Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI October Blog Hop

Hiya! It's Blog Hop time at Papertrey Ink. I totally missed it last month, but I managed to squeeze in a project earlier this afternoon. Hooray for craft time! :-) This month, we were challenged to show some holiday plans ... I decided to make a wrap for a super yummy Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark bar.

Here's the chocolate (FYI - it really is amazing stuff!) ... it comes in a pretty nice package to begin with, but certainly you could kick it up a notch to make it a little more personal and like you thought about it. I can see how this would be a great gift to acknowledge someone in the office without being really spendy or making them feel obligated to return the favor.
I cut a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock 6" high by about 8" wide. Then score it like shown. (1-1/8" panel, 3/8" panel, 3" panel, 3/8" panel, 3" panel) and make sure it fits!
Then I stamped up my pattern with Scarlet Jewel & Ripe Avocado inks using the Giga Guidelines and matching stamp from Guidelines II.
Then, I used my Spring Moss stamp pad to add some color to a scrap of Vintage Cream before stamping the stocking in Ripe Avocado.
I cut out the stocking and added it to a chipboard tag covered with Vintage Cream card stock and inked with the Chai & Chamomile as well as some polka dots and sentiment in Scarlet Jewel. After wrapping the paper around the bar, I attached the tag with some burgundy twine and a button along with some ribbon. Here's a close up of the tag.
And here's the finished product. The nice thing is, the candy bar can slip out and be replaced to regift if someone wants to ... and since I did some "quality control" on the chocolate, I will definitely be refilling the packaging! LOL
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI):
Stamps: Stocking Prints, Giga Guidelines, Guidelines II, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Chai, Chamomile, Spring Moss
Paper: Vintage Cream
Other: Scarlet Jewel twill, Ripe Avocado stitched ribbon, cream Vintage button; from my craft supply stash: twine, foam tape, chipboard tag

Monday, October 19, 2009

More my Stamp BOX

Hi friends! Hope you all got your week off to a great start! I wanted to share that the last two of my four Guest Designer projects for my Stamp BOX this month have been posted. Check out the my Stamp BOX blog to see a step-by-step tutorial showing how I used the solid circle stamp from the Boo! Halloween set to make this pretty winter card! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Trick or Treat

Hiya! Back today with a quick and easy Halloween card for you. I made four of these really quickly with a little mass production action last night and they are already on their way to some buddies of mine :-)
I love making my own patterned paper ... so off I went using the Boo! set from my Stamp BOX. I added some polka dots to my paper and also to the card base. Can't live without polka dots! Once you have it all stamped, it is easy to stick the layers together and call it good. :-)

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Boo! from my Stamp BOX; PTI Polka Dot Basics I & II, 2009 Halloween Tags
Ink: PTI Orange Zest; Palette Noir Black
Paper: PTI Kraft, True Black
Accessories: PTI Orange Zest grosgrain

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friends Knock Your Socks Off

Happy Friday y'all! I look forward to Fridays starting on Sunday nights! :-) I have a new job this year that has been keeping me way busy than I am used to and it has definitely been tough.

Last week shared my feelings about it with some of my college girlfriends at our monthly Bible study prayer time and although this week was not without its challenges, it was definitely a better week than I've had in awhile ... and I am pretty sure having my girls praying for me made a difference! So, tonight I made a few of these uber cute cards with the new Unity KOTM to send to my prayer warriors.
I stamped some polka dots (of course) in Orange Zest onto Pink Pirouette paper and distressed all the edges. I stamped that cutie monkey on Vintage Cream and colored his hat, face, feet and hands with Copic markers. Other than some distressing it was quick and easy to assemble a small set of these. Love the color combination and the layout ... thinking about whipping some sets up for Christmas gifts in different color combinations.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Unity October KOTM; PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: PTI Orange Zest; SU! Chocolate Chip; Copic markers
Paper: SU! Pink Pirouette; PTI Vintage Cream, Orange Zest
Accessories: PTI Orange Zest grosgrain

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday folks! I hope your week is going great thus far! :-) I have a quick birthday card to share with you today. I used the Hero Arts wood grain background stamp and then cut some flowers and leaves, inked and distressed them and added them on. Its hard to see in the photo, but the sentiment is popped up on foam tape. Quick and easy - just what I needed last night! :-) That's all for now ... will be back later this week with more to share.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Wood grain background from Hero Arts; PTI Fancy Flourishes, Damask Designs
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Paper: SU! Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose; PTI Kraft, Bitty Box in Ripe Avocado
Other: foam tape, edge distresser tool

Monday, October 12, 2009

my Stamp BOX Projects Part 1

Happy Monday, y'all! The first two of my four my Stamp Box projects have been posted on their blog ... go check it out! :-)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

myStampBOX sneak peek!

Happy Saturday y'all! Just wanted to pop in and give you a sneak peek of one of my myStampBOX projects for this month! I really love how this one turned out and can't wait for you to see the whole project! :-)

Friday, October 9, 2009

my Stamp BOX

Happy Friday people! :-) Gotta love getting to the end of the week and getting to relax for a few days! I have been busy this week preparing my projects for my Guest Designer spot this month for myStampBOX. Here's a picture of the great sets I am working with this month.
I have four projects that will be featured and I will be sure to post the links for you when they are available on the myStampBOX blog. Just to tease you ... I managed to use the Boo! Halloween set for a winter holiday card AND a birthday project! Wait till you see them!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Think Pink

Hi! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I joined a swap on SCS to celebrate the cause. Here's the card I made ...I really love the Hibiscus Burst and Aqua Mist from PTI with SU!'s Pink Pirouette - just so girly! I colored the Causabella image with Copics and kept the layout pretty simple. The Bazzill "Just the Edge" strips are so great - already punched out and ready to go.

Have to keep it short for today ... lots to accomplish this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stamping Bella Causabella; PTI Everyday Classics
Ink: Palette Noir, Copics, PTI Hibiscus Burst
Paper: PTI White, Aqua Mist; SU! Pink Pirouette; Bazzill Just the Edge scallop strip
Other: Martha Stewart adhesive rhinestone

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Deck the halls

Happy World Card Making Day! I have been pretty busy today, so I haven't gotten to make much, but I did squeak out this card! :-) I think I will try this concept out again sometime soon with a few changes. In general, its pretty simple - I cut some strips of chocolate and kraft paper to make my fireplace and mantle. The stockings are stamped, cut out and added with foam tape for dimension. I did also use my glitter pen on the stockings to add some bling. Overall, pretty simple, but I feel its missing something ... so I will have to think about it for awhile before trying this out again.

I got my myStampBOX goodies today ... looking forward to playing with them and creating some fun projects for you all.

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI):
Stamps: Stocking Prints
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides
Paper: White, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Scarlet Jewel
Other: Scor-Pal, foam tape, Sakura glitter pen

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Exciting News!

Happy Thursday y'all! I have some exciting news to share tonight! :-)
I have been chosen as the Guest Designer for myStampBOX for the month of October! myStampBOX has some great, versatile stamps with clever storage. You can learn more about myStampBOX by checking out their website and blog! Today, they have a special blog hop going on to celebrate their new design team - with the chance to win some stamps! Go check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy blog hopping :-)