Thursday, December 29, 2011


This is one of the cards that was dancing around in my head like sugar plums.  Not sure if I nailed it or not.  You know how sometimes it looks way better in your head that the outcome is.  So here is the trigger picture.

And here is the card.  I went with a tri-fold card that is 4.25 by 4.25 inches.  I want to duplicate the stripe, colors and the snowflakes on her collar.

Cardstock-White and Bordering Blue(SU)
Ink-Stampin Up
Stamps-Stampin Up
Extras-Snowflake Die(PTI)

Hope you keep warm and toasty this evening.
Sentimentally Sue

Mojo Monday 221 Challenge

Hope everyone had a great Chrismas and maybe even got some great stamps!  HA.  I did.  My daughter knows I love Papertrey and ordered me some stamps for Christmas.  So I had to just get them inked up.  The Mojo sketch was so easy to work with this week and is one I will use again and again.
I am done with Christmas cards for a while and wanted to move on to Valentines day.  The bright colors together are so fun.

Cardstock-Raspberry Fizz(PTI), background papers(Hobby Lobby)
Ink- Poppy(PTI)
Stamps-Papertrey Ink
Extras-Raspberry Felt(PTI), Puffy Glitter Sticker(Hobby Lobby)

Can't wait to play a little more.  Woke up in the night with stamping ideas in my head that needed to get out. hehe.  Have a great afternoon.
Sentimentally Sue

Thursday, December 22, 2011

MIM #46 Die Cut Tag

Good afternoon.  This NEEDS to be my last post before Christmas.  I have baking and cleaning not to mention wrapping some presents to get done.  I think I am addicted, ya think??  After looking at the tags in the make-it-monday challenge I thought "I can do better".  So here we go.  I felt a little crazy with all the dies out on my desk but I liked the final product.

I used the seed packet for the envy and then punched a window with a 1 3/8" punch.  Backed the window with acetate and inked the edges with Chai ink.  Diecut holly from a page of an old hymnal and inked up them with Ripe Avocado.  Wrapped red bakers twine around and tided with a Oceans Tide button.  Placed a few red gems on button.

Next I die cut a folded piece of white cardstock and background paper with the button card die.  Opened the cardstock and die cut the 2 and 5 through one side of the cardstock.  Then slip the background paper in between the layers of white folded tag so the background paper will show through the 25 window.

Stamp the back with the greeting and snowflakes.  Diecut the ticket strip out of Ocean Tides cardstock and stamp with some snowflakes.  Staple all the layers of the folded tag with the ticket folded on the top to act as a tab.  There I hope I didn't miss anything.

Supplies are all from Papertrey Ink with the exception of the punch(SU) and the mini staple(Tim Holtz).

Okay I am off to the kitchen to get some baking done this afternoon.  May you all have a Merry Christmas!!
Sentimentally Sue

Mojo Monday 220

Hello people!  I want to thank everyone for the kind comments.  Papercrafting is something I truelly love to do. So onto the Mojo sketch.  I keep thinking that I am done making Christmas cards then out pops another one.  I have always loved kraft cardstock so that is were I started.  The tag with the card is one I had made for a Unity challenge.  I loved how the colors worked on the tag and desided to go with that combo again.

Cardstock- Red(Hobby Lobby), Kraft(SU), old hymnal
Ink- Poppy and Chamomile(PTI), Artichoke and White(SU)
Stamps-Jingle all the Way(SU), Stripe(Oriental Trading Co)
Extras- Ribbon and TopNote die(SU), Circle Dies(PTI), Bell Punch(Martha)

The tag supplies are on another post below.  Hope everyone is taking a moment to enjoy this time to celebrate Christs' birth with family and friends.
Sentimentally Sue

Monday, December 19, 2011

Moxie Fab-Get Inspired by Home Decor

So the inspiration for this challenge was a globe.  Leading into the Valentines season I thought it would be fun to make a card for my husband.  We live in the middle of nowhere but it is our place.  So that is my theme for the card.

Cardstock: White and Poppy(PTI), map
Ink: Poppy(PTI), Computer greeting
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Extras: Button(Hobby Lobby), Bakers Twine(PTI)

Sweet Dreams,
Sentimentally Sue.

Unity Monthly Challenge-Gift Wrapping

Hello again!  I am pretty new to Unity Stamps but there is a bunch of them on my wish list right now.  I thought what a great way to win some by entering their monthly contest, right?  I had gotten this fun Christmas ticket set as I was working on Christmas cards earlier.  I love the variety of the designs at Unity.  You will have to go check them out!

Okay onto my project. 

