A productive afternoon

Wednesday, February 06, 2013


Well, I managed to get five cards made this afternoon and I thought I'd share them all in one post.

The first three I made were for today's anniversary challenge at PTI using their free printables. I really liked three of the printables (Dawn's, Maile's and Heather's)and decided that rather than trying to choose between the three of them, I'd just make three cards.

I started with Dawn's graphic to make a masculine birthday card. I used some Crate (green) and My Mind's Eye (off white) patterned paper, as well as some PTI stamper's select cardstock. The teal is SU! Island Indigo cardstock. I diecut my green patterned paper with my PTI tag sale #5 die and then diecut a second one so I could incorporate this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: the Diecut Double Up. I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to punch out the printable and to punch my hole in my patterned paper diecut. I adhered the tags together using SU! dimensional adhesive.



For Maile's graphic, I decided to pair it with some sweet blush and melon berry cardstock. I decided to use some Mama Elephant stamps-- they just suited the graphic so well! I used my PTI Notched Flower dies and  1 3/4" circle punch to again create a Diecut Double Up (I'm a little addicted to this technique this week, I think!)



And for Heather's graphic, I cut it out and rounded the corners. I added some twine and buttons and then adhered it to some aqua mist cardstock using dimensional adhesive. I finished it off by matting it on some fine linen cardstock and adding some stitching.


I also decided to create a couple more cards for yesterday's challenge at Papertrey Ink. This time, I was inspired by Melissa's first card.


I decided to use my Funky Florals stamp set with my Notched Flower dies. I also used some MME patterned paper and button accents. The cardstock is PTI (rustic white, terracotta tile) and the sentiment is from PTI's Pretty Peonies. The leaf is Echo Park patterned paper diecut with a Turning A New Leaf die.



And lastly, I was inspired by Jessica's second card in the first column:

And here's my version:


I used Finen Linen and Stamper's Select White cardstock, BB:Herringbone and Tremendous Treats: birthday stamps, a PTI double-ended banner die, buttons and a MME wooden accent.

Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

craftmates said...

Wow, you 've really been very productive, Leigh! I love all your cards. But I think my favourite is the one from Maile's. What a genius to use the notched flower to do the die cut double up technique. I should remember to try that sometime. - Irma

Leah said...

These are all fabulous Leigh! I love the take on Melissa's card, I wanted to do a take on that same one too:) Love the very last card you posted too!

Barbara said...

These are great! It amazing how much you do given that you are a mom ! You obviously have the "creative " gift in papercrafting.

Kara said...

beautful cards!! the love card is my favorite!

Jacquie Southas said...

Nice set of cards Leigh - I think my fav is the one using Heather's printable - love it on the aqua panel!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Your cards are just exquisite!!! I can't believe you got so many done, and they are all just perfect!

Joyce said...

Wow--you've been busy and productive. I love them all. Isn't it fun casing the pros?

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Cool cards Leigh - you have been busy indeed!!

Susan (rainy) said...

WOW! They are all beautiful. Love all the stitching!!

Elena said...

Oh my goodness, you've been busy! Love them all, but my fave is the one you made using Maile's graphic - beautiful!

Michelle said...

Leigh, you sure did have a productive afternoon! Wow! These are all fabulous! My favourite would be the love card, so soft and pretty!

Marlena M. said...

Oh WHERE to begin??? These are all perfecto Leigh...I love how you made those designs your own!

Jessica said...

Girl, you really went after it! The navy/green color combo makes me very happy :)

merryf said...

They're all beautiful! I'm loving your first one, and your take on Melissa's card. As always, you inspire me!

Rose A said...

Beautiful Leigh!! All of them but the notched flower love card...so soft and pretty and classic! A real stunner!

Shay said...

A productive afternoon indeed! I love each and every card. I will need to start following your blog to keep myself in the loop with your creations.

Karen C. said...

What a great group of cards, Leigh. I love what you did with Maile's printable and the notched flower card is a such a unique card with the combination of patterned papers and matching 'button' centers. Love it!!

Suzie said...

As always, you have made some amazing cards! I especially love your added stitching details. Always so inspiring! TFS!

 
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