Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Leftovers ~ PTI December Blog Hop

 
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Good morning blog friends and PTI fans!!  Today’s projects are for the December Papertrey Ink Blog Hop over on Nichole’s blog :)  When I first saw the challenge this month, I didn’t think I would  participate as I’m not that uniquely creative with leftover bits of ribbon and paper.  BUT as the week went on and I started receiving cards and wrapping gifts, a few ideas came to mind.  This first card is a repurposed card I received from my cousin in NJ.  Although he is much older than me, he keeps in touch and always sends a lovely card our way each Christmas.  He knows I make my own cards, so he picked this special handmade one to send this year…how sweet and thoughtful is that?  I knew I couldn’t just throw this beauty away so I cut off the front of the card and attached it to some PTI white cardstock, added the sentiment, ribbon, bling and pinking border :)  Voila, a card ready to reuse :)  Aren’t the stitching and those birds adorable? Next up is the gift tag  I made for my dh’s gift.  He is a hunter and fisherman so I got  this fun camouflage paper at the local Wholesale Sports Store.  I always joke with him that I can’t see him in his camos so I added lots of red bling to the camo tree (made with scraps left from wrapping his gift).
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Up last is another repurposed card from last year.  I saved the front of this card because the trees were so pretty.  It’s been sitting on my desk ALL year!! I attached it to some PTI shimmer white cardstock, added the button and silver cording and some blue bling on the trees (the pearls were already there).
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Thanks for visiting!!! I can’t wait to see all the creative ideas everyone has come up with :)
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what’s in them?

{when I’m with you}

stamps: pti signature series flower

ink: versafine onyx

paper: pti white

accessories: beautiful card from cousing :)  pti ribbon, gemstones, corner chomper

{camo tree gift tag}

stamps: verve glad tidings; pti 2010 holiday tags

ink: su real red, versafine, onyx

paper: pti kraft, camo gift wrap

accessories: pti tag and tree dies, bakers twine, buttons, gemstones, su bronze cording

{a Christmas thank you}

stamps: pti signature christmas

ink: versafine onyx

paper: pti shimmer white

accessories: old Christmas card, su silver cording, button, gemstones

35 comments:

Anne said...

Beautiful cards and tags! I really love what you did with the special stitched card that your cousin sent to you!

Mandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects! :)

Lori said...

Beautiful projects!

Peppermintpatty said...

OH MY - What beautiful projects - all of them - but I just I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your embroidered card! Just PERFECT!! Happy Holidays, Karin

Leora said...

Beautiful!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the birdies on the first card! Super FAB card! LOVE your story about adding the red on the camo tag! FUNNY! LOVE the additions to that third card! The trees just shimmer!

Lori said...

awesome projects!!

Ryann Salamon said...

oh my word is that last card stunning!

Melisa Hunter said...

So pretty! The possibilities are endless with paper! You've done a wonderful job transforming the "scraps"!

Happy Boxing Day!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job converting all these goodies onto your cards!!!! Beautiful.

Andrea M said...

Maureen!!! Holy moly these are GOR-GEOUS!!! I love the first card and the story along with it! How nice to repurpose such a lovely card!!! WOW! Happy holidays!

Lynn said...

What a great idea to save your favorite cards....love them all but really love the stitching on the first one is amazing!

Kara said...

thats gorgeous!

9kids said...

Great ideas,all. TFS.

Inkyfingers said...

Gosh you've been wonderfully productive! Love the projects and those birds are so gorgeous.
Hugs and Happy Christmas
Carol x

Linda said...

You certainly did great things with your leftover bits and pieces. They're all fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards and tags. You did the right thing keeping that old Christmas tree card on your desk all year, because the new card you came up with is just stunning!

Rosanne said...

Lovely creations!

Kathy Martin said...

Good stuff! Love the stitched branch!

Ann said...

Awesome use of recycled items, girl! Love them all!

Suzanne said...

You've done such a beautiful job with these projects, especially those birds!

Babies- Beth said...

Gosh, Maureen, all of your cards are superb! Each one is better than the next!

Ciacchina said...

wow! che splendori! sei bravissima!

Kelly S. said...

Oh these are all so fabulous! Love the tree tag and that amazing row of pines with the snow. That stitched birdie card is so sweet!

Dana said...

Wonderful projects, Maureen!! Especially the recycled card from your cousin looks gorgeous!

Krista said...

that embroidered card is so pretty. not sure i could have parted with it! your additions are just goregous

Terri E. said...

Love those funky trees.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh the last tag is very nice!!

Lee Anne said...

All of your cards are wonderful, and I especially like the first one. Those birds are too cute to not use again. What a thoughtful cousin you have to send you a beautiful card you can use again!

Marge said...

Fabulous re-purposing!!!

Janelle said...

Wow, Maureen. Looks like once you got started you couldn't stop... haha... :) Great choices all, but that first card is breathtaking. I'm sure it was great to begin with, but you really spiffed it up with one of your perfect bows and, of course, a little bling! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Jen Carter said...

You did a great job with all 3 projects! Very pretty!

Jessica Griffin said...

I love your cards Maureen! They're absolutely stunning!!

kbell said...

wow that card is beautiful, but i LOVE the touches that you added. so pretty!!

Erin said...

Great projects! I love the christmas thank you and the card from your cousin - stunning. You did a great job!

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