Thursday, November 25, 2010

November PTI Blog Hop -- Tags

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans!!  Welcome to my international friends.  It's Papertrey's blog hop time.  The theme this month is TAGS.  We were to create any kind of holiday tag.  I chose to make simple gift tags for Christmas.  The Places Please die and stamp set make quick and easy tags.  I chose the holly and the Christmas tree images to decorate the tags.  Glitter gel pens added some subtle bling.

Close up of tag

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Stamps:  Places Please & Boxes, Bags and Tags
Paper:  white, Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Sweet Blush
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Black (memento)
Accessories:  places please die, red satin ribbon, glitter gel pens

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let Me Save Your Spot

I'm thrilled to have a stack of bookmark sleeves, so that I can create bookmarks that won't get bent up or torn.  These make such great gifts for those who love to read.  A fellow PTI forum friend, Michelle, coordinated a huge order for a bunch of us to order these sleeves in bulk.  Thanks again Michelle!!

Here's my first bookmark using these sleeves.  This was part of a Thanksgiving gift for my daughter's amazing teacher.

  • I started with a piece of 7 x 2 1/4" Kraft cardstock.
  • Adhere 6 x 2 1/4" patterned paper, leaving a small Kraft border on top and bottom.
  • Add felt eyelet lace on top and bottom
  • Cut and stamp Mat stack 3 piece
  • I used the little felt pieces from inside the eyelets to create a circle border for my main image to rest on (see below)
  • Stamped sentiment on the mat stack 3 piece
  • Stamped second sentiment on white and punched out with 1" circle punch, matted this with 1 1/4" Kraft circle.
Here's the bookmark out of the sleeve: 

Thanks for looking!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  All Booked Up
Paper:  Kraft, White, Everyday Blessings pp
Ink:  Ocean Tides, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Accessories:  Ocean Tides felt, eyelet lace die, Mat Stack 3 die, 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" circle punches (ek success), Spring Moss satin ribbon, bookmark sleeve HBM#1 (

Friday, November 19, 2010

Season's Greetings

Here is a quick and simple card using an SU set I borrowed from a friend.  I love this large image. 
The frame is drawn by hand using a white gel pen and ruler.

Stamps:  Scenic Season
Paper:  White, black (PTI), red cs
Ink:  White Dye ink (memories)
Accessories:  signo white pen, pop dots