Thursday, July 25, 2013

Papertrey July 2013 Blog Hop

Well it's been a long time since I've been able to participate in a monthly blog hop, but here I am today, barely getting this post up! I've spent the last couple weeks (it seems) working on cards for this thing, so I wasn't going to miss it!

I really loved all the color combos, so I made a card for each one (though one was a 70th birthday card that I already gave to the recipient and forgot to photograph it first, so oh well.)

This has to be a quick post because I have to take my kids to VBS this morning, so I'll add the supply lists later...

I made a couple cards with this color combo, using PTI's Distressed Stripes and the Cloud die.
The sentiments are from Flourishes (He is Risen) and My Favorite Things (Cheerful Blessings).

The next couple cards use Watercolor Wonder along with sentiments from My Favorite Things (Clearly Sentimental About Art) and Out on a Limb Sentiments (the quote from Martin Luther). For the first one I also used Butterfly Dreams.

For the one below, the background was clear embossed with a flower image from Wildflower Garden. (it didn't turn out like I had imagined and hoped it would..oh well, live & learn! :)

For this next one, I used stamps from Rosie Posie, and the sentiment is from Star Prints. I used an edge die & coordinating embossing folder from Stampin' Up.

And last but not least, a more graphic kind of design...

This one uses PTI alphabet dies and a badge flair embellishment by American Crafts. The flourishes above & below the sentiment are from Mat Stack 2 Collection.

That's it for me today! I hope that next month I'll be able to jump in and participate again, this was so much fun! :)


  1. Great cards but my favorites are the watercolor wonder with the great sentiments.

  2. Great cards! The first ones are my favourites!

  3. Gorgeous ensemble of gorgeous cards. So beautifully detailed and designed!

  4. Love the distressed stripes---perfect for the sun rays, and the embossed clouds are wonderful!

  5. All beautiful cards Rachel, I love the sparkly clouds on the first card.

  6. I love your paint stroke cards, especially the one with the butterflies. Beautiful

  7. Lovely cards! I especially like the paint stroke cards.