March 12, 2010

Wonderfully Whimsical & Outline Alphabet

Hi friends. It's countdown time at Papertrey Ink and this month I'm working with Wonderfully Whimsical (Becky's first stamp set), Nichole's new Outline Alphabet and Pine's new Green Boutique patterned paper. Check out Nichole's blog for all the good information on these new sets and papers.

First off, let me start by saying that the little images in Wonderfully Whimsical are teensie weensie and oh so adorable. When I first saw the images, they reminded me of little fairy houses or images from little story books. That sparked some ideas for my projects. I colored some of the tiny mushroom houses with Copic markers, cut them out and used them along with the picnic basket from Vintage Picnic and the flower stems from Blooming Button Bits. I pieced together little scenes by placing all my elements on the little ledger notes that are pages in the Green Boutique patterned paper collection. You're gonna love them! I also added some paper ric rac that I made from the new ric rac die and paper from Pretty Pastels.
I used lots of pop dots to adhere the little mushrooms and sentiment circles. Aren't those little mushroom flowers the cutest? Mushroom high rises. Hee. Now, I could just stop here and use these as little lunch box notes, etc. But let's not. I've got lots more to show you.
Using the new Hawaiian Shores ink and the Outline Alphabet, I created some background papers for a few cards. I chose to stamp the word *happy* over and over on some patterned papers from Pretty Pastels. The set comes with additional vowels which is always great. But what if you have multiple consonants in a word. Here's what you. Place all the letters on a gridline stamping block. Make a spot for the missing letter, then stamp your word.
Then use a smaller stamping block and the missing letter, in my case the letter *p*. Ink up the letter and stamp all the missing letters. Easy peasy.
Here's my finished cards using both the little mushroom images and the happy background papers. I finished off both cards with Swiss Dot ribbons and some scalloped die cut Green Boutique papers.
I love the quirky color combinations paired with the Kraft card base. Kinda bright and cheery but also soft and subtle.
Now. I think I'll just sit and stare at my cutesy little cards for a while. They make me happy.
Still sitting here. Still happy. Hope you enjoy!!

18 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Great cards, Mish! The Wonderfully Whimsical is just so stinkin' adorable. I have a question. With the outline alphabet are the letters designed such that you could use an upside down "d" for the other "p" in happy? Just wonderin'. Keep on keepin' on. ;)

Jeanne said...

These cards are so cheerful and so full of life. Wonderfully Whimsical in every detail. I love the choice of colors as well. Great cards!

Judy said...

I just love these sweet little pieces of delight and whimsy...they just make me smile!! Your choice of color and composition is wonderful. The recipients of your cards are very lucky!! I'm going to sleep smiling as I anticipate the 15th...

honugurl16 said...

I love the new picture in your profile. So pretty and soft.

Eveline said...

Love what you did here. That background looks so good. Great cards.
Eveline.

Alice Wertz said...

love those cute mushroom house flowers and the stamped letter background, Mish! super sweet cards!

Donna said...

Super cute. Thank you for showing us multiple ways to use the same stamps (picnic basket). I'm much more likely to invest in a stamp when I can see different uses for it!

Robin said...

Oh, these are wonderful. Love the color combos and the dotty ribbon! You're so talented.

jan said...

Likey the blue card!

♥ Wendi said...

Oh, I could just sit and stare at your cute cards too! Super Cute today!! Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

Karen D said...

I love what you have done with these sets, Mish! SO AMAZING! Just the perfect color combinations for (it has to be coming soon) spring!
Kari D

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a neat card, I love the ric rack made from paper and the colors. I think I need some of the dp too! Have a great day~

milkshake007 said...

Cute, cute, cute.....love the colors!
BTW, did I mention how cute your cards are?

Quirky said...

love the cards :)
always been a fan of your factory line cards :P

Kathy V. said...

Yep, just lookin' at 'em makes me happy too! Love the colors, the stamps, the bows, just everything.

Eli said...

Hi Mishelle! My blog has received the award. Under the rules, I must give this award to 10 other bloggers, whose blogs inspire me.
Please, please accept this award: http://scraporobki.blogspot.com/2010/03/first-ward.html
Also, I ask for your address (not e-mail, but the real address) to share the spring mood with you!
Your blog really inspires me to work, thanks!

Jenn Copeland said...

love these little houses! such great cards! thanks mishelle!

DianneT said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I've always wondered the best way to a sentiment if you have multiple consonants in a word.

Thanks for sharing!

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