Make It Monday

Hello. I have a card for this week’s Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge: Using vellum to soften or show off your background stamping.

Here is my card:


I took a panel and stamped the background with the Splat stamp set. I wanted one of the sentiments to stick out, so I stamped it in a different color and used a Limitless Layers Circles die cut to cut out the vellum just over that part. 🙂 I did a card similar to this a while ago…and I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. I have since lost that card on my MANY inspiration boards, LOL. But you can look me up on Pinterest, Lauren Anderson, and you should be able to see it on one of my many card boards. LOL!

As for adhering the vellum, I used the washi tape you see at the top and bottom to “secure” it. I say secure lightly because it’s pretty flappy, but that’s what I was going for, so if you like that look, there you go 🙂

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Tropical Teal, Stamper’s Select White

Stamps: Splat Stamps Set, Simple Stars Stamp Set

Inks: True Black Ink Pad, Tropical Teal Ink Pad, Harvest Gold Ink Pad

Dies: Limitless Layers: Circles Die, MFT Rectagle Stax 2 Die

Other: Recollections Vellum, Heidi Swapp White Color Shine Spray, Blue Swirl Washi Tape


Hi, there! I’m here today with a couple of cards for this weeks Papertrey Ink Make It Monday technique: White on white die cuts. 🙂

Here is my first card:


I was inspired by those hundreds of posters like this on Pinterest. LOL! It was fun to make, though that Q is going to give me nightmares because he just DID NOT want to be straight! LOL.

Here is another card, also using letters…


This one was really fun picking the colors and deciding on the placement of the white letters around the sentiment. I popped the word “Smile” up just a bit by putting one layer of white letters underneath the color ones. And then just to add a little bit more (bc obviously I don’t when to stop, LOL) I added some vellum butterflies with a pop of rhinestone in the middles. 🙂

Hope you like them!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Card one:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy

Dies: Headline Alphabet Dies

Card two:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Winter Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores

Dies: Headline Alphabet Dies, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Other: Recollections Vellum, Me and My Big Ideas Rhinestones

Well hello there. So I didn’t make it for any more of the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges, LOL. And last week I had food poisoning so zero crafting got done then as well. But, I’m here this week for Make It Monday! Woo hoo! This week the challenge/technique was to anchor your die focal point with border dies.

Here is my card:


So I went a little bonkers on the layers, LOL! I’m not usually a layer person, but I got carried away 😉 Melissa’s card was just so inspiring! The light here is terrible because its overcast today, so you can’t see that on the border dies I used a pearly white swirly textured paper that I found in my stash, but its there 🙂

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Rustic Cream

DP: Best of Crate Paper by American Crafts Stack, Summer Sunrise Pattern Pack, Lavender Moon Pattern Pack, Recollections Vellum, American Crafts Specialty Paper Foil Gold

Stamps: Swoosh Stamp Set

Inks: Lavender Moon Ink Pad

Dies: Scene It: Skyscapes Die, Life Is Beautiful Dies, Heart Border Die, XO Border Die, Martha Stewart Triple Butterfly Punch

Other: Studio 112 Pearls

So, I was supposed to get some new Papertrey Ink goodies yesterday, but the weather has thwarted everyone’s plans. 😦 They might come later today or next Tuesday, we shall see, ha ha!

Anyhoo, I decided to go ahead and join in with this week’s Make It Monday: Corner Stamping. 🙂 Here is my take,


I hope you like it! I had lots of fun stamping it. 😉

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Rustic Cream

Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #11 Stamp Set, Splat Stamp Set, Wet Paint Stamp Set

Inks: Sweet Blush Ink Pad, Autumn Rose Stamp Pad, Soft Stone Stamp Pad, MFT Steel Grey Dye Ink Pad

Dies: NONE
Other: Darice Iridescent Sequins

Two posts in one day?! What?! LOL!!

I’m here again with another Halloween card, this time for Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #179: Emboss Resist Using Diecuts.

I used the Center Stage Coverplate for my card:


Hope you like it! 🙂

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Classic Kraft, Harvest Gold

Stamps: NONE!

Inks: True Black Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink Mini Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink Mini Ink Pad

Dies: Center Stage Cover Plate Die, Tricky Trio Die, Circle Scribbles Die

Other: Darice Black Sequins

I know, I know, I said a card a day, lol. I really did make this card yesterday. I just didn’t have time to post it! 🙂 So here is my take on the Make It Monday Artsy Watercolor Background technique:

2I used the Square Prints stamp set and I think it worked out rather nicely 🙂

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Artist’s Loft Watercolor Paper

DP: American Crafts Best of Amy Tangerine Patterned Paper

Stamps: Square Prints Stamp Set, Wet Paint Stamp Set

Inks: Ocean Tides Ink Pad, Spring Rain Ink Pad, Classic Kraft Ink Pad, True Black Ink Pad

Dies: Simply Framed Die

Other: Paint Brush, Water, Foam Tape


PS: Here is a quick little card I made awhile back. CAS birthday card for my stash 🙂

3Pretty sure I was inspired by a Maile Belles card. 🙂

Have a great day!

I’m back!!! Lol! We went on a Cruise and then I went to Vegas with my brothers and things are just now starting to calm down, so i got some crafty time in 🙂

I joined in with Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday this week. The technique was to use emboss resist and stamping in a sort of explosion layout. Here is my take,

44This card was so much fun to make! I really like this technique. I may try it again with different colors instead of the same color family 🙂

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Rustic Cream

DP: Winter Wisteria Patterned Pack

Stamps: Wet Paint Stamp Set, Circle Scribbles Stamp Set, Bountiful Banners Stamp Set

Inks: Plum Pudding Ink Pad, Winter Wisteria Ink Pad, Lavender Moon Ink Pad, True Black Ink Pad, VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad

Dies: Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 Die, Bountiful Banners Die, Small Scalloped Border Die

Other: Foam Tape, Clear Embossing Powder, Heidi Swapp White Color Shine Spray