Thursday, March 22, 2012

Last of the card set....

Hi there - Here are the last 2 cards in the set - whew!  I promise you could still put more cards in if you wanted.  Someone asked me if I made all the cards when I had the class and the answer is no way!  We made the purse, added the purse embellishments and tag and made 8 cards but it was just 4 designs and we made 2 each.  That's much easier and quicker than 8 different cards.  And...we skipped the ruffle around the top of the purse edge.  My class that day was not feeling "too fussy" and liked their purses just fine without the fluff of the ruffle. Sometimes you gotta go with the flow. :)


This first card is a Crumb Cake base with a Pool Party layer and a DSP layer. (Everyday Enchantment DSP free during Sale-a-bration!)  The sentiment panel has the Scalloped Ribbon Border punch tucked behind each edge.  I stamped the sentiment, added the scalloped edge and then cut out the "V" from the end.  The butterflies are Calypso Coral and cut with the butterfly embosslit.  The largest has a piece of ribbon tied around the middle of his body.

 This card is really pretty, I think.  The Poppy Parade DSP is bright and cheerful!  I punched the 1¾" circle out of the DSP and put the sentiment panel behind it.  The butterfly punch in Poppy Parade anchors the butterfly embosslit with a brad center.  Pretty easy, peasy.
And here's the whole project - purse and 8 cards!  It was a lot of fun to make and so simple to coordinate with the Everyday Enchantment DSP.  I looooove that paper!  You could adapt this project to your favorite DSP and colors.  And pick a stamp set of sentiments that works for you.  All these are birthday from On Your Birthday stamp set.  Lots of possibilities!  
Hope you like them.  Holler if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by - kirstin

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More cards for the purse!

Hi there - Here are a few more cards to go in that card purse!  They still use just the On Your Birthday stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment DSP.  Only a bit more than a week left to get the papers for free during Sale-a-bration - don't miss out!    All three of these cards are simple to make.  Mostly layers of paper with a focal point.  I will be so sad when this paper is gone... I hadn't touched the Peach Parfait paper before but now I love the look with the Pool Party and the Lucky Limeade. 
For the "Happy Birthday" card, I layered the largest butterfly from the embosslit onto the butterfly punch and used one of the Sale-a-bration brads as the body.  The ruffle below the ribbon is a 12 inch strip of the DSP with the bottom edge scalloped.  Then I put sticky strip across the card to hold the ruffle.  You can make the ruffle easily by using your Simply Scored to score random lines first and then pleat it onto the sticky strip.  I did not measure the pleats equally because I'm too lazy for that! :) 






This card is the simplest.   The card base is Very Vanilla.  Add to that a layer of DSP with rounded corners, a circle of a coordinating pattern, and a layer of Very Vanilla with the sentiment.  One little brad as a 'blingy' spot!


Finally this card is strips of the various DSP patterns across the card.  Hard to see clearly in the photo, but the Lucky Limeade piece is scalloped along the edge and it does ruffle up just a bit for some dimension.  The sentiment panel is popped up on dimensionals.  The small Pool Party scallop at the bottom edge of it is made with the Scallop Ribbon Border punch tucked behind there.
Two more cards left in the set - Hope you like them!  Holler if you have questions - or leave a comment...who doesn't love to get comments about their projects?!  Thanks for stopping by -
kirstin

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cards for purse



Hi there - For the cards I put in the purse, I tried to stick to one stamp set and coordinating accessories - in this case, the butterfly embosslit. The stamp set is On Your Birthday (pg 163). The goal was also to keep the cards simple enough to reproduce. Here are the 3 blue/green cards. The large oval comes from the oval frame punch when you make the purse handles. I hate to waste parts!There are 5 more cards for this set that I'll post as well.   Holler if you have any questions. Hope you like them - thanks for stopping by,  kirstin :)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Card Purses - Everyday Enchantment version


Hi there - Here are 2 more versions of the card purse.  It is all about the Everyday Enchantment DSP, which is sooo lovely.  I love every design, every side of the paper!  There are 8 cards that coordinate and fit inside along with the envelopes.  Super easy to make, would be a great workshop class - although it would take time! I'll post the cards soon as well.   Hope you like these.  Thanks for stopping by!  kirstin

Monday, March 12, 2012

New look! WooOt!

Hi there - Tah-dah!  I am so excited about the new look of Paper Tree Lane!  It was time for an update but it took me a while to figure out what I wanted and get it together.  There are still some parts to add and wiggle around a bit.  I hope you like the new look!  If you were a follower before, I hope you'll join again.  If you have suggestions, let me know - I'm working to make this an informative, easy to navigate site for creativity and Stampin' Up! inspiration. 

   Here's today's project, a purse I made from a whole 12x12 piece of cardstock. It's a nice, sturdy purse - easy to make for sure!  I made it to package a baby gift and it was the perfect size.  I used the Playdate DSP from the clearance rack. It will also hold at least 8 cards and envelopes.  I'll show you that version tomorrow! :)  Thanks for stopping by!       kirstin