Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Jan 2012 blog hop

Woo Hoo!  I did it I created a card within a couple hours and am making the deadline.  Okay now that I am done patting myself on the back I will tell you more about this challenge.  PTI wanted us to pick our favorite project and also CASE ourselves by copying something from that project into a new project. a greeting card I did in July of last year.

See the original post here.

And here is the card I made today:

I used my Card Base 4 file for both cards.  The only thing I changed are the focal stamp and the papers yet these cards look entirely different!  I can't really say which one I like better actually!

Let's see:
Papertrey Products used:
Let Freedom Ring (sentiment)
Round and Round anniversary set focal image
Mat Stack 2 and coordinating die

I used Cosmo Cricket's early bird digital papers.  It was nice because I could scale the digital papers to the size I wanted before printing.  Inking the edges with some distress ink gave the papers a more store bought look.  I added some Stickles to the berries.  Oh and the brown scallop circle came from my Card base 5 file..I just resized it smaller to fit behind the mat stack 2 die.  (Thanks for the tip Sandra to cut enough pieces for two duplicate cards...I remembered to do that this all I have to do is assemble the other one to have a completed card in minutes!)  Bakers twine, dew drops, and a jewel are the finishing touches.

If you would like to purchase my file so you can see for yourself how versatile this layout is please click on the previews below.

Before you go I'd like to share with you a elegant tea holder Creative design team member Joahnne made using my tea caddy file.
This is what Johanne had to say about her splendid creation: "I made the cutting file for the swirl getting inspiration from a stamp which I don't have the name. For the base of the box I used Langton watercolor - aquarelle 140lb paper. It cut great and was very strong to support this project. Also it comes in 16 X 12 inches which gives more space to work than many other paper. I covered it with Timepiece Dot from BoBunny and inked each joint with burgundy ink."

If you would like to purchase my tea caddy file please click on the preview below. I think this would be a perfect Valentine's gift paired with a decorative mug. The file comes with a matching sugar caddy you can make too!

Okay it's soo time for bed! I feel like we are living in a house infested with germs! Tyler has strep...he was diagnosed with it on the 13th of this month and someone managed to reinfect himself and was diagnosed with it again yesterday. We are hoping changing toothbrushes and trying a different antibiotic will get rid of this for good! I went to the docs today too as I have been battling sinus problems for the past 3 months. Good new is I don't have strep but if the nasal spray they subscribed doesn't help then I have to go to a specialist to get a sinus scan. My blood pressure is high too! UGH! Adoree and hubby have a runny nose off and on but so far not too bad. Time to bring out the Lysol and Clorox wipes in hopes they don't get sick too! So any of you living in a germ house?!
Night night!


jen said...

these are great- but I must admit- that Cosmo paper puts the second one ahead in my voting! LOVE it & love that you scaled it's size!

Sandra from NC said...

I love the Cosmo paper too. And you mentioned my name - ahhhhh ;)

carol (krillsister) said...

Two beautiful cards. I do love the colors on the 2nd card. that Cosmo paper is awesome.

Laura said...

Very pretty card!

The Paper Parade said...

This layout is great! I especially love the new colors that you used on your new card. And what a great tea box, too!

The Paper Parade said...

P.S. Congrats on your win!!! Hope you get to pick out a set that you've been wanting for a long time :)

Suzanne Russell said...

Congrats on the PTI win! Great card-I love the way the stamp and mat stack worked with the CC paper!