Monday, December 13, 2010

Love Tags

Hello, and welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink December Countdown and the second Design Team Group Post. Today we are showcasing the lovely 2010 Love Tags set. We are putting this set to use and making both Valentine's Day and "year-round" project, to show just how versatile this set truly is. Each design team members is working with a different image and I chose to work with my favorite, the Solid Heart Background.

First up a Valentine's Day favor...
My Valentine favor started by die cutting and assembling a kraft Favor It Box 3. Stamped a sentiment from 2010 Love Tags in Pure Poppy into a white cardstock strip and attached it across the bottom of the favor box.
Die cut a Pure Poppy scalloped circle, using the Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection. Topped the scalloped circle with a punched Pure Poppy solid heart background circle image and attached it to the box with dimensional adhesive. Embellished with a medium heart, die cut from a stamped Hibiscus Burst solid heart background image, and a Hibiscus Burst button. Finished it off with a Hibiscus Burst ribbon bow to tie the top shut.
Next up, a "year-round" baby card. This baby card started with the a hand stamped Bloom Builders #2 flower, which then needed a base.
Here's How: For the card base, I started with one of my favorite images, from the Mat Stack #2 Collection set, to create a rather large circular doily pattern. After marking the center of the pattern, I lined up one of the image corners with the center and stamped.
Inked up the image again and stamped a second time over lapping the first image.
Repeated the step above, rotating the image slightly each time I stamped. I found that the process went much smoother if I located points, in the image, to line up the same way each time I stamped.
I continued until I had stamped all the way around and completed the entire circle.

I am so in love with the way this turned out!!! At this point, you could finish it off with a stamped sentiment and you'd have yourself an amazing single layer card! But I topped mine with a flower I had already made.
Here's how: Once the flowers were die cut from white cardstock, I masked off each petal (using Post It Notes) and stamped each with the solid heart background image from 2010 Love Tags. The small flower was stamped in Sweet Blush and the medium flower was stamped in Hibiscus Burst. Then assembled, see Nichole Heady instructions here.
Here's A Idea: Once the flower was assembled, I gave it a bit more dimension by curling back the end of each petal using the round handle of a paint brush. Embellished the center with a button and then attached to the card base. Finished the card off with "baby" stamped in True Black.

That's it from me today. Now, be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Design Team has in store for you tonight:

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a great one!

Maile


Happy Valentine's Day Favor Box:

Baby:

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous doily, Maile! I so want to make one :) But I am not sure it will come out so beautiful though :) Great favour box too!

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  2. Brilliant and innovative! Love this!!

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  3. That base/doily technique is genius! What a fantastic way to get more mileage from your stamps (and mine!). :D

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  4. Maille..that doily is outstanding! Such a great idea...I already LOVED that stamp...I love it even MORE now!

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  5. Oooohhhh I LOVE how you created the pattern with just the one stamp! It's gorgeous!! The flower in the center is a perfect touch. :)

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  6. Stunning projects, Maile! And the way you used the Mat Stack 2 to create a doily is genius! Love it!

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  7. I think that the sweet Valentine's favor will be taking a backseat to the exquisite baby card. What a brilliant use of an elegant stamp.

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  8. You know what? I just love the way you thought outside the box with that stamp...making it into that beautiful doily! Simply stunning!

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  9. Oh my Maile your doily is just gorgeous - what a fabulous innovative idea - brilliant! Wonder if this technique will work with any other stamp in my collection - I'm off to have a look!

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  10. Thanks for sharing yor doily technique. What an outstanding card. Love your projects

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  11. Love your favour box - very simple but stunning! And your doily technique on the card is amazing - what a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  12. fantastic stamping - I thought PTI were coming out with a giant doily stamp or something - you are so clever!

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  13. Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I love your baby card. Oh I hope someone I know is having a baby soon, I want to make that card-but I can see making it for other occasions as well.

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  14. The "doily"" base you made with the mat stack stamp is amazing. I have been wanting a doily stamp, seems like I can have that at mat stack stamps too! Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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  15. Hey Maile, I love your work! Every time I see a card from you, I'm blown away! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and Merry Christmas

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  16. Stunning card, and making the doily from the Mat Stack frame is genius! Your work never fails to amaze me!

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  17. I love your doily card. Wow, you are SO creative. Thanks for showing us this technique.

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  18. Oh Maile, you are such stamping genius! I wasn't even considering the Mat Stack 2 set, but now...

    And your box is so beautiful--love it's simplicity and rich colors!

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  19. OMG, that doily image is the most gorgeous creation I have ever seen! But I wasn't planning on getting the flower die . . .

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  20. I'm loving this! I'd have never thought of it, & it's gorgeous...Way to get mileage out of your stamps!

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  21. EEK, I thought that was one of those doily transparencies, sooo cool! Makes for a lovely snowflake, too!!!! Awesome, Maile!

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  22. Be still my heart!!! Maile, your doily is amazing and I can't wait to try one myself! LOVE your flower too! The treat box is adorable and I love how you offset the tag on the box! OUTSTANDING work my dear!

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  23. Loving your creativity with the doily! Nice!!

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  24. Wow! I thought that was new doily stamp PTI was coming out with so I went on reading and then I saw what you did...you're ingenious!

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  25. Love the doily pattern what a great idea

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  26. Oh my heavens, that doily card is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G; like others, I thought it was a new stamp. Just beautiful!!! And you make it look so easy!?!

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  27. Your doily baby card is so clever and lovely! I find myself constantly inspired by your work. Thank you so much.

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  28. Awesome technique!!! I thought it would be far more complicated and the card looks just soooooo neat.

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  29. love love how you created the doily. wonderful project!

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