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Sunday, March 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop

Hi there!!

Super quick post, as I have a million things yet to do tonight.

Today is the PTI Blog Hop! We were challenged to create something using this photo:

My mom's 50th birthday is a week from tomorrow, and so I decided to make her a birthday card. I bought the Simply Jane set in anticipation of this very occasion. My mom absolutely adores Jane Austen, so I thought it only appropriate to use the Simply Jane set for her birthday card. I really love the stripes in the picture, but as I don't have a stripe stamp set, and PTI hasn't come out with Lemon Tart pattern paper, I had to use my Aqua Mist pattern paper instead. I embossed the frame with clear embossing powder, created a little background of the accent roses and the single dot from BB: Polka Dots, and I called it quits.

I used the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the Simply Jane set, but did some masking to leave off the actual "Happy Birthday" portion. I prefer to leave this to the inside, because I think it just doesn't make sense to have Happy Birthday written twice....

It's simple, but effective. I am utterly in love with this color combination... which is a good thing, considering my brother-in-law's wedding (which is less than two weeks away) are these same colors, and I've been asked to make several projects for them, including the CARDS banner pictured at the very top of the post. I'm in the process of making a last name banner for them, of which I will post pictures when it's finished.

Thanks for visiting!! :)

Supplies used (all PTI unless otherwise noted):
Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Aqua Mist stripe paper
Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate ink
Simply Jane stamps and dies
Think Big Favorites (Happy Birthday set)
Mat Stack 2
Essential Glue Pad
Ranger clear embossing powder
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pens


  1. Beautiful use of this set. Absolutely gorgeous card! Your mom will love it!

  2. Lovely card! Your Mom will surely adore this. I love the stripes and the small roses :)

  3. I'm amazed for someone who can create a beautiful card such as this, can not draw a decent looking set of bagpipes. :D

    1. I never claimed to be able to draw... I thought putting "Scotland" with it was obvious enough. :)

  4. Sooooo beautiful!!! Your mom will definitely love it!!!

  5. Thank you, everyone!! I hope she likes it. I got her Kindle Fire to go along with it, so hopefully she's pleased. :)

  6. Simply gorgeous use of Simply Jane! I love the way you used the edgers die with the blue striped paper making it look almost like a banner. Great take on the inspiration photo :)