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Monday, April 25, 2011

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge


Welcome to the April PTI Blog Hop!

This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives! Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash! Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!

For this blog hop I kept it super, super, super simple.  I literally had just a few minutes to put a card together and get it ready for this blog hop, so simple was the way to go!


Star Prints is a great set for masculine cards!! I paired that with the Boy Basics: Simple Circles set stamped on the Simple Circles Border die.


The stars are popped up for dimension, the twine and impression plate were added for texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the rest of the posts in the blog hop listed on Nichole's blog!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Just the Ticket, Star Prints, Boy Basics: Simple Circles
Paper: Kraft, Smokey Shadow, Rustic White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Oasis Green VersaMagic, Tea Dye Duo
Other: Pop Dots, Twinery Twine, Simple Circles Border Die, Sunshine Impression Plate

67 comments:

  1. So so fun Jen! Love that circles die, the impressed bg and the stars, perfect on this!

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  2. Oh Jen, I LOVE the colour combo and all of those fabulous circles! The texture is perfect & I love the contrast of the straight/sharp stars to all of the roundness. Fab as always. :)

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  3. Looking at this card is like looking at my PTI wish list! LOL! Love love love it!

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  4. WOW that IP pops off the paper ....... LOVE IT!! and the combo of the circle boarder and the stars totally rocks!! You are a super star with this one!!!!

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  5. great boy card!! stars are always great for boys...love how it mixes so well with the other sets!

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  6. love the impression plate - and that you kept some blank space on the bottom - the circle die works so well on your card!

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  7. jen this is such a cute card! I love the gray circle die! Great colors!

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  8. Wow, Jen! Your graphic approach to the challenge looks very cool!! Love the colors and how you debossed only have of the card base.

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  9. I find all the geometric components of your card really appealing. Nice work.

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  10. I love this card! The sunshine impression plate has been on my wish list too long. In it goes in May!

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  11. Fantastic, simple style that men seem to love. Great job Jen especially as you whipped it up so quickly.

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  12. Super, super fabulous card. Am saving it to CAS someday.

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  13. Simple worked awesome, Jen!
    Love it!
    A great guy card!

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  14. What an awesome card!! The color combo is perfect and the embossed background is fabulous!

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  15. Great card! Perfect for the challenge! tfs!

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  16. Oh my gosh, this is so perfect, Jen! The circles that are impressed into the card look fabulous with the other circles. I think I now must have that impression plate Cool card for sure!

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  17. Great card Jen! Love the texture on this one. You always rock the bakers twine, I'm always stumped on how to use it especially with masculine cards. I think I'm going to challenge myself to use it today. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Great card! Love the impressed background & the stars.

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  19. I like how you've used the impression plate on only part of the card. Nice touch.

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  20. Simple is perfect Jen! Love the texture and the stars. What more would you need? You rock at CAS.

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  21. What a great masculine card! Love your design with that fab. embossed bg + perfect colors!!!

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  22. Perfect color combo!! I like this card so much! I am in stamping heaven with Simple Circles and your use of it is amazing!!! This is one of my favorites of the hop so far!!

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  23. Love the embossing, the layers and the circles die that I NOW WANT!! :) Gorgeous job!

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  24. Super card. Stars always work great for guy cards.

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  25. This is a great card! Love that sunshine plate - goes perfectly with the circles border!

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  26. This is so fun! All those circles and stars work great together and all the texture adds a lot of interest. Nice job!

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  27. I really like this card. I think you hit the perfect balance between enough color and texture to be interesting, but not too busy or fussy.
    Joyce

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  28. Awesome card! I love the combination of the lines and circles on this CAS card!

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  29. This is fantastic, Jen! I love how we both used the Sunshine impression plate and twine on our cards today. ;)

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  30. Totally AWESOME!! Love the impression plate work, the twine, and the sentiment from Just the Ticket - that is the perfect font!!

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  31. You might not have had a lot of time Jen but you did a cracking job! Love all the dimension and also the simple circles border with tone on tone stamping.

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  32. Oh, cool! This card is really pretty! Love the partially embossed background and also the way you used parts of so many sets! It all adds up to this perfect card!! Love it!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  33. Love this card - such a great interpretation of the challenge! It is so perfect. ;-)

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  34. Jen......You could never tell that this card was made quickly for the hop. I love your attention to detail with the circle IP and the die and then topping it off with the stars and twine. Just perfect!

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  35. Great colors! I love that we used the same star stamps, too. Your colors are awesome and I love that IP with those stars....fun!!!!

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  36. I love how you used the impression plate and Simple Circles die & stamps. I'm waiting for those three things (among others!) to arrive in my PTI order! Thanks for the inpsiration!

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  37. Great card, the stars and cirlces work so well together.

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  38. Very cool. All the different elements you used look great together.

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  39. I love everything about this...the circles...embossing...and the lines go together amazingly well!

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  40. such an awesome card, jen:) love the embossing and circles with the stars!

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  41. Cute card! I really like the Simple Circle border - I didn't get that die and I'm really starting to regret it. Great job!

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  42. This card is fabulous! I love all the texture going on here! Perfect for boys!

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  43. Absolutely perfect, Jen. Love how you can just whip up a card effortlessly! :)

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  44. This is awesome! The background embossing goes so well with the lined stars:)

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  45. Fab card Jen! Love the embossed BG and the darling stars & twine combo!

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  46. Love the texture on this card and those stars pop nicely off the neutral background, great design!

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  47. love your card, your photos are amazing, too!!

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  48. I love all the lines you have going on, they all work together! Great card!

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  49. Simple can be FAB!!! great job!

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  50. Jen this is soooo fun!!!! I love the embossing and those star stamps. I have to get me some of those! :)

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  51. Love the embossing and the cycles and the stars! Love the twine! Fab card!

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  52. I love how you tied the stars and circles all together with your circle stamps, star die cuts and impression plate... this is awesome!

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  53. Great job!! Love the debossed circle design & the way your elements pop off the paper!

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  54. Just gorgeous! Love the embossing!

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  55. Wonderful card for the challenge!!

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  56. This is great, love the impression plate and the lines/circles/star theme.

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  57. This may be super simple but it's just the perfect CAS card! I think was perfect for the boys to men challenge! :)

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  58. What a great masculine card Jen. Love the colors, the stars... the texture is just perfect. :o)

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  59. Diggin' the colors on this card and how you just 'embossed' the top portion of the card. Very nice!! TFS.

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  60. LOVE this one! I really like the play with circles.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  61. Super card!! Love how the impression plate is echoed by some of the circle stamps. Very cool. :)

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  62. Oh wow, this is awesome! One of my favorites of the entire blog hop (I worked through from end to beginning, so yours is one of my last to see). I love the stars and circles together.

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  63. I love this, Jen! Love how you embossed the top part and popped up those stars on the border! Fabulous design!

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  64. Fab card Jen! Can't wait to get my Boy Basics: Circles stamps & border die! Nx

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  65. fabulous design and concept. great card!!

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