Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Times to Treasure

So what do you do if you spy a piece of patterned paper that you fall in love with, but you swore not to buy anymore until a significant portion of your stash has been used? Well, you stamp your own, that's what! I call it copycat designer paper, lol. This entire piece of background paper was stamped using assorted stamps from Papertrey Ink to make it look like this. Pretty close, right? I plan on doing this more in the future, because I really don't want to buy more paper, especially because I usually only use it once or twice and then it sits there collecting dust. 

Anyway, about the rest of the card:

This is a new image coming out Jan. 11, that's a week away, from Lili of the Valley. The sentiment is included. I colored the lovebirds with Copics.

Hope it inspires you to try your own patterned paper, let me know how it goes if you try it! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento, Perfect Match
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Tools & Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 1, PTI die/ribbon, XF Sharpie Poster pen, Copics, Stickles, sewing machine


  1. What a stunning cheerful card! I love it.

  2. Great paper! :) I saw your post on SCS and wanted to see what you made - I think I like your version better! Thanks for the inspiration. PS. Darling card!!

  3. How cute is that. Great paper!!! Love that you stamped it all yourself!

  4. Gorgeous creation sweetie, i love this image, love the colours you have chosen too, big hugs love Pops x x x

  5. Loving these new LOTV's can't wait to get my hands on some

  6. Absolutely adorable and your stamped patterned paper is beautiful!

  7. Adorable and cheerful card. I like your patterned paper MUCH better than the original!

  8. What a beautiful card! I fall in love with every card that you make! LOVE the patterned paper you made yourself. What an awesome idea! Makes me want to get out my stamps and have a play and see what I can come up with. Thanks for sharing that idea!


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