Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


It's time for another Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink!  This month's theme is to get out a stamp set that hasn't seen ink and give it some love...whether it be one that has never been used, or one that is collecting a little dust in the back of the cupboard!

For this card, I chose 3 sets:  the flowers from Baby Button Bits, patterns from Background Basics: Diamonds, and a sentiment from Blooming Button Bits:


I have had fun making paper-pieced backgrounds lately!  I love that sweet little bouquet image, so I stamped it all around (twisting and turning the orientation) on Aqua Mist cardstock.  Then I stamped Background Basics: Diamonds in different colors of ink on strips of Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, and Melon Berry cardstock. The leaves are cut from Spring Moss.

The center of the big flower can be perfectly punched out using a 7/8 circle punch.  I used a yellow Marvy circle punch for the smaller flower (maybe it was about 5/8, sorry not labeled!).  It wasn't quite a perfect match for the whole center, but it matched up with the "stitched" portion. 

Just used a big sunny bow at the top, because I didn't want to "mess up" any of the flowers after all of that paper-piecing :)

Can't wait to see the variety of sets featured today.  I bet there will be lots of "oldies but goodies"!  Thanks for stopping by!

84 comments:

Chrissie T. said...

Adorable! I love the colors you chose. This is a set that I never know what to do with, so thank you for the inspiration!

nancy jane said...

BB:Diamonds make brilliant flowers. Fun use of color.

Ann said...

Super sweet creation! I love the colors & paper piecing!

Petr@ said...

Your card is fabby!! Love the paperpiecing

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such a sweet card love how you did the flowers!!!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a beautiful and cheery card! I love the colors you've put together! Perfect!

Anna said...

Adorable..I love all of the bright colors. Great job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So bright and happy! I LOVE The colors on this card. Those flowers are so pretty. Into my favorite pile this one is going!

Tessan said...

Oh what a happy card with "happy colors"! Really nice card!

Sue Ann said...

Okay I am happy to read that you punched those because I know you are always cutting and I was thinking while looking before reading ...... good grief how the heck did she get those so perfect!! Such a HAPPY card Kelly!!! LOVE IT!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Super bright and cheery Kelly! Lots of work and love went into creating this happy card. ~Meredith

Kay said...

This is absolutely delightful! I love the way you covered most of the card with these sweet images, and the flower centers are wonderful! REALLY great card!

Audrey said...

Oh, I LOVE this! Beautiful use of this set, and I love the paper piecing!!

Traci Nachtrab said...

gorgeous! very creative and colorful.

Kelly in Canada said...

Oh, Kelly, your card is lovely. It just looks like sunshine on a very grey January day.
Kelly

Angy said...

Absolutely fabby! love the paper pieced flowers - so cheery and fun.

Jen Carter said...

Kelly!! I am seriously, seriously LOVING this card!! The colors are fantastic! I LOVE the way you used that image and the paper that you used in the center. I adore the ribbon at the top! It does add just the perfect accent!! I'm going to have to CASE this!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Love, love, love this design! So fabulous! :)

Karen C. said...

What a great use of the stamp set. I love the whimsical look that you've created and the paper piecing is awesome!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This card made me SMILE Kelly, I love all those happy little flowers and that big yellow bow!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Totally freakin' in love with this...the cutest EVER!!!!
Just going to go ahead and agree w/ everyone else...LOL!!!

Debra said...

What a gorgeous use of color and the design is stunning.

Ted said...

Kelly, this is just amazing! It looks like you spent HOURS on it... but your description makes it sound so easy... what a beautiful card! :)

Melissa said...

Oh MY!! This is sunshine on a card! I love the colors you used!

Melanie said...

This is so cute! Thanks for reminding me that you don't have to use buttons with those sets...I love the paper piecing! Really great card!

Sara Mac said...

This is such a bright and cheery card! I love all the colors and patterns. You blended them perfectly.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous background, Kelly! Love that paper piecing!

Cammie said...

This cheery card just makes one feel better! What a wonderfully creative way to use these stamp sets. This is definitely going in my inspiration file.

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute card and the colours are fabulous.

Lindsay said...

This is too stinkin' cute! I adore the paper-pieced flowers!

ChristineCreations said...

How perfect and cheerful! What a gorgeous arrangement of pieced flowers!

Renee said...

So adorable!
Love the colors...I'm thinking of summer and wishing it was here!

Kara said...

awesome!!

Pat said...

