1/25/11

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge


It's time once again for the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop! I didn't participate last month but my goal for 2011 is to participate every month this year.

Here is the theme for this month:

"With the new year comes a clean slate along with many resolutions. This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust! Go through your stash and see what little used treasure it might hold. 2011 is the year where what's old is new again!"

So I went through my stamps and came across Beyond Basic Borders - one of those "I must have it" sets that I don't think has ever seen ink. I paired it with Love Birds and here is the results:



I used both the Bitty Dots paper and Happy Spots paper and some Melon Berry cardstock for the base. I stamped one of the borders on the base and then layered my DP. The tree was stamped onto white cardstock and cut out in 2 pieces - the trunk was cut by hand and the top was cut with the scalloped circle Nestie. These pieces were then added to a beige piece of cardstock (not PTI) that I embossed with the text impression plate. The bird was stamped, cut out and added to the tree and the tied buttons finish everything off.

Thanks for stopping by and I am looking forward to what everyone else is creating for the hop! For the complete list of participants, head to {capture the moment}. Have fun hopping!
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48 comments:

Amy said...

Great card! Love the colors and those patterned papers layered on each other!

Kay said...

Those two sets look great together, and I'm really lovin' all those dots!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the color combination. A lovely card I will have to use a reference sometime. Nice job!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Beautiful!

nancy jane said...

You need to use this set again since you created a fabulous card with it. I'm enthralled with how you worked with the circles in the stamp design. That repetition really ties this card together into one great design.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Mary! Love the scalloped tree! So creative!

Ayana Posadas said...

This is so pretty, Mary. I love how you added the buttons. Such perfect details. :)

Traveling Mama said...

This is adorable! I love these colors!

Angy said...

Love how you combined all the images and the patterned paper. Fabby!

Jen Carter said...

I love how you made your tree with the scalloped punch! And the little bird sitting in it is the perfect touch!

Katy said...

Absolutely love this color combo!!

Terri said...

Nice job. Love the bird in the tree this is a set I need to use more too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen C. said...

Love the way that you've used all the patterned paper and the buttons. The colour combo is great too!!

Cristina said...

Swoon. Love how you set off the focal point with all that patterned paper, perfectly coordinated. !!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This card is Lovely! I like all the different layers and shapes. Also the colors are pretty together.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hey just want to say that is a really good goal..I should try and do the same! Though my last hop was already last September! Geez! LOL!
Great project..the colors and prints and all go so very well together!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love how you've used this set for the tree and border, really pretty!

Debra said...

Love the color combo and design of this!

Melissa said...

Very cute!

Laurie said...

Mary this is adorable! I love that set!! They way you layered the paper and stamp border is too cute!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing :D

Pat said...

Beyond Basics Borders is the perfect complement to your tree. Great color combo, too.

ChristineCreations said...

What a great design! Beautiful buttons to accent this pretty card!

Renee said...

Beautiful!
Love the colors!
Thinking this set will have to be added to my wish list now...

Kelly S. said...

Love the layout and those sweet dotty layers! Great pairing of those sets, and a super color scheme, too!

Dana said...

Beautiful card and color combo! What a great reminder to go play with that set sometime soon :)

Inkyfingers said...

Great card and I love how you have used the papers together to give such a pleasing result.

Annheidel said...

Very cute! I love how you used the scallop circle.

ashjoy said...

Very pretty, and love the color combo!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous layering - great colors - great card!!

beckynoelle said...

very pretty! loving the color combo :)

Pam W. said...

Love it! And I love those pattern papers together.

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! I love the polka dots.....and the colors you chose. Very, very nice!

Sue Plote said...

This is just great, Mary. Love the polka dots, and the way you used the scalloped die for the tree top. The perfect accent!

Linda said...

I love your card! The colors are great. And the patterned papers work so well with this. Great job!

Christina said...

What a pretty color combo and fun use of the patterned papers. That little love bird looks perfect in the tree! Love the row of buttons you added, too!

Becky Carafa said...

Beautiful colors and I LOVE the layout!

Nerina said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the colours and the background mix of papers and stamping ... and the love birds/borders stamp mix is fabulous! Great card!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

This is my favourite thing from the hop so far!!! Love how you paired the polka dot PPs, and how you layered them, love the colours, the pop of buttons, the impression under the main image.... it's all fabulous! Thank you for sharing!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great colors, and I love the way you made your tree!

Chris L.

Krista said...

love the color scheme and love how you created your own die cut for the tree. brilliant!

Amy Beth said...

Beautiful card - I love the perfect finishing touch the buttons add!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, that's nice! I love the colors, and all of the details.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Cute! Love the colours!

Amy said...

Love the placement of the little bird! That is one CUTE card!

shirlann said...

the little bird in the tree is adorable...love that you used happy spots paper!

Lori said...

Fabulous! Love the mix of patterns and colors.