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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday

Hello Everyone,

This is my card for this week's Make It Monday on the Papertrey Ink site. I wanted my white background to be stenciled very faint so that the sentiment could be stamped in that space. I used the Don't Forget to Write floral to embellish the card. There are so many different color combinations with this set. I used a pale aqua and some light peach. Since they are complementary colors, they really look terrific together.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Don't Forget to Write Another Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever ruined the square and round die cuts that are part of the Don't Forget to Write kit? I have--many times! So I finally decided to find a way to make stamping on them more accurate. Ever since I've been doing this, I have had such great results. No more wasted time and paper.

So the first thing to do is ensure that you are using a straight piece of cardstock, because you might need to reposition it back in the corner.  Die cut the two elements that you need. If you will be placing words on these dies, make sure you cut the dies straight North South East West so that your words will be straight.

 
Place your stamps on end points of the die cuts and ensure they are lined up perfectly.
 
 
 
 
Ink up your stamps and then close the door and stamp. In this case, I chose two different colors of ink.
 
 
This should be your result--your stamp is perfectly aligned. Now take the die cut out and rotate it to the next point on the die cut.
 
 
 
Ink up your stamps and stamp again on the next two points. Everything should line up perfectly.
 
 
Continue rotating your die cuts until all four points have been stamped. You will notice in this example, all my points are perfectly stamped. I ended up doing about 10 sets of these and they all turned out perfect. Yay for Perfect Stamping!
 
I can't believe how simple this is and that I no longer have to fiddle around with these stamps to get a perfect finished product.
 
One more tip you may find helpful:  I really don't like the embossing marks on the two bouquet dies. At first I thought they were helpful, but then I noticed that the embossing lines serve to point out if your stamping is the slightest bit off.  Not Good!! So I have two remedies. The first is to put masking tape on the dies. This helps a bit. The other way is to use linen cardstock. For some reason, the embossing lines do not show up on the linen, and I love the look of it.
 
Please let me know if these tips are helpful to you.
 
Enjoy!
 
 


GetWellwithEnvelope

Hi Everyone,

Here is my card and envelope for the PTI challenge to make an envelope that matches the card you are sending.  In this case, I used the Don't Forget to Write stamps and dies.  I used Berry Sorbet for the main flowers and the patterned papers on the card. I'm really starting to like that color.



Enjoy!