Cardstock:Kraft and Poppy(PTI), Artichoke(SU), old hymnal
Ink: Artichoke(SU), Chamomile(PTI)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company
Extras: Dies and Twine(PTI), Bells(Hobby Lobby), Bell Punch(Martha)

That should be all for today.(hahaha)
Sentimentally Sue

Make It Monday #46: Any Die Into a Folded Tag

Hello, Hope your Monday is going well.  Winter winds are blowing across the plains this morning.  Brrr.  I was outside helping set up a grain auger with my husband this AM and did not have nearly enough clothes on.  Glad to be back in where it is warm and toasty.  Couldn't miss a day without a little ink on the fingers so the MIM challenge
is on.

This is a spin off of a Christmas card I sent out last year.  The photo below shows the inside of the tag and the original card.

Cardstock: white and background paper(PTI)
Ink: Poppy and Ocean Tides(PTI)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Extras: red bakers twine and tag die (PTI), red ribbon(SU), greetings die(Spellbinders)

Cardstock: red, white and background paper(PTI)
Ink: poppy(PTI)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Extras: ribbon and hemp(SU), greetings die(Spellbinders), ornament die(Sizzix)

Hope you all stay nice and warm today!
Sentimentally Sue

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Moxie Fab and Card Pattern Sketch #146

Good Sunday afternoon to you!  Had a few minutes between holiday activites today so I HAD TO go play a little.  This is the card I created thinking about the houndstooth, green/neutal color way and the layout of card sketch.  I have on order the houndstooth stamp set from Papertrey but sadly it has not come yet so I used the Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder.  Love the classic patterns.  Hope you enjoy the card!

Cardstock: White, Silver, Artichoke, River Rock and background paper(SU)
Ink: White Craft and Artichoke(SU)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Extras: Silver cord and Embossing powder(SU), Gems(Hobby Lobby), Circle Dies(Spellbinders), Tree Dies(PTI)

Have a great evening.
Sentimentally Sue

Saturday, December 17, 2011


The Play Date Cafe #111
CASE Study Challenge #70

Two more challenges for the week.  Love the color combo of this card.  I really need to work on my photos. They are a little dark and not so clear.

Cardstock: White(PTI), Black and Soft Sky(SU)
Ink: Black(Palette) and Soft Sky(SU)
Stamps: Inkadinkaclings and Papertrey
Extras: Dies(PTI), Ribbon(Hobby Lobby), Embossing Folder(the Paper Studio)

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by,
Sentimentally Sue.

Friday, December 16, 2011

MIM #45 Challenge-Coloring Embossed Images

Hey there.  I promise this is the last post for today and maybe the whole weekend.  Not sure about the results on this one.  It did kind of funny things to my Copics.  Like white spots on the tips.  My embossing power is really old so that might be part of the problem.  We were to emboss an image with white powder on dark cardstock then color with Copic markers.

Cardstock: Choc.Chip(SU), Natural Ivory,Simply Chartreuce and Mellon Berry background paper.
Ink: White pigment(SU)
Stamps: Button Boutique(PTI)
Extras: Button Boutique die set, natural twill, bakers twine(PTI), Copic markers R22,YG03,BG72

It is a little streaky and the colors are wonky in the picture.  Sweet dreams!  Sentimentally Sue.

Embellish Mixed Pattern Color Challenge

I would like to do some card challenges and haven't had the blog to do it but now I do!  Yea!  This one is for the Embellish Blog Challenge for this week.

Cardstock: Vanilla, Navy, Artichoke and Choc.Chip(SU)
Ink: Saffron, Navy, Choc.Chip and Artichoke(SU)
Stamps: Giga Guide Lines and Woodgrain Background(PTI)

I like the dark colors together. The mix of the lacy background and woodgrain make a nice contrast.  Enjoy your evening!

Sentimentally Sue


I know this is the second post in one day but nobody wants to look at a blog with one post on it.  Here are a couple other Christmas cards I worked on.

Cardstock: Ivory Naturals & Cool Caribbean(SU), backgroup paper (My Minds Eye)
Ink: Cool Caribbean and Artichoke (SU)
Stamps: SU greeting and unknown Merry Christmas Circle.
Extras: Border and Holly dies(PTI), snowflake die(Spellbinders), felt (Hobby Lobby), bakers twine(PTI- brown), old hymnal page, notebook punch(SU)

Cardstock:Kraft (Hobby Lobby), PTI white and background paper
Ink: PTI Poppy
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Extras: Martha glitter, holly leaves and bells (Hobby Lobby), Spellbinders die

So there we go with a few more pictures.  Hope you come back again! 
Sentimentally Sue

Here we go!!!

I love to papercraft and have been doing it for as long as I can remember.  I wanted to create a place where I can share ideas and connect with people that share my love.  I will be posting mainly card ideas.  I work very hard on them and hope they can be inspiration to you.  This was a card I designed for Christmas this year(date is wrong on the camera, sorry).

Cardstock: Kraft (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Cramberry, Artichoke, Mustard and Choc.Chip(Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments:Holiday (Papertrey Ink), Vintage Borders(Gina K Designs) and I have lost the source for the Peace on Earth Circle.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.  Hope you have a great day!

Sentimentally Sue

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