Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to the February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!!



"This month we decided to dedicate the Blog Hop to scallops! We want to see your best use of scallops, of any sort, on a project! This can include scalloped borders, offset-scallops, stamped scallops, scalloped mats, scalloped frames, layered scallops, scalloped tags or anything else you can dream up! We are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!"

I wanted to do something different with scallops! I love scallops, they are so fun, but wanted to try to use my newer stuff and to use them in an unusual way.

I thought that the "Fancy Buttons" stamp from the Button Boutique stamp set fit the bill perfectly so I used it on two cards!


I took the stamp shown below and created a border on my card making large scallops.  Then, I turned the card upside down and stamped the "Fancy Buttons" stamp again 3 times to make the scallop the other way too.   It's hard to see but if you look closely, you can see that this stamp created the purple border in the photo.


Here's a little more of a closeup of the images on the card.  Can you spot all the scallops?


I used a piece of score tape for the Make It Monday PTI Challenge #3 and then sprinkled purple glitter on it to cover up the seam where the two rows of stamps meet (that was the PERFECT way to hide it!!). Very simple but a new, fun way to make a scalloped border!  I couldn't resist throwing in a scalloped doily or two, some scalloped buttons and the Tag It's frame stamp!

For the next card I kept things VERY simple and used the same "Fancy Buttons" stamp to stamp a border at the top of my card. 


I have to say that I LOVE, LOVE the sentiments in this Tag It's set!! The font is so fun and probably one of my favorites!!  I also love how the twine adds just the right amount of emphasis to the card front without overdoing it or taking away from the other elements!


I used the scalloped button dies to create a scalloped button border using the medium sized button for the top of the card. Just changing things up again!  I think it's fun to see a 3D border at the TOP of a card, rather than the bottom or side!

Also as a note, this is a 4x4 card and I cut the Rustic White card base so that it was slightly shorter than 4" so that when I added the buttons at the top it would still fit in an envelope made for a 4x4 sized card.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! If you would like to see the other participants of the PTI February Blog Hop, you can visit Nichole's blog here!


Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Thanks So Much Card
Stamps:  Delightful Doilies, Tag-its #1, Button Boutique, Bitty Background Blocks
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Coaster Board

Ink: Palette French Lilac, Hawaiian Shores, True Black, Champagne VersaMark
Other: Purple Glitter, Doily Details Die, Buttoned Up #2 Die, Maraschino Twinery Twine, Purple Embossing Powder, Score Tape, Pop Dots

Hello There Card
Stamps: Delightful Doilies, Tag-its #1, Button Boutique, Bitty Background Blocks
Paper: Rustic White
Ink: Palette French Lilac, True Black, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores
Other: Maraschino Twinery Twine, Buttoned Up #2 Die

68 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful cards Jen! I love the idea of creating a border with the button dies. So clever.

Lindsay said...

Super fun card Jen! Love your use of scallops here!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So beautiful Jen!! Love what you did with the Fancy Button stamp! So creative!

Becky Carafa said...

Very clever use of your stamps, love it!

Renee said...

They are both wonderful!
Love those colors!
And you are making me itchy to get my buttons out and play!

Stacy said...

LOVE how you used the Fancy Buttons stamp set to create the border... genius! Have a great weekend! :)

Rhonda said...

So very clever Jen!!! Love the colors and the twine.

Lea L. said...

These are both fabulous! Love the clean designs and the wonderful colors you used...and all the scallops are fab!! Great job!!♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

This is just wonderful! What a wonderful color combo!
Love it!

Linda said...

Very creative use of your scallops. I love the button border. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kay D said...

I love how you used that border, and your buttons are FAB!

Linda Suarez said...

Very clever Jen! You did an amazing job!

Anonymous said...

Very Clever!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great cards! Love how you made scallops with your button stamp (and I'm seriously coveting your new button stamps and dies lol). TFS!

kari bell said...

fun card!

Valentina Fussell said...

These are so pretty! I love all the bright, cheery colors!

Nancy L. said...

so pretty and great scallops!

Unknown said...

So Clever and creative!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these, what a great way to use the button dies.

farmhouse-story said...

beautifully designed card, jen! and its so clever how you used the fancy button stamp:)

Pam said...

Great scallops! Love how you made them.

Mary said...

Awesome use of the stamp from Button Boutique to create a border!

Marie said...

Great cards! TFS =)

Christina said...

You are so clever, Jen! I especially love your second card with all of that yummy white space. Those buttons are adorable as a scalloped border!

Diane said...

Love it...you are right great minds do think alike...lol...love those cheerful colors, too...great challenge card!!

Mad for Paper said...

very creative. love the color combo.
TFS
Ang

jen said...

fun! love the out of the box use to create your scallops!! :D

Terri said...

