Friday, February 25, 2011

PTI February Blog Hop

Last month, for the first time, I played along with the monthly Papertrey blog hop and it was a wonderful experience.  So many people play along that you can put your project up and then spend the rest of the day visiting new blogs.  The participants are incredible - so many visitors leave comments that it is an incredible boost to one's blog mojo!  I immediately put this month's blog hop on my calendar!  And here it is...



The theme for this month is scallops - any kind, any way.  I have used tiered scallops like this in the past and love the look.  So earlier this week when I was putting up window treatments in my new craft room (!!!!!) I realized how cute a card could be with the same tied up "poufs"!

Then I had to decide on stamps - that turned out to be easy as my Papertrey order came in the mail yesterday and included these two little sets.  Both are so cute.  The sentiment comes from a mini set of three big sayings, the other two being "Make a Wish" and "Thanks So Much".  The set is labeled "#1" so I am hoping for more.  The stem and leaves comes from a mini set that also includes a couple of cute flowers and four sentiments.  I ended up not using the stamped flower because I thought I needed a little more dimension up there to balance the bows.

The colors were also easy.  I wanted to use Kraft and ANY color looks good with Kraft; in fact, I think most colors look brighter and richer against Kraft.  I have one plea if anybody official from PTI is reading this - Kraft ribbon and buttons???  What do you think??

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your blog hop.  I'm off now to refresh my cup of coffee and then enjoy my hopping time!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Flower Fusion #1, Think Big Favorites #1
  • Ink: Papertrey Dark Chocolate, New Leaf
  • Paper: Papertrey Kraft, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics dsp
  • Accessories: Papertrey Large Scalloped Border Die and Beautiful Blooms II #3 Die Collection, Lemon Tart button, Cuttlebug embossing folder, misc grosgrain

16 comments:

Amber said...

I love this! Before I even read a word of your post I thought "Those look just like valances for drapes!" So cute.

Lea L. said...

This is super sweet! I love the scalloped edge at the bottom...the colors are just fab!! Great job! ♥♥♥

Banu said...

WOW..very pretty. I also thought they look liked valances before I read you post. Great idea. Very creative.

Ann said...

Oh I LOVE your flower! And don't those "poufs" look great - excellent idea. A lovely card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great job, love these colors together

Kay said...

Wonderful scalloped border- looks great with the pretty flower!

Elena said...

it's true! little valances. Your card jumped out at me from the thumbnail and looks every better closer up. So sweet.

I'm Renee said...

Love those colors!
And the card is just too cute for words...
love that flower

Laurie said...

This is so sweet! I love those bows!

Inkyfingers said...

Great card. I love the colours and the flower is beautiful.

kbell said...

great card! love the layout. and beyond jealous of your craft room!!

patq3266 said...

Great colors and great idea for using scallops. I love the ribbon.

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

Love your card. Wish I could have ordered this month! I would have cleaned house!!

Christina said...

Kim, this is fabulous! I LOVE the way you tied the ribbons and that darling flower. Super card!

Kara said...

love the ribbon on this card!! really pretty!

Suzanne said...

So sweet! Love all the colors!!