Love the patterned paper you created with BB Diamonds. And the way you used the flower image is just great. What a fun, happy card.

lesleyworth said...

i adore this card! gorgeous with pops of color!

Francie said...

This card is fantastic. I {heart} your mix of bright colors and patterns. Looks like something you'd see in Papyrus or other high-end card store. Love, love, love it.

Laura :) said...

I just love this card! I never could get this stamp to work for me, but I LOVE what you did with it!

Jessica said...

LOVE those flowers, Kelly! That is just super cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow - totally cute card. I soooo want to CASE it! I think yours is my favorite entry in the Blog Hop tonight. Thanks for sharing.

--Leigh Ann

ashjoy said...

Very sweet card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Kelly - this is so awesome~ just a fun wild card that is wonderfully created!

Terri said...

Great job! I love all the different PP's you used. I may have to give this one a try too!

beckynoelle said...

what a happy card! very pretty

Peggysuez said...

The sunshine just radiates from this card! Wonderfully happy!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun colorful card Kelly! Love all the pieced flowers!

Stephanie said...

I love how "happy" this card is! It's bright and colorful and just screams, "Cheer up!" Another reason I enjoy it is all the paper-piecing......one of my favorite techniques. Lovely job on this......TYFS!

Gayatri said...

Wow1 This is beatiful. Love the layout and all the pattern paper. I will definitely CASE your card. Great work, Kelly!

Terri E. said...

Oh my!!!! This is another on the list set that just got moved up in a big way. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tracey Cuccia said...

oh my!!! Absolutely gorgeous! Love all of those colorful blooms :) Makes me dream of Spring...and warmth...and sunscreen... aaaahhhhh... :)

christy compton hall said...

Oh I LOVE it Kelly! You made such a perfect background! This is so bright and FUN.

Leora said...

So nice!

Mariana said...

What a fun card! So bright, I love it! Great concept!

Karen said...

I love paper piecing and this is magnificent!

Nerina said...

Oh this makes me happy! What gorgeous colours you've used here! Your stamped centres are fantastic and the ribbon is just perfect - what a beautiful card!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Bright & cheerful, besides being just plain clever!

Linda said...

Great use of color! I love this card!

Christina said...

Wow, this is such a fun and cheerful card! I love how you created your own patterned paper to piece the centers of the flowers, and that sunny yellow bow is the perfect finishing touch.

Huguenot Girl said...

Kelly love the colour combo and how you paper pieced the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration! Nicole x

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is such a bright and cheery card--your paper pieced flowers are just wonderful. And the yellow bow is the perfect accent!

Chris L.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my is this GORGEOUS! I LOVE what you did with the flower centers. . .just awesome!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Kelly, I love how you used the Baby Button Bits set. This card is so beautiful and colorful. And I like the way you used the BB stamps to create your own patterned paper. You did a wonderful job! TFS!

Laurel said...

This is amazing! I love it so much and will now head to my craft room to copy your technique!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

beautiful!!!

Amy Beth said...

This is beautiful! I love the paper piecing with stamped paper!

Krista said...

totally amazed at how awesome the button bits look with out buttons!! makes me reconsider them

Lorraine said...

Oh WOW, love your beautiful bright card! Love the colors you used and your designed flower centers!

Amy said...

wow.......AMAZING!! Love all the paper pieced flower centers! This looks great without buttons!!

Alice Wertz said...

awww... this is so beautiful! love love the colors you used! fabulous card!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all the paper piecing and that FAB sunny yellow bow! Definitely an oldie set but a goodie!

NoraAnne said...

So pretty :) Love the paper piecing and the big bright bow!

Creative Mish said...

What a bright and happy card. Love it!

Emm said...

I really like that you stamped the image several times and added the patterned paper. Very pretty!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

What an adorable card!

Karen C said...

I truly adore the paper-piecing and the colors are fantastic! The card is perfect!

jen said...

This has got to be the cheeriest card EVER!!! Love it to bits!!!

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, love the piecing and bright colors!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I just love the colors!!!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Wow! I just love this card! This is one that I am definitely drawn to when I look at all those thumbnails. Beautiful!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous! I just love those paper pieced centres with their little pops of colour!

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous card! I'm loving making backgrounds too. TFS!

Theresa Tyree said...

What a cheery card! Love it!

Lori said...

Fabulous! Love the paper piecing!

Georige said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful in a loud, fun kind of way.

LORi said...

Gorgeous and Fun!!! Love it!!
Hugs - LORi BOYD