Friday, July 25, 2014

papertrey ink July 2014 hop: reason to smile.


Click HERE for CAS-ual Friday Challenge 134, the last one for 2014 & a Give-a-way!


It's that time again, the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop!

Check out the inspiration photo:



So, I should start by saying that I love that red/white gingham...a lot.  I even started cutting strips of cardstock to do some paper weaving and then ditched the idea.

I tend to always fall back on the Phrase Play collection:

cardstock:  PTI pure poppy/vintage cream  paper:  Echo Park for the record  stamps:  PTI phrase play #1  ink:  hero arts hues  other:  PTI phrase play #1 die, impress wood button, may arts twine

So here goes:

gingham:  switched it up and used green/white gingham
red/cream colors:  used it with phrase play #1
doily:  check
floral bouquet:  check
buttons:  check
wooden spools:  wooden button
thread:  twine











I can't wait to see how everyone else was inspired!




42 comments:

  1. Beautiful...love the patterned paper choices.

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  2. the die really pops against the other lighter colors. Fabulous!

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  3. Those papers are perfect for the inspiration photo! Love the dies too!

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  4. Beautiful Amy!! Love the papers and your design is perfect!!

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  5. Love your patterned Paper choices and I thinnk The Phrase Play is always a winner, it always looks great!!

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  6. This came out so super CAS I need to get that die, I have the stamp set, but they ran out of the die when I ordered. I love the colors you chose. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  7. Fun card! Love that pop of red!

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  8. Love this ,Amy! Now I wish I bought this die.....love the papers you chose !

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  9. Pretty card. Love the softness of the pattern papers against the red.

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  10. Love the use of the Phrase Play die here! Cute card!

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  11. A lovely card. So well thought out and put together.

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  12. this is beautiful Amy!
    What a GREAT card!!

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  13. This is very striking with the red and patterned papers! Great card!

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  14. Love how you were inspired. What a fun card you came up with!

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  15. This is beautiful, Amy! Love the papers and sentiment!

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  16. Yep... So fabulous - those dang Phrase Play dies are great dies to "fall back" on! Love the green gingham - my fave!

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  17. Amy, I love the Phrase Play die here and your color scheme is fab! Even without the "woven red & white" gingham ;-)

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  18. Beautiful! I love this Phrase Play die and stamp set!

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  19. I love this, Amy! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  20. Love the pretty papers and the bright red die cut!

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  21. Great Card! the phrase die and the pattern papers look so good together!

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  22. You pulled out so many elements of the inspiration photo! Wonderful!!

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  23. Well done Amy! I love the pattern papers!

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  24. Oh love this Amy! The colors you chose are fabulous! I need that die now!! So cute!!

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  25. This is awesome! I love the slight angle and the patterns you have put together with the bright red! Love it!

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  26. love, love, love this fun card, Amy!!

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  27. I really like the way you used all the different elements in a unique way. All is balanced perfectly. Such a nice classic look!

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  28. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW Amy!! This is so SWEET!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! Such a GREAT take on the Challenge!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  29. I think the phrase play die was used in a way to really make it stand out.

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  30. This is so striking! Greetings from your neighbor to the south!

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  31. This is just lovely. I love your mix of PP.

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  32. I like your take on PTI's inspiration board. It's fresh and modern. Always a pleasure to see your stuff, Miss Amy!

    YOu are in my thoughts...hope you're doing okay over there!

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  33. Love the sweet little flower posies in the two lower circles.
    I'm guessing you stamped those from various sets?

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  34. You rocked that die and PP mixing, girl!

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  35. Coming in to comment so late, all the 'good' words have bee taken, so I'll just echo the others: a most marvelous card! You've given me a 'reason to smile' simply by sharing it with us!
    Hugs~c

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Cheers,
~amy~