Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge!!!





It's 2011 and it's the first PTI Blog Hop of the year!
  
For January's Blog Hop, this is the challenge......

New Year's Resolution
With the new year comes a clean slate along with many resolutions.  This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust!  Go through your stash and see what little used treasure it might hold.

 I had gotten an idea about a week ago (yeah, I know, I'm surprised at that, too.....lol) when I saw Stephanie Washburn's Blogger post about making Etsy Shop Thank-you cards.  I knew I needed to start creating something to put in my Etsy packages, but didn't want to make a full card as a TY.  Her idea was perfect!  I could make 4 cards out of one sheet of card stock and it wouldn't take too much time to decorate them.

Enter PTI's January release and my idea........I loved the little Lunchbox Note die, but wasn't sure how I could justify getting it when I don't have kids to put little notes in lunch boxes.  And then I remembered Stephanie's post.........Would this work for the same thing???



You decide!!!


I used 5 different stamp sets that I had not inked!  I know.....sinful!   BUT ..... even better than that.....I used only scraps to make these little cards!!!

Here is the inside (click to enlarge to full size).  I did stamp the TY and my Etsy store & blog information, but then I used my Copic Multiliner 0.5 to write the rest of the note.

Materials Used (All PTI, unless otherwise noted):
2009 Holiday Tag Collection stamp set
Butterfly Kisses stamp set
Round & Round stamp set
Signature Series: Butterfly stamp set
Signature Series Flower stamp set
Inside & Out: Thank You stamp set
Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circles dies
Signature Series Butterfly & Flower dies
VersaFine - Onyx Black
Copic Multiliner 0.5



Click here to see all of the wonderful entries this month!!! 

Off to your next one!!!
 Happy Stamping!!!




69 comments:

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

These mini cards are awesome! Great way to use the Lunchbox note die.

Anonymous said...

I love the little notes. I have no children but loved the die. It makes a great little thinking of you item for co-workers and friends. I think your cards are perfect for this. Love them

Denise said...

Cuties! I can't wait to try out my lunchbox die!

Amber said...

These are so cute!!! I love your use of the lunchbox die.

Actually - I think you just convinced me that I need it. Although - first I need to start an Etsy shop. Then I need to create something to sell. Then I need to actually sell something. Then I'll be able to make thank you cards to include with my package! The snowball effect of crafting is an evil, evil thing!!

Kay said...

These are fantastic! (and now I wish I had purchased the lunchbox die) : )

Katy said...

LOVE these!

Angy said...

Great use for the die and way to go using that many sets! Now you are set and ready for some sales.

Jen Carter said...

What a super cute idea! I'd say that you justified that purchase very well! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Superrr cute cards! The are all great! :)

steph said...

These are adorable, Stephanie! I'm so glad I could inspire you to make some mini cards! You made my day!

Karen C. said...

Stephanie - you have been one busy girl!! These are just adorable and really do make good use of lots of little leftovers. I just got my Lunchbox Die and love it. I think it will be great for little Valentine Day cards and a quick gift card enclosure.

Becky Carafa said...

Very nice, great use of your scraps, I'm impressed!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are really cute, and a great way to use up scraps! Love this idea!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

AWESOME! I had a bunch of new sets from Christmas and hadn't used them...so I get it sister!
LOL!
Sweet projects!!!

Debra said...

cute, cute, cute and how green, using your scraps!!!

Ted said...

Such a clever use of the die! Brilliant!

Melissa said...

These are very cute!

Sara Mac said...

Great idea Stephanie! Love the variety of cards you made.

Lorraine said...

Stephanie, this is a great idea! Great use of all the stamps and love the variety!

Tracey McNeely said...

I think these little cards are a great idea Stephanie. They are all so cute.

Kara said...

GREAT idea....these are awesome!

ChristineCreations said...

Great little notes!

Pat said...

And I thought I didn't need the Lunchbox Note die. These little cards are so stinking cute!

leish said...

oh, you make me wish I bought the die! Lovin' it! And, your stamp is in the mail! =)

Dana said...

Such cute little cards!! I plan on selling some of my stash and will keep that idea in mind for sure. TFS :)

Kelly S. said...

Oh, I wanna go stamp little scrappy notes now! So much fun, and I love the color and image combos you came up with!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Don't ya just love using up scraps! and what a adorable way to use them!

ashjoy said...

