Sunday, December 26, 2010

Papertrey Ink December 2010 Blog Hop: Holiday Leftovers

Papertrey Ink's December Blog Hop challenge is to recycle holiday leftovers -- the wrapping paper, ribbon, tags, etc. -- into a new creation. For this challenge I used gorgeous pine cone wrapping paper in coppery brown, cream and gold to die cut one large pine cone, framing it with metallic gold foil cut from the largest Spellbinders' Lacey Square. I then cut my PTI Vintage Cream CS into a 5 1/4" square card, cutting off the lower tip of the "diamond" so it will stand. I stamped my Happy Winter sentiment from PTI's Wreath for All Seasons in Dark Chocolate ink on a Spellbinders' tag. I altered the end of the tag by snipping off the right ribbon slot with my curved scissors and slipped it onto cream raffia that had been tied to the handles of a wine/cheese gift bag we received this year. I ran the raffia through the lacey slots on the left and right at the top of my frame, tied a bow, and it's all ready to be given away to brighten someone's day!

30 comments:

Suzanne said...

Really gorgeous, Marge!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! This is just AMAZING! That pinecone is just GORGEOUS and I love the shiny spellbinders frame and the wonderful ribbon. Does it really stand up?? How CLEVER you are!

Kelly S. said...

Oh my WORD is that ever gorgeous! The gold actually looks like metal! That pinecone is beautiful and I absolutely love the shape of the card.

Krista said...

LOVE the lacey square in the gold foil - just beautiful!

Anne said...

Terrific card! The metallic gold foil paper is fantastic! What an awesome touch!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I wish I could find beautiful wrapping papers like this, lol!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is gorgeous! Like Kelly, I thought that gold was metal too, looks terrific!

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous!

Allison said...

So very pretty! Love the gold!

Janelle said...

Very pretty, Marge! That pinecone paper helped you to make a very elegant looking project. Great choice for your creation!

jen said...

This is STUNNING! That gorgeous foil frame is perfection! And what a fun 'angle'!!

Jessica Griffin said...

Your card is stunning! And I love the angle too! Simply gorgeous!!

amber said...

i have no doubt that card will brighten someone's day! it is so classy!

Sam said...

This is such an elegant card Marge, I love your use of the raffia handles. Very clever!

kbell said...

LOVE the spellbinders frame, and the wrapping paper is gorgeous! very creative with the tag and I love the raffia. great card!

Terri said...

Great job! I especially like the gold frame.

Ann said...

This is gorgeous! Love the gold!

Amy Liz Schultz said...

I just love this card, so elegant!

Mary Jo said...

This is a very clever and nice card. I like others like the gold you have used on it. Makes it very rich. Happy Winter to you too.

Ciacchina said...

bella!

Stephanie said...

I love it!!! I would have never thought to cut that endpoint so that the diamond shaped card would stand. That's just too clever! Beautifully done!

Tanya said...

Very pretty! Love the gold and especially love the use of recycling!

Peppermintpatty said...

What an elegant, beautiful card!! Love it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Marge! So pretty & elegant looking! Love the gold Lacey Frame paired with the pretty raffia! Sure to bring a smile to someone's face :)
Your new avatar looks fabulous :)

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the pine cone and the gold foil! Very pretty!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous paper and a fabulous design!

Gwen said...

Gorgeous card Marge!!!! Love the shape....seems perfect with that stamp

Kathy W said...

I vote love it, great use of leftovers

Colleen said...

Marge,
This is really elegant! I love the way you put this one together.

1CardCreator said...

This looks perfect! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ~Diane

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