January 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop!

The post that almost wasn't!!  I'm having technical difficulties, when, of course, I FINALLY have a blog hop project to share!  eesh.  Luckily, I had a backup plan...

The challenge this month is to show some love to some neglected PTI stamps.  ALL of my stamps have been neglected lately, so this wasn't a very hard challenge, lol.

What I did here...is created some fun felt hair clips for my daughter's friend, and decided to incorporate them into her birthday card.  I die cut the star shapes out of PTI Chocolate and Raspberry felt, then I attached the two bitty dot Hawaiian Shores 'tails' to the star with a little scor tape, to hold them in place, while I sewed the star layers together and onto to the alligator clip that was wrapped with Hawaiian Shores twill.  Cute, right?

I used the Outlines Alphabet to create a background for the Raspberry layer.  Now -- I see some of the 8's are kind of 'glowing' in my photos...creepy, yes.  But I can assure you, this is not how the card looks to the naked eye!  After stamping my background, I used my Fillable Frames #3 die and stamp set to stamp my sentiment on (which is from Birthday Bash Sentiments).  Behind it, are 3 strips of rickrack, cut with the rickrack die.  They are adhered to the card front at the top, middle, and bottom.  This allows me to clip the clips onto the card, incorporating them into the design!

I loved the way this came out, and honestly, while DD was excited to give this to her friend, I could see she wanted to keep it for herself, lol.

Thanks for popping by!!  Make it a GREAT day! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Outlines Alphabet, Birthday Bash Sentiments, Fillable Frames #3
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Brilliance Chocolate
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Select White, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Raspberry & Chocolate Felt, rickrack die, Fillable Frames #3 die, Hawaiian Shores bitty dot & twill ribbon, Hawaiian shores buttons, chocolate DMC floss, alligator clips, star nestabilities


37 comments:

Kay said...

First, please let me say your color combo ROCKS! How perfect for a young girl. I also LOVE the felt hair clips- I gotta make some of those for La Princessa!
Beautiful job- my favorite so far!

Keva said...

LOVE those colors together..that is totally cool. Hair clips,too? Awesome..

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tracy,I love the papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

lam said...

Beautiful card and I LOVE the happy colours you used

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Great colors, perfect for a little girl. Love the idea of the hair clips as part of the card!

nancy jane said...

This is the perfect card for an eight-year-old girl.

Katy said...

It's no surprise that your daughter wanted to keep this for herself.. The card ROCKS! Love the color combination and everything about it! Great job!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is a great kid card! The hair clips rock!

Jen Carter said...

Such a fun card and gift!! Great idea!!

Karen C. said...

A very 'jazzy' colour combo and gift/card idea for a birthday girl!!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Really great!!!
Young or not...anyone would love this card...
Awesome projects!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Fun colors! Love the numbers stamped throughout too!

Pat said...

Love the card/gift all rolled into one. I'm sure she'll love these hair clips.

Pam W. said...

This is ADORABLE! I love the details of the design. Great job, chickie!

Lisa Kind said...

Hi Tracey! Long time no "see"! Love your project! What a great idea, and you have to make one for your daughter too! She would love it!

beckynoelle said...

lovely!

Terri E. said...

Love your super fun bright colors and card. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Peggysuez said...

What a sweet idea! I never would have guessed these were hair clips on the card! You clever girl! Forget your daughter, I want to keep the card! LOL! Glad to see you hopping, you've been missed.

Janelle said...

Such a clever idea. And I'd say that now you know what you can make for your daughter when her birthday rolls around! :)

Wendy Stamey said...

What a beautiful card! Very creative and love the colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Tracy! Love the bright, bold and cheerful color combo! What a fun card :)

christy compton hall said...

Totally rockin Tracey! I can't believe those little hair clips you incorporated into the card, and the perfect girlie colors!

Stephanie said...

This turned out totally adorable. I think I want to be a friend, too! LOL The hair clips added on to the card is a wonderful idea. I'm sure her friend is going to just love it.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is so happy and fun! Beautiful!

Linda said...

What a fun birthday card! I love it!

Kelly in Canada said...

wow! this is such a bright and cheerful card. don't you just love felt?

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is an adorable card! I love the rickrack, and the layered stars with the ribbon like streamers. Very fun!

Chris L.

Amy Beth said...

Beautiful!

Amy said...

I love how some of the 8's stand out! I can totally see why your DD didn't want to give this away! It's perfect!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute and adorable card! Love the idea to attach the hair clips to it. What a lucky birthday girl to receive this. And I'm sure you will be creating more hair clips soon for DD!

Christina said...

This is an adorable idea! Any young girl would just love to get this fun card, and the colors are perfect.

Krista said...

totally adorable. can see why your daughter wanted to keep it for herself. perhaps mom will surprise her with her own version one day ;)

jen said...

No wonder your daughter wanted to keep these- they are adorable!! (my daughter does the same thing!) :D

Linda said...

Love how you incorporated the hair clips with the card. Very cute!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Wow! Those are AWESOME! I can't believe the stars are actual clips! With the ribbon, they look like shooting starts! REALLY a super job!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the added details and those rosette type embellishments with the stars. Great colour combo too!

Laura said...

Just too clever ans SO adorable!