March 15, 2010

Blooming Button Bits meets Beautiful Blooms II

Hi friends. Hope you all got some fun Papertrey goodies last night. Today I have a few cards to show you that I'm just in love with! I started my projects by die cutting lots of flower shapes from the Beautiful Blooms II dies. They cut like butter! I then created a stash of doodads by stamping flower images from Beautiful Blooms II in the new Hawaiian Shores ink. I topped the doodads off with circles punched from a vintage text book page and tied Vintage Buttons.
I also die cut some ric rac from the Pretty Pastels paper pad. Tip: The leftover side from a piece of cut ric rac is perfect for add grass to a stamped image. You'll see the effect on both of my card below.
Here's my card that's in the PTI gallery this month. The colors and layout and little elements on this card just make me happy.
I love the mixy matchy look of the flower doodads. And they work great on the flower stems from Blooming Button Bits. I love little discoveries like that! I tried using black thread in my sewing machine too, love that look! The sentiment is from Pine's Fillable Frames #2 stamp set.
I also tried something new with my Vintage Cream satin ribbon. I used Copic markers to color stripes down the ribbon. I will definitely be trying this in various color combos. And notice my scalloped cut Green Boutique paper. I used the small and medium dies to get two different looks on each side of my ribbon. Kinda quirky and I love it!
Here's a second card I made using the same basic elements from the card above. I combined more mixy matchy flowers from my Beautiful Blooms II die cut flower doodads along with the flower stem image from Blooming Button Bits.
More black stitching and the beautiful variegated ribbon. My papers are from Pretty Pastels and Green Boutique.
Stay tuned for more Papertrey release projects and brand new projects made from this month's goodies. Be sure to check my Etsy shop too, I'll be adding new items off and on. Have a great week everyone. We're off for a little Spring Break shopping. :)

23 comments:

Cammie said...

Love your projects. Hopefully, I won't have to wait a month for the dies to be restocked.

Janet said...

Michelle - these are beautiful and plan on getting those dies. I just adore those colors

nanalady said...

Lots of new tricks! You are always such an inspiration. I hope I don't miss the sale listing! Thanks!

Debbie said...

lovely!

Beverly said...

These are very nice cards. Foofey but not too. I like your color choices, as well.

Gerri K said...

Mishie, Your cards are such happy inspiration.. They always make me smile. REALLY PRETTY!!! I tried to stay awake last night to place my order but just couldn't make it. I ordered this morning but the rick rack die was already sold out. Guess I'll have to catch it next month. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration! I would love to be able to peak over your shoulder as you make all these goodies!

resmith said...

Great cards!! I love all of your embellishments that you do.

Melissa said...

That ribbon is amazing--definitely going to try that! I love HS on kraft, so delicious! Your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing!!

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

Beautiful as always!!

carpediem said...

The colored ribbon looks yummy!! laura j

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh WOW Mish, so many fun things to look at in this post!!! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love your projects, especially how you incorporate rustic, vintage and the PTI current stamps. I had a lot of fun last night and can hardly wait for my box of goodies to arrive. Have you gotten Spring up there yet? It was 65 degrees down here in Winona yesterday, and the robins are back. WELCOME, Birdies!

nina said...

What great cards! Love the colours you used on them and the coloured ribbon is fab. Gotta try that!

Alice Wertz said...

love your fun flowers,Mish! and the black stitching is the prefect touch! love them both!!

Gail S. said...

Super Cute! I love these dies so much :)

Heather said...

I love these Michelle! You make the best cards. I am so lifting this layout for a card I have to make tonight. I will give you credit. I enjoy reading your blog, and the idea with the ribbon is genious. I wish I lived closer so we could get together and make some cards and have some coffee. I work at Starbucks (mom hours) so I could make us some great coffee. :)
Night hun!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wonderful ideas and tips! I love your cards. Those doodads are adorable!

Linda L said...

Such beautiful little doo dads Mish. Love your stripey ribbon too....fab idea! xL

Debbie said...

Such pretty projects - I love the soft, pastel colors!! Thanks for leaving such {sweet} comments over at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM challenge blog today!! I've been following your blog for quite some time now and wanted to contact you about a guest DT spot, but didn't see an e-mail contact anywhere. Would you have any interest in playing with us one week???

deb4tasteful@earthlink.net

Peggy Sue said...

Your projects are always my favorites. I check your site every day-oops several times a day!! You are extremely talented and have a good eye for colors and placement.

Peggy Sue said...

Your projects are always my favorites. I look at your site every day--Oops, several times a day. You are very talented, having a good eye for color and placement.

Roxanne M said...

Love the tip about the ric rac die and the copics on the ribbon - way cool stuff!

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