Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI January 2012 Blog Hop

For PTI's Blog Hop this month, they issued this challenge:

"This month, in honor of the new year, we are challenging you to pick your favorite project from 2011 and share it with all of us! To take it a step further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired by the favorite project you select. Your new version of an old favorite could carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets."

The card that I chose I originally made in October for a Make It Monday challenge. To see the original blog post, click here.

I used my brand new release package (that just arrived yesterday) to create a this card with Simply Jane:

I love this sentiment...I love this set, actually. I've always loved any Jane Austen movies and books, so when I saw that PTI came out with this set, it went in my cart, with the dies, and the matching paper, too!

I used the same layered mats and frames technique on this card as the original, and stamped the polka dots (PTI) and woodgrain (SU) the same, as well. The girls are cut with the matching dies.

Isn't it awesome that this paper is actually text from Pride and Prejudice?? The twine is from the Twinery. All cardstock is PTI.

This was a really fun blog hop to participate in, it was such a great idea to go back and find a card you really liked from 2011 and recreate it for 2012!

39 comments:

  1. I love that text paper too :) And you've got gorgeous colours...purple and kraft! Totally yummy!

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  2. What an awesome way to use Simply Jane--the purple is great.

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  3. Love the double matting, and how the colors work for both. Super!

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  4. Both are wonderful cards , who would think you could go from spider to Simply-Jane! Beautiful!

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  5. Super transition! Love the kraft and purple and can't wait to get my hands on the set!

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  6. This is wonderful. You took a super fun card and turned it into something so elegant. I am a huge Jane Austen fan, but decided against the set, at least for now....I am thrilled to hear that the text on the paper is actually from the book. I'm still waiting for my order, so didn't know that.

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  7. Beautiful card Jessica. Love the polka dot frame and the woodgrain.

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  8. Love the color combo and both your original and new one are so gorgeous!

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  9. I remember that cute little spider card! Your revisit did NOT disappoint :-) Purple is my favorite color - so of COURSE I love it!! :-)

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  10. Oh that little spider was such a cutie! And this new version is so pretty with the purple and kraft!

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  11. The first card is so adorable and festive...
    but love the Jane.
    The colors are fabulous...
    those silhouettes in purple...
    and I die over that patterned paper! :)
    Fabby cards!!

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  12. Jessica - I love the color choices here. I just received my patterned paper and you make me want to use it right away. Great card! :)

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  13. Simply beautiful! Delightful and classy cards. ;)

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  14. Grat layout. I remember your first card. Love your perspective on the cased card. That background paper looks so elegant. Looks like I might have to order it.

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  15. Love both cards, such totally different feel to each.

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  16. Wonderful cards. One fun and one more on the romantic side.

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  17. Oh gosh, now I'm gonna have to get the stamp set as well.

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  18. How COOL that you turned your Halloween design into such an elegant one! Love the woodgrain with the pops of purple, a really cool look!

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  19. Jess, your card is awesome! I love how you layer the dies to make a frame...it's so cool. Love the different patterns to - text, woodgrain and polkadots, really well done :)

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  20. I'm amazed at the different feel of this card, using the same design! Very pretty!

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  21. I loved the original, and your new card with this design is fantastic, too! I will have to try layering the Mat Stack dies like this--I love it! Beautifully done, my friend!

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  22. Oh no, you're going to make me jealous! My PTI package with Simply Jane and other supplies isn't scheduled to arrive until tomorrow! LOL. But it is fun to see them in use, even if not by me. ;-) Love both your cards. Love the polka dots over the text. Lovely job! ;-)

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  23. What a cool combination of patterns and shapes! I like the way you switched up the color of the background text in the newer card. Very pretty colors, too!

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  24. It was fun going back to see what we'd previously done, I agree! Your re-make is simply awesome -- LOVE them both!!!

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  25. love how you used the mat stack dies to make frames, i can't wait to try this!

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  26. Hello there. Found you through the PTI blog hop & now I am your newest follower. Your blog is really nice & I enjoyed your cards very much. Love the patterns & colors. Quite lovely!
    Terrific job.
    Look forward to visiting your blog again soon.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  27. Both of these are FABULOUS! Love how you stacked the die cuts and repeated the polka dots, woodgrain & text! Those Simply Jane silhouettes look really fantastic in purple!!

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  28. Lovin ur use of simply jane with the central frame as the focus.

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  29. How wonderful! I love how you took the same layout (which is also great, btw), roughly the same colors, and made two COMPLETELY different yet equally beautiful cards- wonderful creativity!

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  30. I'm totally enamored with that polka dot frame! Loving the purple too!

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  31. both are gorgeous. love the polka dot and frame.

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  32. Wow, I'm in love with both your older card (which I hadn't seen) and your newest one. They are amazing!

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  33. I love both version! The purple looks great... and I just adore the new Simly Jane set. :o)

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  34. I love them both! Your original card was so cute, and your new card is so elegant! Great layout, great cards!

    Chris L.

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  35. What a transformation-from halloween to elegant vintage? Wow!

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  36. I like how you have used the woodgrain background in both cards. Looks neat:) And whst can i say . . . I love polka dots!

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  37. Love the wood grain and beautiful framed images. They are both fab. :)

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