Monday, October 4, 2010

Papertrey Playhouse Challenge 1

Much as I've wanted to play lately it just doesn't seem like I've been all that happy with the results.  One thing that I've been struggling with is the first Papertrey Playhouse challenge.  Since this is the first time I've participated in something like this I'm going to chalk my uncertainties up to wanting to make sure I play well with others.  :) 

And since one is rarely enough, I created 2 cards in a theme.  Book paper is a big favorite of mine and I used it for the patterned paper on my cards.  I also embossed one of the backgrounds with the PTI book print impression plate.  Love those things.  But found that it's difficult to use on papers larger than the plate.  Anyone have any suggestions for this as I tend to prefer larger cards?

Supplies: card base - TPC Studios, cardstock - unkn, book print - vintage unkn, felt - craft store, ink - TPC Studios, buttons - Fancy Pants, flower - prima, floss - DMC, stamps - Framed, Mega Mixed Messages PTI, patterned paper - Melissa Frances, stitching, Impression Plate - PTI book print, adhesive - ZipDry

Look for a holiday wall hanging soon.  Mel found a great frame when we were at Ikea yesterday and made sure I grabbed a few to create with.  Gotta love a guy that's on the lookout for crafty projects and class possibilities.


  1. I love the book pages incorporated in your cards and the flowers are lovely!

  2. These are AWESOME my friend!! LOVING the book pages!! And I KNOW you play well with others! LOL!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Great job! I'm unsure of the reason for you uncertainty!

  4. I love the flowers with their beautiful felt leaves, and the stitching on the book print papers (which is fabulous, btw) is the perfect touch!