Happy Birthday April! 45

Mona Pendleton | Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 11:52 PM | , ,

Hi there! Hope you all had a great weekend! I went on a last minute~spur of the moment weekend trip to CHA with my sweet friend Stephanie. Oh my goodness! We had a great time, meeting up with friends and drooling over all the new papercrafting products that will soon be hitting the shelves! I made this card for my son's sweet girlfriend, April who turned 21 today! Happy Birthday April :)
After seeing ALL the dreamy designer papers that will soon be available, I figured I would put some sweet patterned paper from the girl's paperie to good use. For sketch inspiration, I played along with this week's Card Patterns Sketch 100:
I stamped the jar image from PTI's Friendship Jars first then the polka dot filler and trimmed around the edges. I inked the lid up with VersaMark ink, embossed with silver embossing powder, colored with various Copics then trimmed around the edges.  I don't own any PTI dies yet but I am thinkin' they would make my crafty life easier and save me time rather allowing me to create more!? Have you used PTI dies yet? If so, any tricks of the trade that you would like to share with me? :)
That's all for today ~ thanks for looking! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Friendship Jars
Die Templates & Machine:  Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-190 Labels Four, S5-025 Labels Seventeen, GC-001 Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: the girl's paperie
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45 Sweet Comments So Far:

Constance said...

Sweet card Mona! I love your take on the sketch; very creative! Very vintage, great yummy jar!

Jen said...

Lovely card. I aodre your amazing ability to combine papers of such different patterns and in such a way that they look like they have always been the perfect match for one another. That certainly takes skill. I have the PTI jar die and it absolutely makes things a million times quicker as does the jar toppers die. Well worth it. I guess that's my best tip for you. ;-) Fancy that. All that being said, this is a darling card filled with all the shabby-licious, vintage gorgeousness that I love and that I adore about your creations.

Janetcraft said...

the bottle is cute...love the colors you play on it!!!

Ros said...

Your embellishments always look like they are die cut ... you are so precise ... this card is wonderful and the jar fabulous ... I would love to have PTI dies myself ... they are fabulous but the postage is quite high for the UK so what I don't have I don't miss ... (who am I kidding!)

Sue Ann said...

April is going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. There is so much detail on this ...... I can see that you approve of this young lady:) I am so happy I found your blog ....... I do not seem to be eating as much chocolate!!

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card I love the stitching, flower and the jar lid looks awesome! And as you always do, you mad me look, I had never heard of PTI dies, now I know what they look like, pretty cool. ~Diane

Emily Keaton said...

How adorable, Mona! I just love that jar full of polka dots. Oh, and the great silver lid to your jar, too!

Jan Hirsch said...

What a sweet adorable shabby-chic card! April will go ga ga over it! Love that jar and the topper and the wonderful papers used! You are just a fountain of inspiration, Mona! Thanks!

Heidi said...

What a sweet, sweet card Mona! I love all the pieces of patterned paper behind the label and jar image and your lid is perfect! I have a few PTI dies including the jar and toppers. They make quick work of using these images. The only tip I have to offer is that I put dark cardstock or my black mouse pad under the die cut before stamping. It makes it so much easier to line the images up with the edges of the cardstock. :) Thank you for all of the inspiration that you give me!

gladyschia2010 said...

OMG! Mona I LOVE LOVE how you use papertrey product! You should get the die and I love their products which co-ordinate with their stamp! You will love it! They are so cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona, I love your papers!!

Heather Jensen said...

So very cute Mona. I do love that set and have neglected it. Love the silver embossing for the lid. :)
I am totally jealous you girls got to go. One of these days I will get to one of these things. Hopefully sooner than later.
Hugs~

Linda R. said...

You lucky girl you.. Sounds like you had fun!! Yep, another amazing card my friend.. Love everything about it!!

Hugs, Linda

Norma said...

Hi Mona! I love all the pretty PP you used here! Great vintage look and that jar is so adorable! I really love PTI products and I definitely recommend getting the die; really makes things easier! Thanks!

Pammy said...

OMG, what a sweet and creative card, Mona! Love papers and the gorgeous embellies! I know April will LOVE this card! Wow, 21! Glad you had a fun time at CHA this past weekend! Someday!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous and creative card Mona!! Love the papers, your stitching and your stunning details!! April will love this! Glad you had a good time at CHA! One of these years I will make it there.

june lanum said...

Mona this card is so cute all your cards are just gorgeous.........

Lindsay said...

