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Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March 2011 Blog Hop Challenge

  
Welcome to the March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. 
This month Nichole challenged us to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive 
way on a project. This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like 
ribbon, braiding,accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up! 
 
     My first love is sewing and quilting, so I have a great stash of fabrics, threads and embroidery floss, but I do find it difficult to incorporate these things into paper crafting. I must have a block against mixing paper and sewing/fabrics. This blog hop challenged me to take the plunge!!

      I don't have my PTI Button Boutique stamp set and dies yet, but I wanted use the 'button' concept for this challenge. Most of the supplies for this card are from Papertrey Ink, so I used a button card from  Stampin'Up  for this card.   I made a Baby card for my niece who is expecting her 2nd daughter in April. 


     I started by stamping the lower portion of the white card stock with Polka Dot Basics using Close to My Heart 'Blush' ink. The top portion was created by stamping one of the stripes from Distressed Stripes vertically and horizontally to make a checkered effect.  I then used the Linen Impression plate to create some texture on the stamped card stock.


     The button card (stamped in Chocolate) was layered on yellow and pink card stock and a doily. Yellow ribbon and a bow adds a little colour to the focal point. The 4 little pink buttons are from PTI's Vintage Spring Mix.  I sewed them into the card with white embroidery floss. 

     I added the sentiment  'cute as a button'  (Stamping Bella) to the lower portion of the card and finished with 3 little cross stitches in yellow embroidery floss.  The finished front panel was mounted on to a yellow card stock base.


Two sentiments from Mega Mixed Messages: 'hello' and 'little one' were lined up to create one phrase on the inside of the card.  


Edited: I finally received my new Button Boutique Stamp and Die sets from Papertrey Ink, so I added these cute little buttons. I die cut , stamped and layered two of the buttons and then sewed them together with some yellow embroidery floss. It gives a perfect finish for a 'cute as a button' card for a new baby girl!!



 Card Details
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, Distressed Stripes, Mega Mixed Messages; Stamping Bella; Stampin'Up Sew Suite
Inks: PTI Vintage Tea Dye Duo; CTMH Blush, Chocolate
Papers: PTI Stamper's Select White; yellow, pink scrap card stock
Other Supplies: PTI Linen Impression plate, Spring Mix Buttons;  white & yellow embroidery floss; doily;  yellow ribbon;  





Thanks for hopping today!! Have a great week-end. 

25 comments:

Traveling Mama said...

This really is cute as a button! So sweet!

canyoupixelthis.com said...

Love your cards, very sweet!!

-Jessica

Rhonda said...

love the yellow and pink together.

Mary Duffek said...

Lovely card. You little "x" are sooo cute! Fabulous design and wonderful job.

Kay said...

I love these sweet colors and the button card on the doily- love seeing those two together!

Kelly said...

So sweet!

Jen Carter said...

Karen this is so pretty!!!

I'm Renee said...

Adorable!
Love the colors...
such a "girly" card!:)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Cute baby card! Love the buttons and perfect with the sentiment, of course! Have fun with your new Papertrey goodies!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love your doily as a background piece and the little cross stitching at the bottom!

Linda said...

This is lovely. I love how the cross stitches echo the stitching on the buttons. And you can mix your fabrics and paper crafts any time! Just not the scissors!!

Lorraine said...

Karen, this is lovely! Love all the details and those little cross stiches!

Dani said...

So Lovely!!

beckynoelle said...

very sweet - love the little cross stitches by the sentiment!

Peggysuez said...

This is cute, makes a very sweet card!

Lori said...

What a sweet baby card!

Suzanne said...

Absolutely adorable, Karen! I love how you used the floss to stitch X's across the bottom!

Rebecca said...

I like how you anchored the sentiment with the floss.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love the layout and how sweet it looks using those buttons.

nancy jane said...

This is a sweet card. Those three crossed stitched are a great addition to the design.

christy compton hall said...

So cute! Love those little yellow stitches and the pink button card for a sweet girl.

Babies- Beth said...

What a cute baby card! Such sweet buttons for the new baby!

Cyndie said...

How cute is that!!! I love your colors and little cross stitches on this card!

Chris said...

What a sweet card, Karen! I love the little cross stitch to balance. Perfect.

Jeannie said...

Very pretty card ... and I love how you have the x's stitched ... great idea and one I'll have to remember to use!