Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Communique Curves (4)

It's another FUN Papertrey Ink day and I am very excited to share a few more projects with you too.  Don't you just love this time of month?  Every month I wait with baited breath to see more PTI designs-- they only get better and better.

Whenever I create cards I consider a few key things 1) who is the card for 2) what occasion am I creating for.  Don't get me wrong I do create cards on a whim but I find if I have a purpose I can be more productive.  With that in mind I created the following cards...

First up is this super fun holiday card.  My absolute FAV combo of items: buttons and patterned paper.  I decided to use Heather Nichols delicious Rustic Snowflakes. I absolutely love the old world feel to this paper and the fact that I could use my square punch to get a square of different paper. I paired up matching coloured buttons too.  You'll note that I stamped "Season's" in Ripe Avocado and "Greetings" in Pure Poppy.  Yes that is right they are independent stamps which means you can mix and match your favourite holiday colour combos!  As a final touch I decided to create a soft base and stamped the Kraft paper with Polka Dot basics II and rubbed the edges with white pigment ink.

This is definitely a mass produce-able card and I would vary it slightly (pieces of paper, colours etc) depending on who I was giving it to.

Keep in mind, if you are sending all your cards out this year you may want to omit the buttons and just keep the paper squares.  With or without buttons, the card looks amazing!

Stamp Set(s): Communique Curves (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Kraft by PTI

Patterned Paper:Rustic Snowflakes by PTI
Ink: Pure Poppy by PTI , Ripe Avocado by PTI, SnowCap pigment ink by Ranger
Accents:Buttons by PTI

  I created the second card with I "girl's night out" or "event" in mind.  I find that December is a busy month from staff parties, family gatherings, meetings with friends, wrapping up a club (stamp club, book club) etc and as such a cheery holiday invite might be the perfect match!

I began this card by stamping the base with Plum Pudding and Polka Dot Basics II.  Then I stamped my sentiment "Jingle All the Way" using Hibiscus Burst,  the bell using Plum Pudding and the dots in True Black.  The dots are spaced perfectly to make a chain.  Using a post it note you can alter the size of your chain.  As you can see I only used 4 dots for today's card while the preview the other day showed 5! Once I finished my stamping I cut the circle using Spellbinders Standard Circle Nestabilities.  I also cut a strip of Bitty Dot Basics and a strip of Hibiscus Burst cardstock.  I decided to add texture to the strip and used my Scor-Pal to give it appeal. As a final touch I added some swiss dot ribbon and punched the lower right hand corner with a rounded corner punch by EK Success.

Whatever your holiday goals are this season I hope I have provided you with some inspiration!

Stamp Set(s): Communique Curves (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Perfect Plum by PTI, Hibiscus Burst by PTI
Patterned Paper:
Bitty Dot Basics by PTI,
Ink: True Black by PTI, Perfect Plum by PTI, Hibiscus Burst by PTI
Accents:Swiss Dot Ribbon by PTI
Spellbinders Standard Circles, corner rounder by EK Success

Don't forget to check back again tomorrow for day 3 of the countdown.  I have been crafting up some special projects to share with you.

And last but not least..thank you SO much for stopping by and leaving me comments.  It is so nice to hear from you.



acons said...

I'm excited to see your new set - I LOVE the fonts you've used and the fab look of the cursive font together with the sans serif font - clean, modern and elegant! I also like the size of the sentiments. I'm impressed that each stamp is independent and can be mixed and am excited to see the year round possibilities of this very cool set! Well done!

Diane said...

These are so pretty...I might have to do these myself...I love your new set...so glad you are settled in your new home!

Karen said...

WOW! I LOVE how you have put these fonts together! SO AMAZING! and the circle you showed yesterday! So glad you have settled in (though I must say I am waiting for pics of the backyard now that the backhoe is done!) and are able to come up with wonderful designs for us! Create away! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Bethany Paull said...

Hi Alli! It's great to see you designing stamps again. I just love the mix of fonts on these sentiments. Very current, very "now".

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

fun and cheerful cards!

Susan said...

I love these "dotty" cards - I like both colour ways, they both work well.
The sentiments are lovely.

Sally said...

Season's Greetings is fantastic. Love that the words are separate so you can use different inks. Excited to see what you post next.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

The sentiments look GREAT! Love the typefont!

Marge said...

I too LOVE these fonts; so new & refreshing. The fact that they are separate stamps to ensure perfect inking in whatever color we desire, as well as mixing/matching is a big bonus!!!

Mary A said...

Glad to see you back in action! I know how busy life can be sometimes... LOVE the font choices we've seen so far!

Crestajune said...

Delicious! Can't wait to see more! =)

Angela W said...

These are so simple but still beautiful!

Maureen said...

Wow!! I love the look of this set...that button card is over the top fabulous!!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Totally loving your new set! Love the fonts! It's beautiful!

Rita said...

Can't wait to see the whole set based on these sneak peeks. Love it so far! Thanks for tempting me with these beautiful card ideas.

Glenda said...

Simple, fun and terrific! Great job on these. I especially like the buttons. Can't wait for more!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love these cards Allie, they are fabulous!

nina said...

Oh, I've just finished blog hopping the PTI team members for their take on your new set - it looks wonderful! It's so versatile, & I'm really loving the sentiment set. Can't wait to see the entire sets!

Debbie Olson said...

These are both beautiful, Alli, but I especially adore the one with the buttons and squares!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alli,

Great site. You even utilise Drew's photography.

Oh my...you are both artists.