Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 2013 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!


Happy Thursday!  I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop today!  This month's challenge is all about Color Inspiration! 


Pencil Pouch!  I chose the inspiration colors to the right for my card.  I tried to venture outside of my normal flowery cards to do something a little different.  In about  a month it will be time for school again.  After seeing that new jumbo Mat Stack 7 die, I just knew it would make the cutest chubby pencils.  Then, after I assembled the card, I realized this chubby pencil was big enough to make a pencil pouch.  I chose to add a sentiment panel, but a gift card or even a treat or two could easily slide into the pouch. 

I used the the largest Mat Stack #7 die and cut out rustic white, summer sunrise, melon berry, and new leaf card stocks.  I cut the rustic white all the way across the "V" center.  I then inked up the pencil tip using the Background:  Woodgrain stamp and inked with harvest gold.  I added a smudge of black ink for a graphite point using the tip of my Memento dew drop in Expresso Truffle.  For the jagged sharpened pencil barrel I used the 1 3/4" pinking edge circle.  

My pencil inspiration came from Ticonderoga Pencils.  I have always loved these pencils so the green band at the top was perfect.  I did opt for a little dimension so I used the grid image from Background Basics: Geometric stamped in New Leaf on New Leaf.  For the eraser, the melon berry was the perfect eraser color.  I did enhance the depth a bit with some more melon berry ink sponged on the edges.  All the pieces were ink distressed just a bit with some Rangers Brushed Corduroy.  I just love the chubby pencil look.  The fact that it can be a pencil pouch makes it even better!

Papertrey Ink Products
PTI Card stock(rustic white, new leaf, summer sunrise, harvest gold, melon berry, true black)
PTI Inks (melon berry, new leaf,harvest gold, summer sunrise)
PTI  Background Basics: Geometrics and Woodgrain, We Go Together, and Fabulous Frames stamp sets
PTI Mat Stack 7, Fabulous Frames, Limitless Layers Circles 1 3/4, Seeing Stars, Wonderful Words: Teacher, and Spiral Notebook Page dies
PTI new leaf button
scor- tape

Other Products
Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp
adhesive cork
glue dots
Zig Glue Pen
Aleene's Fast Grab glue
Ranger's Brushed Corduroy ink 
hole punch

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. A stunning design, any teacher would be honoured to receive and treasure.
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  2. Great idea, thanks for sharing! Love your card and the stars!

  3. Very creative Betty. I love the "teacher" embossed. So many great elements.

  4. LOVE that giant sized pencil!! Fabulous card!

  5. What a fabulous teacher card! I love it!

  6. fabulous and very creative card

  7. Betty, what a colorful cards with so many neat elements!

  8. Wow, what a lot of work, but a fabulous result! :)

  9. Great teacher card. Love the pencil-Irma

  10. SUPER! Love that cool chunky pencil, and the 'teacher' that looks like an enameled charm. Lots of dimension - totally awesome!

  11. Fantastic card Betty, love the teacher inspired elements.

  12. What a fabulous teacher card! Any teacher would love to receive this!


  13. adorable! Although I'm hoping this isn't a "Back to School" thing...I still have a month of vacation! LOL Hugs to you Diva sistah! ox

  14. Betty love your take on this challenge and your back to school card is just about the cutest card ever!

  15. Love these fresh, fruity colors and how they were softened and warmed by your sponging. Great sentiment, and great design!


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