Saturday, September 25, 2010

September Papertrey Ink Blog Hop



It's that time again! :) Time for the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge! The September challenge was this:

"One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!"

I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner! I decided there was no better time to start working on my homemade gift than now. Hopefully I will be able to relax before the holidays this year! I have decided to use the PTI All Booked Up set to make bookplates and bookmarks for alot of people on my list. I will include a book with each set, and will choose a special book just for each person :) I had been looking for a way to package the bookplates, and remembered bookmarking a post by PTI design team member, Lisa Johnson. She had made a score box to package one of her handmade soaps, and of course, like everything Lisa does, it was adorable. You can see the post here:

http://poppypaperie.typepad.com/poppy_paperie/2010/05/just-for-you-day-3.html

I changed the measurements slightly to fit my needs, but I can see using this technique alot in the future. The boxes are quick and easy, and so simple to personalize. I cut apart the clear boxes that PTI stamps come in and used those as the "lid" for my box and tied each with some pretty matching PTI ribbon.

For the bookmarks, I used 3 layers. The top layer is a clear sheet (diecut from the sheets that PTI stamps arrive on). The second is a piece of cardstock which I decorated, and the back layer is coordinating PTI felt. I wanted these bookmarks to be sturdy, and that they are :)

Here are a few sets that I have done so far... please excuse my sewing... I am getting used to my machine, and so, it is not perfect. That's ok with me though, cause they are homemade and that adds to the charm. :)

Set #1 - Aqua Mist Butterfly





Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Flutterby Friend, All Booked Up, Polkadot Basics
Cardstock/Paper: Aqua Mist CS, Stampers Select White, Green Boutique Patterned Paper, White Adhesive Sheets
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18 Copic Markers, Hawaiian Shores felt, Hawaiian Shores Satin and Satin Dot Ribbon

Set #2 - Red Kite



Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Up Up and Away, All Booked Up, Polkadot Basics
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White, White Adhesive Sheets
Ink: Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Fresh Snow, Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: Pure Poppy Felt, Pure Poppy Satin Dot Ribbon

Set #3 - Violets





Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Violets, All Booked Up, Polka Dot Basics
Cardstock: Plum Pudding, Harvest Gold, White Adhesive Sheets
Ink: Plum Pudding, Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: V91 Copic Marker, Prismcolor colored Pencils, Plum Pudding and Harvest Gold Satin Ribbon

45 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Oh my, these are gorgeous Audrey!! I love the co-ordination that's gone into each set. Favourite has to be the first one though. Great stitching on all the bookmarks too!!

Nadine said...

What wonderful gifts these will make Audrey! I love that you will be choosing a special book to go along with your set. So thoughtful!

Sue Ann said...

Great idea for presentation. I love the first set but they are all beautiful and the idea of choosing a special book for each is perfect and very thoughtful!!!

Leah said...

WoW! Look at all that hard work! These sets are AMAZING!
The colors, designs are all totally gorgeous!!!!
I think this is great too...because I have some big readers in my family (I was until I started crafting! LOL!)
This is a killer idea for me!!!! =)

Stamper for fun said...

Wow, these are all beautiful. Lucky someone will be getting some really nice gifts.

Kristin said...

Wow, now these ARE amazing! Describing it on the forum is nothing like seeing it for myself. GREAT job!

Paul said...

They all look superb. This is the first time I've been able to participate with the PTI fun being from Wales so the time difference never allowed. I'm also new to PTI products and have only just had my first order so am having loads of fun seeing what others create with the items.
TFS
Paul
http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Deanna Jean said...

These are great. What wonderful gift ideas.

Aimes said...

These are fabulous, Audrey! I think your stitching is super and only wish mine was as good!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Rhonda said...

Oh girl! These are adorable. Love the layers.

Suzanne said...

These are simply stunning Audrey. The recipients are going to be thrilled!! And I love the packaging!! Thanks for sharing.

Huguenot Girl said...

Gorgeous gifts! Love how you have coordinated them. They are all lovely but the first one is my favourite as I really love the colour combo!

Cathy Weber said...

What great gifts you have made Audrey. You put such thought and effort into them. The sewing really does add a great touch to them.

Janelle said...

Oh, Audrey... so cute! (Can I be on your Christmas list?!)

Kay said...

Girl, you've been busy! These gift sets are beautiful. I'm betting your recipients will love them (if they don't, let me give you MY address!) :)

Laura Isham said...

These sets are so beautiful, Audrey! Lucky are those who get to receive them. You always do such great work.

Victoria said...

What a great idea and I love how you re-purposed the PTI box our stamps come in. I can't tell you how man of those boxes I have lying around my craft room!

klarcher said...

What a terrific idea, I have to copy this one

Kerry Crockett said...

Adorable! My fingers are itching to make some of those bookmarks! :)

sillyleann said...

Oh my word! This is totally adorable!!! I really love all the little gift sets!

sugacatz said...

Audrey, These are absolutely fab. I am so wanting to make some of these lol. My fingers are itching. :)

Lynn said...

Wow I wish I was on your Christmas list, lol! These are beautiful gift sets! Love the colors and pretty ribbon you used!

Cassie_lu said...

all of them are super cute and I love how that butterfly fits in that frame. great gift ideas.

Ravengirl said...

Those are totally darling! Love this!

peggysue said...

What sweet gift sets!

Stephanie said...

As always.......just gorgeous, Audrey!!!

Marge said...

Can you say ADORABLE? Well I just did and that includes your sewing!!!

Melissa said...

What sweet sets! I love them!

Kristii said...

Absolutely darling little sets!!! Such a great gift!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Jen Carter said...

These are gorgeous! Love them both!

Karen said...

These are all beautiful! I love the three layers you used; great idea. Your packaging will wow the lucky folks who get one of these gifts!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! You did such a good job on them. I love how you kept a different colour scheme for each, especially the first/blue one.

Gayatri said...

Lovely lovely sets, Audrey! I love your bookmarks especially the first one. Great work:)

Pam W. said...

Spectacular! These are wonderful gifts. TFS

Amy said...

I cannot express how thoughtful of a gift this would be! How can I choose a favorite.....I can't! They are all superb!!

Kara said...

love all of your projects!! i especially love the kite set, so so cute!

Nerina said...

Oh wow - am I on your gift list?? *wink*!! These are all totally and completely beautiful - it's impossible to choose a favourite - I wish I could see the look on your recipient's face when you share them! Just gorgeously beautiful!

Sue Lelli said...

EVERYTHING is just so BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just can't pick a favorite!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very beautiful gift sets, and your boxes are perfect, I just tried one the other day but it did not turn out as neat as yours!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Beautiful!! X

Cammie said...

Gorgeous gift sets! I love how you used the clear lids for your boxes. The recipients will be thrilled with your talent and thoughtfulness.

Sara Mac said...

Audrey these are perfet gift sets. I love the layers of your bookmarks. I never would have thought to use acetate for the top layer. I think the kite set is my favorite!

Adele Fowler said...

these are such a great gift idea, Lovely!! :)

Meredith said...

I love those bookmarks!! Way to re-use all your packaging, what a 'green' gift :) What a great gift for a book lover!

Sara said...

Love how you fit the violet inside the bookplate stamp! I have the all booked up set, but I haven't used it yet. Your creative idea has me inspired. =)

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