Monday, July 11, 2011

Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites and Floral Fusion #6

Welcome back everybody! I'm enjoying taking part in the countdowns over the last few months and July is no exception. Today, I have some fun cards featuring Think Big Favorites #6 and Floral Fusion #6 (officially speaking) and have some good doses of Hanging Out and Background Basics: Vines thrown in as well, because I just couldn't help myself. Have you ever noticed that whatever you have cluttering your desk always seems to be the exact thing you need? If you can find it, that is:).  Well, those two extra stamp sets were in a stack and they got called in to join up with my official assignment. Hope you don't mind....I'm thinking you really don't:).

As I've probably mentioned before, when trying to use a stamp set in an unique way, it is best to capitalize on the defining characteristics of any given image. The Think Big Favorites #6 (larger size sentiments from the beautiful Autumn Abundance) have this great horizontal line going  through them. So, I asked myself, what can we do with that which would be considered unique? That's really all it took to come up with some fun ideas.

For example, the line can be joined up with the line in Maile's new Background Basics: Vines. The background set is one that can be layered on top of each other, instead of fitting together like a puzzle piece (make sense?...think Polka Dot Basics), so you can get this strong vertical line as well. So easy.

I stamped the flower center from Floral Fusion #6 in the open leaves for some contrast and then broke up all the linearity with a happily tilted flower.

Next up...and you can see this one coming a mile away...use the line in the sentiments as your flower stem. I just masked off the one side of the leaves, so you just have the one. Love the plaid!

Neon color is pretty hot right now.  A Hibiscus Burst felt flower (cut from the Floral Fusion #6 die) and buttons liven up the Harvest Gold and Soft Stone card.

And lastly...I'm most excited about this one...the line in Think Big Favorites #6 is the exact same width of the clothesline from Hanging Out. I'm almost certain it wasn't planned that way, but goodness, is it not a happy discovery?  Even happier discovery? Finding other things in my stamp collection that can fit on that clothes line. Sign Language is going to start getting busted out a lot over here.

Below the Think Big Favorites #6 sentiment, I stamped a little saying from Inside/Out: Thank You. Helps fill the card front. And the sides get some color and homespun charm from Background Basics: Gingham.

Now...I thought this whole clothesline/sentiment thing was a good idea, so I made another card with the same design, but with a different theme. Quilt blocks from the original Quilter's Sampler match up with the love and care that is sent with a Get Well card.

I hope I've sparked your interest and creativity with some of the new stamp sets. Lots of fun to play with. Be sure to blog hop on over to the other girls and see their new projects today. We've got fun from Nichole, Heather, Maile, Lisa, and Melissa Bickford. Just thinkin' about it, gets me warmed up to stamp. Good thing...still have projects left to create! See you back in a few days with some more stuff from me.


Blue/Green Feel Better Card
Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, and Spring Rain Cardstock
Ripe Avocade and Enchanted Evening Ink
Think Big Favorites #6, Floral Fusion #6, Background Basics: Vines stamps
Floral Fusion #6 and Beautiful Blooms die
Ripe Avocado Button

Neon Thanks Card
Soft Stone Cardstock
Smokey Shadow and Hibiscus Burst Ink
Think Big Favorites #6, Background Basics: Vines, Floral Fusion #6, Tag-its #6 stamps
Floral Fusion #6 and Doily Details Dies
Hibiscus Burst and Harvest Gold Buttons

Thanks Clothesline Card
Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, and Hawaiian Shores Cardstock
True Black and Spring Moss Ink
Think Big Favorites #6, Background Basics: Gingham, Hanging Out, Sign Language, and Inside/Out: Thank You stamp sets
Other : Ocean ink from CTMH

Feel Better Clothesline Card
Vintage Cream Cardstock
Smokey Shadow and Ocean Tides Ink
Think Big Favorites #6, Hanging Out, Background Basics: Gingham, Quilter's Sampler, Healing Touch Sentiments
Copic Markers


  1. What amazing discoveries, Erin! I'm lovin' the quilts!!!

  2. These are sooo lovely! Love the things you hung up on the line!! Very, very nice!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  3. So pretty! Love, love the quilt blocks card:)

  4. Light bulb moment...fabulous discovery with the pairing of Sign Language and Quilter's that idea!

  5. The clothesline cards.....AWESOME!

  6. I was likin' the Hangin Out set a lot but now seeing what you've done with it with the Sign Language and Quilter's sampler stamps - WOW - just blows me away. Beautiful and so clever.

  7. Great cards, my favorite is the wahing line with the quilt blocks and the gingham sides.

  8. gorgoeus...LOVE the quilts on the beautiful and so clever!

  9. Man! Have you ever sparked my interest! Love the clothes line idea! Super cards Erin!

  10. So creative each and every one of these.

  11. So cute the way you hung the quilt squares on the line. Nice to see that set pulled out of the box again, it also is a great set.

  12. Wow, Erin! These are such cool and funky cards and such unique ways to use these sets! I especially love how you used the clothes lines!
    Jessica W.

  13. I believe you just sold me both the Hanging Out Set and I had decided I didn't need another Thank You stamp but if it just fits the clothes line? Love the quilt stamps too. Nice job. Mags

  14. Those are all so wonderful! Love the clotheslines ones with the Think Big sentiments. Brilliant!!!

  15. These are seriously fantastic, Erin! I love them!

  16. Love the quilt blocks on the wash line such a great card!

  17. Your creativity so so awesome! I love how you paired Think Big with the clothesline - genius!

  18. Erin,
    Not many blogs can make me smile, that is, until I saw your card with the quilt blocks! Love it.


  19. Such creativity, Erin. You've piqued a lot of interest with your clotheslines all decorated so nicely. Super work!

  20. Love,love,love the things you did with the clotheslines and think big!! I am so excited about these ideas!!