Saturday, 7 July 2012

pages with papertrey challenge #11

I am back with another layout I made for Leigh Penner's Pages with Papertrey.  This time the challenge is to include an element in your page that you want to preserve (other than photos and journaling). 

After I discovered Papertrey, I stopped giving store-bought cards but instead make my own.  For the cards I give my DH, I usually tuck it in within my page protectors and therefore not really visible when one flips through my scrapbook binder.  But here is a layout I made of our Valentine lunch this year which incorporates the card I gave him.

I used Papertrey stamp (postmarks, fresh alphabets), die (heart border, postmarks and wonderfu words) and cardstock.  I also used  SU's heart punch and patterned paper from Fancy Pants (Love Story collection).

Here is a close up of the card...

and the heart border (which I cased from one of Maile's (PTI DT) cards, I think)

Creating this layout reminded me of an older Valentine layout I made which also incorporated my card.  You would notice that I was still very much into Cricut at that time and only used one Papertrey product in this layout-- the word "Love" from Mega Mixed Messages, lol. (Mega Mixed and Birthday Basics are my first 2 PTI sets.  I figured at that time that in order to create cards, I only need patterned papers, my Cricut machine and a few sentiment stamps for the outside and inside of my card.  I couldn't have been more wrong!)

Here is a close up of my card...

and my fun embellishment then. (Actually, it is not too bad.  I now miss my Cricut (a little).  It's just that it takes more time to cut all those tiny pieces, esp if your mat is not that sticky anymore.)

I love our picture to the left :)
 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. My first thought was how much I loved how you used the Postmarks set to spell out the title... and then I read what you wrote and realized that this was a card you'd made. Fabulous! You have me sorry that I sold my Postmarks set!

  2. Love all the layouts!! You did a wonderful job with them! :)

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous layout, Irma!

  4. I have not scrapbooked for some time. This is certainly making me miss doing it. Love the envelope look!


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