Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's the 25th, which means that there is one month left until Christmas!
Have you started your shopping yet?
(I am thrilled to say that I got mine done last week, thanks to Amazon. :)  )

It also means that today is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  :)

This month's challenge is "snow".
And while my hope had been to make the snow-themed ornaments
that I'm making for my Christmas place-settings this year, time was not on my side.
But, since I still wanted to participate in the hop, I decided to share Day 8 of my
Advent Calendar Tag & coordinating card, since they are both snow-themed.

(I was inspired to create a new Advent Calendar this year.
I've made 24 numbered tags that I'm displaying on an old window that will hang on my kitchen wall.
For each tag, I also have a card to share that I made, inspired by the tag.
(You can see my previous tags & cards here.))

For Day 8's tag, I used my Shaker Shapes: Square dies with
one of the PTI's Tinsel & Tags kit dies.



I diecut my "8" using PTI's Book Print Number dies.

I used the same patterned paper & MIM Tinsel & Tags dies for my card.


For my card though, I used the Shaker Shapes: Circle dies.
I stamped my sentiment using Mama Elephant's Season's Greetings stamp set.

And, before I go, Sage also has a card to share that she made for the hop.
It was her friend's birthday, so Sage made this card for her.


She stamped the squirrel (from PTI's Nuts for You stamp set) and diecut him
with the coordinating die, before colouring him in.
The scarf is from Simon Says Stamp's Stylish Simon, the sentiment is SSS, as well, which 
I helped her stamp in Versamark and heat emboss in white.
Sage used Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Border 1 Die to create the snowbanks.
I drew the present by hand. ;)
 
Sage is also linking her card up to Emily Leiphart's Squirrelfest Challenge & Giveaway.

Thanks for looking!

Advent Calendar Tag & Coordinating Card, Day 7

Monday, November 24, 2014

I was inspired to create a new Advent Calendar this year.
I've made 24 numbered tags that I'm displaying on an old window that
will hang on my kitchen wall.

For each tag, I also have a card to share that I made, inspired by the tag.
(You can see my previous tags & cards here.)

For Day 7's tag, I used my Shaker Shapes: Ornament dies with
my PTI Songbirds dies.


I used some aqua mist and stamper's select white cardstock.
For the Songbird, I diecut him from some white cardstock that I'd stamped on with
the addition stamps from the PTI Tinsel & Tags MIM kit.
I diecut the leaves from some music notes patterned paper.
The 7 was diecut using PTI's Book Print Number dies.

I loved the looks of the sheet music leaves on the aqua mist cardstock,
so I went with that for my coordinating card.
I stamped my sentiment using a stamp from Reverse Confettti's Seasonal Sentiments.


I diecut my bird from some Bazzill Basics Gold Foil cardstock.
Here's a close up of the gold foil bird.


Thanks for looking!

Advent Calendar Tag & Coordinating Card, Day 6

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I was inspired to create a new Advent Calendar this year.
I've made 24 numbered tags that I'm displaying on an old window that
will hang on my kitchen wall.

For each tag, I also have a card to share that I made, inspired by the tag.
(You can see my previous tags & cards here.)

For Day 6's tag, I used my Shaker Shapes: Circles dies with
some Teresa Collins patterned paper.


I diecut the snowflakes form some woodgrain patterned paper using Wplus9`s Snowflake Trio Dies.
The 6 was diecut from smokey shadow patterned paper using PTI`s Book Print Number dies.

For my coordinating card, I used the leftover circle from the tag
and the same snowflake dies.


I also used the negative scalloped circle die from white cardstock, on which I
stamped my sentiment (from Mama Elephant`s Season`s Greetings stamp set.)
I layered some patterned paper from PTI`s Tinsel & Tags patterned paper pack
and stitched on my button with some red & white baker`s twine.

Thanks for looking!

Advent Calendar Tag & Coordinating Card, Day 5

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I was inspired to create a new Advent Calendar this year.
I've made 24 numbered tags that I'm displaying on an old window that
will hang on my kitchen wall.

For each tag, I also have a card to share that I made, inspired by the tag.
(You can see my previous tags & cards here.)

For Day 5's tag, I used my  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duos 1 tag die with
some Pink Paislee patterned paper.


I kept this one super simple and just added a diecut number
(diecut from some smokey shadow cardstock & PTI`s Book Print number die.)

I made my card using some coordinating patterned paper.

 
I trimmed a piece of Pink Paislee patterned paper and layered it over my red cardstock base.
I stamped my sentiment (from Reverse Confetti's Seasonal Sentiments) on a strip of white
cardstock and diecut the end using the largest tag from Tag Me.
 
And before I go, I just wanted to let you know that I have a treat bag
and tag on the Chickaniddy Blog today, if you'd like to check it out.
 
Here's a peek:
 
 
Click here to see more. :)
 
Thanks for looking!

Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags & Tag You're It #11

Friday, November 21, 2014



Last week, I was asked, along with the rest of the Reverse Confetti DT, 
Well, this week, Tracey asked the Tag You're It Challenge DT to play along
with her challenge, by using this week's TYIC card as inspiration.


I love this gorgeous card by Maureen!
Here's my card:


I die cut two PTI Tag Sale 5 tags from vintage cream card stock and some Crate Paper patterned paper.
I stamped my Wplus9 Pretty Poinsettia & leaves on their coordinating dies.
The banner and sentiment are from the PTI Tinsel & Tags Kit.
I tied some lawn fawn twine to my tags and used my PTI woodgrain impression plate for the background.

Be sure to check out Tracey McNeely's blog 
to see the Christmas Tags the rest of the Tag You're It Challenge DT made.
You'll want to leave a comment there -- there are lots of prizes to be won 
(from the following manufacturers: Reverse Confetti, Clearly Besotted, CAS-ual Fridays, 
Neat and Tangled,  Paper Smooches & Lawn Fawn.)

And, if you'd like another chance to win, leave a comment here on my blog.
Tracey will draw from the comments left today on the Tag You're It Challenge DT blogs 
to win something, too.

And remember to visit the Tag You're It Challenge Blog to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Wednesday, December 3rd to link up your project.


Thanks for looking!

CAS(E) This Sketch #101

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Today, I have four cards to share for CAS(E) This Sketch #104,
which was designed by N@ Ali:



I decided to use a stamp set that I'd borrowed from my friend, Susan,
to make my card -- Wplus9's Woodland Wreaths.
And then, before I knew it, I'd made four cards using the sketch & this set.


The first one I made using a white cardstock background, as well as my Simple Stripes IP from PTI.
I added a few Wplus9 Merry & Bright pine boughs and pinecones.


This second one was stamped on kraft & I impressed it with PTI's Bookprint IP.
I added some buttons & twine to finish it off.


My third card was stamped on vintage cream cardstock and
I added some of the fruit & the bird from the stamp set.
I impressed this one with PTI's Woodgrain IP.


And lastly, I made a birthday card with the wreath.
I really like these colours together.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
This is a two week sketch (in honour of the US Thanksgiving), so
you have until Thursday, December 4th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Bazzill Basics: Make it In Minutes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Just popping in today to let you know that I have this card on the Bazzill Basics Blog.


Click here to see how I used dies to impress the design onto my card.

Thanks for looking!
 
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