Thursday, November 25, 2010

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop! This month's theme was holiday tags. Perfect, because I need to make them anyway!

I made several different tags from a variety of shapes, but used the same color scheme (Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Baja Breeze, and Cream) and some of the same embellishments (red buttons, striped paper, and cream felt ric rac) to tie them together. Fun!

I've already used this one below - it is currently decorating my MIL's Thanksgiving hostess gift.

Did you all notice my new floral frog card holder?!?! Nice huh?

Stamps: Tiny Treats: Christmas, Tiny Treats: Halloween, Fillable Frames #9 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Real Red,
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Merry Moments DSP (SU); Vintage Cream (PTI)
Accessories: Old Olive and Peach Parfait markers, linen thread, 1.75 circle punch (Stampin' Up!); Pure Poppy Vintage buttons, Mat Stack 1 die, Mat Stack 4 die, Fillable Frames #9 die, Ric Rac die, Vintage Cream felt (PTI); T1 Copic marker

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

We are getting together with my in-laws and a bunch of their family tomorrow for Thanksgiving. In addition to my contributions to dinner (strawberry jello salad and pecan pie), I decided to make a double batch of my special pumpkin bread for everyone to take home. And of course I wanted to make special labels! It was super easy - I just cut the adhesive sheets with my Big Shot and die, then stamped directly on the die cut white adhesive shapes. I used the Chamomile Tea Dye to distress it a little so it wasn't so stark white.

I really don't know how I survived without the Mat Stack 1 and its coordinating stamp set. I've been using it everywhere!!! This Yummy stamp fits so perfectly with the curve, don't you think?

I hope everyone likes their gift!!!

Stamps: Mat Stack 1 Collection (Papertrey Ink); Yummy (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red (SU); Chamomile Tea Dye (PTI)
Paper: White Adhesive Sheet (PTI)
Accessories: Mat Stack 1 die, Pure Poppy Vintage buttons (PTI); linen thread, glitter (SU)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Thank You Notes

I loved my thank you note so much from the other day that I decided to mass produce it as my Christmas thank you notes this year. I didn't add any buttons, so that they were easier to make and easier to mail, but otherwise the layout is the same.

Here is the stack.


Stamps: Big and Bold Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chamomile Tea Dye (PTI); Black Onyx (Versafine); Garden Green, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI); Real Red, Merry Moments DSP (SU)
Accessories: Mat Stack 1 die (PTI); cream satin ribbon (Target); red twill ribbon (Michael's); dimensionals (SU)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thank you

I have depleted my stash of Thank You cards, so I had a purpose when I sat down to play with my new goodies the other day. I've been digging the Big and Bold Wishes stamp set recently, plus I just got the Mat Stack 1 and October Afternoon papers. Bingo!

Stamps: Big and Bold Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Ocean Tides, Chamomile Tea Dye (PTI); Black Onyx (Versafine)
Paper: Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream (PTI); The Thrift Shop patterned paper (October Afternoon)
Accessories: Mat Stack 1 die, Aqua Mist satin ribbon, Aqua Mist vintage buttons (PTI); linen thread (Stampin' Up!)