Tuesday, September 20, 2011

IHP DT Challenge: Something New

The theme for this month’s i {heart} papers Design Team challenge was pretty loose: all we had to do was use some of NEW stuff that Kate’s been getting in from the Summer CHA buying spree. Not difficult at all, if you ask me!

There are soooo many gorgeous new paper pads that the challenge for me was deciding which to use. I wanted something that would work for a masculine gift, since I’ve been doing so much girlie stuff lately. The colors in the Breeze pad from My Mind’s Eye were so deliciously different from what I’ve been using lately that I couldn’t resist playing with them. And I took full advantage of the fact that in these collections, all the papers are meant to work together. So I used as many as I could at one time in this patchwork-style treat can (paint can from my stash) and matching birthday card.

IHPseptDTchallenge For the oval panels, I used some of the new Lifestyle Crafts (Quickutz) dies – the Nesting Oval and Nesting Lacy Oval ones. And to give it a more masculine look, I cut the lacy oval shapes from self-adhesive Corkstock. It cuts like a dream and is perfect for something like this!

Oh, here’s a hint when you’re adhering paper to curved surfaces like this paint can: roll the piece of paper over the edge of a table to give it a bit of curve before you stick it on. It makes things much easier! I used my favorite decoupage medium for this job – Royalcoat satin finish.

The image and text for both of these are from an adorable oldie but goodie set that Kate still has in stock – Changito Baker. I just used some scotch tape to omit wording from the stamp when I did the card. Cute Changito is colored with Copic markers.

Make sure you check out the New Items page at IHP. And if you already have some new stuff and want to play along with us, just upload it to the SCS or PCP gallery with the keyword ihp0911.

Now go see what the rest of the fabulous design team did with the new stuff:

Happy hopping!



Anonymous said...

Great project! I love the paper and the cork is so cool!

Anonymous said...

By the way ~ that comment was from Kendra. For some reason it won't let me leave a comment using my Google profile. Hugs, Kendra

i {heart} papers said...

Cute! I think you were channeling Tracy with the patchwork! :)

Deb said...

This is fabulous, Carolyn! I love the patchwork of prints, and Changito is a long-time favorite! Great work! {{hugs}}

Lynn Mercurio said...

Yeah - love that little Changito! What a great combo project. Fantastic job.

Gretchen said...

Fabulous Carolyn!!

whoistracy said...

Just adorable Carolyn! Love the little paint can.

Lori said...

What a great ensemble, Carolyn! Love the quilted design that shows off all the pretty papers. And, thanks for the tip about attaching the paper to the paint can--I'll have to remember that.

Loretta said...

Carolyn, your set is so fabulous!!! Your patchwork is such a perfect way to showcase all that delicious paper!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card and love how you decorated the treat can! :)
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