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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Paper Dolls' blog hop!

The theme for this blog hop is:  PTI!  Each project you see on our blog hop will have something that starts with a P, something that starts with a T and something that starts with an I on it. Just for hopping along and leaving comments on our Blog Hop posts, we are offering up a prize! One randomly selected winner from all the comments left on the individual Dolls' posts will receive the Papertrey Ink stamp set "Made of Snow"!  

We'd love for you to play along with us and link up your own creations using the "PTI" theme on the InLinkz tool at the bottom of the Paper Dolls post here!  A random participant will win a $25.00 gift certificate to PTI!  All comments and projects should be in by midnight CST on Sunday, March 13th. We'll randomly select the winner for both prizes on Monday, March 14th and announce it on the Paper Dolls' Blog!

For my project, I chose to use:
P:  Polka Dots (what else, lol???)
T:  Twine
I:  Impression Plate

(Edited to add that you can also see my post with this card on The Twinery's blog here and Cath from Moxie Fab World linked to it here.  How fun!!)


I just had to make a card with a  happy Spring/Summer theme on this rainy Kansas day!!  I LOVE the Baby Button Bits set from PTI and thought it would be a fun one to use on a spring card.  The idea of some fun twine swirled flowers came to me and I went with it!   Below is a closeup so you can see them a little better.

 
How I did it:  I punched out a 3/4" cardstock circle that matched the main color of the twine so that if there were gaps, it wouldn't be as noticeable.  I then used my ATG gun to apply adhesive to the front of the punched circle.  Then, I just rolled the twine around the circle starting in the middle.  When I finished, I placed a glue dot on the back of the circle and adhered the end of the twine to it to keep it in place.


I used one of my favorite PTI sets on this card too, Polka Dot Basics II.  LOVE this polka dot set (and Polka Dot Basics I too) so much!  You can also see in this photo that I used the canvas impression plate on the entire raspberry fizz cardstock base.  I really like how it adds just the right amount of texture to a card base!


Does that get you in the mood for sunny, spring days?!  It does me for sure!

The other goal of this blog hop is to get to know each other better so I'll share a few things about myself.
  • I live in a small town (1,100 people) in Kansas.
  • I grew up in Whitewater, KS (another small town) where I lived until I went to college.  After that I lived in Omaha, NE (where I went to college at Grace College of the Bible/Grace University), Joplin, MO (for one year) and Kansas City (for 4 years).  I am currently a homemaker and my husband is a pastor.
  • I have two kids.  Mason is 8 and in 2nd Grade & Sadie is almost 3 (next week we'll celebrate her birthday) and a very busy little girl.  She'll start preschool next year and I know she will love it.
  • I discovered PTI right after they first began business but it was over a year later that I finally placed my first order.  The rest is history!  No regrets, no turning back! :)
  • I've been with the Papertrey Paper Dolls since day 1!  They are such a great group of gals!  I am so happy to be among them!  They are so encouraging, so creative and so kind-hearted!
  • I am a design team member for The Twinery.
 Thank you so much for sticking along for my long post!! I hope you had fun visiting!  Please be sure to visit the rest of the girls on the blog hop!  Your next stop is Lee Anne's blog!  Don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog to be entered into the drawing for the FREE PTI set Made of Snow!! And, if you'd like a chance to win the $25 PTI gift certificate don't forget to link your own card using the "P.T.I." theme on our Paper Dolls Challenge blog by Midnight CST on Sunday, March 13th!

Here are all the blogs participating in the blog hop!

Lee Anne (Lee Anne)
Laurie W. (Laurie Beth)  
Deena (honugurl16)
Leish (leish)
Amy (kolling143)  
Suzanne (*suzanne*)
Katie (choc0holic)
Laurie (In My Craft Room)
Cecilia "C" (camvds)
Michelle (abzzymom)
Sara (hiinaz)
Tanna (tfiskers)
Renee (Renee L.)
Kristin (jcmom04)
Christy (christea) 

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics II, Green Thumb
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, White, Sweet Blush
Ink: True Black, Fresh Snow
Other: Canvas Impression Plate, Copics, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Twinery Twine, Glitter

84 comments:

  1. Such a cute card. Love your twine flowers.

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  2. Wonderful to get to know you Jen! Your hands are full and yet you still have time to create. This card is so sweet and do I love how you swirled that twine for the flower/candy? centers! Yummy!

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  3. Beautiful card. Love your use of twine on the flowers.

