Sunday, September 25, 2011

Papertrey September 2011 Blog Hop


I'm so glad to be joining the Papertrey Blog Hop once again.  I was bummed to miss it last time.  This month we have a wonderful rainbow colored photo for inspiration.


I love those clean lines and the graphic pattern.  Not sure I'd want my floor looking like that, but I do love the photo:)  I found a striped chipboard frame in my stash, bought at the Target dollar spot a few years ago, that was perfect for my card.


You'll have to excuse the poor lighting in this picture.  It's gloomy here and I couldn't get a good shot.

I used the new Bells & Boughs set to create a fun wedding card.  The scored lines help frame the sentiment. 

I also added two horizontal striped pattern images above and below the sentiment for visual interest.  The solid blue rectangles were mistakes.  I actually placed the stamp backwards on the block and didn't realize it until I stamped onto the base.  Instead of throwing it out I chose to flip the stamp over (the right way) and stamp pink lines over the blue blocks.

Happy hopping!






All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Bells & Boughs, Botanical Silhouettes, Grunge Me
Paper:   Stampers Select White
Ink:   Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow, Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Other:  Bells & Boughs dies, scor-pal, chipboard frame (Target), pink DMC floss, pink rhinestones

53 comments:

Kara said...

gorgoeus!! love the scoring near the sentiment and the striped frame looks so cute!!

Leigh said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Sara! I love your take on the challenge and how you added the score line to your sentiment!

Karen C. said...

The stamped frame is awesome! I really like how you've incorporated the blue ribbon on the bottom corner of the card.

Marge said...

This is AWESOME & I love that perfect little scored addition next to your sentiment!!! I NEED this set!

Lynn said...

Sara, that frame is perfect for the challenge...love all the colors...and oooh...the detail of how you focused your sentiment with those score lines is fabulous!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Love your layout!

Kelly S. said...

What a sweet card, Sara! I love where the inspiration photo took you, such adorable colors and patterns for a wedding card. LOVE those bells tucked inside the square and your scoring around the sentiment!

Maureen said...

see! this is why we never throw anything away...we wait for the perfect card!! That frame is perfect!!! ACK!! love the score lines too...always simple and effective :) hugs to you Sara!!

Kay said...

Very nice! I really love that striped frame- even cooler that you found it in your stash! : )

Rebecca said...

what a gorgeous idea for a wedding card!

Agnieszka said...

such a fun and bright design! Love it!

jen said...

that frame is perfect- and I LOVE your scored lines framing the sentiment!! :D

Deanna Jean said...

What a fun and bright card. I love the frame. And the scoring in the perfect touch.

paperella said...

What a beautiful design! Love everything about it, from the layout to the bright colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love it, love it. Your design is fabulous. What a great card.

Amber said...

Such great design on this! My favorite is how you scored around the sentiment! So well done!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun framework!

Kristin said...

I really love this. The blue squares are actually my fave- little mistakes like that can be the best *finds* sometimes. It adds Tge perfect visual interest :)

Keva said...

Oh, Sara, this is so cool. LOVE the frame. Really cool and modern card.

Susie said...

Beautiful card - genius design work.

Shauna K said...

such a great take on the inspiration photo- love the window box effect!!

Robin said...

What a brilliant take on the inspiration... great to see some of the new sets!
Robin

Karen said...

This is such a creative take on the challenge. I just love it---your sentiment strip is perfection.

Terri said...

Great card! Love the striped frame and how you used the bells for a wedding card too!

Inkyfingers said...

This is awesome Sara. I love how you scored the lines to emphasise the beautiful sentiment and the little blue rectangles look great - a real happy accident.
Hugs
Carol x

Joyce said...

Oh, I just love this. How brilliant to make a wedding card. I was just thinking to myself last night if those bells could be used as wedding bells. I love how you used scoring to encase your sentiment, and allowed a break where the sentiment was too big. I'm definitely going to try that.

Sonia said...

Fabulous!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love the little frame. Those scoring lines are a great embellishment. The sentiment you used is one of the best fonts PTI has released. Love the little stamped image above/below the scored lines.

Dana said...

Great design!!! Love the colors!!

Christina said...

This is one of my very favorites on the blog hop! I love the striped frame, wedding bells, and even your "mistake". Beautifully crisp, clean, and colorful!

Gayatri said...

Love the frame and gorgeous card, Sara!

Linda said...

Great card!

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Such a great idea to use the bells for a wedding card and the striped frame is perfect!

Stephanie said...

Sara......This is just perfect for the challenge! I love your little "dollar spot" frame.....How wonderful that you finally got to use it! Beautiful card!

Karen H. said...

A wedding card - what a great use for that stamp set (definitely filing that idea away!). Love the sweet colors on this card.

Jen Adcock said...

So glad you made it. Happy to not have to miss this beauty. Needless to sat that striped square frame is fabulous! The perfect wedding card. So lovely!

Lori said...

Fun card! Love how you framed the bells.

Laurie said...

Sara I love your card! That popped up frame is so pretty!

Caren B said...

Really like this card, especially the embossed lines around the sentiment.

Diane Jaquay said...

Sara, this is GORGEOUS!!

Amy said...

Oh I love the scoring Sara! This is a fantastic card!! Love the little bells!

Jen Carter said...

This is wonderful!! Love the colors on the frame and that you hung the bells from it! The scoring at the bottom is just the perfect accent!

Chere M. said...

That was a happy mistake and now you know you can stamp a solid square with the backside of your stamp. I love how you scored the bottom of the card. Whole card is magnificient as usual. Sorry I couldn't play this time around.

Cath said...

LOVE this card, Sara! So moxie fab! :)

Auntie Em said...

So pretty! Love your embossed stripes around the sentiment. Great idea!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Kelly said...

found you via moxie fab blog! beautiful card.

Tina M said...

Ohh I love this...the way you did the score lines for the sentiment...wow, really makes it pop. I also love your honesty...way to go on turning around the little ooops and making it work for you :)

Congrats on being featured on Moxie Fab World today!

pcrusberg said...

Wonderful card! I'm with you on that floor though. I like the way that you turned your little mishap with the stamp into something great.

Sue Lelli said...

Saw your card on the Moxie Fab post. So glad Cath featured it because I was able to see this truly GORGEOUS card!

scrappergrl said...

Such a cute card! Love the colors!!

Chunyuan said...

beautiful card. Congrats on the Moxie Fab shout out.

Deirdre said...

So beautiful - congrats on the Moxie shout out.

Helen F. said...

Sara this is a really fun Wedding card. Congrats on your MFW shout out too!