Saturday, April 25, 2015

PTI April Blog Hop Challenge

Hello friends!  I am thrilled to be able to share my projects for the PTI April Blog Hop Challenge with all of you today.  This month's challenge is to take inspiration from the photo below to create an original project.  I absolutely love this combination of navy, white, and various shades of pink!

Blog hop inspiration

This photo is so beautiful and inspiring, that I got a bit carried away with my projects.  Not to mention that I received my April order this week and I just had to use some of my new stamps and dies!

First up is a sweet little gift bag that I will use as a thank you for teacher appreciation week.  I was anxious to use my new Enclosed:  Apple die and the Shaker Shapes Pencil die and decided why not use the color combo from the inspiration photo and use my project for the Blog Hop.  Here are the products I used:  Enchanted Evening, Smokey Shadow, and Classic Kraft cardstock, Mini dot vellum, Pink patterned papers by Heidi Swapp, a Raspberry Fizz button, and baker's twine.  The pencil was adhered to the bag using scor-tape, but I decied to created a tag from the apple and simply clip it on with a miniature clothes pin.  This was such a fun project!  I plan to stuff the bag with shreaded paper and insert a gift card.  We will be making more of these in various color combinations since my daughter actually has more than one teacher.

Next, is a simple "Think of You" card.  I was inspired by the white vase from the inspriation photo to create a background of embossed dots.  I used Enchanted Evening, Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, and Sweet Blush cardstock.  The sentiment and flower are from the new Graceful Greetings stamp set.  I used Rapsberry Fizz and Spring Moss ink.

Lastly, I made these mini thank you cards.  Again, I took my color cue from the inspiration photo.  I used Enchanted Evening and Hibiscus Burst cardstock and polka dot and chevron vellum.  The flowers and leaves are cut using Tinsel and Tags dies and stamps with the Tinsel and Tags Sprigs stamps.  I used Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, and Spring Rain ink.  The banner was cut using a Keep it Simple Frame die and the thank you sentiment is from Heart-2-Heart #3.

I hope you enjoyed viewing these projects and that they have provided a bit of inspiration to you today.  Thanks for stopping by and follow me for additional card creations and crafty project inspiration!


  1. All your cards are so pretty great take on the challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  2. Bonnie, your first card is so adorable, love the idea of combining the dies, and love the colors and how you assembled the dies! The other cards are so sweet too, just love the color combos on all!

  3. Ok, now I regret not getting the apple die. So cute on this bag Bonnie.

  4. These are fantastic! Great designs!

  5. WOW...you really went to town on all these projects Bonnie! Your bag is just perfect with that apple and pencil, and I can't wait to try mine out! Your card is just gorgeous and your tags are very pretty too. Well done!! :0)

  6. Wow. You are a busy bee. Great creations. Love the bag.

  7. Your little gift bag is SO sweet! LOVE the die cutting! And those little mini thank you cards are soooo cute!