It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Hop

Hello Hoppers! Or if you haven't come from the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and would like to check it out, you may do so here. This month's challenge is to use buttons. Now that's an easy one. I kept my card simple and just used the button as an accent, because I'm considering mass producing this one for baby shower thank yous. But hey, I love clean and simple anyway.

I used a bird punch on some My Mind's Eye pattern paper for my bird and added the graphic, modern legs from Bird Watching Additions. The elegant, yet clean and simple senitment is from Damask Designs. And the single little button is from the Holiday Mix. I would guess it's Raspberry Fizz though. Cardstock is white, kraft and spring moss. Die cut is Spellbinders Labels 1.

A few little tips for threading your buttons:

  • Set the button in place and pierce the holes with a paper piercer (or needle) first, then do the actual sewing. (Yes, I read that somewhere else, but maybe you haven't yet.)
  • Pull the thread through starting from the back and just tape it in place with a little bit of scotch tape. That way you won't accidentally pull it the whole way through, and it secures it permanently.
  • When you're doing an "x" stitch, do all of the stitches one direction first, then do the other direction. It makes a neater looking x.
  • Then just secure the end of the thread to the back with another little piece of tape. Personally, I find it much easier than trying to tie a knot.

52 comments:

veronica said...

love it! thanks for the button tips. cute card.

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the comment, I got a little crazy with the buttons lol! :) I love this card so cute!

Amanda said...

Cute!! Love that little bird.

Melissa said...

Cute! What a fun punch!

Rosanne said...

Lovely card!

Michelle said...

I have that punch - and haven't used it - love that little birdie and all the different little papers.

Janice said...

Really sweet and simple card!

ashjoy said...

Love the bird punched with pp. Very cute!

mamareebs said...

So clean and simple - I love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous card, love the cute bird!!

Anika said...

This is really cute! I love the colors!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

I love your bird and your overall design for the card. Great card!!

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE that bird...your simple and sweet design just draws your eye right to it! Adorable card!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What an elegant and fun card! Great colors!

Jennifer Carter said...

Very pretty!

Tiffany said...

So sweet and perfectly clean and crisp lines!

Heather P. said...

Totally GORGEOUS!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Great Card! Love the CAS look of it.

travelingmama said...

Bethany, this is just awesome! I love your style, girl!

Gwen said...

OH.... very creative!!! love the punched bird on the PTI legs!! very artistic use of color too...really like it!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love all the white space! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop Challenge!

♥♥♥Lea

Karen H. said...

This is adorable. Love the stripey paper border.

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Simple and lovely!!!

Marge said...

What an adorable bird & card!!!

resmith said...

Such a cute card!! Love that bird.

Laura :) said...

So cute! Love all the buttons :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so pretty and classy with the clean layout! Awesome Bethany.

peggysue said...

Nice CAS card, cute bird in the patterned paper!

Kerri said...

Oh this is so adorable! I love the bird and of course that gorgeous MME paper!

Jenny said...

Love your card!!! :)

Sharon said...

Love the striped paper! love the Labels 1 on the diagonal!

Anne B said...

Cute card - love the clean and simple look :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Bethany! So simple and perfect!

Dawn Easton said...

Very sweet, Bethany!

Babies- Beth said...

Now that's a cute birdie! I do love the legs on the punched bird~

Alex said...

Such a pretty card Bethany, I love the clean and crisp feel it has and I think adding legs to that bird punch is fabulous!!! Great card, love all the buttons! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ginny said...

wow, love this card, but browsing through all your projects, i can't seem to get enough! love your colors and everything :D

Lori said...

So cute and I love the simplicity!!

Shiloh said...

Your birdie is darling! Great card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Bethany, this is BEAUTIFUL! So clean and crisp!!

Lisa V. said...

Love this card. The bird is just so cute.

Chris Simon said...

Oooh, very nice. Clean and simple and very sophisticated.

Lynnette said...

This is just gorgeous! Love what you did for the blog hop

Janelle said...

I love the idea of using the stamped legs with that bird punch. Brilliant! I have the punch... now I need to move that stamp set up to the top of my wishlist! Very cute card and great for mass-producing, too. I used to read your blog regularly, but somehow haven't been lately (shame on me!) so congratulations on the baby news!

megspaulding said...

Bethany this card is so cute! I love it and love how simple and fresh and clean it looks. Nice job! Love that bird punch too, I have never seen one like that!

Taheerah said...

Lovely card, your bird is so cute and fun!

Cammie said...

Great design+beautiful colors=wonderful CAS card! Well done!

Laurie said...

What a cute card!

Jennifer K said...

That bird is great and I really like the colors you chose.

Laural-Lee said...

Love the simplicity and white space. Cute bird and great layout.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love the bird...so need to make a few of those!

Rose Ann said...

Your bird is so pretty, Bethany...and I love your clean design!!