Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


This month's Papertrey Ink blog hop is a fun one! As soon as I read the details, I knew I wanted to participate.
From the Papertrey Ink website:

Since we just finished up our 3rd Anniversary Festivities, we thought we would do something extra special for this month's Blog Hop! Design Team Appreciation Day! Your challenge is to go through the Design Team gallery or any of the Design Team Members' blogs and find a project that is especially inspirational to you! Then recreate the project with your own spin, making it unique! Be sure to share a link and photo of the original project that inspired you! And you can also use this opportunity to thank the team for all their contributions this past year! I know they inspire ME daily and I never seem to thank them enough! We look forward to seeing your projects!

I have always said that I think Papertrey Ink has some of the most talented designers in the industry. They are each so unique and inspiring in their own way. I'm excited for them to get a lot of *love* tonight!! So, the agonizing decision of who/what to showcase was extremely difficult!!! I ended up choosing something that when I first saw it...It was one of those WOW! moments for me. It was on Mish's blog and it is something she calls rib-n-strips. Here is the blog post where she introduced this very clever idea.
Here is Mish's card featuring her rib-n-strips:

Such a clever idea...and a great reason to hang on to those ribbon scraps!

Here is my card featuring Mish's rib-n-strips:


This was such a fun blog hop idea and I truly can't wait to visit everyone's blog. Thank you to Mish and all of the design team members for their daily inspiration! I seriously could of picked any one of them for this blog hop. They are ALL truly awesome!!

'til next time!
Melanie

Supplies (All Papertrey Ink, unless indicated otherwise)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select white, Spring Morning, Raspberry Fizz
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Baby Button Bits, Everyday Classics (annv. set)
Ink: True Black, Spring Morning
Other: Ribbon (all PTI), EK Success edge punch, Nestabilities Label One die, Copic markers, buttons from stash

40 comments:

  1. Lovely card! I love the cheery colors! Great job with the challenge!

    ♥Lea

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very pretty card! I love your take on the rib-n-strips!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great card! I love the ribbon strips on the diagonal like that! Just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the diagonal ribbons and fun colors!

    ReplyDelete
  5. WOW! Your angled ribbon strips are awesome! How clever of you!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pretty!! You are right, great idea for scraps!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is just BEAUTIFUL! I love how you angled your ribbon!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh so lovely!! Great take on the challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh LOVE how you used them on a diagonal! That Baby Button Bits flower is one of my faves...love this whole coordinated look that you achieved!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love your "angle" on this rib-n-strips card!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the diagonal ribbon strips. They add such visual interest. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful, love the angled ribbon! I'll be trying that for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is a really creative card. I had never seen Michelle's original post on the rib-n-strips. They look so perfect with the baby button bits flowers. REally nice.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love your card; makes me want to play w/ribbon strips.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This turned out so very cute!! love it

    ReplyDelete
  16. LOVE this - great job with the idea and making it yours - very nice! :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is a technique I haven't tried. You sure nailed it. And the colors are so cheery and bright. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  18. such a fabulous color combo. and a beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great idea using the ribbon diaganally! After seeing this I think I am going to need to order Baby Button Bits! Sweet Card!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful and luscious card! Your adaptation of Michelle Wooderson's card is wonderful...the ribbons at a diagonal(where is the spell-checker when you need it?) is genius. I can't wait to see more brilliant ideas on your blog later.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great take on Mish's card! I love the way you made it your own! Having the ribbons on the slant is pure genius!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love your idea of taking it diagonal! TFS! Wonderful work on your card.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love the layout and the ribbon placement. Your card is beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love how you took Mish's idea and made it your own! Your card looks so cheery bright and beautiful!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love the colors and the way you angled the ribbon! Very nice Mel!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I think the ribbon at an angle is just a nice touch! Very nice "put together" card! I like a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Ohmigosh, don't tell Mish, but I actually like your rib'nstrips better! Beautiful card, gonna have to do that one myself!
    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Fabulous! Love your colors and pairing of stamps. They compliment so well.

    ReplyDelete
  29. LOVE your card--your diagonal ribbon looks fabulous and the colors are great! Wonderful design!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Very nice card! Love the color combos!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love the colors you chose! Your card is a wonderful tribute to Michelle.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Well, now you've got me saving my ribbon odds and ends. Very cool diagonal element.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great idea! I will have to start saving all those pieces I always figure are too small:)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wow! I love your card. Great idea to place the ribbon on a diagonal. I love the colors you used and this is wonderful! ♥♥Kay

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love any idea that uses ribbon pieces! The diagonal slant gives the card great movement.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Your card is so pretty! I love the color combo and the way you put the ribbons on the diagonal.

    ReplyDelete
  37. These are great colors together and I also love the ribbons on the diagonal!

    ReplyDelete
  38. wow! this is fantastic!! I love the colours you chose and how your ribbon is on a diagonal...fabulous detail of having the leaves coming out from under the main panel ...love that!!

    ReplyDelete