December 26, 2011

Papertrey Ink December 2011 Blog Hop

Dear Reader,

It has been too long since I participated in a Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, but I thought what better time to jump right in than on a day I have off? 

This month's challenge was to use the holiday leftovers such as ribbon, gift wrap and the like to create something new with Papertrey Ink products.  Since I need a few thank you cards from gifts received during this holiday season I thought what better way to use some leftovers.

Inspiration for my card designs, I am sure you could see, came from Maile Belles.  My use of tissue paper was inspired by the work of Marcy Penner and Rahel Menig.  I just love how they layers of tissue paper and twine along with other elements for a feminine and delicate appeal.  I am also finding pure white to be very attractive right now.

These were the leftovers I used on the couple of cards I created this afternoon:

I glued the wrapping paper to scraps of cardstock before I die cut the pinked edge circle.

Here are close ups of the two thank you cards:

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy and merry creating,

{thank you card}
stamp: Botanical Silhouettes (limited edition), Papertrey Ink
ink: weather vane, jenni bowlin by ranger
die: 1.75" Limitless Layers Dies, Papertrey Ink
ribbon: aqua mist classic grosgrain, Papertrey Ink
punch: scallop, Fiskars
cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific

{a note of thanks card}
stamp: Happy Trails, Papertrey Ink
ink : weather vane, jenni bowlin by ranger
die: 1.75" Limitless Layers Dies, Papertrey Ink
cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific
other: button, Papertrey Ink; star from Holiday Style Flower Sack, October Afternoon; white embroidery floss, DMC


Tracey McNeely said...

So pretty and elegant.

Cyndie said...

Ohhhhh, what lovely cards! I love the understated elegance of the white-on-white designs.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Beautiful and elegant use of scraps!! I agree with Cyndie, it's so nice with white on white.

samantha's cards said...

wow! what creative use of those scrap pieces

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful TY cards! Love how you used the entire portion of the paper by making separate cards!

Anonymous said...

Love them both!

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH are BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the tissue! Probably if I had to pick, I'd choose the second one with the three circles!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them!

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful re-use of tissue paper. Very elegant cards, both of them!

Joyce said...

These are both so beautiful. Great job.

Chunyuan said...

great way to recyle the scraps. very beautiful and elegant cards.

Lori said...

Lovely thank you cards! I really like your clean and simple designs.

Jill Norwood said...

These are both so elegant and beautiful! Love the white with the silver!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love what you've done with your leftovers! Elegant and classy.

carol (krillsister) said...

Two lovely cards. Love how you used the tissue paper.

Jude said...

Very elegant.

Kristin said...

Amazing! I just absolutely love these cards! You definitely need to participate each month if this is what you can do! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty! Love how you used the beautiful tissue papers... especially love the 3 circles. Very neat! :o)

Julie Mogford said...

I love both of these cards Shay! I have an affinity for silver and white :) Great job!

Marybeth said...

Oh, your card is so beautiful , love that paper you used. Not sure how I missed it yesterday. Both are so pretty!


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