Monday, January 4, 2016

A La Carte With Papertrey Ink

I've been out of town for about a week, and haven't been able to create anything, post, link, or participate in any way.  I've felt SO disconnected.  What a bummer, right?  But I got home VERY early this morning, slept for a few hours, and then started in with laundry, housework, schooling (with our son), and some crafting.  I got three cards finished.  One of which is this card that I created for this week's Make It Monday Challenge over at Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog.  This week, they're having their annual A La Carte Challenge; meaning that you can pick from any of the past year's wonderful themes.  I chose to create a garland using small die cuts, sequins and button twine.
I used ALL Crate Paper Confetti products, with the exception of the Papertrey Ink products.  I used Crate Paper patterned papers, ephemera, chipboard and a wooden piece.  I tied Papertrey Ink's sweet Ivory Button Twine through the tag, and also used it in my garland swag.

These are the challenges I was able to find where I could link my card:

Nicole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog - Make It Monday #236 - A La Carte from 2015 - I chose to use Betsy Veldman's sweet Confetti Garlands Tutorial from Challenge #199.  I entered that challenge a few times (with some really cute cards, by the way) and never won.   In fact, I've NEVER won at PTI, but I still LOVE their products and enjoy playing along.  A girl can dream, right?  I used PTI's sweet Ivory Button Twine and their Heart Die (smallest heart in the set of 3) to create my garland.  I also placed a few extra small hearts here and there on my card.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Let's Party" - I made this sweet PARTY CARD using lots of great Crate Paper products that can be found at SSS.

Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes for a chance to win some of Karen's sweet seam binding.  What a fun challenge.  Come and play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  It's always a blessing to have you visit, and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you've been creating this week.

Blessings to you all,
Karen



17 comments:

  1. What a sweet card, Karen! That little garland of mini die cuts is adorable, and you've made a lovely choice of papers and embellishments that add a sort of vintage feel. I recently won $75 from PI in December for commenting on their release previews. I couldn't believe it when I saw my name! I have played in several Make it Monday challenges and commented on dozens of releases and never been chosen. Maybe this is your time!

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  2. What a pretty card Karen - love that garland, it is so sweet.
    Thank you too for your wonderful encouraging comment the other day - it was 'God timed" and perfect for me at that moment. Won't say more, but be assured that the encouragement was timely.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Hope you had a great week of traveling - glad you're home safe! Your card is Beautiful! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  4. You have my vote... your cards are always winners, this is another one!

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  5. Such a super happy card! This is right up my alley this January! Think we should all make bright creations to keep us warm. <3

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  6. Such a beautiful and cheery card!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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  7. Love all the layering and patterns on your card.Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Party Challenge.
    Gayatri xxx

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  8. I am always impressed at how beautifully you blend all types of elements into your card designs. I also love the cute little strand of garland that you created for your card. Blessings, my friend!

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  9. Love your beautiful card, Karen! Your cards always make me smile!! ;0) The pretty garland is awesome!!

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  10. Your card has so many wonderful details!

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  11. Love the touches of the glittery gold! The garland is the perfect compliment!

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  12. Oh the details. I just have to stop and stare. You put so much LOVE in your cards.

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