Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Blog Hop and Papertrey Ink

Over at Papertrey Ink, Nichole decided to try something that sounded like a lot of FUN!! She wanted to have a BLOG HOP, where we could go to each other's blogs and get inspiration!! I LOVE blog hopping!!
Each month, she will give us a challenge to do and we are asked to load it up on our blog for others to check out! This month, the challenge is to use RIBBON as the focal point of a project! Now, sadly, I have yet to be able to purchase any of the new PTI ribbon, but Nichole said we could still play as long as we used at least one PTI product on our cards. Well, all the stamps I've used are PTI!!! Also, I couldn't decide between three different ideas so I made all three and loaded all of them here on my blog! Edited to read: I am thinking we must have one project only...oh, which one to pick...guess I'll go with Project #1 as my entry. Just enjoy the other two :-)
Project #1 - This is a corset card where I laced this ivory organdy ribbon between eyelets! I kept the stamping light (most of it is stamped off) in order to not overpowere the ribbon. The inner part of the card pulls out to reveal the inside of the card. Supplies: Stamps-Beautiful Blossoms, Green Thumb, Paper Tray (all Papertrey Ink), Cardstock-Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ink-Regal Rose, Mellow Moss (SU!), Accessories-vanilla organdy rib bon, eyelets, corner rounder.
Project #2 - This card's focal point is roses made out of wide polka dot ribbon. It is easy to make floral roses with ribbon by pulling one edge of the ribbon together along the wire and then wrapping it in circles. I also used ribbon to "sew" along the edge of this card. The paper has dots that can be poked out to make it like aida cloth! I bought it at my local scrapbooking store but they did not have the distributor name on it. If I can find it, I'll edit the name in here! Supplies:Green Thumb, Borders&Corners{Oval and Square} (all Papertrey Ink!), Cardstock-Blue (unknown), whisper white (SU!), Ink-Night of Navy, Old Olive (SU!), Accessories-light and dark blue polka dot ribbon, white satin ribbon, olive grosgrain ribbon (Michaels' $1.50 bin).
Project #3 - is actually my favorite!! I really liked Lisa Johnson's idea of stamping on the twill ribbon. So I decided to try it out!! I love this leaf stamp from the PTI Text Box set. I stamped it on some twill using Old Olive classic ink from Stampin' Up. I added a piece of olive ribbon on top and then a lighter celery ribbon on top of that. A sentiment and some background stamping.... and voila, a great birthday card with the ribbon being the main attraction! Supplies: Text Box, Faux Ribbon, Polka Dots (all Papertrey Ink), Cardstock-Old Olive, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ink-Old Olive (SU!), Accessories-twill (SU!), olive and celery ribbon (Michael's $1.50 bin)
Thanks Nichole and everyone at PTI for such a fun event!! I can't wait to see what next months' challenge will be!
Donelda

29 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow girl...3 projects! I'm so impressed with all of them. Love the corsett card...so very creative. Great job with the challenge.

cadnileb said...

Cute cards! I didn't even realize that the last card was ribbon until I enlarged the photo. Heh, sign of old age and bad eyesight. ;-)

Aimee said...

Beautiful roses on those cards...

Jewels said...

Oh I LOVE them all, but the top "Corset Style" is my FAV!! Great Job and thanks for sharing!!!

Penny said...

Oh what gorgeous roses - I adore them! You have made some really clever cards with the ribon :)

Kimberly said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the corset closure on the top card!! WOW! I will be trying that for sure! tfs! :)

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful cards! Love the corset lacing!

wendy said...

My ribbon roses did NOT work, hence my quilt. Yours are beautiful (all three)!

In Em's Closet ~ The Closet Crafter said...

Great job. Way to go.... I love them all, but my fav is the 1st. Great use of ribbon!

Teresa said...

Wow, each of your projects is so unique!!! I think the roses are my favorite - great colors too!

Jen said...

I like the card with the roses! Beautiful!

Theresa Tyree said...

Look at you! Three beautiful projects! I love the "corset" card. And those ribbon roses are gorgeous! Great job, Donelda!

Katie said...

All of your projects are fantastic. Great job! I love this blog hopping - I'm exercising without moving - hmmm maybe not the best form ;)

Lori said...

Wow--look at all of the creative ways you used ribbon! I really like the ribbon roses. They're so pretty.

Bethany Paull said...

Those ribbon roses...Wow!

Deanna said...

You are a machine!!!! Love the corset closure!

Debbie Olson said...

Three beautiful projects! I love the ribbon roses, but ALL are beautiful!

Terri said...

Wow 3 projects. You did a nice job on all of them. My favortie is #2

Littlekel90 said...

Wow, Wiggy! These are beautiful!! I like them all, but I think the corsett version is my favorite as well! :) Kel

Jenn said...

Great work! You really went to town with this challenge!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

WOWEE!! I really love love your 1st card. That is awesome!!

Joyful said...

So very clever!!! Love 'em!

Nichole said...

ALL of your projects are just stunning and have so much creativity in them. I really appreciate your talent and thank you for sharing it with all of us!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

I like all three cards..the roses are especially beautiful!

Lesli said...

Gorgeous Cards - I love how you used the ribbons on each one!

IamDerby said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Seleise said...

wow, Donelda - neat ideas! your cards are beautiful and I think the corset was my favorite!!! I'm definitely going to have to try that one!

jlazarski said...

Great non-traditional uses of ribbon, Donelda! Those roses are gorgeous and the first project reminds me of an old-time corset -- wouldn't it be a fun technique for a bridal shower card??

sparkplug17 said...

What great cards! I love the roses you made too.

Sparkle