August 21, 2009

My trip to the candy shop.....

So I didn't really go to the candy shop, but tell me how sweet the photo below is!! With all these Papertrey goodies laying there together, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. And the sweet colors and cherry stamp just make me think of cherry suckers and sweet morslets of goodness!I love Everyday Button Bits as much as you all do! It's such a fun set to play with. I couldn't wait to make some cherry cards!
I stamped my cherry stems with Ripe Avocado ink then used Pure Poppy buttons tied with Rustic Cream Twine for my focal point. The *You're so sweet* sentiment tops off the focal point like a cherry on a hot fudge sundae, doesn't it?

You know I loooooove to make my own background paper. I used 2008 Bitty Dots Basics patterned paper in Sweet Blush and then stamped images from Everyday Classics(retired Anniversary set from PTI) to create a custom cherry patterned paper. So fun!
Then I dolled up the rest of my card sides with Ripe Avocado Saddle Stitched ribbon, Sweet Blush Twill and some elastic ribbon from my stash (source unknown, I got it at Archiver's). More Vintage Buttons in Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy and Sweet Blush are aligned along the ribbon strips. I used a long piece of Rustic Cream Twine make a little tied trail of button cuteness. 2008 Bitty Box Basics patterned paper in Spring Moss has been edged with a Fiskars paper edger punch.
Hmmm, to keep or not to keep these cards all for myself, that is the question....?

43 comments:

Ros said...

Michelle you make the loveliest cards! These cherry ones are stunning! - Thanks for sharing and giving such inspiration ... all the way here to Liverpool UK!
Ros

snarflemarfle said...

Ack! That background paper you created is FABU!!

dolcreations said...

Michelle your cards are always so pretty! I love the cherries! I love the homemade background paper and the ribbon and the buttons..oh heck..I just love the card!
Christine

Dottie K. said...

So sweet! Love the handmade paper. They're keepers for sure! Have a great day. Dottie K.

patriciad said...

If I were you, I'd send them to ME!! Seriously, sooo cute. Love the background paper lots. Really, really cute!

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love how you have created the cherrys!

Megan said...

Darling little cards. Darling little button jars!

If you're ever down in Oklahoma (don't you live in Kansas??), I have found some of the NEATEST thrift stores in Enid. We're about to move closer to Tulsa and I'm going to scope out their thrift store scene. I find some of the neatest jars, teapots, plates, bowls, etc.

GWYN said...

Hi Michelle, love your cards! I'm just beginning and am overwhelmed! What do you suggest I buy first to get started? I have a few things but as far as papers etc? Do most scrapbook stores carry the Papertrey line?
Gwyn

Julie Masse said...

LOVE the paper you made MISH!! I kept reading to see where it was from . . . LOL! AMAZING - gonna have to try that!! :)

yvette said...

These cards are so sweet!!!! Now you've encouraged me to make my own background paper. I just love this project

Laurel said...

Wow I always love your stuff! The cards are amazing, but even that first pic, I'm with you - I would rather have that kind of candy!

Andrea Clayton said...

Your cherry background paper is amazing! It honestly looks like it came that way from the pics.

Lexi E said...

I think sharing one with me would be the best idea :)
Your cards are to die for !! Love your blog.

Margarita Ybarra said...

Your cherry cards are so cute!

Anonymous said...

I love your idea for the background paper!!! THanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas! Angel(sorry for the anonymous-can't remember password)

Lori said...

You are such a talented lady! I just love checking in to see what awesome creations you have made. You are such an inspiration. Thanks!
Lori

nina said...

Wow, beautiful! I just love your patterned paper! As soon as I saw it I was thinking oh I'll have to see what company you got that from - then you said you made it! Fabulous!

Lisa said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh these are so CUTE! LOVE THEM!!!!

Katerfly said...

Adorable. I especially love how you are always making your own DSP. You are always giving me some great inspiration.

Jessica said...

These are adorable and definitely yummy! Love the background paper you created; thanks for the inspiration.

resmith said...

Such great cards!! I love the cherries and I'm not a cherry eater.
Thanks for all your inspiration!

Maureen said...

Oh Michelle - these are the cutest cards ever!! I was reading eagerly to find out which company made that fabulous patterned paper so I could buy some, and you made it yourself!! LOVE the design - I need to make some of my own! Thanks for the inspiration!

Catherine said...

That is one of the cutest cards!! I think the cherries are my favorite stamp from Button Bits!

Mel said...

These are gorgeous Mish...LOVE THEM! (I say keep them!)

amber said...

oh, i love those sweet little cheery cards! and that background paper you made is fantastic! so fun!

Karen said...

These cards are fantastic. I would definitely keep them for myself. I was so surprised to read that you made the background paper. It is so cute. Hope you have a delightful weekend.

Becky P. said...

Love these! (Well, I always love your stuff) but these really made me smile. I will definitely have to case. Great job as usual. I am really liking all of the fruit stuff I have seen recently, something classic that never goes out of style.

Curious About Living said...

I am in awe of your work. I check your blog everyday because I know that you will have something new and cheerful to share. You are an amazing creatrix. Thank you for sharing your work with the world!

DeeDee said...

Hi Mish! Long time no see....I sure did miss you and your lovely works of art! You so rock when it comes to card talent girlie! I'm luvin' just tootling thru your blog to catch up! HUGS!

Janelle said...

Love how you made that background paper. Why is it that I never think to stamp on the bitty dots paper (or any other that already has a little pattern...). I need to start a list. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Your cards are wonderful. I saw your paper and quickly read to see who made it!!! I also love your ruffled ribbon. You always make the cutest cards. TFS Ann Lind

Julia said...

Oh I love the cherries on this card! You are so creative!!

Heather x said...

oh definately share out the beauty, Michelle, I love seeing your card and I am sure that your family love receiving them :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Margaret Anne Clark said...

These are LOVELY!!!! If you feel the need to send 'em off, I'd gladly give one a home !! I just ordered this set and am SOOO excited to be getting it soon ! xx

Mindy said...

Truly a work of creativity and ART! Love them!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! These are awesome! I love the cherry paper.

glitter girl said...

Mish - that is the best background paper I've ever seen! The minute I saw those cards, I scanned your entry for WHO makes it.... Just adorable....

iluvmybugs said...

Hi Michelle

Your cards are beautiful...love how you made your own background paper!!! TFS

~Terry

M!ssPr!ssy said...

I love all of your things. The glitter on top of the pumpkins is so pretty and cute. It just makes me want to break out my glitter.

Tricia said...

Mish, this background paper you made is absolutely
delicious!

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I love the homemade background paper and the ribbon and the buttons..- Thanks for sharing and giving such inspiration ...
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Elaine said...

You are a cute card making machine I tell you!! How can you keep coming up with these killer cards and ideas! LOVE them all, Mish!!

Julie said...

Your cards are beautiful, Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas!
x Julie x

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