Sunday, October 25, 2015

PTI October Blog Hop

It seems like just yesterday I was enjoying the warmth of the summer sunshine and the beauty of our flower gardens and here it is, late October and I'm thinking about Christmas already!! My, how time has flown by!! This month's PTI blog hop is inspired by the scene's and scents of the holiday season coming quickly upon us. Take a look at this beautiful inspiration photo and tell me you don't feel a little bit excited about the coming Christmas season.


I was so wishing I had PTI's new Spruce & Sprigs stamp set for this challenge but I made do with what I do have.

I used Out On A Limb and the sprigs from Peaceful Pine Cones to create my scene. The berries were stamped from the Ruby Rose set and covered in stickles. I die cut the top layer of the Holiday Double Cuts word "Merry" from the panel and then added the bottom layer of the die cut, in pure poppy.


I made this bonus card because I was inspired by the Christmas ornament in the box of greens.
I used Tag Sale #4 in pure poppy and added a strip of white that I cut using a landscape die to give it the curved angle. Some white dots were added with a gel pen. I stamped a snowflake from Peace Be Still and heat embossed the sentiment in gold, bending it slightly to fit the curve. Die cut sprigs and cones from Peaceful Pine Cones frame the ornament. I added a fun little Melissa Phillips "junk bow" to the top and a cute little dove to the bow.

Have fun along the hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful cards Birgit! The 2nd one is my favorite...WOW! Very creative using the different sets and I LOVE the sentiment and the junk bow. Well done my friend! Off to church and I'll catch up with the rest of the hop this afternoon! :0)

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  2. Lovely cards. Great idea to use Tag Sale #4 as an ornament. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Both of your projects are wonderful!

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  4. Gorgeous cards Birgit! I especially like the first one.

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  5. These are beautiful cards! Wonderful details!

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  6. Love them both. The first one is a stunner!

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  7. Both cards are gorgeous and wonderful! Wow on your ornament creation ... what a smart idea Brigit! That is really thinking out side the box and I think I will have to CASE you on that idea with full credit my friend!

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  8. Ohhhh! These are gorgeous, Birgit! I especially LOVE the first one. :)

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  9. both cards are amazing!! I love how you used several different sets to create your pine branches on the first card... so creative!!

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  10. You are amazing! Totally had to read how you did the 2nd card, loved the look! And love the junk bow too (have to come up with another name!) The first card is equally gorgeous, Birgit, but simply had to tell you how I love the cleverness of the 2nd!

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  11. Gorgeous cards! I love the dimension in your first card and the ribbon display in your second.

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  12. So pretty! Love the combination of stamps you used in your first card. Great way to stretch your stamps and make them work together. Beautiful job! :)

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  13. Awesome work stretching your stamps and dies, Birgit! Both cards are beautiful.

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  14. Love these so much, Birgit, but my heart did a little jump when I saw your Merry Chritmas number. So traditionally yummy with the greens and that die cut. I need to get mine out!

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  15. 2 great cards! I love the Merry Christmas in front with the branches-nice layout. The 2nd card is so pretty with the ornament and bow

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  16. Birgit, both cards are beautiful. That ornament is so pretty and love that Merry die on the first.

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  17. Both cards are beautiful.. I love the branches on the 1st one .

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  18. So pretty, Birgit! I love the large sentiment on the first card with the corner of branches! I love all the detail on the second card!

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  19. Both very pretty cards, but I really love the die cut sentiment on the first one.

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  20. You've confirmed it...I need Peaceful Pinecones. I love how you used it with Out on a Limb. It's beautiful. And your 2nd card, I 'see' the inspiration photo in that card. It's perfect! Great projects.

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  21. Two really eye catching cards <3

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  22. You made do beautifully with your own spruce and sprigs, Birgit, and your ornament card is magnificent!! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Both cards are sooo unique, You are amazing and an inspiration to us all.

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  24. Very pretty, Birgit! You did a lovely job without spruce and sprigs. This is gorgeous!

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  25. What a great idea to use Out on a Limb, combined with Peaceful Pinecones! Fabulous cards! (I look forward to my package with Spruce and Sprigs in it, too!)

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  26. These are both just gorgeous!!

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  27. I've never heard the term junk bow. I love both cards they are very inspiring.

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  28. WOW!! Both your cards are amazing!! I love the MERRY with Pure Poppy.

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  29. I love the retro sentiment with the greenery! So festive! Beautiful ornament, TOO!

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  30. You really don't need the Spruce & Sprigs stamp set, I think you did a fabulous job using what you have, great card!

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  31. Terrific cards - love the tag ornament!

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  32. I love both of your cards! Your mixture of stamps is so clever, and so is using that tag as an ornament!

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