PTI 5th Anniversary: Day 2

February 6, 2012

Hey there, everyone!!  Did you have a fun Superbowl Sunday?  We had our small group from church over for the game, and ate lots of yummy football food!  {Which basically means lots of chips & dip and appetizers.  It was fabulous!}  I didn't care at all about the teams playing in the game, but it was definitely at least a good one!  And of course, I enjoyed watching the commercials.  My favorite is a tie between the first Budweiser commercial about prohibition ending, and the slingshot baby Doritos commercial.  What about you?

This week Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 5th anniversary, which is such a great milestone!  I didn't get a chance to take part in the day 1 activities, but on today's 5th Anniversary Post there were some digital freebies offered up, and I created two cards with them!  Here is my first card:
"Happiest of Birthdays" supplies:
Cardstock/Digital Stamp/Stamp/Felt: Papertrey Ink
Paper/Brad/Tag: My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found 2 "Blush" 6x6 pad)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) 
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz
Buttons: My Mind's Eye (black) & Papertrey Ink (pink) 
Seam Binding: The Cat's Pajamas
Twine: May Arts
Dies: Papertrey Ink (ric-rac border), Spellbinders (circle) & WPlus9 (circle stacker)
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Sewing Machine: Brother

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut black dotted paper slightly smaller.  Cut three tags from patterned paper, distress the edges and adhere to the black dotted paper.  Zigzag stitch along the edges, and in-between the tags, then adhere the entire paper block to the card front.  Tie a bow from seam binding, and adhere it to the top of the middle tag.  Thread three buttons with twine, and adhere them to the top of each tag.  Diecut the doily and digital circle sentiment, distress the edges, and layer together.  Stamp the sentiment to a banner diecut, adhere to the sentiment circle with a brad, then adhere the entire sentiment to the card front using foam adhesive.  Cut two pieces of felt using a ric-rac die, then twist together to make two felt roses.  Adhere them to the side of the sentiment circle to finish. 

Card Challenges Used: 
-Color Throwdown #177- black, melon, white
-Fab N Funky #106- use a digi image

Since my first card was pretty detailed, and full of layers....I decided to go clean and simple with my second card.  I think it turned out so cute!! 
"Bee Mine! Sweetie" supplies: 
Cardstock/Digital Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Paper/Diecuts/Button: My Mind's Eye (Love Me 6x6 pad)
Twine: May Arts
Punch: Fiskars (scalloped heart)
Die: Spellbinders (circle)
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

Instructions:  Make card from kraft cardstock.  Diecut a circle from the upper left corner, then adhere the digitally printed sentiment underneath it.  Punch a scalloped circle from striped paper, and adhere to the side of the circle.  Add the diecut sentiment banner, then adhere a twine threaded button to the top of it.  Adhere a diecut number border to the bottom of the card, and tie twine across the top of it.  Fussy cut a banner, then zigzag stitch below the red numbers.  Adhere a circle diecut to the middle of the red numbers using foam adhesive to finish.

Card Challenges Used:
-One Stop Craft Challenge #168- for the one I love
-Truly Scrumptious #73- love & hearts
-The Pixie Cottage #106- clean & simple
-Little Red Wagon #118- valentine's day
-Creative Belli #136- hearts/valentine's
-Top Tip Tuesday #69- valentine's

Well, that is everything that I have to share with you for now!  I hope that you've enjoyed my cards, and that you enjoy your evening! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. eeeeeeek!
    love the sparkles and the rosettes!!

  2. Both of these are amazing, but that first one really has my heart!!! LOVE all the digital details--the felt roses are simply fabulous! :)

  3. WOWZERS Lea! Both cards are gorgeous but the first one has to be a huge fave!!!!

  4. Beautiful creations. I love the the tags and all the detail on the first and the second is very elegant.

  5. Both your cards are totally gorgeous! I adore all your layers in your first card.. I would just love to be able to create something this pretty! And your CAS card is totally fab too.... Love the stitching and your heart banner is perfect!
    Thanks for sharing with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  6. Totally stunning work thanks for sharing at CI hugs Rebekah xx

  7. Great cards, Lea, the second one is my favorite.

  8. Cute calendar idea! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli challenge.

  9. These are both so lovely I can't decide which one I like better! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  10. Two amazing cards Lea!!
    TFS with us this week :)

  11. LOVE love LOOOOVE this Lea!! I'm a sucker for dress forms & frilly girly stuff.

  12. These are both amazing. I really love the work you did. Hope you can play Pixie Cottages new challenge and thanks for playing the last challenge.

  13. BOth of these cards are fantastic!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

    Remember, you can enter 3 creations and 3 tips - 6 chances for prizes!!


  14. Both of your cards are awesome. Thanks for playing with us at AnnaBelle's this week.

  15. Absolutely beautiful

    Thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge this week and good luck!


  16. Both of these are simply amazing! Love the stitching, it really brings everything together beautifully. So well done! :)

    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  17. Fabulous cards! I am a new follower as I am loving what I see :0)

  18. Both cards look fantastic, Lea!
    Hugs and smiles

  19. both cards are gorgeous Lea, so much to feast the eyes upon on both creations! thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's! :)

  20. love both your cards but I am a CAS stamper so it's my fav!
    thanks for playing with us at Creative Belli. Hope to see you again soon!

  21. Both cards a wonderful - but I really love the design and detail of the first!! Thanks for playing the BBB Challenge!!!


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