Well, this is it…my last few projects for Papertrey Ink’s June release. This has been one exciting release – packed full of great new concepts and products. All new products featured will be available June 15 at 10 pm EST (tonight)! I won’t bore you with more chit chat…here are the photos…
For this card, I combined Rosie Posie, Polka Dot Basics, and the new Happy Hexagons cover plate. I stamped the hexagon pattern, then added Happy Hexagon die cuts (from patterned paper) to some of the hexagon centers. I also stamped some of the hexagon centers with solid hexagons from Rosie Posie.
With the top and bottom borders full, I stamped the polka dot pattern in the center and stamped the bold sentiment from the new Think Big Favorites #17 set.
The Heart-2-Heart collections really help me make a card super clean and simple. I used the triangle shaped stamped to create a top border in a fun color palette.
Last, I added some ribbon and stamped the sentiment and hearts.
Since I come from a military background, I love the new Military Stars and Military Hero stamp sets. Back in college, I scanned a bunch of old photos from my parents’ albums. It was probably the most time-consuming task, but most important. I kept all the photos on a CD and recently added them to a portable harddrive. I’m so grateful I have these photos of my dad who retired from the Air Force. Since these photos were taken way before I was born, I treasure them – thinking about the young man he was and the life he lived. He passed away around Christmas time in 2007, and I started this blog very soon after.
I designed a memorabilia that I will most likely hand off to my mom. I think she’ll like it! The receipt holder is by 7 Gypsies.
For each quadrant, I added patterned paper (stripes and polka dots) from the new Enchanted Evening and Pure Poppy collections. I die cut the pinking circle and circle and layered it with a stamped star. The photo is a 2″ x 3″ print layered on the new desktop file die (left). On the rolodex die cut, I stamped the background pattern and added “remember to the tab.
In this section, I stamped “airman” from Military Hero and added a photo of my dad!
In this photo, you can see a couple of photos of my dad. He served two tours in the Vietnam War. I stamped “hero” from Military Hero stamp set.
Last, I die cut Tag Sale 6, stamped the stars to make a pattern and popped some hand cut stars off the tag.
The entire receipt holder has striped ribbon tied around it. I was inspired by the “Support the Troops” yellow ribbon, but had to settle for this pretty red and cream striped ribbon I had in my stash!
For this month’s Framed Out #5 set, I decided to stamp the images directly on my card front. I included a couple of the sentiments since they worked well together. I also stamped the sun bursts in soft stone for a subtle pattern.
To work off of the journey and dreams theme, I decided to have a ladder of bows for the card front! haha
Lovely Layers is a beautiful stamp set and die collection. I decided to heat emboss some of the decorative details onto the die cuts, then layer them together.
The set was so easy to compile. I finished it off with a bit of patterned paper, cardstock strip and a sentiment!