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  4. OMG Jen, this is such an AWESOME card! I love the twine "flowers", the bright colors, and those happy little polka dots! GREAT card!

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  5. Jen I totally love this card--the twine centers are awesome!

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  6. The colour combo is amazing! And so are those twine flowers, genius! They kind of remind me of lollipops. Yum!

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  7. Okay Jen! This is just AWESOME! I am loving those twine flowers all rolled up cute like that! The colors are so spring-y! Oh so fun, and it was great to "get to know" you a little better! Thanks for sharing girl!

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  8. What great flower centers! I love it! It was fun getting to know you better too!

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  9. Don't enter me in the drawing because I already have Made of Snow, but I just had to say that I adore your twine flowers! What a great idea to use in place of buttons!

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  10. very pretty!! I love what you did with the twine~gonna have to CASE that idea :)

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  11. Oh my goodness, Jen, your card is adorable. I just love the twine flowers! The colors make me really happy.

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  12. I'm dying! I LOVE these bright colors and what you've done with the twine - they look just like lollipops! My grandpa was a pastor in Kansas too :)

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  13. Jen, this is an awesome card! The twine flowers are ingenious and I'll definitely be trying that soon. Colors are spot on, too.

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  14. Love, love these colors!
    And your twine flowers are to be copied...:)
    I'm so glad to get to be a part of this wonderful group...
    ya'll just amaze and inspire so much...
    and I'm so glad to get to know more about you and your family!

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  15. Polka dots, Twine and Impression plate - genius! Love the twine flowers.

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  16. How fun is this. The twine flowers remind me of the giant lollypops we used to get as kids.
    TFS
    Ang

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  17. OMGoodness! Those rolled twine flowers are so beautiful! Your card is so cheerful! I love it!

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  18. What a nice card. I really like your flowers - good idea. :)

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  19. Jen, I love, love, love your flowers. I too am ready for Spring! Beautiful card - the bow was down right perfect too!

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  20. Your twine flowers are amazing. And I love knowing about your non-PTI life. I would never think to put that green ribbon on raspberry fizz, but it's gorgeous!

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  21. Jen the cutest card ever! So clever with the use of the twine! I also love how you wrapped the green twine around the pink so so cute!

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  22. So cute Jen! I love the bright colors and your rolled flowers are amazing!

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  23. This is GORGEOUS, Jen! I love the combination of colours and the rolled twine flowers are fabulous!!

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  24. Love your twine flowers and really loved getting to know a bit about you on this blog hop. I am a former KS gal and still one at heart even though we live in MI now. I have a sister who lives in Elbing so I know the Whitewater area. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  25. Jen, this is STUNNING. Your twine flowers are GENIUS, they almost look like lollipops! I love how you also combined a few glitter circles to break things up! Beautiful :) No need to enter me for your draw - I already have that set :)

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  26. Oh my, what a gorgeous card! I love the colors. It's such a happy card!

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  27. Oh this is great, love the twine... now off to brainstorm P, T and I ideas.

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  28. Wow! Super lovely card and super cute flowers.

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  29. Wow, I just LOVE the idea of using the twine that way! I am totally going to have to try it now :) Also, it was really fun to read more about you. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Sweet card, Jen! Love the Baker's Twine as flowers...so cute.

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  31. love how u have used the twine on this card!! your daughter's name is so beautiful!

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  32. Jen, those little flowers are SO unique! Love them!! What a great idea.

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  33. What a bright and beautiful card! I love it! It is also really nice to get to know you a bit better!!

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  34. I love your card! I love the colors and your use of twine. Genius! I can see using your technique with other Button Bits sets. Can't wait to give it a try. It was also nice to learn a bit more about you.

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  35. *THUD*

    That twine is just incredible!!! Such gorgeously rich colors together, I LOVE it!!

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  36. I Love this card - what a creative way to use twine!

    Meg

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  37. Genius!! I LOVE those twine blossoms. WOW, created such an incredible card Jen. I love the twisted twine under the ribbon. Love the color combo too!

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  38. seriously awesome card!! i absolutely love it :-). i am so happy to be a part of the dolls and loved reading your post!! (also, my husband is the web pastor for our church- small world! :-))

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  39. Oh my word, that is GENIUS!!! I love what you did with that twine, Jen! The entire card is gorgeous. Your coloring is perfect too. I loved reading about you and am so glad you're in our group.

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  40. Very, very clever with the twine! Your card is beautiful - I just love the bright colors. ;-)

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  41. Wow!, Jen. This card is so pretty. You are such an innovative crafter it inspires me no end. I can't get over your nifty use of the old Baker's here. Gosh is it ever effective.

