Sunday, January 25, 2009

{PTI Blog Hop}


It's here again! The 25th of the month and time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! Our challenge this month was to create a birthday card. If you aren't familiar with the PTI Blog Hop, head over here and see what it's all about.

I made three cards for this---not because I just wanted to show three cards, but I just felt inspired and kept creating! Don't worry--I'll be brief!

Here's the first:
I used Men of Life for this set---I'm never very confident with my cards for men, but this one turned out OK for me. I started out with a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock and added the rope pattern with Fresh Snow ink---love that ink!


Next, I stamped the boat image in Dark Chocolate ink on Stamper's Select White cardstock. I embossed and cut it with one of my square nestabilities dies. I stamped the plain sails on some Men of Life Patterned paper and cut them out. I used some Stampin' Up! linen thread to "hold the sail up" and then placed the sails on with dimensionals. I placed all that onto a scalloped square and raised that up on dimensionals as well.
For the sentiment, I stamped Happy Birthday from Father Knows Best and the Brother from Men of Life, embossed and cut it out with one of the Double Ended Tags from Spellbinders. Finally, I stamped the anchor in dark chocolate, punched it out with a 3/4" circle punch, and tied it on to a brad with more linen thread. This really happened pretty quickly and could easily be made for a little boy or another occasion.

This next card was quick and simple:

I used SS White as my card base and rounded the edges with a corner rounder. I stamped the gift from It's a Celebration in Summer Sunrise and Ripe Avocado. I cut the pieces out and set them aside. I used some Polka dot Parade Patterned paper and my scallop nestabilities square and the square nestabilities to make a frame for the gift. I put some Lemon Tart paper behind the gift. I tied a piece of Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon to the top of the card.

I stamped "Celebrate" from the same set in Ripe Avocado ink and finally added three Foof-a-la buttons and some linen thread for some bling! I love that present in this set---it's so versatile and can be used for numerous things!

Finally, my favorite card for the night---probably because it only took me 10 minutes! SERIOUSLY---I had to leave to go to a party and I didn't have a card (well, I had plenty cards---just not the one I wanted!! KWIM?)

I used my first piece of True Black as the base of this card---love it! I added a piece of the Black and White Basics Patterned paper. I edged it and the white strip with the Fiskars threading water punch.

I stamped the Celebrate from It's a Celebration again in Pure Poppy and cut it out with a Ribbon Tag. I tied it on with Pure Poppy satin ribbon. I had some "sweets" in black and white from Making Memories and attached them with American Crafts brads in black, white and cherry. Simple and quick! Just the way I like it!

Thanks SOOOO much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what everyone on the blog hop did! Have a great night~
Kathleen


Brother Card~
Stamps: Men of Life, Father Knows Best (PTI)
Paper: Pure Poppy, SS White, Spring Rain, Men of Life Patterned Paper (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accessories/Tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Nestabilities, Double Ended Tag (Spellbinders), Linen Thread, 3/4" circle punch, Dimensionals (SU!), Cherry Medium Brads (American Crafts)


Celebrate Card~
Stamps: It's a Celebration (PTI)
Paper: SS White, Polka Dot Parade Patterned Paper, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado
Accessories/Tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft),
Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Foof-a-la Buttons, Linen Thread (SU!)

Black and White Card~
Stamps: It's a Celebration (PTI)
Paper: True Black, SS White, Black and White Basics Patterned Paper (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI)
Accessories/Tools: Threading Water Punch (Fiskars), Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon (PTI), Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Ribbon Tag Die (Spellbinders), "Sweets" in black and white (Making Memories), Medium brads in black, white and cherry (American Crafts)

27 comments:

Latisha said...

These all are awesome!!

Serendipity said...

You have been very BUSY! Nicely done on ALL your cards!!!

Sara Paschal said...

YIKES, you have been busy. I love them all very nice job!

Jak Heath said...

Wow fantastic all of them.

Regan said...

they are all great- I loke the second one the best- gonna scraplift that for sure

IamDerby said...

Love them all but especially the black and white.

Vicky said...

You did a great job on all of these! They're all fabulous!

Lori said...

All of your cards are terrific!!

Amy said...

These are all amazing! I really love the sailboat card.

Lizzie Jones said...

Such great projects! They are all so fantastic!

Jen Caputo said...

wow they are all great! love your paper piecing on the first one, such a great masculine card! And the color combo on the second rocks!

Marge said...

I LOVE your guy card; it's awesome!!!

Banu said...

WOW, loved all your cards. I really liked your first card a lot. It is hard to create masculine cards. So this is definitely in my CASE list.

Deanna said...

Wow, awesome! I love them all!

Cheryl said...

I love the Celebrate card! So simple and cute!

Chris said...

these are all fabulous!! TFS them all!!

Chrissy said...

Great selection of cards! :-)

Anonymous said...

Super!!

Verna said...

(hey, I'm not anonymous - just tired) Super!!

Savitri said...

These are just BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love them all. Perfect card for multiple occasions!

Sharon said...

All three are super cards!! Different style for different recipients!

dana said...

Cute! I loved all or your cards...they are each so unique!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh my gosh, your first two cards were in my head when I wondered what to do for the Blog Hop, but your third one is almost exactly like mine! LOST SISTERS?!?

Lori said...

Fabulous cards!

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them.

Donelda said...

wow, you've been busy!! I love them all. I really like the striped sails! awesome!!

Claire Brennan said...

Busy lady!! and all gorgeous!