Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Papertrey Ink: Quilter's Sampler

The Papertrey Ink release party was so much fun last night! Thank you all for your sweet comments and encouragement. You all are the best!! I'm going to spread my samples out over this week and at the end of the week, I have a tutorial for you. Today, I'm sharing my Quilter's Sampler creations. This set has so many different possibilities and directions you can go with it and the sentiments are just great (there's even a second sentiment set if you need more sentiments).

This card was the last thing I made for the release. Somewhere along the way, I thought it would be fun to stamp the quilt images on patterned paper. I love how it looks! It makes a great pattern and part of the coloring is done for you. I stamped the images and then colored the centers of the white and pink pattern blocks. I inked the edges of all the pieces and the other elements by just sliding them along the Dark Chocolate ink pad. I think this ended up being my favorite thing I made with the Quilter's Sampler sets.

I thought it would be fun to make some type of gift using the set as well. I took a couple of those cheap little sewing kits you can get just about anywhere (I've gotten them at Walmart and a dollar store.). I added thread, needles, and a thimble. The nugget tins hold about one and half of those sewing kits. Then, I stamped a grid using Guide Lines. This made it easy to line up my quilt blocks. I stamped my blocks on spring moss cardstock. This was another way of having some of the coloring of the blocks already completed. I went back and colored some of the squares with a purple copic marker similar to plum pudding (sorry, I did not note what marker I used.) I added a mat and some stitching to complete the cardstock wrap that went around the tin. Then, I created a tag, stitched around the edge, added an eyelet and button and tied it around the tin using plum pudding stitched ribbon.

Here's a closeup of the tag. I like the little extra the stitching around the tag adds.

For this card, I wanted to create the look of a quilt. I stamped guide lines first and then stamped the quilt squares. I colored the squares and then distressed the edge of the mat to make it look like a worn quilt. The sentiment I chose was "Hoping you're on the mend" and I wanted to make it look similar to a quilt needing mending.
Here you can see the mending in one corner of the quilt. I wanted to make it look like the quilt was mended (though not properly ).

Have a great day and I will be back tomorrow with more of my samples for the release!


Recipe for first card
Stamps: Quilter's Sampler, Quilter's Sampler Sentiments (
Papertrey Ink)
Inks: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Pink Patterns (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Berry Sorbet satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), long rectangle nestability die (Spellbinders), copic marker, scissors
Dimensions: 5.5 x 6

Recipe for sewing tin
Stamps: Quilter's Sampler, Quilter's Sampler sentiments, Guide Lines (Papertrey Ink)
Inks: noir (palette)
Cardstock: spring moss, plum pudding (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: plum pudding stitched ribbon (Papertrey Ink), large eyelet, purple button, sewing machine, copic markers, nugget tin (Papertrey Ink)

Recipe for last card
Stamps: Quilter's Sampler, guide lines (Papertrey Ink)
Inks: black (momento), noir (Palette)
Cardstock: kraft, lavender moon, white stamper's select, plum pudding (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: sewing machine, copic markers, distress tool (CTMH)
Dimensions: 5.5 square


Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

OMG I love all your samples, they are beautiful! The first card with the patterned paper is my favorite!! Great job!

Shannon said...

Great job Niki! I am so excited for you - last month you win it all - then you make the design team and get it all every month. Looking forward to everything you do in the future..... your HSDT pal!

Sara said...

Niki, I took a look at all of your creations in the PTI gallery this morning. You have done a fantastic job on your first release! Love what you did with those owls!

Lesa said...

Wow! Your samples are absolutely stunning!

Kimberly said...

STUPENDOUS!!!!! They are all just fantastic!!!! :)

Jewels said...

Great job on all your samples!! I really love the pink one and the "mending" on the last one. I look forward to seeing more details on all your other ones as well!!

Sue said...

Absolutely fantastic, I love all you have done.

Joan B said...

Beautiful job. I'm so glad you are part of PTI's team! Gorgeous work!!!

Janette said...

these are all terrific Niki! I love this set and ordered it today along with the sentiments. Love all the stitching that you did.

Terri said...

You did a great job on all your samples for this months release. I already saw them all in the PTI gallery last night. My favorite is the magnetic owl set. I look foward to seeing all your samples again here too.

Debbie Olson said...

Niki, you have really outdone yourself--these are ALL amazing--fabulous job! You're quite an asset to the PTI team!

Molly B said...

Great stuff. You are a wonderful addition to the talet at PTI. -Molly B

Kristy Vernon said...

All of your projects are great! Congrats on being on the design team and you'll make such great projects.

Shari said...

Love your Quilter's Sampler projects Niki!!

Tessa said...

Great job on your first release!!!

Robyn said...

too cute!

Marie Cramp said...

Although your cards are all wonderful, I have to say that your first quilt block card is fantastic!! The stamping on patterned paper was a great idea and just made the card.