January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge


Good morning, Papertrey fans!  It has been a few months since I've been able to participate in the Papertrey Blog Hop, so I'm excited to be able to play along today.


This month's challenge is to dust off a set that has yet to see any ink or hasn't been used for a while.  I knew exactly what set that would be for me.  I bought Quilter's Sampler last fall because I love the homespun images and darling sentiments.  But I hadn't managed to create anything with it until now. 

 I kept the coloring simple, choosing just two shades of blue Copic markers and coloring on Rustic White cardstock.  A tip for using this set:  it helps to sketch light pencil lines in a grid pattern before stamping to line up the squares.  

I cut out the quilt block with a Spellbinders Nestie, then added a scalloped square mat die cut from Aqua Mist cardstock.  The block is attached with foam adhesive to the Rustic White base.  I pierced holes around the perimeter and hand stitched with aqua floss, then added two little "X's" on each side of the sentiment.


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Rustic White, Aqua Mist
Stamps:  Quilter's Sampler
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Copic markers (BG13, B0000)
Tools:  Spellbinders (square, scalloped square dies)
Accessories:  DMC floss

Here's a look at the inside, too.  I just stamped a row of the quilt squares at the bottom and colored them in.


Thanks so much for hopping by today!  I can't wait to see what other sets everyone has put to use today (thought it will probably cause my wish list to grow even more!).  Have a great day!

66 comments:

Ann said...

Love this color combo, & your stitching is fab!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Wow, what a streamline, yet stunning card! Thanks for reminding me that today is the blog hop! :-)

Stamper for fun said...

Beautiful color combo. Love the stitching especially by the sentiment.

**June**

Karen C. said...

This set has been on my Wish List for a while and your card reminds me that I need this!! Love the colour combo and the stitching adds a great touch!!

Sue Ann said...

Beautiful..... I adore the sentiment and the colors are perfect. The wee stitching is just the right touch!!!

Banu said...

Beautiful card. The color combination is awesome and that stitching really adds to the card. I love how you used those stamped images on the inside of your card as well.

Kelly S. said...

SO cute! I just got this set a few week's ago, and I love it! Your colors, stitching, and block pattern are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

Great card! Love the stitching!

Jean Martin said...

This is fabulous Christina!!! I love that stamp in the center panel. And your stitching is gorgeous! I love that you used that aqua thread. It's so pretty!

Lindsay said...

This is so sweet Christina! I love that sentiment and the quilt block is perfect. Oh, and the stitching too!

Cristina said...

How incredibly sweet is this? The colors you picked are so soothing, too. I'm sure everyone will point this out, but eeeeee! those little x stitches are toooo cute! Happy hopping!

Kay said...

I love the colors and your stitching; this is definitely a great card!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty Christina, and I love that you've added some hand stitching, just perfect for this card!

Mary said...

fabulous card! I love the quilt look and the colors are sweet!

Nerina said...

Oh this is GORGEOUS Christina!! I love the colour combination you decided on and the stitching is a perfect touch! I Love the balance between the image and the sentiment - the focus is perfect!

Jen Carter said...

Love how you added the little stitches next to the sentiment!! That is perfectly fitting for this card!! Great colors too!

Christine said...

WOW!! Love this!!

Kara said...

so beautiful...love the stitching!!!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

this is SO neat (I had to keep myself from spelling it "sew") LOL!
great idea and love the matching inside!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the handstitching you added. Hope you are staying warm - I am originally from Quincy, MA.

ChristineCreations said...

Your handstitches are the perfect touch...gorgeous card!

Laurie said...

I am totally loving this Christina! You make me want to put this set in my cart! LOL! Beautiful!

Chris said...

The stitching just makes that card! Very polished, and beautiful! Another set on the wishlist...

Pat said...

The stitching is just the perfect touch to a quilting card. I love it when the card inside is decorated, too.

Peggysuez said...

You've convicted me, this is a set I haven't pulled out in quite a while, it looks fab in aqua!

beckynoelle said...

just gorgeous, i might have to drag my set out and ink it up again :)

Lori said...

this is just beautiful, the colors, stitching... everything.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christina. Love the colors and the stitches. :o)

Anita S. said...

Love the card !

Terri E. said...

Your stiching is adorable. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Susan said...

I just love this card Christina! I'm a quilter as well as a card maker and love two color quilts. You've done a great job coloring the blocks and the added stitching is just perfect! Great job on this card - I may have to case this one! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

This is the set I chose for the blog hop, too, so I was excited to see your card. Yours is just perfect. I'm going to have to come back to this and take some of your ideas! In addition to the great stitching, I also love the scalloped mat.

Terri said...

Very nice. Love the colors and the stitching. I also really like how you finished the inside too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful card! Love the stitching. Love the card:)

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching. (I've copic coloured some images in blue on my entry too)

JeanFB said...

Beautiful inside and out! I love the monochromatic color scheme. I have this set too, and almost forgot about it - you have inspired me!

christy compton hall said...

Quilter's Sampler is a favorite of mine - and this is just a gorgeous use of the set! The stitching around the side is perfect, and I love the inside!!

yyam said...

This one's a beauty! I love the sweet serene colors! Your stamping and coloring skills are awesome! :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a beautiful card! You really make me want that set now! Thanks for great inspiration- always!
Karin

Stephanie said...

Love, love, love this! The colors are just amazing!!! And as someone who recently started decorating the inside of her cards......yours is just beautiful!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful! I LOVE the stitching!

Smita said...

Lovely card!! I loved the stamp set and the sentiment is just sooo perfect!

Hugs,
Smita

Ingrid Danvers said...

Simply beautiful. I love the stitching. Perfect for the stamp set. I also love the inside of the card.

Annheidel said...

Love your card! I nearly picked this set because I haven't used it yet either. The little cross-stitches by the sentiment are just perfect!

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful!
I've looked at this set because I love quilts but didn't know how much I might actually use it...
I may have to revisit this one.
Love the colors!

Theresa Tyree said...

Love your use of the quilt stamps!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card! Love the patchwork quilt!

Sara Mac said...

What a great card! Glad you finally inked up this set. The hand stitching is the perfect touch.

Cindy said...

The stitching add so much to this darling card. And the inside detail will be a nice surprise for the recipient!

Amy Beth said...

Love the stitching - really ties everything together!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your colors, your stamping, your stitches, your sentiment! I especially love the XX by the sentiment! FAB FAB card!

Amy said...

You ALWAYS amaze me Christina! You have thought of every little detail to make this one amazing card! All the border stitching, the color, and the little x stitching by the sentiment!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card inside and out!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

wow this so beautiful love the stitching!!!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What an amazing card. Your coloring and stitching are just perfect, and I love the inside as well.

Chris L.

Karen C said...

Beautiful card! The hand-stitched x's are the perfect touch!

Babies- Beth said...

So beautiful! I love the little xx's with the sentiments. Looks like it could morph into a baby card, too!!

Andrea M said...

Christina - love the colors and the layout! LOVE the whole card! Beautiful girl!

Linda said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the stitching! Thanks for sharing!

Krista said...

love the colors on this and really love the stitching! like how you stamped and colored on the inside as well

Rosanne said...

Lovely card!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! I love the colors, your hand stitching and the inside of your card as well!

Kelly in Canada said...

love that you used hand stitching on your card.

LittleSurferGirl said...

Just beautiful! Those 4 extra stitches add SO much to the card! Great job!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lovely card, just love the stitches - perfect finishing touch!

Shirlann said...

The stitches just put your card over the edge...Love!

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