LOVE this Mona! I have to have that paper! So soft and feminine!

Sarah Martina said...

Pretty card! You're really gonna make me buy those country jar stamps, aren't ya! Lol... And yes, love those PTI dies... they add a nice variety to my die collection. :) Hugs!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a sweet birthday card, Mona! Love the background papers and polka dot canning jar! The embossed lid is darling and how you decorated it! Happy Birthday, April!

Monique said...

Love all the papers Mona!! Your jar is so cute :) Great take on the sketch!!

Shazi said...

Beautiful card!I'm loving the paper mix as well! :)
I just received my first PTI die the other day and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! They are so affordable and versatile. I will be putting in another order very soon. :)

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE that jar, fabulous card with such a homespun feeling!

Marge said...

This is sooo cute -- know she'll LOVE it (and the person who made it)!!! I have a few PTI dies and they were wonderful -- wish I had them ALL (of course!). I think the hardest part after being used to SBs dies is getting used to the fact that they're solid, but I don't have any problem with them & LOVE their versatility with all their stamps!!!

Deb Hickman said...

Such a sweet card, the DP is gorgeous and love the treat jar !!!

Christine Teros said...

You are so lucky to have gone to CHA! must have been fun!!! I love card you made for April! Such gorgeous details! Perfect style, Mona!

Meredith said...

LOVE PTI dies, and you know I love spellbinders... but I am completely hooked on PTI right now. But invest in some painter's tape!! They aren't open, so sometimes you have to fight to get your project out.

This is gorgeous, as always :) I love how you added some stamped accents to your DP :)

JEALOUS of your trip to CHA... I *will* go someday, I have warned everyone that it's only a matter of time!! :)

Melanie said...

Gourgeous and oh so creative, Mona!!!

Joanne Leddy said...

Cute, cute, and more cute. Love this card with the mosiac of patterns in the background and that little rose bud is soooo sweet. Embossing the jar lid? You are so clever! Very creative ... thanks for sharing!

GabrielleH said...

Mona I really love that adorable jar and how sweetly you embellished it! Also, the vintage papers are fabulous! I don't have any PTI dies yet but I definitely have my eye on some, still I think I will always be a Spellbinders girl!!!!!

Fiona said...

Absolutely gorgeous and fun card! I think April will love it and cherish it forever! You have such a keen since of design, colour and texture, Mona! What a gift! I love it!

Millicent Forester said...

How lucky April is to receive a custom designed card from you! Wow this is so gorgeous, Mona!

MeredithS said...

21 is a major birthday and it looks like she will have a wonderful keepsake to remember the occasion! This card is absolutely stunning Mona! That treat jar is fabulous as are the beautiful papers and custom stamping! Amazing job!

E.T said...

awww this is so adorable! Gorgeous papers as always!

Stella said...

Sigh......my comments are always the same but this is absolutely fabulous.... wow!

I don't have anything PTI; just like Ros I am struggling with the shipping costs for the Netherlands; and also paying inport costs...
But I would LOVE to have some of them...

Cecilia said...

WOW, super gorgeous card, Mona! April will love this! It is so gorgeous and creative!! Love the papers, your stitching and your fabulous details!! I'm so glad you had a good time at CHA! Hopefully, I will make it to one of these soon!

Heidi said...

Very Sweet card, Mona! I adore the stitching, the beautiful flower and the sweet treat jar and lid. This is so awesome! I'm sure April will cherish this forever!

Angie Hewitt said...

Super cute, Mona! Now this is what I call a birthday card! Wow!

Silvia said...

Oh, Mona! This is such a sweet, beautiful card. I know April will be happy to recieve it. So glad you had fun at CHA!

Jennifer M said...

So creative and adorable!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, love all the gorgeous papers and the jam jar is a fun image!

JennyGerber said...

Phenomenal card, Mona! Really fun and creative! I bet April was floored!

Barbara said...

Fun and creative card and oh so beautiful, Mona! What a sweet gift for April! I'm sure she love it!

HeatherCz said...

Mona, I really think April will cherish this gorgeous card forever! I really love that adorable jar and how perfect it is embellished! I also love the papers, your stitching and your fabulous details!! I'm so jealous you got to go to CHA! I really want to do that next time around!

~amy~ said...

doing some bloggie catch up here...love, love, love this card...I have that set and haven't used it in awhile so thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!!!!! I had to read over the comments for the PTI die tips...I have a heck of a time lining those puppies up...going to using the black cardstock trick!

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