Thursday, February 10, 2011

Paper Trey Ink's Creative Button Challenge

     I am on a roll today with my second post of the day. It is a record for me!!

     I have been loving Nicole Heady's blog. She has been hosting fun challenges that coincide with Paper Trey Ink's anniversary. The challenge of the day was to use buttons in a creative way on a card. I don't have a ton of stamp sets from Paper Trey Ink so I was limited but I used a stamp from the 2010 Christmas Tags and paired it with a stamp from the Mat Stack 1 Collection to make this card. I like how it came out but not sure how "creative" it is.

Stamps-Paper Trey Ink ( 2010 Christmas Tags, Mat Stack 1 Collection, Polka Dot Basics II), Dies-Mat Stack 1 Paper-Paper Trey Ink (Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado and Summer Sunrise), Ink-Versamark Chalk Ink (Tea Leaves and Mango Madness), Ribbon-Basic Grey, Punch-Fiskars, Glitter-Ranger Ink Stickles (Diamond), Buttons.

     Also, excuse the photograph. Due to the lack of natural light, (I took this photo at 5:30 p.m.) I had to use a flash and the color is off. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't fix it with Photoshop. I hope you like my creation. Have a great night!!

Time for some Movies!!

     Charlotte went to a birthday party last Saturday and I had fun wrapping up the gifts. The birthday girls are twins and tweens so I had to find something that wasn't too old or too young that would be acceptable. I decided to give each 2 movie passes with a little bucket filled with goodies to "sneak" in to the movie and eat while they watched!!!
     I bought the pop corn containers at Target in the $1 section and planned my whole color scheme around these. I used tulle to wrap around the whole bucket to contain all the goodies and then made tags with the girl's initials so they would know which one was for which. Charlotte made them each a birthday card and I put them inside the gift so they wouldn't get lost.

Supplies: Paper-Bazzill (yellow) Stampin Up! (white and Real Red), Ink-Stampin up! (Real Red), Stamps-Paper Trey Ink's 2010 Holiday Tags and Mat Stack 1 Collection, Die Cuts-Paper Trey Ink's Mat Stack 1 Die and Limitless layer 1 3/4" dies, Quickutz Letter Die. Michael's Ribbon, white tulle.

     Of course, the passes didn't go with my color scheme so I had to alter them to fit in. I covered them with textured white paper and a strip of stamped polka dots. Sometimes it pays to be a craft hoarder because I dug out my popcorn bucket and popcorn stamp that I bought about TEN years ago to use as accents for this project. I was so proud of myself that I even remembered that I had these two stamps!!

Supplies: Paper-Diecuts with a View (White) and Stampin Up! (white and Real Red), Stamps-Paper Trey Ink's Polka Dot Basics II, Museum of Modern Rubber (popcorn bucket), Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers (popcorn), and Inkadinkado (ticket form "It's a Party" set), Ink-Stampin Up! (Real Red), Versamark chalk ink (thatched straw), and Memento Tuxedo Black.

     I even stamped a label in the back to explain what this little package was so the girls wouldn't have to open it up!!

     I had a lot of fun creating this project and I hope it inspires you to creatively wrap some of your gifts. Have a great night!!