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

Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge


(This is my third post for today. I know, I'm on a roll. Please scroll down for more.)

Today is Papertrey Ink's monthly customer blog hop today! This month the challenge is to use embroidery floss.

Essay
Why I Love Embroidery Floss
I love embroidery floss. I have tons and tons of it in my stash and use it all the time, much as I would use twine. It's great for tying into flat-ish bows, super for stitching on buttons, and awesome for tying on tags and charms. I also make flower stems and string up banners with it. Plus, it's so cheap and comes in so many colors. And that is why I *love* embroidery floss.
The End

Here's my take on the challenge (which you can read all about here.) Let's move on to meeting my challenge card, shall we? The balloon strings and "here to give you a lift" sentiment come from PTI Everyday Button Bits. I used embroidery floss (in green, yellow, and orange) to stitch the button "balloons" to my card and added an orange embroidery floss bow to tie the balloon strings together.

I wanted this encouragement card to be bright and cheery. T
his week's Tuesday Trigger challenge in the Moxie Fab World inspired me to use those yummy citrus colors. I'm also playing along with these challenges: Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog to check out my little slice of bliss for today! I appreciate your visit. :)

Have a super weekend!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Everyday Button Bits
Paper: MFP white storm CS, various CS from The Paper Company

Ink: Marvy LePlume II black marker,
Versamark
Accessories: white EP, heat tool,
MS loops corner and border PATP punches, assorted embroidery floss, needle, Doodlebug buttons (tropical assortment)
Techniques: hand stitching, embossing

39 comments:

Benzi said...

I saw this delish card on my dashboard and thought it was so fab I would check to see who made it. Lo and behold, it is Emily. What a cheerful, bright card. Love those citrus colors. I am running over with embroidery floss, too. I need to use it more.
Love your card!!

Bonnie said...

This is such an uplifting card! These colors are so bright and cheery! Love the buttons and the embroidery floss.

Monica K. said...

Very cute! Love the bright colors!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Fun! Love the balloons this way, really nice!

Mary Duffek said...

Bright, fun and cheerful! Wonderful card.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This card is so perfect for this week's Tuesday Trigger, Em! Love it! :)

I'm Renee said...

Really cute and festive!
Love this color combo and the balloons are just so fun!

Amy said...

Oh wow! What a fab job on the Trigger! I love this! That fun PATP punch is just perfect and just the right amount of whimsy!

onecraftymama said...

I LOVE IT!!!!
The colours, the layout, the sweet balloon buttons, the PATP loops...such a fantastic card!
I'm swimming in embroidery floss too - I used to cross-stitch before I discovered paper, and of course had to have every single colour. It lasts for-e-ver :) And that is why I love it too! lol

Marisa said...

Fabulous card, Emily. You used that insp. piece to perfection and those button balloons are adorable with the tied bow of the every handy embroidery floss :) I'll have to dig into my daughter's stash LOL! Have a great weekend and thanks for the reminder of the Kleenex haul ;)

acreativeneed said...

Emily this is so sweet and cheerful; perfect for Spring! Lovely to see you playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us! Thank you for sharing this lovely card!
Smiles,Deena

Kay said...

I love these colors, and the sweet little bow tying your button balloons together- super cute!

Staying Crafty said...

This is beautiful!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

On this is fun! And thanks for your comment on my card from the other day.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very nice! Bright and citrusy - terrific job combinig the challenges Emily (I like your TT card SO much better than mine! LOL!)
~Meredith

beckynoelle said...

very cute and happy!

Jessie said...

Love the colors! Great card!

Peggysuez said...

This is wonderful, the way you used the colors are great! So cheerful and happy!

wearestampers said...

These colors just remind me of Summer!! It's on it's way! Love how you used buttons for the balloons!!
Pam

marilynprestonn said...

Love your pretty button balloons! The colours are so pretty too Emily. You did goo on our stitching challenge at Crafty Creations and all the others! Your card is so bright and happy!

:)Peggy

Emily Leiphart said...

Emily, I love this colour combination! Your card makes me smile and you've nailed both these challenges!

Rhonda said...

Adorable Emily!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly S. said...

Your "Ode to Embroidery Floss" should be published because it is all sooo true, Emily! I just discovered a love for it after getting some for the hop! Your card is just delightful and would make anybody's day brighter!

June K. said...

Such a cute and colorful card.

Crystal said...

Great card, love the bright colours & that fabulous border punch! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

suzARTe said...

such a bright and happy card Emily

Charity said...

Beautiful!

Posh Paper said...

What a happy, bright card. Your colour combinations work fabulously together!

Linda R. said...

Hello sweet friend.. The only floss I have is white and in my bathroom. I am going to have to try some of this floss.. Your card is just as cute as can be..
Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Hugs, Linda

Kristy Smith said...

Emily what a great card as well! I love the floss and these colors! They are just superb! =D

Babies- Beth said...

I love this! So bright, but not overwhelming. I love the corner punches, I love to see them used.

catdidit said...

What an awesome creation! Love your take the the Tuesday Trigger too!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a sweet and refreshingly delightful card.....made me smile

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super cute card! Love the colors and your take on the challenge.

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! I LOVE this card and your take on embroidery floss! Now I want to take some out and use it on my next card!

Glenda J said...

Love this! The loopy border is amazing! A Trigger Target for sure!

nancy jane said...

I'd give you an A+ on your essay since I agree with everything you wrote. You used the embroidery floss to add just the perfect little touches. Great take with the trigger, too.

Cath said...

Hey Emily! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you gave it a go! :)

craftyb said...

super cute card - love the zesty colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx