Sunday, October 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome! Today I have a card to share for this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop!




This is a super clean and simple Christmas card. This month's blog hop inspiration photo was so pretty, full of red and green, shiny ornaments, pretty greenery and red thread.



I started off with a white cardstock panel cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and ran it through my die cutting machine with the string frame die to cut the holes for my frame. Then I went ahead and stitched my frame with red crochet thread. I die cut the pinecone branch from white cardstock and stamped it in green and brown ink. After it was stamped I went over it with some copic markers to add a little shading and depth, it makes such a difference! I stamped the sentiment in gray ink and then adhered the pinecone branch inside the frame with foam adhesive. I mounted the white panel on a red card base and finished the card off with a few little rainstones!

This was a very quick card to make but so fun! I got a Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks, lit my new candle that smells like a Christmas tree, turned on my Seth MacFarlane Christmas album, Holiday For Swing! (it's amazing, go listen to the samples of it on itunes if you don't already own it.) and got crafty. Now I have to tamp down my desire for all things Christmas and take my daughter to a pumpkin patch today :)

Have a great day and have fun blog hopping!

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23 comments

  1. wow. Love how creative you are with the thread...it looks amazing!

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  2. Wonderful card! I love how you used the thread and pine bough.

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  3. beautiful card- love the stiched frame

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  4. Oh wow, Becky. This is so beautiful. Your created a CAS masterpiece. Love the string frame!

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  5. This is the one that immediately popped out of the gallery for me. I know it's not easy to make such a simple masterpiece. I'm in love with it. Amazing!

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  6. beautiful take on the inspiration photo... love the string frame!!

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  7. Just lovely ! Love the CAS looks and how you´ve added the croched thread !

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  8. Great design, Becky! Your red stitched frame really adds pop to the entire card. Off to check out Seth's music!

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  9. Fabulous card! Love the way you incorporated the red twine onto your card. Great take on the inspiration photo.

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  10. A beautiful Christmas card! Love the string frame in red! Gorgeous!

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  11. Love the red yarn and pretty pinecone on your card. Lovely!

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  12. Absolutely loving the red thread on your card...what a perfect frame for your greenery and pinecone. CAS perfection!! :0)

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  13. The red floss is perfect behind Peaceful Pinecones (man, I'm loving that set!!!) This is a stunner - and a perfect card for the inspiration challenge.

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  14. So pretty! I love the red floss frame and the pinecone is perfect!

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  15. Love the threading, Becky, and lovely card!

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  16. Wonderful project! So fun and festive! Happy hopping!

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  17. I have never seen the string frame die. WOW it is so much fun thank you for sharing. I might have to case your card. LOVE IT

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  18. That string frame is such a great way to create a focal spot- and you're right, the shading makes a statement!!

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  19. Wow, such a fabulous design! So CAS, yet so classy too!

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  20. Your framing of the die cut/sentiment is beautiful! what a great idea!

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