Wednesday, September 15, 2021

PPP September Release Blog Hop (+ GIVEAWAY)

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Pretty Pink Posh September Product Release Blog Hop!  This release has so many awesome products (all available now!) and today I am focusing on one that just might be my favorite product from the entire year.  That's a big statement.  But it's true!  Before I get into my projects, though, I just want to remind you to leave a comment on this post and all the stops along the hop because Pretty Pink Posh is giving away three $25 gift certificates (details below).  

 

My cards today start with color.  Here's the back story....Not long ago I found myself in a big crafty rut.  That tends to happy when I have a heavy/broken heart.  I truly just couldn't create.  After some weeks/months I was desperate to bring myself out of it, but nothing seemed to work.  I finally decided color makes me happy, so I started swatching some of my favorite color combinations with simple rectangles.  Those swatches inspired the card below. 
I played around with colors and settled on Papertrey's saffron spice, melon berry, terracotta tile, and enchanted evening.  And oh how I adore this color combination!  This card is small (about 3x4.5").  I simply used my color rectangles and added a sentiment from Falling Leaves.  
Okay, there are lots and lots of crafty products that I love, but even amongst those there are some in a special category of their own that I truly LOVE.  And let me tell you, Pretty Pink Posh's Fall Foliage immediately jumped into my LOVE category.  Friends, you are going to want to add this one to your stash.  All the rest of my cards were created using it.  Once I got started, I just couldn't stop! 
I started with a simple duo.  The first card is just a long branch from Fall Foliage in each of the four colors with a sentiment from Woodland Thanks.  The second is the same card, but just stepped up a notch with an added Scallop Frame and a secondary sentiment from Woodland Thanks
Next I used more Fall Foliage, but this time I used it as an accent. 
The new Elegant Pumpkin die is a beauty and easy to paper piece.  It looked great on it's own, but I tucked some of the Fall Foliage stems behind it for a little extra pizzaz and dimension.  
I stamped a simple sentiment from Woodland Thanks and the card was complete.  A little side note - Though I focused on dies for this particular post, I highly recommend the Woodland Thanks stamp set.  The sentiments are fabulous, and the stamps are basically the same images as the dies in Fall Foliage but just at a different scale. 
I saved my favorite card for last...  
Using nearly all the leftover Fall Foliage die cuts I had, I created a background pattern on my card base.  If I could turn this pattern into fabric, I would in a heartbeat!  I adore it. 
I used the previously released Thank You Script Die, mounted it on white cardstock, and trimmed out the outline.  Then I popped it up on the card.  
I started to tidy my space and throw my scraps away and immediately regretted it.  I looked at the Fall Foliage negative die cut sheets and knew there was potential.  I couldn't rescue the terracotta color, but I turned the other three colors into simple cards.  They don't have a sentiment on them because I like to have a few cards in my stash that work for any occasion that might arise.  Plus, I think the shapes are beautiufl on their own and didn't want to cover them up. :) 
Ahh, one last look at them all together. This just makes me smile big. :) I hope it makes you smile, too!  I'm the last stop on the hop, so if you are just joining, make sure you go back and start and the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.  You will be wowed by the other designers projects!  Here is the full line-up: 

Blog Hop Day 3 (Sept. 15)
Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Keeway Tsao
Jeanne Jachna
Gemma Campbell
Lindsey Larsen 
(me!)

Don't forget to leave comments along the way!  There are three $25 Pretty Pink Posh gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day).  Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop.  Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 9/19/2021.  Winners will be announced on the Pink Posh Blog.  Happy hopping and best of luck, friends!

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards! Love the clean and simple style. I think you are out of your crafty rut…blessings

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  2. These cards are awesome and show most of this release!
    I love the four colours you used!

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  3. Dear Lindsey
    I really like the cards and the color palette which gives elegance to the cards.

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  4. Wow! Amazing cards, and a very sophisticated color palette!

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  5. Gorgeous colors and use of the dies! WOW! LOVE!

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  6. Very nice cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Very nice cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. That last set of cards is genius! Love the color combination too. Hope you stay happy now that you're creating more!

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  9. These are so pretty! Beautiful colors for fall, and lovely designs! I especially love the Elegant Pumpkin card!

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  10. SWOON!! Such AWESOME Cards!! I LOVE the Designs and the Colors you used!! WOWOWOWOW!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  11. Wonderful cards. I think my favorite is the one using the Elegant Pumpkin Die -- that may be my favorite from this fantastic release.

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  12. Beautiful color combination! Thanks for sharing your inspiring cards.

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  13. I like the palette. My fav card is the Happy Thanksgiving. I just like the negative space on it.

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  14. Love the foliage and pretty pumpkin!! Beautiful cards in lovely color!! Great designs, too!!

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  15. WOW! Love your color scheme. I think I have all these papers. Beautiful samples. I love the paper piecing too!

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  16. Great cards! I love this new release from PPP.

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  17. Oh my gosh!! I love the stunning colours you used! They look amazing!

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  18. Gorgeous color choices. Very pretty!

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  19. Love your cards using the colors you picked. Great designs!!

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  20. What an amazing set of card using the same colour pallet! Wonderful choices and stunning cards!Thanks so muhc for sharing!! Stay safe! :)

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear your heart was sad, Lindsey. Are you all better now? It sure looks like these gorgeous colors took your mind off of it for a little while!
    Fabulous products - fantastic makes, my friend!
    xo

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  22. Love your color palette! Coincidentally, the tablecloth that we use to protect the table that is on our deck has almost the same colors in it! I commented to my husband that those colors look like fall - before I even saw your blog post! I really like all of your card designs! P.S. Hope your heart is feeling happier!

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  23. This is a gorgeous color palette and all the cards turned out fantastic!

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  24. Wonderful card with this color combo.

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  25. Terrific colors! Your cards are fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  26. Beautiful cards!! Absolutely love your color palette and love that you stayed with the same colors throughout all of your cards. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. Wonderful inspiration!

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