Let the FUN begin!

Papertrey Ink is hosting a MONTHLY Blog Hop, on the 25th of every month! Details HERE!

This month’s challenge from Nichole:

I’ve always loved the combination of multiple patterns in small bits & pieces.  For your challenge this
month I am providing you with a special document I designed just for you!  I have created several small
squares of our new Father Knows Best papers for you print at home.  (This is especially nice for those
of you who may not have tried our patterned papers before!)  Your challenge is to use this “Paper
Pieces” sheet creatively.  Whether that means leaving it whole, cutting it into strips or punching out
shapes.  Mix & match patterns and have fun experimenting.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
-Registration will close at 12am EST on March 23rd  for bloggers wanting to participate.
                                   Download the Father Knows Best Patterned Paper HERE


 I thought of using EVERY square, then I quickly ditched that idea when I got a brain cramp! Yes, that is what I call my mental creative block, if and when I over think something. I had 2 idea’s I was able to execute, using a total of 7 squares.

So I hope you like my interpretation of the challenge.

Here is #1-using 4 of the squares 😀

pti-challenge-paper-thanks.jpg Fun in the sun flower

I loved the rich summery colors this whole combo had-summer sunrise & chocolate chip. I kept thinking Retro Style Sunflowers! I was REALLY inspired by the images outlined in the deep brown-like the leaves pattern, and the retro squares.

I made my 4 blocks layer first. I stamped the open flower image from Beautiful Blooms, in brown StazOn, onto the acetate layer. Loving my white Maya Road blooms, I found one that matched and layered it BEHIND the acetate! I used a mini EK Success punch-also matched (score!!!) for the center, and secured them together with a copper brad. LOVE IT!

I added the sentiment from Simple Little Things anniversary set-cause I love the font, and never have enough thank you’s!

Leave a comment,  Ill pick a random winner to mail this to, left blank, so you can use it as you wish.

Next up

Miss you-3 more squares


Now I got to use 3 more squares! I wish it had been more, but I really wanted this VERY clean looking.

This is the card you can make, if you need a million! LOL! It was SO easy, and took UNDER 4 minutes-I kid you not. That includes coming up with the whole “idea/layout”. Not too bad. Plus its a step up from a single layer. You could obviously REALLY simplify this, even using one layer and one sqaure.

I just punched my butterflies from the paper FIRST, then punched out the squares. Layered on choc. chip squares, with dimensionals, and layered on my white base. That was layered on Choc. chip, sentiment in corner-DONE.

I like that the butterfly appears to be flying away. Just so cool. I LOVE all thing butterfly, so this is my kind of card.

Well I am dying to see what you all came up with. I’m off to “blog hop”

Come back tomorrow for the random.org winner of the card, and my Saturday Sketch!

Till then.