Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm thrilled to participate in the Papertrey Ink August Blop Hop! The theme this month is Autumn Textiles. It makes me a little sad though, because that means summer is quickly coming to a close. I do look forward to some slightly cooler temps, but I'm just not ready for summer to be over!!

One thing I look forward to in the fall is my wedding anniversary. Since the fall brings lots of earthy/manly colors, I thought it would be perfect to make my hubby's anniversary card for this hop. I think this card will go down in history as the earliest I've EVER made a card LOL (our anniv. isn't until mid Sept)!

I would have loved to used some burlap or felt, but I didn't have any on hand and didn't have a chance to shop. To incorporate some fall texture, I used the houndstooth stamp from the Mat Stack 5 Collection, and stuck with a very fall color scheme. The stamps from Modern Basics remind me of leaves, so I stamped them behind the Mat Stack 5 diecut. For some embellishment, twine is wrapped around the popped up diecut. Three buttons at the bottom add some more interest!

Thanks for making me one of your stops along the hop, and enjoy viewing all the wonderful creations!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Mat Stack 5 Collection, Modern Basics, Beautiful Butterflies (sentiment)
Cardstock: SU -Kraft; PTI - Rustic Cream
Ink:SU - Mellow Moss, Night of Navy; Tsukineko - Jumbo Java, Pumpkin
Other: PTI Mat Stack 5 Die, PTI Buttons, Twine, Dimensionals


  1. Love the background stamping and your Mat Stack1

  2. I love everything about your card-- the different coloured stamped leaves, the buttons & the twine around the mat stack diecut! Great take on the challenge!

  3. Love the twine around the mat stack. Great card Nicki


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