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

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

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

  7. 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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