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Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's Time For Another Clear Dollar Stamp Blog Hop!!!!

Hi Everyone!

It's time for another Clear Dollar Stamps blog hop!

If you came here from my sweet friend Lisa's blog, you're in the right place! If you just happened onto my blog without knowing about the hop, head on back to Lori's Clearly iStamps blog so you can get in at the beginning. You don't want to miss any of the team's amazing creations, or your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate from Clear Dollar Stamps!
Our hop today is inspired by these pretty colors.


Just so happens that I created a digital paper pack called "Tangy Trio Leaves" that coordinates perfectly! :)

It is available now for instant download from Clear Dollar Stamps for just $3.50 in your choice of
  8 1/5"x11" or 12"x12" formats.


 I wanted to share a different way to use digi papers. I usually print them out on heavy cardstock but I found some amazing stuff called Matte Presentation Paper. You can find it in most office supply stores. It is very soft and smooth, very opaque white, and perfect for printing and making wrapping paper!


I used one style of my "Tangy Trio Leaves" digi paper pack to print the wrapping paper, another for my home-made roses (made with a really cool rolled rose die) and the third for the leaves.
I'll tell ya how excited I am about those leaves in just a minute. :)

I realize the ribbon isn't quite the color on the inspiration photo but it is a darker shade of the same color family, I have a whole bolt of it, so I went for it!  :)
It's Moss Green Double Faced Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon and it's GORGE! That's why I ordered a whole bolt! :)


I told you I would share my excitement about those leaves. Well...I was getting ready to punch some leaves from some plain ol' green cardstock, then ink the edges and emboss in some veins, when it hit me.
PUNCH THE LEAVES OUT OF THE PAPER!!!!!
Punch punch punch and done! No inking, no embossing veins, and they look awesome!
I tell ya...honestly, if I hadn't illustrated this paper pack myself, I would purchase it for the leaves alone!!!
I will sooooo be using it for that reason ALL OF THE TIME!!!!  :)
It will work for lots of sizes of punches. Don"t have any?  Cut them out real quick by hand!


The stamp I used is from Clear Dollar Stamp's "Heartfelt Sentiments".
Clear Dollar Stamps also have a Tangy Trio Collection with lots of ribbon, cardstock, Copics and Tombow markers to match!



Look how easy we have made it to coordinate!
If you would like to get a closer look at, or purchase any of the items I have used on this project, please click on the product pictures below this post.

Your next stop on the hop is the ubber talented Cassie's blog.

Remember to leave a comment all all of the girl's blogs to increase your chances of  being  the random commenter the $25.00 gift certificate!  :)

Thanks for hopping by!
Hugs,
True :D


37 comments:

The Stamper's Touch said...

Beautiful True, absolutely beautiful! With a package that gorgeous, it would almost be ashamed to rip it open!! Almost!!

Linda

deesdesigns said...

What a fantastic idea, to use DP as wrapping paper. The roses are killer! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Barb said...

All I can say is WOW, True!!!! SO beautiful!

Creations by Shirl said...

True - you are so amazing...
luv that roses, can you tell what die is this from....your whole package is so pretty....

Rose Petal said...

Hello True. WOW, this is simply stunning. Youa re so very creative. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Edwina said...

Wow! Love that present! It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Basslady said...

your gift-wrapping idea is so marvellous!

GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jerusha said...

Oh WOW! This is so amazing I don't even feel worthy to comment on it. This is too beautiful for words. Just stunning! WOW!

Elaine Sauer said...

Thanks for the Hop!

Elaine Sauer said...

Thanks for the Hop!

Elaine Sauer said...

Thanks for the Hop!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I just love how you used it for wrapping and your flowers are so cute. TFS.

Lisa Lara said...

Love the wrapped package with your digi paper True. Such a fantastic idea.

auntbeespickles said...

Oh My Goodness girl! You are so creative! Wow, this is just adorable - love your thought process!! Great job!
Hugs, Sarah

Sammibug said...

True, this is absolutely beautiful, girl! What a cool idea, to punch the leaves from the paper, too!

Sandy said...

You did an awesome job,love everything matching,so pretty.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful!

Heidi Brawley said...

It is very Beautiful!
hugs, Heidi

Marsha said...

Such a pretty package and gorgeous roses.

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely gorgeous True! Love these papers you designed and cutting out the leaves is just ingenious! At the moment i am on a budget freeze but if I win that $25, I will be buying these papers and a whole lot of Tangy Trio goodies. And that ribbon - oh i love it. Going to have to check it out over at RRR - might have to buy a bolt myself when my budget allows!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Kathy D. said...

Wow! I wouldn't be able to open it....it's just to darn pretty. Those flowers...wow.

Tanja said...

Lovely packaging, flowers, roses, ribbons and leaves!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and thanks for the tip on the lovely leaves.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow True... my mouth is hanging open - this is gorgeous, the flowers you've created with your papers are just gorgeous!

Donna said...

Great paper pack and love the idea to gift wrap. The bow, roses and leaves are a wonderful compliment to the paper. Gorgeous!

karen In Houston said...

Wow love this paper pack and the great project you did showcasing the paper and the ribbon. I really love those leaves, super fantastic.....

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome gift wrapping with the papers, very clever. I love all the papers but I can't do digi stuff. So wish I could... Awesome work True!

Traci S. said...

What an amazing talent to be able to create such beautiful and multi-purpose items! I love the leaves...and the roses...and the gift wrap... all beautiful!

Thank you for sharing!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

ecpiercy said...

Trudy, what a gorgeous package! Love the color and those roses are grand.

callyannc said...

Oh my gosh! I want this just for the wrapping! Beautiful! TFS CallyAnn

Lillian Child said...

Your projects are always so fabulous! LOVE this paper packet! These colors are just stunning together!

Scrapalajen said...

True, I LOVE the papers on this gift box! Also, what a great tip with the punch for the leaves. TFS! The person receving this gift would be delighted.

NanaConnie said...

Love the papers, True! I had to buy your darling kitten and pumpkins image last week too. The colors in Tangy Trio are just superb! Thanks.

Carmen said...

Absolutely gorgeous wrapping! I would be to much in awe to open it! I love the flowers (and the leaves idea)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous paper and flowers!

Pamela said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! :)

Cheryl said...

Love your design as wrapping paper and the leaves are fab! Gorgeous bow. I haven't checked yet, but hope you have a bow tutorial. Bows are my Waterloo!