Friday, January 22, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #237 Matchbook Valentines

My daughter wants to make her own handmade Valentine's this year. So we were thrilled when we discovered the latest Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink. Lexi has a wonderful video tut that shows exactly how she makes these cute little matchbook Valentines. Check out the details here.   I thought I would just go ahead and make one to get an idea if this was doable.  This is what I came up with:

They were super easy to do and I can't wait to see what type of decoration Adoree wants to add to hers!

I just grabbed one m and m candy bag we had in our cabinet.  I love the prepackaged Valentine design ones but didn't get a chance to purchase some and get the matchbook done before the challenge is over.   I was soo excited to use these much neglected heart brads since they matched the theme so well.  However, I don't think they hold as securely as the staples.  So I would recommend just using the staples and covering them up with some decorative tape as Lexi did.

Oh and hubby and the kids got me the rose stamp set for my birthday.  (Thanks soo much!)  Isn't it stunning!  It's my first layering stamp set and I can't believe how much depth you get by layering the stamps up!   The MISTI tool makes lining things up soo much easier!  I love my MISTI!!!!  Jennifer McGuire shows how she used a MISTI and a rose stamp set to mass produce some cards in case you are curious here.  I hope to give her design a try soon!  Be might be seeing lots of these roses!

Supplies are listed and linked below:

PTI The Sweet Life Stamp Set

PTI The Sweet Life Die Collection (set of 2)

Brushed Blooms Stamp Set

Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented

MISTI for short

4” White Paper Doilies

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Hearts

Ink for Roses:

PTI Sweet Blush Dye Ink
Layer 1

PTI Berry Sorbet Dye Ink
Layer 2

PTI Pure Poppy Dye Ink
Layer 3

Ink for leaves:

Momento Pear Tart Dye Ink
Layer 1

Momento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink
Layer 2

My embossing powder is quite old but here is something similar:
  White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder

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linda cencelewski said...


Diana K said...

Gorgeous! That's one of my favourite all-time stamp sets, too. Be forewarned that the magic of layering stamps is addicting!

lexi said...

so pretty! i love the doily detail and the layered rose is gorgeous!! thanks for playing make it monday!

Keri said...

So sweet! I love the heart shaped doily, and those flowers...gah! :)