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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

(This is my 2nd post today! If you are here for the "March of the Snowmen" Blog Hop post, please scroll down!)

Welcome to the January Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!!


"With the new year comes a clean slate along with many resolutions. This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust! Go through your stash and see what little used treasure it might hold."

I chose to work with the "Warm Happiness Too" set for this challenge.  I LOVE this set, it has the cutest images in it and I really like its companion set too.  However, this set really does need to see more light! :)


I have had two colors sitting on my desk for a while now that I have wanted to use together on a card.  They were Aqua Mist (one of my all time favorites!!) and Ripe Avocado.  So, I started there.  It needed one more color so I added Scarlet Jewel as the accent color.

I am not sure why, but lately I have LOVED to leave a little bit of something hanging over the edge of my card!  I think it adds so much visual interest.  For this one, I cut my card base slightly smaller than the standard size card and then allowed the aqua mist mat to stick off the side.  It will still fit in a standard sized envelope and I didn't lose much space to work with!


The only Scarlet Jewel ribbon I had was the Swiss Dot ribbon but I didn't want so many polka dots competing with all the other polka dots, so I turned the ribbon backwards and used the solid side for the majority of the ribbon strip and left just the tied part of the bow to show the polka dots.  I think that that is such a fun look...and a great way to save some money if you can only buy one type of ribbon but can use it for 2 totally different looks!  I'm going to have to try this again sometime!

In case you are interested and enjoy saving color schemes in a file, here is the one I used for this card.


Thank you for stopping by today!! I hope you have fun checking out all the blog hop participants!!  To see a complete list (blog posts can be added until 11 PM EST) of blog hop participants, visit Nichole's blog!


Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Warm Happiness Too, Fillable Frames #8, Fillable Frames #11
Paper: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado Distressed Dots Paper, Rustic White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Palette Moulin Rouge
Other: Warm Happiness Die, Fillable Frames #8 Die, Fiskars Border Punch, Scarlet Jewel Swiss Dots Ribbon, Pop Dots, Hole Punch

96 comments:

  1. I could not wait to see your card after you posted the tip!!! I love the dotted center ..... and the colors are so perfect together!!! Great Card Jen ~~

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  2. Jen, lovely as usual! Love that ribbon.

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  3. LOVE this Jen! I wish I could do my bows like that! I just can't get it right. Great colors too, that set is so adorable!

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  4. The way you tied the bow is the most interesting use of ribbon I have seen in a long time. So creative. I love the paper extending beyond the edge of the card too! Really nice card Jen.

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  5. LOVE how you tied your ribbon! I gotta remember to try that!

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  6. Great card design with the placement off the edge. And I'll add my voice to the mix on the clever use of ribbon. It works so well with the other polka dots.

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  7. So pretty! I love how you tied your bow! :)

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  8. That ribbon looks awesome! I just love ribbon..great color combo,too.

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  9. Super card! Lovely color combo on it. And turning the Swiss Dot ribbon around is wonderful! Like the layout with the overhanging Aqua Mist.

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  10. I love your tip about the ribbon, and I'm really enjoying this color combo- gonna have to try it!
    Great card!

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  11. LOVE your card Jen! You are so good at this! Love the colors - great idea to save them, - got really inspired to do that so that I'll get out of my - blue, white and kraft safety zone! (-:
    Have a great day!

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  12. Awesome! Love the off-centeredness of this. :)

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  13. Jen, you make the best cards! I love how you turned the ribbon over so the dots only show on the knot. Clever! Love your use of this set, it turned out great.

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  14. Cute card! Love the polka dot tea cup!

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  15. Love that color combo. My next combo to try! I like the layout of the card and I think I will have to try that letting part of it hang of idea. Looks great!

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  16. This is completely fantastic, Jen! Love this color combo, I should reach for SJ more often. The bit sticking off the side really adds an interesting touch, and the bit of dotty ribbon peeking out is a brilliant idea!

