Thursday, March 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop

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It’s time once again for Papertrey Ink’s Blog Hop!  I am so excited to participate; it’s been awhile.  I went back to check and it was last June!  I love making things with paper and just haven’t made time for it until recently.  So glad to be back into it.

 

Anyway, the reason you’re here is for the blog hop.  (If you don’t know what that is, check out this page for details.)  This month’s challenge was buttons, and thank goodness.  I have almost every color of PTI buttons, but rarely use them except as the center of a flower.  Creative, huh?

For this project I had great plans to really do something crazy.  I have seen other people do amazing things with buttons.  Why couldn’t I?  But then there was this paper sitting on my desk.  This gorgeous, happy, colorful paper.  It’s just been staring at me for weeks, begging to be used.

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So I abandoned all notions of craziness to follow the paper’s desire.  And don’t you know that I had buttons that matched every color on that paper?  Amazing.

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The card base is Aqua Mist (which matched perfectly!).  I stitched up the buttons with white embroidery floss and used score-tape to add them to the centers of the circles.  It’s not rocket science, but I like to think that it works pretty well.

Then I added a dark chocolate strip on the bottom, with some Stamper’s Select White for the sentiment (from Around & About Sentiments), in Melon Berry ink.

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I’ve been on an envelope kick lately.  I don’t send one of out this house without adding something.   So I pulled out the coordinating circle sentiment from the same stamp set and used the colors from the paper: Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, Spring Rain and Sweet Blush.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your hopping!

 

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless noted otherwise)
Stamps:  Around & About Sentiments
Cardstock:  Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate and Stamper’s Select White
Patterned Paper: Spring: Giddy Grasshopper (Dear Lizzy & American Crafts)
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Melon Berry, Spring Rain and Sweet Blush 
Other:  Vintage Buttons: Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Rustic Wood and Spring Rain

40 comments:

Melissa said...

Very pretty!

Janice said...

Neat colour combo...beautiful!

megspaulding said...

This is a great card! Love all the swirls. very pretty!

Rosanne said...

Fun card!

Travel & Living said...

Love the card and color of the button!

Anika said...

Cute, Patti! I love all those different sized circles!

peggysue said...

That is very cheery, happy paper! Nice choice and the buttons complement it so well.

Shiloh said...

Such a fun card!

Kelly S. said...

Love the bright cheery colors and the super cute envelope to match!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very clever use of the paper, at first I thought they were stamped images! Fun card!

Babies- Beth said...

What a great use of that paper! The buttons centers are just perfect with it!!

Marge said...

Love your FUN card!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So cute! Excellent card with the buttons matching the colored circles.

Allison Cope said...

How fun! Love the colours!

Laurie said...

Love this! Those colors are yummy!

Kay said...

Wow- that is amazing that the paper matches the buttons so perfectly- very cool!

Jennifer Carter said...

So fun and whimsical!

Kerri said...

So fun! Yep, I put a button in the center of my flower LOL! So not creative : )

resmith said...

Such a fun card!!!

Heather P. said...

This is just gorgeous!

Liz said...

I love all the different colors! And that you took the circles to the envelope!

Karen H. said...

This is so cool. I love the colors. The design is awesome.

travelingmama said...

This is so pretty! I love all the circles!

Laural-Lee said...

don't you just love it when an idea falls into place so nicely? Great work.

Lori said...

Neat card!

Savitri said...

Super cute!! Love the colors!!

christy compton hall said...

This is really fun - and what a great way to use Around & About Sentiments :)

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh I love the color and pop of Dark Chocolate! And the envelope...way to think out of the box with the set!

Jenny said...

Great card!!! :D

Gayatri said...

Very cool!

Cammie said...

This is such a lovely card and envelope! Thanks for the inspiration.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how cute!

Chris Simon said...

What a fun card! That paper was perfect for a button card.

SnappyStamper said...

Super cute & fun! Yes, I'm still hopping ~ too slow at this, I'm being mesmerized - lol!

Lisa V. said...

What a fun and cheery card. Great job.

Holly Jordan said...

Great card! I love how the buttons coordinate so well with the fabulous colors!

Sara Mac said...

Patti this is so adorable! It's great that you had buttons to match all those fun circles. I came here to leave you a comment for the blog hop and I've spent forever reading many of your past posts. I've really enjoyed perusing your blog -- especially your story.

Taheerah said...

Love all the matchy-matchy! Great card! Love how you gave the envelope some attention too!

Pat said...

Love how you coordinated your card and envelope.

Dana said...

This is very fuin Patti, and I LOVE the sentiment strip!