papertrey ink July 2014 hop: reason to smile.

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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!

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!!

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!! =)

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  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!

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

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  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!
    Hugs~c

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