Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop

Happy day, everyone!  Aren't you glad it is Friday?!  I definitely am ready to have a fun weekend!  We will be celebrating our friend Grant's birthday this weekend...so it should be a fun one!!

Well, if you are a PTI fan...you know what today is!!
Here is the Blog Hop Challenge that Nichole has given this month:
Ahhhh...scallops.  What is not to love about the scallop?  There is so much you can do with it!!  They make great borders, and edges.  They can be any size from teeny tiny to LARGE.  The card making industry has grown leaps and bounds when it comes to all the different border punches and dies that are now available...and it definitely all started with the scallop.  So, what to do with the scallop that I haven't ever done before?  Well...this is what I came up with.  {Oh, and BTW- I used Viva la Verve February Sketch #4 for this card...just so you know. Hee!}
"Just Because" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (kraft) & Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lush: blue damask, pink houndstooth, pink large polka dot, pink floral)
Stamps/Button: Papertrey Ink (Asian Fusion set) 
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) 
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Stampin' Up (scallop)
Diecut Machines: Cricut Expression & Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Stamping by Provo Craft
Steel Die: Spellbinders (Labels Twenty)

Instructions:  Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base, and round the lower left and upper right corners.  Cut a blue damask paper slightly smaller than the card front, and then cut in half longways.  Round the lower left corner, and then adhere the paper block to the front.  Diecut and emboss the label from vintage cream cardstock and punch a hole through the top.  Thread cream ribbon through the punched hole, and and then adhere the entire piece to the front.  Tie a button around a bow with twine, then adhere the bow to the top of the label.  Punch a scalloped edge to different strips of blue and pink patterned papers.  Adhere them to a 2"x4" cardstock scrap in alternating colors, and then cut the butterfly from it at 2" using the Cricut Expression and Stamping cartridge.  Accent the middle of the butterfly with pearls, and then adhere it to the top of the label on the card.  Stamp the sentiment in the lower left corner to finish!

And...I am totally digging how the butterfly turned out!!  Not that what I did is revolutionary by any means, and it has been done before...but it is my first time trying it out...and I kinda like it! Tee hee!  And now I can't wait to see what the other PTI blog hoppers have in store for me on their blog...I always love seeing what everyone else does with their beloved PTI stamps!!  Have a happy day! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L. 

P.S.  I am giving away two sets of Skipping Stones Design stamps!!  You have until Sunday night to comment on THIS POST and possibly win them!!  So, click on over and get your comment in!! {After you comment on this post, of course.  Tee hee!}

76 comments:

  1. That butterfly is gorgeous! Love those tiny scallops! Your card is beautiful!

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  2. LEA!! You're SO CLEVER!! I love your card, the butterfly is beautiful!!

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  3. This is so elegant and pretty! Love it!!

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  4. love your butterfly! oh, and, congratulations on all of your gorgeous cards in the colour inspiration magazine...you rocked that one, girl.

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  5. very pretty! i'll have to give that a try, soon.

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  6. This is gorgeous, LOVE your scalloped butterfly!!

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  7. Beautiful card. Loved all the pastel colors that you have used. I am so loving the scallop butterfly and want to give it a try. Very pretty.

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  8. Very pretty colours my favourite at the moment , I love what you did to the butterfly x

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  9. How beautiful! I LOVE that scalloped butterfly, and the colors and those yummy pearls!

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  10. Lovely. Love all the detail and your ribbon treatment. Very pretty!

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  11. Omg I love this and such a clever way to use scallops your work is amazing!!!!

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  12. love your creative idea...awesome...glad you checked out my furbabies...shout out to Bailey from them

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  13. Love the butterfly! and the colors!

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  14. Lea amazing butterfly and cute colors.

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  15. What a wonderful concept of the scallops...love that butterfly and your colors are pure "yummy"!!

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  16. so beautiful!!! Love that scallops butterfly and the colours you're using...I had to laugh because when I first saw your card thumbnail...I thought you had used the VLV sketch :)

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  17. Great job! Love the butterfly.

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  18. your scallop butterfly is WONDERFUL!! love your colors too :)

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  19. i love how you pieced together different scalloped borders and then die cut the butterfly!

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  20. Beautiful! I'm tucking this away in my "to try" file - that butterfly is so pretty.

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  21. So beautiful and I love wha tyou did with the butterfly

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  22. what a great idea for the butterfly! so creative and pretty!

