December 26, 2011

Papertrey Blog Hop - December 26

The traditional "Papertrey Ink Holiday Leftovers Challenge" is being held this month on the 26th.  The focus is to use the wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, tags, canceled postage from holiday cards you have received, photos from holiday cards and anything else you might have laying around after the holiday preparations have ended. The challenge is to use some type of leftover materials to create a project. 

I had so much fun doing my 25 days  of Christmas Tags this year and ended up with a basket of holiday tags ready to go.  Of course by the time my family finished up their wrapping there was not much left in the basket.  However thanks to blogging I have a permanent record of all 25 tags.

My husband used Tag # 9 for a gift for me, wrapped it in a beautiful green foil paper from Peir 1 and topped it with a beautiful clear bow with green trim.  I was so awed by this I took a quick picture (my family thinks I am pretty much nuts).


For my card I started with Vintage Cream cardstock, adhered the wrapping paper, used my Tim Holtz foam applicator to distress the edges of the card (note: I should have done this before adhering the wrapping paper), trimmed the tails on the tag and adhered the tag with foam dots boosting the tree on the tag up another level.






So for the challenge I couldn't let this lovely memory end up in the trash so I made a card.  My first one for next year.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft, Spring Moss
 Stamps: Winterberry, Winter Penguin, Tag Its #9 
Dies: Tag Sale 3, Winterberry
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Shabby Shutters (Ranger), Creamy Brown (Clearsnap)
Other:  Ripe Avocado ribbon, gemstones (Doodlebug), green foil wrapping paper

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39 comments :

Victoria said...

That was definitely a gorgeous package and I would have taken a picture of it, too! How special to re-purpose the wrap and tag into a new card for next year? Will you give you to your hubby?!

Happy Holidays!

Cyndie said...

Wow, what a great card you made from that gift! It works even better as a card than it did as wrapping. Love your addition of the ribbon on the tag!

samantha's cards said...

what a beautiful card

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

What a great use of that amazing tag - love all the bling and beautiful details.

Karen said...

Exceptional use of the all the elements from the gift. You rearrange them so perfectly. Love the color of the wrapping paper...

A Crafty Person said...

This card is beautiful!

Marybeth said...

Oh that is beautiful paper. The card you made is just so beautiful! I love it! Love all the sparkle too.

Deb said...

Fabulous! I love how you were able to make your husband's beautifully wrapped present for you into a stunnung card. Gorgeous!

Jude said...

Great card. And super to be started on next year's cards! :-)

Lisa said...

He did a wonderful job on your gift wrapping Tracey! Your card looks beautiful, maybe you should give it to him next year ;)

Inkyfingers said...

I hope the inside of the package was as good as the wrapping! I love how you made a card to keep the memory of that gorgeous gift and what a bonus to be one card down for next year. Happy Christmas Tracey and I loved all your tags.

Lee said...

Wow. Such a beautiful card. The wrapping paper and the tag go so well together.

Laura B. said...

So cute! Love your bling on that tree!

Terri said...

Great way to reuse the tag. The wrapping paper goes perfectly with it too.

Pam W. said...

Great card! I love that distressed edge of the card. And high five to your hubby for such a gorgeous package.

Dana said...

Wow how awesome!! Great card!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

So pretty!! My hubby is the same: "I have to take a picture of this for my blog"

*eye roll* "okaaaay......"


I love your card!

Heidi said...

Perfect paper combo for the little tree stamp. Love it!

Heidi said...

Love that you matched the paper and the stamp-very cute!

Suzanne Russell said...

Wow! It may be hard to give this card away! The tag is so perfect with the gift wrap. Great job. :-)

paperpsychosis said...

Sweet card! Your paper makes a great background!

Shay said...

Love how you created a card that matched the present--both are beaautiful. Thank you for commenting on my blog too.

Sue Lelli said...

Cannot believe your DH used that FAB tag on you gift! Makes for one PRETTY card with that paper background!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Your card is stunning. Love the tag with the bling and the background wrapping paper is so beautiful.

Betty Benton said...

What a perfect way to store this memory away for another day -- first with the picture of the gift and then with your card!

maryrose said...

So pretty! Great way to recycle!

Joyce said...

What a beautiful gift from your husband (what was in the box???), and you turned it into such a fabulous card with sweet meaning behind it. I so enjoyed going through your 25 days with you, and am impressed that all your tags got used--one of them twice.

Chunyuan said...

great card made from the gift.

Luanne said...

Wow! This is awesome! I love that your husband created for you, and you remade it. I'd have to keep it for a memory!

jen said...

This is so great! Love that combo of greens, and how nice to have a start on next years cards!

Lori said...

Love how you turned the tag into the focal image for your card--what a great way to keep the special memory for another day!

rebecca said...

So pretty! and I'm impressed that your husband wrapped that present! Great transformation.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous re-use of your own tag, and my family thinks I'm nuts too :)

Kristin said...

This is stunning! I love your inspiration :) and the card and tag are amazing. Great job!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! Your husband is very creative! What a great way of re-using the pretty tag!

yyam said...

Love the beautiful card you made from the gift. Love the green and the bling. Nicely done! :)

stampwithjulie said...

Love the color combo and the tag is just wonderful!

Lynne in NI said...

oooh beautiful parcel ... and I LOVE your matching card too!

Ally said...

Oh my gosh, I got a tear in my eye reading this - I'm so silly! :-P I love the package, first of all. But the card you made with it is so, so lovely. I wish I had thought to do something like that with my leftovers! I saw the challenge theme, and I am honestly just not feeling creative at all with the Holidays here, so I just let it pass. You're card is inspiring to me, Tracey. Really, really pretty. ;-)