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Friday, September 16, 2011

Tree Hugger Card and PI Blog Hop

Wow, yesterday the temps really started dropping, I guess Fall is fast approaching!  Over at Paper Issues we are starting our new theme, "Tree Hugger".  And we are kicking it off with a blog hop. Well actually 3 blog hops!! There is a hop for scrapbook pages, altered projects and cards.  Make sure to stop by and check out all the inspiration. If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Paper Issues site to find the complete lists of blogs to visit. Read on to find out more goodies in this hop.There are RAKs along the way too!

I created this card using the theme as my inspiration. I made the card completely from scraps that I had on hand. Kind of a reuse/recycle type thing.  Just like you would scrape all the jelly out of a jar, I made sure to get as much from my paper and ribbons as possible!  Then of course I had to include a tree!


At this time of year, how could I pass up focusing on the leaves? It will still be a while before they reach their peak of colors around here. But the falling temps and the falling leaves, gave me the idea to include an autumn tree. The leaf border at the bottom is cut so that the card peaks through to the inside. I included a strip of darker paper on the inside to highlight this.


If you are hopping along on the Paper Issues card blog hop, your next stop is: Gretchen McElveen www.gretchenmac.blogspot.com.  


Don't forget, there are some RAK's along the way and there is also a coupon waiting for you at the Paper Issues blog for you to go shopping at the Paper Issues store!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun on the hop!










UPDATE: I've gotten a few comments and questions about the leaf cut out on the bottom of the card.  It is not a border punch. I cut that using my Silhouette.  Thanks for asking!

Ingredients:
Cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV, American Crafts
Ribbon: American Crafts
Brads: Target
Stamp: Unity
Ink: Momento

28 comments:

  1. adorable card i looove the leaves on the bottom...sooo cute! tfs!

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  2. What a smart idea Cathy! Love how you made the tree with the leaves falling!

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  3. such precision in piecing that tree, wow!

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  4. Very cute! I love the punched border!

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  5. Hi Cathy! You made such a cute card for the blog hop. I love the warm colors, the falling leaves and that border punch you used is to die for.

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  6. Sweet!! Is that a Martha Stewart border punch? If not, whose? I LOVE IT!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings to you,

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  7. Hi Cathy, I love that cut-out leaf border! Lovely!

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  8. gorgeous card Cathy! I love the leaf edge too!

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  9. Beautiful!!!! Love the laef edge and the leaves on the tree :) I am now a follower.

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  10. Love the autumn card, and I love my Silouhette =) Thank you.

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  11. Love the border punching- beautiful card!

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  12. Stunning card - love that border punch!
    New follower here too.
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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  13. beautiful card,pretty edge,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Wow ... that punch is fabulous. Love this :)

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  15. Great use of your scraps! Love the border!

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  16. Cathy..I love the border on this..very elegant card..

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  17. What a sweet card. Did you just make your own pattern up? You did a great job.

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  18. Great card!!! Love the leaves along the bottom!

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  19. Such a pretty card! I love the fall colors, and that leaf edge punch is way cool!

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  20. Very cute card. Will have to try one. Love the polka dot ribbon. Peggie

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  21. Fabulous card!! I love that punch at the bottom. What a great touch! =)

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  22. yay, I have a Silhouette so I can make that leaf border too! Lovely card!

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  23. Wow, that Silhouette border is super cool!! Great card.

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  24. Gorgeous card! Such lovely colours too! I've added myself as a follower (fellow DT member) :o)

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  25. so cute!! love the border punch!!!

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