Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge & Ribbon Storage

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Trying to get my craft room painted. Ceiling, trim and walls!  I am still looking for an area rug. I ripped up the old carpeting and the hard wood is in rough shape but for now I figured I would just cover it with an area rug.  I just can't seem to find what I want. I have scrolled through pages and pages on Wayfair.com,  but when I find one I like, it's either out of stock or not the size I need.  So, I just have to wait I guess until the right thing comes along.

I will talk more about that at the end of this post with some pictures of my new ribbon storage for ALL the new ribbon I got from the PTI sale!!

 On to the Build a Birdhouse Challenge:

Papertrey Ink has been having Anniversary Challenges since the 5th and I have been
plugging away at them each day. I made my birdhouse last night but never linked it 
because I wanted to post it here on my blog as opposed  to Flickr where you can find 
my other pictures from the challenges.

After I cut the pattern out that Nichole provided, I stamped Polka Dot Basics with Versamark
and heat embossed it using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing Powder. That is one of my favorite powders for sure! I also took Nichole's advice and used the scalloped rectangle Spellbinders
die for the roof , I made the wood grain paper by using Elmer's glue and inking the paper after it 
dried. Then I cut it out with the scalloped rectangle die.

I  thought it came out cute! I used  Hawaiian Shores CS and it looks nice with the
freshly painted walls although you can't tell in these pictures. 
I am sad to see us at the end of the Anniversary festivities but I had a great time creating!

Here is my ribbon storage:
                           This cost under $18! Two bags of screws, L brackets and the piece of PVC
                         that is used for garage doors. The nice woman that helped me at Home Depot
                         even cut it for me in different lengths so it would fit between my shelf brackets!      
                    This is a closer shot so you can see what it looks like from underneath. The rubber
                            flap is just the right angle to hold the spools of ribbon on the "shelf".
Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!


  1. Your birdhouse is adorable! Love the roof and the addition of the bird and moss.

  2. Very cute birdhouse! Love all the little touches to moss and the roof looks just like bark!! Great idea on the ribbon organization!! Did you ever get your certificate from Papertrey? I have not.

    1. Thanks so much Sadie! I have not gotten mine either.

    2. I heard from Lainey that they haven't been sent out yet as they are swamped with the shipments etc. Just have to wait patiently. Thanks for responding.