Monday, January 24, 2011

PaperTrey Ink's January Blog Hop 2011




New Year's Resolution

With the new year comes a clean slate along with many resolutions. This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust! Go through your stash and see what little used treasure it might hold. If you are in need of inspiration for your chosen set, feel free to utilize the gallery posted in the side bar of each set's sale page on our website, or go to the Previous Countdown page on Nichole's blog where each set is organized by month of release. 2011 is the year where what's old is new again!

I went down to my crafting cave and found this gorgeous set (Four of a Kind, last year's CHA set), with no ink on it! I also pulled out another crafting supply that had not been used before, purple flock, which I applied to the thistle image. I double stamped the image with 2 different color purples and used 3 different greens to get the multi-colored leaves and stems. I finished the card up with a small banner and a sentiment from Simple Sentiments. I am so glad I finally showed this set some love...think I have a new favorite flower set!

60 comments:

  1. Love your sweet flowers! Really liking the purple!

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  2. This is beautiful! You should use it more often. Love those flowers. Lucky you to have this set!

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  3. I love the movement in these stamp images. I'm sure you'll be using them more. Love your image colors against the card base.

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  4. This is very pretty; I love the colors you chose and the purple flocking is just AWESOME!

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  5. very elegant and pretty. Love the colours

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  6. That's lovely! I love the flocking and the layout.

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  7. Great card - I love the purple flock on the flowers, the colours mix so well.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  8. What a great card. Love the flower soft addition to give it more pop. Such a great touch for a totally sweet card.

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  9. This is so pretty! I love the different shades of purple on the flowers!

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  10. Oh, I love the flowers...and especially stamped in purple.

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  11. Very pretty! I was lucky enough to win this set, I really need to pull it out and use it more :)

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  12. My goodness....such a pretty, pretty card!!!
    The flowers are gorgeous as you've done them!!!!

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  13. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the flocking. I'll have to add flocking next time I use it. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is so pretty! Love the flock.

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  15. Love the colour combo - really nice

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  16. I must admit that my Four of a Kind set has not seen ink either. Thanks for the inspiration for the set and the pretty color combo.

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  17. What a pretty card. I like the idea of the flocking. I was not able to get one of these sets, but I'm sure flocking would look good on any number of the flower sets. A fellow GN spreader.

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  18. Oh Mariah, this is so pretty. The purple flocking is the perefect touch!

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  19. So gorgeous, Mariah! I love the flocking and the sentiment works perfectly!

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  20. Love this card Mariah! I almost used this set too for the hop. The purple flock is a perfect touch.

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  21. I totally needed some inspiration for this set and you nailed it!! I love your card! Beautiful!!

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  22. Just lovely! The flowers look gorgeous!

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  23. So beautiful with that purple flock! The new sentiment set looks great across the bottom like that!

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  24. No way, how did you not ink that set? Beautiful card!

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  25. Oh, wow! This is so pretty! Love the 2 purples and how they just pop right off the page at you! Great job on this one! I love it.

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  26. Lovely choice of colors, and the flock is a great touch! Love the sentiment strip across the bottom, too.

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  27. Very pretty and I love the flocking for the flower. Great job!

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  28. i love this card! all of those shades of purple are just awesome :)

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  29. So beautiful...I love the colors!

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  30. Mariah - This is so beautiful! You're amazing, and I love how you used the new set, Simple Sentiments! I'll definitely be using this inspiration!

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  31. Mariah this is BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Happy Hopping!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  32. Mariah, this is gorgeous! Me want! So inspiring. Thanks for the great comment on my blog, you've made my day: Fine print/smine print. ;-)

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  33. Thanks for reminding me of this stamp set. I just "had" to have this beauty and I need to bust it out again soon. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  34. I love this stamp set. It looks gorgeous with Simple Sentiments - I'm putting that one on my Wish List. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. VERY pretty!!! Love the green and purple...so soft, and lovely! I'm kicking myself for not getting simple sentiments this month...looks great here!!

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  36. What a beautiful interpretation of this stamp set! The flocking really takes these images to a whole new level! I love the way you've kept the card simple and let the image take centre stage - it really holds it VERY well! Gorgeous!

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  37. This is beautiful! I want that stamp set, lol!

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  38. Very pretty, love the purple flowers!

    Chris L.

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  39. Gorgeous! You make me want to pull out some flock and give it a try too :)

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  40. Wow, the flocking is really soft and pretty. I like how the color feathers out. Nice work!

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  41. Four of a Kind is one of my favorites as well. Your card is beautiful!

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  42. What a pretty card. Lovely colors too. I still haven't used the CHA set. TFS!

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  43. Very pretty! The image looks so cool.

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  44. how dare you own a sacred CHA set and not have it inked! ;) the card is great!!

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  45. I can not believe you hadn't given some love to this set! It's a favorite of mine and I LOVE what you did with the flocking! That is cool! I also like that the sentiment fits perfectly in that banner die!

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  46. Beautiful colors, and the flock is perfect!

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  47. I love the flowers! They are so pretty!!! My flocking sits unused since Fine Flower Soft came out. What a great use of something that hasn't seen the light of day in a while!

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  48. I adore this!! Straight to the inspiration pile...it's gorgeous!!

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  49. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the banner with the sentiment and the colors are beautiful!

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  50. Lovely! The flowers look great in purple.

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