PTI October Blog Hop &
Raspberry Suit Color Challenge #18
Wow, I can't believe it's already time for the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! Actually, it was only today that I realized it... Anyway, here's Nichole's challenge in in her own words: "
I instantly started browsing through my stash because I barely have any Christmas stamps (this is my first card making Christmas season) and in addition, there's hardly a need for holiday stamps because my colleagues persuaded my to join them for a Christmas card workshop at one of our LSS. Not meaning that I won't buy some Christmas stamps though in the near future... ;o)
So I browsed through my beloved Papertrey Ink stamps and had an epiphany... to use Dawn McVey's "other", unofficial Christmas ornament stamps! What other, unofficial set you might ask?!?? I'm talking about her sweet Mod Squad stamps but see for yourself:
I used some scraps of dark kraft paper and the bigger ornaments of the Mod Squad set to make little enclosure cards for Christmas gifts. I really like enclosure cards to add just a few personal words when giving a gift. Especially for family members you meet in person to exchange gifts, I sometimes feel, a card is often too much while just a "to/from-tag" is a bit impersonal for your loved ones.
As for the colors, I used the beautiful color combo of Dawn's current Raspberry Suite challenge - kraft, cream, dark chocolate, raspberry fizz and new leaf. Love her challenges! Here's another picture:
On another note, by the time the blog hop starts, it'll be pretty late around here (1am) and I will hopefully be in slumberland soon right after entering my link ;o) However, as soon as I'll get home from university tomorrow I'm going to see what you came up with for the blog hop challenge. Have fun hopping around!
Stamps: PTI Mod Squad, PTI Polka Dot Basics I (for the center dots on some of the ornaments), DFD christmas sentiment
Ink: PTI raspberry fizz, new leaf and vintage cream, Colorbox chestnut
Paper: Creamotion kraft
Other: Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen sepia, Palette stamp & stick glitter, Sakura quickie glue, hemp twine, Rayher rhinestones clear, MM eyelett setter