Monday, January 25, 2010

January Blog Hop: Inside & Out

One of the things that people love most about this hobby is gaining new inspiration. We have taken it upon ourselves to organize an evening to take place once a month that will encourage stampers to try new things and build an inspirational camaraderie within the Papertrey family!


Well! Here we are at the January Blog Hop! If you are here reading this, it is because you love the inspiration you get from the Blog Hop, and all of Papertrey's products! I am so lucky to have been home over the weekend, and also tonight, and don't have to be at work until 9:30 tomorrow morning! How perfect is that??

During this month's release there was a lot of chatter about the interior of cards and how they don't always get the attention they need. This month's challenge is to create a card that has the "total package". Create any style card you can dream up, then take it the next step. Embellish the interior and adorn the envelope. You might even want to add a little something to the back of the card!



I had to make a baby card, of course! I used a sheet of blue and white paper sitting on the desk- but it is not different from Papertrey's Spring Rain Bitty Dots paper. The large image is from Inkadinkado, colored with Prisma pencils and blended with baby oil; it's fun technique I forget about, and love it when I use it! I cut out the moon, and put it on dimensionals. The stars are Papertrey''s Star Prints, stamped on Stamper's Select with the new Lemon Tart ink, then cut out with scissors. They are layered under the moon; A Star Is Born is stamped right on the paper, it's from the Favor It Baby set. The blue paper is layered on Lemon Tart, then onto a base card of Stamper's Select.


Oh dear, I had such a hard time getting the white to photograph well in the rain, sorry! The colors are correct, but somehow that white has a blue hue!
Ahh, here's the cutest sentiment ever! It's a new one from Inside and Out: Baby. The moon is from Out On a Limb, and the single star is from Star Prints, but the little grouping of 3 stars is from It's a Celebration- bet you forgot those little stars were in there, didn't you!?! I used Lemon Tart again, but also a wee bit of Summer Sunrise.




Ah ha! Now for the back and the envelope. Because of the sheer volume and low reimbursement fee I get for the baby cards, I rarely spend any time on the backs or envies, so this was fun to do! On the back of the card I used a sentiment from Star Prints, then stamped the individual star at the end. For the envelope, I used another sentiment from Star Prints, and stamped the same 2 sets of stars in Lemon Tart and Summer Sunrise.

So kind of you to read to the end, lol- now I am off to do as you- off to see the blogs!

49 comments:

Ingrid Danvers said...

Wow....awesome card and envelope. You really rock the baby cards, Beth! Thanks for sharing!

ashjoy said...

Very sweet card!

Monica K. said...

What a beautiful baby card! I love the star theme...it's so cute! :)

Nerina said...

This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful Beth! I love *all* of it - especially the little detail added by the stars. This is pure sweetness all over!

Karin said...

Love it!! The card is awsome and so is the new little one!

Anika said...

So cute! I love baby cards!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is so precious! I love your card start to finish. Or should I be saying, inside and out! So cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

Soooo lovely Beth!!! Sweet as can be!

Serendipity said...

Very nice - but of course coming from the Baby Card Queen herself! Nothing but the best - well done!

Terri E. said...

Such fun stars. Way to rock the blog hop this month.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deanna said...

So totally pretty!

Melissa said...

So cute Beth! I love it all ties together so well!

Rosanne said...

Cute, love what you did with the envelope!

Rhonda said...

Love this Beth! The colors are so pretty.

Cathy Weber said...

That sentiment goes so perfectly with the paper on the front of the card. I also really love the envelope!

lynn said...

you so rocked this challenge-awesome!

Frogwoman said...

Beautiful card!

Cindy Holshouser said...

HOw sweet. They way you placed the stars inside makes it look like a 'not homemade' card, like Hallmark or something. Very clever my dear.

Karen said...

This is just great. I love everything about it--and the envelope!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh, what an adorable card! Love how you carried the star theme throughout!

BethieJ said...

Beth this is DARLING!!! So so CUTE!!!

Kay said...

Aww, this is SO sweet- what a precious little teddy!

Tricia said...

Precious, precious card!! I love it!

Lori said...

Cute!!!

mamareebs said...

How Precious!! I love your card.

Rebecca said...

Awesome baby card! I love that moon floating amongst the stars. It's great.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Precious card! Love the front, the inside with the stars around the sentiment is adorable!

Leora said...

Love this. Great job!

Sharron said...

Absolutely precious--love the colors! And the envelope is so perfect.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

this is so, so sweet! I ADORE the inside!

Deb C said...

Beth, that is the prettiest baby card I've ever seen!!!

Terri said...

What a sweet card! Nice job!

Kim said...

Beth, this is so sweet! I love all of the little touches on the envelope flap and card back too!

Lea L. said...

This is so sweet! I love all the cute stars and moons...they match the sentiment perfectly! Great job with the blog hop challenge!

♥Lea

IamDerby said...

Beth I love love love this!!!

Lisa said...

This is so sweet Beth! you really have that special touch when it comes to baby cards!

Sue Ann said...

Great card ..... you really put your all and love into this card!!! Could it be for someone new in your life?? :)

christy compton hall said...

Oh wow - this card is THE BEST!!! I just LOVE it. Everything.

Marge said...

WOW - this is just purely PERFECT! I totally adore this sweet baby boy card, Beth! Of course, you're sure to be a total expert at baby cards, huh? I hope they are appreciated by the recipients as much as your fellow hoppers appreciate them!!!

Cammie said...

WOW, Beth. It's obvious why you have a huge number of baby cards to make. Your cards are wonderful! This is so sweet and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa H. said...

sooo sweet! i adore this!

resmith said...

Wow, Beth such an adorable card!

Heidi said...

Beth this is darling! I love the stars on the envelope too!

Jenna Millsap said...

Oh my!! That is such a darling card. I love the stars and sentiment on the envie.

Mary said...

I love every single little thing about this. All the stamps, paper and your choice of ink colors. Congratulations on that new little grandson, so glad I got to see him on your blog!

Janelle said...

Great job combining all those sets, Beth! Great color combo and I love the way you did the envelope flap. Super job!

Jennifer K said...

Love all the star on the envelope and the inside of the card. It totally takes the card up a notch to the next level. Great job!

Aimes said...

What a beautiful baby card! I betcha in PTI Heaven with the latest release - I immediately thought of ya! Still the queen of baby cards ;D
x

Kerry said...

So cute! I really like the look of the coloring!