Thursday, October 18, 2018

Create Along With Us - Oct. 2018

Hello friends.  Playing along with Papertrey Ink's Create Along With Us challenge, and the challenge for me this month was only picking ONE thing to try and re-create!  I thought the month before was bad, but everything they're releasing this month is something I really, really want!!  

One of the sets I really LOVED is the new Pleasing Envelopes, but since I don't have that set yet, I used the Bold Borders: Yuletide cover plate die and came up with this:


So many of the designers made cards and matching envelopes with the new set that I couldn't pick just one designer to CASE!  I blended Ocean Tides, Pale Peony, & Autumn Rose inks on a piece of white cs and then used the Bold Borders: Yuletide die to cut my blended piece out.  (Oh and I splattered water on the blended piece before I die cut it.)  I adhered it to a white card base and then used WOS on the holly leaves and the Be Merry die cut.  I die cut another of the borders and used it as a stencil for my envelope with the same ink colors, and then added the "Sending Heartfelt Greetings" from the Don't Forget To Write kit.

 
The lines for the address were stamped from the You Have My Heart stamp set.  I love this color combo and the way this card and envelope came out!!  :0)

I also really loved the new gift card/tag die with the options for a rectangle or oval window and got to thinking that maybe I could use the Gift Card Cozy Die and make a few small changes to it with what I had on hand.


I used a rectangle and oval die that I had to make the windows, but it doesn't have the stitching lines around them that the new die has.  I still think they turned out pretty cute though, and used Peaceful Pines, Fancy Flakes, Snowflake Sparkle, Holiday Greens, Phrase Play #8, On The Farm, & Penned Elegance: Christmas sets to create these fun little gift card tags.

One more picture and then I'm done...had to show off this cute little sleigh from last month's release:

   
I apologize for the lighting, but I really struggle when it comes to photographing 3D items!!  These are SO easy to put together and with a little bit of sponging around the edges, side pieces, and runners, it turns out so CUTE!!  I added a spray from Seasonal Borders: Winter and stitched up a little 4 X 6 fabric bag (thanks Kelly Lunceford for that idea!!).

Check out PTI's release and then play along with the challenge this week...you can find it all right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


17 comments:

  1. Oh wow Marcia, I love the way you've improvised by using the cover plate! The soft colors on the card and envelope are beautiful. Your tags are fantastic too. I love red and kraft together! Then you give us that adorable sleigh with the polka dotty bag! So many treats for the eye!

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  2. Oh my goodness Marcia, you've been busy! I love how you used the cover plate to stencil on the envelope. What a genius idea and such a pretty card and envie to send to someone special. Your tags are so adorable and I think you are a genius for coming up with your own version of those window tags. Let's not forget about that sleigh.... so SO cute!! I love the little bags you've made to sit inside. Such a wonderful post, I didn't want it to end. Happy, happy crafting my friend!

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  3. Such a pretty card, Marcia! I love Ocean Tides and Autumn Rose together, so this card caught my eye so quickly!

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  4. Wow Marcia, you’ve been busy! I love all your creations. Ingenious take on the Pleasing Envelopes with using the negative of your die to decorate the envelope. I’ve yet to play with my 3-D train nor Betsy’s big kit. >.<

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  5. OMG, Marcia...I LOVE all of your beautiful and clever Christmas Projects. Your envelope with matching card, beautiful tags with die cut windows and sleigh are so creative and so festive. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  6. Not one but three fantastic projects, Marcia! I love that holly frame and the subtle colors are beautiful! The tags are great and good for you using what you had to make them! I need to remember that idea when I make tags. And your sleigh is so bright and pretty! Love the bag it goodies it contains! You sure have been busy, my friend!

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  7. Lovely projects, Marcia! I love the card you made for the Creating along with us. The colors are soft and pretty. Your tags are very sweet! The sleigh is so elegant. Beautiful work.

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  8. I love your projects. They are just wonderful!! I love the clever ways you used what you have to duplicate this month's release. Thanks for the inspiration! Great job!! Iris,SavedbyGrace

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  9. You've been having fun!! :) LOVE the beautiful pink and gray holly card. Gorgeous on it's own, but even more special with your hand made envelope. Can you imagine receiving something like this in the mail ... you'd be overjoyed!! And those little tags are cute with the windows. Great designs on both. Your sleigh is so awesome. What a great way to present a gift, or use for decoration. Very creative and fun! xx

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  10. Once they see the envelope the recipient will be even more excited to see the card, Marcia. Such a wonderful idea. The tags are darling. I can see cards made with the same elements.

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  11. Marcia, I love how you love your PTI products! You make us love them, too! That coverplate is fantastic! But this inquiring mind wants to know what's in the sack, Mrs. Claus! xx
    =]

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  12. Gosh, you really went to town with these fabulous projects, Marcia ... they're brilliant! I agree that's such a gorgeous colour combo on your card/envelope ... and they're so beautifully done ... lucky postie delivering this envelope! Delicious little tags ... and that sleigh complete with sack of goodies, it's adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. WOW! These are all so stunning! Beautifully done!

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  14. I know I keep saying stunning but it's true! All these beauties! Your envelope is so clever and Just imagine receiving that with the gorgeous card too! The tags are so detailed and pretty and the sleigh is the cutest yet!

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  15. Just trying to my jaw off the table! Seeing these on your blog is even better than on Instagram. That envelope alone is a masterpiece! Gorgeous tags, an adorable sleigh - this blog post has it all!

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  16. Oh my Marcia, so many fantastic projects. Love how you made your own envelope with the Yuletide die cut and love the colors. So beautiful. Those little tags are so pretty and your sleigh is too cute. Great post, friend.

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  17. WOW, Marcia...beautiful projects showcased here! LOVE the blended inks and splattered water effect on the Yuletide die ~ so so pretty! Your tags are also fabulous and very creative! AND that adorable sleigh has me re-thinking my 'need' for that sweet giftie idea ;-)

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