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Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Themed Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I'm participating in a blog hop today with some of my stamping friends!  I love blog hops and this one has such a fun theme:  SPRING!!  I'm so ready for Spring!

I have four cards to share with you today.  I know!  Four!!  Three of them were super easy and are all very similar to each other.  I'm going to start with my favorite though and the brightest of them all!

What says spring more than butterflies right?  I just love this tree from the PTI "Beyond Basic Borders" stamps set!  And the colors?  Yep, another favorite color combo!

These next three cards are so simple and were made within minutes!  And, let me tell you a secret...well, let me show you the first card and THEN I'll tell you a secret! :)

Pretty simple huh?  I used one of PTI's new Beautiful Blooms II dies to cut the flowers out.  See that paper?  Isn't it pretty?  Let me show you a closer view.

I don't own that paper pack.  PTI has this cool feature on their website called "Try Before You Buy".  If you scroll down to the bottom of each of their patterned paper packs, you will find this feature.  I have loved seeing this paper on other projects but it seems like the patterned paper makes it into my cart and then out again as I add "other" things.  So, I took PTI up on their offer and tried it.  I printed it onto PTI's white cardstock and then die cut the squares with the die.  It is PERFECT for the medium sized die!

I made several other cards using this same feature. 

This is another card using the Beautiful Blooms II die.  I used my Scor-pal to create the lines at the bottom and I bent the flower petals up just a bit to add a little extra visual interest to the card but to still keep the focus on the clean lines and flowers.

This paper is the new Green Boutique paper from PTI.  I did the same thing here and used the "Try Before You Buy" feature (but this one I did actually buy, I just haven't received it yet).

Thank you SO much for stopping by today! I'd love to hear what you think! Have you tried the "Try Before You Buy" feature before?

There are several other gals participating in this fun Spring blog hop.  Be sure to check out their blogs too!

Melisa Waldorf
Kemi Schreiber
Kim Sears
Amy Kolling
Laurie Willison
Pam Upper
Stacy Rogers

Hello Card
Stamps: PTI Beyond Basic Borders, Butterfly Dreams, Fillable Frames 1
Paper:  PTI Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist
Ink:  Brilliance Moonlight White, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Jumbo Java VersaMagic
Other:  Ribbon, Pop Dots, Corner Chomper, Martha Stewart Border Punch

I'm So Grateful Card
Stamps:  PTI Signature Greetings
Paper:  PTI White, Pretty Pastels
Ink:  PTI Plum Pudding
Other:  Pop Dots, PTI Beautiful Blooms II Die

Birthday Wishes Cards
Stamps: PTI Asian Fusion

Paper: PTI White, Pretty Pastels
Ink: PTI Spring Rain
Other: Pop Dots, PTI Beautiful Blooms II Die, Scor-pal & Scor-bug

Thank You Card
Stamps:  PTI Signature Greetings, Fancy Flourishes
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist & Green Boutique
Ink:  Champagne VersaMark, Giverny Green Palette
Other:  Pop Dots, Butterfly PTI Die


  1. I gotta say I love them all, but the butterfly thank you is my favorite!

  2. WOW, Jen! Fabulous cards!! Love them all!! You're so smart using the try it before you buy the dies/punches too!

  3. These are all so lovely, Jen! My favorite is the 1st one: clean & simple, but bright & cheery colors :)

  4. Very cute cards - those butterflies look ready to fly off!

  5. Jen these are so wonderful girly!! WOW!! I love the colors and these just scream spring!!

  6. Wow! Luv all of these... I really like your idea for the try before you buy Die-Cut flowers! How cool is that!!!

    Great Cards Jen : )

  7. I love them all but the aqua mist & green butterfly card is my fave! I wouldn't have thought to pair those two colors together. Very nice!

  8. I love these cards! I wish I could try the try-before-you-buy; unfortunately I don't have a colour printer. :( Hmm, I suppose I could go for a grey look... thanks for the inspiration!

  9. These are fabulous!! My favorites are the first and last!! I love using that idea to try before you buy, I'd forgot about that feature! After seeing your last card, I am going to do that!! I think that paper pack is going in my next cart! oh yeah, I see that you used a punch that I DON'T have!! enabler!

  10. I love them all but the butterflies are my fav! Thanks for the heads up re "try before you buy!..Have a Blessed evening!

  11. Super cards! I see several I want to case. :) I enjoyed the blog hop!!

  12. Wow- you've been busy! Love all the spring-y-ness! :)

  13. Great cards! Love all of them but really like the first one! :)

  14. Four cards... you go girl! I love the butterfly card and how you used the flourishes! I want that set! Good job!

  15. I don't ecen know where to begin Jen! Your fun bright card is the embossing on that border punch. And I love your tip for the "try before you buy" paper...those card are stunning in their simplicity. My favorite one is the last one. I really, really like it. A lot.

  16. Well aren't you the clever one!! I have to remember to try the "try before you buy option!" I always end up buying the paper lol! As for your cards, they are all great CAS cards! I'm particularly in love with the last one, just fabulous!!!

  17. Beautiful Cards! I can't wait till I acn get some of those awesome dies! Love the flower cards

  18. Lovely cards, these are gorgeous!!


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