Sunday, November 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop




This month at Papertrey Ink, the blog hop theme was to be inspired by cover art from books and magazines!  I went straight to the children's section at Amazon.com to search for holiday books, and found this adorable Toot & Puddle book by Holly Hobbie.   (One of my favorite books of all time is Toot & Puddle's "I'll be Home for Christmas.")

Something about that big red bow and the layout got me!  Since PTI doesn't make any skiing piglet stamps, I decided to use Holiday Button Bits!


I stamped the snow using Polka Dot Basics.  I used VersaMark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder.  The sentiment is also from Holiday Button Bits.  The big red bow was made with Pure Poppy cardstock using the L'il Inker Designs Bow die (small).


This is one of my most used stamps of all time!  I stamped him in VersaMagic Gingerbead ink (of course!) and added some plaid paper buttons cut with the Buttoned Up #1 die.

I can't wait to see all of the entries today...this was SUCH a fun theme for a blog hop!  
Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies:
Stamps:  Holiday Button Bits & Polka Dot Basics, both Papertrey Ink
Paper:  PTI White, Pure Poppy, &  Simply Chartreuse cardstock, A Muse Studio Slate cardstock, Authentique "Festive" patterned paper
Ink:  Stampin Up Real Red, VersaMark, VersaMagic Gingerbread
Other:  L'il Inker Design Bow die (small), PTI Buttoned Up #1 die, A Muse Studio white embossing powder, twine

30 comments:

Kara said...

So cute!!

victoria h said...

cute card - I'm thinking of snow angels now.

Wida said...

I love it! that book is really a cute cover, I can see why you were inspired!! and the translation of polka dots for snow is really clever!

angelabranon said...

Great card. Makes me smile just looking at it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly this is so cute, I love that gingerbread man!

artful-notions said...

Your snow paper is perfection! Gingerbread man is just adorable, too!

maryrose said...

Super cute card, Kelly! Love your gingerbread man and his sweet plaid buttons!

Lee said...

Your card is so sweet. I really love that bow!

Helen F. said...

Your card is such a sweet treat (pun intended :), Kelly!

Joyce said...

I absolutely adore Toot and Puddle. What memories your sweet card brings back. What, no skating pig stamps? Well, your gingerbread guy is just as cute.

Jill Norwood said...

Wow Kelly I love this!!!! So sweet and fun! Gingerbread men just make me smile! :)Adoreable!!!!!!

Betty Wright said...

Kelly, this is so sweet and fabulous! You had me at that polka dotted corner...then I feel head over heels for the buttoned topped gingerbread dude! Sweet!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Pat K.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a fun card, I seriously want to eat up the little guy.

Rema said...

What a sweet yummy card! Nicely done.....

Jen Adcock said...

Oh my gosh! Kelly, you have created a book cover inspired card that is actually an ingenious inspiration of the real book cover! Killer! Totally blown away by that paper bow. I haven't ever seen such a cool thing...ever. Wow!

Lovely to see you at my poor neglected blog. You've made my day! Hugs

Luanne said...

I need a cookie...oh no wait, your card is delicious! I love your design and how you curved the sentiment. Super sweet!!

Kim said...

This is just has to be the cutest card ever! This adorable little gingerbread guy is so sweet and looks good enough to eat! Fabulous!

Karen said...

Just adorable! I love everything about it!

Jacquie Southas said...

so cute - love the "snow" paper that bow!!

Nancy Guse said...

This is SO sweet, love that gingerbread guy and the punch of red with that bow!!

Renee said...

Love, love, love!!!
What a fabulous interpretation!!!
The polka dot snow...
the gorgeous bow...
and adorable gingy!!
Just love!! :)

Karen C. said...

Sweet! Love the way the gingerbread man really stands out with the black, white and red coloured background.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a cute clean card!

Marybeth said...

Kelly I think your card should be a book cover. It's adorable! I love the layout ,bold colors, and dots. Adorable gingerbread man. I just might have to look at those stamps.
Hope you had a great thanksgiving .
Thanks for going back to my blog....what a mess:)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Kelly, I agree with Marybeth! This is so perfect and professional and adorable!! I just love his little buttons. Mwah!

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute card.
Awesome bow.
Great layout.

Marlena M. said...

Kelly, this is PRECIOUS! Such a sweet gingerbread man~

Meredith said...

We just borrowed that book from the library last week! Adorable. We've never read any others, though I will seek them out now.

Your card is CUTE, and I LOVE the bow. Perfect!!

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