Join Laurie Schmidlin today as she shares how to create shadow backgrounds on your projects.


  • STAMPS:  Butterfly Folk Outlines, Butterfly Folk
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, True Black
  • INK:  Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Amethyst Allure, Soft Granite Shadow Ink
  • DIES:  Butterfly Folk, Noted: Simply Stitched, Ways to Say: Thinking of You
  • OTHER:  Heart embellishments


  • STAMPS:  Especially You
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Weathervane
  • INK:  Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • DIES:  Especially You
  • OTHER:  Copic markers, Sequins, White acrylic paint

CLICK HERE to visit Laurie’s blog to see more!

If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

  • A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up on Monday mornings at 9am ET.
  • Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and include a shadow background like the one Laurie shared in the video.
  • Please enter NEW projects only.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
  • You will have until 6am ET, Monday, July 16th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, July 16th, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!


Congratulations, Greta H! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

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