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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop

On the 25th of each month, Papertrey Ink hosts a blog hop to showcase the ways their customers utilize their products. The theme this month is "interactive" cards, and while I may have viewed this theme with trepidation a few weeks ago (remember my goofy shaker card?), I now am equipped with an arsenal of "interactive" dies, courtesy of my cute hubby's Valentine's Day gift.

This is the first post of three today (I was able to make all three today waiting for my darling, annoying, ever-helpful husband to come home from chopping wood at his parent's house.), so I hope you'll bear with me. My dishes may not have gotten done, but I surely have three cards to enter into this contest!! It's the little things in life that make me happy. :)

The first card I created was using the dies that I was most excited to receive: Movers and Shakers: Sliders. They're just cool. I paired it with my Movers and Shakers Sentiments set, Celebrations set, and my Mat Stack 5 set to create this card:

This color combination is not one of my favorites... I found it on Pinterest (again) and it was pretty in theory. I also messed up on this one: I put the Celebrations die cut panel down too low on the Slider, so when you pull on the ribbon, the bottom of the panel drags. Boo. Ah well, there's always next time.

I shall return again soon!!

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted):
Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Aqua Mist cardstock
Movers and Shakers sentiments
Mat Stack 5
Think Big Birthday
Movers and Shaker: Sliders dies
Sorbet ink (CTMH)
Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores ink
1/4 inch white silk ribbon


  1. I have never tried that color combo but it is interesting, will have to think about it. Nice job with the movers and shakers die.

  2. Great card, I haven't got the new PTI movers and shakers, but love seeing what other people have done with them.

  3. super cute card! love the colors too.

  4. i'm loving the combo of stamps sets you used!

  5. Thank you, ladies, for looking and commenting!! The color combo came from a wedding website; I just thought it was something a little different from my usual. I tend to get stuck in a pinks/blues/aquas rut haha!!

    I'm really enjoying looking at everyone's submissions... so many talented crafters out there!

  6. These colors are just perfect together, so soft and pretty! I love all the stamping you did on this card, too. It will really make someone's day when you they open it :)

    1. Thank you!! :) I just have to get over my fear of people throwing them away... lol.

  7. Pretty card using this new die! I like your color combo and design.

  8. Very pretty! Great job with the challenge!