Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

 Hello, welcome!  Today is the Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop and I'm excited that this month I actually have time to play along.  I was so inspired by this month's inspiration photo (see below) and the colors and textures that I created three different cards.
For my first card, I used the Bibliophile stamp set and coordinating dies (this set is fantastic) along with the Fancy Tea Cup die to create a birthday card for one of the ladies in my book club.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love reading.  If I don't have a book that I'm reading I feel lost.  I carry a book with me everywhere I go, I mostly read at night (sometimes very late into the night/morning) but if I'm really drawn into a book I will read while cooking dinner, waiting in line at a store or waiting to pick up one of my kids.  People have asked me how I find the time to read so much and my answer is simple, I watch very little television and I make time to read because it's something that brings me joy.  Yes I had to add the little tea label with string because there's nothing better than curling up with a good book and a cup of tea especially on a cold or rainy day.
For my next card, I used the stamp sets Noted along with the coordinating Hello die and the set Ombre Builders.  The one stamp within the Ombre Builders set made me think of the strands of wool in bright colors from the inspiration photo.  I used that stamp and stamped it twice for each color, then trimmed down what I stamped, adhered it to the front of a white card base and added my die cut Hellos and a few sequins in the matching colors and stamped my sentiment.
For my final card, I created a birthday card inspired not only from the inspiration photo for the hop but from Betsy's Make-it-Monday #222: Die Cut Kissing.  Click on the link and be sure to watch Betsy's video because it's a fun technique where stamping and die cuts come together to create something unique.
I used the stamp sets Beautiful Butterflies and Think Big Favorites #13 along with the Filigree Border Die to "Kiss" my inked up butterfly stamp to (Butterfly Kisses, lol).

That's it from me, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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21 comments:

Kara said...

love the books and teacup!

Birgit said...

Lynn, you've been a busy gal! I love all of your gorgeous cards! The first is just stunning with the books and tea cup. I'm so wishing I had gotten the books, now they are sitting in my ever growing wish list. The "kissed" butterflies are beautifully detailed!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lynn, all three of you cards are beautiful! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

GIRL! You went crazy on this --- in the best possible way! I love all three cards! Wasn't this the prettiest color palette ever?? You rocked it, as always! Have a wonderful day my friend! XOXOXO

artful-notions said...

Adore all 3, Lynn, especially the first! So clever to create a book card. I love reading too, currently a book called, 'Bread and Wine'. Lovely light reading, highly recommend it! Your 'kissing card is breathtaking! Beautiful rich images!

Gina said...

Oh, all three are wonderful - but that butterfly card is so unique! I can't wait to watch Betsy's video after seeing your card.

Jacquie Southas said...

Wonderful cards! Absolutely love the texture and colors on your butterflies.

Marybeth said...

All three are wonderful Lynn! No tv surely frees up wasted time . Love how the butterflies turned out and the books with cup look great!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is triple magnificent in every way, Lynn! That book card looks like a real book cover, a fantastic poster, a work of art! Your note card is simple, but vibrant and cheery! And your kissing technique worked like a charm on your gorgeous butterflies! Go to the head of the class!! Hugs, Darnell (PS Congratulations on the {almost} 600 followers!!)

cissi said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the one with the books maybe because I love books too. I work as a librarian and the worst thing about it is that I borrow to much books:)

Keri said...

I can't choose a favorite! Your cards are gorgeous!

Imke said...

Adorable card trio. My favorite are the butterflies. I like how you´ve added the die cuts.

Cindy H. said...

I absolutely love your Book card! I wanted the Bibliophile stamp set but put it on my wish list. I think you've just tipped the scales to buying it sooner rather than later :)

Leigh Penner said...

These all make me so happy! Fabulous cards, Lynn!

maryrose said...

Every card is lovely! I feel the same way about books, and tea, and rainy days. And the way you added the tea bag string? Perfect!

Clare said...

Wow, these are such gorgeous cards! My real question for you is where do you find all the good books?! I love reading too! Love what you did with the sentiment on the second card - so unique!

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

Each of your cards is gorgeous! the butterfly card is exquisite and those colors are so yummy! I really like your hello card too - very mod!

Rema said...

Awesome take on the challenge. Love them all!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Lynn!! Love your book card...I too NEED a book going at all times, and would much rather read than watch television!! And your butterfly card is amazing!! I love the look of the Filigree die cut on the butterfly bodies...SO elegant! :0)

bjmartin said...

Wow, you were busy! Love all three takes on the challenge!

Helen F. said...

Three beautiful cards ~ You captured this technique perfectly, Lynn