Sunday, October 31, 2010

Are you ready for some football?

It's always nice to have some masculine birthday cards on hand. 
My card is based on this week's Clean and Simple FTL #114.
One layer cards are sometimes tricky because you need the right balance of color and pattern to keep it from looking *too* simple or empty. I liked the repetition of the stamped images across the middle of the card.

Supplies Used:
cardstock: Bazzill

stamps: Papertrey Ink Have a Ball and Limitless Labels
ink: Papertrey Ink (deep chocolate), Pallette (l'amour red, prussian blue)
corner rounder: Creative Memories

Monday, October 25, 2010

October Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! This month's theme is to create a project celebrating a winter holiday other than Christmas. 

I used two of my favorite stamp sets, Limitless Labels and 2008 Holiday Tags, for these projects. Ocean Tides cardstock and ribbon with a little kraft and cream were perfect for a wintery color scheme for my gift tag and card.

For the gift tag, I punched 1" and 1 3/4" inch circles from a Basic Grey tag. Then I stamped and embossed a tag and a sentiment and popped them up with foam squares. Some platinum perfect pearls, ocean tides ribbon and chocolate bakers twine complete the look. 

I made a coordinating card with Ocean Tides cardstock and a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper. I stamped and embossed the dove tag on cream cardstock and created a coordinating border by stamping the label stamp several times on cream cardstock. The card is finished with a scalloped strip of kraft cardstock that was swiped with some Antique Linen Distress Sticklesto add some vintage, subtle sparkle. 

Before this challenge, I hadn't noticed how well these two sets worked together in scale and design. That's what I love about these blog hop challenges. I get so much inspiration by working with my stamps in a new way. 

I hope you enjoy this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop entry. Hop on over to Nichole's blog to see more great projects or to add your own link.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (ocean tides, kraft and cream)
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Deck The Halls from the Basic Grey Fruitcake collection
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Limitless Labels, 2008 Holiday Tags)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Fresh Snow), Colorbox (Harbor, Seaglass)
Punch: Fiskars
Embossing Powder: Judikins (detail clear), Sparkle N Sprinkle (shimmer)
Glitter Glue: Stickles