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Monday, 25 May 2009

Papertrey Ink Bloghop - May '09




Hello ladies - it's bloghop time again. If you don't know what this is click here!

The challenge for this month was to use Yellow - think this qualifies?? lol. I used one of Laurens timeless templates for this - the 'Get a handle on it'. But because I'm greedy and want to put bickies in with my tea bags, I needed it to be a little bigger! So once I had the templates cut out and stuck together (summer sunrise PTI), I chopped it in half.

I also used a hole punch to punch out two semi circles to highlight the design I was going to stamp on the mid section. This also allowed me to run it through the cuttlebug and swiss dot it a bit. I stitched around the edges just to finish it off.

I made a mid section from Lemon tart cardstock and stamped it with tea pots and the wee circular stamp from the Tea for two stamp set. I popped my sentiment up on dimensionals and stamped a wee tea cup from the Anniversary set.

Then I put the top and bottom onto the mid section to complete the box.

All supplies PapertreyInk, including that delicious big chocolate button!

I didn't have much time tonight and so I was grateful for how fast these templates come together!

Can't wait to see what everyone has made!!! Have fun hopping ladies!!

55 comments:

  1. so bright! that would make anyone feel better!!!

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  2. Oh, it's so "happy"; love your color combo!!! But, I have to ask, what are "bickies"?!!!

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  3. This turned out fabulous Claire!! I am going to try to enlarge my get a handle on it! And what are bickies? I have never heard of them.

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  4. Beautiful! I love the embossed top & bottom and the punch-out to show the stamping.

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  5. Okay.....have to ask, what are bickies?? :> I LOVE how your yellow project came out! And that juicy big brown button is just soooo great! :>

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  6. just love it Claire and Marge we too have bickies (biscuits) lol!

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  7. Claire, you out did youself again, love it!

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  8. That is awesome! Great idea to enlarge the template. As always, great job Claire! -Molly B

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  9. BRILLIANT Claire!! Yes, I too, am curious what bickies are...showing my 'Americanisms' ;) Love your project -- just lovely!

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  10. You are so talented. I assume bickies is short for biscuit?? Love your Irishness too!

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  11. You are so very inventive! I love your box and the colors are so warm!

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  12. Super duper awesome!!!!! tfs!!

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  13. Perfect! I love seeing these templates used! I have them and am too afraid to use them! This is gorgeous!

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  14. Love this Claire! You used yellow to the extreme!

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  15. This project is so pretty! And I would like bickies with my tea too. That handle is great and the punch outs n the top and bottom panels, great idea!

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  16. Great job===I love how you changed up the template~~

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  17. Very cute! Congrats on your new stamp line too! What fun!

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  18. This is great. How clever to cut your template in half to make it larger. I love the circle cut outs to highlight the stamps.

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  19. Great way to adapt the template to your needs - now I happen to know a bit about YOUR templates so it's NO surprise to me that you can do this. What a fantastic little gift for someone special. Way to rock the challenge. Hope you'll see a bucket full of comments in the morning.

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  20. Claire, this is fantastic! If I pretend to be sick, will you send it to me? Hee!
    I love your work, and the lines of this are so crisp and clean and perfect. (Sigh) I just love it.

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  21. Marvelous as always! I also want to know what bickies are...

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  22. Love the box! Very pretty, and terrific use of the colors.

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  23. Love it, Claire! That yellow is so cheerful!

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  24. Improvising is the way to go when needed! A lovely adaptation of this timeless template, Claire. I imagine Bickies are some sort of cookie?

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  25. Gorgeous project Claire! Love the embossing!

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  26. What a happy little get better gift, adorable!!

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  27. Beautiful project. This is definitely something that would make me get well.

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  28. So beautyful. Wonderful idea! Brillant color!

    Hugs

    Heide

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  29. Fantastic, Claire! You knocked it out of the park once again with an expertly crated box. I love the stitching on your cuttlebug-ed pieces. As always, this creation is spectacular!

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  30. This is soooooooo awesome!!

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  31. Fabulous job, Claire! I love the clean look of it - and great use of colors and special touches like that big button placed with such flair!

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  32. Claire, that is just incredible! Tea and binkies in a box as a get well present-- and all yellowy to boot! Fabulous!

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  33. Fun box! Love the great dry embossing and stiching details. Super fun!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  34. I love it and I love how you popped out the sentiment.. it's perfect! :)

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  35. Just yummy! I can taste tea with lemon just looking at it!
    And yes to those who have asked, "bickies" is just a cute wee nickname for biscuits -- that is, cookies in North American parlance.
    It's like how you might call coffee "a cuppa joe" or beer a "brewski."

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  36. What a great idea to chop the two peices in half to make it bigger !!
    And i love summer sunrise...... however I always seem to forget it as a colour, especially as I was getting my stuff together for blog hop....your beautiful project reminds me to use it more often......

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  37. Warm, wonderful, just-right goodness! Love how you brought this template to life! Thanks for the inspiration, Claire!

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  38. Nice job. Looks like we were thinking alike. I especially like how you added the little tea cup too.

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  39. What a great project!!!! LOVE IT!!!

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  40. great job, love how you extended the template.

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  41. darling! love the swiss dots folder you used here. fun stuff!

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  42. How fun Claire! and so creative of you to 'stretch' the box so the bisquits would fit!!! you made yellow look good - I have to say - I don't use it much!

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  43. I am so amazed by your new stamps and the creative ideas you have with them - just wonderful!!!
    Also this box, and the way you enlarged it, amd made it fit in the cuttle is just amazing!
    I am just sitting here and my jar is on my knees... what a truly wonderful blog you have. thanks for sharing all your ideas!

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  44. As always just beautiful! The happy vibrant color would make the recipient feel better.

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  45. Your boxes are wonderful!
    Annette

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  46. Claire, you're creativity and cleverness are neverending! Great work!

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