Monday, April 30, 2012

The Paper Girls Challenge blog hop!

Welcome to The Paper Girls first ever blog hop!
We're so happy you're hopping with us!!

{First of all I want to apologize in case my post doesn't make sense! It's been a loooooonnnngggg week. I'm running on very little sleep, survived tornadoes, power outage, and now to top it off I think I have the flu. So I hope you can make some sense of this all!}


I love that we chose to make ATCs for this hop . I made several with a Spring theme:

My first one is very simple - I cut out some Webster's Pages paper, stamped "Spring time", added a die-cut butterfly,  attached a ruffle of washi tape at the top, and glittered the butterflies and flowers.


I'm starting to acquire quite the washi tape collection so I thought I could utilize that stash to make an ATC. I attached diagonal strips of tape to white cardstock, made a tape flower, added a tape banner, and then stamped the word bloom.


The last one is my fave:
I misted white cardstock with blue glimmer mist, stamped a brown branch, punched white flowers, added a yellow glittered center, inked the edges gray, and added 3 butterflies.
But I feel like it needs a sentiment. Or am I wrong? Let me know what you think!
Also linking this to Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge #137 which is to use your "green thumbs", meaning something planted or something green.


Here's a reminder of what you can win on the hop:
Man, I wish I was eligible to win. ; )
I love that monster paper!
And who couldn' use an adhesive dispenser??



Want to win? Get one entry for:
Extra credit:
Want to have more fun after seeing all of the inspiring projects? Join in! Link up an ATC created by you and you will get an extra entry for the prize!

International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.
Here's the hopping order:

Thanks for playing and GOOD LUCK!!!

26 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm excited about all the ATC inspiration. I've heard of them but never seen any! Hmmm, gotta go check out all the others so I can decide what I'm gonna do for my first one.

Jessica L. said...

Love the blue ATC! I think it is fine as is!

Marisa T. said...

You rocked it girl, I think the last one could use some kind of lettering but not exactly sure what. Great inspiration all around.

Stephanie U said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I love them Amber! I also hope this week is better than last week for you.

Cathryn said...

Love your ACT's Amber. So much fun!!!!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Pretty cards. Thanks for sharing them.

Mistylynn said...

really cute cards Amber!!!

Kristina said...

I love them - the 3rd is probably my fave. And no, I don't think it needs a sentiment. <3

Judy said...

The third one is my favorite too! No sentiment needed!

Charity Becker said...

Love your cards...I recognize some of the supplies! :)

Deborah Johnson said...

How fun!!!! I really love all of the creativity you gals have! Thanks for the blog hop!

cgl1539 said...

I have used washi tape once, but never with your panache lol, fabulous atcs!

Nancy said...

Amber, you made sense, don't worry :-)

I love the 2nd ATC (well actually I love them all). Great use of Washi. I don't have any of that yet.

Amy said...

Gorgeous ATC's Amber! love all the Washi going on! And your fave is my fave too! Fabulous projects!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Amber - Love your project this week - it is perfect for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

mel said...

hi amber
love LOVE your ATC cards,infact i am in a swap just made 12 of them thank for the hop

CarlyJo said...

I love making ATC cards and yours are just great! I actually do not have any that are not rectangle shape, thats a new goal to obtain one!

Giddy Michelle said...

I think I need to jump onto the Washi tape bandwagon...great ATCs :)

Kiki's Kraft Korner said...

I love all of your ATC's. I would leave the third one as is without a sentiment...but that's just me :)

BethD488 said...

Love your ATC's - especially the blue one. I think it's perfect as it - no sentiment needed.

Sara Elizabeth said...

I love the third ATC with the stamped branch and added flowers. It was such an "aha" for me and I think I will have to steal that idea.

Bev said...

OMG these are really cute.. fabulous job.. and excited to do the hop

Brittany said...

Nice work, Amber! These are beautiful!

Monica S said...

Liked your ATC's

Scrappin Mama said...

Love the ATCs, I confess I had to browse your blog to find out what an ATC is, but I'm glad I did. Very cool

Char (NanCDru) said...

Very nice job on the ATC's. Amber! I think my favorite is the one made with the Webster's Papers :)