PTI November Blog Hop and FIF#43

Friday, November 25, 2011





I love this month's blog hop inspiration photo.  I love that it's all red and white with a bit of greenery.  My card uses this color scheme as well as the scale of prints on the fabrics.  The chair and the pillow have the same pattern in different sizes.  I used PTI's BB Houndstooth to create the same effect on the words and the background.


I die cut the word holiday in red to layer with the stamped word like I saw Dawn do in one of her videos.  I love this effect and in this case it made the word easier to read. 


Enjoy the hop! 
I can't wait to see what you have made!

I pinned so many wonderful projects from the past week!



Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, White
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here Holiday, Wonderful Words Holiday, and Houndstooth
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado
Dies: WW Holiday, Mat Stack
Other: PP Ribbon, Rhinestones

44 comments :

  1. LOVE. Love how you mixed the different sizes of houndstooth, and how you shadowed the die-cut word. Amazing!

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  2. Love the layered "HOLIDAY" diecut and how your stamped on it as well.Awesome card, Kara!

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  3. Ogh my, this is fabulous! Love the layered sentiemen! :)

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  4. Kara..........This is just gorgeous!!! Love how you did the sentiment and will have to remember that when I try out those dies!

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  5. I love it, I love it! The houndstooth diecut word is absolutely fabulous!

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  6. I love what you did with the layered die cut holiday and the herringbone stamp. Very cool effect!

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  7. So wonderful! Love your card. Those little springs of evergreen look awesome!

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  8. Great card. Love the use of the houndstooth and the way you layered the sentiment.

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  9. This is one of my favs & I started at #29 and went backwards! LOL! BEAUTIFUL card!!!

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  10. Always love what you do! Great take on the photo! Good tip with layering the die cut word.

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  11. We were thinking alike with the houndstooth this time Kara, but those diecuts in houndstooth, beautiful and I love how you layered it with a solid diecut behind. Great idea. Really pretty card.

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  12. I'd never have thought of layering the words! Lovely work!
    I used these dies as well-they only arrived this week and I think I'll use them a lot!

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  13. Wow! Love the card!! Like the way you 2 toned word!!

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  14. I love everything about this card! From the saddle stitch ribbon (my favorite), to the gingham in two sizes, to the layered Holiday. Lovely!

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  15. Kara, LOVE how you shadowed the letters! LOVE the houndstooth and the stamped boughs! FAB card!

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  16. Great card, Kara! Love what you did with the sentiment! Fabulous!

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  17. Great card. Love the houndstooth and you use of Love Lives Here Holiday.

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  18. WONDERFUL - again! LOVE how you layered those words - such great effect!

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  19. Gorgeous card. Love the red houndstooth pattern over the holiday die cut!

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  20. I love your card Kara. I am going to have to get the wonderful word dies now--I can't resist any longer

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  21. This is really nice. I love that houndstooth paper.

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  22. What a fun card, Kara! Love the houndstooth and how you created a shadow to the words with pure poppy CS!

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  23. Kara, what a gorgeous card! I love the layers and colors! Simply beautiful!
    -Martha
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mv6of7/

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  24. So pretty Kara. I love the hounds tooth letters and stamped background. :)
    Hugs~

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  25. What a pretty card, Kara, love the word done in the houndstooth print!

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  26. I love the houndstooth on the letters. Beautiful card!

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  27. Love this..that houndstooth is great.

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  28. Wow! Everything about this card is just spot on! The houndstooth is a great way to reinterpret the repetition of the gingham! Love that! :0)

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  29. Excellent Christmas card for the hop Kara! I love how you've layered the die cut words and the houndstooth looks awesome!

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  30. So pretty! I love the houndstooth on the words!

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  31. just beautiful and the houndstooth is just the perfect touch.

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  32. Couldn't wait to see what you came up with Kara. Its beautiful!

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  33. Fabulous. Love how you did two layers on the word. the houndstooth is awesome. Great card.

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  34. LOVE the way you used the diecuts...
    absolutely fabulous!
    A gorgeous card!

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  35. This is such a "happy" card with the bright red and white colour scheme.

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  36. KARA! This card is amazing! I just love the houndstooth and how you layered those letters! The background with the boughs, stars, and sparkle is so sweet! Awesome layout, as always...you always know right where to "put stuff", hee!

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  37. *Beautiful*... I love how you interpreted the photo, and I think the trick of layering the die cut words is awesome!

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  38. I just love, love, LOVE your card! Houndstooth, layered "holiday" and wonderful colors. Will try this one, thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  39. Oh, this is truly fabulous, Kara! I love it!

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  40. Really cute, love how you layered the word!!
    Danielle

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  41. Aack! Love it! Now I think I NEED those word dies! Enabler!

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  42. Love the word stamped with houndstooth... definitely going to be trying that!

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