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.

23 comments:

  1. Love the buttons and doily bg!

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  2. Ooh, I love the look and feel of this card! Love the colors, love the stitching, love the doily and button card- YUM!

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  3. I really like the floss going around edge, very nice.

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  4. Your vintage card is wonderful!! Great work!

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  5. Gorgeous colors in your project! Gives me a lovely vintage look and so beautiful!

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  6. Very cute!
    Love the colors...
    and that vintage look!

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  7. Jen, I zoomed right in to check out all the detail on your card. You stitched that border so nicely and the stitching on the button card was also a great idea. Your MIL will love her card.

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  8. How appropriate to use floss on the button cards. Nicely done. Great card!

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  9. Love this beautiful, vintage card!!!

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  10. i really like the button card layered on the doily, very pretty :)

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  11. Very nice paper and color choices. Pretty!

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  12. Really like the vintage style of your card.

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  13. A wonderful vintage card with such a cozy feel...love the way the navy blue just pops with the green. So lovely!

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  14. Lovely vintage look and feel!

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  15. Wow this card is fantastic. Love the stitched border and color combos.

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  16. I love the name of your blog!
    Your card is so pretty - I love the girly vintage feel, and how that green just pops out at you.

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  17. SO Cute! Love how this turned out.

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  18. The stitched frame looks great with the ribbon tails stamp you used.

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  19. Wow, Jen, so vintage, and so pretty!

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  20. Such a wonderful card! I love the vintage style! Love the button card and the doily!!!

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