Sunday, 21 August 2011

Thank You & Thinking of You Cards

My Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire order finally arrived on Friday after a month of waiting!!!

Our recent snowstorms had backlogged all our parcels so my family ended up with 4 big boxes arriving altogether from the US, NZ & Korea! It also meant that I not only had stamps to play with, but also got my cardstock order arrive along with it! So I was busy ripping through the packages on Friday night.

I'm about to switch over to storing my stamps on acetate sheets in Tim Holtz stamp storage folders so I only opened up my stamps but didn't mount them into the CD cases. I've already ordered the pockets and acetate which will probably arrive in the next couple of days. I wasn't going to switch over, but everyone on PTI forums had been raving on how great the system was and I decided that it's better to switch early than late when I only have a handful of stamp sets that are already mounted in CD cases (only like 10).

Anyway, I've been swamped with tests and assessments lately and have had no time to play. I've got another couple next week and really need to get on with my studies, but I decided that I needed a day off to chill down a bit.

So here is what I came up with using my brand spanking new stamp sets from PTI <3

In the month I had been waiting for the order to arrive, I've made countless number of sketches of cards I wanted to make. I had to tweak this design a little, but I'm very pleased with the way it turned out ;)

So here they are:

It's a little subtle on the photo, but I used PTI Edgers #1 die at the bottom of the cards. I'm in love with the die and YOF: Carnations set <333

A close up view (just for the kicks). It's not that obvious but I foam mounted the Mat Stack #4 die cut. Do you like how I offset it off the side a bit? I think I spent a good 15 minutes trying to figure out what the best position of it would be!

And this is the inside of the pink card. This one was made for someone specific. It's a secret who it is, but some of you may be able to make a pretty good guess at it ;)

Like I said, I was so pleased the way they turned out, I think I'll make a few more later and keep them in my stash and maybe even sell some ;)

Thanks for coming by!

STAMPS: PTI Year of Flowers: Carnations, Heartfelt Basics & Iconic Images
 INK: SU! Melon Mambo & Not Quite Navy
 PAPER: PTI Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush & Aqua Mist
 OTHER: PTI Edgers #1 die, Mat Stack #4 die, cream satin ribbon

PS - I am meant to be studying pharmacology... but I can't keep my hands off my stamping goodies! So I went and made another one in green. I'm getting pretty efficient at making this style. I should make a pack of 6 or 12 and sell them ;)

STAMPS: PTI Year of Flowers: Carnations, Big Birthday Wishes
 INK: SU! Old Olive
 PAPER: PTI Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss
 OTHER: PTI Edgers #1 die, Mat Stack #4 die, cream satin ribbon


Lou Spiden said...

Hi Euna! YAY for your blog......great cards and I really love the sentiments - none of which I have:(
The ink colours really POP too!

Stamper for fun said...

Hi Euna, Congrats on your blog. It's no longer a secret. I like your cards - very nice insides too. Good luck on your studies. I look forward to seeing your creations in between your studies.

**June K**

euna said...

Hehe. Thanks! Thanks to someone *hint hint* I have awesome ink colours ;) I actually think Photoshopping made them stick out more though lol

Amanda said...

I love those cards and am going to have to "borrow" that layout of the flowers at the bottom and the die cut off to the side. Very pretty!

Kara said...

really pretty!! love the flowers stamped over the edge into the white!

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful, beautiful cards, Euna!!! Congratulations on the blog! I'm so happy that we'll get to see some of your creations!

Leigh said...

These are gorgeous, Euna! Enjoy your new goodies!

Melissa said...

Your cards are beautiful, Euna! I love how you stamped beyond the colored mat and edged both pieces at the bottom.

Congrats on your new blog and I can't wait to see more!!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your new blog. How exciting. I also just started one, and you will probably find that it's just as addicting as stamping. Your cards are just lovely. I'm going to have to try to copy one with my only YOF--Mums.

Elena said...

beautiful cards! I really love them - can't wait to see more!

carol (krillsister) said...

Welcome to blogging. My site still isn't developed, but I still blog. I found blogging takes time and it is picture taking which gets me behind.
Love your cards. The layout is fantastic. The colors are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

Ted said...

Euna, these are absolutely gorgeous! :) I love the composition and balance. So well done!

euna said...

Thank you everyone for the comments! You all know you've made my day :)

Camilla said...

Hi - wow! Love those cards. They are so full of details and yet simple. I love that! Really nice.
Congrats on your blog!

Steph said...

Euna, I LOVE THESE~ Now I want YOF Carnations and it is all your fault :P

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Gorgeous Euna! I love the smaller mat of coloured cardstock and how the flowers go to the edge of the white. And the offset mat stack looks great!

cards by cara said...

These are gorgeous - beautiful colours and really fun layuts. Love, love, love! :) Welcome to the world of blogging, fellow PTI girl! :)