Great job on both of them. What a clever thing to do with that stamp. I love the border you made with the buttons too.

Elena said...

very fun! I love those buttons!

Laurie said...

You told me you kept your cards simple last night, but you failed to mention how cute they are! LOL! What a fun border! Love that red focal point! Great job on these!

Melanie said...

I love the scallop button border...so clever! Cute cards!

Ginny said...

Love the idea of the button boarder! Great cards!!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, you were quick on the draw at Number One in the Blog Hop List! You made two great cards to start off the blog hop. I am blown away by your creativity using that button stamp to create scallops. Absolutely never would have thought of that one. So great. I love 4 x 4 cards, especially with twine.

Sue Ann said...

You never stop amazing me how you see stamps in a different light. these are so fun and so darn cute. How much do you love the new color??

Angy said...

What a great idea! I too, love that little sentiment. I just got my Tag Its set in yesterday's mail - yeah! Great job.

Mrs. Cunningham said...

Oh jen, I'm loving your color combos!

Michelle (abzzymom) said...

These are some fun cards, Jen! You always find new creative ways to use your stamps. Thanks for your great ideas!

Teresa said...

Love both cards!! What a great way to use that button card stamp!

Laurie HIMCR said...

Gorgeous Jen!!

BethieJ said...

Jen I LOVE it!!! What a FUN way to use that stamp!
Have a GREAT day!! Happy Hopping!

Geri said...

How original, and so pretty!! Love the rich colors, too! AND, I love your rings, too!! Thanks for visiting me--I'll be back when I have more time to look around!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Wow, what a neat idea with that button stamps! I really love how you put both your cards together, they're awesome. And I love love LOVE your button rings... I am just trying to decide which one... oh, and better wait until the hubs doesn't notice... lol

The Paper Parade said...

How neat that you did the opposite scallop! I love the colors, too :) Great job!

Babies-Beth said...

What great imagination you had to see that stamp with a 'scallop'!! Well done!

Kelly S. said...

Oh WAY cool, Jen! What an awesome way to incorporate unique scallops, and you carried out the stamping part perfectly! LOVE the colors on these....the early bird (first blogger!) got the worm today :)!

Pam W. said...

Great cards and great use of your scallops.

Jacqueline said...

Very pretty Jen ~ Love that die.
just posted my first time entry 4 this challenge on my blog ~ I welcome new comments

Suzanne said...

Jen, these are beautiful!! I love the doily AND the new color, especially contrasted with the white paper!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such creative cards! Love how you used the images. :o)

DF said...

Very cool ideas Jen! Love how you used the 'fancy button' stamp especially - and the glitter strip is awesome with it.

Katie said...

You never cease to amaze me with your ability to look outside of the box. What a fun way to use that stamp for scallops! The card as a whole is fantastic too!

Amy Kolling said...

I love how you thought outside the box and found a different "scallop"! I like the use of the button card stamp for this challenge and really like the new color! :) Your second card looks really neat with that top button border! Thanks again for posting my card today!

Lori said...

What a creative way to use that image! Love your color combinations.

Nerina said...

Ooooooh - tons of creativity happening here! I love how you've thought your way through this one! Both of your cards are beautiful (I love the purple scallops in the first one) but the little button scallops peeking out of the second are *DARLING*!

Denise said...

Eeek! A "fancy button" border!! You're the bestest, Jen! {LOVE it!}

kasia c. said...

fabulous cards! GENIUS idea to use that curved stamp to create the scallops! Glad it was finally my turn to enable someone.
Have a great weekend. :)

MicheyMoo said...

That is a really creative way to come up with a scallop border!! I'm still waiting for my new PTI goodies to arrive down here in Australia....but thanks for the inspiration!! Love the colour combo too.xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Love the button die border! So creative!

Kristin said...

very inventive, creative, and just plain lovely! out of the box thinking... love it! :-)

Katie Gehring said...

What a creative use of the buttons set! Love the cards- thanks for sharing!

Diane Jaquay said...

Unbelievably CREATIVE use of stamps here Jen, love how your mind works ;)

Kristii said...

What an amazing idea to use the fancy buttons stamp from Button Boutique!!! So very creative and fun!!!!! You totally rocked the challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic take on the challenge. So many, many details. Great card!

Kara said...

so cool!! love to see stamps used in innovative ways...especially when they turn out this great!!

Melissa said...

Love your inventive scallops! How fun!

Ally said...

Fabulous cards! ;-)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for your sweet comment. I was so delighted to see a comment from you - I've been 'secretly admiring' your blog and your work for a little while now. You are so talented - stopping in here is part of my daily dose of creative inspiration!

Thanks again. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Clever use of scallops and the colors are fabulous!

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohh clever use for the scalloped edge! love that!

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