Saturday, 25 May 2013

Papertrey Ink Thank you card

Hello everyone,

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I'm sorry to have been absent for so long but with decorating and being away, I haven't had time to catch up with anyone or even to get into the craft room. We have just returned from a week away,visiting some friends in Essex, and then going to Norfolk for a few days, where the weather was particularly unkind. I was glad to get home and have some sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend, but as I needed to make a thank you card to send to our Essex friends, and as today is the PTI bloghop, I had a the perfect excuse to dive into my craft room. I had been itching to get back into the craft room and have come to the conclusion that I must be addicted to this crafting thing because  I was even thinking about cards whilst on holiday. Do you think I need a twelve step programme or are you the same?

Nichole gave us a great choice of colour mixes for using on a flower card and I chose to use this one

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as inspiration. I used the Sending You die to cut a aperture in the front of the card and used the cut out piece as a panel to stamp my flowers from Natural Beauties in summer sunrise, orange zest, ripe avocado, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz. I drew round the back of the die onto orange zest card and cut the shape out to make a mat for the panel.


This is how it looks closed. I added one of the border panels and a sentiment from Quilled Elegance ( I love the fonts in that set!), along with a few little butterflies that I cut with my Cameo and stamped with the Bitty Background Block stamps.

This is how it looks open



and I love the effect of peeping through a window.

Thanks for stopping by and after I have been to the supermarket to stock up on some food, I'm going to hop along and see what you've all been up to in my absence.

Hugs
Carol x

16 comments:

  1. You are not alone, Carol.... I think about cards/stamping all the time, too. ;)
    Your card is lovely! I love how you diecut the window in the front!
    I hope you enjoyed your holiday!

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  2. Oh, I am pinning this beauty. Love how you created the window, and how it looks closed and opened. And, I am the same way when I am without my stamps and inks--you are in good company here. Welcome home and I hope you have some more crafty time soon.

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  3. A beautiful bright and sunny card.
    luv
    irene
    xxx

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  4. So gorgoeus!! love your window and all of the details with the border and the butterflies!!

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  5. Beautiful - love the window and the sweet butterflies!

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  6. Gorgeous card Carol, love the window, it's so effective. Thankyou for visiting me too :) Cathy x

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  7. It has been way to long since I've visited your lovely blog. (I seem to be highly distracted when on the internet, and must get more focused so I don't miss things, like your blog.) You are making wonderful cards with dies and their negative space. The flow of this is marvelous! I have yet to use my 'Natural Beauties' set, but your design is so great, mine set will need to be put into action.

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  8. I love window cards and this one is exceptionally pretty!

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  9. Love the window detail. Beautiful card- Irma

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  10. Hi carol! Your window card is gorgeous! I like how you even framed the inside piece. Bet your glad to be home ,hope the decorating is coming along.
    I didn't get a chance to make a card for the hop this time and I love flowers. Enjoy the bank holiday.

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  11. Gorgeous flowers peeking out of the window, Carol! Your card is stunning :)

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  12. I'm so pinning this, Carol! It's positively dreamy!! Glad to see you back in your craft room! I think we are all addicted. I know I miss crafting and blogging when I'm away from it!

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  13. Oooo, gorgeous! That Silhouette border is perfect with your flower.

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  14. Love that window and your border is divine. TFS

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  15. This is so pretty!! I LOVE the window and how you used a heart in the center of the flowers!!

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Thanks,
Carol x

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