Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop

Hello fellow crafters! It is nearing midnight here and I decided to do a quick post before heading off to bed to share my project for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! For September, the Challenge is to create a card with a wreath. I've been thinking about this challenge for a couple of weeks now, and I finally got down to making something tonight after the kiddos headed off to bed. This is my card set for this month's Blog Hop:

Once I knew the challenge had to involve wreaths, I wanted to get started on some kind of Christmas card set. I wanted to create a stamped wreath out of a stamped image of Christmas Holly leaves, but all my stamped images of Holly from PTI were either way too tiny or just didn't look right. Then I remembered that I picked up a few $1.00 Christmas stamp sets from Studio G at Walmart last year. There is no name on this stamp set, just the Number on the barcode #WM0745, and it includes several different Holly leaf images. The image I chose to create my "wreath" ended up being the perfect size for the front of my card! I stamped the Holly leaves in Old Olive ink from Stampin' Up. Then, I used the little berries from Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Christmas stamp set that was designed by Dawn McVey. I stamped the little berries in Ruby Red ink around the "wreath". The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #20 Stamp set. I added some twine from Martha Stewart, and then put my card together. I used Kraft, White, Old Olive, Ruby Red, and White cardstock.

I love the way the set came out, I am definitely in the mood to get started on some more Christmas cards now! I can't wait to see everyone else's projects! Thanks so much for stopping by, Happy Hump day!


BethieJ said...

This is so PRETTY!!!
Love your take on the wreath challenge!
Have a GREAT day!

Leigh Penner said...

So pretty!

Shay said...

Very pretty set of Christmas cards, Alex! Love the traditional colors.

Karen C. said...

beautiful set of Christmas cards. Love the way you took a simple stamp and turned it into such a detailed image.

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous set of cards you created! Just beautiful.

Jacquie Southas said...

Pretty wreath & perfect senitment!