Friday, February 6, 2009

Papertrey Challenge

TODAY...I finally did some stamping, although I have been doing some I just haven't posted it. But I am going to try to start getting in a rhythm. My friend Leigh and I have decided we are going to get together a few days a week and stamp. Her craft room is ideally suited for me to go and play too. PAPERTREY INK is celebrating their two year anniversary with lots of amazingly creative things and some challenges thrown in. And there are FABULOUS prizes to be had. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try and win something! Today they featured a color challenge. The details are over here:

I've been collecting stamp sets and paper and ribbon from PTI since last year and I just love their stuff. But I haven't had the best success in my efforts with them. I drool all over the new releases each month but as soon as I get them in my hot little hands I can't figure out what to do with them and I just look at other people stuff and say I can do that but I just havent gotten quite right yet. But today I dug them out while Leigh and I were crafting and it really turned out pretty great, if I do say so myself. My card uses the gorgeous Warm Happiness set.

I wanted to make something from this great set and so I started out by taking a hot cocoa packet and then a piece of kraft cardstock and folding the paper over the cocoa packet. I went back and forth for a while on how I wanted to colors to look on the page, but finally decided on squares then I stamped the image on white PTI card stock and propped them up on foam tape. I then took a little wire and a heart punch and hooked them into the back on the mug and moved them around a little. On the front I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Happiness set and backed in cardstock and finished off with a poppy ribbon.


Julia Aston said...

Love the hearts floating in the steam over the mugs! very creative design!

kristie sessions said...

ok, this is seriously cute.... seriously.

Cat said...

Yea! You're back! I love looking at your creations. You do some really great work! {{HUGS}}