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  23. You are so creative Lea! Your LO's always vary and are so pleasing to the eye. I love the scallop butterfly! Just adorable!

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  24. LOVE your scalloped butterfly, so pretty!

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  25. Very pretty card. I love the scallop butterfly. Think I just might have to try that one.

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  26. The scalloped butterfly is so pretty! I love the colors you used! Very pretty card!

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  27. What a beauty!!! Love the butterfly and the soft colors!

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  28. Beautiful Card Lea!!! I love the way you layered the scallops on your butterfly and the soft colors look wonderful!

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  29. Gorgeous card! Great idea to create the butterfly with scallops!

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  30. Lea, I love your unique take on scallops. The butterfly is beautiful. Great layout too.

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  31. So beautiful Lea! I just love that butterfly! Awesome card!

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  32. Your butterfly is gorgeous! I love that you used different patterned papers for a really unique look. So, so pretty!

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  33. Wow! That is so cool. I love how the butterfly looks!

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  34. Your butterfly is so pretty! I love butterflies ;)

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  35. The butterfly is sensational--such a great idea!

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  36. Beautiful card! I love what you did with the butterfly!

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  37. Lovely card...and those colors are fabulous!

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  38. This is a beautiful card. I love the scalloped butterfly.

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  39. beautiful! I love love love this butterfly! adorable concept, so well executed with beautiful colors and I LOVE the pearls! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. The layered scallop butterfly is gorgeous! Love the soft pastel colors and mix of patterns--just perfect!

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  41. This is sooooo beautiful, Lea! Love your idea for a scallopy butterfly :o)

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  42. Girl, this is lovely!! The scalloped butterfly is divine - absolute perfection!!

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  43. Lea, your blog is one of the most gorgeously beautiful places on the web! This is exquisite! I love the delicate way you've incorporated scallops - and your colours are sooooooo pretty!

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  44. WOW!! gorgeous colour combo, and taht scalloped butterfly is just stunning!

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  45. Absolutely amazing my friend!!! Love,love, love the butterfly!!

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  46. Beautiful card Lea! Love the scalloped butterfly!

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  47. The stamping cartridge has to be one of my favorites... and I *love* your butterfly too!! What a great creation... especially when I first thought you ran it through the die. Now my mind is thinking of all the possibilities of doing that with different cricut cuts!!
    Your card is really gorgeous!! love the colors, the butterfly is amazing. FAB job :-)

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  48. Beautiful scalloped butterfly. What a great idea!

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  49. Oh WOW, the scalloped butterfly is FABULOUS, and oh so creative, LOVE this stunning card!

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  50. So pretty Lea. Love the scalloped butterfly! :o)

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  51. Wow-Just love how your scalloped butterfly turned out-great adding the pearls down the middle. Great job!

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  52. Creative use of scallops, Love it! Cindy

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  53. I love what you did with the butterfly. And your soft choice of colors remind me of spring too. Very pretty card!

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  54. Beautiful spring card. I just love it...

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  55. What a great idea to use scallops on your butterfly! That looks fantastic!!! Please bring spring here! :)

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  56. Lea, wonderful card! Love your creations, always fun checking out ur blog!
    Janna

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  57. Oh Wow Leah!!! I LOVE this...what a super idea to use the scallops to design a butterfly!!

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  58. Love the layered look. Great job.

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  59. Um yeah....I tried making a butterfly like that...didn't quite make it like yours...I mean it didn't quite turn out all pretty and soft....LOL This little babe is a beauty...and I love the halfcut patterned paper in the background too...you always have the bestest ideas.

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  60. What a great layout, so unique! The butterfly is soo beautiful in those colors and lovely scallops!

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  61. Pretty card! Love how you did the butterfly!

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  62. What a gorgeous card! I love the butterfly--the scallops are so elegant!

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  63. Beautiful colors and scalloped butterfly. Lovely card!

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  64. Oh I love the idea scallop on butterfly! So pretty and creative!

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  65. Your scallop-y butterfly is brilliant, Lea -- the whole card is perfect. Love how you rounded opposing corners. Wonderful card!

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  66. I agree with everyone else. you have a beautiful card in there. i love the pink in it.cakes on line

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  67. What a gorgeous scalloped butterfly, Lea! LOVE it!

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Hugs & ♥,
Lea