Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey October Blog Hop



Hi everyone!  I really wanted to participate in Papertrey's Blog Hop this month, and I nearly ran out of time!  I was the very last entry and got it in right at 11:30pm!  

 I just love the picture Nichole and the team used as inspiration this month:


How could you not be inspired by this photo?

At first, I thought that I would make a card, but then I was surfing the net the other day and I came across this post by Jamie Lee at Bits of Paper.  Her simple tutorial on how to make paper pumpkins gave me a great idea.  Instead of using preprinted patterned paper for this project, I made my own using my limited stash of Papertrey stamps and papers.  From the pictures below you will see that I used PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft, Mellon Berry, Spring Moss, New Leaf, and Orange Zest cardstock cut into 5.5" circles. 



I used the following stamp sets to create the different papers:  Iconic Images, Holiday Photo Finishers, Beatiful Blooms II, Background Basics: Retro, Signature Greetings, Mehndi Medallion, and Big & Bold Wishes.  Most were stamped with some old SU inks, but a couple were stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. 



The stem on top is just a piece of Chocolate cardstock rolled up and tied with a few ribbons from my stash. 



I threw this project together in about an hour and a half, which was pretty quick considering I had not designed even one paper before starting.  If I had had more time, I would have added a few leaves to the top and done some better photography, but what you see is what you get!  Hope you like it!

As always, thanks for visiting!

Kate

2 comments:

  1. The "card" is super cute, it could have great possibilities for all types of events!

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