April 2016 Blog Hop

By April 25, 2016Blog Hop


Today we are excited to present the BIG monthly Blog Hop that Papertrey Ink hosts for all of its talented customers to show off their skills! The Blog Hop is an ALL DAY EVENT!  An Inlinkz list is posted below and you can add your link anytime up until 11:30pm ET.  And don't worry if you didn't get a chance to make a project and play along, there is a contest for non-participants as well over in our forum in the designated thread. I look forward to seeing all of your creativity!

A day dedicated to seeking inspiration through projects utilizing Papertrey Ink products.   This event allows all of our customers who enjoy sharing inspiration & artwork with their peers do so through their personal blogs.


Today, 10am EST until 11:30pm EST.


Blog hop inspiration

artwork from the New York Times featured artist Chad Hagen <—–check out his AMAZING flickr account!

At first glance it may seem like this beautiful artwork would inspire a geometric project of sorts. Dig deeper! Look at the way the different intensities of the colors look when layered together. Experiment with layering stencils, stamps or even vellum die-cuts in a similar way. Get inspired by the unique color scheme and the earthiness of it. Use the design as a jumping point for your layout and create your own sketch from it. Enjoy your process and explore outside your comfort zone!


 -Participating bloggers can add their link to the appropriate list here anytime between 10am EST and 11:30pm ET on April 25th within the InLinkz list below. The title of your post should be "Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge".

-Only one entry per person please.

-Customers & participants alike can peruse all of the links and absorb all of the amazing inspiration that will be shared!

-After you have made your way through the list, simply return to our forum and participate in all of the fun!

-You can chit chat with everyone in the Blog Hop forum! Take this time to praise your peers efforts, discuss anything new you might have learned and which projects really offered something unique!

-The three random blogger participant winners will be announced Tuesday morning on our forum and highlighted here on my blog!

-You can enter our Blog Hop Forum contest. There is a special thread posted in our forum specifically for this purpose asking a question. Please only post once, as the winner will be picked via the Random Number Generator. The forum contest will end at midnight ET and the winner announced Tuesday morning.

-Create a project while you are here, using the new inspiration you have gathered from the Blog Hop. You can post your projects in the gallery, even if you do not have a blog! We are looking forward to all the fun today!  Thank you for joining us!



Claire A

Claire A. put together a great card using images from the Grunge Me stamp set. I love the way she layered the colors in the same way they are used in the inspiration photo. Such a great interpretation!

Rosemary D

Rosemary D. used the stencils from Color Pop Florals to build her background using many of the reds, oranges and yellows found in the inspiration piece. The sponging adds a nice gradient effect that really brings the images to life.

Sue Rose

Sue Rose focused on creating an overall background print using the colors from the inspiration art along with a circular theme. So clever to use one of the images from Friendly Flowers for this! I love the way she layered everything so new colors were created where they overlap. Die-cutting the sentiment out of the background rather than a contrasting color is also a nice touch!

Congratulations to all the winners! Please send a note to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thank you to everyone for joining us!

Nichole Heady

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