Sunday, February 13, 2011

Doily Details

Are you guys still with us here on the final day of the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration? What are we going to do with ourselves come tomorrow?:) HA! I'll tell you what I'll be doing...catching up on some sleep and enjoying what is forecasted to be some nice weather. I am DYING to take the kids to the park. What a difference in attitudes that's going to make around here...most of all in Mommy's.

Bad weather is good for stamping and getting projects done, however. And that's a good thing too. Today I've got my Delightful Doily projects for you, in all their lacy frilly loveliness. Now, vintage is a hat that doesn't really fit on my head all that well. So I decided to take it in another direction. Remember the spirograph toys you used to have as a kid? Reminded me of the doily stamps and had me itching to color in patterns the doilies created.

I've used the Fresh Snow ink, Ocean Tides Copics, and kraft cardstock combination before. LOVE it. The combination of that particular ink and the Copics, muted on the dark cardstock gives almost a batik look here. Very ethnic/bohemian. Doesn't say vintage to me at all.  Digging the size of the new Think Big Sentiments #1. Somethings you don't get excited over until you use them...and then you become the biggest fan. Now my wish list for BIG sentiments is as long as my arm.

Here's a bit of an upclose look at the coloring. It's very easy because there is no shading with multiple markers. Glitter domed sticker is from Michael's. First time using these lovelies as well. I will be back for more.

I created a matching tag to go along with the card. The Ocean Tides circle is punched out at 1.5". The traditional 1.75" would  work too. And just to throw some more numbers at you, I layered a 2.5" Limitless Layers die on the new Tag Sale #4.  The sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages. Very nice to have a matching option for the Think Big Favorites, no?

Next, I busted out the Doily Details dies and the new Parisian Doily for a card that has some Latin flavor to it. Big, bright, juicy colors layered on top of each other is all it takes to make your own fiesta. We throw a lot of margarita and tamale fueled birthday parties (and yet we're French Canadian/Irish/German...go figure) on my side of the family, so this would be very appropriate.

Double Ended Banner die holds a Limitless Layer cut frame in place. The flower there was left over from another project that you'll see with the Release. Sometimes the perfect thing is already sitting on your desk.

A Birthday Bash Sentiments stamp fit nicely in this space.

Thanks for stopping by. I've got more stuff for you next week--a video and another podcast. Busy busy around here. And so are the other ladies. Be sure to hop on over to some other blogs to see different creative spins on these new products.
Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Wooderson
Maile Belles
Danielle Flanders


Make a Wish Card and Tag

Stamps: Delightful Doilies, Think Big Favorites #1, Polka Dot Basics II, Mega Mixed Messages, Bitty Background Blocks
Cardstock: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides
Ink: Fresh Snow, Ocean Tides, and True Black
Copics: Ocean Tides Trio
Ties: 2.5" Limitless Layers, Tag Sale #4
Rustic Cream Button Twine
Silk Ribbon

Big Birthday Wishes Card

Dies: Parisian Doily, Doily Detail Dies, Double Ended Banner, 1.75" Limitless Layers, Beautiful Blooms #3
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: Bitty Background Blocks, Birthday Bash Sentiments
Ink: True Black
Other: Rhinestones and EK Success flower punch


  1. OK, I haven't been too sure about the doily stamps, but your first card has shown me the light! That card is awesome!

  2. Your doily cards are the best. I love how you made them work in a non-vintage way. I think I'm going to have a margarita tomorrow in honor of them. ;)

  3. So pretty! I love seeing the dies and stamps used with all the bright colors!!

  4. Fab effect with the colouring of the doilies.
    xoxo Sioux

  5. Pretty cards with you!!! Love that last one especially, the colors you combined are amazing and they work sooo well together and make you feel happy instantly, love it!! And great combining in the doily shapes as well, gorgeous!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  6. Great thinking outside the box ideas! Love it!

  7. Nope, that is not Vintage, but jaw dropping might be a good description instead! I love the way you gave all of this loveliness a happy twist. Great job and thanks for hanging in there! Have a happy sunshiny day with your kids!!!

  8. Loving your Bohemian card! And matching tag!

  9. i'm trying to convince myself i don't need the doily stamp set... your first card isn't helping with that goal. love the colors and using the markers on the kraft! great job!

  10. WOW Erin, you've taken these doily stamps to a whole other level with your ethnic spin!!! LOVE your projects, so colorful and fun! And yes, I sure do remember my spirograph, gosh I loved that toy!

  11. Love these doilies! Your cards are both great and I love the colors you chose for each.

  12. What gorgeous cards Erin - thanks for the inspiration ;) I can't wait to place my order this month! It will be so worth it, hehe!
    Enjoy yourselves when you finally get out to make the most of the better weather!

  13. I ADORE the aqua and kraft combination - beautifully done!

  14. They are adorable. Love the coloring.


  15. I love the details of the doily images. Your cards are so pretty.

  16. Love your designs. Taking the doilies from a vintage feel (not my thing either) to fresh and modern is lovely. These are on my list!

  17. I like the bright, cheery colors used on the one card.

  18. Such beautiful projects Erin. Love both cards today using doilies. That big birthday wishes card makes me smile all over! :) Thanks for sharing your creative talent and inspiration.

  19. Love, love your color combinations! Love them. The doily stamps are incredibly versatile and I want them, I NEED them!:)

  20. I like your take on the doilies. Lovely work.

  21. These are very pretty - I love the sparkly accents!

  22. I especially loved the kraft and blue with the white doilies!

  23. Fabulous color combination on the first card. You've truly disguised the doily with the coloring going a whole new direction with the stamps. The second card is great, too, but the first is just phenomenal.

  24. Great, great color combos, and BEAUTIFUL projects! You really demonstrate how much color can do for a project. TFS.

  25. I do love that first card! The color combo is beautiful and I love how you colored in the doily. I too don't do vintage, but I could do that!:)

  26. Gorgeous! Love the "Latin flavor" one especially. Who said that doilies had to be vintage? TFS!

  27. FABULOUS work! Everything is so bright and happy. I love it!

  28. I gotta have this new stuff.................... now to have a plan to get them.....