Friday, May 13, 2011

Garden Variety

It's the final day of the Papertrey Ink countdown and our second design team group post day. This time around we bring you samples of the entire Garden Variety line-up as well as Year of Flowers Collection stamp set. Garden Variety is a concept developed by Melissa Phillips, and this set stays true to her gorgeous style and heartwarming sentiments. Year of Flowers Collection is a compilation of the entire Year of Flowers series, turned into miniatures. They are just too cute! Both of these set will be available tomorrow (May 15th), but for now be sure to visit Nichole Heady for all the details on both these fabulous stamp sets.

First up, how about a card?!...

Today's card all started with these two tool images, love them. I attached both tools onto my acrylic block, in opposing directions, and hand stamped a repeating pattern in Fresh Snow ink onto a Fine Linen card base. And this frame, it's TO. DIE. FOR! I chose to work with it as a frame for this heartwarming and touching sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in True Black directly onto the card base (once my Fresh Snow ink was nice and dry). I decided to add a little more detail within the frame and stamp the flower stem filler below the sentiment and add a tiny heart (from the butterfly die included in the Love Lives Here Die Collection). I die cut the frame from Rustic White cardstock, stamped the frame image in Ripe Avocado and mounted it onto my card base with dimensional adhesive. To finish I wrapped it all up with some Fine Linen twill ribbon (my most favorite ribbon by the way!).

How about a few fun seed packets using the Seed Packet Die?!...I went for a modern approach for this idea and started by die cutting seed packets from Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold & Hibiscus Burst cardstock. I then assembled the packets and stamped the front of each one with a few background images (Background Basics: Twinkle, Background Basics: Tin Types & Background Basics: Retro) in Fresh Snow.

I then die cut and trimmed an angled label, from the Angled Label Die Collection. Stamped each with an images from Year of Flowers Collection and attached to the seed packet. Then finished each packet off with a stamped and trimmed "Green's Seeds" strip. Here's An Idea: These little hand made seed packets make the perfect gift card holders!
Well, that's it from me today. I hope you've enjoyed my take on these already well loved sets! Now be sure not to miss the rest of the happening for today. Stop by and check out what the rest of the Design Team has been up to. I'm sure you're in for a delightful time, if you haven't stopped by yet!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great one!

Maile

From My Garden To Your Heart:

Modern Seed Packet Gift Card Holders:

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Maile! I have to say, though, that my jaw fell to the floor and my wallet screamed just a wee bit more when you mentioned the seed packet being used as a gift card holder. Brilliant.

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  2. Very nice card! I like the stamps and that frame is great! I can't wait to find out the dimensions of the seed packet die ... I think I'm gonna love it! :)

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  3. Love the shapes I see! Perfct idea to use this as a gift card holder, it's so wonderful how PTI always knows how to create new shapes dies and stamps and evrything and then you see how many possibilities there are! Oeh, love, love, love it! And all the inspiration with you here is just amazing again! I will have quite some things on my list here, can't buy it all in once, but love so much, hi hi! Can't wait to also try out these new things! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration, Maile!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  4. Malie, love your card and the sentiment stamped in black - wow! I really do like this set! I love your idea about the gift card as well! Thank you!

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  5. Love your gift card idea! All so wonderful, Maile. This is going to be a hard release for me to pick and choose what I want most!

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  6. Wonderful idea to use the tools for the background...love it....loved your entire post!!

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  7. Oh, these projects are so elegant! This entire set of goodies is on my wish list. :)

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  8. You guys have hit a Grand Slam with this group! What a wonderful concept for all of us who love the garden - thank you for your creativity!

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  9. Fantastic projects!! I am in LOVE with this Garden Variety set and the coordinating dies!!! WOW!

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  10. These are beautiful, Maile!

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  11. so gorgeous and still with that modern, clean feel that I love about your stuff!

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  12. Maile, I just love the way you made that simple yet elegant card. Very clever to think about the seed packets as gift card holders! I am not a gardener either so I relate to the elation one can feel when making paper gardens!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. so lovely...looking forward for many styles!

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  14. This is really sweet, what a gorgeous die set!

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