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Thursday, February 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop



Welcome to Papertrey Ink's (PTI) February Blog Hop!  Tonight's theme is Design Team Appreciation Day and our challenge was to find a project designed by a PTI Design Team Member that inspired us and then to recreate (CASE) that project putting our own spin on it.  I LOVE all the PTI designers and every day they inspire me more and more.  Just this past week though I saw a card that I just LOVED and that is the one that I chose to recreate today! It is a card by Maile Belles and you can see her card in this post.  I've also shown a copy of her card at the bottom of this post. 

Here is my first take on Maile's card:


For this card, I cut about 1/2 an inch off the regular width size of an A2 card so that the sentiment could hang over the edge and still fit in a standard card envelope.   I just LOVE the new butterfly die from PTI!  To cut the shape out of the white & raspberry fizz piece, I first glued the two pieces together and then cut the butterfly shape out so that they would line up perfectly!  Then, I stamped my pattern on a white piece of cardstock and adhered it behind the butterfly shape to show through.


I am just LOVING this color combo of Raspberry Fizz & Lemon Tart!  It's so fun and springy!!  I am so ready for Spring!


The whole panel is popped up with pop dots.

Here's my second take on the card:



For this card I chose to use the color combination of  Berry Sorbet & Spring Moss.  This is such a pretty combo too!  This time I glued the piece that would show through the butterfly die to the base of the card and then popped up the rest of the panel on pop dots.  This gave the butterfly much more dimension, which is how Maile did it on her original card (and how I meant to do it on my first card! LOL). 

Here's another closeup:


Isn't that cool?


And, now I want to share with you Maile's orginal card:


You can go here to see the whole post and information on how she made it and the supplies that she used.  Be sure to check out her other posts too because they are all so inspiring!

There are lots of other crafters who are participating in this blog hop!  If you'd like to see them all, be sure to visit PTI's forum where there will be a list of participants.  You can find their blog hop forums here.  Just find the February 2010 post and you should be all set!

I want to take just a second to thank Nichole and the other PTI design team members for you fabulous inspiration!  You are all so great and I LOVE seeing your work and being inspired by it!  Thank you!!

Thank you to YOU for stopping by!  I'd love to hear what you think!  I hope you have a fun evening!

Jennifer

Supplies
Card 1 Many Thanks
Stamps:  PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Fillable Frames #1, Fancy Flourishes
Paper:  Kraft, White, PTI Lemon Tart & Raspberry Fizz
Ink:  PTI Raspberry Fizz & Lemon Tart Hybrid
Other:  Ribbon, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Pop Dots, PTI Butterfly Die

Card 2 Take Care
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Fancy Flourishes
Paper: Kraft, White, PTI Spring Moss & Berry Sorbet
Ink: PTI Spring Moss & Berry Sorbet Hybrid
Other: Ribbon, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Pop Dots, PTI Butterfly Die

38 comments:

  1. These are very beautiful! I love the color combos on them! Great job with the challenge!

    ♥Lea

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  2. The colors on your second take are my *favorite*!! Great cards!

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  3. I love the take with your first card!! You're right.....the colors are great together!

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  4. Oh! I love the idea of the punch butterfly with the stamping behind it!

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  5. Your cards are both so pretty I don't think I could choose just one! Just lovely.

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  6. You've captured Maile's simple style beautifully, your cards are wonderful!!

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  7. Great cards. I love that technique!

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  8. I loved that idea, too, and LOVE how you re-created it in those different color schemes, adorable!

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  9. These are BOTH just FABULOUS!!!

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  10. What a really creative way to make those butterflies! I loved all of your cards.

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  11. I love your color schemes and the stamping behind the die-cut negative. Beautiful work!

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  12. Nice job on both of them. I especially like the color combo on the first one though!

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  13. Beautiful cards - great job!! The colors are wonderful! :)

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  14. Beautiful cards, Jen! LOVE the colors of the first... definitely springy :)

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  15. These are both verrry pretty! And I'm a little green with envy that you have that die already!!! :)

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  16. Pretty cards and great adaptations of Maile Belles's card. The color combinations are lovely. I can't wait to discover more lovelies on your blog later.

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  17. These are gorgeous, fabulous job! Loving the color combos, may have to give the raspberry fizz and yellow a try! Thank you for choosing my card for inspiration!!!

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  18. Very cool! I absolutely adore the colors you chose on both of the cards! Fun, bright and cheery. Great job on the challenge!

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  19. They are both fabulous but I too really like the lemon tart and raspberry fizz combo.

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  20. Love your colour combos for your cards! Great CASE on Maile's work!!

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  21. I loved that card by Maile, you did a great job with it!

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  22. Your cards a beautiful tribute Maile!

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  23. Love how you placed those flourishes behind the butterfly! Ooh, spring moss & berry sorbet- must try!

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  24. Love the butterfly cut out. You've used some great color combos in these.

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  25. So cute! I love the flourishes over the polka dots!

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  26. Love your cards! You used gorgeous colors and beautiful ribbon! Great job! ♥♥Kay

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  27. Your cards are beautiful! I *love* the second one so much! I love the little flourishes on the "butterflies".

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  28. Your cards turned out great! I love the color choices you made and adding ribbon. Nice job!

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  29. These are very beautiful!! great job and I need to try that butterfly when my die comes!

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  30. Your cards are gorgeous. The first color combo (raspberry fizz/lemon tart) is my favorite. I have to try that one.

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  31. great colours!! I love using kraft as a cardbase :)

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