The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birthday Blossoms

I have been so busy making cards for upcoming holidays the next few months, that I completely forgot that I have birthdays and anniversaries to get ready for, too!! So I checked my calendar this morning and made a list of five birthdays/anniversaries that require cards in the next month. My goal for today was to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law's birthday next month.

When I saw that the Splitcoast Ways to Use It challenge today was Fabric, I knew I *had* to play today!! I just love fabric. I have an extensive fabric collection (along with a large stash of buttons) and I love using it on cards. One of the easiest ways to use it is my favorite: stitching on swatches in place of DP. Here's what I came up with:
The colors, so perfect for a feminine birthday card, were inspired by the new Play Date Cafe challenge. I searched through my fabrics until I found this great swirly "pink lemonade" fabric, a favorite design left from my Sew Sweet Bags days of sewing fabric totes and handbags.

The card was super easy (and quick) to put together, partly because I already had a 5" x 5" card ready and waiting with this so saffron designer paper already attached. The no-coloring-required stamped image, from Papertrey Ink's Blooming Button Bits, was super quick. All I had to do was find my favorite buttons and glue them on!! After stitching down the fabric, I frayed all the edges, attached a bow and sentiment, and I was done. Yay!

Challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting me today :) !!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits
Paper: SU whisper white, SU so saffron DP, MFP sparkle finish pink CS, The Paper Company peach CS
Ink: Palette noir black, Palette water lily green
Accessories: SU modern label punch, CM corner roudner punch, sewing machine, Bow-Easy, satin ribbon, foam tape, buttons from my stash, cotton decorator fabric
Techniques: fabric, machine stitching

15 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Emily...this is such a sweet card and a great use of our colors....so great to have you celebrate with us in The Play Date Cafe!

Dawn B. said...

I forgot to check this SCS challenge today...I love your soft colors here.. I always have a hard time trying to complete my birthday cards.. Great card Emily.

Marisa said...

This is great, Emily! Love the material you chose and the button flowers are always such a treat :) I'm sure she will love it, I would :)

jovialjudi said...

This is so sweet and feminine! I love the colors, buttons, and sewing! Fabulous Emily!!

Agata said...

Very sweet card! Love the button flowers! Thanks for playing along with CP this week!

Ruby said...

Such a pretty card Emily, I love that set, it's on my wish list. You've just reminded me that I need to check my birthday list too! Thanks for joining in our celebration at the Play Date Cafe!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely wonderful use of fabric and buttons! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Darling! I like the soft feel of this and the buttons are an adorable idea.

Meg said...

OOOOOH!!! I am loving the fabulous sherbet colors on this card!! And that fabric is divine! Makes me want to go to the fabric store ASAP!

Anita said...

Wow, this is so pretty. I love the fabric, and the soft colors, and the buttons...well, I love everything about it!

Andrea Ewen said...

Adorable design, Emily! Love those cute button flowers and you did a great job with our colors! Thanks for playing along with our special 1 year anniversary celebration at the Play Date Cafe!

Suzanne C said...

Cute card! Love the button flowers and the coordinating paper! Glad you joined us again this week at the PDCC.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Emily--this is FAB! I love love love those buttons and that fabric! SO FUN! You are so creative;) Thanks so much for playing along with us over at PDCC and joining in the fun of our one year anniversary celebration!!!

Benzi said...

Cute, cute, cute! I am so 'green' that you stitch and I don't. Give lessons? It is a fun
and very pretty card Emily.

Sarah Anderson said...

So beautiful! Love the patterns you've chosen, and the button flowers are FaB! Thanks so much for playing along in our one year anniversary celebrations at the play date cafe :)