Friday, August 10, 2012

The Paper Dolls Challenge #51

Hi everyone! Jessica, here, from The Paper Parade. Its my month to host the Paper Dolls challenge. I chose this month because it is my birth month, and I thought it would be fun to create a birthday card challenge with a twist...use some birthday wrapping paper on your card!

As you can see, I used my SU circle punch to cut out a couple of the cakes from the wrapping paper. And I used one of my Paper Smooches Stamps front and center in a PTI Mat Stack.

The dog is colored with Copics. The sentiments are from the same set. The cardstock is PTI, the twine is from the Twinery, the pearls from Recollections, the scallop punch from SU, and the double ended banner die from PTI.


I remember PTI hosting a challenge after Christmas to use leftover wrapping from your Christmas gifts, and I thought it was such a fun idea, so I decided to take it and repurpose it as a birthday idea :) So I hope you have fun with some funky paper and create a unique birthday card for someone special, or for your stash! If you do play along, make sure to link up below to show us what you create, I'd love to see!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Focal Point Impression: Sheet Music

Hello all -- It's Sara from The Unhurried Life!  I'm finally playing along with Amy's Paper Dolls challenge.  Cutting it close to the deadline, I know.  Our new challenge goes up on the 10th.

Here's my card:

I impressed the sheet music IP over some Sweet Life roses.  I actually took time to mask off the roses as I stamped.  That's a technique that I usually don't bother with because it takes a bit more time.  Nothing difficult of course, just more time and effort.  The roses are stamped using Pretty in Pink (SU), then Berry Sorbet (PTI) and Rose Bud (memento).

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!