Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Got Papertrey?




My new set from Papertrey arrived today!! I'm totally addicted to their monthly sets - stalking the website until the new ones are posted. This one is great for Spring... lots of cute and floral images and wonderful verses too.
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CARD #1 - SO SIMPLE - This one was the quickest card to make! I stamped the flowers with so saffron ink - then used the long stem and bent in different shapes to stamp the stems, then added the leaves. The flowers are dotted with stickles, and the centers are mini screw brads from Karen Foster. I sewed the white layer to a layer of so saffron (check out Julia's Stainton's great sewing tutorial on her BLOG), then trimmed the saffron layer with the deckle edged scissors - I almost forgot about these! I punched 2 holes near the flower stems to tie the 2 sided ribbon through so it looks like it goes around the stems.
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CARD #2 - TIE DYE 2
I did another card using the tie dye technique - I also took pictures when I made this card so I will have a visual tutorial coming soon. I stamped all the flowers with brown stazon ink, then added stickles to the flower centers. This is a one layer card.... yes hard to believe that I could actually pull that off!! I did end up trimming the single layer a little because it wasn't sitting on the card base straight. One layer is really hard for me to do!!
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CARD #3 - SEW BASIC GREY - I used my sewing machine on this background too.... I cut strips of Scarlett's Letter pack, adhered them to a cardstock base, then sewed them together with various stitches on my machine. I added another oval punch with the holes punched in the scallops. The flowers are stamped in ruby red and old olive with mini screw brads in the centers. The flower pot was made by outlining the solid stamp with marker, then stamping on some Basic Grey scrap. I colored the chipboard with olive liquid chalk, then stamped the sentiment.
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Since today is WEDNESDAY that means it's BLOG CANDY DAY!! I have a bottle of MONO Multi and a baggie full of Prima's to give away - simply leave a comment on today's card and you'll be entered to win.
Thursday 6:00 update: Holy Cow!!! This is the closest vote yet on my card trios! ONE card is ahead of the other 2 by ONE vote - the other 2 are tied..... that is with 88 comments posted! Make sure you leave a comment on which one you like the best!

120 comments:

Alicia said...

I just got this Papertrey set today!! I love the 1st one. It's fresh looking to me.

Melissa said...

I also got my papertrey set today. I guess we are all SOLD! Your work is so amazing and artistic. I just made the connection today between your blog and your scs gallery. You are flaxychic!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

I think the first one gets my vote!! It's just simple and sweet but at the same time it has depth and texture, what with the stickles and brads and ribbon!! Well, your creative block is certainly over!!!

Stacy said...

I love #3. Red is one of my favorite colors. I love the stitching and the layout. Again, you inspire me daily! Where does this inspiration come from?

Amy said...

Thud!!!!! That's my jaw hitting the floor! These cards are spectacular Michelle! I wanna be YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing job. You blow me away. My favorite is #2, although they are all gorgeous!

Amy

Chris Hauck said...

This time I think I like #3 the very best! Though they are all awesome. I'm looking forward to ordering the Green Thumb set, though I've been a very bad girl lately, spending too much money. Hee Hee. I have to be careful or my DH will find out.
Chris

Allison said...

Oh gosh...it's hard to choose! I am waiting for my sets in Canada so I hope Canada Post hurries up! I guess my mood today is #1 but it could go anyway!

ikkinlala said...

I love the second one. I'm looking forward to the tutorial.

StampOwl said...

All beautiful cards Michelle! My favorite would be #2, those Papertrey stamps are a winner.

Anonymous said...

#3 is my favorite....the paper is great with those new stamps!
Karen

marlo said...

Omg! I love your beautiful cards. I think all three are my favorites. But if I had to choose it would be #1.

Leah said...

GORGEOUS cards as always! TFS! I love all three of these.. but #3 is my fav today :)

Amanda said...

I love the tie-died card! I can't wait to see your tutorial!! The colors are magnificent. Thanks!
Amanda

Carole M said...

Michelle each of your cards are stunning in their own right. Fabulous colours and creativity at work

doverdi said...

This is another tough one to chose. For me it's a toss up between #1 & #3. lol I guess my vote goes for #3. I love all the extra details that went into making this card.

L8ybug2 said...

Great cards! I've got to get some of those Papertrey stamps.....

Annie said...

My vote goes to #3! I love the colors and the stitches is awesome! I haven't tried that yet, but I'm thinking of getting my sewing-machine out of the closet today...

sharon said...

