Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge



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Welcome to the September blog hop for Papertrey Ink. The challenge for this month is:

One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and
the things you can learn from them.  Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned
from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration
they have provided.  Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little
blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!


I was heavily inspired to create this Halloween card and treat bag by two of my favorite PTI design team members - Mish Wooderson and Betsy Veldman.

Mish creates what she calls pretty packets and you can see some in her blog post here. I thought it was ingenious so just had to give it a try. I absolutely adore how it turned out. A brown lunch bag, some patterned paper, stitch it up, add a tag and voila - way cute packaging for a small treat. A medium glassine bag fits in there just right.


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For my card, I took a cue from Betsy by adding a bit of flair above and below my sentiment to create a frame of sorts. See how she added the fancy stamp to the title block of the calendar here on this post? I liked that idea and worked it into my card.

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I will definitely be trying that again - so fun!

I tucked some peppermint patties into the treat bag and sent it off to a friend from the Papertrey forum (hi Barbara!) I hope she liked it! :)

I hope you're enjoying your hop!

Stamps: Halloween Tags 2009, Vintage Labels (PTI)
Ink: Memories Black, Memento Tangelo
Paper: Stampers Select White (PTI), patterend paper from Blackbird collection (MME)
Other: Prima glitter, brad (MME), ribbon from stash, an old, old, old fabric label tags from MAMBI, circle punch, scalloped circle punch, stars from Sizzix die

38 comments:

Sue Ann said...

EEK ...... I am so scared !!! NOT REALLY~~ more like LOVE!! Fantastic girl~~ You just got a star in my google reader on this post young lady!!!

Kara said...

so cool...love the treat bag!

Aimes said...

What a fab project! Love the idea of the treat holder - I'm off to root out some brown paper lunch bags :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Sara Mac said...

Jennifer these are perfectly put together. Just the right balance of orange and black. Love the pretty packet. WOW!

Gayatri said...

Wow! I love your Halloween project, Jennifer! The colors are gorgeous, love the layers and what a great treat bag. You have done a great job. Love it. I want to try the treat bag :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very cool Jennifer! I love these, very funky!

IamDerby said...

Spooktacular! heehee- truly pretty and slightly scary

Debby said...

Love the how the orange is really popping off these projects. The card is pure CAS heaven.

Rhonda said...

What a great project!! Love the pumpkin in the sentiment.

Leah said...

Totally LOVE this!
What a happy and fun set!!!!

Kristin said...

These are so great! I love Mish too and get so much inspiration from her as well.

Kay said...

Beautiful project- love the Halloween goodness!

Allison said...

The treat bag is super fab (I love those cute little images) but your CAS card is drool-worthy! Great job!

Cristina said...

Oh my gosh, I am smitten with these. I think you've just convinced me to buy these stamps, too!

jen said...

LOVE these!! That flourish is the most used stamp from that set for me- and it wasn't even the reason I bought it!! Looks fab in orange!! :)

Melissa said...

This is beautiful! I love your treat bag..great mix of papers and ribbon!

Kelly S. said...

So much fun, love the bold patterns and that cute image on the treat bag...the card is so sleek but totally fun!

klarcher said...

Wonderful cards, the colors are so great

Deb C said...

Super cute! I love the treat bag.

Marge said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!

Jen Carter said...

This is fabulous!! Love it!! The frame on your card is spectacular!

peggysue said...

Oooooh why did you do this to me? I was going to resist that calendar set until I saw your post here and what you could do with the flourish, you enabler you! Made me smile, great post!

Cassie_lu said...

these are just too cute and they cordinate so well together.

Laura Isham said...

I am totally in LOVE with these two projects! cute to the 10th degree!

Nerina said...

Is saying "totally beautiful" O.K. for scary projects??? These are utterly and completely amazing - you are so good at putting things like this together - and your end result is always so polished and finished!

Ravengirl said...

What a fun set!

Kalyber said...

WHAT A CUTE PROJECT

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH are just WONDERFUL! And I LOVE the pic of you and the children in the pumpkin patch!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Such fantastic projects, I absolutely LOVE that card!

Kristii said...

Absolutely adorable!!!! Sooooo way cute!!!

Amber said...

Fun fun fun!!!

Ginny said...

Just adorable cards!! Love the orange ribbon!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Adorable! LOVE the way you used the argyle stamps. Very cute!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great job! I really love your project, especially how you used the vintage labels to make a box for your sentiment, and such a fancy one for a Hallowe'en card, making it nontraditional and very cool (phew! that was a runon sentance!).

Babies- Beth said...

How cute! I love that 'halloween' with the face in it- seems I have been missing lots of things on the DT blogs- it's so good that while hopping I am getting links to posts I missed! Thanks so much!!

Kelly in Canada said...

anything to do with hallowe'en is a good thing. love your projects.

Amy said...

Jennifer, this project is fantastic!!! I LOVE LOVE that CAS Halloweenie card you made. The frame is the perfect touch to "draw" everything together!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE this set Jennifer! I bookmarked Mish's post on these cute little packets, I think they're adorable and I want to make some soon!