papertrey ink July 2014 hop: reason to smile.

Click HERE for CAS-ual Friday Challenge 134, the last one for 2014 & a Give-a-way!

It’s that time again, the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop!

Check out the inspiration photo:

So, I should start by saying that I love that red/white gingham…a lot.  I even started cutting strips of cardstock to do some paper weaving and then ditched the idea.

I tend to always fall back on the Phrase Play collection:
cardstock:  PTI pure poppy/vintage cream  paper:  Echo Park for the record  stamps:  PTI phrase play #1  ink:  hero arts hues  other:  PTI phrase play #1 die, impress wood button, may arts twine

So here goes:

gingham:  switched it up and used green/white gingham
red/cream colors:  used it with phrase play #1
doily:  check
floral bouquet:  check
buttons:  check
wooden spools:  wooden button
thread:  twine

I can’t wait to see how everyone else was inspired!

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42 thoughts on “papertrey ink July 2014 hop: reason to smile.”

  1. Love your patterned Paper choices and I thinnk The Phrase Play is always a winner, it always looks great!!

  2. Yep… So fabulous – those dang Phrase Play dies are great dies to "fall back" on! Love the green gingham – my fave!

  3. Amy, I love the Phrase Play die here and your color scheme is fab! Even without the "woven red & white" gingham 😉

  4. This is awesome! I love the slight angle and the patterns you have put together with the bright red! Love it!

  5. I really like the way you used all the different elements in a unique way. All is balanced perfectly. Such a nice classic look!

  6. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW Amy!! This is so SWEET!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! Such a GREAT take on the Challenge!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  7. I like your take on PTI's inspiration board. It's fresh and modern. Always a pleasure to see your stuff, Miss Amy!

    YOu are in my thoughts…hope you're doing okay over there!

  8. Love the sweet little flower posies in the two lower circles.
    I'm guessing you stamped those from various sets?

  9. Coming in to comment so late, all the 'good' words have bee taken, so I'll just echo the others: a most marvelous card! You've given me a 'reason to smile' simply by sharing it with us!

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