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Monday, August 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink August 2014 Blog Hop

 August blog hop inspiration
It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop Challenge (details here) Nichole Heady provided this inspiration photo from Kate Spade's stationary line and challenged us to make a postcard style project. Here are some of the other suggestions:
  • Create a bold border using the chisel tip of a marker
  • Gold embossed polka dots!
  • A gold embossed sentiment on a crisp white card.
  • A simple color scheme  - white with  a splash of colour
  • Create a fun and festive envelope liner for your card.

I made a little note card and envelope.
I used the Striped Hibiscus Burst Patterned Paper to make an envelope liner. 
You can see the note card  peeking out of the envelope!!

I choose a simple colour scheme
Stamper's Select White Card Stock
with a "splash" of Hibiscus Burst 
Gold Embossing Details 
Postcard Style: Library Card Tag Die

The Library Card Die was cut once as a full card and then a narrow piece of white card stock and another of striped paper was cut from the bottom portion to avoid the tag die hole and allow me to create the top focal panel. 

Gold Embossed Polka Dots: Polka Dot Basics
Gold Embossed Circle (Label Basics)
Gold Embossed Butterfly (Butterfly Dreams) + copic markers
Hibiscus  Burst Striped Patterned Paper (layered under the polka dot panel)

Gold Embossed SentimentPostmarks

Enjoy the Blog Hop!!
Karen C.


Connie MacFarlane said...

Love this Karen! The pink stripes and gold polka dots are a perfect pair.

Rema said...

So pretty Karen! Love the pink and gold together also the butterfly at the top...

Karen said...

Lovely card!

Martha said...

Karen, this is simply beautiful!
I love how you were inspired!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great card & envelope set!

Diana K said...

Love the stripes with the dots! Such a beautiful set.

Joyously Noelle said...

What a lovely set you made!

3 Happy Crafters said...

Simply beautiful, Karen!