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Welcome to "Your Memories" Papertrey Lovers!! I'm Ally and the creator of all the goodies you see below. I would love to hear what you think of my creations. Enjoy your bloggy adventure this evening!
I created a gift card, envelope and tag set named "Father and Sons" using the "Father Knows Best" paper sampler. Since I stuck with the wonderful orange, light yellow and brown colour scheme, I thought the name was fitting.


I first created a container embellishment and tag with the "Father Knows Best" sample papers. I used the packaging from my Papertrey Ink stamps. They fit a 6x6 envelope perfectly! The title was computer generated and then stamped with the little frog from the new April release stamp set "Pond Life". So fitting! I used my Spellbinder's Nestabilities to create the layered title tag.

Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Stamp: Papertrey Ink (pond life)


Then I proceeded to create a set of four cards with matching envelopes including a matching mini gift tag.

"Thinking of You" Card:

I used the larger 1.75inch squares of the "Father Knows Best" papers. I cut a striped patterned circle out of one square and used it to help title the card. The opposing "retro circles" squares are popped up on foam dots for a touch of dimension.

Supplies:
Papers: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Stamps: Papertrey Inks (polka dot basics, pond life)


"Happy Father's Day" Card:

For this card, using my Photoshop CS3 I cropped one of the single "retro circles" squares and the duplicated it many times to make a patterned paper using only that pattern. I found the center of my cut square of paper and drew a circle on the back. On the back of the paper I stamped the branch image from the "Out on a Limb" stamp set a few times. I then hand cut out all the space around the stamp using an exacto knife and it revealed the branch image on the patterned paper. A stamped a few other branch images on the craft cardstock base, added a Nestabilities "sun" shape and popped the whole thing up to get a shadow effect using the cut out branch. I added the strip of miniture "Father Knows Best" squares across the bottom and adhered the sentiment and voila!

Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (pond life, out on a limb)

"Take Flight" Card:

I shrunk down the squares of the "Father Knows Best" sampler and printed them out. Here I used a strip of the tiny squares as my base patterned paper. To create the oval shaped image I stamped all my "Pond Life" images on my oval. I then took my oval shaped Nestability and used it to mask the edges of the embossed oval to allow me to chalk just the raised image. I stamped a set of dragonfly fly wings on the back of one of the larger patterned squares, cut them out and popped them up over the dragonfly stamp. That just gave it more visual appeal.

To make the matching envelope image, I cut a scalloped square from the larger squares of "Father Knows Best" sampler paper, I stamped a damsel fly on the top and then carefully cut the damsel image out and backed it with brown cardstock. Just another added piece of dimension.


Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Pond Life, Pond Life Sentiments), Fontwerks

"Hoppy Hello" Card:

This by far my favorite card of them all and took the most time to create. I once again used the smaller squared paper from the "Father Knows Best" sampler for my base patterned paper. I used some of the remaining larger squares and stamped the frog image on to the back of three different patterns. I hand cut them all out using my tiny scissors... yes.. hand cut. I then punched some circles out the patterned paper, adhered some orange cardstock behind it, stuck some embossed brown cardstock circles in the openings and popped up the froggies with foam dots. I adhered the "Pond Life Sentiments" title and my froggy delight was complete!


Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Pond Life, Pond Life Sentiments)

Here's one final close up of the four matching tags for each card set....

Each tag specifically matches a card and envelope set.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all my creations using the "Father Knows Best" paper sampler and all the gorgeous sets of Papertrey Ink. I hope you'll continue to come back and visit!

I'd love to know what you think of my creations... please leave a comment* or two if you wish. I'd appreciate the feedback.

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40 comments:

  1. That's so neat, Ally! Great job!

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  2. Oh WOW, love everything you created. What awesome papers too! First time I have seen them LOVE the frog!

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  3. GEEZ Ally super nice!!!

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  4. beautiful job, great ideas for the blog hop.

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  5. WOW! I am just blown away by your work. I love how you cut out the frogs the best.

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  6. Very nice. A lot of great work!!!

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  7. Love all of your cards! Awesome. I especially like the Thinking of You card. How did you get the large scalloped square and the embossed edge? Is that a Nestabilities die?

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  8. I love your frog card.

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  9. Ally: Your work is awesome. I think I love it all!

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  10. Gee Ally, these are amazing. Every time I think I've found a winner, I see a better entry!! Your rocks.

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  11. Wow! Ally you have so talent! Love the cards! What a great idea to make a set with them!

    http://jenalonso.typepad.com/fstop_memories/

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  12. What a great collection of projects! I think I like the "Thinking of You" card the best of the bunch.

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  13. Your cards are absolutely STUNNING! Fabulous work.

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  14. Great job with the challenge - you really went to town!! :) Love your creative use of the papers!!

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  15. Can you say... WINNER!

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  16. lovely projects!!! tfs! :)

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  17. Dang, girl! You've been one busy little bee! I just love everything you've created here. I love how the dark brown makes everything pops!

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  18. I love how unique each card is yet they go great together!

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  19. I love that you created a whole set of cards! Great job!

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  20. the set is gorgeus! thanks for the inspiration :)

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  21. Nice job on all the cards you made. I think the pond card is my favorite though.

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  22. What an outstanding set of cards. Such imaginative use of the Father Knows Best cs!

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  23. Your cards are all stunning! Such attention to detail! Wonderful job!

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  24. AWESOME!!!!! You did a great job with all of it :)

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  25. Ally these are amazing!~Erica

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  26. well I see you are loving your spellbinders!!!
    your work is wonderful

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  27. Nice cards Ally looks like you put alot of efforts into those FROGS!!!
    Congrats again!

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  28. Awesome work Ally!!!!! I love all of it :)

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  29. These are so lovely!!!

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  30. wowowwowowowwww!! So creative!! Loved all of your ideas. They're so clean and elegant.
    CammyV

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  31. Great Job Ally, lots of work with those sissors, remind me about your addiction to sissors for your next class.

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  32. Great detail work with the trees and the frogs. All of your projects are different, yet they're all beautiful.

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  33. freakin' amazing work ally!

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  34. amazing cards!!! You did such a great job being creative with the patterned paper...love the one with the cut out frogs!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.