle Treat Box.   This project can be changed up and used for any occasion, not just for Valentine's Day.

I started by cutting six Triangle Treat Boxes from a variety of coordinating papers.
Assemble each box using Clear Double Sided Adhesive, making sure to fill each box before sealing it shut. 

Cut a large Stitched Heart and two smaller Stitched Hearts.

Loosely create your "cake" by putting all of the boxes together; center it onto the largest heart.  Use a pencil to lightly trace the outline of the cake.  

This gives you guidelines on which to apply your Clear Double Sided Adhesive and adhere all six boxes to the heart base.

  Tie a piece of pretty ribbon around your "cake" and stack the two small hearts using foam dots to add dimension.

Cut four  flowers using Bunch of Flowers 4, shape them on a molding mat, and glue them together using a liquid glue.  I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to give them a little sparkle.


Cut 2 leaves using Pair of Leaves 1.  Adhere them to the top of your "cake" and embellish with flowers. 

  Add some Stickles to the centers of the flowers to finish your cake.

I hope you've been inspired to create a fun paper cake for someone special.

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other Supplies:
Designer paper of choice

Oh, and didn't I mention a BIG SALE?  
Elizabeth Craft Designs if offering up to 60% off all their Valentine's items!
Click HERE to find them all.  
No coupons required!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Happy Valentine's Day! BIG SALE!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!!  
I just thought I'd pop in this morning and share some things I made for Valentine's Day to share with friends and family.

I get together with a group of vintage loving, crafty friends every so often for a ladies craft day where we each bring supplies to make seasonal crafts.  This mini cloche was my offering last month.

I purchased the cloche's from Factory Direct.  The nice thing about this is that I can change it out for any season.  They're super cute and the ladies just loved making them!

This was one of my first projects I made for Elizabeth Craft Designs, to send to CHA.  I used the Lace Pocket, Lace Heart, Leafy Branch 2, Scalloped Hearts and Dogwood flowers.  The box fit these three battery operated candles just perfectly!

Have a small gift you want to share?  

These Star Pillow Boxes are just perfect for gifting candy or small gifts. It's adorned with the smallest heart from Stitched Hearts and an Arrow.
How about a paper cake?  Each little box contains sweet treats.  A tutorial of this project will be coming up on my blog today at noon.
This pillow is made using wool felt.  I used dies to cut out the heart and circles and stitched them on with a blanket stitch to create a sweet little pillow.

These were made last year but worth sharing again.  I was having some vintage fun using printed images, old children's blocks and dies. 

Oh, and didn't I mention a BIG SALE?  
Elizabeth Craft Designs if offering up to 60% off all their Valentine's items!
Click HERE to find them all.  
No coupons required!!

I hope your Valentine's Day is sweet!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, February 13, 2017

Catching Up with PTI: Celebrating their Past, Present & Future

Good morning friends~  I'm playing catch up with some of PTI's 10th Anniversary festivities.
On their first day, they asked us to choose a favorite card that we've made using their products.  
I chose this card because it sort of shows my love for vintage with the typewriter font on the leaves.  It's also layered and as most of you who know me, know that I am challenged when it comes to making one layer cards.  It was also a very early attempt at water coloring, which I still struggle with but I liked how the birds came out.

My favorite set released in 2007 was Green Thumb and I continue to have an admiration for the rubber boot in that set so I made a card yesterday using that image.
I stamped the boot in a rainbow of spring colors and added a sentiment from the set.


I don't have any of the sets they showcased for 2008 so I went with a stamp that looked similar to the flowers in Floral Frenzy.  I used All About You to make this next card:
I did a bit of a loose water color look on a piece of Strathmore water color paper and popped the center up using a piece of chip board.  

You can find all the details of PTI's 10th Anniversary at Nichole's Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Happy Birthday Dear Friend!

Hello~  Today's card is a pop up card that I made for a very dear friend who is celebrating her birthday today...  Can you guess who it is??  I used lots of amazing Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to create it.

I also used a beautiful line of papers from Basic Grey called True Love. I added two ECD Dotted Scallop Circles and stamped the sentiment on the smaller circle using MFT's Blissful Butterflies.  I cut two of the smaller Stitched Hearts out of patterned paper and layered them over Garden Notes Ivy Vine.
For this inside of this card I used Lots Of Pops to create this fun pop up scene.  I'm totally addicted to Lots Of Pops, as you'll see in future posts.  It is so easy to use and you can use it for everything!!
I started with the Barrel Basket and filled it using a Scalloped Heart layered with a Stitched HeartGarden Notes Ivy Vine and those sweet little Lovebirds which I snipped off and colored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The birthday sentiment is from General Sentiments.  I also added some grassy edges using Outdoor Edges.

 To another pop up layer I added these sweet Daisies that I colored to look like sunflowers.  shhh... no one will ever know it's supposed to be a daisy.  ;0)  I added a banner using the banner dies from Lots of Pops.

Just look at all this dimension.  The wonderful thing is that this card folds flat for easy mailing.  It would probably require extra postage.

Hopefully my very dear friend has already received her card in the mail.  If not she gets a sneak peek at it here today.
Happy Birthday dear friend!  I hope you have a wonderful day!!

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks

Thanks so much for visiting me. I do hope you'll take the time to leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by.  I try to visit everyone in return. Blessings~ Birgit