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Live for Today Card – Papertrey Ink September 2015 Blog Hop Challenge


pti sept 2015 hope for tomorrow

Today is the Papertrey Ink September 2015 Blog Hop Challenge .

Here is the inspiration photo:

pti sept 2015 blog hop inspiration

I was inspired by the door detail and the fall colors.

I stamped tree branches and leaves onto cream card stock, then die cut the window out of the stamped piece. I also die cut a window out of gray cardstock and my cream card front. I blended ink onto the stamped window pane pieces. After stamping and embossing the sentiment onto the card front, I fit the gray window frame into the card front, and added the stamped and blended window panes. This inlaid design is very mail friendly!

My Papertrey Ink stamps sets are Through the Trees (sentiment) and Out on a Limb.

***Edited to add: I also entered this into the AAA Cards Autumn Colors Challenge mentioned by one of my commenters.

aaa card challenge autumn colors 9 13 2015

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, inks – Palette Burnt Umber, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, VersaMark Black Onyx, die – Poppystamps, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


34 thoughts on “Live for Today Card – Papertrey Ink September 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

  1. So sweet! Love the look through the window!

  2. Sweet scene – love the pop of color from the leaves “outside”!

  3. Perfectly beautiful! How wonderful that you used Out On A Limb too! I think I should dig mine out and give it some love. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. Very pretty! Love how you used the chalkboard look for your window…it really makes your sweet little leaf scene pop! :0)

  5. Wonderful! Beautifully stamped and colored image behind the window!

  6. This is lovely, Kathy. What an original and beautiful take on the inspiration photo. I think that you could play this over at AAA Cards Autumn Colors challenge?

  7. Soft & pretty take on the inspiration photo!

  8. Very pretty! Beautiful view through your window.

  9. This is gorgeous! I love that you thought out of the box.

    • Thank you so much, Lindsey! I love the look of chalkboard, but I don’t like executing chalkboard designs. I thought I was shut out of the challenge until I really looked at the inspiration photo and saw the 4 panel door detail.

  10. Beautiful fall window and I like your take on the inspiration photo! Such a pretty scene!

  11. You captured the inspiration with my favorite hobby – looking through the windows to see what’s new for the day~

  12. This is lovely! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  13. Great take on the inspiration piece. The blending you did for the sky is wonderful!

  14. Back again! 🙂 Your card is CAS-ly beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards! Melissa – DT.

  15. Love the design with the window – and the pretty Autumn colours! Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Jill

  16. I love that window die and the way you’ve used it for the challenges. Love your leafy tree in the window. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

  17. So clever and classy with a perfect little autumnal scene through the window
    Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards. Sarah