Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop!

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! :)

42 comments:

Elena said...

*swooning* love your card in all its different colors.

Two Rivers Soap Company said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Someone is going to
Be thrilled to get & be able to give these cards.

Two Rivers Soap Company said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Someone is going to
Be thrilled to get & be able to give these cards.

Marybeth said...

Wow!!! Love the Christmas card and I love this beautiful set of gorgeous cards you made, the stamped envelope is just the perfect touch .

Tracey McNeely said...

Amazing Debbie. Your new card set and envelopes are just incredible. Love the design you set up and the box to give the gift away is perfect.

carol (krillsister) said...

Yu are one busy stampng lady. Love the card. Harvest Berries is one of my favorite. I love it paired with the quatrefoil. The colors you chose are awesome. The kraft one looks great. Awesome jobwith the gift packaging.

rebecca said...

LOVE your new variations on an already fabulous card!

Sonia said...

So beautiful! I love your new take on the original layout...the colors are so great!

Joyce said...

Wonderful card set. Someone is going to be so very happy. I like how you varied certain elements and kept others the same. It makes for a great set. And, decorated envelopes are always so fun in a card set. I just made a set and haven't packaged it. I may just CASE your box decor.

Marge said...

WOW -- what FABULOUS re-makes of a FABULOUS Christmas card and ones I'd be thrilled to receive. My home address is . . . ! Ha-Ha! I am totally inspired now to create some card sets for gifts -- TFS!!!

Sara Mac said...

*Sigh* These are breathtakingly gorgeous Debbie. Love everything about them. Great idea to add the text stamping under the quatrefoil.

Karen C. said...

Debbie, you've really 'hit it out of the park' today. I love all the different techniques you've incorporated on these cards. Just a stunning and colourful set!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Beautiful! I love the set and I love how you packaged it up too!!

Kara said...

what a gorgeous set...and the envelopes...:)

cutiephinphin said...

Gorgeous set!! I'm definitely casing this some day.

Maureen said...

LOVE your bright, cheerful set of cards...they look amazing all lined up against each other...love how you used the die at the bottom. TF inspiring!

sugacatz said...

Two words for you. Simply Divine! Lesley

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards! Love the lace overlay!

Kathy said...

Oh My goodness! These cards are gorgeous! I need to add those stamps and the die to my list. Really gorgeous...btw, did I say "gorgeous"?!! LOL.

Luanne said...

Love, love love!!

Kristen :-) said...

I am AWESTRUCK. I cant figure out what i like the best! the colors? the quatrefoil? the packaging? the scallops? Such eye candy!

Mayol said...

Oh, what a pretty card set! The colors you used are so adorable. Lovely!

The Paper Parade said...

Good grief...whoever receives this gift card set is one seriously lucky person....those cards ROCK!!! I love the bright colors, your unique stamping, and the use of the quatrefoil die...WOW!

samantha's cards said...

wow! these are beautiful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

A very pretty card set. Like your design in making them.

Lisa said...

Oh wow Debbie these are glorious! The orange one is my fav ;)

Michelle said...

Wow..... a beautiful card set incorporating really lovely colors and great technique(s)!

Leigh said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous, Deb!

Lisa H said...

Those are SO nice Debbie! I really do need to go check out PTI products. Probably that is dangerous to do, lol.

Lizzie Jones said...

I love this set! The bright colors with the white are so fresh. You've really done a beautiful job. And your use of the Quatrefoil die is making me want to pull mine out and use it tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing!

Barb said...

GORGEOUS card set! what a wonderful gift! your color choices are fabulous...so bright and cheerful.

Holly Saveur said...

Stunning card set really love it!

Kay said...

Shut the front door!
Girl, these are seriously amazing cards- so beautiful!
They are perfect, and I am going to CASE your awesome set!

Terri said...

Great card set. Love the bright colors.

victoria h said...

A beautiful card set- lovin ur packaging too. A gift is always made more special with fab wrapping.

Suzanne Russell said...

Well, I hardly know what to say-this is an amazing set of cards! I love the bold colors and the simple design punched up with the cover plate at the bottom. I love everything about them, actually...including the envelopes. Great job, Debbie

Danielle said...

Very inspirational - love all of the colors!

Karla Neves said...

Belissimo seus trabalhos,estou encantada....bjs...

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Felicity said...

Hi Debbie,
I just came across your beautiful cards doing a google images search. They are so pretty and make me want to buy so many supplies!
I was wondering if you could please share how you did the sentiment panels. Are the coloured portions stamped borders? It looks like the white part and coloured part are actually different pieces of paper, have you paired up mat stack and mega mat stack dies? Sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm new to die cutting and to papertrey!
Thanks!

Felicity said...

Actually, is it mat stack and layerz mat stack?!
You know I only wanted #4 in the regular size before I saw this post, now I want #1 as well, and in both sizes!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I absolutely LOVE this card. I think I own all or at least most of the elements and I'd like to give it a go! Hugs, Lesley