Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

It's that time of the month again, time for the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop.

The Challenge: "For the March Blog Hop we are challenging you to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on your 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! We look forward to seeing your creations!"

It just so happened that we needed a birthday card for my mother-in-law, and I thought this challenge was a perfect opportunity to make something special for her. I used floss to stitch a frame around my patterened paper and to attach buttons to the button card. If you look closely, you'll see that I've tied a special heart shaped button with contrasting floss to help it stand out. I also used a little twine, just to add to the vintage feel of the card. I'm pretty happy with the end result! Thanks for hopping by, and if you want to check out all of the wonderful cards people created, check out the InLinkz via Nichole Heady's blog.

All Supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Button Boutique and Ribbon Tails stamp sets; Kraft and Rustic White cardstock; Bitty Dot Basics green dot patterned paper and LilyBee Designs green floral paper; Enchanted Evening, Tim Holtz Distress Brushed Corduroy and Old Paper, and Archival Ink Jet Black ink pads; Button Twine and DMC floss; Double Ended Banners, Button Card Collection, and Parisian Lace Doily dies; Tim Holtz sanding grip.