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  17. Great card! Love how you turned the ribbon around the get a solid color with just a little bit of dots showing!

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  18. Love your card, Jen! Such a cute color combo & very creative with the ribbon :)

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  19. Love everything about this card! :)

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  20. Great card - those coffee cups always give me a warm and cozy feeling! Love the cute bow and little dotted center - very clever!!

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  21. Jen I'm typing this between patients! Thank you so much for linking up my card for the hop! :). Now for your card. Love the ribbon idea...I'm not a huge fan of the dotted ribbons but using it this way gives me a new reason to buy some! Love the offset panel and your colors. The warm happiness sets are something I don't have ANY of. You make me want them when you make a fabulous card like this!!! I'm off tomorrow....we'll chat and catch up!

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  22. Ooooh, I like it. I love that "extra" hanging off. It adds character. The color scheme rocks, too!

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  23. What a darling little card; love it!

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  24. Pretty...love how its off centered and the colors...wonderful card!!!!

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  25. I love your color combo and very creative use of that ribbon. I never would have thought to flip it over! Great card and great design! TFS!

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  26. I just love this! I have a super hard time using scarlet jewel, but this looks fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. Wonderful card! Love the tip about how to tie the ribbon so the middle bit is dotted. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Fabulous card, Jen. I love how you let the panel hang out at the edge of the card. Cute!

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  29. Love the offset piece and how you've really thought everything through. Really well put together.

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  30. Love the dottend center of your ribbon! I do that occasionally too when I don't want too many polka dots! I also love the genius idea of trimming the base down a bit, becasue I LOVE to dangle things off the edges but NEVER thought to make the base smaller to compensate. Clever girl!

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  31. I struggle with the dotted ribbon, too. It's so hard to tie a bow properly with it and have all the right sides showing. Your technique with it is just perfect. I may just be using my dotted ribbons more often. I also like your "off the edge" technique. It creates great visual interest.

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  32. I love this! The little bit of dots that are showing is a lovely echo to the cup! (and I'm embarrased to say that this was ANOTHER set that I could have used for this months hop! ACK!)

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  33. Love your asymetrical card and the way you tied the ribbon is so fun!!

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  34. This is a great card, Jen! I love that ribbon-saving tip! :)

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  35. Great card Jen. I love the layout you chose.

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  36. love your card, you really naild it=) I think the ribbon and the cup is supercute!

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  37. This is gorgeous Jen! Love how you left that edge dangling!

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  38. Great card and thanks for the colour scheme

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  39. You know I want to leave you a novel! This is adorable! I love that set and I don't use it enough either! Your color combo is awesome! Totally going to save that one!!

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  40. Beautiful card! Love the color scheme and the ribbon looks so cool that way!

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  41. Very cute. I only got the dies that go with this set but I still hope to get some use out of them. Great tip about the ribbon. I look forward to seeing what you make with the cupcake SVG file too!

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  42. Great tying on the ribbon! So cute with the bit of polkadots to match the paper and cup!

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  43. Wow, love the colors and your great design! Fabulous use of polka dots and your ribbon looks awesome. What a wonderful idea!

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  44. I would have thought to pair scarlet jewel with aqua mist... LOVE it! Great card as always Jen!

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  45. Ohhh soooo cute! I LOVE how you made your ribbon have that dotty center. Yep, you have solidified my need for Warm Happiness Too...I have been pining(hee!)away for it for months! This color scheme IS awesome...great job, as always, Jen!

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  46. Lovve the colors! I think i may have been sold on the scarlet jewel ribbon!

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  47. I'm right there with Kelly - I need to add Warm Happiness to my shopping list :) Gorgeous card, Jen! I find asymetrical layouts very appealing and just love your idea of putting that mat a little over the edge. How clever to cut the card base down.

