2/25/11

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - Sensational Scallops


Time once again for the monthly PTI blog hop - here are the details:

Sensational Scallops!

This month we decided to dedicate the Blog Hop to scallops! We want to see your best use of scallops, of any sort, on a project! This can include scalloped borders, offset-scallops, stamped scallops, scalloped mats, scalloped frames, layered scallops, scalloped tags or anything else you can dream up! You can use dies, patterned scissors or even circle punches in a row to achieve your special look.

Just in time for the blog hop, my recent order arrived yesterday so I made time to play and here are the results:


* A little side story - when I saw this set of stamps featuring buttons, it practically called my name!  Growing up, my Grandmother worked for Singer -- the sewing machine and supplies place -- and she amassed a LARGE quantity of buttons which she sorted by color into small jars. As a little girl, I would get those jars out and sift through the buttons, looking for the prettiest, or matching the designs, or making color combos with groups of buttons. So I have always had a love of buttons and couldn't resist when Papertrey released this set!

Ok, on to card details. I stamped the button card image from Button Boutique with Versamark on a kraft top-fold card base. Along the left side, I added a scalloped border with the new Pacific Vineyard paper. I stamped the jar from Friendship Jar on cream cardstock, cut it out and stamped a variety of buttons inside the jar. The jar topper is paper pieced from the DP and the tag was pieced as well. To add some dimension, I included a couple of scallop-edged die cut buttons in the jar and a simple knotted ribbon (new Royal Velvet) on the tag. The jar is sitting on a portion of a die cut doily, also from the Pacific Vineyard paper.

Thanks for stopping by and watch for more new PTI goodness soon!

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21 comments:

LMcBurney said...

That is a cute card. I love how you used the coordinating papers. The Friendship Jar is one of my all time favorite PTI creations so adding buttons is like icing on the cake. LOL!

lynn said...

this is such a cute card, mary!

Lea L. said...

This is so fun! I love how you've stamped the buttons in the jar and then just added a few felt ones for some dimension! Great job! ♥♥♥

Jen Carter said...

What a fun way to use this set! Great card!

Kay said...

Awesome- I love the button card stamped as a background!

Linda said...

Love the card, love the background and love the story!

Becky Carafa said...

I love this, that stamped background is wonderful!

Laurie said...

Hi Mary!! This is adorable! I love the doliy under the jar!

Sara Mac said...

Mary, I really like the bg stamped with the button card images. Sound like this set was made especially for you.

kbell said...

super cute! I just love all the buttons.

Crafting Katie said...

We were on the same wavelength! Too funny! I really love how you stamped your background paper. Very clever!

Christina said...

Adorable card, Mary! I love the buttons in the jar and the doily. Great stamped background, too!

Krista said...

aaaaahhhhhhh!!! inspiration overload! LOVE the button boutique background & the buttons in the jar - brilliant!

Ann said...

Love your stamped background Mary and the buttons in the jar - can't wait to try this idea when my buttons arrive!

Suzanne said...

Mary, I know how you feel about this set because my grandmother was a seamstress. I love your card - I never would have thought to use the button card stamp as a background!

Celeste said...

Gorgeous! My great grandma had a huge button jar that I would go through. Boy, I wish I had that jar now...LOL

Diane Jaquay said...

Mary, love this card!!! The button card background is fabulous, as is the jar of buttons!! Beautiful work!

Kristii said...

What a fun card!!! Love the button background and the jar of buttons is perfect!

Amy said...

Look at all the new goodie goodness here! What a fun card and love your stamped background! I can not believe I didnt' get this DP.....it's now in my cart!

Neusinha said...

Very nice work. Congratulations

~Laurie said...

Great card! Super cute!