Sunday, December 26, 2010

PTI Blog Hop - Holiday Leftovers

Merry Christmas everyone!




This month's challenge from Nichole is:

Holiday Leftovers

"It's that time again for our annual holiday leftovers challenge! Use scraps of wrapping paper, parts of holiday cards, recycle gift tags or bits of ribbon on a paper crafting project. We all have plenty of it laying around after all the holiday excitement and this is your chance to incorporate some of those pretty little things into an amazing piece of art!"


Not having a super amount of creative time around Christmas, I opted for a note card that did use two leftovers. When I started my Christmas cards, I was going to use the landscape layout, but then changed my mind. So I have a few card bases that are stamped horizontally. And I don't throw anything away.


We had a Christmas Brunch two weeks ago and the gals requested one of the recipes. Two of the three went in their cards, but somehow I forgot the third. When I sealed the envelope (lined, mind you, with paper cut with the PTI Envelope Liner die), there was the recipe sitting on the table. No way I was going to open that baby. So I held it for a few days and made this note card.
Another leftover is the label containing the sentiment. I was using Spellbinders Nestabilities and the paper shifted. I recut it into a rectangle and it didn't look too bad.
Then it was my opportunity to use the new YOF: Pointsettias. It was stamped on another scrap. It's half of an A2 card panel. I colored two of the leaves green and added the upper right green leaf by just inking the tip of one of the other leaves and positioning it between the two reds. That gave it a little more color and balance for a one layer flower stamped directly on the paper. I got the inspiration from Dawn McVey's tag you can view here. The notebook paper on top of the music notes may be a little redundant, but I like layers, and hey you can never have too many notes.

Hope you enjoyed your stop. Thanks for hopping by. Have a Happy New Year!

Supplies
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Paper Works white for small label
Stamps: PTI Journaling lines, Signature Christmas, YOF: Pointsettias
KaiserCraft Sheet Music
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, True Black, Vintage Touch duo
Other: Copic Pure Poppy and New Leaf trios,Y13 & YG23 in center;
EK Success punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities

33 comments:

Lori said...

Pretty! Love the pop of red from the pointsettia.

sarahw said...

So pretty! I love the background.

Peppermintpatty said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! - again!!!
Happy Holidays, Karin

Lori said...

love the music background!!

Karen C. said...

The poinsettia on the note card is so sweet. It just adds the perfect touch of colour for your Christmas note card.

Terri said...

Great way to reuse the notecard. Love the music background and your coloring of the poinsettia too. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Linda,

Your colouring on the poinsettia is wonderful and I love the music background.

Hugs and Happy Christmas
Carol x

Kara said...

pretty! love that poinsettia!

9kids said...

I don't think the notebook paper is redundant at all...love it!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the music background and that notebook paper is FAB!

Stephanie said...

Just a darling little notecard!

Rosanne said...

Very pretty!

Barbara said...

What a sweet note card!

Anne said...

Great musical background! The flower just pops right up with its great color!

Suzanne said...

I LOVE the way you stamped the flower off the little note page. Great card, Linda.

Ann said...

SO pretty! Great use of leftovers!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh Linda, this is just so beautiful and so perfect! Don't you love it when scraps come together and create beauty?

Suzanne said...

This is so elegant - and your coloring is amazing.

Natalie said...

Beautiful!!!!

Ciacchina said...

bella card

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW this is such a gorgeous card! I love the way you stamped the musical background. The poinsettia is so brilliant against the background...your coloring is perfection!

Krista said...

putting this in my inspiration file for next years cards! i got both the music background and poinsettia for our 2011 cards. i like the simple design and limited colors on this one

Terri E. said...

This was a fun card. Love yoru music.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the pop of red poinsettia!

Lee Anne said...

This is wonderful. The light brown and pop of red is amazing together!

Marge said...

Really GORGEOUS!!!

Jen Carter said...

Linda this is so pretty! Love your poinsettia!

Janelle said...

Pretty -- and I don't thrown anything away either. Really need to start using those scraps and miscellaneous die cuts, punches, etc.! Looks like you had fun incorporating some of the newer products!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card Linda, especially the musical background!

kbell said...

so beautiful! i love the white on white on white. great job.

The Mize of Texas said...

Your colors are beautiful and I love the balance of the card.

Nerina said...

I love the way you managed to use all the pieces in this Linda ... and your colouring is totally AMAZING! All the very best to you for 2011 - I hope it's wonderful in every way!

Angy said...

That is so pretty! I love the coloring of the poinsetta.