November 19, 2011

OCC: Photo Inspiration Challenge

Happy Saturday!

I am hosting the challenge this week at Our Creative Corner. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching this week, I thought it'd be fun to have a photo inspiration challenge using a photo that's a little different than what our table looks like for Thanksgiving. Don't get me wrong, Thanksgiving is always nice, always fun, always great company and food but never fancy. I'd love to go "all out" like this but its beyond me. But I can still admire it, right?

So this week I made a little tag to hang on a wine bottle or sparkling cider bottle. I was inspired by the pattern on the tablecloth and the blue and orangey-gold colors. 

I used a bookmark blank that I got from JoAnn and punched a circle in the top near the flat side. The punch is about 1.25" in diameter and fits nicely on the neck of the bottle. Then I embossed the  "front" with an impression plate from Papertrey Ink that I simply adore. When I saw this photo I instantly thought about this embossing plate.

The orangey-gold ribbon is one of my favorites. Its a bit if an odd color and has a bit of shimmer so I don't get to use it a lot but it makes a wonderful bow. I used two Papertrey Ink dies for the blue behind the bow (sorta hard to see) and the doily cut out. I stamped my sentiment on another piece of plain white cardstock and used some distress ink to add some color. I topped it all off with a gold button.

So get inspired by our photo and bake up something fun for your Thanksgiving table, Holiday or New Year. It could be a card, a small gift, a wine tag or anything else paper! While you're at it, take a look at what our other designers have put together this week!

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday - enjoy some turkey, pumpkin pie and your loved ones


  1. Holly, what a cute, simple project idea! I love it! And Martinelli's! Thanks for the fun challenge!

  2. Great challenge, Holly, and I love your take on it. Decorated bottles/bottle tags seem to be very hot right now. Your ribbon is such a perfect match - it looks like it came right off the table in the photo!

  3. What a great tag and that ribbon is just gorgeous! I love the wine tag idea, especially when gift giving ... thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the challenge this week!