Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

If your taking a break from shopping or nibbling on leftover pumpkin pie,be sure to check out the entries for this month's PTI Blog Hop on Nichole Heady's blog.
Here is November's Blog Hop inspiration photo.

The first time I saw the photo, my first thought was PTI's Love Lives Here: Holiday and the garland of greenery so that was my starting point when I made these gift card holders using PTI's Seed Packet die. And of course, I had to a bit of gingham!
The first has a small feminine touch with lace and velvet.
This next one has a frame, made with the Button Card die and Fillable Frames #7 die and attached with dimensional tape.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Velvet and Lace
Stamps: Love Lives Here-Holiday, Background Basics: Gingham(PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy(PTI),Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft ,Pure Poppy (PTI)
Other: Seed Packet die, Limitless Layers 13/4 Circle Collection (PTI), lace (Hobby Lobby), velvet ribbon (Michaels)
Stamps: Love Lives Here-Holiday, Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy(PTI),  Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink(Ranger)
Paper: Kraft,Vintage Cream (PTI);  gingham (Crafty Secrets-Creating with Vintage Patterns CD)
Other: Seed Packet die, Button Card die, Fillable frames #7 die, Pure Poppy Vintage Button (PTI); Nested Lacy Pennants(Spellbinders)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz

I am happy to be a part of this month's Christmas- themed Waltzingmouse Stamps blog waltz. You can find the list of participants in a thread by visisting the forum here.

I LOVE the  gorgeous typography and wonderful sentiments in Seasonal Remedies. Envisioning these labels on old grain sacks,  I decided to make some little rustic gift bags.

 First, I stitched some burlap bags that measure 4x5 and ran some jute twine through the casing. Next I cut some muslin squares and stitched around the edges with red thread; the frayed edges add to the rusticity--ok, so I just made up a word. Then I stamped the image with red dye ink. I attached the stamped muslin squares to the burlap bags with 1/8 inch score taped placed beneath the stitching--easy peasy.

Felt holly and berries along with rusty bells add a little more Christmas cheer. Now these little homespun bags are ready to be filled with a glassine bag of homebaked cookies, hot chocolate packets, a gift card, or even sparkling jewels :).

Stamps:Seasonal Remedies (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Jenny Bowlin Chili Powder (Ranger)
Other: Simply Chartreuse and Pure Poppy felt, Holly Jolly die (PTI)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WMSC 71--Nordic Winter

Oh what a happy day last week when my package from Waltzingmouse Stamps arrived with  three new Christmas stamp sets.! I loved Claire's latest release with such fun, festive designs and beautiful typography!

When I saw this sketch,  I knew I had to inaugurate Nordic Winter.

A peak inside. The sentiment is from Compliments of the Season.

The most difficult part of making this card was cutting off some the stamped patterned paper to make it the right size.  The large piece was so pretty, but since it is so easy to line up these stamps, I can easily make some more, and trust me I will. I have some white gift bags that will be Nordic Winterized. :)

Stamps: Nordic Winter, Compliments of the Season (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist(PTI)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist (PTI), white glittered paper (The Paper Studio)
Other: snowflake die (Spellbinders), circle punches,  gingham ribbon (Michael's craft store)