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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Papertrey December 2010 Blog Hop Challenge

 Happy Boxing Day.  
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I enjoyed a great day with my family - we ate all day, sat by the fire and watched several movies. It was a very relaxing day, as I cooked my turkey on Friday, so I didn't have to spend the day in the kitchen!!

This month Nichole from Papertrey Ink has issued a "Holiday Leftover Challenge" 
Use scraps of wrapping paper, parts of holiday cards, recycled gift tags 
or bits of ribbon on a paper crafting project.  We all have plenty of it laying 
around after all the holiday excitement and this is your chance to 
incorporate some of those pretty little things into an amazing piece of art!


I received lots of PTI goodies for Christmas this year and 
decided to use the Signature Series: Butterfly for this challenge. 
    
     The Butterfly die  was used to cut an old Christmas card and that set the stage for the rest of the card. A white piece of card stock was embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and then layered onto a green matting before attaching to the white card base.   
     The butterfly was stitched down the center to score the paper and then attached to the card using Scor-tape. PTI's rick rack die was used to cut some more of the green paper and then added to the lower portion of the card. The sentiment was stamped onto an oval white card stock and then matted on a green oval background. Stamping Bella's little blue and red dots add a little colour to the sentiment panel and repeat the circles on the butterfly.
     I'm not usually very good at Clean and Simple - I always seem to want to add more! But I think this would qualify as a fairly simple card - I wanted the butterfly to be the focal point, so I resisted adding lots of extras!!


Here's the old Christmas card that I used. I liked the colour combination 
and cut several options before I decided on the dark green butterfly.


Here are some 'leftovers' that I decided not to 
use on the card. I'll save them for another project!



In order to determine the area of the card I wanted to use, I 
cut the butterfly out on a piece of scrap paper. This allowed 
me to move it around the card until I found the image I wanted.


 Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a great week!!

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI Signature Series: Butterfly
Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy
Paper: White, Green cardstock; Christmas card
Other Supplies: Cuttlebug embossing folder; sewing machine; Creative Memories oval cutting templates;PTI Rick Rack die; Stamping Bella Dots

33 comments:

Lori said...

Great clean and simple card! And thanks for sharing your tip on how to select what portion of the image to cut with the die.

Vanessa said...

Oh, what can a girl be happier about than new PTI goodies! Your card is beautiful!

Inkyfingers said...

Great card, Karen. The white embossing looks so chic, and the stitching on the butterfly is really clever.
Hugs
and Happpy Christmas
Carol x

Terri said...

Great way to reuse the card. Love all the die cuts made from it. Nice card too!

Anne B said...

Love your C & S card, Karin. And what a great idea to make the butterfly to check where to make your cut :)

9kids said...

Love the card, and I'll bet you'll have fun with the leftovers too!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you made a template! CLEVER! LOVE your card plus all of the other butterflies and that dove! I'm sure we'll see it all again later!!

Stephanie said...

Very cute! Love your template idea and your gorgeous card!

Rosanne said...

Very pretty!

Peppermintpatty said...

Beautiful! The embossing is great!

Barbara said...

What a great idea to use that Christmas card, Karen! And you have more leftovers for later! Beautiful card!

Linda said...

Great job! I think it's prettier than the original!!

Anne said...

What a great way to be sure that you punch just the right spot!! Your card is snowy and wonderful!!

Dana said...

Way to recycle that Christmas card! How clever of you to pre-diecut some of these pretty butterflies for future projects, too.

Ann said...

Love that gorgeous butterfly!

Babies- Beth said...

What a great card, and great tips on how to see the image you want to cut- I know I will try that tip!

Suzanne said...

Cute card!!!

Ciacchina said...

ottimo riciclo! bellissima card!

amber said...

such a great card...i almost purchased that cb embossing sheet...might have to go get it now that i see how great it looks on your card!!! :)

Kelly S. said...

Such a great way to use old cards! Love how you lined up the images on the paper so the snowflakes and dots are showing though. Super fun colors!

Janelle said...

Looks like you made good use of that card -- you'll have fun using all those die cuts on other projects. Thanks for showing how you determined where to cut the butterfly. Good idea!

Krista said...

love the red & blue dots on the butterfly and the sentiment and the snowflake on the butterfly and embossed on the background. ties it all together nicely

Terri E. said...

Fun butterfly accents.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Marge said...

What a fun card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great card~

Lee Anne said...

Wow! You used a lot of that card! Wonderful job!

Emily said...

Smart use of the mask! I think your dove cut out is fun, too.

Jen Carter said...

Great job on this!! Very cute!

canyoupixelthis.com said...

Love the butterflies, love the dimension!

Lorraine said...

This is so pretty! Love the butterfly, sewing and little details all over your card. I love the original card, too.

steph said...

Great job! I love that little snowflake on the butterfly wing- it's the perfect touch!

Erin said...

Wonderful card! I love the simplicity!

Kristin said...

Great job!! My fave part was the little snowflake on the butterfly :-)