Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop



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It really seems to me that months keep slipping by faster and faster each month...it's the 25th again and time for PTI's July Blog Hop.  I have to say that thanks to my friend Joyce, I have really come to like stamping with flowers.  I used stamped images for them for this months Four of a Kind challenge that Joyce was the hostess of the then again this past weekend for PTI"s Stamp-A-Faire. Joyce must have the largest selection of flower stamps I have ever seen, so it was fun testing out a few of them (more Stamp-A-Faire news towards the end of this post). So when I saw Nichole's inspiration photo I knew what stamps I wanted to use but that was about it.  I had to use Rosie Posie (this is the only flower set I own so far) to make my card, I really love this set.  I decided to make my card for one of my summer school mom's...she has been looking for a job for over a year and finally out of the blue got a call, went on the interview and started the next day! I am just so excited for her and wanted to make the perfect card for her.
Before I post my card I have to share a little story about the color Melon Berry...We used it this past Saturday for SAF and I have to say it is one of my least favorite colors as far as the ink is concerned, Joyce used it on a card that started off so beautiful but that ink is a funky melon/brown color once stamped so when I saw that was one of the colors for this month's challenge I decided to go with Melon Berry paper.  Thanks for taking a peek and let me know what you think...thanks a bunch!

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Ingredients
Solid Card Stock: PTI - White
Patterned Paper: PTI - Melon Berry and Simply Chartreuse
Ink: PTI - Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet and Harvest Gold
Ribbon: Joann's
Stamps: PTI - Rosie Posie and Script Sentiments
Dies: Rosie Posie and Filigree Border


32 comments :

  1. WOW..Stunning card. I also used the Rosie Posie stamp set, but some how I liked your arrangement of the flowers and the use of that border die. It all blends so well together and is just stunning.

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  2. Kim, such a beautiful card. So elegant.

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  3. Beautiful Kim!! I love the combo of the striped paper with the filagree die cut on top- perfect!

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  4. Gorgeous!!
    Love that flower grouping...
    and the colors are perfect!!
    And sshhh...here's a secret...
    Melon Berry is one of my least favorite colors too...
    and I don't like how the ink takes on a brown cast either...
    so when I saw it was one of the colors...
    I accented with it!!
    Stamped the "burst" in Melon Berry...
    and it looks so much better that way!
    It's just personal taste...
    I know some who love Melon Berry...
    but it's just not my color...
    I'm more red! :)

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  5. love the way you used the colors the boarder is divine!

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  6. I'm not one for floral sets, either, but I do need to get Rosie Posie! You make it look so beautiful here with this gorgeous card. p.s. - I saw that ribbon stand... how cool are you to be such a gracious guest?!

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  7. Gorgeous card! Love how you used rosie posie! - Irma

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  8. This card is just gorgeous. I predict more flower sets in your future. I love how you grounded your bunch of Rosie Posie flowers!!! Brilliant idea to use the melon berry paper. I do love that color when it is in paper form. Your layout is so sweet, and what a great story about your friend. She will love this card, and I am going to pin it so I can make one, too.

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  9. I love your flowers, Kim. Very pretty card. I just love that set.

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  10. Lovely! Rosie Posie looks fabulous with that border die!

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  11. What a gorgeous card Kim, your bunch of Roses is put together beautifully. For someone who isn`t a flower person, you rocked it with them! With you on the Melon Berry Ink, love the papers but that icky brown tone puts me off, it does mellow a bit once the ink dries. Lovely card for your friend.

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  12. Very beautiful flowers and that die border. The whole card is gorgeous!

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  13. Kim, your card is beautiful! I have to agree with you on the Melon Berry, the paper is not bad, but the ink...Yuck!I do like how you use the Melon Berry paper on the bottom of your card.

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  14. Kim, your card is so elegant ~ love the Filligrie border and Rosie Posies placed so perfectly here!

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  15. beautiful - LOVE the filigree border against the striped paper

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  16. Beautiful card. Very elegant. Love allthe elements togeter.

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  17. What a pretty card!! Love the striped edges and the filigree border is fabulous!!

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  18. Love your bold use of flowers ... you're a natural at the floral thing : )

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  19. Stunning card, Kim! Clustering your flowers in a little bouquet looks so pretty and I love the stripes and green filigree border!

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  20. Gorgeous job! I can't believe you only have one floral set - I have a bit of a weakness for nature stamps, especially flowers!!

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  21. Very nice. Love the flowers. Thanks for telling us about the melon berry ink. I was thinking about buying the new one since my old one is so pink I don't think that will be happening now.

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  22. Great placement of the flower cluster and love the filigree border from patterned paper with the striped melon berry paper. Sweet story about your friend getting a job!

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  23. Kim, beautifully done and I would have to agree with you about the melon berry ink!! Like the paper, the ink, not so much! Great little cluster of rosies!!

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  24. Gorgeous stamped flower in those colours Kim - what a lovely card to give your friend

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  25. This is beautiful!! Your friend will love this card. You need to have more flower stamp sets because I'd like to drool over your amazing creations with them. ;)

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  26. Great design. The grouped flowers look wonderful against the white space.

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  27. Just beautiful ~ love the filigree border!

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  28. I love this awesome bouquet you created, Kim! I think its great that we both ended up using the filigree border on our blog hop cards!

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