Sunday, December 26, 2010

December Papertrey Blog Hop


Goodness, I forgot that today was the 26th, and we are on for a blog hop! Yay!



Here's the paper I started with- not sure where it came from, it has been in the wrapping paper box for ages. It's fabulous colors, very heavy, and very antiquey looking!

I took the Papertrey Christmas tree die and just plopped it down and cut a tree-


Whops, that won't work! Angel faces on the tree probably will look funny!



Had to fussy cut the tree, but it looks wonderful! I made a 'Strathmore' kind of card by cutting watercolor paper to an A-2 size, tearing off the right edge, then running a gold Pilot pen down the tear. Rejoice comes from this years Holiday Spirit Sentiments and I finished it off with a tiny star at the top. Lovely!


The tags are a little different; they are made with chocolate wrappers! You can get the chocolates at discount stores (mine came from Marshalls) at Christmas time. The chocolate isn't to rave about, but the vintage wrappers are!!! I used a Hampton Arts red rubber stamp to do the background, then aged the Pure Poppy layer, and put the trimmed wrapper right on top. Added some Making Memories poinsettias, made some snowflakes from brads and punches, and that's a little K&C folded paper doo dad on the lower tag.

Hope you are resting up if you had a busy weekend, and hope you are all safe if you are int he middle of a blizzard. We are waiting for the snow to start; supposed to get 18 inches tonight and another 6 tomorrow. Snow is fun while it falls and we are all snug with lanterns and a wood fire, but the wonder lasts for about 15 minutes when I think about going to work tomorrow, and all of my family who are out and about and need to get home. Sheesh.

42 comments:

Terri said...

Love the tree! I bought that die but never used it. Hopefully next year I will. I also love what you did with the vintage images from the candy wrappers. Hope you don't to much snow.

Lori said...

Beautiful projects! Love the wrapping paper tree.

Amy said...

I am definitely going to HAVE to buy the tree die now! Look at that fab tree you created!!! Beautiful!

Kara said...

love the tree!

Inkyfingers said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing and hope the snowstorm passes by you.
Hugs and Happy Christmas
Carol x

Lori said...

very lovely. both projects look so professional. great job

Karen said...

The card is fabulous, and I love those tags as well! I'm another fan of the Christmas tree die, and will add it to my wish list!

9kids said...

What a great tree!

Karen C. said...

Love the tree and the tags as well. Very creative use of 'leftovers'.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the chocolate wrappers! Even if the chocolate was terrible, I would buy it just for those wrappers! LOL! LOVE the way you embellished each of them! LOVE the tree card as well!

Rosanne said...

What a great way to use the Christmas tree die! Lovely cards and tags!

Barbara said...

Beth, that card is GORGEOUS!!! Clean and simple and gorgeous! And those tags are awesome--love the Father Christmas images.

Stephanie said...

Beth.....The tree card is just stunning! I mean, it totally caught my eye right away. I'd be saving as much of that paper as I could in order to start cards for next year. LOL

Peppermintpatty said...

OH MY!!! That tree is AWSOME!!! Makes me want to have that die NOW!!! Supernice projects and great recycling!

Serendipity said...

You did a great job - thanks for sharing!!!

Anne said...

Really elegant and classic card! That wrapping paper looks so vintage-y! Your tree is awesome!!

Marybeth said...

The tree is soooo beautiful

Dana said...

Fantastic job on these projects, Beth! I especially love the clean design on the card. That wrapping paper tree looks wonderful :) Good luck with the snow, too!

Ann said...

Gorgeous vintage look!

Jeanne said...

Wow, the vintage tree card is absolutely stunning and the way you finished the torn edge and gold pen! Pure genius! The tags are so unique and I would never have thought of such a wonderful treasure from a wrapper!

Linda said...

Wow! Love the Chocolate wrappers. I'll be shopping differently looking for them. The tree is stunning! I think the angel faces would work also! Fabulous challenge!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW that tree looks amazing! And I would never have know that those amazing tags started out as candy wrappers! LOVE these vintage projects, Beth! Be careful going to work tomorrow!

Suzanne said...

Beth, these are just so elegant and stunning. What a great job you did!

Ciacchina said...

che bella card e che belle tags!

amber said...

your tags are my fav...so vintage and elegant!!!

Janelle said...

Great idea to use the tree die on the gift wrap. Looks great with just that simple sentiment under it!

Krista said...

the tree is gorgeous! and i love the idea of using the wrapping from the chocolates! to bad (or maybe it's good) that the chocolate isn't that wonderful

Terri E. said...

The tree cut out is fab!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Diane Jaquay said...

You did a fantastic job with the challenge Beth! I love the tree (love the idea of cutting it from gift wrap), and the Santa tags are really GORGEOUS! Well done!

Marge said...

WOW -- that tree card is FABULOUS!!! I wish I had wrapping paper like YOURS!!!

jen said...

That strathmore card is so cool! And your sweet little tags too!! Love how vintage they look!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

EXCELLENT creations! Love those tags!!

Allison said...

Super take on the challenge...love that paper!

carefreestamper said...

Beautiful! I love the vintage tags.

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a creative way to use that die Beth - these look great! I hope your christmas was a happy one.

Lee Anne said...

Wow! I love both of your projects! The tree is just beautiful and I love your idea of using the chocolate wrapper.

Shirlann said...

The tree is made with pretty vintage paper..but chocolate wrappers...you smart cookie!

kbell said...

love your card. the tree is so busy and beautiful, it really stands out nicely on the white card with the basic sentiment and a great star to top it all off! love it. (like Amy, you make me really want that tree die cut, and I thought I could resist)

Sam said...

I Love your Christmas tree Beth, it looks so beautiful! Your chocolate wrapper tags are also fabulous. Very clever.

Jessica Griffin said...

Gorgeous cards/tags!

Jen Carter said...

Beth, these are beautiful! I love how you created the tree with your patterned paper! Fabulous!

Erin said...

The tree looks amazing - great use of wrapping paper. The vintage tags are great too!