Saturday, December 26, 2009

Papertrey December Blog Hop

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Papertrey's monthly blog hop is tonight and the challenge for December was to use some holiday decorations to inspire a project. I decided to create a framed piece of holiday art.

I love this little Santa ornament that I got last year. It's just fun and I love the classic colors. He's my inspiration piece ...I made a little ribbon tree to fit a 5 x 7 frame I picked up a craft store. I started with a New Leaf card stock triangle and roughed the edges up some. Then I cut varied lengths of New Leaf grosgrain and tied them in knots to use for the tree. I adhered the ribbon using some Zip Dry paper glue and added buttons from the Holiday Mix collection in Spring Moss (kind of yellowish), Pure Poppy and White using foam tape. To finish it off, I filled the space between the ribbons and the holes of the buttons with Star Dust Stickles. This is so cute! And I will definitely make some of these for gifts next year. The red paper in the background is from the Holiday Vintage Prints patterned paper collection.

Here's a closer view of my tree ... Thanks for stopping by to check out my project!

Supplies Used (all PTI unless noted):
Paper: Holiday Vintage Prints, New Leaf
Accessories: New Leaf grosgrain, Dark Chocolate grosgrain, Holiday Mix buttons (Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, White); Ranger Stickles (in Stardust) and foam tape

27 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!!

Frogwoman said...

Cool Tree!

Tricia said...

Oh, I love your Santa ornament! And what a cute tree!!

Rosanne said...

Lovely card! Your tree is gorgeous!

Marge said...

What a totally darling idea & one I may have to "borrow"!!! LOVE this so much!!!

Rebecca said...

I am LOVIN the ribbons and buttons!

Moriah said...

Fabulous! I'm so inspired by your piece!

ashjoy said...

Love your buttons!

Jamie said...

Very unique tree, I love it!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the ribbons and the glitter and the buttons!

Samantha Johnson said...

i love this, what i great idea.

Linda W said...

Great card! Love your use of ribbon and buttons. Very creative.

pattylt said...

What a cute idea! Love love love the ribbons and buttons. TFS this one.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your project is SO CUTE! Thanks for all the details on how you made it. Adding the glitter to the button holes really helped to make it sparkle too. Excellent job!

Liz said...

Adorable!

Karen said...

Love all those ribbons! Great project.

lynn said...

love the way you did your tree-tfs!

Dana said...

Love your tree!! Very cool idea with the ribbon!

Kay said...

Seriously, I really do love this!
Your ornament is cute, too!

krista lucas photography said...

that is super adorable!!

Terri said...

Cute ornament. Love your interpertation! Great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Love the vintage ornaments in your inspirational photo & that ribbon tree is gorgeous!

Lori said...

Your ornament is fun!! And so is your card, love how you did the ribbon!!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

What a great piece to be able to display year after year!

Nerina said...

What a super-sweet ornament! I really love the texture you introduced into your card through the ribbon - beautiful work!

peggysue said...

That is going to be a nice display piece. Great job with the ribbon and buttons.

Banu said...

Cool!!! Loved this.