February 13, 2011

Doily Details

Welcome to the second group post for Papertrey this month. Today we're featuring Dawn's new Delightful Doilies stamp set with coordinating dies, Doily Details dies and the Parisian Lace Doily die. Please be sure to visit Nichole's blog for additional details and the hints for today's prize.
For my first project I worked with the Delightful Doilies stamps and coordinating dies. I created a colorful card with layered doilies using Plum Pudding, Aqua Mist and Dark Chocolate colors.
I love the layered look of the stamped images cut out with the dies. The great thing is you can make doilies in any color you like. Reminds me of the Spirograph images I used to make as a kid. For my background paper I used Green Boutique and the base card is Fine Linen. You'll see a lot of projects from me this month using Fine Linen as my neutral base. Love it.
For the sentiment part of my card I stamped and die cut a label image from Pine's new Fillable Frames Additions 1 using Dark Chocolate ink. I adhered the label to my card front with part of it hanging off the side. I stitched the label back and forth with my sewing machine. If you'll notice in the main card photo I used the cut off portion of the label as another embellishment piece. Love that too and will keep that in mind for more projects. Oh how I love Piney's label stamps, sentiments and coordinating dies. They mix and match with any project.
For my second project today I used the Parisian Lace Doily and one of Dawn's Doily Details dies as backgrounds on a card.
The doilies are a great layering accent to add under focal points, tags, patterned papers, or to tuck behind ribbons, etc. They can be cut from patterned paper, cardstock for stability or from regular copy paper if you want a traditional paper doily feel. Great little accents that I know I will reach for often to use on my projects.
For the focal point of my card I used the original jar image and die from Friendship Jar along with a stamp from Button Boutique. Instead of stamping a jar filler, I stitched on a snippet of patterned paper from Pretty Pastels. Vintage Buttons and a wooden button from my shop were hand sewn onto the jar. Tiny wooden spools from my shop were covered with patterned paper scraps and adhered with glue dots.
The buttons and ribbon that I'm using today are from the new Royal Velvet color collection. Very vibrant and pretty.
Whew, what an exciting month. That does it for our countdown projects for this month....and now on to the big release night. The 15th is the big day..have fun shopping!! Thank you so much for joining me this month as we've celebrated Papertrey's 4th anniversary together. Come back soon as I'll be showcasing my PTI projects for February on the blog. :)


25 comments:

Jeanne said...

Incredible detail in your doilies! Love your choice of colors together. Love the vintage feel and wow the buttons add pop in the center. The entire Design Team has out done themselves this week. You all must be exhausted but yet the adrenalin is really keeping things hopping. Thanks for all of your inspirations.

Artyjen said...

So cute...it's been a great few days! But now I have to save up for another mega parcel to the UK!!! :)
xoxo Sioux

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, amazing! Love all the layers and colors in your projects and those spools on the card are so lovely! Amazing what you have created, I love it very much!!! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Wendy

JaN said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful details! And the vintage button card set!

Mariah said...

Adorable! The doily/button combo has Mish written all over it! Love it!

kinderdi said...

Love the way you incorporated the button card and spools on to the card...so cute and creative! Beautiful pojects!

Jessie said...

Very neat project! love how you put the spools on the card!!

Suzanne said...

Just as I have come to expect from you, Mish, just beautiful! The tiny spools are a special touch indeed and I love the fillable frames "wrapped" around the edges. Thanks for the inspiration!!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Amazing cards, Mish! I love them all. I cannot wait to place my order tonight!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Diane Jaquay said...

omg Mish, LOVE your button jar card!!!

Brook said...

Beautiful cards. I love the aqua paired with the brown on the first card. Your second card is just wonderful. The little wooden spools and buttons are just adorable.

Connie Pruitt said...

This morning I was thinking you need to design a jar full of buttons!

Ruth S said...

What gorgeous cards again Mish - I love your colour combos and mixy-matchy touches ;) Thanks!

Lin said...

Oh, I ADORE your second project! What a beautiful mix of 2 new sets I don't think I can live without! Thanks so much for your inspiration!!

Axes DesigNs said...

how pretty!

Julie E said...

Those little spools are so cute - wonderful projects!

resmith said...

Beautiful cards!! The buttons and spools is my favorite! Now I have to narrow down my list, which isn't going to be easy at all.

Noreen said...

I love the framed buttons and spools!

Juanita B said...

There is so much creativity in your cards it bogs my mind!! Your work is always very original and gives so much inspiration to those of us, like me, that are not (awake) finding our mojo, LOL. TFS.

Mommy said...

Wow - love your cards today and every day! Love how you mix and match colors and use the dies to make interesting embellies! So fun and stylish! Love the blog entry you did on design too! So helpful! :) Jill/Seattle Wa

Elaine A said...

Michelle -

GORGEOUS! These cards are just awesome. Thank you for sharing with us.

Elaine Allen

Kathy said...

Oh so clever you are!!! You incorporated so many new stamps, dies and stuff in your cards...I'm just not believing all the beauty I'm seeing!!!!

Cynde said...

Mish I love your Lavendar card! Love both and well, everything you do really!, but the lavendar card with the adorable little spools and buttons in the friendship Jar are just to die for!! I always admire how much detail and thought you put into all your art. It always amazes me that you can come up with such Glorious Art over and over again. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration you always share with us.

Karen said...

I love your vintage style. You're so talented! I would also like to know what your new menu planning is all about!

Anne said...

Love both your cards! I am in LOVE with the cute little spools you made for the button card!! Also, such awesome layers! You knocked this one out of the park:)

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