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25 Jul 2009

July Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!!




Ooooooo! I get so excited about the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

There is so much to be inspired by when we bee-bop around to everyone's site and see what they are doing with this month's theme!


The July theme, is to incorporate TEXT into your creation.
So, my thought was to tear a flower from an old book and then add a sentiment. Quick and easy.

I found a bunch of old books downstairs and prepared to rip and create. I then discovered they were all Danielle Steele novels, which my Mother-in-law loves so I really couldn't rip them up.



I kept digging and found some old text books which turned out to be all about the History of Canada and I really didn't feel right tearing up Canada's history so I kept on searching.......ripping up books is not easy! I love reading and I just feel bad.......but then.....

I found an old Entertainment magazine which definitely should have been pitched ages ago.....but by that time my whole idea had changed!




I ended up using the Boss-Kut birdie die and cut it out of one of the pages which I think turned out fabulous!!

The sketch is from Cindy's sketch from the Dare to Get Dirty challenges going on right now on Splitcoaststampers and it also follows Becca Feeken's Punch it out theme!

Thanks for listening to my mumbling and for looking!!




Stamps: Everyday Classics (Papertrey Ink); Broad Stripe Backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: True Black, Summer Sunrise, Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black (Memento)
Accessories: Little Bird Die (Bosskut); Classic Inverted Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Scalloped Punch (Stamping UP!); Crystals (Zva Creative);


47 comments:

  1. ADORABLE!!!! Love the wordie birdie and the swirl song!!!

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  2. Bonnie this is fantastic - I laughed at how you couldn't tear up a Canadian history book :-) I couldn't do that to a book either - but your project is just adorable.

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  3. Love it! I found an old dictionary that I plan to start ripping out of!

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  4. Aawww that birdie is fantastic! It's so cute! The whole card is perfect!

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  5. Just love that little chickie

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  6. Love this!!!! tfs!!

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  7. that's super cute!!

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  8. Adorable!!! I just love it!! :)

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  9. cute cute cute cute cute (again, slapping my forhead wondering why I didn't think of making a cute little bird die cute with text designer paper on it.... sheesh) :-)

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  10. fabulous card! Love it!

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  11. Love it, and you put a chick on your card too.

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  12. I'm glad, I'm not the only one feeling bad for cutting books. Anyways, your card looks fantabulous!! Such a sweet chick!

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  13. This is cute! I love the color combination (will have to try it out for myself!) and the singing text bird.

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  14. Too cute! I just want to pinch your lil' birds cheeks! TFS :)

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  15. Bonnie, this is totally AWESOME! I love what you used to create the bird and the crystals coming out of the mouth. So pretty!!

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  16. Love that little birdy! So cute!

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  17. love the text bird!

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  18. I love the birdie!! So cute!

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  19. I think I would worry if you DIDN'T have trouble tearing up books! Great idea and great colors!

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  20. OMG - LOVE this! How cute is that bird?! Great colors to :)

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  21. Awwww, what a sweet little bird! I love the rhinestone embellishment. :)

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  22. OMG Bonnie I just LOVE it

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  23. Too darn cute! Birdie looks like he's burping bling! (in a good way!) Those history text books were probably mine by the way...don't you DARE rip them up!! ;) Love, your daughter.

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  24. This is SO cool! I love that little bird & how fab that it's a magazine page. The way you did the bling as his little song is priceless! :O)

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  25. OMG - LOVE this! How cute is that bird?!!! Great colors too :~)

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  26. Love this card... everything about it! Great job.

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  27. I think your card turned out FANTASTIC! I just love the graphic colors and that too cute for words birdie!! :>

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  28. Love your card! What a great idea and a great design. I wouldn't be able to tear up a book, either. =)

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  29. Aack - so cute Bonnie! Love the birdie, simply precious!

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  30. I love your card! The bird is adorable.

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  31. Sweet bird! I'd like to try that on a card!

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  32. Very cute. I almost did a bird with text in it too.

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  33. The text birdie is super! -- and like it's singing bling!

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  34. So cute! I love the bird's "song".

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  35. That is so cute!! I can just hear that birdie singing a beautiful song.

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  36. This is just DARLING!!!!!

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  37. Love the flourish from the bird's mouth! I don't think I could tear up a book either, but will give a magazine a try.

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  38. This is just too cute for words! I love it!

    Hugs, Becky

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  39. oh my! This is some serious cuteness! That little bird is adorable! Best wishes from Morocco!

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  40. I love this! The text on the singing bird is just too cute!

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  41. Oh, how cute!! I agree that cutting up books is a bit traumatic -- the first cut is the hardest... (sung to the tune that goes with "The first cut is the deepest..." -- at least I think those are the words, and if not, or if you don't know the song, you're completely puzzled right now!). Anyway, love your card. Perfect sentiment. And those gemmy swirls are divine! All around great card!

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  42. Love your chick and fun bling accent. The color combo was stunning as well. Super fun and fresh use of text.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  43. Oh, this is SO cute! I love the adorable little birdy and his "bling song"!

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  44. I love your idea! I always say I am going to pick up some old books at a garage sale or something to use just for crafting...but do I? But I DO have a Danielle Steel book that I am NOT afraid to cut up! I haven't even read it...it was a gift...at least it will be used!

    This came out great!

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  45. I'm right there with you about ripping up the books,lol, but a magazine page that could drive the theme of the card is way too clever!!

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