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PTI 9th Anniversary Challenge-2/9/16


In honor of our 9th Anniversary, you are challenged to cut nine 1-1/2” squares from white cardstock, then alter all nine of the squares using a variety of techniques, colors, stamps, etc. Be sure to do something different to each square!  Cut lots of extra squares so you can experiment and have fun!  If you are running short on ideas you can always go through the Make It Monday archives.  Once you have completed them, adhere the nine squares to a 5-1/2” x 5-1/2” square card front and share their masterpiece on our InLinkz list below!


1. Create a new card that features nine 1-1/2″ squares, each altered in a different way.  Mount them all onto a 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ square card base.

2. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product.  

3. Upload a photo of your project to your blog, online gallery or any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

4. Add the direct link to your project on our InLinkz list below.


6.  And/or you can leave a comment here to be eligible to win.  What do you think of today’s fun product introductions? How are you liking the new coloring sheets and watercolor sheets we’ve started releasing?  Will you be purchasing the Bright Buttercup collection?  Is the Inspired series calling your name?  And how about the new stencils?  Have you used stencils before?  Do you have a favorite product announcement from today’s line-up? (Just click the small “comments” link  beside the date in the footer of this post.  If you are reading this as an email subscription, be sure to click through to the actual blog to leave an eligible comment)

7. You have until 7am ET, Monday, February 15th to add your project link or comment and qualify for the contest.

8. NINE randomly selected winners will be announced on our February Release Winners page no later than 5pm ET, February 15th.


Stamps:   PTI Twig Wreath

Ink:  PTI Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse

Cardstock:  PTI Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay

Embossing folder:  Sizzix

Others:  Translucent embossing paste, White embossing powder-Hero Arts, Zig Watercolors





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Blog Hop Inspiration

photo credit: Jones Design Company

Blog Hop Inspiration

photo credit: Jones Design Company
There is just something so bright and cheerful about a rainbow of colors all in one place.  I found this photo of scattered wooden blocks especially inspiring and thought it was a wonderful jumping point for a card!  You can stamp scattered images on a card front.  Use the colors to create stripes or backgrounds.  Die cut multiples of similar shapes in a rainbow of colors and adhere them in a unique pattern.  Splatter several colors of ink or paint onto your project.  Get creative and have fun with all of the options at your fingertips!


Papertrey Ink Mighty Bloom Cover Plate

Papertrey Ink Fancy That Stamps

Papertrey ink:  Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Limeade ice, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Royal Velvet

Copic:  Y13, Y15

The coverplate was die-cut and the background was attached to a white card.  The petals were colored with ink and placed back into the background.

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