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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink November 2015 Blog Hop

I'm finally getting organized enough that I can participate in 
this month's  Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink.  
After we returned from my son's wedding in October, 
I spent time working on lots of projects around the house 
and let my crafting and blogging slide! 
This month's photo inspiration gave me the incentive 
to try a few ideas for Christmas cards and tags.

Blog Hop Inspiration

I tried a variety of techniques, stamps and dies to create 3 projects:

Shaker Tree Ornament: 
I liked all of the baubles in the inspiration photo, so I thought 
I would create a decoration using the Shaker Ornament Set of dies. 
I didn't have any "Simply Chartreuse" sequins in my stash, so I 
used a different green along with teal and silver star and circle sequins.
I smooshed Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal inks onto an 
acrylic block and then added water before applying it to 
the white die cut ornament. 
I dipped the die cut into Versamark and then added 
Clear Sparkle embossing powder.
The sentiment (Rustic Wreath) the tip and upper hanger 
of the ornament were embossed with silver EP
Originally I was going to use this on a card, but decided to finish off 
the back and use it as a real Christmas Tree Ornament. I stamped the 
backing with Hawaiian Shores and Polka Dot Basics. 
The Oval Frame (Framed Out #8) was created using the same smooshing technique; stamped with a star (Framed Out #7) and Tropical Teal ink 
and then heat embossed with the same sparkle EP as I used on the front. 
The sentiment is from Rustic Wreath and the date from Tinsel and Tags.

My second project did not come together the way I wanted it to. 
The tag image (Tinsel and Tags) was embossed with silver EP 
but it wasn't as clear as I had hoped. I die cut and stamped 
the house to add to the top of the circle image.
I added a Tropical Teal Doily (Doily Details) 
and  tag (Tag Sale #4) stamped with Simply Chartreuse, 
Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal confetti (Birthday Style).

 This was my least favourite project, 
but I thought I would include it, 
since it gave me some ideas for my card. 
Since I had all of my supplies out from 
Tinsel and Tags Kit, I made one final project.

This was my third project and the one that I like the best.

Ink and Paper: 
Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores
Additional Inks: 
 Soft Stone, Kraft
Stamps and Dies: 
Tinsel and Tags Kit; Square Shaker - Confetti Die;
Other Supplies: 
Stamper's Select White Card Stock; Striped Impression Plate;
 copic marker; Silver Glitter Gel pen

Thanks for staying with me until the end!! Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop!!
Karen C.


PatQ's Cards said...

Love the card with the snow scene. You make such cute ornaments!

Marybeth said...

Karen these are darling and I love your shaker ornament! The scene you created on your card is beautiful!

Manuela said...

pretty shaker ornament and sweet card

Lynn Put said...

Wow, three wonderful projects! Love the scene you created for your card and your ornament is very pretty.

Kathryn A said...

Oh, my... Your ornaments are terrific!! And so is that cute card!! Wonderful projects, Karen!

lainey said...

Karen, your card is my favorite too! You did a wonderful job on it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm glad the hop inspired you, Karen, because now your beautiful creations can inspire us! Really gorgeous makes!! Hugs, Darnell

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic projects~I love the detail in your card!

Marcia HIll said...

I like all 3 of your projects, but absolutely adore the ornament and card! Your shaker ornament is so bright and fun, and the card is just pure perfection! Lovely, lovely projects!! :0)

Michelle said...

WOW... three a-mazing projects with beautiful color and detail!!

Julia Aston said...

what lovely inspired projects! love the shaker ornament and your sweert little house ornament and card!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

So many pretty ideas and each inspiring to imitate! I really like your card!

Annette Allen said...

wow such a pretty set.. very creative

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful projects - love the shaker ornament!

Melissa L. said...

Lovely creations. Beautiful.

Jenelle said...

All of your creations are so beautiful!

Kay Miller said...

Oh my! All of your creations are amazing! Very beautiful work on all of these!

Rosemary said...

really beautiful set of projects... especially like the card!

Joyce said...

All of your projects are wonderful, and I agree with you that the last is my favorite.

Cris G said...

These are all lovely projects, but your card is just the sweetest thing!

Barbara said...

OMGoodness! you have just given me an idea for all of the die cuts I have in my scrap box. Beautiful and never ending ideas!

artful-notions said...

Hi Karen, what lovely ornaments and card! all so pretty in those colors! Love how you sprinkled the stars on your background. So pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful collection of projects in these colors...my fave is the little Tinsel and Tags snow scene with the perfectly placed stars and dots...and that snowman! :)

Joyously Noelle said...

What a sweet set of projects!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty projects Karen. Love the shaker ornament. So elegant and classy looking. The scene with the snowman is amazing!

Greta said...

Love your card--one of the best in the hop!

Susi Kelly said...

All wonderful projects. Your Tinsel & Tags card is adorable.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all fabulous, Karen!