Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge

Saturday, September 25, 2010


These vintage inspired Christmas ornaments were created using the umbrellas stamps from Scattered Showers.

I have learned so many things from fellow stampers.  From techniques to color combinations.  From new product lines to must have tools.  From challenges to inspiration.  But, the most important thing I have learned from all of my fellow stampers is how versatile all these products we collect are! Whether you are limited on funds for your stamping supplies or just like to make the most of your purchases, there is more to our supplies than meets the eye.  I love to play with my supplies, often without the intention of creating a final product.  I find it so satisfying when I can learn to see things in a different way.  I find that for me, this only (or most often) comes from experimenting.  I have often gone to my favorite blogs, and there are many, and said ,"Wow, I never would have thought to use it that way!".  I find that so inspiring!!  So, thanks everyone for sharing your creativity with me.  It has made me push myself to become more creative too.  Enjoy the Hop today:)



Red Glitter Ornament Card
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Scattred Showers, Peaceful Poinsettia, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Color Box Fresh Snow, Glue Pad
Other: White Gel Pen, Prisma Glitter

White Ornament Card
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft, Aqua Mist
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: PTI Scattered Showers, Peaceful Poinsettia
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black

52 comments :

  1. This is so cool, Kara! I would never have guessed that those were umbrellas until I read your post. Great job!

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  2. What a great way of using those umbrellas. Absolutely stunning cards.

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  3. Oh, I remember this idea!! So great to see you bring it back to life, and what stunning results!!

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  4. Are you kidding me with the umbrellas ....... Kara you never stop amazing me with your eye and talent. I will admit that it is like a beautiful cake coming to your blog ...... I stop and look at this glorious banner you have right now. I soak it in and smile and then on eating a piece of the cake by looking at your amazing projects!!! You are a very inspiring young lady!!!

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  5. Oh my goodness...are you kidding? UMBRELLAS??? Girl, that is genius on your part!! LOve it. You have some great work.

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  6. Totally darling!!!!!
    What a great idea and same goes for me...who would of thought!!!!
    =)

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  7. What a great idea and I love the white one the best. Fabulous!

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  8. OH, my goodness! How cute and clever is that. I will be using that little idea at Christmas. I love the ornaments and the little bits of bling on them. So great!

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  9. Both look great. 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/

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  10. OMG what an awesome way to use an umbrella stamp!!! Such fab cards too!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  11. So clever - would never have guessed they were umbrellas! Stunning, Kara. Nx

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  12. No way would I have thought that these ornaments were umbrellas. Absolutely amazing idea. Love these cards Kara.

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  13. No way would I have thought that these ornaments were umbrellas. Absolutely amazing idea. Love these cards Kara.

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  14. Ack! Eek! Amazing! If I hadn't read the text, I would never have known those were the umbrellas. May have to try this... I love turning my stamps around and looking at them in new ways, too!

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  15. I love these ornaments!! Who would have guessed they were umbrellas?! Very clever and so creative. tfs

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  16. Aaack! No way! Those are the umbrellas from Scatter Showers? I'm SO "borrowing" this idea, that's so cool!

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  17. Kara you are so clever! Love the umbrellas for ornaments. You are such an inspiration.

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  18. Great card. I love your use of space and the color...amazing!

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  19. What a unique and beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing

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  20. Brilliant! I am going to have to try this now too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. What a fabulous technique! I had no idea you made the ornament with the umbrella stamps until I read your narrative. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Well now I know I've seen genious, I would never have thought of this and now I can't look at any of my stamps without trying to see what else they can be

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  23. Fantastic idea! I really like them all.

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  24. These cards are amazing, Kara! I would never have thought to turn an unbrella around to get such a beautiful ornament...just brilliant!

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  25. amazing cards and I love how you continued the hangers on the back of the first card.

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  26. Oh my god! This is awesome!! You amaze me and inspire me so much with the way you come up with new ways of seeing things. I have that umbrella set and can't wait to make them into ornaments. So fun!!

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  27. GET OUT! SO COOL, Kara! Not only did you think of a totally creative idea, but you executed it to perfection! I had NO idea, and was wondering if this was an ornament from Vintage Ornaments that I missed...fabulous!

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  28. Oh my goodness! I love those ornaments from the umbrella tops, so clever!

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  29. What a great sketch and I cannot believe you used the umbrellas for ornaments, how well you executed it!

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  30. Here I was pining for those ornaments and I HAVE the umbrellas lol. Woo hoo :D. Great idea!!

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  31. Well, slap my forehead -- I'd NEVER have thought of this?!!! FABULOUS & I ALMOST used the umbrellas for my hop card today, but not like THIS!!!

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  32. What an amazing idea, Kara! You are seriously one of the most clever stampers! Can't wait to try this!

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  33. What a clever idea!!!!! I just love it!!!!

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  34. That is so creative!! How clever! Very, very cute!

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  35. Oh my gosh, so smart! I never would have guessed those are umbrellas! Both cards just beautiful; love the satin ribbon on the second one - makes it look so glamorous!

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  36. There you go again! Clever and innovative way of using the stamp set and thinking outside the square always. Love your creativity, Kara! Great work :)

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  37. OH.MY.STINKIN.WORD. You are a genius!! YES you are!

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  38. Your second card blew me away!! So soft and pretty! I don't have this set but it's on my list now!

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  39. Oh gracious! These are totally and completely INSPIRING! What an amazing use of these brollies! I love all of the different card styles you've showcased here - they're all so different! What a beautiful post!

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  40. Beautiful card and very creative.

    TFS~

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  41. FABULOUS ornaments with my FAV being the white with the turquoise gems!

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  42. This is an great idea for Christmas cards LOVE THIS IDEA. Definitely going in the inspiration folder. TFS

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  43. You are very clever! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  44. how clever are you, Kara! you never cease to amaze me.

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  45. Pretty holiday cards, I love non-traditional colors for christmas, very beautiful!

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  46. OMG! Umbrellas turned into ornaments--I never would have thought of that! What a wonderfully creative tip and fabulous cards@

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  47. How clever of you Kara!I would have never guessed it was an unbrella stamp.Beautiful cards!

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