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  42. I just love how you used the twine. I am so trying that!

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  43. Jen, this is such a cute, colorful and fun card! I was so excited to read more about you and that you attended Grace! I live in Omaha and have many friends who have gone to school there! I wish I had a PTI buddy in Omaha. My sister in law and I used to craft togther but she moved to AZ, so I am a lone crafter.

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  44. This really does make one want the spring and the flowers...we are getting rain here in Oregon, too! I love your twine flowers! what a clever idea~

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  45. Super cute and colorful!! I love that rolling the twine like that!!

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  46. love the colors! and how clever to make the twine into a flower!! clever!

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  47. Your long post was definitely worth reading to the bitter end. Love your twine flowers and glittered circles on this bright & cheery card. Might have to try your idea cuz it's adorable!

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  48. I LOVE how you did the flowers!! Super cute!! Perfect!! Also I love those colors together!

    Great job!

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  49. A bright and uplifting card, love your use of the twine to creat a lollipop flower, adorable.

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  50. Absolutely beautiful, love everything about this card!

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  51. OMG!! I love your twine flowers, such a clever idea!Beautiful card!

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  52. Hey Jen! What a fun card! I love the way you incorporated the bakers' twine in the flower centers! :)

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  53. Jen I love this card! When I opened it yesterday, I thought WOW!! Those flower centers are amazing and something that I've wanted to try! You do such great things with this twine! Can't wait for our get together!

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  54. What a clever use of twine Jen! Coming here always makes me feel good. Your cards are lovely, your writing style keeps my interest, and you always seem to be cheerful!

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  55. I love the twirly twine flowers, they look kinda like lollipops!

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  56. I love this card!! I'm new to your blog, & like what I see!

    Hugs, Ree

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  57. Twine flowers--I love 'em! What a charming result! Beautiful card, as usual :-), and those flowers really make it outstanding!

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  58. You make that twine SO FUN!!! Love it as the centers!!

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  59. oh my gosh, jen! this is sooo gorgeous and i'm so glad u share us a new and beautiful way to use twines!

    Hugs,
    Khin (:

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  60. Oh wow. Not sure how I missed this blog hop, but this is totally cute, Jen. I love love love it! That twine looks fabulous!

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  61. This card is stunning! I just love the twine like that. :)

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  62. Gorgeous card Jen - I love your colour combo and best of all, that fun twine!
    Great job, hugs, Ruth S

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  63. Jen, these flowers are adorable! At first I thought they were lollipops. Great idea!

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  64. OH!!! love how you used the twine!!! Came over from the link on Moxie Fab! :) Congrats on being Moxie fabulous!

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  65. Gorgeous card, love the twine flowers they are beautiful!!!

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  66. This is AWESOME...so creative making the twine into the middle of those flowers....PLEASE make sure we rub elbows in a few weeks....maybe some of that AWESOME creativity will rub off on me!

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  67. so cute! such a unique and stunning idea !

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  68. Came over from the Moxie Fab link to the card. Oh my gracious! I LOVE the baker's twine flowers!!!! So, so, soooo cute!!!!!

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  69. What a clever use of twine! *love*

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  70. oh are you kidding me?! this is beyond cute. (came over from Moxie Fab)

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  71. I always love your cards Jen, but those twiney circles are so cute in place of the buttons. Great job on your blog hop card. I loved it.

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  72. great twine idea - going into my VisualizeUs list.

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  73. This is such a fun card! I love what you did with the twine.

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  74. You are killing me with the twine ...... do I have all these colors NO ....... do I need them now YES!!! KILLING ME .... this is absolutely beautiful and feel good and the colors make me smile so much it hurts and the dots ..... YOU ARE KILLING ME ON THIS ONE !!!! LOVE IT

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  75. Wow, wow, wow!! Your twine flowers are absolute jaw droppers!! I think this is the best use of twine I've seen yet! Totally fabby Jen!

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  76. Wow, wow, wow!! Your twine flowers are absolute jaw droppers!! I think this is the best use of twine I've seen yet! Totally fabby Jen!

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  77. What a lovely card with such a true statement!

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  78. Adorable card--so versatile for all occasions!! Nicely done.

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  79. The twine flowers are Telly ute. I have been wanting to make those.

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  80. I love the use of the twine for flowers! Cute card!

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  81. Not sure if this posted the first time. I like your idea of twine flowers. Cute card!

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