I do love Stampin' Up stuff (I should do being a demonstrator and all), but I also have a slight addiction to Papertrey Ink stuff as well. I especially love that their ribbon comes in 5 or 6 different varieties for each colour and that you can buy a huge bag of buttons in a range of styles and sizes in each colour as well. And of course I love their stamps - the style is so different from SU.
I recently found 3 blogs that do challenges just for Papertrey Ink stuff and have made a start on doing them, both the current ones and the old ones, just for fun!
These first two cards are for the Papertrey Pixies blog challenges. Card #1 is for May's challenge, to make your own background paper as well as Mojo #141, another for Free For All #10 and CC273 to use Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana and Garden Green. I don't particularly like this one - it's just a bit too busy for me, but I didn't get time to do another one.
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Guide Lines II
Papers: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Barely Banana
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Yellow and Green flower buttons from stash, Green satiny twill from stash
My second card for Papertrey Pixies is for June's Challenge which was to use the picture for inspiration. I loved the layout and chose just three of the colours as my main colours. The fabric swatches reminded me of little picture frames so I went straight for my Sign Language set for this one - perfect for little picture frames, don't you think?
Stamps: Sign Language
Papers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip (SU), Berry Sorbet (PTI), Non SU/PTI white cs
Inks: New Leaf, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Summer Sun (SU) I don't have any PTI yellows just yet.
Accessories: Berry Sorbet ribbon, New Leaf button, Word Window punch, Double Loops Round the Page punches from Martha Stewart
The next PTI challenge blog I found was Papertrey Peeps and this card is for their challenge #9 to make a card with a travel theme. I also used the In Love With Stamping June challenge Sketch, Free For All #15 to make a boy themed card and CC139 to use Soft Sky (I substituted with Aqua Mist), Wild Wasabi ( I subbed it with New Leaf) and Ruby Red (haven't got a PTI substitute for this one). My bike is stamped with Aqua Mist and looks a bit pale in the photo but does stand out more in real life! Wonder if it needs reinking?
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits
Papers: Ruby Red (SU) Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Dotty Biscotti DSP (PTI)
Inks: Ruby Red (SU), Aqua Mist (PTI)
Accessories: Aqua Mist grosgrain ribbon, New Leaf buttons (PTI)
And my final PTI card this weekend was for Papertrey Peeps challenge #8 to use red and green but no Christmas theme and for old Mojo #17.
Stamps: Round and Round
Papers: Spring Moss, Pretty Pastels DSP (PTI), Real Red (SU)
Inks: Spring Moss (PTI), Real Red (SU)
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Red gems from stash, Word Window Punch, 1" circle punch, Real Red satin ribbon (SU), Spring Moss Buttons (PTI)
And that's all my PTI cards for this weekend. If you want to see my Stampin' Up cards from this weekend you can see them here.