10.25.2010

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! The challenge this month was a little challenging (pun intended!) for me. I don't own any stamps or other supplies that relate to Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. I was stumped. I even thought about doing a card for Winter Solstice!

After I smacked myself on the head, I realized I was overthinking it. I think the one thing most religions have in common is a desire to promote peace.

So...I focused on Peace for this challenge. It is general enough to send to anyone, regardless of their religion.

The color combination of aqua mist and pure poppy is just divine and, I think, very peaceful. If you'll remember, this color combination was really hot last holiday season. It continues to be one of my favorites! This card and matching jar would be a great gift for anyone on your list.


Here's the card by itself. Here's a step-by-step for the card:
  1. Stamp the snowflakes from Snowfall Additions in Versamark for the background. I love how subtle and beautiful this turned out. Let dry completely.
  2. Die cut the Mat Stack 1 in Pure Poppy.
  3. Impress the Mat Stack 1with the Polka Dots Impression Plate to give it more dimension.
  4. Punch a 2" scalloped circle out of Aqua Mist cardstock.
  5. Ink up the edges of the scallop circle a bit with aqua mist ink.  This makes it stand out from the background.
  6. Punch a 1.75" circle from Vintage  Cream cardstock.
  7. Stamp the doves from the 2008 Holiday Tags stamp set in Pure Poppy ink.
  8. Adhere the mat stack, the scallop circle, and the dove circle together - use pop dots on the doves.
  9. Stamp PEACE from the 2008 Holiday Tags stamp set in Pure Poppy ink on the bottom right.


I love using jars for holiday treats. You can fill these jars with cookies, Chex mix, roasted nuts, M&M's, Kisses, brownies, etc. I just adhered the Aqua Mist ribbon on with glue dots and popped on another dove circle onto the front of the jar. Simple. Beautiful.

These jars are from IKEA and I am in love with them. They're inexpensive, versatile, and fun. They also have a good seal on them so your treats will stay fresh.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave comments or questions. Have a great Blog Hop!

Traci

34 comments:

Keva said...

I love your thought process on this...very cool thinking indeed.

The card and wrap for the jar are really sweet. I like the colors together and the layout you used.

Barbara DeBose said...

Ohhh sooo pretty! And that Jar.... Ikea here i come!

Susan said...

What a fantastic idea. Love all of the details you have on both projects.

merryf said...

what a beautiful and inclusive interpretation of the hop rules. And poppy with aqua mist is gorgeous!

Dana said...

Simply beautiful! This IS a pretty color combo and Peace is central to any celebration, really, so this is a perfect gift set. And I would have LOVED a Winter Solstice card for the record!

Banu said...

Gorgeous. Loved the colors. Great idea to decorate the Jar as well.

Jen Carter said...

I love this color combo! This is such a pretty card!

Tessa said...

Love the contrast of the blue and red!

Laura Isham said...

What a great gift set! I love the colors you chose and how it can be used for several winter holidays.

Sue Lelli said...

Always LOVED that color combo and that Dove tag! FAB both!

Adele Fowler said...

this is gorgeous, love the colours you used :)

Linda said...

Great project! Love that color combo. I can see a trip to IKEA in my future!!

Amy said...

Beautiful card and the color combo is wonderful! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

Terri said...
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Terri said...

Love your thinking! Great job on both of them. I agree it is a great color combo too!

Kay said...

Love this card- and the color combo is one of my absolute FAVORITES!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Such a cute and pretty card! Love your idea to give gifts in the jars. And adding the belly band makes it special.

Babies- Beth said...

It really is a peaceful looking card, and you are right, it could be used for any winter holiday!

Kelly S. said...

The colors and design on this are so gorgeous...goes perfectly with your sentiment!

Christi said...

sky blue and red is one of my favorite color combinations too - love the embossed mat stack!

Paula Laird said...

Beautiful! I love the jar you made to go with the card!

Debby said...

What a lovely idea and fab card and jar too!

Cammie said...

I love the colors you've used and the logic behind the focal point.

Lea L. said...

Such a pretty gift set! I love the color combo you chose! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

Harriet Skelly said...

Peace is the perfect focus of a card or gift during the this upcoming season - or anytime!! This is a beautiful gift set!

Kara said...

i need some of those great jars!! beautiful project!!

Helen F. said...

Fabulous gift idea, Traci. Love the beautiful colors on your matching card and jar wrapper!

Noora said...

Beautiful!! the colors are so yummy and the jar wrapper is so prefect!

Kelly in Canada said...

Thanks so much for the tip on the jars! Your thoughts leading to your card are brilliant; yes, peace is something we can all use! Lovely.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

So true! I love your thought process, and your result - beautiful card.

Terri E. said...

Such a fun and fresh color combo and card. Great job with the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lee Anne said...

I have forgotten about aqua mist and pure poppy. It is beautiful together and I love your projects! I have to remember this combination!

pattylt said...

Those colors are so luscious together. You are right, it is a perfect card for anyone this holiday season and love that you made a matching container. Just beautiful!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! The colors are gorgeous!!!

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