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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May 2011 Blog Hop


Welcome to the May Papertrey Ink blog hop!  I have 2 cards to share with you today but first, the challenge.

May is the month when many flowers finally go into full bloom after a long winter's sleep. For the blog hop this month we want to see your favorite take on flowers. 

What a fun challenge!!

Up first is a clean & simple card.


Ahhh...summer flowers! I love them and I couldn't resist looking for fabric in my stash with lots of color in it for this flower!  (I used the small yo-yo maker to make this flower and attached it with a large glue dot.)


I used one of the grass clumps from the new PTI anniversary set and then added Raspberry Fizz rhinestones for little accent flowers.  I am soooo loving this Cane Impression Plate! I wasn't sure if I needed it at first but now I can't quit using it on every card I am making!  The impression is so gorgeous!!  And, of course, that Lemondrop twine from The Twinery adds a great contrast to the Hawaiian Shores paper!


I am also entering this into the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week to use bling!

The 2nd card I have to share with you today is totally different and very bold!

Ready?


How about a black & white polka dotted fence?  It is cut out of fabric so in real life it has an extra-fun texture!  The flower is also die cut out of fabric...I'm in a fabric mood lately!  (Be watching because I have something extra fun to share with you in the next few days using fabric & felt!!  I can't wait!!)


In order to make the fabric stiff enough to die cut, I used Pellon Craft Fuse Iron-On Backing which adds stability and strength (I got that right off the package, lol!!) to your fabric.  It was simple, simple to do.  I picked up a 1/4 of a yard in the fabric section of Hobby Lobby.  Then, I cut a small square of fabric and backing.  Then, you just iron them together.  That's it!  Very simple!  It makes the fabric stiff enough to die cut (although I went over the die in my machine 3 times to make sure it cut through all of the material.  I probably should have thought to use my metal shim...thanks Kristin!!...If you have a shim, you might give that a try to add a little extra pressure to get a good cut.


Be sure to visit the others in the PTI Blog Hop!  Entries can be added until 10 PM CST on Nichole's blog!

Thank you so much for visiting! I can't wait to check out the rest of the participants!!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Hello Friend Card
Stamps: Botanical Silhouette, Think Big Favorites 3
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Palette Landscape
Other: Cane Impression Plate, Fabric (HL), Raspberry Fizz Rhinestones, Lemondrop twine from the Twinery, HS Button

Hello There Picket Fence Card
Stamps: Tag Its #1, Flower Fusion 4, Framed
Paper: TAC Kraft
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Palette Landscape
Other: Fabric (HL), RF Button, Lemondrop Twine from The Twinery, RF Ribbon, Cane Impression Plate, Pop Dots, Picket Fence Die, Flower Fusion #4 Die

78 comments:

  1. Totally adorable cards Jen! Love the bright happy colors and your yo-yo flowers are so fun!

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  2. Love these cards Jen! The fabric flowers are a great idea. The first card is just my style. Great placement of the bling on the grass.

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  3. Jen these cards are so pretty! That color combo on the first one is so you! I love it! And that fabric flower is adorable! Great job on these!

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  4. These are just so beautiful. I love everything PTI, I think I really am hooked.
    Judy

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  5. Fabby!
    Love that IP...
    and now need it more than ever :)
    Your colors are fabulous...
    and I'm using your tips on cutting with fabric...
    have never actually done it...
    but now I know how!:)
    Wonderfully fabulous cards!

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  6. Jen, I like both of your cards today, but that polka dot fence was my absolute favorite! What a great idea, it added such a great dimension to the card. I am definitely going to try that backing and material with my dies. Great idea.

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  7. Your cards are just beautiful! I also love the cane impression plate and the use of the new anniversary set with the rhinestones! Great texture and colors!

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  8. Love both of them, Jen! They both are adorable.

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  9. Both your cards are really fabulous, but I LOVE that yo-yo flower!!! Perfect colors!!!

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  10. LOVE both but the first just calls out to me! LOVE the fabric flower, the bling and the embossed background! FAB!

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  11. Super pretty cards! Great yo-yo flower and I must get the picket fence die. Love your card using it!

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  12. Delightful! Okay, so now I need to know what a "Yoyo" is and where I can get one. The fabric flower is fabulous!

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  13. This are both cute, Jen!!! But the colors on the first one (especially the fabric) make it my favorite :) TFS!!

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  14. Amazing texture the fabric adds. Love both cards but the colours of the first really speak to me!

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  15. Wow! Great cards. ;-) So inventive and original on the flowers, and that picket fence is adorable! I am wishing my new products would arrive soon - I keep seeing everyone using them on projects, and I'd like to be playing with mine, too. ;-) Great job on your cards!

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  16. Jen I love both your cards! I have sitting on the fence (ha ha) about the picket die but I need to get it now. Your fabric yoyo is so cute.

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  17. Using the fabric gives so much texture! I love the fun flower on your first card!

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  18. Yes how about that polka dot fence...way too cute. And the yoyo flower is darling. Great job!

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  19. cute cards, love the fabric flowers!

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  20. Jen, I know I always say this but you use color sooo well! I love how you've used fabric here with the yoyo and with your fun polka dot fence and flower! Seriously cute elements to add! I'm glad you reminded me of the blog hop! :)

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  21. Jen: These cards are awesome! I love love love that fabric flower especilly..and the polka dot picket fence? Genius!

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  22. Love the yo-yo Jen. Great colors.

