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:

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

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  2. Love the design of your cards. So beautiful.

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

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

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

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  6. How simple but absolutely lovely! :0)

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

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  8. what a gorgeous set of CAS cards!!

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

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

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

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  12. Love both versions of this card.

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

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

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

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

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  17. True perfection Kim~in both color schemes!

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

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  19. 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.

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  20. Absolutely delightful!! Love these wonderful cards!

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  21. 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!! =)

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

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

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

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

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  26. 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!!!

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  27. 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.

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

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

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  30. 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)

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

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  32. 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)

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  33. Beautiful cards! I love them both! :)

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  34. Gorgeous design - both colour variations are very striking :)

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  35. 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.

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  36. 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.

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  37. 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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