Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. They've been hosting a post each day highlighting some of the stamp sets released during each year, and hosting a challenge to use a set from that year. I would have loved to have participated every day, but it just wasn't in the cards (pun intended.) Today I finally had time to play along with three of them.
First off a favorite set from 2008: "Bitty Baby Blessings." It's one of the first sets I go to when I need a baby card. I have an baby shower to attend next month, and was excited to see that this was one of the sets highlighted.
I paperpieced the little onesie with some paper from Carta Bella's "It's a Girl" paper pack, created a little clothesline with some twine and clipped it on with a tiny clothespin onto a Stitched Circle from Simon Says. The flowers were punched from Sweet Blush paper and highlighted with a center from a flower in the "Petite Pots" set and a tiny pearl.
The sentiment is also from "Bitty Baby Blessings," stamped with Raspberry Fizz on a banner die.
Next up, a card using "Take Three: Summer," from 2010. I'm not sure where the blue cardstock came from; it was scrap in my scrap folder. I love the contrast of the black and blue, and mounted the three images behind a Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Film Strip" die. I couldn't decide where to put the sentiment so decided to leave the front of the card without a sentiment. Most likely, I'll stamp a "Thinking of You" sentiment inside for a friend who's having some health issues.
Last an image from 2012: "Sentiment Signs." I was pleased to discover that the sentiment fit perfectly on a stitched rectangle mounted on the Papertrey "Center Style: Masculine" die which I don't use often enough. I adhered both to a piece of Ombre Striped paper (also Papertrey Ink).
A few gold enamel dots from Simple Stories and a cupcake sticker finished it off.
I'm linking each of these to the appropriate challenge at Nicole's blog. I've enjoyed seeing some of the older sets highlighted during their celebration, but also looking through all the releases from each year. I was reminded of some favorite stamps that need to see some love!