Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Yes, I've been away for awhile, but I'll explain that another day. Today I have managed, after months of intentions, to get a project done for the Papertrey Blog Hop. This month the challenge was to dust off one of your old sets and give it some love. Easy peasy, right? Sure. I turned to one of my favorite sets for this challenge - Sign Language - which despite my love hasn't been touched since July. At times I think I might be the only who loves this set, but so be it. I also broke out the Border and Corners {squares} which I bought so long ago I can't remember but have never used. Add to it the Handwritten Notes and I was good to go.

So, I set out to make a simple set of thank you cards for a friend.

Here are the first three:

I used a lot of "dusty" items from my stash including the handmade papers. While these cards are not really my style, they are my friend's. She loves pale and natural so I'm pretty sure I've captured her style.

The other three:


I tried to use sentiments she would use while at the same time use ones that don't HAVE to be "thank yous" just in case she wants to use them for something else.

And of course I needed to make a card to give her with the set. Another thank you card - for her friendship. While you can't really see it in the picture, the heart says "thanks so much" from the Mixed Messages set.



Thanks for looking.

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI, Stamping Bella
Inks: Distressed Inks
Cardstock: PTI
Other: Ribbon(Pink Hedgehog), Eyelets, Handmade paper

15 comments:

  1. Wow, that set is amazing. I love the look of natural papers and this has inspired me to look back through my stash and find some! (I know it's there somewhere) Cute image on the last card. Love the color choice and eyelets. I haven't thought of eyelets in ages! Inspired again! Great job.

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  2. I like the look of the natural papers, very pretty.

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  3. SO pretty! Your friend will love it!

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  4. I love the soft color scheme of these cards, and the handmade paper is just beautiful!

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  5. LOVE the cards with the handmade paper, so soft and natural looking!

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  6. Oh love the botanical look of that card set, with the handmade paper and leaf images. So beautiful!

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  7. Love the handmade paper! Beautiful!

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  8. Very pretty, the handmade paper is really neat!

    Chris L.

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  9. These are all such pretty cards. Lovely, soft colors! I'm sure your friend will love them!

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  10. Very pretty and soft. Each one of them is beautiful.

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  11. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Your set of cards are beautiful! I love the handmade papers and you have paired them wonderfully with the sentiments and sets used.

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  13. Truly beautiful and understated cards! I am sure your friend will love them... Your ideas always inspire me to try something new! Maybe I will dust off a set tonight!!!

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  14. So so pretty. Aplogies for the late arrival at your blog hop post, but I guess I wanted to save the best for last. I just adore the decoupage with the hanadmade paper. Gosh, I feel inspired to get back to making my own paper again just to try out your inspiring ideas. Wonderful color palette too.

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