Monday, February 11, 2013

Note Jar

Welcome.  I have been busy with several different projects and obligations.  I will be posting photos of my Valentine's Day projects this week.  
I also need to apologize to the wonderfully creative ladies over @ Our Creative Corner, as I was unable to play along with their Mardi Gras themed challenge this week.  I don't have an excuse other than life got away from me, and I was overwhelmed with other obligations.  My apologies.
I have been a fan of Paper Trey Ink since they started.  My following began with Nichole.  She is very creative and talented.  I would stalk visit her blog on an almost daily basis.  And from visiting her blog, I was introduced to Melissa Phillips and I instantly fell in love with her paper crafting style: shabby chic.  Melissa, uses machine stitching, felt, chip board, glitter, buttons, and seam binding/twill ribbon.  
This is the 6th anniversary of Paper Trey Ink, and they have an unique and creative challenge.  They have asked that their followers and fans, create a new project that is inspired by one of the Design Team Favorites projects.  And you are probably right, as to who I selected to inspire me: Melissa.

Here is what I created:

One of the main themes that I find alluring to Melissa's style, is the feminine touches.  So, I selected two different pattern papers, to build the main panel.  The music pattern paper is from Glitz, and the floral pattern paper is from Authentique.  I distressed the edges and added some text paper.  
To hide the seam of these two different pattern papers, I wrapped some white seam binding that I dyed with some Blush re-inker (PTI).  I machine stitched the seam binding across the pattern paper seam.  I created a multi-loop bow with some of the dyed seam binding, and added a single bow made from some crochet trim.  I tied a vintage button (PTI) with some cream twine (PTI) to the bow bundle.
I used the heart border die (PTI) and some cream felt (PTI) to create the 'string' of hearts at the top of the card.  To machine stitched the hearts to the top of the card.  
I used the Button Boutique stamp set (PTI) to create the button card.  I also used the Friendship Jar stamp set (PTI).  I stamped the jar in Versa Mark ink onto clear card stock (PTI) and heat embossed with pewter embossing powder.  I stamped the 'mail' onto vintage cream card stock (PTI).  I added a polka dot lid trim stamped in Blush ink.  I wrapped some cream twine around the lid.  I created the tag with the tiny tag die (PTI) and a sentiment from the Jar Spring Fillers stamp set.  I tied the twine into a bow.  I added a scrap piece of silver glimmer paper behind the heart cut-out.
To give this card a bit more feminine touch, I added a few half faux pearls.
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you to paper craft something!  Don't forget, St. Valentine's Day is Thursday!

For those who love this card, you will be able to purchase it @ my Etsy shop, found here.


Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Sharon, it's beautiful! Love all your different textures and the stitching through the hearts!

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Pretty Sharon!! Love the combo of Lovely dp's and Fab PTI Elements too! Just Beautiful! 8-)