Friday, December 26, 2008

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop 10

The theme for this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop is recycling, or more specifically, repurposing some of the holiday trimmings that came with this year's holiday cards and gifts. Many of the cards I got this year were handmade beauties, so I didn't want to use them for the challenge and I didn't get too many wrapped gifts, so I ended up reusing some white tissue paper that was in a gift bag I received filled with a treat.

I reused the white tissue paper for a variation on the faux silk technique. I first tried this technique earlier this week and loved how it looked. Since I had plenty of tissue to work with, I figured I'd give it another go, this time with my PTI supplies.

I ended up refreshing my stash of baby cards. I made three 4 1/4" square cards, each using the same layout so that they'd be quick to complete. I did a boy, a girl, and a gender-neutral one, each using a coordinating piece of paper from Polka Dot Parade paper pack.

I stamped the onesie image from Bitty Baby Blessings on pieces of the white tissue paper and on white cardstock. While I waited for the ink to completely dry on the tissue pieces, I stamped the smallest dots from Polka Dot Basics on each of the onesies to decorate them, then cut them out. They're placed on a coordinating solid panel which is then covered with the crumpled, then flattened stamped tissue paper so that the two stamped images (cut out one and one on the tissue) are lined up.

Since the cards are small, I kept the embellishments simple. I tied a piece of contrasting ribbon around the cardfront and added a coordinating tiny button brad to the sentiment panel. So cute!

Materials Used:
Bitty Baby Blessings and Polka Dot Basics stamp sets, Berry Sorbet, Ocean Tides, Summer Sunrise, and Noir Black Palette inks, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, and White cardstock, Polka Dot Parade patterned paper, Berry Sorbet satin ribbon, Summer Sunrise and Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink); 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); button brads (Making Memories)

23 comments:

  1. Oh Lori, these are so stinkin' cute!!!

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  2. Lori, these turned out adorable!!

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  3. Very cute. Looks like we had the same idea. As they say great minds think alike though. :)

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  4. what a wonderful set and they are just too cute in that tissue paper!

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  5. What adorable cards! I love that PTI baby set!

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  6. Very cute, I love the tissue on the litte onesie t really makes it look like fabric.

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  7. So very cute!!! Always good to have on hand as well!

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  8. So cute! I save all my tissue paper because of all the great things you can do with it...love the cards!

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  9. What a precious idea & precious cards!!! They're just too adorable!!! I NEED this set (too)!!!

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  10. Oh Yay! Baby cards!! I'll be back to look again, lol!!

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  11. You can say that again! Okay, I will..."So Cute!".

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  12. If I said these are "too cute" would I be considered a "comment lifter"?
    No really....everything about the cards is "just right". Well done!

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  13. these are wonderful!! love what you did with tissue!! >"<

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  14. You are definitely enabling me. I think I need both the Baby Blessings and Polka Dot sets now! Luckily I got a gift card for Christmas!

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  15. Super cute little cards and I love the texture the tissue paper adds!

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  16. A very good idea. The cards are really lovely.

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  17. These is so increadibly cute! What a great idea!!

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