Monday, October 25, 2010

October PTI Blog Hop

Welcome to the October PTI Blog Hop! 



Here is this month's challenge....

There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting.



Here is my card....

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I know sanding and distressing aren't my usual but I had fun with it!  I made the paper using the inspiration from PTI's Halloween paper!  I love that stuff!


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Just a few pics to show you how I made that little "mat stack"!

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Just cut one out, flip it around, line it up with the bottom of the curve...

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And there you have a square frame...
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And I didn't end up using this piece for this card but I thought I would share....You can do the same with the circle of the mat stack and make the perfect mat for you 1 3/4" circle punch....I don't have the 2" punch so this works for those of us who don't have that tool!

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Just line up the circle with the opposite side of the mat stack....

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And you have that perfect circle mat!
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Hope you have a wonderful day!  Thanks for hopping by today!  You can start back at Nichole's blog to see all the other wonderful creations!

Supplies (All PTI unless noted!)

Stamps: Text Style II, Polka Dot Basics II, Mega Mixed Messages, Hanuka Dollar Stamp
Ink: Burnt Umber Palette, Pure Poppy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream
Misc: Brown Satin Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Mat Stack Die

52 comments:

Nancy L. said...

beautiful card!! And great tips for those dies!!!

Peppermintpatty said...

WOW! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love it - As always I should say! I'm so impressed by your talent!

Keva said...

Ahh..very pretty, Laurie! I really like the colors you chose and I think your distressing looks fabulous. Really great card and thanks for the mini tutorial! ;)

Ayana Posadas said...

What a brilliant way to make your frames! How clever! Your card came out beautiful, Laurie! :)

Dana said...

This card took my breath away lady! Stunning distressing and creative use of the Mat Stack die too. You rock for sharing so much with all of us!

Banu said...

Thanks for the tips. Awesome card.

Brandi said...

Those polka dots are fabulous and what a great idea with the dies.

Brandi

Jen Carter said...

Love the polka dotted paper! That turned out so pretty! This is very beautiful! Great turorial and tips too! I'll have to give that a try!

Tessa said...

Super cute! love what you did with the dies!

Laura Isham said...

FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for the little tutorial. The more use you can get out of your dies the better! Love how you always come up with something so clever and unique!

Adele Fowler said...

Love the background on this card!! Thanks for sharing your die cutting tips :)

Traveling Mama said...

This is so elegant! I love it!

Jackie Solomon said...

What a stunning card this is Laurie! I love the distressing and the patterned background. Genious idea with the die too!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Stunning card, Laurie. I told it many times before, so apologize for repeating myself, but I [heart} your style. :-)

Kay said...

Wow. Just wow.
That's some of the most beautiful stamped background- EVER!

colleenk said...

Really great card and thanks for the tutorial..I am going to try that!

Babies- Beth said...

Beautiful card, beautiful background, and a tutorial for the mat stack to beat- wow! Into the favs it goes!!

Linda W said...

This is absolutely stunning! The background is gorgeous, the colors are fabulous and the composition is exquisite! Do you think I liked it?
Absolutely!! (saving it for a future CASE) Thanks

Sara said...

Great card! I love the polkadot/text background. And thanks for the tip on additional ways to use the matstack die. I have it but never thought to do this! Great.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

First, your card is fabulous! Love the simple stamped image and text script over the polka dots. Thank you for the tutorial on making the square mat! Smart lady!

Mariah said...

Love the paper and the tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay said...

SOOO amazing Laurie! First of all it is a beautiful card! Second those tips are just fantastic and I wish I would have thought of that! Thank you so much for sharing!

Christi said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the neat tutorial on using the mat stack! I love the text and polka dot background.

Lee Anne said...

Just love this! Thanks for the little tips, once again! Your bow is perfect too!

Karen H. said...

Your card is awesome! Thanks for the pics showing how to use the Mat Stack to create a different shape - love that!

Andrea M said...

Absolutely beautiful card Laurie! Love the colors! What a creative use of the mat stack die!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lea L. said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love the design of it, and the sentiment tag is just fabulous!! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

Kara said...

really pretty!! Love how you altered that die!

Debby said...

Great card and fab ideas for getting more from our dies!

Kelly S. said...

Oh your card is splendid! I love everything about it, and the colors are so WOW! You are SO clever with that Mat Stack...can't wait to try these out, thanks sooo much for the photos!

BonnieRose said...

this is just fabulous wow!!! love it!

Terri said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing how you made the die cut too! Very clever.

Cammie said...

Love it! Now I'm going to get out my text and polka dot stamps. Thanks for the tips and the inspiration!

Nancy said...

Great take on a Hanukkah card using some very non-traditional colors. I can see why so many people listed you as their inspiration in the last (I think) PTI blog hop. The tips with the mat stack die are great. It makes the die much more appealing.

Gayatri said...

Love the background, Laurie! And a great tutorial too. Great card as alaways!

Amy said...

Love the brown/red combo and the new use of the mat stack!

Barbara DeBose said...

How innovative you are with your dies!!! The card is amazing too!

Stacy Simpson said...

Awesome - great tip using the mat stack!

Noora said...

You never fail to amaze me Laurie! beautiful card and thanks for the tips,so awesome!

Dana said...

Terrific idea, Laurie! That card is such a beauty!! I love the untraditional colors! For some reason, I usually see Hanukkah cards in blue... This is stunning!

Paula Laird said...

Great card! I absolutely love the colors! And that is an awesome tip! Sooo going to try that!

Terri E. said...

I adore your background paper you created and the tip is to die for as well! Great job with the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing!!! I adore your work!!!!

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing!!! I adore your work!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your card! LOVE the die tricks! LOVE the polka dots and the text and the menorah! FAB card!

Laurie said...

What a gorgeous background! And I just bought those two sets! Can't wait to try it! Love the little dollar stamp too! If I hadn't of waited until today to get mine down that is what I should have done, got a little dollar stamp since I don't have any Hanukkah stamps! GREAT job! Beautiful card! tfs!

Gabby said...

I'm lovin that paper and the overall design is wunderbar! Great card! :)

Gabby said...

Ooops! I forgot to say thank you for the mat stack tutorial ... I use that little die so much and now I can change-it-up and use it more! :)

Eva said...

This is a GREAT card! I really like the brown and red together and the little tutorial is GREAT!

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful card, love the distressed look.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

LOVE the background paper you created, it's gorgeous! Love the brown satin ribbon too.

Monica K. said...

Awesome card! And what a BRILLIANT way to use that die. I will have to play around with that today. Thanks for the tip!!

 
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