Thursday, September 30, 2010

PPD Challenge #24: Banners Out of the Box

Hi everyone!  It is Jen here and I have the pleasure of hosting this week's challenge! 

Everywhere I look lately it seems that I see banners somewhere and I have to say that I totally LOVE them!  I love the different shapes and sizes and the different colors! So, that is what inspired this challenge!

My challenge to you is to create a card using PTI products that you have and include an "out of the box" banner somewhere on your project!  What is an "out of the box" banner?  It is a banner that you uniquely create, thinking outside the box, with something that is not originally designed to be a banner!  So, take a look at your stamps in a new way!  What can you pull out to use as a banner?

I used the Beautiful Blossoms set and coordinating die to create this banner.  I die cut the shape, stamped it and then cut it out.  If you would like more information on this process, I have a tutorial on my blog showing the process.

I hope you choose to play along (everyone is welcome to play)!  You'll have 3 weeks to enter your card on the link below.  I know that this might be a bit of a challenge, but I can't wait to see what all of your creative minds come up with!  And, if you want to copy a banner that you have seen before, feel free to do so, it doesn't have to be your unique idea!

I've also included links to two other cards using this idea to help you get started!

My Fun With Banners Card
Amy's Baby Banner Card

Thursday, September 23, 2010

PPD Challenge #23 - Black and White with Some Colors of Fall!

Hi there everyone, it's Bonnie Rose!

Today is MY TURN to host the newest challenge here on our group's
Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge Blog!

I've made this week's challenge easy peasy!!

Don't forget --
this challenge is open for

No excuses. LOL
You all have lots of time to participate, right?

Here's the Challenge:

Use your favorite Black and White patterned paper + some Autumn/Fall Colors (orange, dark yellow, reds, browns, etc) to create your project this week!

Black+White PLUS
Autumn Colors!

Here's mine:

Supplies used: White cardstock, patterned paper, Color Couture, wrinkled ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique.
Stamps used: PTI, Everyday Classics sentiment

Have fun
and let us know if you participate!
Leave your link below!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Paper Dolls Challenge #22

Hi everyone!  It's Amy here with the challenge this week!
I can't believe it's time for the 22nd week of Paper Dolls!!  I love having my own group to do
challenges with!  As some of you know, I have been super busy this past week so is
anyone up for a CAS challenge? 

The Challenge:
1.  CAS
2.  lots of white space
3.  and a pop of color

Here is my card to use as inspiration. 
Edit:  I uploaded a better picture of my card!

Check out my blog, Stamp-N-Paradise, later for the supplies for this card.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Challenge #21 - Autumn Wishes

Hi Everyone!

It's C here in the latest installment of the Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge. This is a pretty great day for me. My lucky number is 21 and this is the 21st challenge for the "Dolls" and it is also my 40th birthday! Still not sure how I feel about this milestone but I can tell you I had a blast making my card for this week's challenge. I kept it simple for everyone...I went with a theme for this challenge...FALL. Create something beautiful and warm with the fall season as your inspiration. Whether it is the crisp air, the rustling leaves or the excitement of Halloween and all its sweet treats around the corner, I know you will find something special to capture your feelings about this time of year...

This card is squared at 5-1/2" and uses some fun October Afternoon paper, my fun new stamps (Jar Fall Fillers and Leaf Prints) plus some fantastic dies (Jar Label, Leaf, Spellbinders).  Here is a close up to see the details of the background stamping with Versamark for the leaves and the cute little acorns and colors of the jar contents (yah copics!).

I will post the details on my blog (Tradefish Designs) if you want more details. Remember, you have 3 weeks to post your project. Have a fantastic day everyone!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Paper Dolls Challenge #20

Hi everyone, its Laurie here with today's challenge! I can't believe we are already on our 20th Challenge! I am hoping that you will forgive me for being a day late, but I do have yesterday's challenge ready!

I would love to see some cards or scrapbook pages with the "School Time" theme!  Cards for teachers, kids, Scrapbook pages for school etc!  It's a great time of year for back to school stuff!  I have a Thank you card here that would be great for any teacher! 


Can't wait to see your creations!  Remember the link stays open for 3 weeks so we would love to have you play along!  :)

Have a great day!