Sunday, December 26, 2010

Papertrey December Blog Hop

Hi, everyone! Hope you had an amazing Christmas!

I'm joining in on the fun with the Papertrey Blog Hop...my first time...amazing considering how much PTI stuff I own!

This month we were asked to use up some holiday leftovers...scraps of wrapping paper, bits of ribbon, leftover tags, etc.


Here's a peek of the gorgeous Christmas card I used...and only a peek, because I forgot to take a picture of it before I started cutting into it. Oops!



And here's what I came up with. I incorporated some of that gorgeous red velvet damask from the original card.

I used my new butterfly die...








And since I added pearls to the body, I'm also entering this in A Passion for Papertrey's pearls challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Signature Greetings (PTI)
Paper: Basic Black, PTI white, PTI pp
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Accessories: PTI butterfly die, Kaisercraft pearls, Fiskars upper crest punch, recycled Christmas card

47 comments:

Peppermintpatty said...

What a stylish and elegant card! Love the dramatic colors!!! / Karin

Anne said...

Very pretty and elegant! I'm going to have to go check my cards for some of that damask paper. It looks fantastic with the butterfly!

StampinCathy said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the flower and butterfly.

Dee in N.H. said...

So pretty! I love the butterfly made from that paper!

Deanna said...

Stunning!

sarahw said...

WOW! Love that butterfly. Your card is so elegant. :)

Lori said...

Beautiful! The damask paper adds such an elegant touch.

Amy said...

Beautiful damask leftover! Definitely something to save and reuse! Wonderful elegant card!

Debby said...

Love the butterfly and the rich colours. Lovely!

Sue Lelli said...

So PRETTY! LOVE the damask and the red butterfly! I think it is SO FUNNY how many of us made something red and black!!! LOL!

Ryann Salamon said...

Gorgeous take on the challenge, Ann!

Karen C. said...

Love the dramatic colour combo. The sentiment is just perfect for this time of year.

9kids said...

Love the elegance of the red damask with the black and white :)

June K. said...

This is a really lovely card. I'll have to look at the cards I received more carefully and follow your lead.

Kara said...

beautiful!!

Lorraine said...

Love the red, black & white color combo! and I love that rich red paper.

Linda said...

Lovely card. Super idea to reuse that damask. It's gorgeous!

Babies- Beth said...

I love it! Such a pretty butterfly, and a beautiful birthday card!

Stephanie said...

Ann, this is just absolutely stunning! I love the velvet from the card incorporated into the strip and butterfly. Just amazing!

Susan Raihala said...

Ann, this is LOVELY! That butterfly is wonderful...a perfect example of recycling!

Rosanne said...

Very pretty!

Cristina said...

This is GREAT! Love all that rich damask.

Serendipity said...

Nicely done - I love the colors!

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty!

Suzanne said...

This is beautiful!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh that butterfly is GORGEOUS! And I am sure you have enough from that card to do even more fun die cuts (must remember that technique of die-cutting other cards!). AND that poinsettia had better go on a future project, too, it's so beautiful! Awesome layout, too! Congrats on your first hop!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, this is absolutely gorgeous! The colors, textures and your fabulous design/sentiment is a show stopper! What a beauty!

Ciacchina said...

molto elegante!

Dana said...

Very, very pretty!! The damask paper and pearls make for such an elegant look.

Shirlann said...

Hey...I like that you only used a snippet of the damask. Great card!

Terri E. said...

This is a stunner!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jen Carter said...

Gorgeous! Love the paper that you were able to recycle! Very pretty!

Krista said...

such a gorgeous card! the butterfly is beautiful from that damask card!

Marge said...

A truly gorgeous/elegant card, Anne! LOVE this!!! Congrats a super FIRST PTI Blog Hop!!! Look like a pro to me!!!

Lee Anne said...

Wow! What a great damask background, you lucky girl! Perfect job on your first PTI Blog Hop!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful colors! Your bfly is fabulous!

Janelle said...

Great use of that flocked damask. Such a pretty card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

So striking and elegant.

kbell said...

wow. what a stunning card. i love it!!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card Ann, very beautiful!

jen said...

love this- the damask is so elegant- and your design beautiful!
Can't believe this is your first PTI hop!! Congrats!

Erin said...

So simple and stunning! I love the way you used pearls on the butterfly. Genius!

Allison said...

Terrific...love the bold color palette!

Maureen said...

glorious!!! What a lovely card, Ann...it's fun to see what you can do with Christmas cards as you receive them in the mail :) So glad you joined in the fun on the hop...I thought I needed to go in this one too as I thought the numbers would be down and more chance to win!! LOL Hope you are having a restful start to your week :)

Courtney K said...

another beauty Ann! love that butterfly!!

Belinda said...

Oooh love that butterfly!!!

Angie Tieman said...

What a beauty!!