Sunday, September 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop


Time for a Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  This month is another inspiration photo, seen here:


When I saw this picture I was stumped at first!  Then as I was visiting favorite blogs, I came across this awesomely creative idea by Samantha Sibbet in this post on her blog More Paper Please.  We met through Pink Persimmon a few years ago, and she is such a talented scrapbooker and card designer!  Samantha wrote a wonderful tutorial about making your own chevron stripes HERE.   So with patterned paper strips in hand, here is what I came up with:


I made my strips using PTI's True Black cardstock, and papers from October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker and 5&Dime Collections.  Stamped my favorite little gingerbread and a sweet sentiment from Holiday Button Bits.  I found that it was easiest to make those strips really long, glue them down on the cardstock, and then cut the edges off afterwards.  Also, some of my center points looked a little wonky, so a nice piece of black embroidery floss seemed to even everything right out!

Thanks so much for visiting today, and thanks to Samantha for always being so generous in sharing her talents with the blog world!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Holiday Button Bits, Papertrey Ink
Paper:  PTI's True Black, Kraft, and Vintage Cream cardstock, and October Afternoon Modern Homemaker and 5&Dime patterned paper collections
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Ink in Honey, Tim Holtz Distress ink in Black Soot
Other:  circle nestie, black embroidery floss, buttons from October Afternoon

32 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Too cute!!!

I'm Renee said...

Kelly it's fabby!!
LOVE those papers...
and how you laid them...
gorgeous and so creative! :)

Kara said...

so so cool!!

Marge said...

Genius idea -- LOVE it!!!

Sara Mac said...

This is adorable Kelly! I really like the papers you chose. The black floss is the perfect touch.

Kay said...

LOVING that background- seriously awesome!

Rebecca {bellacarta} said...

AWESOME! that is a great use of color, paper and the inspiration photo!

Rose said...

your chevron stripes are very cute! Love your design ;D

paperella said...

Super cute! Love the papers you chose!

Karen C. said...

Cute use of lots of patterns on your card. I bet that would be a great way to use up some leftovers!! the little gingerbread man is so sweet!

jen shears said...

I love the way you were inspired by the chevron look & made a super cute holiday card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute holiday card. The papers are perfect.

Terri said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial I am going to have to try this now too.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous card~

Inkyfingers said...

What a great card Kelly and it would be such a good way to use up scraps!.
Hugs
Carol x

Margaret M said...

I just love this card! It looks like it was fun to make..great job!

Dana said...

Great card!! Love how the black makes the pattern pop!!

Joyce said...

This is so interesting. What a great take on the photo. And that little gingerbread guy is just too cute.

Linda said...

Great card!

Karen H. said...

Love this card! The black mats really help bring all the different patterns together. I love how you positioned the strips too!

Jen Adcock said...

Okay. I am going to ask...where in the ham fat do you continually find the creative spark to pull out and create some thing so F-ing fabulous?! Shivers! Another out of the ballpark great.

Sandi said...

Fabulous! Love the creative and colors of this card.

Christina said...

Oh wow! This just jumped right out at me. I love the black mats on your paper strips and that adorable little gingerbread boy!

Lori said...

Fabulous design! Love the combination of papers you used for your chevron pattern.

Pauline said...

This is wonderful Kelly! Love the striped chevron patterned paper, and the fab little gingerbread man!

Stephanie said...

Kelly.........This is so, so lovely!!! I totally love how the mitered stripes are different colors/patterns.....yet, it all works so beautifully! Perfect for this challenge!

Linda said...

Great take on the inspiration photo, Kelly! I love how you used that patterned papers!

Diane Jaquay said...

oh WOW, this is such a striking card!! Love the pretty papers you used to make your bold stripes, and the gingerbread man, adorable!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

gorgeous and very creative!!!

Kristii said...

What a cute card!!! The stripes are so unique and I just love the little Gingerbread man!

Samantha Sibbet said...

Wow Kelly this looks really fabulous on a card, I love what you did! If I get around to it, I would love to post a link back here to your creation!
xoxoxoxoSAm

Joyce across the Pond said...

Totally creative and so, so arty....well done...I truly love it!!