Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink June 2014 Blog Hop + NBUS + Seize the Birthday

Nichole Heady has provided sketches and color palettes, along with an inspiration photo, for the June Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. You can check out all the details and link up to the Blog Hop here.

June Blog Hop Inspiration


I picked up the Stained Glass Die collection last year because I had an idea of using the frames just like this!

As often happens, what I planned to do and was actually created are two very different things, with the sentiment ending up in one of the frames :)

The candle from Birthday Style is selectively inked to create various heights, the balloons are inked, overlapped and inlaid into the yellow frame and the sentiment is created by combining Headline Alphabet dies with a Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamp. Each framed piece has Wink of Stella applied for a little glitter.

I might have used the smaller frame before, but know I have never used the blue & pink frames so I am going to finally enter a card in Darnell's NBUS (never been used schtuff) challenge over at her blog djkardkreations! If, by some glitch in the interwebs, you are not familiar with Darnell and her delightful blog, you are in for a big treat.

I am also entering this card at Seize the Birthday, where Anything Goes for the current challenge. All the details for this challenge are here.

Because we have a few big things going on today, I am going to schedule this post to publish early and then link to the challenges when I have time this evening.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. so cool! love those balloons!

  2. Very cute card! I love the individual windows all decked out for a birthday! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. This is perfection, Jacquie! Love the die sets, and the recessing, and the texture in the candled window! A beauty!

  4. Jacquie, this is simply beautiful!
    Love how you used the sketch.

  5. What a PERFECT hop this was for you to finally use these awesome frames, Jacquie! Each little frame and design is a tiny card all by itself!! I'm pinning this to CASE someday!! Thank you for joining my NBUS Challenge, posting my button, and for your kind compliment!!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the sketch & colour combo!

  7. What a fun card! I love the unique way you inlaid the die cut balloons into the frame!

  8. Great card! Love how you made everything fit into the frames...perfect! :0)

  9. Love each of the little framed scenes you created. So much fun!

  10. The frames look fabulous, love the inlaid balloons!! Great card!

  11. Love the frames with the die cuts Jacquie! Great card!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

  12. Fab card, Jacquie! I love the inlaid die cuts. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

  13. Sooo cool! What a fabulous card!

  14. Oh my, Jacquie. Your card perfectly captures the photo. It's marvelous.


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