Saturday, May 25, 2013

Papertrey Blog Hop: Bouquet Builders

This is my THIRD post today!!!

Today is the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  They have given us seven different gorgeous color schemes to choose from and challenged us to create a floral project.  On a whim, I decided to find the oldest floral Papertrey set that I had - it's called Green Thumb and comes from the second ever release in March of 2007.  (FYI - I have the very first set too - Paper Tray- and it has a little flower blossom in it, but I just couldn't build a bouquet with it!)  The butterfly and sentiment did come from slightly newer sets!

birthday wishes


I actually started out this challenge by challenging myself to colors that I find challenging.  Didja follow that?  One of the other color schemes includes a couple of colors that I just never use.  So I actually started out with this card.

Happy Birthday window


I don't dislike this card, but I so love bold colors on white (like the first card), that I just can't be happy with this one.

I am looking forward to being able to hop through all of the entries - bouquets of flowers - it's going to be gorgeous!


BIG NEWS: The downloadable Copic charts for color matches to Stampin' Up and
Papertrey Ink have been updated for the brand new Stampin' Up colors and the
most recent Papertrey Ink colors.  The link to these charts is on my side bar to the right!!


Birthday Wishes (bold colors):
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Green Thumb, Beautiful Butterflies, Up, Up & Away (sentiment)
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest
  • Ink: Paperrey Ink Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 3 and Layerz, Double-Ended Banners, Woodgrain Impression plate, Orange Zest button, twine
Happy Birthday (muted colors):
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Green Thumb, Tag-Its 10 (sentiment)
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Fine Linen
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Winter Wiseria, Lavender Moon, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 3 and Layerz, Cane Print Impression Plate, Fine Linen ribbon, misc gems and pearls

44 comments:

Kara said...

gorgeosu cards!! love the frame inside the window!! awesome!

Dana Nelson said...

Lovely use of color!

Linda said...

Love the design of your cards. So beautiful.

Leigh said...

I love how you made the same beautiful card, but changed the colours! What a great idea!

TeresaAngelina said...

Hello Kim - how did you make the frame? Its a die, yes, but are there two that you cut? I am a relative newbie :)

craftmates said...

lovely card. - irma

andrea smith. said...

such a fun & cheery card(s)!

Linda Suarez said...

Fabulous cards Kim! I especially love the first one - one of my favorite color combos!

Marcia said...

How simple but absolutely lovely! :0)

Nicole Parmentier said...

Love the CAS look of your cards, you really made those colors pop!!

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous set of CAS cards!!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are beautiful...love the window effect!!

LINDA M said...

Very sweet cards. Love the reverse die cutting. It really makes your stamped image pop. Both color schemes really look great.

artful-notions said...

Isn't it amazing how changing color schemes can affect the mood? One so calm and sweet, the other bold and beautiful! Lovely.

Sarah Thomson said...

Love both versions of this card.

cm said...

Beautiful cards, Kim! Thank you for sharing how you transitioned from one to the other, with stunning results in each case. So much inspiration!
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Jacquie Southas said...

Great design - love seeing the two color schemes, but have to admit the first one is my favorite!

maryrose said...

So stinkin cute! Sweet little windows of flowers! LOVE them!

carefree creations said...

I have this set but it intimidates me. These are beautiful cards! I love the Mat Stack frame. And your bow is awesome.

Marlena M. said...

True perfection Kim~in both color schemes!

samantha's cards said...

very pretty!

Cassandra said...

Just stunning Kim. What a wonderful way to use one of my favourite dies. You have inspired me!

Lindsey said...

Kim, I love these cards...especially the first but that's just because I'm a bold-color-loving girl as well. I love how you switched up your embellishments and placement of the sentiments in the cards. The subtle texture and negative die cut stamping is awesome.

Luanne said...

Absolutely delightful!! Love these wonderful cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

Oh WOW!! This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your Take on the Bouquet Color Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend!! =)

Annheidel said...

I love how you framed the flowers! It's wonderful to see an older set get used. Love your cards!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Lovely! I really like the pop of the orange elements on the first card. So eye catching.

Joyce said...

I love both of these. The flower is such a cool looking one. I like how you stamped within a die cut window.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim both of your cards are fabulous, love the window and such an interesting flower.

Tanis Scott said...

These are both gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

both of your cards are just so pretty and I just happen to have that very stamp, doing the happy dance right about now! Love it both colors to, so fun and just beautiful!!!

Marybeth said...

Funny I love them both,but I love the second one best ! I am not sure I have ever seen that stamp. Love the way you framed them.

Kristi said...

These are both so gorgeous! I like the look of the soft colors as well as the brights!

mypapercraftworld said...

These are both so lovely, Kim, love the soft pastel shades as well as the bold, vibrant ones ... the framing is fantastic! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

As always, Kims, excellent flawless creations! The bold is certainly more "you," but the pastel is enchanting!!

(Thank you for the head's up about the win! xxoo)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Haven't done a lot of softs lately, either ... But you have reminded me how much I used to love them! Hugs xxx

Jenny said...

These are both gorgeous Kim.... I have that set and hadn't realised it was so old!! Love the shaped frame to show of those pretty blooms :0)

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards! I love them both! :)

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous design - both colour variations are very striking :)

BeverlyBL said...

So pretty. I love the bright colors too but congratulations for going out of your comfort zone. Anybody would be happy to receive either card. Good job.

A Crafty Person said...

Two beautiful cards. I especially like your yellow and orange one, but I am partial to that color scheme. Congrats on being showcased in the Papertrey Newsletter.

Greta said...

Congrats on being showcased! What a brilliant idea to use that die as a window! I'm pinning your cards so I won't forget to give that a try.

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