Thursday, September 25, 2008

Papertrey September Blog Hop
















I'm SO excited to finally get to participate in one of PTI's blog hops! This month's challenge was to create anything holiday. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year, so I was thrilled to start getting in the holiday spirit. I love love love all the new holiday sets released by PTI this month and they made it easy for me to start creating!

I have two projects to share - a card and a favor or treat box. I am in the process of buying my first home and will be closing before the holidays, so I want to combine my Christmas cards with change of address notices for some of my extended family members. So I used PTI's fabulous Home for the Holidays set to dress up the city home from Boards & Beams and stamped Just Moved on the front. On the inside is the sentiment "There's no place like home for the holidays". One of the things I'm most excited about is decorating my new home for Christmas, so it was fun to play around with decorating the house on this card as a little teaser for me! I plan to print out my new address on some small cards so I can stick those inside the cards that I send out.

Every year I make a lot of cashew brittle, chocolate covered pretzels, cookies, fudge, etc. so I wanted to make a cute little way to package it. If I can get my act together quickly enough, I may be able to have a combination Christmas and Housewarming party and can use these as favors for my guests! It's just a quick and easy 2-5-7-10 box which would be easy to reproduce and I think definitely provides a festive touch.

I stamped the snowflake background stamp from Melissa Bickford's latest PTI set, Merry & Bright. I then scored and cut the box using a Jenn Balcer tutorial from SCS, which can be found here. I built and stamped the trees, also from Merry & Bright, and cut them out before popping them up with dimensionals. Some of PTI's silver metallic edge ribbon completed the project and holds the box shut. I'm really happy with how this turned out and am hoping to make up a bunch of them before my stamping supplies get packed up for the move!

Supplies - Card
Stamps: PTI's Boards & Beams, Home for the Holidays
Ink: Palette Noir, SU's Real Red, Garden Green, Going Gray, Sahara Sand
Paper: PTI White and Pure Poppy, SU Garden Green
Other: PTI Pure Poppy twill, glue pad, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Supplies - Box
Stamps: PTI's Merry & Bright, Mixed Messages
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, SU Garden Green
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy, SU Garden Green
Other: SU scallop punch, PTI silver edge ribbon, double slot punch, dimensionals

30 comments:

  1. Cute stuff Jess. What a wonderful card to send out letting people know you moved. That is a great idea!!! Love the little treat holder too! Those trees are fabulous. Yea, for doing the blog hop!!!!!

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  2. Can I come to your Christmas-homewarming party, how fun!! These are great Jess! Your going to have so much fun decorating!

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  3. Jess - that card is SUPER cute! What a great idea to combine the two! I love your decorated house. And that treat box is just adorable. I can see myself making a few of those for some friends.

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  4. wonderful creations, congrats on your first blog hop

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  5. This is a great project, congrats on your new home!!

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  6. Awesome!!!! I love the idea to do the Just Moved cards! Genius

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  7. Cute! And congrats on your house.

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  8. Great projects...love the clean and simple look!

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  9. What a great idea! Congratulations on your new home.

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  10. Cute cute cute! Love the treat holder and the decorated house! Such great ideas!

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  11. Love both projects!! must get the home for the holidays, the way you used it looks so pretty!

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  12. Great idea! I love being able to combine ideas to save time.

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  13. Beautiful projects! Such wonderful ideas!

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  14. Beautiful projects! Such wonderful ideas!

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  15. Love that little box... I must have that tree set!

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  16. Great projects! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. What a great idea!!Such a cute project. TFS

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  18. Congratulations on your new home! Great idea to combine Chirstmas cards with Just Moved, and your gift mixture sounds yummy!

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  19. what a great group of projects!! Very nice color combos....definately Christmasy
    :-)

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  20. I just love your treat sack! gorgeous

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  21. I really do like the look of that house. And who wouldn't want a nicely decorated goodie bag?

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  22. CUTE bag!! What a great idea!! :)

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  23. Nice job on both of them. I especially like the treat sack. Congratulations on your new house.

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  24. I thought these were so dinky. well done that woman.

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  25. What a joy to be moving into your first home right before Christmas! Your card is a super idea & gorgeous project! Your treat holder is fab too!!! ;-) Best wishes in your beautiful new first house - Enjoy!!!

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  26. Ooh! I love the treat bags, and your card is so cute and clever! How neat that you will be able to combine your Christmas cards with letting people know that you've moved!

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  27. OMG Jess - totally adorable!
    LOSTie Debbie

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