Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Paper Trunk Tuesday!
As you might have noticed, I have been using a fair bit of Paper Trunk Designer Paper on my projects lately. When I was at CHA, I totally fell in love with their paper line and Carrie was kind enough to give me some to take home and play with! The paper is totally recycled and has such a nice feel to it.
I don't know about you, but one of the things that I love about papercrafting is the way that the paper smells and feels in my hands.......hmmmm now that was a candid confession eh?? Especially when the paper has some texture to it.
I have a great admiration for the talented people who do digital creations and have even done a few myself, but I much prefer working with my "stuff".........choosing the papers, stamps and inks.....digging through my drawers of flowers and baubles........seeing all things as potential embellishments. For example, the little piece of burnished copper curtain chain was attaching a tag to a pair of jeans i just purchased recently.
I made this project with the Batik like of Paper. I used Three Papers-Divine, Lovely and Exquisite........funny, but these are three adjectives that I often use when making posts on blogs.........I wonder if they have a paper called Delicious as well??? hehe..........well umm nope......sounds like I want to eat it, but really I just want to make things!!!! lol!
You can find the template for this great project over on Maria's Blog. Maria is one of my fellow Pink Cat Design Team members and the talented creator of the Christmas Stamping Blog. She is SO talented and as soon as I saw this tutorial on her blog, I knew I had to try to recreate it. If you want to give it a try, the link is HERE.
From Three Sheets of paper, I was able to create the box, the matching Gift Card and a third card for a friend that's having a birthday this weekend. I still have enough scraps to make at least one other card
Guess What???? Go check out the ELzybells Blog Today!!!! The February Elzybells are available today and to Celebrate, Elizabeth is giving away Beaucoup Blog Candy!!!! Certainly enough that if it were real sweets, you'd have a good toothache!!!!! Pop on over and see what's happening!!!! I am Loving those Chocolate sentiments and sweet new cupcakes!!!!!
Stamps: Classic Pickups and Smarty Pants-SU!
Ribbon, Punches and Rubons-SU!
Flowers: Bazill and Prima
Brads, Bazill Big Brads, Karen Foster Loopy Brads, $$ store Screw Brads
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip Craft ink for Stamping and Sponging
Coming up: Pink Cat Challenge and Sneak Peeks for the Hanna March Release!