Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

This month the challenge was to "build" a floral embellishment.  The point was to do something OTHER than Christmas, but I couldn't resist pulling out PTI's Merry & Bright set just one more time.

I really liked this set because I thought that the geometrical trees could be used for lots of other purposes.

Like making a flower. :)

I started out by stamping the striped tree twelve times in Summer Sunrise ink on Lemon Tart paper.

I trimmed six of the trees at about the third stripe in to make them just a tad shorter.

Then I attached the trees in pairs, "fat ends" together.  I layered the trees to form what oddly resembled a Christmas tree star.


I rounded the points with detail scissors to give my "star" a more floral look. 

I then punched a circle out of Lemon Tart cardstock for my flower center.  I layered the circle under a clear button attached with glitter glue.  I added the flower to my Summer Sunrise card base under a PTI white layer stamped with Polka Dot Basics (in Lemon Tart) and a layer of Lemon Tart cardstock.

I also added a strip of Summer Sunrise satin ribbon.

The final touch was a stem cut from Ripe Avocado cardstock and the "celebrate" sentiment from Wedding Day stamped in Summer Sunrise.

Close-up of the flower embellishment.  I like this card.  Pretty simple, but it uses a stamp set in an unexpected way, which I love!

(I'm thinking about adding leaves to the stem.  Any thoughts?)


  1. so clever, wonderful stap usage, lovely card.

  2. Very smart! I think leaves would only add to the cuteness!

  3. was going to say ingenius, but i am unsure of the spelling, so i'm going with jak, this is very clever, cuz i sure as hell didn't see a flower in those trees...it rocks!!

  4. Looks good "as is" and would also look good with leaves. Love the idea!

  5. What a creation, going to have to put this on top of my to do list. I love the Merry and Bright and Merry and Bright additions sets. Great job with the hop challenge!

  6. what a great idea! this is very cute!

  7. wow, what a fun and cheery card, this will surely brighten someone's day! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Wow! How different....and gorgeous! Maybe 1 leaf?

  9. Very creative and clever use of the tree set! I like it without leaves, but I'm sure you would come up with some great leaves as well, seeing how you made the flowers!

  10. Love your christmas tree flower. Very creative use of a non-flower stamp set.

  11. Love your card! I think it's beautiful and super creative!

    And I want to thank you for my first laugh of the day. I read your dog story and I've gotta tell you that you are a GREAT story teller. I've added you to my Google Reader! :-)

  12. wow!! now that is really thinking outside of the box! I always love seeing these kind of project and find myself wondering...why didn't I think of that!! I love your homemade flower! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. So clever! Love how you thought "out of the box" on this one.

  14. beautiful, love this flower. what a fantastic idea. thanks for sharing your creativity! fabulous!

  15. Carbecca;


    You've been nominated for a blooger award!

    Go check it out on my blog!


  16. You are so very creative. I love it!