Those are perfect for that. You could even enclose a business card with your info.

Kristin said...

oh.my.word. stop it! i have kids and DIDN'T purchase the lunchbox die... you are killing me!! these are awesome. i am driving to your house to play. be there tomorrow (ha)lol :-)

beckynoelle said...

very cute! way to use your scraps!

Peggysuez said...

Sweet little notes! And stop that, I do not need the lunchbox die, repeat, I do not need it!

Kim O'Connell said...

Brilliant! Flippin' BRILLIANT! ;)

Rosanne said...

All of these are awesome!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Quick, easy and very nice! Great way to use leftover PP too!

Terri said...

They are all very cute and will make perfect thank you cards for your orders. Great use of that die too!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Those are ADORABLE, and will be PERFECT for your purpose... I think it's great that you want to provide a 'thank you' in your packages...that little extra will make your customers smile :)

Mariana said...

This is such a great take on Steph's idea!! Love the use of the die and the clever use of your scraps!!

Linda said...

Cute! I think this is a great way to make thank you cards! Now I want to add that die to my Wish List. Great job!

Huguenot Girl said...

These are so cute - fab way of using that lunch note die! Can't wait for mine to arrive (it's winging its way over the Atlantic as I type!). Thanks for the inspiration! Nicole x

Christina said...

I am really wishing I had gotten that die, and what a great idea to use it for thank you notes. Love that you could use up lots of scraps this way too. TFS!

Julie E said...

Great idea!! It works :>)

Nerina said...

Ack!! I'm impressed!!! These are totally and completely fantastic! I love your different blends of DP and images - what a great gift set they would make too!!

JeanFB said...

Fabulous! The perfect touch!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

These are adorable! Great way to use the lunchbox die!

Chris L.

Sue Ann said...

Great job Steph and I cannot wait to put that die to use! Fantastic to use up all your scraps~~

Anne B said...

What a great idea - love how these turned out and what a fun way to use up scraps :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how stinkin' CUTE, Stephanie! I LOVE these!

Ingrid Danvers said...

You've been really busy. I love all the thank you notes. Can't wait to get the lunchbox die. TFS!

Renee said...

What a sweet idea!
All are so cute and what a great way to use up some of those scraps that we complain about but yet can't justify getting rid of because we know there's a use for them!
Just adorable!

Amy Beth said...

I was trying REALLY hard to resist this die - not going to happen! I love these!

Krista said...

i'm in love with the tiny size lately too! these are all fabulous and really love that they're all done with scraps. talk about a perfect way to use what you have!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous collection of minis!

Amy said...

You got with it girl! Love this set of mini cards.....I just cannot pick a favorite! What a sweet way to thank those that have ordered from you!!

Sue Lelli said...

Now you don't have 5 sets that haven't been inked yet!! LOL! LOVE them all and how clever to make so many CUTE things!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

So fun!!! So many great patterns and colours - love them all!

Steph H said...

Oh my goodness...how cute are these! What a great use of card scraps and that new lunch-box die! How many more do you need to make for all the kids in your class? :-)

Karen C said...

What a great idea! The cards are super cute!

Kristii said...

Absolutely awesome little cards!!! I need to get that sweet little die!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly in Canada said...

those are great little thank you cards. what a good way to justify the purchase of the die...you go, girl!

June K. said...

OMG, such a good idea. I love your "scrap" notes.

LittleSurferGirl said...

I love these notes! That lunchbox note die is quickly becoming my favorite! Great job, Stephanie! Love it!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

What a cute little collection! Was definitely worth getting that die, these little notes are great!

kbell said...

They are all adorable, but my favorite is the bird on the branch. Great work!

jen said...

What a great idea! And good for you- inking up so many sets!! (I could have chosen from too many too!)

Shirlann said...

Perfect little notes...and you used scraps...love!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful cards! Love using scraps :D. TFS!

Janelle said...

Great idea, Stephanie! Don't you love it when you can find a reason to purchase a PTI product that you think you might not otherwise have a need for?!? :)

Lori said...

Great use for the lunchbox note die!

Soothing Waters Bath & Gifts said...

OOops, made the 'scrap' comment on wrong post. lol
Jenifer

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