Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink's July 2017 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop!  This month Nichole gave us a beautiful inspiration photo done in all soft blue's and white...take a look:


While I'm assuming this is a wedding invitation, I went a little off direction towards creating a stationery set and using the soft blues (Blueberry Sky) and white, gold, seam binding ribbon, and flowers.  


I made a set of 4 single sided note cards using the new Stemmed Statements set and then clear embossed them before blending a bit of Blueberry Sky ink over the flowers.  The sentiment (from Winter Woods) was embossed in gold and I also embossed the edges in gold before mounting to a Blueberry Sky base.  I made matching envelopes with the Blueberry Sky DSP, and because I had strips of the DSP left over, I added a small strip to the left hand side of each of the note cards.


And of course I had to stamp the flower on the outside of the coordinating envelope so it all matched!


I used one of the clear plastic boxes that PTI sends their stamp sets in to house my set of note cards, and then did a belly band of the same Blueberry Sky DSP along with a piece of seam binding ribbon and a little lace flower that I dipped in Autumn Rose ink.


And now I have a beautiful little set of note cards ready to be gifted to one of my friends who has a birthday next month!  Nothing like being a little a head of the game...love it!!  :0)

Now it's time for my favorite part of the blog hop...to go hopping and see how everyone else was inspired by this month's beautiful photo!  You can check it all out right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by...I love it when you do!  And pssssst...today is my 1000th POST...that's a LOT of cards since I started my blog back in the Fall of 2012!!  Happy times!!

26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful set! I love the sponging over the embossed flower!

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  2. What a great gift! My favorite is the touch of gold embossing around the edges of the front panels. Just perfect!

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  3. Aahh, so pretty! Your friend will love her handmade notecard set! I especially like the gold embossing along the edges. 😁

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  4. Such a gorgeous note card set. Someone is going to be very happy to receive it.

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  5. Oh my goodness Marcia, can anything be any cuter?? I think not! This note card set is absolutely adorable and you've packaged it up so perfectly. You win this challenge, hands down!

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  6. Very pretty take on the inspiration photo!

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  7. Wow, Marcia what a beautiful set of cards for the lucky birthday girl. Just gorgeous my friend.

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  8. What a lovely set of note cards Marcia! the sponging over the embossed stampings is so pretty! These make for a beautiful gift for your friend!

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  9. Oh how lovely! Yes we used the same set, but tossing card and casing yours!!! Love the single notecard, and the beautiful touch of gold embossing. We definitely had similar thoughts about that great set, but you really did it to perfection!

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  10. Such a stunning set Marcia! Wow!

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  11. Marcia, an absolutely beautiful set of cards! Whoever receives these will be one lucky person!

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  12. Incredible stationary set!! I love the stemmed statement floral on the side of the card with the soft blues.

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  13. Love your cards - the emboss resist is perfect with Stemmed Statements!

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  14. Wow...what a beautiful card set, so elegant!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL card set!!! You did an amazing job!!!

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  16. 1000 posts?!!! Congratulations! And your card set is just stunningly beautiful! I LOVE it!

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  17. These are so pretty, Marcia. Love how you stamped the flower, embossed them and then inked over them. Such a lovely combination of colors.

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  18. Oh Marcia! your 1000th post! and such an amazing post it is!! this gift is sensational. I love the design and the beautiful colors you used. Your friend is going to squeal!!

    BIG (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  19. What a lovely gift! The sponging over the embossed flower is gorgeous!

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  20. What a wonderful gift set! Beautifully done!

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  21. WOW, Marcia, what a great gift...set of note cards done so beautifully! The ink blending really makes the flower pop, and the gold edging finishes it off. Love how you "wrapped" the cards!

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  22. 1000 posts?! What a lot of creativity, Marcia! Your stationary set is stunning--looks like something from an expensive boutique! I already knew I "needed" the Stemmed Statements, but you've moved them to the top of my wishlist!

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  23. What a lovely way to use those tall flowers! Have a wonderful Wednesday =)

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  24. Oh my goodness .... this is ever so elegant Marcia! What a magical set of cards! You are amazing!

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