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25 Aug 2009

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop!




Hello and happy Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop Day!! I'm still waiting for my PTI autumn stamps (boo! the postal system!) so I did my own thing this month.......

This month's hop is all about Autumn and......well......I'll just let Nichole tell you herself.....;)

"......create a project inspired by any aspect of fall. How about texture like fabrics, burlap, corduroy or stitching. Then there is color with hues found in autumn leaves, fall berries and other late season delectables. Patterns or motifs such as leaves, pumpkins, wheat and more."

I tried to get out of my comfort zone and into my "courage" zone by making my own patterned paper, stamping/embossing a bit to create texture and using those gorgeous fall hues that I would not necessarily have put together!!

I also used Lisa Johnson's fabulous post regarding ruffling th
e saddle stitch ribbon- very cool!




Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Trademarks, Everyday Classics, Background Basics Retro (on the leaves)
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Vintage Cream
Ink: Chai, Scarlet Jewel
Accessories: Stamping UP! Birds and Blooms Sizzlits Die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, Threading Water border punch (Fiskars), Vintage cream button, twine,



45 comments:

  1. That is so pretty! I just love the color choices! And I must have that die! Stunning! And you are on my sidebar already (lost my blog roll but still have my LPS team!). Ha!

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  2. LOVE it!!!! The colors and ribbon and polka dots are awesome!

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  3. Love your color combo and how you stamped the pp. Great job!

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  4. I love your homemade patterned paper - it's really rustic!
    Great job with the ribbon too - I so need to try this!
    Aimes
    x

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  5. Rockin awesome Bonnie - SO rich with the colors and I'm so jealous that you got to try Lisa's gathering technique - turned out really great. FUN fall card.

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  6. Great embossed dots and wonderful ribbon element as well. You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  7. Great color combo! I love the various textures you've put together on this card, too.

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  8. This gets my "WOW"!!! LOVE it!!!

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  9. Very pretty! I love the colors you put together, so warm!

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  10. It turned out gorgeous. Way to use your courage! I love the dry embossing with the wet embossing. And the color combination is perfect!

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  11. Beautiful card. I love the fall colors!

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  12. Darn postal system!! :) I like how you used Trademarks as a background stamp.

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  13. Wow, this is a stunning card! I love it!

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  14. Sorry you didn't get your goodies in time, but you sure did an outstanding job with this card!!

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  15. Oh this is completly YUMMY Bonnie! Your colors and ribbon is just gorgeous! Beautifully done!

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  16. Darn that postal system! :) Love your fun stamped bg and the flowers too! So cute!

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  17. BONNIE...this is fabulous

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  18. So many great elements on your card. Love it when stampers bravely step out of their comfort zones! :)

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  19. Wow, great use of the stamp sets! I just love everything about this card.

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  20. I seriously need to get some of that ribbon so I can try that out! I looks incredible on your card! I love the colors you chose to use... so elegant and fall-ish.

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  21. beautiful, I LOVE that ribbon and your colour combo is great.

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  22. You did a marvelous job, love that ribbon treatment!

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  23. Gorgeous card! I love all the layering!

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  24. Love the colors on this - - and the great ribbon treatment.

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  25. Beautiful card. Goes to show what can be done with color, not always needing the seasonal stamps.

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  26. A beautiful card . . . . love the ribbon, the flower, everything!

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  27. Hey Bonnie...Cuteness all over!

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  28. Nice job. I especially like your background paper.

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  29. LOVE this!! Great job on the ribbon!!

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  30. love the flower with the button and the yummy ribbon!

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  31. Fun card! Love the colors and the textures!!!

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  32. so so beautiful!! I love the scrunched ribbon!

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  33. Fabulous colors together, Bonnie -- beautiful card!

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  34. Beautiful colors together! Love the ribbon, the flowers and the layout. Love the entire card!!

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  35. So pretty with so many creative elements...I tried that ruffled ribbon also...I really like yours!!

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  36. Wonderfully elegant card. Love all the dif textures and patterns you brought together.

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  37. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors and layout.

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  38. soooo pretty! love the patterns you combined and the gathered ribbon is grogeous!

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  39. Totally cool how you used the Trademarks set for your BG--I'll have to try that!

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  40. Love the ruffled ribbon and the different colours used, great card!

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  41. Ooh, that ribbon treatment again! Very pretty card!

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