February 15, 2015

pti anniversary days 3, 5 and 7 – my simple projects

It’s rare that I make anything clean and simple. It always feels as if there is something missing on my attempts. Today, though, I have three simple projects to share, all for the Papertrey anniversary challenges.

I had put together Valentine goodie bags for my religious education class and added a very simple tag using Tremendous Tags and Tag-Its #11. Being honest here, I hadn’t planned on having a tag, but decided day 3 was a timely challenge and I should take advantage.

Besides seeing the colorful bags all gathered together, my favorite part of the goodies is the Bible verse included. One of four different verses all about God’s love was slipped into each bag to remind the girls where love originates.

The challenge for day 5 was to use a stamp set that has yet to see ink. Let’s just say there were a lot of options. I chose to work with Framed Out #1 and CASE a card by Lisa Johnson from the stamp’s release in 2012.

Each time I scrolled past Lisa’s card on my Pinterest board, I was reminded that I wanted to make that card for a niece’s or nephew’s birthday. This seemed to be the perfect time.

The last challenge I was able to finish was for day 7, to use only metallics and neutrals. Using a journal card from the Heidi Swapp PL foil kit helped this card come together fairly fast – for me anyway. If we had the option to use color, I would have used a mint and gold heart rather than the black. I like at least a touch of color.

To make the heart, I used the small notebook page from School Time for the stripes, stamping it twice for narrower spacing. The heart die is Framed Out #11.

Happy 8th anniversary, Papertrey Ink.


1 comment:

StephH said...

I very much enjoyed your cards Nancy. From your goodie bags and the Lisa Johnson card you cased...(she has always been one of my faves). I *love* the card you did in gold and black! It just shouts elegance and sophistication! That gold heart is so creative! Nice work!