11.04.2008

Playing with some Papertrey

So for the past year I have been looking at the Papertrey Ink stamps but haven't gotten any before. They seem like such classic stamp sets to me in the way that I think most of them would never go out of style. Well, I happen to be such a window shopper, lol. Even with crafty stuff. I look and look and plan to buy but many times never get around to it. This holiday season they came out with some of the best holiday stamp sets I had seen though, so I finally dove in and ordered some.


These first two are my favorite and use the SCS sketch 199. They had 2 sketches that week, one horizontal version and one vertical version so I tried out both of them. The horizontal card I made first and the vertical card I made last out of this batch of cards. I used the Snowfall and Snowfall additions stamp sets for these two cards. And look! I actually random stamped, lol. I had also been slowing picking up the few snowflake punches that Robert's had using my 40% coupons since the stamps are made to coordinate with the Marvy punches (yay!). I'm a little sad they don't carry all 5 sizes but I think the three I've gotten will be the most used anyway.

This was the second card I made. I used another SCS sketch, SC195. The circle element was optional but I thought it would work perfect with the Holiday tags. I've also been wanting to use up this paper so I kept with the pinkish theme. It's going to be a long time before I am willing to splurge and get some nestabilities so I'm thinking about using a coupon to get the marvy circle scallop punch that fits these to make some easy holiday cards. I just kept thinking, wouldn't this card have looked so much cuter with the scallop circle, lol! I used the snowfall stamp set for the snowflakes but wanted them to pop out a little more so I tried using my white gel pen to outline them. I think the look turned out pretty neat!


And here was the third card I made, using up the rest of these two design papers. I was trying to go for a simpler card and kept thinking I didn't like it much, but that was probably because I was a bit burnt out on using up this paper, lol. Now I think it's pretty cute, but before I was so 'blah!' about it. I've got quite a few Christmas cards to make still so you're all going to be seeing a lot of that in the coming month.
And for some really good news :D Paul had one root canal, the other tooth didn't have much wrong with it so he didn't need an extraction and he was able to eat dinner last night without any pain (this was after the numbing wore off)!! Yay! The dentist has to wait a couple weeks before putting the permanent crown on both teeth to make sure all went well with yesterdays root canal but it is looking good! Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday! Thanks for visiting me :D

11 comments:

Giffysk8s said...

Such beautiful cards and great news!

We are the Moses tribe. said...

What a treat to come to your blog and see not one but four absolutely wonderful cards. I love the look of each one but I think the second one is my favorite. I just love those mittens.

And what wonderful news on your hubby.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous cards!

Tiff said...

I love the colors and layouts you've chosen to use! Between you and Laurel I'm sure you two can handle making my family's cards, right? ROFL!!!!

Lori said...

So happy for Paul.
Hugs,
Lori

Jenn said...

Super cute cards!!! I love the colors!!! :D Glad to hear Paul is feeling better! :D

Stacy said...

Beautiful cards, and so glad to hear that Paul is doing better!

Sparkle said...

I'm happy for Paul! Your cards are so pretty...I love non traditional cards! And I'm jealous...I haven't gotten those yet, but eventually will since it has a "sparkle" stamp in it. :)

Littlekel90 said...

So happy for Paul hope everything continues to go well. These cards are beautiful! I love your color choices, so soft and pretty for winter cards, Keep 'me comin' :) Kel

Alyssa Walters said...

I LOVE PTI! And your cards are gorgeous -- as always! ;) Glad to hear Paul's dental work was better than expected! (Root canals and crowns sound so scary, but thankfully, I still think the hype is so much worse!!!) Cute cute cute! (We're supposed to get snow tomorrow!! It's 72 today, so I'll believe it when I see it, but it's Nebraska, so you never know!!!) Happy Wednesday, Marjorie!

Deb said...

They are all fantastic cards, just love them, such gorgeous stamps! You must be well on your way to finishing your christmas cards, I still need lots!
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