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April Blog Hop


For this month's Hop, we are to use tissue paper in our projects. PTI does a beautiful job with packaging, and every stamp set is wrapped in white tissue paper. It's such a nice touch, and I always have some on hand for gifts or other projects.
The first one is pretty straightforward--clean and simple. Die cut flowers in white and fuchsia and leaf stamps behind. Sometimes it's nice to have a one-layer card.

This second one took a bit more time and detail. I used tissue as the flowers on the branch, as well as the little "skirt" at the bottom and the wings for the birds. I love these colors together.
Card #1
Paper: PTI White, white and fuchsia tissue paper
Ink: SU Gable Green, Pink Passion
Stamps: PTI Turning a New Leaf
Other: PTI flower dies

Card #2:
Paper: PTI White, Raspberry Fizz, fuchsia tissue paper, SU Ballet Blue
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, SU Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Pink Passion, Gable Green
Stamps: PTI Everyday Button Bits, Take a Bough, Polka Dot Basics
Other: Flat Rhinestone stickers, 5/8" and 1" circle punches
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Comments

  1. Fun pleats on the bottom of the second card! What a great idea!

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  2. The second card is amazing!!! Love the pleats!!

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  3. I love both, but the birds on a limb is amazing. The detail with the tissue and the pleats are just great.

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  4. Cheryl both cards are WONDERFUL!!!!
    Happy Hopping!

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  5. Cheryl, these are great cards. I especially love those neat pleats and blossoms on the second card.

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  6. What great cards. I totally agree that sometimes less is more.

    TFS~

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  7. I guess great minds really DO think alike Cheryl! I'm so glad you are posting again...I was missing your cards.
    These are both lovely, but I'm partial to the cherry blossom branch. *wink*

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  8. So very cute. I love the detail in the second card. So worth the time I am sure it took you to do.

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  9. Very cute--esp. the birdies!

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  10. Lovely cards, I really love the ruffle in the second one!! Great job!!

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  11. Both cards are beautiful. I love all the ways you used the tissue paper.

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  12. I loved the simple card, and then saw the second one, with that sweet little ruffle. I LOVE it!

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  13. Those are both fun cards! Great work!

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  14. Very sweet cards, both of them! I like the ruffle as well and the sweet little birds.

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  15. darling cards! how could one chose a favourite? great use of the tissue in both of them!

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  16. CUTENESS!! The flowers on the tree are perfection!

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  17. OH MY GOSH, that 2nd card is just over the top ADORABLE!!! Love the top one too, very CAS!

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  18. Such cute cards! The 2nd is my favorite - so darn cute! Love the details and the tissue, too...LOL!

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  19. Love the birdie card. That pleat is so perfect.

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  20. Love your second card, such fun! I adore the first one. Simple and clean.

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  21. Two adorable cards Cheryl! Love the perfect pleats on the second card.

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  22. Both your cards are just too sweet. I really like your little blossoms on the second card. Im going to have to give this a try with my set soon!

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  23. They're both great cards, but the second one is definitely my favorite. Those birdies are so perfect! The colors are vibrant and beautiful, and all of the little details - the wings, the rhinestones, the ruffled border, the flowers - add up to one fabulous card.

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  24. seriously...those birdies are too cute!!

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  25. Your tissue pleats turned out so good!! Cute cards!

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  26. Darling cards! Love all your different tissue paper components!

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  27. Very fun cards. I love the little birdies! Nice job.

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  28. Cute cards both, especially the chickadees - Am putting Button Bits in my cart right now! From which set is the bold "birthday wishes" in the first card?

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  29. LOVE that ruffle! Adorable cards~!

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  30. Oh such cute cards! I love the one with the chickadees... so clever!

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  31. Your little skirt is too cute! Love the colors on that card, as well!

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  32. Pretty cards! Love the birds with the ruffle trim on the bottom!

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  33. Both cards are awesome, but LOVE that little birdie one!!!

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  34. These are adorable! However, that little bird is just too cute.

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  35. Too, too cute! Love the tissue wings!

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