Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop - Pretty In Pink x 3



For my second attempt at this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop I decided to use my Rainbow Stripes die. I used this die to cut three different patterned papers and by mixing them up I was able to create three different cards fairly quickly. My mother needs a lot of birthday cards to send to her great grandchildren, so I decided to make these fairly flat for mailing.



On the first card I separated the stripes slightly and added a sentiment using one of the Birthday Trio dies and the Heart Border die. I heat embossed 'It's Your' with silver EP and cut two more heart borders out of the more solid pink print. I glued these behind the white heart border, one slightly higher and one slightly lower giving me a pink border around each of the hearts.

The second card doesn't really need much in the way of explanation. I cut out a fourth set of stripes from black cardstock and used the two outer stripes to give me a fine black border. 

For my third card I replaced the center stripe with a stamped sentiment - the word birthday is heat embossed in silver -  and added the designer paper outside of the stripes. I die cut the smallest star from Seeing Stars and heat embossed it with silver EP.

Supplies:
Stamps - Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
Paper - Miss Nelly (Kaiserkraft), white & black CS
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark, silver EP
Dies - By the Numbers, Rainbow Stripes, Seeing Stars, Birthday Trio, Heart Border (PTI)
Other - pink glitter gems, sequins, silver cord, button, 3D foam

28 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Love them all!

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  2. LOVE ALL and how you used that die! So clever! The stars on the second card are my FAV!

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  3. Every one delightful! You made that die look great!

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  4. All 3 cards are wonderful!! Great designs on all of them!

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  5. Beautiful designs! Such a creative way to use the dies, and lovely details!

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  6. How wise you are to make three cards with the mix of patterned strips. And each has its own personality. The first is my favorite with all of the elements pointing to the sentiment. I'll have to remember to stamp in the heart border; it looks great.

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  7. Awesome birthday cards, Connie! Now I feel the need to bump up the Rainbow Stripes dies on my wishlist. Very clever adding a layer of hearts behind the border.

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  8. These are all awesome. My favorite is the third. What an amazing example of creative use of one set. I was never drawn to "Rainbow Stripes"... until now!

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  9. All three are fantastic!
    -Debbie

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  10. Loving all the cards you created!

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  11. I love all three, but my fave is the Happy Birthday one with the stars! I don't use this Rainbow Stripes die often enough. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Love all three of your cards - cool variations on the theme!

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  13. Lovely cards! Great job with the challenge!

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  14. All of your cards are great and I really think that I should use that die now! You`ll be my muse ;-)

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  15. I like all three of your cards! The pattern papers work very well together.

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  16. Love your design with the patterned papers - 3 wonderful creations!

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  17. Love this set of cards & don't think I've seen the rainbow die used with patterned paper before - terrific idea! The last card is my favorite!

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  18. This is a die I don t have and I love what you have made with it! Beautiful cards!

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  19. AWESOME cards! Wow - love all of them. Great designs and I loooove all that pink! XO

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  20. What fabulous designs Connie! The papers together are perfect! And you’ve achieved something unique with each one!

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  21. Brilliant! These are truly fabulous and I adore that you used the same supplies but created such different cards.

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  22. So pretty! Love your composition for these!!

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  23. Wow, Connie.....all three of these are stunners! Love the different looks you created from the same dies and colors! :)

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Thanks so much for your kind comments, they always make my day.