Monday, May 25, 2009
May PTI Blog Hop!
So it's that time again! It's the May PTI blog hop! :-D This month's challenge was to use yellow - certainly a color I don't typically use (based on skimming my previous posts). Be sure to check out all the other great creations!
I'm not a yellow fan. No siree. When I think of summer, I think of flowers and I've always loved the colors of a sunflower so I used that as my inspiration.
Well a certain someone (*cough*Ren-Yi*cough*) had been bugging for some tags. I kept putting it off... not sure why since tags are a lot of fun. I also got a tag die cut set awhile back when I first got my cuttlebug and I've found the dies to be super useful.
In addition to giving the tags, I wanted to have a fun way to present the them as well so I created a fun little box with my new scor-pal (definitely makes the whole customized box making process easier). The box size is 4 by 3 by 1 1/2.
The outside was stamped with Polka Dot Basics and then the inside was stamped with a floral center from Floral Frenzy. I found the white dot on the inside of the dots (while subtle) does tone the yellow down a lott. :) The outside tag was decorated to provide a peek of what's inside and covered with a little vellum just because! :) It's actually attached to the top of the box as you can kind of see in my second photo.
I created pretty generic tags this time since I just wanted them to be for any occasion. In the future, this said person will be getting some baby tags. ;-) Perhaps if shes lucky, it'll be in a similar box.
The tags were basically stamped with the summer sunrise and lemon tart flowers. I didn't have a to/from sentiment from PTI so I dug up one from an Christmas set from Hero Arts.
I managed to only stuff 6 tags into the box - mainly because of the ribbon. For my future tag endeavors, I think it might be nice to leave the ribbon off (so that it can be customized by the giver of tags). But I love ribbon and it makes the tag seem less naked. *smirk*
Thanks for hoppying by my corner of the world and make sure to check out all the other great creations!
Stamps: Floral Frenzy, Polka Dot Basics, Everyday Classics (PTI), Hero Arts
Paper: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Ink: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Canvas (PTI)
Other: Tag Die Cut (Ellison), Ribbon (PTI, Martha), 1/2 inch circle punch (EK Success)