Saturday, July 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - July '09 - Text

Welcome to the July PTI Blog Hop. It seems that I've become a once-a-month blogger -- just for the blog hop. I received my PTI order yesterday (first one since April!), so I had to play along. This month's challenge: "I'd like to see your twist on anything text integrated into a fun project! Cut it, punch it, tear it, distress it, paint it, ink it, brayer it, stamp it, stitch it, layer it. Use it as a background, border or a focal point. Use several text styles on one project or just focus on a single look. Try a technique layered on top of text like emboss resist or watercoloring. You could even run it through an embossing folder."

I stuck to a couple of basic text ideas given my limited free time lately. I also used Fall-to-Layout #51 to help get my juices flowing and save some time. On this first card, I wanted to combine several different fonts, so this is what I came up with:
By the way, I think Fancy Flourishes is just perfect! So glad I finally ordered it.

I made this little note card with the leftover piece from the Top Note die cut. Just a cute little note to stick in a dish when I return it to our neighbor.

For the second card, I used several of the sentiments from Friends 'Til the End to make a background. I lined them all up on a large block and stamped away. Had to go back to fill in a few of the empty spots on either side.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop.
Jennifer

Supplies: (all Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Thank You card
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style, Fancy Flourishes, Papertray, Letterpress Alphabet(SU!)
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow (both SU!)
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics in Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White, Kraft (SU!)
Accessories/Tools: Vintage Buttoms (Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist), Top Note die (SU!), sponge, corner rounder (Fiskar's)

Absolutely Fabulous notecard
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style, Fancy Flourishes, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Creamy Caramel (SU!)
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics in Lemon Tart, Kraft (SU!)
Accessories/Tools: Vintage Buttoms (Lemon Tart and Hibiscus Burst), Rose Red grosgrain ribbon (SU!), Top Note die (SU!), sponge,
corner rounder (Fiskar's)

Friend card
Stamps: Friends 'Til the End
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics in Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz
Accessories/Tools: Apron Lace punch (Fiskar's), Top Note die (SU!), rhinestones (Kaisercraft)

38 comments:

  1. Love them all! Perfect way to use the text (wish I had it :(....) and really fun way to use "Friends til the end"!

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  2. AWESOME cards and they really are absolutely fabulous - love how you used your scrap for the small note card. Beautiful layout and color combos.

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  3. great color schemes and layouts!

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  4. I love these cards! They are so classy!

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  5. These cards are awesome!!! tfs!!

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  6. hmmm... I think the last one is my favorite! Great job on all of them!

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  7. Love them all! Bottom is my fave.

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  8. wow, look at all the great pieces you created. I love them all but my favorite element is that large T with the thank you...I am totally going to do that tomorrow during my crafting time!! Thanks for the inspiraiton!!

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  9. Wonderful, awesome series!! Love the soft colors - I need to try Hibiscus and Lemon tart on my next card!

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  10. All 3 are very unique! Great job on showing the versatility that one can create using text! :) TFS

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  11. All of them are very nice! And I agree, it usually helps to have a layout in mind.

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  12. These are all terrific but for some reason my favorite is that sweet little notecard. I like the way you used only part of the top note die.

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  13. I love those Top Note dies! Super fab cards!

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  14. Love these! I really like the colors in the last one, very nice! Oh and thanks for that site for sketches, hadn't seen it before and love it :)

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  15. WOW; all F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!

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  16. Fab creations!!!! top's my fave!!

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  17. All three cards are gorgeous, Jennifer!!! Love the layouts and colors!!!

    Where do I learn about the PTI blog hop?

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  18. Its great that you came out to play today! I love that you used so many different fonts for your cards! They came out really wonderful! :>

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  19. These are all fabulous...love the cut-off Top Note too.

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  20. I love them all! The top one is so soft and pretty, and I love how the text is subtle in all of them. Great job.

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  21. All of these cards are fabulous! I love the FTL sketches and you did a fantastic job with them!

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  22. Your cards are all WONDERFUL!!!

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  23. Awesome cards! Love how you used the scraps & thanks to the link to the fun sketch!!

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  24. These are all so beautiful! I love your style! Best wishes from Morocco!

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  25. All three of these are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. All of the cards are so much fun. Super fun and fresh use of text.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  27. Oh, my goodness! Love all your cards -- the combos of text on the first one is "absolutely fabulous" (as your really cute little itty bitty card says!).

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  28. Both cards are gorgeous, i love the colour combination onthe first one !

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  29. These cards are all fantastic, very elegant!

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  30. I love your projects- especially the top one- so soft and romantic; very nice!

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  31. These are all great, love the colors!!!

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  32. Fantastic cards! Awesome job with the sketch! :)

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