May 2013 Blog Hop

By May 25, 2013Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the May 2013 Papertrey Blog Hop!  We are so thrilled to see you here!  First, the challenge…




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I think it is safe to say that just about every stamper enjoys playing with floral sets the most.  This month we are giving you an entire rainbow of "bouquet builder" color schemes to incorporate into a new floral project.  Just pick your favorite floral set at the moment, pull out the ink colors for one of the gorgeous inspiration pieces above and create!  Have fun experimenting with which colors are more dominant, and which ones serve just as a tiny accent.  You do not need to use all of the colors listed in any particular scheme above & feel free to use substitutions.  Just have fun with the challenge and perhaps try something a little bit out of your normal creative comfort zone!

I have included an inlinkz list below for you to add your link to your blog hop project.  This type of link list will allow you to select a thumbnail to go along with your link, making it easy to go back and find a project later that might have perked your interest.  

You have until 11:30pm EST tonight (May 25th) to add your link to this list.  THREE random participants will be selected to win a $25 PTI Gift Certificate to spend however they choose.  

They will be announced and highlighted here, on my blog,

Tuesday morning (May 28th).  

We look forward to seeing all of your creations!



Anna created an all over floral background using her selected bouquet builder color inspiration.  I love the simple banner she chose to display her sentiment.  It really helps the eye to enjoy the bright & colorful background.

Kristin F. opted to focus on a large focal point made with Cutting Garden.  The scattering of sequins she added as an accent really helps to keep the eye wandering.  The chevron background is subtle but really makes a statement!

Lynn used the tiny rose trio from The Sweet Life to highlight the polaroid-style frame from Framed Out #12.  By keeping it simple, all of the details of the small flowers really pop and take center stage.

Congratulations to all of the winners!  Please be sure to contact customer service and provide the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to!  And a HUGE thank you to the large number of you that participated in this month's challenge!  So many beautiful cards to inspire ALL of us for months to come!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 10 Comments

  • 1

    What fun this blog hop! There are already soooo many really beautiful cards out there – what a pleasure to look at!

  • 2

    Thank you, Nichole! I started off with my least comfortable color palette, so I know I’m going to love saving these inspirational bouquet photos and making cards from each and every one!!

  • 3

    What a LOVELY garden of cards!
    Thanks for the inspiration ladies and Nichole!

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    Becky Green says:

    OK, my comments AREN’T going through….don’t know WHY! 🙁 BUT, I LOOOOOOOOVED the blog hop!!!!!! THANKS to everyone who participated!!!!!!!!! WHAT LOVELY INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS LADIES!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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    Marcie Rhys says:

    What a beautiful blog hop. Your floral palettes are so terrific and inspirational, that even the look of the thumbnails knocks my socks off. I didn’t get to play, but I’m certainly keeping these palettes to use on future projects. Thanks for all the wonderful ways you enhance my creative life!

  • 6
    Lisa Kind says:

    Beautiful cards ladies! I had an image all colored up but couldn’t get a card done in time. Had to leave for the weekend! Bummer!

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    Liane says:

    Very enjoyable. Having my coffee and looking at all the talented motivated people and their creations. Thank you.

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    Linda says:

    I just want to say WOW i needed this teacher set back a bit ago, 1 of my grand girls graduated to to first grade!!! great teachers.

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