Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I have a great project for you tonight using Papertrey Ink's new Alpha-blocks stamp set. I remember being a little girl and visiting my grandmother. She'd take me to this mall in Venice, California and there was this store that sold Mrs. Grossman's stickers. And because I was with Grandma, I could get some. I even had a sticker book. I loved that thing. Looking back, I've got to ask myself, what is the point of a sticker book in the first place? I guess it boiled down to being a kid and a sticker book being one of the many things that made me happy. Sometimes there doesn't need to be a point beyond that.

With that in mind, I wanted to create a sticker themed project for a few kids in my life. I originally saw the idea of a sticker sheet used as a card front in a Becky Higgins' card book. With Alpha-blocks and the matching Alpha-blocks die, as well as PTI's White Adhesive Sheets, I was able to take the idea a bit further by making a sticker sheet featuring the special kid's name.

Let's talk construction. The sticker sheet has the dimensions of 5x7 inches. I cut and scored my paper to accommodate the sticker sheet in an open pocket. I used the Library Card Tag die to cut a window in front. If you don't have one, no biggie. It is easy to cut with an Exact-o Knife. I'm liking how the die creates rounded corners, however.

You have to actually create the pocket without adhesive to run it through your die cut machine. The back does get embossed with the shadow of the die, but it doesn't matter because it will be adhered to a 5x7 card. And I found that by folding the paper, the die stays in place better.

Slide a 5x7 cut transparency with Alpha-block stamp/ die cut pieces attached with your favorite adhesive through the pocket.

Hank's probably a year to 18 months out from appreciating this, but I'm glad I have it on hand when I need a quick pick me up. Lisa's new Ad Sense die should really be renamed Mat Stack #6. It works great in that capacity. I used it in the same capacity with the Limitless Labels dies. And isn't that little "Limited Edition" stamp and die just the best touch? I will be using that on lots of projects for sure.

Here's the inside. A nice affirmation when a child needs a little pick me up. All About You, Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger, It's Official, and Ad Sense used here as well.

Hank's name is spelled out five times on the adhesive sheets. I adhered them to transparency with my ATG gun. The backing stays, the sticker comes off. He can put the stickers anywhere he wants...I'm just hoping he chooses paper instead of my furniture.

Seeing as it nice to see an alternative to the main project, how about a birthday card in a different direction for a girl.

The accent in the corner using Beautiful Blooms Dies #3 (my fav, in case you haven't guessed yet) with Hawaiian Shores, Royal Velvet, Raspberry Fizz, and True Black PTI  felt. Looks like just an accent, but it is a two-fer. Sophia can take the clip off and use it on her backpack or whatever else her little heart desires.

Again, it is nice to embellish the inside of the card. Thanks to Inside/Out: Birthday and Beautiful Blooms II for helping me out here.

Be sure to chekc out the other PTI blogs tonight for further inspiration using the new Alpha-blocks stamp set.

Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Wooderson
Maile Belles
Danielle Flanders

Supply List:

Hank Sticker Card:

Stamps: Alpha-blocks, Button Boutique, All About You, Mini Scrapbook Series: Journaling Circle, Ad Sense, Tiny Treats: Valentine, It's Official
Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White
White Adhesive Sheets
Papertrey Ink Die: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise
Dies: Library Card Die, Ad Sense, Limitless Layers 1.75" circle, Alpha-block
Other: Close to My Heart ink: Ocean, Orange

Sophia Sticker Card:

Stamps: Alpha-blocks, Inside/Out: Birthday, Beautiful Blooms II
Dies: Alpha-blocks, Beautiful Blooms #3, Sending You
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White
Felt: Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Hawaiian Shores
Vintage Buttons in True Black
Papertrey Ink ink: True Black and Raspberry Fizz

White Adhesive Sheets
Other ink: Close to My Heart Ocean and Pansy Purple


  1. Absolutely gorgeous creations Erin, super fun, loving these little blocks...sending hugs your way!

  2. Love the flower clip! Kids will enjoy getting your cards.

  3. Adorable cards that kids will really love! Thanks for sharing

  4. Two really cute projects: I love the sticker blocks, and the Sophia card is extra cute with the felt flower!

  5. These are wonderful! Love those stickers and I can totally relate to that stickerbook you are talking about, had that as well and was a huuuge fan of stickers! These you made look awesome as well as the card! Very personal and happy-making!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

    P.S. Just wanted to say: good luck on your family business. It's sad if you hurt people without meaning to... Hope you will be able to work things all out!

  6. Very neat, personalized cards! Love 'em! :)

  7. Little ones love stickers...
    even when they can't read!:)
    My little guy would die for that sticker card...
    and yes...
    with a birthday soon coming...
    I'm casing that one!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  8. What a great little project for the sticker lover in your life! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Oh LOVE these Erin! The stickers are too cool, and I love that card for Sophia, inside and out! The clip is a magical little touch, too. Fab job with the Alpha Blocks set!

  10. You are so very creative and think outside the box, Erin! Genius! My kids had sticker books too, growing up. It was their "collection" and my first-born dd, who is almost 31, still loves and collects all things Hello Kitty! I love your heart for kids projects. My granddaughter will be two in June and you have given me so much inspiration for the things I can make for her!

  11. they are so cute.. Love the idea of making stickers.. I had (actually still have) my collection of stickers... gave them to my daughter as most had lost their stick ;)
    stickers was my first paper obsession and got me into those fun specialty gift and card stores too!

  12. You come up with some of the neatest ideas!!!

  13. Love these ideas! The sticker book is too cool! And the card is so sweet! I love the colors and details carrying to the inside! Beautiful Blooms #3 is my fave, too and I love that clip you made!

  14. Ahhhh! Clever - my mind is swirling with ideas now - thanks for the inspiration :)

  15. These are such cute card gifts! Love the idea!

  16. LOVE your sticker projects!! So super duper cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Excellent ideas. Love the little clip on the inside.

  18. Boy you brought back some memories. I liked sticker books when I was a kid too. Cute idea.