Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

The September Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink means we're only three months from Christmas Day. Time to get your "Kraft" on and think about buying and wrapping gifts. Fortunately, at this point in my life I don't need to do that much any more, but I do like to make my Christmas cards. What a great photo imspiration to jumpstart that mojo!


simple ideas for christmas gift toppers


Here's my creation based on the image above. Yay, one more Christmas card done!




Because I don't "yet" own a pinecone stamp, I had to get a bit creative so I stamped dark chocolate berries topped off with a shimmery Gelly Roll pen. My black card stock was lightly sponged with white pigment ink, wrapped in twine and adhered to a white card base. Some of the greenery is popped up using SU Dimensionals, as are the berries. The tag was tied to the twine so it's floating freely. To coordinate with the white edges of my die cuts, I stamped just the "laughter" banner of the sentiment using black ink on white. That was adhered to the Kraft tag stamped in black ink. 


Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. Looking forward to seeing all the fabulous creations during this hop!


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)


Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Black
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate and White Pigment
Stamps: Happiest of Holidays and Spruce & Sprigs
Dies: Tag Sale #9 and Spruce & Sprigs
Other: Twine, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Sponge and SU Dimensionals

26 comments:

  1. Oh Kathy, another fabulous creation here! I love the berries stamped in brown and the added shimmer is such a nice detail. You're so great at creating sprays and bouquets!!

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  2. This is wonderful, and I think you did a great job improvising your pine cones.

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  3. Looks like we kinda had a similar idea! Cute card! :)

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  4. This is so lovely! I lovwe the sentiment as well.

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  5. Fabulous arrangement and design! Great Christmas card!

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  6. Fantastic card!! Love, love the tag in the middle. The contrast of all the foliage against the dark background makes the card stunning!

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  7. Your brown berries fit the theme picture perfectly! Lovely design and card!

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  8. Very creative "pinecones'!! Love your card!

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  9. What a beautiful holiday card! The florals look wonderful sticking out behind the sentiment.

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  10. I love it!!
    And you improvised especially creatively! :)

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  11. Wonderful colors on your sprigs and berries - they look so pretty tucked behind your pretty sentiment

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  12. Lovely, lovely card Kathy! I love your brown berries too and just how every little detail works together on this gorgeous card. Love it!! :0)

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  13. This is so beautiful Kathy! I love the stamped berries in brown! Gorgeous card!

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  14. Beautiful tag and sentiment! Especially love the spray behind it!

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  15. Totally awesome, Kathy! Love the colors and stamps you used!

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  16. Wonderful take on the challenge, very pretty Kathy!

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  17. Kathy, this is simply beautiful.

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  18. Oh wow--I love your bouquet & sentiment--fabulous card!

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  19. Wonderful card and what a creative pine cone!

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  20. just.so.gorgeous. Love this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. This is GORGEOUS! I love everything that you have created here! Wow!

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  22. Great take on the challenge. Lovely card.

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  23. Awesome. Love all that black combined with the neutrals.

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  24. Wonderful take on the inspiration photo! I love it!

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  25. Oh, those chocolate berries looks delicious and so perfect!

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