Thursday, March 25, 2010

button cherries

Welcome PTI blog hoppers!

Tomorrow's my last day of teaching before a 3-week spring break!  (I must say, I LOVE year-round schedule.)  So, hours after my last class we'll be on the road for an up-the-coast trip, San Diego to Seattle I haven't had much time to craft, but inspiration came from the blogs this Sunday morning!

I made a set of thank you's - inspired by Mish's cherry card post (here) and a CPS sketch (here).  I love that this sketch made me think to try new ways of cropping papers, which now I'll try again!  First I made this card:

But I really wanted to use some chartreuse ink so I made this one, stamping the sentiment in hibiscus:
At that point, I had to have a trio, so naturally there would have to be hibiscus - back to scarlet jewel ink for the sentiment:
Inside  is a strip of coordinating paper with a thank you sentiment from Big & Bold Wishes, along with a little cherry stamp.  The card front sentiment is from the Basic Grey gamma series.  I discovered you don't need the die to cut this label - just trim the frame and use a ticket-corner punch.  I also fell in LOVE with the rustic white PTI CS - that is THE best new neutral for me!

Enjoy your night, cherry bombs!

SUPPLIES:
stamps - PTI Everyday Button Bits, Fillable Frames #1, Big & Bold Wishes (not pictured, inside card), Paper Tray (not pictured, back of card); Basic Grey gamma series
paper - PTI kraft, new leaf, aqua mist, hibiscus, rustic white; Basic Grey lemonade series
ink - PTI chartreause, aqua mist, hibiscus, scarlet jewel; linen Distress Ink
accents - PTI vintage scarlet jewel buttons, cream twine

tools - Glue dots, adhesive

47 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Lovely! I need to pull out that stamp and use it again--it's been awhile!

Laurie said...

Oh I love the cherries! So cute!

Melissa said...

So pretty! Love all three!

Dana said...

How cute! The stamp goes great with your patterned paper, and I'm a sucker for kraft card stock :)

megspaulding said...

Love them!!! I love the cherries, has to be my favorite PTI image! Nice job!

Janice said...

Love the cherries...sweet!

Rosanne said...

Love these!

peggysue said...

Nice layout and of course the cherries are a great choice, but you made them look unique with your choice of papers and the ribbon. Enjoy your road trip!

Sue Ann said...

I love cherries and love those cards too!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are so cute!

mamareebs said...

Love um! Very cute.

Shiloh said...

Very cute set! Love the cherries and colors!

Marge said...

These are da bomb, da cherry bomb, that is!!!

Kelly S. said...

These are adorable! I feel like I have some of that sweet dp around...must search after your inspiration!

Anika said...

I love the Scarlet Jewel with the pastels! So pretty!

Nancy L. said...

so pretty!

Babies- Beth said...

Yum Yum, love those cherries! Makes me think maybe summer is going to happen after all! Have a nice trip and holiday!!

Lisa V. said...

I love the cherries. So pretty and cheery.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your card! The pattern paper is perfect for the stamp you used.

Cammie said...

These are so fun! I love the patterned paper and the colors you have used. Enjoy your break!

Allison Cope said...

3 beautiful cards Christy! Love those cherries!

Kay said...

What a great set of cards; love those stamps and the colors you used!

Jennifer Carter said...

Very pretty! Love how you incorporated all of these elements together!

Sherry said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

These are adorable! Love the way you used the frame.

kolling143 said...

Very cute "cherry" cards!! Love 'em!

Heather P. said...

Oh my word, these are positively sweet!! Love them!

Dee Rose said...

Very pretty cards!

Liz said...

These are too cute!

Lori said...

I just love these cards with the cherries!!

Kathryn B said...

I love your cherry trio!

Janelle said...

Love the cherry stamp inside the frame. They're perfect together! Enjoy your spring break and trip up the coast!

Suzanne said...

Love the frame with the cherries. Need to break this set out again. Great job.

Savitri said...

Adorable!! The frame's a nice touch!

Laural-Lee said...

Fantastic job on all of them. Excellent choice of BG dp for the cherry everday button bits stamp.

SnappyStamper said...

Oh, these are adorable!!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love that you used Scarlet Jewel on these...packs such a nice punch! Have a fantastic break!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous! I love that vibrant ribbon.

Jackie Pedro said...

Love this set of cards!! The colors look great with Kraft!

Chris Simon said...

Very pretty! I love the different color variations.

Terri said...

Very cute! Glad to see someone else using the Cherries to. I especially like how you stitched them too! Thanks for the birthday wishes as well!

Maureen said...

totally adorable set of cards :) love the cherries :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute!

Nadine said...

Lovely set of cards Christy! These would make an excellent gift set for someone special! :o)

Holly Jordan said...

very sweet!!! Love the colors

*LittleMissT* said...

Very pretty cards! I just got Everyday Button Bits in my last order and I definitely need to play with it more!!

Dana said...

The cards are perfect. Enjoy your vacation!