Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Modern Basics...

Today I wanted to share with you a new stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Modern Basics by Maile Belles.

I will admit when I first saw it, I felt a little intimidated by it! Maybe it was the name, as "modern" doesn't fully describe my scrapbooking style. But...having said that...I sat down and played more with it yesterday and now I'm totally in love! I found out it DOES work with my style and had so much fun breaking out of my norm a tiny bit! :)

The first card is a Dad card. My dad is turning 60 in a few days!! I used the Background Basics: Newsprint set in the background with a slightly lighter blue ink.
A little splash of pink and coral here on this one. The zig zags are from the Button Boutique from last month! Was too lazy to get my sewing machine out. :) Hearts are from the Tiny Tags set.

This one is the similar to the last one, just wanted to try it in some different colors...
If you've done a lot of work on your card like I did here on these cherries, and you are afraid to stamp right on your card, stamp on another piece of paper and cut the little leaves out! I created my own little border on the bottom with one of the polkadot leaf stamps. "You make life sweeter" is from an older set called Cupcake Collection.

More little button flowers...
Here I used the little leaves as a background with a plethora of buttons! The other stamps are from Button Boutique.

Last, I made some butterflies on this quirky little card. Super simple, you could make a bunch of these in no time.



Before I go, I wanted to show you how I keep track of my Papertrey Ink stamping ink colors. I was forever pulling them all out, trying all the colors before deciding which color I wanted to use. I decided to stamp them all on a piece of paper, so at a quick glance, I can choose a color quickly! (There is a mistake here, the green one's not Enchanted Evening, it's Ripe Avocado. I had the wrong lid on it!)


This has saved me a lot of time and keeps me organized. Looking back at all of these cards....wow, I have a thing for buttons, don't I! hee. Thank you for visiting my blog today!

22 comments:

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous, and cheerful cards!
Love your idea with organizing your ink colors(:
Have a great day!

Evgenia said...

Fantastic set! I ordered some from new release yesterday, hope they will arrive soon)

Agnieszka said...

Love every single one of these! Totally awesome cards!

Diane Jaquay said...

Sheesh! Danielle, I'm trying very hard to resist this set, and you're not making it very easy here lol ;) LOVE every single one of these, and how you've shown that this set doesn't have to be just "modern", wow, who knew?!!!

Colibri scrapero said...

tus trabajos son hermosos, me encanta visitarte... cariƱos.

Clair said...

You really have made these stamps work in your style - loving the dad card too. Perfection!

Laurie! said...

Wow those stamps are really versatile!

Melonie said...

These are great Dani!

Joyce said...

Love all these cards. Truly genius. I'm so glad I ordered this set at release. Also, love your ink organizing idea. I have an index binder with all my punches, dies, birthday cakes and owls, and this will get its own section.

justsomestuffimade said...

Totally love all your cards Danielle - you rocked this set!
Your cherries card is super cute, I could almost squeal for it (except it is really late and I might freak the neighbours out if they hear me yelping!)
Hugs, Ruth S

Daniela said...

That sat is not my style at all, but I love what you did with the Dad card. Awesome!

clouds shadler said...

Maile would be so proud of you :) Awesome card, luv luv the pairing of the buttons with it, amazing! WTG!

Hugs,
C :)

Karen said...

Wow. You sure got over your intimidation and really made this your own! I love every card! So glad you are designing for PTI now. Thanks for the ink tip too.

Amy said...

These cards are amazing!!

gardener said...

What lovely cards. and no, you can't use buttons too much. I love them also. I like your stamping style. Thanks for the ideas. Love PTI products

Keshet said...

These are adorable! The cherry stamp is my personal fave.

Anabelle said...

Love what you did with this set!! Awesome cards!!! Love the cherry.
And I'm totally going to do what you did with the ink color list.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, happy sigh!!! Your cards are fabulous, Danielle! How fun to see you rocking the PTI stamps. What creative and fun uses you came up with for this stamp set. I just smiled so big to see your butterflies. :)

Janna said...

These cards are fabulous, especially the one with the cherry on it! Have a great weekend, Janna

Michelle Philippi said...

I love the you make life sweeter card with that gingham ribbon...need to find some of that. Looks like you've got Ripe Avocado down as Enchanted Evening on your stamp color list...Enchanted Evening is a dark blue and Ripe Avocado is that olive green you've got there.

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} said...

I am loving each of your sweet cards! Makes me want to break out all my stamps! =)

Bea said...

wow! suuuper!