Woohoo, it's been a couple of months since I got my act together to participate in the PTI Blog Hop! The challenge this month is:
"Pick your favorite project from 2011 and share it with all of us! To take it a step further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired bythe favorite project you select."
I really liked this challenge, although I can't really say that I could ever pick one favorite project! I have many projects from 2011 that I am proud of and love for different reasons. :) But I picked a card that inspired me, so I'll just say that this is one of my favorites! My inspiration card is this Christmas card:
I like the layout of it, although it's a larger than standard A2 card size. I've been wanting to do a "card set" lately, so I thought this would be a good opportunity. So I used the card above to inspire my design, and picked a color palette of Orange Zest, Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz, and set about creating my cards assembly line style. Here is what I came up with:
Here you can see each of the 4 card fronts. I used Harvest Berries on the upper part and Text Style 2 under the Quatrafoil die cut. I varied the sentiment panel (Mat Stack 1 and Mat Stack 4) and also the finishing treatment of ribbon & bow or twine & button. The sentiments are from Little Labels.
I decided as long as I was going all out, why not stamp the envelopes to coordinate also?
Last of all, a long time ago I ordered PTI's Clearlly Creative Card Boxes, and had not even opened the package! Since I had such a complete set, I figured I would decorate a box for it too. I used my brand new (just arrived yesterday) Mat Stack 5 Collection and Oval Limitless Layers dies! I added the simple band to the box and stamped it with Harvest Berries, as well as the white oval.
This was a lot of fun! Thanks for the challenge, PTI, and thanks for looking! :)