Hey! Welcome to my post for the Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop! It's Christmas crafting again! Yes...back and forth...Halloween - Christmas - Halloween! It's enough to make a person go crazy. Good thing I'm already crazy! Are you having a good weekend? Hope so! you have all day to enter this fun blog hop. Maybe you will be inspired to make something pretty?! Every month for the blog hop I try to use brand new Papertrey Ink supplies. Well...my supplies didn't arrive until yesterday! I already sort of had an idea in my head, and as soon as that box hit the front porch, I was all over it! Hee hee. As usual, the inspiration image is gorgeous. Traditional shades of red and green and pretty ornaments and foliage. Here's my project!
I picked up a lot of the elements from the photo: Kraft, red, green, ornaments, foliage....and then added my own twist with some gingham and pretty ribbon and twine. I made a gift box out of kraft cardstock and then stamped on it. I used the Gift Box Punch Board to make my box - so easy! I also used Studio Calico white Color Mist to make it look 'snowy' on the box. Once I made the box I used the pretty new Spruce and Sprigs stamp set and the Christmas Cheer stamp set to make a large tag.
I added an ornament to the top of the tag and bow by using a piece of natural twine. Here you can see that I layered my jumbo tag with foam tape, and also layered my holly leaves in the bottom corner of the tag. These stamps are just so so so pretty.
When I stamped the holly leaves, I used two shades of green to add some visual interest. I inked the entire stamp in the lighter green and then just inked the edges in the darker green. This is so fun to play around with.
Thanks for hopping on by today! CLICK HERE to go to the Papertrey Ink Blog and see the other entries - and the enter your project! Happy Crafting! Hope you have an excellent week! I'm getting my hair cut and colored tomorrow and that is such a treat - can't wait! XOXO