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Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge


Welcome to the March PTI Blog Hop!

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

Well, I didn't exactly use floss in an "inventive" way, but I did have fun with it on my project!


I love to use color on my projects!  On this one I used lots of bright colors but tried not to overdo it.  I kept them grounded with the kraft cardstock.


On this card I used the floss to stitch the buttons onto the flowers and also as a "ribbon" on my card.  I love this color of floss! It adds such a nice color to the card without the bulk of ribbon. 

If you look closely you can see that I used an embossing folder on my Turning a New Leaf die.  For this side of the card I flipped the leaf over and used the impressed side.  On the other side of the card I used the embossed side as show below.


For the scallops on the bottom of the button card I used the Banner Borders die with my glitter paper...that you know I LOVE!! :)


Thanks for hopping to my blog today!! Cards can be uploaded until 10:30 PM (CST) and to see a list of all those participating, be sure to visit Nichole's blog!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Button Boutique, Background Basics: Retro, Big & Bold Wishes
Paper: Kraft, DCWV Glitter, Vintage Music & Book paper, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, ColorBox Tangerine
Other: Buttons, DMC Floss, Banner Borders Dies, Button Card Die, Flower Punch, Embossing Folder, Gingham Ribbon (Joanns), pop dots

68 comments:

  1. OMG Jen I love this! So bright and cheerful. Those embossed leaves are fabulous and that sentiment....awesome. What is that from? :)

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  2. I love the bright pops of colour - fabulously spring like.

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  3. This is just beautiful! I love those bright, fresh colors, and all your lovely little details!

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  4. I love the interesting shape of your card with the corners rounded, the floss ribbon and the cute flowers with buttons. This is a really nice card design Jen. Very bright and cheery.

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  5. This is cute Jen!!! Love all the color.

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  6. such a sweet card - I love the embossing on the card base and leaves.

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  7. Love your card... LOVE the colors!! So beautiful!!

    -Jessica

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  8. Awesome Jen! This is so fun! Love the details on this!

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  9. Love the text flowers and innovative is a flexible term!

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  10. Cute card, Jen! I love how you embossed the leaves.So bright and cheery!

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  11. Jen, you use color soo well! I love how you used the buttons on the flower die/button card. I don't know if I would have thought to emboss the leaves! Neat idea and yes, I am starting to like the leaf die! LOL

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  12. I'm so glad you love color in your cards because I do too. That's why I LOVE your cards! This is so bright and cheery! Just what I needed on such a gloomy rainy day. You balanced the bold colors perfectly with the kraft. Such a fun card!

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  13. Adorable.
    Love the colors...
    so fresh and fun!

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  14. Fun colors! Makes me happy instantly! Looks so gorgeous! Hugs, Wendy

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  15. I love it! There are so many components to this card, yet you make it look so simple! Impressing the leaves: genius! Great job!

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  16. This is just adorable! The colors really will brighten someone's day (as they did mine.)

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  17. Very cute, Jen! I love the button flowers and bright colors. Great card!!

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  18. I really like this card! The kraft cardstock just makes all the colors pop! Great Job!

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  19. Fun card. Makes me smile. Love your "petals"!

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  20. Super cute Jen! LOVE the embossing detail on your leaves :)

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  21. Super cute! I love the way you use the embroidery floss. Great colors too!

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  22. Great colours - I like how you used the bright blue for the leaves, very cool!

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  23. Lots of fun and cheery colours. Love the way you have layered so many different elements.

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  24. so pretty! i love all of the color :)

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  25. I just love your card! It is snowing where I am right now, and I kinda want to cry - SO ready for Spring! You captured it beautifully. ;-)

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  26. so pretty!! love the colors!

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  27. These colors are fabulous! Terrific arrangement of elements! In short, lovely!

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  28. love it, jen! love the colors, the layout, and those flowers :)

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  29. Super cute, Jen! Love the 'flower buttons'!! :)

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  30. Fantastic card!!!
    Love the bright colors and all the great details!!!

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  31. I love your card it's so happy.

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  32. Look at you combining all of those cute sets, Jen! Love the Turning a New Leaf die cut with the Button Boutique set. Those floss- stitched buttons are perfect in those flowers. A cheery and colorful card that helped me to not focus on the snow-covered ground outside of my window!

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  33. Such a bright and happy card, love the layout! Looks fab!

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  34. Sheer perfection! Jen, I think this is my favorite card of yours ever. I love it all. The rounded corners, the splashes of color, the buttons, everything!

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  35. The way you used your floss may be straightforward and simple, but add it to the rest of the card and it's anything but! I love your design, the pops of color, the papers, the embossing--everything, Jen!

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  36. So pretty! Super take on the challenge! Love the brights against the kraft!

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  37. Great colors Jen! I love the flowers and how you used the floss!

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  38. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment!

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  39. Oh, so bright and happy! Love those fun flowers with the button centers. The embossed, die cut leaves are fab, too!

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  40. I love this card. So fun and colorful. Great job!

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  41. Fun card! Love the bright colors against the kraft.

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  42. this is such an awesome card. love, love, love the details, especially those embossed leaves, wow. :-)

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  43. So adorable--I love the fresh, bright colors!

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  44. Absolutely beautiful!!!! I totally love the colors and the embossed leaves!!! Your card totally makes me smile!

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  45. I LOVE this - I love all those colours together, and I love all the embossing!

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  46. This is lovely. I love the bright and crisp feel to it. TFS!

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  47. Gorgeous card! I love each element! I didn't think I needed that small scallop die but I really like, I believe I really do need it. TFS!

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  48. It's hard to be inventive with embroidery floss since it's been around so long. Who cares though?! You've created a fun card filled with vibrancy. Fabulous! Enjoy your weekend.

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  49. Great card Jenn! Love the colors and the sentiment at the bottom.

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  50. Such sweetness - Lots of great details on this one!

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  51. Such a pretty card! Love those flowers and the papers. Great textures. :o)

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  52. A nice spring colored card- cute!

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  53. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your color combo, the super sweet sentiment and the button card you created with the button-centered flowers!!! Fabulous work!

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  54. Gorgeous Jen - love how you embossed the leaves.

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  55. What a fresh and fun card Jen! Colors are so refreshing and all of your details are awesome!

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  56. Wonderful spring colors...very inspiring!

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  57. Gorgeous card Jen, love the bright colors!

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  58. GREAT card! I love all the details and textures! tfs!

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  59. gorgeous!! i love all of the color and that flower punch was so similar to "friendly flower" i was *sure* that was the die till i saw your supply list :-)

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  60. Jen, this card is so fresh, fun, bright, cheery, and totally makes me smile. It deserved to get all this comment love!

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