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Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink November 2011 Blog Hop

 For this month's blog hop inspiration we've selected something perfect for the 
upcoming holidays.  Embrace the festive red and green color scheme or perhaps 
the gingham and toile patterns that are prominent.  The ice skates, evergreens and 
snowflakes used to adorn the banister could possibly be another source of inspiration. 
 

I love the new Papertrey Ink Loves Lives Here: Holiday stamp and die set. There's great details to choose from and many relate so nicely to this month's Blog Hop inspirational photo.

Pine boughs and the traditional red and green colour scheme gave me some starting points for my cards. The angel is such a pretty stamp, and with matching dies for the body and wings, it creates a beautiful focal image. I had so much fun using this set I ended up making several different colour combinations.

First up: three cards using a colour scheme of Cranberry and Garden Green.
I started by cutting an oval from SU Confetti White card stock and then randomly stamping the pine boughs over the entire area. The little heart trio was stamped amongst the pine. The Angel and wings were die cut and then stamped with Cranberry(angel) and Blush (wings) and then positioned on the oval background. Some Pure Poppy felt was used to die cut the little heart that the angel is holding.  Another oval was cut in order to create a green matting for the focal panel.

The sentiment panel was stamped with more pine boughs and hearts, along with the sentiment and then added to the front card panel. Stampin'Up's Square Lattice embossing folder creates a very textured background for the Angel and the sentiment panels. SU's Confetti White card stock was used for the main card base and it creates a bit of a rustic impression.
The inside always deserves some attention. I used the pine boughs and hearts to add a border to the lower edge of the card and added a sentiment.


The second set of cards used Holiday Red and Sweet Leaf with Sunny Yellow wings. Most of the same details from my "Cranberry Angel" card were repeated in these cards. I added some glitter pen to the yellow wings and the heart was made with several layers of Holiday Red card stock, as I didn't have the right felt to match this colour.

Inside of Card:


Finally, I made one card using a non traditional color scheme with a dusty pink (Hollyhock and Blush) and light green (Sweet Leaf) combo. This is a repeat of the original design with the addition of Raspberry Fizz felt for the heart and a change in the inside sentiment.

Inside of Card:

When I finished I had a set of six cards for my Christmas stash!!



I also stamped the back of each card using a sentiment from the original Love Lives Here.

All Cards share the following Details:
Stamps:  Love Lives Here: Holiday; Love Lives Here
Papers:  SU Confetti White
Dies: Love Lives Here: Holiday Collection; Love Lives Here (heart)
Other Supplies:  Creative Memories Oval cutting system; SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder; corner rounder.

Additional Details
1. Cranberry Angel Card
Inks:  Close to My Heart: Cranberry, Blush, Garden Green
Papers:  CTMH: Cranberry, Garden Green
Other Supplies:  PTI: Pure Poppy felt (heart)

2. Holiday Red Angel Card
Inks: Close to My Heart: Holiday Red, Sunny Yellow, Sweet Leaf
Papers:  CTMH: Holiday Red; SU: Certainly Celery
Other Supplies:  Sakura Gel Glitter Pens: Clear & Yellow

3. Pink Angel Card
Inks:  Close to My Heart: Hollyhock, Blush, Sweet Leaf
Papers: SU: Certainly Celery; Bazzill: Dusty Rose
Other Supplies:  PTI: Raspberry Fizz Felt (heart)

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.
Karen C.

33 comments:

Kara said...

So pretty. Great set!!!

Victoria said...

Beautiful cards! Perfect interpretation of the photo!

Marge said...

GORGEOUS -- love your BG panel & the inside details too!!!

Kay said...

These are just delightful! I love the background stamping behind the beautiful angel!!!

Luanne said...

I love these. I may have to use this set next year, it made an awesome card. TFS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear! What a beautiful collection of cards! A real homespun look!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card, tfs

Tammy said...

Lovely set of cards. That rich cranberry set is my fave!

Lisa said...

Very cute, love your homespun look and the sprinkling of hearts!

Joyce said...

These are all so very nice.

Terri said...

Great job on all of them!

Kathy W said...

Very pretty cards; I love the angel in this set. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Lelli said...

Karen, LOVE the pine bough stamping and that FAB angel! BEAUTIFUL inside and out! This was truly handmade with heart!

Rema said...

Fabulous card! I have that set too and love it.....

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely cards karen. I love that stamp set and the impression plate you used.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you continued the boughs on the insides. So lovely.

Suzanne Russell said...

So beautiful, Karen, in each of the different colors no less! I love all of the texture and details you have included.

Stephanie Lee said...

pretty cards! love the embossed bkground!

Julie said...

Love the embossing and the colours and the stamps and dies. The inside is lovely and the sentiment says it all ! Lovely Christmas card!

Kim said...

Your angel cards are just beautiful and in any color too.

Helen F. said...

Hi Karen, these sets are beautiful both inside and out!! Love the angel image too.
PS: Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a lovely comment.
Fall Elegance is an older set but it has some pretty images and sentiments :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome. Love the different color combinations. The cranberry is fabulous. Love the paper behind the angel as well as the IP you used.

Leigh said...

These are so pretty, Karen! I love how you stamped the background for the angel with the boughs and tiny hearts!

Kelly S. said...

We were thinking alike, Karen :)! I love how you stamped the oval for the background. Your angel is so sweet holding that little heart and the textured background looks amazing in red!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

so pretty! love the inside stamping!

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Audrey said...

Beautiful job Karen! The stamping inside is a beautiful finishing touch.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous , wow ! Your angel cards are beautiful. Love your embossed background .

Linda said...

Lovely cards! You did an amazing job!

Mommy said...

The "Love Lives Here" stamp sets from PTI are some of my favorites and your cards are soooo beautiful! I just love the angel and the many other little stamps included in this set. Love the way you used the holly with the hearts too! Merry Christmas!

Ally said...

So many pretty color combos! The pink is my favorite, but I love them all! Beautiful cards. ;-)

Cyndie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous set of cards! Love the way you did the angel and wings, and those beautiful pine boughs. And I love that your card insides are just as beautiful--I tend to neglect that!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Karen, that texture is gorgeous! And LOVE all the sweet little hearts and the angel...

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous cards! Wonderful texture, colors and way to go on finishing the insides too!!