Papertrey March Blog Hop!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!! I'm very excited to share a card with you today for the Papertrey March Blog Hop! What can I say--I AM OFFICIALLY HOOKED! I recently ordered a bunch of stamp sets from PTI, and I'm loving everything I've played with so far!
This could get REALLY dangerous for me, LOL! Such fun stuff ;-)


Anyway, this month's challenge is 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!

 
I just got the first stamp set Modern Basics, that Maile Belles designed--she's one of my favorite designers. Just LOVE her clean and simple style! Well, that's what I used for this card, and I really love how it turned out. This was so fun to make--I'm really glad I got this set. I know I'll be playing with it again soon--there are so many things you can do with it!!
If you look closely, I used embroidery floss to stitch around the edges of the middle butterfly. I used a paper piercer to pierce the holes, threaded the needle with the floss, and stitched away. I think it's a neat look. Maybe if I used yellow floss instead, it may have "popped" more against the black ink.
I WOULD LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK, I ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS!
THANKS FOR MAKING A STOP AT MY BLOG ALONG THE HOP!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Modern Basics
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream
Ink: SU: Cool Caribbean, So Saffron; StazOn: Black
Other: Buttons-PTI, DMC Floss, Paper Piercer & Needle-Stampin' Up!, Dimensionals

33 comments:

  1. Nope, Love the blue!!!! very nicely done.

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  2. What a great job you did with that stamp set! And I know what you mean - it's been major trouble for my bank account ever since I discovered PTI. Glad you've joined the party! :)

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  3. Loving these colors, and I think that middle butterfly is just perfect with the floss color that you chose, compliments the other two butterflies beautifully!

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  4. Love your card! I can't wait to get that stamp set. Love the blue as well!!

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  5. How fun! What a creative way to use the floss!

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  6. The blue is perfect -- very lovely!
    And YES, I could totally spend a TON (IF I had it) at PTI -- between the fabulous stamps, awesome dies, papers, etc. -- well, you know!!!

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  7. So pretty! Love the color and texture...

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  8. I love what you did with this set! Gorgeous colour combo and lovely stitching on the butterfly. :)

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  9. Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with those stamps!! They are still on their way to me, can't wait to get them inked up myself and your project is a true inspiration!

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  10. You did a great job with this stamp set! The more I see it used the more I think I "need" it!! Love the buttons for centers!

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  11. Love how you used the new Modern Basics set! Your colors are so unique and the stitching on the butterfly looks so cool!

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  12. Great use of Modern Basics! Fun card. Like your stitches.

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  13. Great card and use of the Modern Basics set!

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  14. very pretty! i think the blue is perfect!

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  15. Love to see you use your new goodies! Fabulous use of both floss and Modern Basics!

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  16. Wow you got your set in time to play with it for the hop, I'm impressed! You must have had a quick trigger finger at midnight! :) Very cute! Like the use of the set.

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  17. Another butterfly girl! GMTA! :-) I love the CAS look of this card, enlivened with the stitching around the middle butterfly--I think the blue is definitely the right color for the stitching!

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  18. Super cute card! Love the new stamp set you have used.

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  19. Great use of this set! I love your butterflies.

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  20. Love how you used floss to outline the butterfly image. So pretty!

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  21. What a fun card!!! I totally love it!!

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  22. Love what you have created with Modern Basics! Great colors and adorable butterflies!

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  23. It's fun to see this set in use. You did a wonderful job with it. I don't think you need to switch to yellow floss. The blue works well. The only suggestion I would make is to outline the entire butterfly rather than leaving the gaps of black. I think you would then get more of the pop you want. Enjoy your weekend.

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  24. What you did is great! Maybe a wee bit of so Saffron colored floss on the bottom wings of the two blue butterflies would add a connection between the b'flies and the borders-

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  25. Great card.. THANK YOU for sharing.. Please come and visit my blog too!!

    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

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  26. Super cute Nicki! I love what you did with the floss!! Great job!

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  27. I like the turquoise floss against the black. The buttons add a really cute touch!

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  28. Gorgeous color combo and the stitched butterfly is rockin'!!

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