I really like the tie dye/batik. So I like number 2

Kristine said...

I like card 2. I'm off to check out those stamp sets, they look so neat!

Alex said...

Oh My Goodness, wow wow and more wow, I have to say that all three are totally gorgeous, but I think visually 2 and 3 are my favs so sorry cannot just pick the one!!!

Jackie said...

Those are all great but my favorite is #2 - I love the tie dye effect and the fact that it is only one layer!

Anonymous said...

OMG I love them all. Can't wait for your tutorial. My favorite is #2. Just love the colors. Your an inspiration!

Pauline

Anonymous said...

Wow....those cards are absolutely beautiful. I really love card #3...simple but gorgeous. Wish I was as talented as you! TFS :o)

Cindy Coffman

Jackie said...

I love the second card, the colors, the blod images of flower. That one would definatly be my favorite card, all though all three are wonderful...I need to get that aset!

Kim said...

These are exquisite! I think #3 is my fave, but really, who could pick?

Stacy said...

Love all 3 cards for different reasons but would say #3 is most favorite. Love all the details, colors and especially the stitching.

Kenna said...

I love how you bent the stems in the first card. I was not liking this set too much, but am slowly changing my mind with your samples. TFS

Dana said...

Speechless. In awe.

#2 rocks my world the most. I can't believe it's only ONE layer!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

All of these cards are great, but since I have to pick, the 3rd one gets my vote! I got my papertrey set yesterday, and I LOVE it! I stalk their site, too, anticipating the next set.

DeniseLynn said...

Every day I say WOW with my eyes popping out - today is the same thing - WOW!!! All 3 cards are fabulous, I would say #3 is my personal favorite. As always thank you for the ever inspiring posts you do.

tyrymom29 said...

I love your cards ...Number 1 is my favorite .All of them are AWSOME !!! Id love to see more !!

tina werner said...
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tina werner said...

#2!!! #2!!! that background is killer!!! you rawk sista!!!

CAKVD said...

I like #2. It is very unique and looks like you spent all day on it! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

LSN2 said...

The third card is my hands down favorite this time. I just love the way you used the patterned paper and all the stiching. I also love the tye-dye on #2 and and #1's beautiful simplicity.

I'm waiting to order my papertrey set until the 15th (when the other set gets released). I have a feeling that I'll be purchasing both. :-)

Thanks for sharing your amazing talent as always!

Linda (LSN on SCS)

Sue Symens said...

Love #3. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Sue

Patty said...

I like 2nd & 3rd card best. Just so eye pleasing. :)

Jen del Muro (scs: genie1314) said...

pick me pick me....lol!!! i was going to comment anyway-i LOVE your cards. i just posted about PTI, as well. i just love what nichole is coming up with!!!

maxadoodle01 said...

#2,#2. #2. definitley, #2...can't wait to see the tutorial on this one, is it easy?????, prob not , but you make EVERYTHING look easy, great job on all of them.....

snowmom13 said...

Oh my GOSH- all three cards are just stunning!!!!!!!! No way I would be able to pick a favorite out of these 3. They are all favorites!!! :0)
Looking forward to that tie dye tutorial- I tried again last night and still didn't work right for me.
Anette (snowmom13)

jademingmeidesigns said...

Yeah!! SO pretty! I love that your not afraid to use BOLD colors often. I have a hard time trying to play with them:( Definately an inspiration not to give up on them yet...lol
Dawn C.

Julie said...

Beautiful cards Michelle! I like the first one - so pretty with the Saffron!

Julie L said...

Oh my goodness...these cards are gorgeous! I especially love second one. Your work is just beautiful...

~Lana B.~ said...

I just love how you add the DP to your cards!! My Basic Gray papers are in the mail on their way to me. This is WAY out of the box for me...thank you for inspiration to give it a try!
All of your cards are beautiful!
~Lana B.~
lanastamps on scs

Angel W said...

Just found your blog. These cards are gorgeous. I'll be checking in on you often!

Peggy said...

I'm looking forward to that tutorial! All your cards with this set are amazing- so unique and using such varied techniques! You make me want every stamp set you use!

Lisa said...

That's it.. Between you and Lisa Johnson I surrender.. I can't take it any more.. I MUST HAVE THIS SET... Next stop.. papertrey

Heather said...

I love that set from Papertrey. The 2nd card is magical- I love it!

Julie K said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!

Anonymous said...

The cards are all awesome...I especially love the 1st one! Great great job! Lisa K

Heather Leech said...

