Monday, January 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop - January

Hi there and welcome to the January edition of the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. I'm so excited to participate - this is my first one since I just got with it and started a blog. Yea!!!





This month's challenge was to embellish the inside of our cards - they need love, too! :)

I used the new Click Simple Rock-a-Bye Baby template for my two cards. The cards are essentially the same but I just changed a few things to make one for a boy and one for a girl.

This first one is the "boy" one. I used the elephant template not as a card but just as a "die cut" for the front of my card.


 
 

Stamps: "Baby" alphabet stamps (PSX), Inside Out: Baby (PTI)

Ink: black (Memories); orange zest (PTI); Vintage Tea Duo (PTI)

Paper: kraft, orange zest, rustic white (PTI); blue polka dot (Wild Asparagus); green (Bazzill)

Other: Rock-a-Bye Baby Click Simple template (PTI); scalloped oval die cut (Spellbinders); vintage book print; heart punch (SU!); star punch (unknown); Button (PTI); Twine (PTI); eyelet (unknown); tag die (Cuttlebug)

Here's the second card and this one is the "girl" card. The orange elephant is vibrant in real life but for some reason the photo makes it seem almost garish. I promise it doesn't hurt to look at it for real. lol 



Now, for the inside. I've liked the Copic air brushing I've seen people do around the edges of their dies and I wanted to try that look but I don't have the air brush system and I only have 4 Copics (and none the right color!) So, I pulled out my sad and neglected chalks. It got a little heavy in places but overall I'm okay with it.


Stamps: Inside Out: Baby (PTI); "Baby" alphabet stamps (PSX)

Ink: black (Memories)

Paper: Stampers Select White, orange zest, raspberry fizz (PTI); green (Bazzill)

Other: star punch (unknown); chalk, Labels 1 die (Spellbinders); pink marker for stitching (American Crafts); White Uni-ball Signo pen; button (PTI); tag die (Cuttlebug)

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see your creations.

49 comments:

kolling143 said...

These are just adorable!! I LOVE the first card!!

Rebecca said...

I love those bright polka dots on the second elephant's ear! It's so fun seeing the baby cards with the new goodies!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love these Jennifer, the elephants are too cute!

Anika said...

I must by this Click Simple set! Great cards, I love the faux stitching around the orange elephant!

ashjoy said...

Very cute Jennifer, glad you decided to hop!

Serendipity said...

I loved how you used the elephant - very sweet cards!

Deanna said...

Wow, these are amazing!

Terri E. said...

What a great idea to use the elephant on the card not just as a card. Way to rock the blog hop challenge!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melissa said...

These are great! I love the book print ear on the first one!!

Rosanne said...

these are sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

I love the great ears of the elephant.

Kay said...

Awww! How cute are these little elephants? Love them!

Cathy Weber said...

I especially like the orange elephant. You did a good job with the chalk. I wouldn't have known it wasn't airbrushed.

Heather P. said...

These are fabulous, and I so *love* the pop of color on the 2nd elephant! :)

lynn said...

very sweet cards!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my! Both of these cards are so sweet! Love the 3-D grass on the elephant card :)

Cindy said...

Love the elephant's bookprint ear! Super adorable cards.

BethieJ said...

Jennifer these are DARLING.. sooo CUTE!! Happy 1st Blog hop! So happy your joining the PTI FUN tonite!! :)

Karen said...

They are both adorable, but I love the colors in the second one!

Lori said...

Love them both!! Great job!!

Lori said...

These are too cute Jennifer, I am so loving the elephant!!

Heidi said...

welcome to the blog hop! Your cards are adorable! I just love that elephant!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful and clever! Love how you used the type for the elephant's ear! It is my first PTI hop too! This is fun!

Tricia said...

Very cute! I especially like the first one... but it might just be that I love the Winnie the Pooh saying.... :-)

Babies- Beth said...

Oh yay! Baby cards!! And so cute, too!

Barbara DeBose said...

Congrats on your first blog hop! Such a cute cards!

Sharron said...

Both cards are adorable! This elephant is just too cute. Love the stitching on the orange card and the grass!

Nerina said...

Oh these are just waaaaaay to cute! Love the boy and girl ellies!

Leora said...

Oh, I love your cards!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh are these fabulous! LOVE them!

Kim said...

That is so adorable! I love the newsprint for the elephant's ear and the little star. So cute!

Katie {aka choc0holic} said...

Oh my goodness...love these! I can't wait for the SVG files to be made available for Click Simple so I can try copying you!

IamDerby said...

These are adorable!

Lea L. said...

These are so so cute! I just love those darling elephants!! Great job with the blog hop challenge!

♥Lea

Lisa said...

Oh my word Jennifer... these are simply adorable!! Great job on your first hop!

Sue Ann said...

Good Lord I love those elephants. Super Duper Cute!!!!

Lisa H. said...

EEEEK! I LOVE this. that elephant couldn't be any cuter-nice work with him!

Karin said...

These are both delightful! Well done you!

Marge said...

Very cute, clever & sweet card ideas!!!

Cammie said...

So glad you joined in the hop. These cards are way too cute! The grass at the bottom is a good addition. Thanks for the inspiration.

resmith said...

Adorable baby card!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Hi Jennifer! I couldn't join the blog hop last night due to the time difference, so I am catching up now. OMG....your cards are so cute and adorable. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary said...

These are so cute and I love the look of the chalk. I don't own copics either, and I don't think I have chalks. Deprived stamper here!! LOL

Janelle said...

Great idea to use the template as a diecut on a card cover. Love them both! Great job on your first blog hop! (And congrats on your new blog!)

peggysue said...

Cute little elephants, they look great! Happy blog hopping, glad you could play this month.

Aimes said...

OMG how sweet are these?!?! Sorry I'm hopping a little later than normal but still wanted to stop by and say how wonderful these are! Great job!
x

Kerry said...

These are adorable! Really, really cute!

Terri said...

They are both very cute! I especially like the pink and orange one!

Carly said...

Wow these are so adorable!! Beautiful cards!