Friday, February 18, 2011

Papertrey Inspired

I have a small budget for purchasing crafty things and sometimes have to get creative to achieve a look I desire. I created a number collage in PSE and printed it out on  pattern paper to get a look similar to this paper.   I used the Another Year stamp set from Practicing Creativity and it's a great set to use with some big numbers and at $13 it's a great deal.  I have a Cricut, so I can't justify purchasing the PTI number dies.  I cut these big numbers with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and the size was set at 2-3/4".
This delicous, colorful pattern paper is from the Sweet Summertime pack from Echo Park and I snagged it yesterday at Hobby Lobby for a mere $6 (I used a 40% off coupon)!  This paper pack was not in the aisle with the other paper packs like Basic Gray, etc. it was hanging with the scrapbook paper kits.  This is an aisle I rarely go down and really lucked out yesterday.

My daughter is going to a sleepover birthday party tonight and I made this card for the birthday girl.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Annie

12 comments:

  1. super cute. i had the exact same thought bout the PTI set. I wanted it cause it is soooo cute. but i too have a cricut so seemed silly to buy the # dies.. GREAT card!

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  2. Super-fab, Leigh Ann! :o) I love how you've used your creativity to achieve the look you want without spending so much on additional supplies! Awesome!

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  3. Love this, and love how these two products work so well together! Off to let PCD know to do a facebook feature on this!

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  4. Love it, love the number!

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  5. So cute! Love how BIG the numbers are. Great colors too.

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  6. Very cool. Love how you used with you had to create it.

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  7. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! The dp you created looks awesome! You have the most creative mind, woman! The whole card is fabulous, and congrats on your awesome find at Hobby Lobby!

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  8. Gorgeous!! I just love the paper pieced numbers and the dp and design! So fun!!

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  9. You're so cool! I was so going to buy those dies but now that you've shown me this amazing card and shared the size you made the numbers, I won't have to!

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