Before I start my post for today I would like to welcome my newest follower, Ardyth from MASKerade blog. She has a wonderful clean and simple style that I am coming to love more and more! : ) Please take a minute to blurf over to visit her and don't forget to leave some love!! All we need is love : ).
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My cards today were inspired by the amazingly talented Dawn McVey! She is a senior design team member for Papertrey Ink. This week Dawn presented the challenge for Make it Monday. The challenge - to create a "No Sew Quilted" project. This was easy for me as I have done this technique in the past and LOVE the results! What I have never tried before, though, was to use a PTI cover plate to create my "quilt blocks" I wish it were this easy in real quilt making!!
I simply ran some coordinating papers from SU's "Twiterpated Designer Paper series through my big Shot using the PTI hearts cover plate. Then I cut the "template" that was left after the hearts popped out and cut it to the shape I wanted as shown above. I laid the stencil over my paper and taped it down with Washi tape to keep it secure. Next I selected different colored heart shapes, applied some glue and set them in their, perfectly lined up, spots within my tenplate! Next I carefully removed the template and as you can see in my first picture I was left with perfectly lined up heart shapes. I ran that through my Big Shot and embossed it with a lovely quilt like folder by Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug. I did some cs layering, added a PTI sentiment called "Fillable Frames #4" on Spellbinders dies and finally embellished my plain white ribbon with a pearl.
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Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the products at Papertrey Ink! This is one of the reasons why. Not only do they give you wonderful ideas as to how to use their products they offer "continuing education" with the Make it Monday challenges! There is still time!! why not join the fun...there is a prize!!
Thank you so much for stopping by to cheer me on in my personal challenge to make 100 cards in 100 days Challenge : ) So far so good - six down down!! 94 to go!!
I hope you are enjoying your day and getting inky : )