September 25, 2013

papertrey september blog hop

From Nichole’s blog: The holidays are just around the corner and in any store you stumble into the aisles are decked out with new decor, including wreaths. Dig out a favorite wreath stamp set, layer small die-cuts & punches or even use unconventional materials like buttons or rhinestones to create a wreath on the front of a festive card. You can choose to make your card fall-themed, embrace the upcoming holidays or just something pretty to use for an everyday greeting.

I had forgotten all about the blog hop until Leigh mentioned it on the PTI forum on Monday. Thank you, Leigh. It just happened that I was working on a card that included a wreath in its design, so it seemed a good idea to actually post a picture of it on my blog.

This autumn blessings card is one of my monthly thinking of you type cards that I send to family and friends. They are my excuse for buying stamps and patterned paper.

Go here to see the incredible variety of creations from the talented Papertrey customers. Thanks for stopping by.


PS - I think that one of the reasons I stopped blogging is because of my frustrations with how the photographs appear on the blog. They look so much better in iPhoto. Really.

paper:  vintage cream c/s (PTI); patterned paper from my stash
stamps:  Rustic Branches and Autumn Acorns (PTI); Happy Thanks (Hero Arts); Autumn Harvest (TPC Studio)
ink:  aqua mist dye (PTI); pumpkin pigment (MSC); pearlescent chocolate pigment (Brilliance)
dies:  turning a new leaf and LL: 1¾” circles (PTI)
extras:  tin types impression plate (PTI); gold and peach ColorShine (Heidi Swapp); sequins (Darice); enamel dots (MME); gem stickers (Paper Studio and Recollections); blue zircon and topaz gems (EK Success); gerbera daisy stickers (MSC)