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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge

Well, my computer SEEMS to be back to normal, now, but I am treading lightly.
Today I made a card for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge.  Their challenge this time was to do a "tilted" card.  "Design on an Angle", they said. 

So I did. 
I made this--

This card  is a design I used on several cards I made last Christmas, actually.  There's something about making this sledding kid airborne that just cracks me up!  The sentiment says it all!  I had to CASE myself on this one.

I made this with PTI's In the Meadow stamp set and dies, and their cursive alphabet dies, as well as some other snowflake punches.  I tore some PTI shimmer paper for the snowbank, and added some Stickles for some extra sparkle.  I just smeared it with my finger.

Adding these letters was no mean feat, let me tell you.  I have never had to cut such teensy-tiny-itsy-bitsy
pieces of foam adhesive in my life.  I really think it makes a huge difference, though, so I guess it was really worth it, after all.

This will NOT be made en masse for my Christmas cards this year.  Too fussy.  Plus, I have a big ol' stock of fun papers I plan to haul out.  I thought this one really fit the theme of the challenge though, so I will save it for one lucky(ish) person.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and a special thanks to those of you who had advice for fixing my computer situation.  I'd tell you to enter this challenge, but I think I am kinda under the wire myself, so unless you can do it all "Speedy Gonzales-style", you may have to wait until the next go around!

All Best!


  1. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I love it! this is one of my favorite sets so you had me right away but i love the colors, that little sledder airborne and especially i love the scale of the snowflakes. so wonderful!

  2. I LOVE this card! The angle idea fits perfectly with this stamp set, plus, you already have a card made for next Christmas ;)

  3. Awesome cars! I love everything about it! Popping the letters up was worth it :)

  4. great card! i love that sled set also. i do agree too much detail for mass produced holiday cards, but would make someone special's day to receieve it.

  5. Good job!
    Everything about this is wonderful!
    Glad you popped stuff up!

  6. Well, look at you go! When I saw the challenge, I knew it was perfect for you! So glad your computer was back up in time for you to link up your fabulous tilted creation! Wheeeeee, indeed! Don't you just love it when you are happy enough with one of your own creations that you want to case it? Great card, dear sir! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great holiday card. Love the elements you used and the feeling you created. And all on a tilt!

  8. Such a fun card and a great take on the challenge.

  9. Yay, so glad you're back in action! Perfect timing too ... this outta control kiddo is a riot! Just the right placement and tilt after going over that hill. My favorite part is the red background with those oversized snowflakes! Makes it so whimsical, fitting for the subject matter.

  10. Oh I love it!!! The red sky, while making absolutely no sense, is totally stunning! The bling and the word and the kid, oh my - it's all great!

  11. Richard this is wonderful! I love the "wheeeee!" And the foam tape was definitely worth the extra time it took! :)

  12. What a fun, fun card - definitely not one to mass produce, but it is fantastic!

  13. What a fun card - love the sentiment! It really brings the feeling of fun that sledging kid is having!! All the sparkle and yes, the teeny pieces of foam pads definitely were worth it ;)


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