Monday, February 11, 2013

PTT Inspiration

It's Tuesday and I have a couple cards to share for the Party Time Tuesday's challenge for this week! We would like to see the number three used or three of something.  We are being sponsored by There She Goes Stamps and the Cutting Cafe, so there are awesome prizes to be won if you join in!

For my first card I have used a really sweet stamp from There She Goes! This sweet pea stamp set came with several different sentiments which were all so cute. I had a hard time choosing which sentiment to use and I actually changed my mind at the last minute and restamped my white cardstock! 

 I colored the flowers up with Copics. For a dimensional look I stamped the image twice, colored one, cut the petals out and popped them on foam tape and adhered them to the other image. For my three of something I used MS Doily punch to layer three papers. I added some seam binding dyed with Fired Brick DI and inked the paper edged lightly with Walnut Stain.

 For my second card I was lucky enough to use a cutting file from the Cutting Cafe. I also used their digital image called Valentine's Laundry on the front. It comes black and white or pre-colored like I have used it. I think it's called Heart Trifold card. My 'three of something' is the three large hearts I cut out and faux stitched and the three gems on the heart for my Happy 'heart' day sentiment.
 I wanted to try out a Valentine's card idea for my kids' class Valentines, so I used the cut file with the heart cut out in the center. I taped some cellophane over the heart and folded the last page behind the heart like a pocket, added some M&M's and glued it shut. I thought it was really cute, but I don't think I have the patience to make 75 of them! Maybe I'll make three more- one for each of my kids and figure out a simpler, quicker one for their classes.
I hope you all get some inspiration from my projects and can't wait to see your creations with '3'! And, if you have any ideas for a quick Valentine's to hold a handful of M&M's please chime in!


  1. Your first card is simply beautiful and beautifully simple! Love it! The colors are gorgeous, fab design, love the image & sentiment, and your punched edges are perfect! :^)
    Your second card is so cute--love the hearts on the line, your die-cut stitched hearts, and the sweet sentiment. Wish I could give you ideas, but I am at a loss. Good luck!
    For giggles, my older granddaughter asked me Sunday night if I could make Valentines for everyone in her class. I said, sorry, no. A bit late to ask, don't you think? LOL!
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Great cards! I love the coloring and on the first and that the second has M&M's. Someone will be very lucky to receive these!

  3. Love your cards. I love how you created the window to place the candies in. So yummy.