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7.25.2010

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

Hi there! I hope you're enjoying your weekend. I had a full day of cleaning, purging, and organizing. I have a few huge bags of clothes, purses, and shoes to donate to charity. My closet is actually looking better now! So, while I waited for some laundry in the washer and dryer, I took some time to finish up a project and join Papertrey's July Blog Hop! This challenge was all about office supplies, so I used a ledger stamp, spiral notebook punch, and a mini library clip to create this card. There's a story behind this card, but I can't share it just yet! I'm be sure to tell the story a bit later! Anyway, here are some details about this card.

Instructions
  1. Trim kraft cardstock to create an A2 card base and emboss the front.
  2. Stamp ledger background on rustic cream cardstock, trim to about 3" x 4", then punch spirals.
  3. Ink the edges and entire cardstock.
  4. Stamp clouds and balloon baskets on the cardstock.
  5. Stamp balloons on a scrap piece of cardstock, cut out, ink the edges, then pop off stamped cardstock.
  6. Add twine treatment and mini library clip.
  7. Pop 'notebook' piece off card front at an angle
Supplies

Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - up, up & away; Unity Stamp Co - old ledger
Ink :: Close to My Heart - bamboo; Ranger - spiced marmalade, antique linen, tea dye; Papertrey Ink - enchanted evening
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - kraft, rustic cream
Embellishments :: Stampin' Up! - mini library clip; May Arts - twine
Tools :: Provo Craft - swiss dots embossing folder, cuttlebug; EK Success - spiral notebook punch

Before I leave, I just wanted to remind you all about the photography session I'm planning to post this week! Here are the details, so don't forget to check it out!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

51 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful card.

Cristina said...

This is beautiful, Ashley. Love those sepia clouds. And the swiss dots lend an element of whimsy that complements the balloons. Awesome.

Courtney Baker said...

I can't wait!

Marge said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVE it!!!
Hmmm, is someone going to ummmm. . . CHA???!!! Lucky (if you are)!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super cute card!

Lin said...

Luscious! I love your pops of color against all the other neutral elements!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Ashley...love the neutral color tones with the pop of colors for the balloons!

Rosanne said...

Beautiful card!

BonnieRose said...

Ashley.. so beautiful, as always!

Suzanne said...

Oh, Ashley, I love everything that you make! This is stunning. And I am REALLY looking forward to your photography tutorial this week. Thank you in advance for doing it.

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous and fun, Ashley! Amazing detailing and office elements! Great card!

Kara said...

love the antique quality to this

Piali said...

Gorgeous!! Love the Color combo.
Hugs~

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty! Love the colorful balloons on the Kraft!

melisj_98 said...

Just beautiful, Ashley!

..::Paulina::.. said...

This is absolutely perfect! Love those hot air balloons and that sentiment. :)

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft sepia sky and clouds - so lovely and peaceful! Great job!

Renee said...

Beautiful!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a beautiful card, Ashley!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Ashley! I LOVE the twine!

Jen Carter said...

This is really pretty! Great card!

peggysue said...

Now I'm so intrigued, what can the story be? And that use of twine, fabulous! Great layout too. I always enjoy visiting your blog, especially during hop time.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love the whole look of this card! Can't wait to get some photography tips!

ohradiogirl said...

This is so nice. I love the simplicity and the twine adds some good texture.

Silke Ledlow said...

What a BEAUTY Ashley!!! Love the splash of colors and your sweet little clip :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely fun and adorable!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful card--the colors are just gorgeous!

Jen said...

I love the combo of clean design with a little distressed look. You have a wonderful blog- I'll be back for sure!

jen said...

I love the overall vintage vibe, but how it's very cas at the same time- great balance! :)

Gayatri said...

Loove the vintage feel of the card! Gorgeous! TFS!

Sharron said...

SWEET card--love the vintage feel!

Nerina said...

I LOVE what you've done here - so simple - incorporates the challenge requirements, but isn't full of needless ephemera! Absolutely fabulous!

Baseret said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait for the photo tips!

kbell said...

love all the neutrals to focus on the balloons! great card.

Amy said...

Oh...I love the distressed ledger and the balloons showcased on top! Beautiful!

goldyfish said...

Beautiful card.

Cammie said...

Lovely! I love the antiqued ledger paper with the balloons! Thanks for the inspiration.

Smita said...

Gorgeous card!!

Smita

Anika said...

Great card! Love the CAS layout and that twine!

Kathy Martin said...

Love it! Great colors! :)

Karen C said...

Gorgeous card! I love the swiss dots with the dotted balloon!

Glenda said...

This is absolutely fantastic! Love everything about it! Looking forward to your photography trips.

Stamping Cafe said...

Fabulous card as always, Ashley! Love it!! I'm looking forward to your photography session!!

Have a beautiful week!

Savitri said...

Oh, man, I totally forgot about this blog hop. I guess my head was all stuck in London. I do LOVE your card though. Super fun and BUTIFUL! Maybe next time (I think I've been saying this the last few months!!)

tencraftyfingers.com said...

Just discovered your blog and I'm loving every inch of it. You are super talented and I can't wait to see what you do next. Maybe you could also visit me too! http://www.tencraftyfingers.com

Helen F. said...

This card is so fun! Love all the dimension and texture.

Terri said...

Nice job! I especially like how you made the paper look aged too!

Anthonette said...

GORGEOUS creation, Ashley! I ran out to create something for this blog hop. A good game of UNO with the guys took up my time instead.

Alice Wertz said...

this is beautiful!

AngeLikeMe said...

Very sweet. Along with agreeing to the other comments I also love the fact you embossed the card also.

Hannah | Cards Magazine said...

I've featured your beautiful card on Northridge Media's Create: blog! Thanks for sharing your talents with the www! You are inspiring!

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