Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Patterned Paper X3!

Hi, it's Laurie from Hiding in My Craft Room.  This month's challenge here The Paper Dolls blog is to use at least three different kinds of patterned paper.  Here's the link: Paper Dolls #52.  Super fun challenge!  Thank you Sara!
Here's what I came up with:

You can see all the information and details on my blog:  Hiding in My Craft Room.
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Paper Dolls Challenge #52

It's Sara again!  It's my turn to host the next Paper Dolls challenge.  Since I've been so busy I've made this one really simple.

Use Your Patterned Paper
Create a card or project that uses at least three different 
patterns of paper.

Most of us have an enormous stash of patterned paper that we could never, ever use up.  So pull out a few sheets and put them to use.

I chose to make a set of note cards with two slightly different looks that are blank inside.  These will make a great gift set sometime.

Hop on over to my BLOG for more details.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wrapping Paper Birthday Card

Hi!  This is Laurie from Hiding in My Craft Room

This challenge was so much fun for me.  Thank You Jessica!  The challenge is to make a birthday card using birthday wrapping paper.  What a great way to repurpose!  Now I've got to start saving more of those scraps too!! LOL!!  Here's the link with all the details and a place for you to link up and share:  The Paper Dolls Challenge #51.     

Here's what I came up with:

The yummy cupcake was cut at 3" from the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge.

More details can be found HERE!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Focal Point Impressions: Challenge #50

Happy Saturday everybody.  It's Joyce from Cards-by-the-Sea with my entry into this month's Paper Doll's Challenge.

Amy had such a fun idea for a challenge--to use impression plates on our focal points.  This is something I love to do, so I am happy to be the first to play along.

All the details can be found on my blog here.

Won't you play along, click here to see Amy's post and link up your Focal Point Impression.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Paper Dolls Challenge #50: Focal Point Impressions

Hi everyone!  It's Amy from Stamp-n-Paradise here to host July's Paper Doll Challenge!
I want to start by saying that I had a very different route in mind for my challenge UNTIL I saw this post by the very talented Maile Belles.  Did you all check out her post HERE?
I was just amazed by this technique she calls Focal Point Impressions.

The challenge this month is to use Maile's technique:

Here is my version of Maile's technique:

I know it's very hard to see from my pictures but the result is just amazing!
  I can not wait to see more versions of this technique!

On a sad note, this will be my last post as part of this wonderful group of ladies......I can not thank you enough for everything you've given me over the past few years.

Amy Kolling