Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Paper Made Bakery: May Kit Reveal + Blog Hop + Giveaway

The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's May release blog hop! If you've just arrived from Ryann's site, then you've come to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle (←you are here)

The Reveal:
I've always loved shaker cards since they are so fun, interactive and filled with motion. I decided to make one for today's blog hop to celebrate PMB's newest release Portobello Road. The elements are so elegant and feminine, you just can't go wrong with anything that you'll create using this latest kit. 

Portobello Road Kit
I printed out the sentiment, "You are one in a million". To match my sentiment, I punched out multiple beige and white circles  and only one red circle with a number one on it from Pink Paislee's "London Market" 6 x 6" paper pad. The recipient can shake the card to try and find the one red circle representing their uniqueness within the sea of mediocrity.

Shake it Up

The Kit:
May's Fresh Baked Kit entitled Portobello Road features Pink Paislee's "London Market" line which has a definite shabby chic and vintage feel to it.  The colors are very delicate and the embellishment pack includes lots of trinkets from the past...authentic vintage lace and sheet music, ephemera, spool tops, crepe paper, buttons, dainty loops ribbon, pearl stick pins, and a tiny clothes pin clip. It is a virtual treasure trove for those who love to layer. 

The Tutorial:
I save my packaging from various items when it looks like it can be reused for scrappy purposes. I think this clear packaging held some American Crafts buttons, but my LSS also sells these. Just find something that looks like a window. 

I cut out the protruding part of the packing so it is a square with a bit of edge around it. I traced the square onto the back of my patterned paper and cut out the square shape with an exacto knife.

I adhered the window piece to the back of my pattern paper with my tape runner. Within the window I added my circle punches and a sprinkle of glitter (optional).

One of the die cut pieces from the embellishment pack fit the opening so I placed that over the window and taped around the edges. You can also use a piece of patterned paper cut slightly larger than the opening.

I adhered the patterned paper onto my cardstock base and then decorated with additional pieces from the embellishment pack. It turned out so fun and cute! Now the hard part is having to give this away.

The Giveaway:
As a way to say thank you for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving  a goodie bag worth over $50 to two lucky participants

You have until midnight of Wednesday May 2nd and a winner will be announced on PMB's blog on May 3, 2012.

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on the PMB's blog all month long. 

Thanks for hoppin' by,

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julie e said...

What a great kit this month. I love what you've done with it.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so cool! Love that you recycled that package and a great tutorial. I really love those vertical banner strips you used. Really neat element!

mab822 said...

What a great card! Love the idea of re-using packaging.

hodgins said...

This is such a great idea!! So cute and fun!!

Ashley Newell said...

I really like the shaker! So pretty!

Judy Rozema said...

Terrific recycling - love your shaker design!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful kit...your project is fun...would make a great project to do with the kids!

Gina Lideros said...

fun tutorial, I am just obsessed with confetti lately!

Lisa Arana said...

how super fabulous, i love that shaker!!! so full of fun little details.

Sue D said...

Fabulous shaker card!

Juliet Diley said...

Excellent use of recycled product and super card!

Marlena M. said...

This is a great idea! What a fun project.

lolita cardenas c. said...

amazing! so cute!

Unknown said...

So clever! I love the Eiffel tower in the packaging!

Becky said...

Fabulous idea! Now I have to start saving packaging. :)

Lillian Child said...

LOVE your "green" repurposing of the packaging ... now why didn't I think of that??!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration and what a delightful project you've created!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER clever!! LOVE the repurposing of the packaging!! You rock:)

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