Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Wednesday, January 25, 2012




The-Challenge



I made this (Raspberry Fizz) card last year for a PTI Stamp-a-Faire challenge.  I love it so much that I still have it.  I haven't been able to part with it!  Maybe now that I have one in blue I can let the pink one go:)  What I like about it most is that I was able to use a bright color, and a lot of it, in a way that was still very pleasing to me.  I usually have a hard time with bright colors.  I tend to only like it in small doses, but this card has bright all over it!  I decided to make the one in blue using another color that I love, Hawaiian Shores, but can only use in small doses, usually!  I love this one as much as the original.  I can't wait to see what you have done!


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Cardstock: PTI White, Black, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here, Tin Types
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Memento Black
Dies: PTI Love Lives Here
Other: Michael's White Satin Ribbon

37 comments :

  1. What a beautiful card! So lovely! i can understand why you didn't part with it. i love the blue hues - so cool!

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  2. I think I missed seeing the original card! Love them both!

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  3. Beautiful card, Kara! Love the window and the little hearts on the card front.

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  4. Both of these are stunners...
    love the colors...
    the design and layout...
    they're just perfect cards!
    And I can't blame you for hanging onto either! :)

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  5. Kara,
    Both of these are beautiful. I love the layout you made and the sweet little hearts.

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  6. WoW! What an awesome card. Love the colors and the design. I can see why ou wouldn't want to part with it.

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  7. What beautiful cards, and one of my favorite PTI stamps!

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  8. Wow, the original was so pretty, can totally understand why you didn't want to part with it, but I am betting you won't want to let go of the blue version either! We totally thought alike on this challenge, I changed my masculine card into a feminine card too. Very pretty and love those little hearts on it Kara.

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  9. Kara both are neautiful. I wouldn't be able to part with either. I absolutely love the Aqua Mist--these a definitely a CASE!

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  10. I wouldn't want to part with either of these cards! They are both wonderful, and I agree that they are bright and cheery, without being 'too much'. You are making me wish I had the Love Lives Here set.

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  11. Love them both , great stamp , die and colors! Don't blame you for wanting to keep it!

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  12. I love what you've done too! It's a great layout, and I love the bright colors ~ a challenge for me too!

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  13. Great cards and I love what you did with the Sending You arched die along with some of my favorite stamps!

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  14. Fantastic job, Kara! The card stands out so well - it is bright and happy, but still clean & simple. Nicely done!

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  15. Your cards are so beautiful! This makes me laugh that you use bright colors in small doses. I feel like I only create with lots of color. These are really fabulous! Love the little window!

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  16. Both cards are adorable, Kara. I can see why you would want to keep one (or both!!) Love the way you created the 'window' for the house and the heart details on the card front.

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  17. Kara, these are both so cute! I love that you used the sending you die as a window...really great idea that I think I may have to "borrow" ;)

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  18. These cards are so sweet! I love the window treatment!

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  19. Oh Kara, I can see why you love these cards. They are absolutely stunning. Both great colours.

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  20. I do that with some of the cards I make too. I do end up giving them to very special people who I know will appreciate them. Your cards are so pretty.

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  21. Great cards, Kara! I love them both!

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  22. fantastic as always! So clean and refreshing - yet homespun.

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  23. Beautiful, just beautiful! But I am a big fan of pink, so that one is my fav, but they both are just so sweet.

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  24. These are the sweetest, Kara...in BOTH color schemes! I just love how the house is tucked in that arch (LOVE that die!)...oh, and the little floating hearts are so adorable!!

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  25. Love them both...... and I'd love this design in any colour Kara - its a classic. And of course that die goes straight on my list for February!!

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  26. Both are adorable. I know why you want to keep the first...so cute! Isn't the Love Lives Here set just the best ;)

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  27. Love both versions! That little house is one of my favorite dies:)

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  28. I'm generally the same way when it comes to bright colors, but I agree that you've got a stunner with this design! I also absolutely love the way you've used that Sending You die as a window. Totally lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. I don't remember seeing this card. They are both great!

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  30. Your cards are FABULOUS Kara! You are my PTI queen - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you make with their products! Sorry for being so late on commenting, but I had to work late last night, hugs, Karin

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  31. Wow!!! What beautiful cards!! I just love the sweet little house and the hearts are the perfect touch!!! Love!!!

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  32. Beautiful cards! The little house is a favorite of mine and looks so cute here.

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  33. Love em both Kara. I love the trio of hearts. :)

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  34. Beautiful cards- I love both colours.

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  35. Your cards are beautiful! I love them in both colors, they are great cards!

    Chris L.

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  36. I love the bold colors and each one is beautiful! I would understand your unwillingness to part with EITHER of them. Great job!

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