They are all beautiful, but I especially like the first one. Last night I ordered the first 2 Papertrey sets, but not this one. Now I wish I had!!!
Thanks!!
Heather L.

jodene said...

I like them all.You relly do wonderful work.My favorite is the first one.I think it is simple yet wonderful.

Kheila said...

That first one makes me totally think Spring is here. Love the stickles added as well. I don't have any of this paper, but I guess I'd better check it out...All your cards are just gorgeous!!

Melissa (SCS: kulissa) said...

Oh! Love that first card, although they're all so different and pretty.

Cathy W. said...

all three cards are beautiful. I think the third would be my fav but I'm lovin' that tie-dye technique. I've go to try it.

loislane said...

Great cards. I really like the first one. Very simple but it really makes a statement. You are so talented.

April Hall said...

Loving the cards! I can't wait to get my hands on the Papertrey stamps, they are so wonderful! You always do such an awesome job! #3 is just sooo pretty, it has to be my fav!

erika said...

i got my order from papertrey just yesterday.... but i've done nothing more than fondle the lovelies!!! i told myself i must sew my new easter dress before i do any stamping.... i think this will be the fastest dress i've ever made!!!

erika

p.s. i LOVE your blog!

Nancy said...

What stunning cards!!! WOW

Melissa said...

I just keep seeing more and more great cards with the latest Papertrey set I think I'm going to go order it now! I can't be without it much longer!
Love the cards today!! Can't wait to see the tutorial! I think I'm going to try that once I see exactly how it's done! Thank you for all your beautiful creations and for sharing them with us!!

Nancy said...

Wow, look at those cards! Out of all of them the third is more style.
Nancy Grant

Toni said...

Love your cards again today! The third is my favorite.

Kevin & Amy said...

Great cards! I love #1 - even though it is simple it still has sparkley bling which makes it look like you put a lot more work into it!

~Amy H.

Melissa said...

I love love love the yellow one!

Amy said...

This is the most difficult choice yet...I think I like the first one the best, though, just for the simplicity of it.

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

Beautiful cards! The first one is my favorite with the clean lines and soft colors. I like your stitching, too.

mnhyrkas said...

Ok. I am not picking a card favorite today. I'd be like having to choose b etween one of my children- I love them all! Looks like your creative muse is back in residence.

Ida said...

I'm still waiting for my set to arrive. Great cards, I'm loving #3 the best for some reason. I love the colors and layout a lot. Ida

Lilian said...

ohhhhhh i love ALL of them!! after seeing ur cards, i think i really need to get my own set! but if i had to choose one of them, it would be #3.

Regina said...

Those cards are amazing! I had to wipe the drool off my keyboard before I could type my comment. Thanks for sharing. I so look forward to reading your blog every day.

Heather said...

I love your cards. The first is my favorite with the second coming in very close behind. Beautiful! I'm so glad I have papertrey stamps.

Heather

Soozie4Him said...

I love today's cards! I love them all - maybe the first one the best, though?! My Papertrey set will be here any day now!

Susan/Soozie4Him
moot96@aol.com

Kathy said...

Michelle,
I love these!!! Gorgeous!!!!! The tie dye one is definitely my favorite though. You are amazing!!!!!

Mara said...

I really love all 3 of the cards that you just posted. They are so beautiful!

sentimentsbydenise said...

WOW! It's amazing to see all the different cards everyone is making with this fabulous new set! I love your designs - so colorful and eye-catching! Thanks for continuing to share your talent with us.

Susan H said...

OK, up until now I wanted this set but now I gotta have it! These are gorgeous!

Kathy C said...

I love that stamp set and just ordered it a couple of days ago. Thanks for the gorgeous cards you posted and if I had to pick I guess #1 is my favorite!! They are all beautiful though :)
Kathy aka stampkat

Jan Scholl said...

I love the tie dye one. Reminds me of a blouse I had back in the mid 60's. apparently thoat syle is the style for young girls based on the displays in Target this month.

kathy said...

I absolutle love #2. I just got butterfly kisses and can't wait to get this set.

KIMBERLY said...

I LOVE THE FIRST CARD. I LIKE THOSE COLORS ALOT.

Judy said...

All three of your cards are gorgeous!! I especially like #1 as green is my favorite color! I'm definitely going to get this Papertrey set!

Amie said...

ohmygosh, gorgeous! The third one is so stylish, I love it! However, I was very much drawn to the second because of the vivid colors, so it gets my vote! #2!

