Friday, June 21, 2013

Hope Your Day Is Fabulous!

When I saw the reveal of  June's Simon Says Stamp card kit, I was drawn to all of the geometric patterned papers in Basic Grey's Hipster collection. I knew that they would be great for masculine cards. However, once I had the kit in hand, I was surprised at all of the feminine cards it inspired me to make. Maybe it's because the sweet flower prints reminded me of the Papertrey Ink Happiness in Bloom stamps. Or, maybe it's because the colors were a perfect match to PTI's Melon Berry and Berry Sorbet inks. In either case, I couldn't stop creating cards for the gals on my list with this so-called masculine kit. Here's a card I made for a friend:

To create the flower pot, I used Papertrey Ink's Mat Stack 3 die. I stamped the flower images on the top of the mat and then used the Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp on the bottom. I stamped the center flower again on PTI's coaster board which was cut with the matching die. The leaves were stamped on coasters and then fussy cut. I topped the flower pot with PTI's Boutique Borders: Birthday die and stamp.  Here's a closer look:

I always feel a little guilty about throwing away scraps so I usually save them ... and then forget about them. I am trying not to do that anymore. Lately, I find myself using scraps to decorate the inside of my cards and I like the finished look this extra detail gives.

So do you use your scraps right away? Save them for later? Or, throw them away?

Cardstock and Patterned Paper: Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit; Papertrey Ink (Soft Stone);
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Happiness in Bloom; Boutique Borders: Birthday; Stylish Sentiments:Birthday); Hero Arts (Envelope Pattern);
Inks: Papertrey Ink (Melon Berry; Berry Sorbet); Color Box (Chocolate); Stampin' Up! (Crumb Cake);
Tools: Papertrey Ink dies;
Misc.: Papertrey Ink coasters, embroidery floss


Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful card! Love those stamped flowers!

Cindy England said...

Very pretty. I like how you've used the rim of the pot for the sentiment. And I agree, it is funny how your approach to a collection can change once it's in your hands.

Kara said...

so pretty! love your mix of papers!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! I wouldn't think these came from a masculine kit, either, but I'm sure there are some masculine papers in there somewhere. The stamps you used are gorgeous. I do save all my scraps, which is why a paper pad lasts me forever. Sometimes I wish I could throw them away, but you never know when you're going to need that 1/4" strip...

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful. It's always such a nice surprise to be able to use paper for either the guys or the gals in your life.

P.S. Thanks for your post regarding my 2-month hiatus from blogging! That was so sweet of you. I just had so much going on that I had to take a break, but I'm back now. :-)

lil gik said...

absolutely gorgeous card!