Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trendy Triangles [MIM #65, LIM #66, CFC #51]

Triangle quilt birthday card PTI banner die_2

What fun playing with triangles! I had a blast seeing what I could make from various background papers cut with the PTI triangle banner die. This is prompted by PTI's Make it Monday challenge to make a background from patterned paper scraps, and by Casual Friday's Happy Birthday challenge (Happy One Year, guys!)

The first card is kind of quilt-like, with one upside-down triangle focusing on the sentiment. Originally I had the red triangle pointing up to the sentiment, but the wide end matched size-wise to the word "heart" so I thought it looked better that way.

The card is based on a pin by Ali Edwards of a quilt from Blue is Bleu. I've had it in my head for awhile, knowing it would be a card one day:

Now I'm left with a desk FULL of triangle scraps (the die cuts three triangles at a time, which is a lot when you only need one).

So what's a girl to do ....

Triangle hexagon cosmo cricket hello sunshine

More cards!!

This one is a simple hexagon on dimensional adhesive.

and ...

Triangle flower birthday card cosmo cricket hello sunshine

a flower note card.

wait, there's one more ...

Triangle zig zag sewing birthday card papertrey ink

Reminds me of a kite string (although I don't know who actually had cute little kites with decorations on the string, it wasn't me, but I always loved pictures of kites like that). Embossed paper on one side, sentiment on the other. Zig zag stitching down the middle. Really, really easy. I had so much fun playing around. And now I have a whole set of cards! These would make a nice gift set, I think. They all have different sentiments from Dawn McVey's dress form set so they coordinate in that way too.

OK, OK, just one more ...

cosmo cricket yellow hexagon treasure card_edited-1

This one is for the Less is More "Yellow" challenge. Fun cards to make!

cosmo cricket hello sunshine paper birthday cards

Thanks for looking!

Supplies used:
PTI banner die
PTI dress form stamp set
PTI circles impression plate
Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine paper


  1. Jeepers you've been a busy girl! Kelly these are fantastic. Love the hexagon but I think my fav is the final card with the FUN!

  2. Wow, what a wonderful set of cards! I love the triangles and hexagons, and you've chosen such great coordinating patterns--great job!

  3. Excellent cards Kelly, I love those triangles. What a fantastic idea.

  4. These cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love them.

  5. Love your triangle, the pattern paper you chose really makes them pop against the white background. Very pretty!!

  6. Oh my goodness! These are amazing. I can't even begin to choose a favorite. Love them!

  7. Genius designs, Kelly! I love them! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  8. Lots of lovely triangles... it must have been really fiddly deciding where to place them all!
    Your LIM card is fab!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Oh wow - these are absolutely gorgeous....... so zingy and fresh and I love all the triangles.- brilliant.

  10. Oh these are just so awesome...I love the patchwork effect and colours/patterns you used. I need some triangle dies too :0)
    Thanks for joining our birthday challenge this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  11. Awesome design. Love what you did with the triangle dies. Have to get that next order!

  12. Gorgeous set of cards! Love all the patterns in those awesome triangles! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. I need that paper. talk about jumping off the screen!!

  14. Love the variety! What a great idea - awesome set of cards!

  15. Oh Kelly! I adore your take on the challenge! The vibrant colors and the banner builder die worked perfectly together for your fabulous CAS look. Congrats on the shout out from Nichole, too! Well deserved. AND Your new blog design is wonderful!

  16. Superb LIM cards, stunning designs
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  17. These are really creative and fun. Thanks for sending me the link the other day. I can't wait to have a chance to play around some more.


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