Felt iPhone Case

I was so excited to get my recent Papertrey Ink order and to play with the iPhone case die!  This is my first attempt and I used what I had on hand so I'm not sure this is the best creation ever but I wanted to try it out and see how easy (or difficult) it would be to make.

I have to say - it was fairly easy! Although I made a few boo-boos, nothing that can be seen, next time I'll have a better handle on how to create one of these with more ease - and hopefully with more cool embellishment.

Here's my first attempt:

So I kept everything pretty simple here, my only decoration being a die cut butterfly that I added a little embroidery to. I also have a lining inside this case but I don't know if I would add that in the future - it just added to the thickness of the case itself and that cuts down a bit on how easy it is to slide the phone in a out. I tested it on my iPhone 5 (fits without it's shell on), an iPhone 4 (fit with it's shell on) and a Droid mini (fit without a shell on).

Hopefully I will have more of these to show soon as well as some other felt projects. What do you think of my first attempt? Would you use something like this?

Thanks for stopping by!
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Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's Blog Hope with PTI Day! I love playing along and this month I had a chance to create a little card based off this inspiration photo:

I went with the colors in the images and the little bird and created this:

I started by impressing my red background with the Guidelines impression plate (click the photo to see close up). Then I roughed up the edges of the red piece and added it to a white card base. I also added white dots at the intersecting corners of the embossed piece using a white gel pen.

The bird was die cut from white and stamped in Spring Rain with the wings and belly stamped in Blueberry Sky. These pieces were all scuffed up a bit around the edges too and the assembled and added to a couple of branches, stamped in white.

Finally the sentiment was added on a die cut oval and there you have it! Simple and sweet.

This weekend is family birthday time so Saturday I'm baking a cake and Sunday it's family :)  Hope your weekend is fun - that's what weekends are for!

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Curtain Call - Anything Goes

There's a new challenge up at Curtain Call and this is a fun one - Anything Goes! There is an inspiration photo:

and I wanted to use a lot of elements from this image on my card. Here is the finished project:

(Ignore the bad lighting on this card - I've been having trouble getting a good clean photo lately and I think it's time to change up my lightbox photo taking area).

I used the colors of pink, blue and white as well as the stacked element of the shelves by repeating the sentiment in a stacked fashion. I also incorporated a desk, although a gray instead of white one. As the colors I was playing with were pink and blue, I turned this into a thank you baby themed card - perfect for a shower thank you, if the gender of the baby will be a surprise. I also used a number of stamp sets (all from Papertrey Ink) - I think 7 total! Not my usual style but it was fun going through the sets to see what I could find that fit the theme. A couple of images are popped up on foam tape and the letters that spell baby are heat embossed.

That's all for me today but I will be back soon with the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop - see you then!

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Color Throwdown

Running in at the last minute to post a card for the Color Throwdown challenge! All products from Papertrey Ink. Enjoy! And have some ice cream today - you deserve it!

Here's the colors:

And here's my card: (they look a little closer to the swatches in person but the camera did not want to pick up the colors correctly)

Until next time!
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Case Study Challenge

I had a great time playing along with the Curtain Call Challenge a few days ago and lookie what I got!

How cool is that? One of the top five for the challenge. Thanks, Curtain Call!

I had another challenge project in the works, this time for CASE Study and here is my card:

I'm once again using the Circles Cover Plate from Papertrey Ink which I cut from Vintage Cream cardstock. I punched all the pieces out and then layered the die cut on to a piece of metallic paper. The butterfly was then cut twice on my Cameo - once from a polka dotted metallic type paper and once from a sheet of vellum that had a few flecks of metallic in it. I layered the two together (the polka dot butterfly is easier to see in person) and stitched the two together. I added the butterfly to the card front and finished it off with a die cut sentiment attached by some sheer ribbon.

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