Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop!



It's time again for the montly blog hop at Papertrey Ink! This month, the challege:

Embroidery Floss
For the March Blog Hop we are challenging you 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! We look forward to seeing your creations!


I had so much fun with this card! I used DMC floss to match PTI colors (the pink matches Hibiscus Burst rather than Raspberry Fizz...)



A closeup of the stitching, which I did by tracing the outline of the die with a paper piercer and then threading the holes :)



And apparently, Malcolm was either trying to help or get me out of his way. I was taking my pictures just near his favorite window. I think he had enough of me invading his space ;)



Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: BB: Gingham
Paper: Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf CS
Ink: Clearsnap Creamy Brown, Versamark
Dies: Friendly Flower, Sending You
Other: Hibiscus Burst button, Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon, DMC Floss in 702 (green), 3806 (pink), BLANC (white), Pop Dots

50 comments:

Kay said...

I absolutely love it! Gorgeous use of the floss, and the colors? {happy sigh} Beautiful!

Cathy Weber said...

Well now, aren't you smart! I love how you stitched those flowers. Great idea tracing the die. Duh, didn't think of that one. The pic with the sweet kitty is just a bonus too.

lynn said...

adorable!

Rhonda said...

Very clever Audrey!! Love it!!

Karen C. said...

Yes, Audrey. This is a really fun, bright and cheery card. This die was on my list, but didn't make the cut. Now I know it's back on top!! I love how you used the combination of stitching on the card front and on the paper flower. So cute.

canyoupixelthis.com said...

Love your card Audrey! Love the stitched flowers.

-Jessica

Karen said...

This is a wonderful card; so springy!

Marge said...

What a DARLING card -- LOVE it!!!

Baseret said...

So cute! And now you have given us all a new idea how to use all of those PTI dies. Your kitty is beautiful!

Lindsay said...

This is lovely Audrey! Love the colors!

Mary Duffek said...

Super fun and love all the stitching!

Cyndie said...

I LOVE this card! You have done a wonderful job with this challenge!

Diane said...

Such a pretty card....the pop of the green leaves makes it "purr"fect (that was for Malcolms benefit)...lol!!

Jen Carter said...

LOVE this!! You did a spectacular job on the flowers!! Very beautiful!

I'm Renee said...

Really adorable.
Love the bright colors!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Even stitching on your blog! Fun! Love the bright colors in your card!! Lovely project!

LittleSurferGirl said...

So pretty, Audrey! The colors you chose are simply perfect for this card. And the green leaves? WOW! Great job!

Amy said...

Love your stitching and the colours! Audrey, you did a great job with this "floss" challenge!

~Laurie said...

Super cute card! Love what you did with the challenge!

Cute cat too!

Monica K. said...

Very cute, Audrey! I like how you stitched around the border of the diecut. It looks great!

Linda said...

Very pretty. Lovely stitching.

Jill said...

Audrey, this is so pretty! How clever of you to combine die cut and stitched flowers--you stitched those outlines so perfectly! What a happy card!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

So pretty! Great idea to trace the dies; will have to try it. :)

beckynoelle said...

very cheerful and pretty! love the combo of the stitched flowers with the die cut :)

Kara said...

love love it!!

laurafadora said...

cute, cute, cute, and so is that kitty!

Terri said...

Very cute. Love your use of the floss and the colors too!

Peggysuez said...

Give Malcolm a big hug and tell him he needs to help out next time too. Cute card, happy colors!

Marybeth said...

Your card is so pretty, you did a great job on the challenge.

Deanna Jean said...

I love your card. I just gave my mom all her floss back...haha. Looks like I'll be borrowing it again. P.S. love your music (Breath)first time I've heard an instrumental verson.

Suzanne said...

Ahhhh ...my favorite color! Audrey, this is so beautiful!!!

Allison said...

So pretty! Super take on the challenge!

Jessie said...

Great card! Love the flowers! What a great way to use the floss! I love that Malcolm was trying to help!

Sharron said...

Very clever! Great job with the stitching and the colors are wonderful. Fabulous card!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Really cute card. Love the green floss used in the center of the 'flowers'.

Debbie said...

I like the flowers created by stitching floss! Great idea. Fun card.

Lori said...

Pretty! Great idea to trace the die as a guide for your stitching.

Kelly S. said...

Oh love how you stitched the outlines of the flower! Such happy and cheery spring colors!

Jessy said...

very pretty card, love the big flowers and the stitching around them. :-)

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! The stitching is the perfect touch!!!!

nancy jane said...

Great idea to use the die for your outline. The flowers look fabulous, as does the card. Love the colors. Enjoy your weekend.

Rebecca said...

Audrey yours is my favorite so far! I love this card. What a great idea.

Stephanie said...

Audrey, This is so very pretty! Love your stitching! Just gorgeous!

The Paper Parade said...

Oh wow you did a great job! The colors are awesome, too, love the pinks :) The way you incorporated the floss is absolutely fabulous!

Babies- Beth said...

What a fun card! Must have been hard to get along the edge of the flower, lol! I love the pinnks, bright but not overwhelming.

Huguenot Girl said...

Great use of colour! Your stitching is lovely! A really fun card!

JessicaLynn said...

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Linda said...

Great use of the floss! Love the card!

Jen said...

How clever are you, madam? Stitched flower outline without the flower? Brilliant! It's so unfair how all the boy cats get the great eyes. Who's a pretty boy, Malcolm? Fabulous card. Very inspiring indeed.

Kim O'Connell said...

Wow! How stinkin' cute is that??! Malcolm is not too bad himself!

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