Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 2012 Release Projects

Back one more time this month for official countdown business with PTI. Time to show you all the release projects so you can make some informed decisions about your shopping list tonight at 10 PM EST. Let's get right to it.

Little Bitty Bird Additions and BB: Wrought Iron. I think I'm just going to post my favorite on first. This was also the last one I created. It took me awhile to find my angle, but when I did, I couldn't believe how well it came together. There is actually a rather old PTI stamp set (I had it pre-children, if you can believe that) that is the perfect companion to BB: Wrought Iron. Have you seen Sweet Love? I used only half of one of the oval labels to create an archway between two sections of fence, leaving room underneath for a bird bath from Little Bitty Bird Additions and a banner from Door to Door.  Seriously, how cute is that? Lots of Copic tracing along the fence in the lowest Sweet Blush Copic Trio number to give it some definition as well. I think it adds so much.

Heart 2 Heart #2. I've seen lots of requests for balloon stamps on the forum. We finally got an adorable one. These particular balloons are a surprise coming out of a Make a Wish Additions present. I'm liking this Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Fine Linen, and Melon Berry color combination as well.

Tremendous Treats Birthdays. You have to excuse my complete self indulgence on this card. Hank's been making everybody "love cards" in my office and has been dropping some hints about people who love him making love cards for him to receive. What Mama could ignore that request? I took the truck from Tremendous Treats Birthdays and masked off the presents so I could stamp hearts (Back Pocket Basics) in their place. The skyline was created by sponging ink on a mask that I created on my Silhouette. The new World's Greatest stamp set helped me out with my sentiment.

Back Pocket Basics. Don't think you need the pockets to use the accessory stamps! I just put them on 1.5"x1.5" squares. I like how you can still use the tab to add a little something. Simple Sentiments helped me add something to the narrow strip on the right hand side.

World's Greatest. Another take on the dress shirt. I used the tie die (oh...that's so weird to say), to create a tie negative in my shirt and backed the opening with Candy Cane Prints paper pack. Not just for Christmas. The new Card Base-ics 2 die helped me make it look like it was being gifted in a way. Button Boutique wordage helped to carry out the theme.

Framed Up #2. Such a useful series. Heather has a knack for creating those. I mostly used it to create a background for buttons, a sentiment, and a floral sprig from Back Pocket Basics. Another new color combo that I like--Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Lemon Tart, and Summer Sunrise.

That's it for me. Hop on over to the other PTI blogs to be further inspired. I know I always am:

Jessica Witty
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Ashley Cannon Newell
Maile Belles
Danielle Flanders
Debbie Olsen
Michelle Wooderson


  1. We make a perfect fit card is lovely! Love the design and the colors used are just vibrant!

    Annabella Merlin
    Creative Photo Albums

  2. Your birdbath card was AMAZING! You are so creative to mix the stamp sets like that!

  3. Erin Lincoln, YOU ROCK!!!!!! Can't even say enough words about these cards...they are awesome!

  4. Erin, I love all your cards! I seriously think these are my favorite cards this month! I LOVE your bird bath card! So sweet and creative to make the archway! That shirt card is amazing! That Candy Cane prints is the perfect tie pattern! I love how the balloons are coming out of the gift in your Celebrate card, and I love the sweet card for Hank!

  5. All your projects are wonderful, but I totally LOVE that wrought iron archway card! Amazing! Great use of sets!

  6. Your pink bird card is my favorite card of the day. Just sayin'.

  7. I've been a long-time fan since the CK days, and was thrilled when you joined the PTI team. I've enjoyed all your projects, but just gotta let you know that your bird bath card is my favorite EVER!

  8. I especially like the Hello There card! So sunny and cute!

  9. Magnificent wrought iron archway - so pretty :)

  10. Erin these cards are wonderful! As I mentioned in another comment, I always like to visit your blog to see the various different treatments you think of and I'm never disappointed. The skyline card is great. I'm particularly fond of the wrought iron card (top one). You are so talented!

  11. That's too funny. When I saw the introduction of the Wrought Iron set, my first thought was, "that reminds me of the design from Sweet Love." Seriously! So thank you for showing it in action!

  12. Your bird card is absolutely adorable! LOVE it!!

  13. Wow, every single example makes me want those stamps!!!

  14. Adorable bird card!
    I was referred to your blog from a Silhouette forum where I had asked about cutting PTI cardstock with the Cameo. I don't have much luck with it at all, and I was wondering if you are able to do it successfully? I know you do a lot of cutting with your Silhouette and also use PTI products, so I really hope you can answer my question. (hopefully by email.. mine is linwe.luinweATgmailDOTcom )
    I'm at my wits end....thanks!