Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March 2011 Blog Hop: Embroidery Floss and CR84FN20 Color Challenge


Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop challenge this month is to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on
your project. I kept my spring project fairly CAS, but had fun creating a much-needed birthday card for my stash in the process.
I chose Lavender Moon CS, stamping Background Basics: Petal Power in VersaMark Ink on the right side and added Bitty Box Basics in Lavender Moon on the left. After punching small holes in the points of all my Beautiful Blooms II die-cut flower petals, I laced DMC Floss #3836 through the petals and added a floss star burst to the center. A tiny purple gem completes my flower. The stem and leaves are die cut with the rickrack border die and my Everyday Button Bits sentiment is stamped on a Spellbinders die and secured with embroidery floss.
Enjoy the hop -- I cannot wait to see what everyone else came up with for this fun challenge!
ETA:  Due to a couple sweet suggestions from friends/commenters (thanks, Ladies!), I am also entering this card in the following fabulous weekly challenge: CR84FN20 Color Challenge!

59 comments:

Traveling Mama said...

How cute! Love your pretty flower!

Kay said...

Love the stitching on the flowers- looks great with the stamped polka dots!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love the flower and stitching!!

Jill said...

Your stitching on the flower is really attractive, Marge! I can see myself copying, I mean CASEing this idea, LOL! I love your part PP, part background stamp background, and your ric rac stem too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I'll have to think of that sorta of sentiment placement, that looks great.

Lindsay said...

So many fun elements on this! Love that flower, just fabulous!

wendy said...

very creative !

Baseret said...

Oh how cute!! I love your flower, and the center is just perfect.

Mary Duffek said...

Too cute!

Diane said...

Very creative and pretty!!

lynn said...

love how you've used the thread-very cute card, marge:)

I'm Renee said...

love how you used the floss on the flower petals...
very cute!

SeattleStamper said...

I love the stitching on your flower petals! Thanks for leaving some love over at my blog too :) I am a Seattle native but lived in Tempe for college :)

Laura Evangeline said...

Oh! I love what you did with the floss. I think I use floss on every single card I make, but I'm not very creative with it. Yours looks awesome!

Jen Carter said...

Great job! Love how you used the floss!

Karen said...

Love that starburst center. Great card.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Such a pretty way to give those flowers some accents! Great card, love the colors as well, makes me happy!
Hugs, Wendy

Elena said...

love the stitching on your flower! so pretty!

Sue Lelli said...

Marge, this is FABULOUS! LOVE how you use the floss to create the starburst in your FAB flower! LOVE the colors and the ric rac stem! GORGEOUS!

Amy said...

How fun is that flower center?? Love that accent!! You need to send this over to CR84FN challenge that ends today!

Dana said...

So pretty and clever!

Monica K. said...

Very pretty! Love how you added the floss to the flower. It looks so awesome. And your ric-rac stem is genius! :)

Linda said...

So pretty. Love the added fringe for the flower center.

Terri said...

Very cute,. Love your use of the embroidery floss,

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, love the contrasting checked dp, looks fabulous!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful colour combination, and I like how you did the flower too!

Cyndie said...

Cute! Love how you tied all the flowers together! Thanks for sharing!

Karen C. said...

The 'fluffy' center is really cute. Such a creative way to use the embroidery floss.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card! Love the different patterns you used to make it. Lovely flower too!

beckynoelle said...

love the stitched flower, especially the center!

Sue Lelli said...

Marge, so glad you linked to CR84FN with this FAB card! LOVE the stitching on the flower! The papers and the ric rac stem are so GREAT, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Cathy Weber said...

Marge, this is just my kind of card. I love the design of it and the papers you chose for it too. I love the ric rac for the flower stem. The stitching really adds a nice touch to the flower itself too.

Banu said...

Beautiful card. Loved the colors and the stitching as well. Very pretty.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Marge! Love the flower embellishment and all your embroidering! Thanks so much for playing along CR84FN :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a fabulous card!!! Love that flower - great use of the embroidery floss!

paula said...

Love your colors and the stitching looks great!

ashjoy said...

Awesome idea! I love hitting multiple challenges!

Peggysuez said...

Super cute!

Suzanne said...

Clever and CUTE CUTE CUTE stitching on that flower!

Allison said...

Beautiful Margie! I love the purple and the flower is brill! I am putting it here: http://sharethemojo.blogspot.com/

Sharron said...

So much to like about this one--love the colors, the ric rak stem and your fabulous flower! What a clever way to use the floss!

Lori said...

Love the stitching on the flower and the fun ric rac stem, too.

Jessy said...

beautiful card, awesome stitching and love the color choices, purple is my fav. :-)

Kristii said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful!!!! I just love the special touch the embroidery floss adds!!!

June K. said...

I love what you did with the thread on the flower. Really unique.

Helen F. said...

Ohhh what a pretty floss flower! Love your creation.

jen said...

this is FAB!!! great card! :)

Linda said...

The stitching on the flower petals is awesome! What a great card!

Lynette said...

Wonderful card, Marge - I love your flower!!

Babies- Beth said...

How cute and sassy! I love the idea for the stems and leaves- a new idea to me, thanks!

cards by cara said...

I really like the colours you used!

Debgem said...

Love that flower!! So glad you linked to the challenge - a perfect fit! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Neusinha said...

I love this!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Marge! Love the layered flower and ric rac stem! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

This is so pretty Marge!!! Love the flower and ric rac stem! Such pretty patterned papers too! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Wonderful take on the challenge colors!

JessicaLynn said...

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

Jessica Lynn
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Cammie said...

Great use of floss! Love this sweet flower!

Kathy W said...

love it!

papertrails leaver said...

oh my goodness this is beautiful! Love your attention to detail on the flower with the floss! :-) Amy

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