Bethany Paull said...

Today, I think I like #2 the best. That is so FUN! So, do you actually tally up your votes every day and see which card was the favorite among your visitors? I would love to know what other people thought. What if you included in your post the previous day's "winner", just for fun? Oh well, just a thought. Thanks for sharing all of the gorgeous cards.

jay said...

Yup, love papertrey! Go Papertrey!! I like the first card best.

Deb said...

Gosh, I love all those cards... you are so talented. I'm going to go with #1 as my favorite... just because I'm feeling simple and springy today.

Leslie Springer said...

It has to be #2! That dye dye technique is to DIE for! Love LOVE it!!

InspiredByInk said...

LOVE the cards. Thanksfor sharing...can't wait to get my papertrey... after I order them!hehehe

bobbie

dd2njoy said...

I love #3,the colours are awesome!!
All of them are so lovely!!!
Great talent you have.

Lisa C. said...

3 is my favorite

Terri E. said...

I like the first card. Simple and refreshing. Loving the papertrey sets. Thanks for all of the good ideas!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sandie c said...

These cards are oh sooooooooo lovley. TFS

Sandie C said...

These cards are oh sooooo lovely. TFS

Melanie Kuzik said...

This is a hard choice as love them all but today #3 strikes my fancy. Got to get some of this papertrey. Thanks for inspiring

Anonymous said...

ai vote for the third card! I love the energy and color in your cards.

Lynda said...

WOW! They are all gorgeous! If I MUST pick one I have to go with #2.
Love the black contrasted against the tie dye background. I will look forward to the tutorial!
Lynda

Ally Stamps said...

I like card #3!! I love the reds...all of them are great tho!! Primas yeah!! I have never tried them!!

monika/buzsy said...

I like all 3 of them, but #2 is a beauty. The black looks wonderful on the red/yellow background. TFS!

Wife2TJ said...

What a hard deciscion. They are all beautiful. I LOVE card three. Its amazing. Love the beautiful colors you used. Amazing job!

The Closet Fashionista said...

Received my Papertrey set on Wednesday, too! LOVE what you've done with it!!!

Steph said...

All of these cards are gorgeous but I really like the way the colors make the flowers pop on number 2.

scfranson said...

Gosh I love the first card, the flowers are so spring like.
Claudia F.

Beate said...

Michelle,
All three cards look amazing!

stampngokaren said...

I like them all!! My favorite is number one.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog - so creative and unique!
I like #3 best - the colors are vibrant and plus, I HEART basic grey! So add Papertrey and it's a winner!
Karen S

Diane said...

I am going to have to buy a papertrey set. Your cards are beautiful. The 1st is my favorite.

Diane

Carolyn S. said...

Michelle, these cards are awesome! The colors are vibrant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Billie said...

I vot #2, it was really hard. I also ordered these sets and awaiting there arrival. Great job and all of them really are beautiful

apigonfire said...

I like number 2. It's totally funky for this set! Bring some more cards using this set - lots of inspiration! :)
~Kendra

KellyS said...

I just bought the butterfly set. I can't afford another set until next month, and by then the April set will be out and I will be lusting after that one too. I like #3 the best. Love the color!

Natasha said...

Wow! These are all so amazing! I am in love with the tie-dye one though. It's unlike anything I've ever seen. Just spectacular!

Anonymous said...

I love the SEW BASIC GRAY - so it gets my vote. You haVe made me addicted to BG paper!! :-)

wiggydl

Selina said...

Card 1 is my favorite!

grsenn said...

Everything you do is beautiful.. If I was to pick one I'd choose #1, its simple but elegant. I just bought this set too but haven't had time to play yet.. Too cute!
-Ginna

slonar@ns.sympatico.ca said...

I like the first card the best...simple and fresh!

Michelle said...

Again...stunning cards. I love #2

broni said...

These cards are great!!! I love how you got 3 such different looks! I can't wait to receive my set. It should be there when I get home from work. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicky Gould said...

Michelle: I love your tye dyed card - I chicked out and did not do it during VSN. You have inspired me to try it - as soon as I order that wonderful papertrey set - you enabler you!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

ok I'm subscribing to your Blog! you do amazing work :)

Cheryl said...

I love card #2. I tried the tie dyeing and it just didn't work for me. You do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Cheryl

Cheryl said...

I love card #2. I tried the tie dyeing and it just didn't work for me. You do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Cheryl

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