Saturday, July 25, 2009

PTI July blog hop


A month rolls past so swiftly! It is time for the July Papertrey Ink blog hop. I always come away so inspired by the creativity of the other participants. This month I personally wasn't feeling very inspired! Ah well, it is what it is. This month we were supposed to play with text.

I don't have a lot of stamps with text on them, but did dredge up a CHristmas background stamp with a lot of words on it, so I used it both on the Santa in Poppy and on the white strip in white craft embossed with iridescent ice EP. I didn't use a sentiment on this card because using the clear stamps you can see where you place it and I centered the word 'joy' in the middle of Santa's image. 

I used the text also on the crinkle flower in the corner left hand. The card has punches of snowflakes in glittery white paper and new leaf branches using Martha Stewart punches. And that bit of swirly vellum always reminds me of swirling snow and winter. Thanks for looking. 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Believe, random BG stamp
Ink: Poppy!, black, white craft
Cardstock: kraft, white, new leaf, vellum
Other: Martha Stewart snowflake and branch punches, II EP, new leaf button

43 comments:

Banu said...

Very nice. Liked it a lot.

Belinda said...

Love the fun bg you created with your christmas stamps! HOW cool is that? :D Very creative!

Heidi said...

Cute card! Very creative use of text!

IamDerby said...

Super clever! Love the santa

Stampin' Pam said...

ahhhhh very very cute!

raduse said...

Cute, cute, cute. TFS

Catherine said...

I love your Santa, he is just darling!

Dana said...

Wow, it's Christmas in July ;-) Wonderful card!! Love the simplicity and the classic color combo of red and green!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool card!! tfs!!

Katie Renz said...

Very ingenious... love the look.

Rosanne said...

Very nice card!

Chris said...

very nice...never too early for xmas cards!

Marcie S. said...

So great to see a Christmas card in the blog hop! Great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

OOO Christmas in July! Great job! :) TFS

Terri said...

Very cool!

Marge said...

Very cleverly creative! Love it!

Regan said...

great idea!

Daniela said...

Beautiful!

PurpleD said...

What a pretty Christmas card!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue your card is LOVELY!!!

Kim said...

Oh, I really like those swirlies at the bottom! Cool idea to stamp the text inside an outline image this way.

Karen said...

Oh you are so smart to get a head start on your Christmas cards! Good for you! :> It came out perfectly Christmas with a vintage touch! :>

Jennifer Lubbock said...

I love Christmas in July! The snowflake and branches are adorable.

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Very pretty! I love the colors you used!

Gwen said...

wow! very creative! love the way you used the text!

The Mama Monkey said...

I love how you used the bg stamp with the Santa image! That Believe set is on my mile-long wish list....

Nancy L. said...

great idea!

Chris said...

I love your use of the text on a Christmas card - nice job!

PurpleD said...

Yes, {Life} is one of my favorite PTI stamps.

Ha ha, I tried to pick the book page for my card carefully, since the only old looking page I had was from "Lost Radiance of Christian Religion" from 1924 :-) I didn't want some controversial issue to be visible ha ha :-)

travelingmama said...

What a great way to use the text! Love it! Best wishes from Morocco!

Amy said...

This is cool! I like the santa stamped over the text.

Grace said...

Welll I love what you did with Script! Love your flower and Santa... great color combo! Very creative!!!

Gina said...

Great job with the text challenge, I love the flower with the text on it.

Terri E. said...

Very creative Christmas card. Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Dell said...

This is so pretty! Great job.

Leah said...

Very pretty, I like the more muted colors for Christmas.

Kim said...

Really nice card.

Diane said...

Just love this design and WOW...37 comments. Obviously LOTS of others love it too. It's so...whimsical! Just gorgeous!

Diane said...

YES! IT'S THAT SPECIAL, GIRLFRIEND!!!

Janelle said...

I love a little Christmas in July! Great idea to use the Christmas text block in the ways you did -- love the flower and the "joy"ful Santa. Great card!

laos348 said...

Very cool idea of where to add the text - wonderful job!

Lee said...

Love how you used text on your Santa and the flower. The colour combination is lovely too.

Ramona said...

Unusual card. Different but I sure like it.