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  48. Great colours Jen and a really pretty card.
    Carol x

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  49. Jen..........What a lovely card! I totally agree about leaving a part of the card hang off......it does add a bit of interest! I'm going to have to try that. And...your ribbon idea is awesome! TY for the tip!

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  50. So cute. Love the colors that you used and great idea with the ribbon treatment.

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  51. Wow Jen, awesome! The off-set, overhanging focal piece looks PERFECT. My favorite thing, though, is how you tied the swiss dot ribbon (I would NEVER think to do that and it's amazing!) - great card.

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  52. What a great card! Love the dotted bow center!

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  53. Love the colors, and the peek of polka dot ribbon? Adorable!

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  54. Jen this is FANTASTIC!! I LOVE it.. that ribbon is so neat!!
    Happy Hopping!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  55. Beautiful card, Jen! Love the way everything is offset to the right. Colors are awesome!

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  56. LOVE how you used the polka dot ribbon. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  57. Great color combo and I love what you did with the ribbon! Innovative!

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  58. Oooooh - gorgeous colours in this Jen! This really is 'warm happiness'!! Your bow looks fantastic with the little cup - and your hanging edge really zips this up! What a treat!!

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  59. I love how you turned the ribbon backwards - such a cute look w/the dots on the knot.

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  60. Love how the dots on the knot match the teacup! Really great layout too. (And aqua mist is definately one of my favourites too :)

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  61. Gorgeous colour combo Jen! Love the hanging edge - I am really into that too! Nx

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  62. I would never think to use that color scheme, but it's so gorgeous... as is your card! Hanging a little something off the edge is a great way to add visual interest -- and you do it so well. Wonderful card, Jen! (Great tip about the dotted ribbon!)

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  63. Great idea to turn the ribbon. love how just the little bit of dot on it ties in with the dotted cup. also a fan of letting something hang off :)!

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  64. What a great card--I love how you integrated the polka dot theme in so many ways!

    Chris L.

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  65. Love, love, love this color combo! Very striking. Great use of the ribbon to compliment your layout. Very nice Jen!

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  66. Your card is beautiful, Jen! And so is the color combo. I love the way you tied the ribbon. TFS!

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  67. Great card! The touch of polka dot on your ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

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  68. Lovely new colors! I love Baker's Twine and anything paper crafting! Thanks for the chance to win. Monika at buzsy@yahoo.com

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  69. Such a pretty card. Love the colors and all the dots. :o)

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  70. I LOVE the top mat hanging over the edge. Such a fun look!

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  71. great colour combination and, i love that little tea cup image. lovely card.

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  72. This is such a beautiful card Jen! I love how you have used the ribbon backwards to avoid too many dots, and I also like your tip on leaving a little something overhanging the card edge...must try that some time!

    Best wishes,
    Sam.

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  73. LOVE all the polka dots and LOVE the polka dot ribbon center on your bow!

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  74. great card! i love how the paper goes off the card. i need to do that more. it's such a stunning card!

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  75. Great card! Love those colors together! tfs!

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  76. Ok girlie...you always make such perfect bows...AND you can make a bow that ends up with the polka dots just in the middle. WOW is all I can say! Great use of a different color scheme.

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  77. Your ribbon trick is ingenious! And your bow is just perfect, lol! I am jealous of that!

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  78. Liked your color combination. We all must try new ones. I guess this is how we get our inspiration. From Others!

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  79. Reaaly really cute - LOVE the colors and your layout is great.

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  80. What a color combo! And those polka dots? Fun, fun, fun :>)

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  81. What a creative way to use the ribbon! I love this! And you are SO right about the visual appeal of some of the paper placed off the egde. IT really adds such interest! Great job!

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  82. This is beautiful, Jen! I love the offset panel and the teacup is darling.

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  83. Great style! Love all the dots!!

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  84. Gorgeous card Jen! I just love how you reversed the ribbon so that just the knot shows the dots - very clever!

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  85. Fabulous color scheme and clean and simple design! Love it!

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