Papertrey Pals Easter Challenge

Today is the reveal of our Easter projects over at the Papertrey Pals blog and I can't wait to see what everyone made!  For my project, I chose to decorate boxes of candy for each of the kids and wrap up a coordinating gift.

The gift is yellow tissue paper covered with white tissue paper and then bound with a strip of Lemon Tart paper and raffia.  I used PTI Mat Stack 4 to cut the label.  
CAS but still cute.

The boxes came from the dollar tree.  12 for a buck!  You can't beat that.  I used a different tool to add the background colors.  It is a Clear Snap Colorbox RolTap.  My stampin' buddy and Aunt turned me on to this a few years ago.  She found them at a convention but I posted an online link above.

The ends of the tool are dense foam rollers.  You tap it on the ink pad and then roll away.  For the girls, I chose pink, yellow, & orange for the main colors and layered in no particular direction.  I added a bit a blue, purple or green where needed.  I was going for a soft plaid.

The circle shapes are cut from PTI Limitless Layer Dies 1 & 2.  I couldn't decide between the big or small so I used them both!  The bunny images are from last year - Stampendous Luv Bunnies. 

For the one boy box, I tried to make the plaid more pronounced.  The colors are darker blue, yellow & orange.  I cut off the existing handles and added a paper one.

Hope you are inspired to get ready for Easter.
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 It's late in the day, but I just watched the Make it Monday video and had to come back and edit this post.  It's like Betsy and I are cosmically connected!  HaHa!  I haven't used my Roltap in ages.  I just might make something else with it this week :)

March PTI Blog hop

Papertrey Ink challenged us to use Embroidery Floss any way we saw fit.  This turned out to be a tall order for me to fill.  I started several projects but kept scrapping them.  I finally ended up with the card below.

I made the flower and stem from the floss.  The butterfly and sentiment came from Round & Round.  I had some scrap hand made paper that I used to back the sentiment. 

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Reject Blog Hop

So, this morning I took some time to make rounds at my favorite blogs.  I stopped by Damask Love and found out that Amber is hosting a Reject Blog Hop.  To participate you upload you rejected PaperCraft Magazine submission!  Love that idea!!!  Your heart and soul go into making those projects so it is awesome to have a place to show them off.  Way to go Amber!!!

I made a card for the Under the Big Top theme.  The patterned paper is from Imaginisce Animal Cracker line - Under the Big Top and Hot Buttered Popcorn.  I cut pieces and parts from them to make the accents.  I fell in love with this little elephant.

The style is based on the triple tier slider card tutorial I found at Splitcoast.  I have made one of these cards before and you can see it here.  I decided to only make two tiers this time and expand the pull tab size.  The flag post is a crystal topped straight pin.  I think this need something between the tent flaps and the scallop but I couldn't decide what - any suggestions?

I also made some treats to go along with the invite.  The box and mini pail came from the dollar tree.  I filled them with peanuts, candy, and a punch balloon.  Although I wasn't chosen,  I'm sure my family will enjoy the fruits of my labor! 

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Thank You Crafty Friend

Just a quick post today.  I made this embellishment card a while back.  It's a little Thank you gift for a friend.  The stamp sets I used are PTI Studio Style, Beautiful Blooms II, Tiny Treats Christmas and the flowers were made with the PTI Flower Die Collection.  I placed all the embellishments on a clear piece of acetate so they could be removed and used.  BTW - the acetate was packaging cut to the proper size.

Even the button twine can be taken off and used.  My favorite parts of this project are the mini clothes pins.  I covered some with coordinating paper.  They are so fun to use.

Hope you have an inspired weekend!
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Late Blog Hop

I had hoped to get this posted in time to participate in the PTI Blog hop but life got in the way.  The challenge was to make your best use of scallops.

I decided to make a birthday card gift holder for a family friend who turned nine.  He is a boy that has found his passion - fishing!  He loves it.  We took him "worm drowning" three years ago and I didn't think it would take but now he is fishing tournaments every chance he gets.

This card is a Triple Tier Slider Card that I saw on Splitcoaststampers.   Heather Summers was the designer. I used the PTI medium scallop die to cut DCWV Blue Waves paper.  The scallop strips were adhered to the card base in two separate sheets to create a pocket for the gift card.  The pull tab bobber was created by using PTI vintage ornaments dies to cut red and white paper shapes that were cut down to achieve the effect.

For the middle tier I used a polka dot Stampin Up paper and then created the little goldfish free hand.  I added the dots and sprayed him with Glimmer Mist. I couldn't get a good picture to show you the effect :(

I kept the final tier simple with the orange scallop sentiment strip.  I thought it let the Happy Birthday stand out against the bobber.
This was a fun card to make.  I have many ideas running through my head for different themes.  Hope you give one a try.
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