Saturday, 25 September 2010

Passion For Papertrey - Hip to be Square

Here's my entry for Passion for Papertrey's Hip to be Square challenge. I've used square mats and layers on a square card to create this quick and simple card which I plan on using as a Good Luck card for a guy at work who is leaving soon to embark on a season on the ski slopes. Thought the sentiment suited his new life choice. I really like the minimalist look and it's great for male cards.


I really like the way the dies match so well and how quick and easy it is to create the car embellishment. It's been layered on top with 3D foam pads to give dimension.


The ink and card are SU Whisper White and Real Red.


Today is the BlogHop at Papertrey Ink/Capture The Moment and the challenge is to make a card using skills you've learnt. Well I'm very new to PTI and the reason I wanted to try them was so that I could die cut and stamp with co-ordinating products. I had my eye on this car set for months and months and did nothing about it! I saw them all over the net and now I really like it and can't wait to order more. I hope this counts as a skill for the challenge.

I'm also going to enter it into Allsort's 'Plain and Simple' challenge.

49 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Cool card Paul! Once you've tried one PTI set though that's it ... you'll soon become a hardened addict!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Great to meet a fellow UK crafter - and a guy no less, that's even rarer, lol! Hope to see more of you on the Forum from now on!

Sue Ann said...

I love that this is so clean and you are 100% right great for a guy or chick!!! I was checking out your blog and you have some really great creations on there. I hope we see you around on the MB over on PTI!!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today and nice meeting you~~

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Paul

Great card and just fits the bill perfectly over at Allsorts...
Thanks for playing along this week

Emma xxx

Amber said...

Very nice!

Debby said...

Lovely clean and simple card. Another high five for the UK here. Hope you enjoy your first hop!

Kristin said...

This is great! That stamp set and die is definitely on my list of sets to get. This is my first "hop" too, hope you have fun!

Rhonda said...

Great card Paul. You will love all of PTI's dies and matching stamp sets.

Aimes said...

A fab card, Paul! Love the clean and simple style!
It's great that you're starting to get hooked on PTI...you know it's only a matter of time until you're a fully fledged addict right?!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

sarahw said...

I really like this! It is very clean and simple and yet has that extra oomph to it. This is my first hop as well. :)

paperella said...

Perfect card for a guy! So great to see another "crafty guy" around! Welcome to the PTI addiction and hugs from another EU crafter (Spain) :)

Amy said...

Great card! Love the simplicity of it! I know your coworker is going to love it!

Leah said...

Hey!
I am totally like you..I only have 3 PTI products but am planning my next BIG purchase! LOL!
I like this and that is a great card for your purpose! I'm sure the guy will like it!
Thanks for the great comments!

Leah

Julie said...

Fantastic!!!!! x

Lee said...

Such a great card. I love all the co-ordinating dies and stamps too! Welcome to the wonderful world of PTI.

Sara Mac said...

Great card Paul! Love the striking and classic color combo. Welcome to Papertrey. You'll love everything you buy.

Kay said...

Fantastic card, Paul! I love the clean lines and crisp colors- perfect "man" card!

Sue Lelli said...

Welcome to your fist Blog Hop! LOVE your Hip to be Square CAS card! FAB!

Cathy Weber said...

Your card really jumped out at me with the bright red car and the white background. I also have loved this stamp set and think your card highlighted it very well. Welcome to PTI Paul.

Debra said...

Perfect card for your friend! You can't go wrong with red and white. Love the clean lines. welcome to PTI! You'll love the products and the people are the BEST!

Juanita B said...

Fabulous! I LOVE your layout and the layers are fantastic. TFS.

sugacatz said...

I love how striking this card looks. Anyoen male or female would be chuffed to recieve this card. Lx

peggysue said...

That is a great set! I love it. And you created a very neat card. Thanks for visiting my blog today, come on into the PTI forum and chat with the rest of us, we love to get to know new PTIers.

Chere M. said...

Paul,
Great card, perfect sentiment for your friend. As many of the ladies have stated you will soon be addicted and not disappointed with PTI product. I am a relatively new convert myself.

Dana said...

Paul, I LOVE this simple, balanced, clean card. Perfect use of white space and color together.
Welcome to the wonderful world of PTI addiction!

Kelly S. said...

LOVE the name of your blog! And your cardrocks for sure (or did I mean car-rocks, hee!) Love the sleek look with the pop of RED!

Melissa said...

Such a great card! Glad you could join the hop!

Marge said...

Great car & great card!!!

Ravengirl said...

Love this, it's fabulous!

klarcher said...

Terrific card, I agree that the die stamp idea is a winner

Pam W. said...

Great job! I totally agree how great it is that PTI gives us both the die shape and the coordinating stamp set.

Kristii said...

I just love the red border!!! Fantastic!!!!

Jen Carter said...

This is a great masculine card! I love PTI's matching die sets too! Great card!

Ginny said...

I really like how clean and simple this card is, and the red just pops! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cassie_lu said...

loving this simple card and the pop of red between the two white layers.

Kara said...

great card....clean and simple executed perfectly:)

Huguenot Girl said...

Fab card!

Christina said...

Wonderfully clean and simple! I love how you added some dimension by popping the car up a bit. Great choice of bold color, too!

Nerina said...

Happy First Hop! What a gorgeous card this is - I love the bold colour scheme and the striking simplicity!

Gayatri said...

Love your simple and clean card, Paul. Once you try one PTI stamp set, you will see how soon you get addicted to them. Vey unique and versatile sets they have I would say!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comments :)

Laura Isham said...

it is simple yet stunning. i love the white and red combo. its one of my favorites...they were also my wedding colors. haha.

Amy said...

Paul...you did a great job with CAS!! Love this a LOT!!

Vanessa said...

This is so cool, Paul! Love your CAS card, just perfect!

Kirsten said...

Fabulous male card so clean and simple...x

Thanks for joining us at allsorts challenge this week hugs Kirsten...x

Margaret C said...

Very cool! It looks IMMACULATE ! Something in my card always throws off the perfection (ie one tiny little colouring over the edge...! ) but your card is just so PERFECT ! Love it !

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great card! I really like how clean and colourful it is.
Welcome to the hop!

Victoria said...

Great card! Your coloring is fantastic. Glad to see there is another crafty guy out there! Keep it up and hope to see you around the forum and more blog hops!

Babies- Beth said...

Very nice! You got the frame of red in the perfect size to compliment the 'font of enjoy'~ really perfect!

Inkyfingers said...

Great card and that car is so versatile isn't it? Well done for doing the blog hop, I haven't had the nerve yet.
Carol

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html