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  23. What cute little flowers! Great job!

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  24. Gorgeous!! I love the yoyo on the first one :)

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  25. Jen, the first card is perfection. Literally. It's one of the most appealing cards I've ever seen! I shall be casing it, LOL! The second has that wonderful sense of whimsy with the POLKA DOT fence! You are so talented!

    P.S. I want to order another ring from you, I just keep forgetting--maybe I'll remember tonight when I get home from work! :-)

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  26. Such cutie flowers...great cards!

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  27. I absolutely LOVE the first card, just gorgeous, that flower is so cute and the colours are so fun. I love the embossing in the bottom panel and the very subtle bling :)

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  28. Love both of your cards! Thanks for the tips for the fabric, and I can't wait to get that impression plate in the mail!! You did a great job with this month's challenge.

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  29. Such bright & cheery cards - really lovely!! Those flowers are gorgeous and that picket fence is adorable.

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  30. jen great job on both cards! they are both great but i just love the first one. what an effect those rounded corners have!

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  31. Very nice! Love the fabrics you used, especially in that first card!!! Awesome colors!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  32. Such a fun flower on your first card! Great layout too!

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  33. Love the fabric flowers, so pretty!

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  34. Lovely cards! The fabric flowers are so cute and the bow on the second card is just perfection!

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  35. Wow! That fabric flower is amazing and I love how you've used the bling! Glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  36. So bright and cheerful. Love your yo-yo. The fabric does it and it works so well with the stamped grass. I would definitely smile when opening either.

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  37. Stunning and so creative. LOVE.

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  38. Both are great cards Jen - love the flower on the first.

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  39. Great job on both of them. Love the polka dot fence!

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  40. Beautiful cards! Your little yo-yo is fabulous!

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  41. Both of those cards are wonderful!! I love the yo-yo flower on the first card - and yes, I'll take a black and white polka dotted picket fence. :) Really like both of these cards!!

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  42. Of course you have to take the yo yo maker out to make me remember that I want one :) Love both cards and I cannot wait to get my goodies. I mentioned on Keva's blog ..... the center of the flower she used I bet you could make a totally fabby ring with that :)

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  43. Both of your cards are wonderful! I love how you've added the colorful fabric to each and the touch of bling on the first card and picket fence on the second looks great!

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  44. I love both of these cards. I didn't order the cane impression plate; adding it to my wish list!

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  45. FAB!!! love em both- and can imagine the texture on the fence- fun!

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  46. The added gems are so lovely! Love the soft color combo, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  47. What great cards! I especially love the first one-- what a creative way to use the anniversary set!

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  48. LOVE the cards!! That fabric flower is so CUTE!!!
    Have a GREAT day!! Happy Blog Hop!

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  49. Jen, these cards and fabric flowers are so beautiful! Also, how do you do this? Everytime I visit your blog, there is a little something that I desperately need this time it's the Impression Plate :)

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  50. Love the yo yos. I made a vest out of them once, never thought to put one on a card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. Both of your cards are amazing! Really love the flower fabrics.... so pretty!!

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  52. I love both of your cards. I never heard of a yo yo flower, but now I NEED one! Very simple, yet elegant card. The second card is great, too. I never would have thought of a polka dot fabric fence, but it looks so great. Reminds me of Huck Finn (remember the fence painting scene).
    Joyce

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  53. Both of these are fabulous--what fun that you used fabric! Love the colors in the first--such a happy card! And your polka dot fence in card two is adorable!

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  54. This is very nice. The fabric flower is great and the sentiment font is perfect.

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  55. Fun stuff! You first flower just makes me smile it is so happy...and the pearls on the end of the leaves is a great touch. The polka dotted fence is so cute! Great cards Jen!

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  56. Love them both, but the first is my favourite. :) Lovely bright colours, fun flower embellishment, it's great!

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  57. Both cards are so cheery and fun. I love the little red rhinestones on the first one, along with the fabric yoyo. The polka dot picket fence is so unexpected and just makes me smile.

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  58. Love these beautiful cards, especially the use of fabric!

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  59. Oh I love the fabric flower - the pattern is perfect, so cheery!

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  60. Lovely work!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  61. Both projects are fabulous! Love the polka dot fence! LOL Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again and share more of your beautiful work with us!

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  62. These are gorgeous Jen.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  63. So sweet, Jen! I love how that little fabric flower just pops off of your background...you are so making me want that impression plate now! The dotted fence is too cute, love how you used it with Framed!

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  64. Sweet fabric flowers! Love the bright colors you used :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  65. These are SO ADORABLE, Jen! Your use of fabric and unusual embellishments is TERRIFIC, and the cards are whimsy at its best! TFS.

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  66. Such pretty, bright flowers! Love these!

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  67. Gorgeous cards Jen. Love them both.

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  68. Beautiful! I missed the deadline, and I was sad, but I have a card that is a very beautiful flower, you could visit me, please. I'll be happy!

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  69. This is just gorgeous, Jennifer! I LOVE that flower. . .so happy and bright!

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  70. TWO cards?? wow! but really, the polka dot fence steals the "floral" show :)... love it!

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  71. Oh Jen, your picket fence is darling, but that first card is going straight into my CASEing folder for inspiration. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

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  72. love those fabric flowers and what an awesome bold fence!

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  73. beautiful cards! i especially love the yoyo flower and red jewel buds!!

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  74. Love these cards, I have been out of town and not able to comment on the blog hop items. Great job!

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