May 15, 2012

Papertrey May Release Projects..

It's time for show and tell at Papertrey Ink. All of the Design Team are showing the remainder of their projects that haven't been seen yet on the blogs this month for the May release. Such a fun line up of products this month.

First up is the adorable phone from Melissa's Heart-2-Heart #4. I love this old timey phone and it's got a coordinating die which makes it more fun.
I was searching for a fun background paper when the idea came to me to use a page from a phone book. Hello? How fun is that? I also used a splattered Project Life journaling card, orange baker's twine, a PTI scalloped die, Vintage Buttons + twine and a metal tag from my shop.
Here we go with Flipping Out by Melissa also. If you love Summer & flip flops then set is for you. There are also lots of dies to cut out the flip flop pieces, the little flowers and more. I paired my flip flops up with Friendship Jar & the Friendship Jar Summer Fillers sets.
I used a Kraft base splattered with white mist, another Project Life journaling card, chocolate baker's twine, patterned paper, washi tape and another metal rimmed tag.
Perfect for finishing up my Mother's Day cards, I used Maile's Happy Hydrangeas. One of my favorite flowers and so pretty when die cut and topped with a gold embossed bow from the stamp set.
I used the new Background Basics: Farm & Barn chicken wire stamp on the back of linen vellum for a soft, muted look. You can see below that I did two versions of cards. One is simple with a die cut Chevron Stripes Border and Vintage Buttons and the bottom one is fancied up a bit with gold striped washi tape and some new Winter Wisteria Vintage Buttons. The moms loved their cards.
And last but not least is On the Farm. You know being a farm girl that I'll get good use out of this set. I decided to create a special set of cards for my mom. I made tiny Instagram prints of some chicken/rooster pieces she has nestled in her flower beds here and there.
I created a little vignette with each photo keeping the sentiments red along with the circular stamp on each card. This one uses a Fresh Linen background from On the Farm along with a Rectangle Hang Tag.
Here I used my favorite stamps from the bunch, the sun rays and rolling hills along with a masked checker board strip.
Here I used a Medium White Tag with a die cut rooster on top + a little machine stitching. The wood pattern is the smaller of the woodgrain stamps from Background Basics: Farm & Barn.
And lastly I used the tiny chicken wire stamp along with more sentiments in red + a tied Vintage Button.
Base cardstock is Rustic White with Distressed Dots patterned paper. Each card has a sentiment along the bottom + a strip of torn washi tape. My mom just giggled when she recognized all of her little chicks and roosters. She was so tickled.
And there you have it. I have some other projects from the Papertrey May release that I'm saving for some future blog posts so stay tuned. Also, be sure to visit Nichole's blog for her day after post + links to all the Design Team blogs. Thanks for stopping by. If you'd like, leave me a message with what you snagged this month at Papertrey. I'd love to hear what you got. :)

17 comments:

June K said...

What a clever idea to use a real phone book page. Thanks for the inspiration - I have tons of phone book pages and it's free. Your mom will love the set you made for her.

KAREN said...

Loved seeing your cards. I always see what you have in store for us first. I miss your sneak peaks but I am so glad you still do some design work for PTI.

Rhonda said...

The instragram photos on the cards are genius Mish!! LOVE them.

Linda said...

Stunning cards Michelle and our mum is going to love her cards.

Bumblebee said...

very cute cards, love the colour combo's. X

Jill Norwood said...

Mish I love all your gorgeous cards! The set you made for your Mom is so precious! I want the barn die; the background sets, the farm set with those cute animals and too many other things to name....but I will have to buy them all in stages...:)

Lynda said...

Cute, as always, Mish! Like your new picture, too.

Debbie P said...

I rarely leave comments but had to tell you that I LOVE your "Hello" card. Also wanted to let you know how much I like your work. You are an inspiration.

NoraAnne said...

So cute! I love how you incorporated the little instagram photos into the card set for your mom! Do you print them yourself?
I NEED the flip flop set and matching die from this release! That's an absolute must for me :)

Julie Boeck said...

ooh!!! I love each and every project you shared today!!

jan said...

Super cute phone page cards!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Your projects are just awesome!!! Oh! And I like your new picture too!!!

Kathy said...

Love the instagram note cards! So clever!!

Linda said...

Michelle, I am loving those flip flops in the Friendship jar. Can't wait to CASE your card. I love your style.:)

Amy Johnson said...

What a great idea to use a page from phone book for your phone card! No one uses those old things anymore anyway! Great recycled idea!

Katy said...

Absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing :)

Peggysuez said...

Loved the idea for the phone book page, very cute.

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