May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge



Welcome, friends! This is an exciting post for me as it is my first time participating in the PTI Blog Hop. I can't wait to be inspired by all of you!

This month's challenge is to use felt. My PTI felt has not yet arrived, so I used some I had in my stash. I was inspired by the color combo of the new Beautiful Blooms paper line. I've been loving these layered felt flowers, and they were so easy to make with the Beautiful Blooms dies!



(All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Background Basics: Tin Types, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate (PTI), green (Hampton Art)
Tools: border punch, corner rounder (EK Success)
other: Rustic button twine (PTI), felt (Michaels), buttons, thread


I tried something new (at least for me) by cutting a thin strip of felt and stitching it in a ruffled border, much like the ruffled ribbon borders so popular right now. My machine wouldn't cooperate with the bulk, so I stitched it down by hand. I love how this turned out!

A simple stamped image on the inside, and I call it done!

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has cooked up!

33 comments:

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Wpw, lovely choice of colors for this card!

pattylt said...

Love the BBII flowers but I love the "ribbon" technique even more. What a great idea. I wonder if tape would hold enough or if hand stitching would be the only way to hold it down. You did a great job on this.

Ayana Posadas said...

What a fabulous card! I love it!

Lindsay said...

Ooooh I likey! This is so nice, those flowers are delightful used with Turning A New Leaf!

BonnieRose said...

this is such a beautiful card.. love your sentiment.. I need that set!

Karen said...

Cute card, and I love the folded felt border.

Diane Jaquay said...

This card is STUNNING!!! LOVE IT!

Jean Martin said...

Love those flowers Christina! What's a blog hop? (sorry I'm new to it...)

Rhonda said...

Glad you joined the hop this month. Welcome!! Love your card.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE how you stitched the strip of felt!

Nance said...

Absolutely LOVE this Christina! Beautiful use of the felt flowers and I, too, LOVE LOVE LOVE the stitched strip of felt--genius!

Mariah said...

Love the flower and your border. Great card!

Terri E. said...

Great color combo!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tanya said...

Awesome!!! I love the flowers and border.

Sue Plote said...

This is such a lovely card!

Kim said...

Cute flowers and I love the loopy stitched border!

Terri said...

Nice job. I especially like what you did with the felt on the bottom. Glad you were able to join us this month too!

Julie Martin said...

this card is cutie patootie!

Smita said...

This is very pretty! Love the blooms and the ruffled felt.

Smita

Laurie said...

Christina this is beautiful!! I love the ruffle and the flowers! Love your blog too! :)

Amy said...

Cool border you made with the felt!!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is so pretty! The "pleat" at the bottom is such a fun touch!

peggysue said...

Pretty! Look at all the layers!

Sara said...

Lovely choice of colors. Your card turned out beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Marge said...

Oh, LOVE that border too -- sooo clever!!!

Becky Carafa said...

LOVE the felt ruffle, great idea! Beautiful card.

Cammie said...

So glad you joined the hop. This is such a striking card. Love the layered flowers and pleated felt strip. Thanks for the inspiration!

BethieJ said...

LOVE this!!! It is so pretty!!!
Have a GREAT day!

resmith said...

Pretty!! I love the felt ruffled border!

Chris Simon said...

Awesome card! I love your blue flowers and will definitely be bookmarking them for future reference.

Linda said...

Lovely card! Nice twist with the pleated felt strip. I'm not surprised that your machine balked at the task. Nice work.

Nerina said...

What a completely gorgeous card! You really use colour and great design to pack an awesome punch visually! I love the way you layered 2 of the same shape over one another for your flowers - it adds a lot of detail without a lot of visual confusion! (Sorry I'm hopping late this month!! :0)

P.S. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen for the Fab 5 on 2S4Y! Your card was absolutely beautiful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty card! Love the background and your flowers are beautiful. The strip of blue felt looks wonderful.

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