Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Hi all! It's been a few months since I got to participate in the monthly blog hop, but I am so glad to join everyone this month. For this round, Nichole challenged us to use our fabulous PTI felt. Here's a few projects I made for this fun challenge ...

First up, a sympathy/thinking of you type card. I have some friends who are going through a challenging time right now so I made this with them in mind. Those of you who follow my blog know I do some quilting here and there, so I decided it would be fun to make a little felt quilt for my card.
To create the quilt, I started with the eyelet die and some chartreuse and raspberry felt. Once I cut a border strip of each, I trimmed them to get little felt doughnuts. (Keep the "holes" ... you'll see why in a minute!) Next up, stack your little doughnuts on a piece of white felt and stitch them down in a tic-tac-toe kind of way. Then trim the white felt with pinking shears and add a background layer of chartreuse. And then you have a clean and simple card with great impact. :-) Honestly, I want to make a bunch more of these little mini doughnut quilts! :-)

Now, I mentioned saving those doughnut holes ... well, let's use them for a flower center! Just stitch them in place and its super cute. Here I stitched the chartreuse holes on a white felt flower and layered it on a paper flower, adding some freehand-cut felt leaves. Super fun, right?!
This is a bitty little card - just under 3.5 x 5 in size but I think that just adds to the cuteness.

Well, that's all I've got for you today. I sure hope you "felt" welcome while here at my blog! :-) Thanks so much for stopping by! :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI unless noted):
Sending You Comfort:
Stamps: Quilters Sampler Sentiments
Ink: Raspberry Fizz
Paper: White
Accessories: Simply Chartreuse ribbon & felt; White and Raspberry Fizz felt; sewing machine/thread

Hello:
Stamps: Fillable Frames #1
Ink: Fresh Snow
Paper: White, Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Simply Chartreuse ribbon & felt; White and Raspberry Fizz felt; thread

45 comments:

Jamie said...

I love both cards!! The color combo is one of my favs

Banu said...

WOW Chrissy, these cards turned out beautiful. It was very creative of you to use the eyelet border die to create that quilt. I loved the color combo as well. Awesome.

Chris said...

these are fabulous! love the quilt!

Kathy said...

Brilliant! I love the quilt, I didn't think I needed the eyelet border, but now I do! Both projects are amazing!

BonnieRose said...

what a beautiful card.. great idea!

Lisa Ridgely said...

These are both so pretty! I love the color palette you chose! The quilt is such a cute idea, and I love how you used the centers for the flower - it is adorable!

Pam W. said...

So cute! Such a yummy color combo.

Mariah said...

Both cards are so cute, but I especially like the quilt. Great job!

Sara Mac said...

Two wonderful cards! I absolutely love the fresh color combo you used.

Amy said...

Wow! These are both darling! I love, love, LOVE that bright pink and green color combo--so fresh and pretty.

Becky Carafa said...

Love these both, just gorgeous!

Cindy H. said...

I love your cards! Both are absolutely adorable!! I like how you used the die-negatives on your second card - very clever and thrifty :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are so creative (and beautiful!!)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Love the colors! Both card are gorgeous. The first one simple but FABULOUS!! :)

Maureen said...

OMGoodness!! This is adorable!!! LOVE the quilted center and the way you used the centers for the next card...so clever!!

Christina said...

Both lovely cards, but I especially love the quilted look of the first one! Very soft and pretty!

Terri E. said...

What creative ways to use all of the felt bits. Love that fun border die as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Joni Kix said...

Both cards are GREAT! But I really love the first one... it's so different! Wonderful Card!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE both cards! The doughnuts are so FAB!

Laura B. said...

great cards!!!

Chere M. said...

So clever and very beautiful.

Chris Simon said...

Okay, you're just too smart! I love the way you trimmed the eyelet die cut into "donuts". And then to make the quilt pattern with them - super. My mom, who quilts, will be blown away by this. Definitely going to have to make her one. And you win the "green" prize for finding a use for the donut holes!

Samantha said...

Just beautiful!! I love the little quilt!

Mariana said...

Adorable!! Creative, CAS I love it!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

As a fan of quilting, myself, I just love your first card! And of course the second is perfect too!

Jennifer Carter said...

LOVE both of these! I'll say that again...LOVE both of these!! They are both so pretty!

Karen H. said...

Love it - the quilt card really caught my eye, and the clever use of the left overs on the second card really give a different look to the blossom. TFS!

kasia c. said...

Such beautiful and creative cards! The colour combos are fantastic! The quilt one is especially amazing, the sentiment goes so well.

Babies- Beth said...

My oh my, that quilt is just the cutest! I can't wait until I get the Chartreuse felt- it hasn't arrived yet!

Karen said...

Both cards are just beautiful. I've seen several cards tonight that use the eyelet punch (it's going right in my cart now), but your use of the centers is just brilliant!

Laurie said...

Chrissy these are both adorable but the first one is TOO cute~! I love it!

sgc said...

Christy--these are fantastic! You have convinced me that I need to buy some felt!

Sandye

peggysue said...

Both are sweet, but I like the quilt idea so much!

Amy said...

Your quilt idea is so darn cute!! Love the fact that you didn't just throw away the felt centers....You repurposed them on another card as flower centers!

Tanya said...

I love your cards!!! The quilt one, is amazing. great idea :)

Marge said...

Both cards are sooo creative & fabulous!!!

Sara Paschal said...

OMGoodness, this is AMAZING love the little quilt;)

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I especially like the one with the little quilt. The colors are great too!

resmith said...

Both cards are fantastic! Love the quilt!

Cammie said...

How creative! LOVE both cards!

Sue Plote said...

Fabulous!! Great colors, and awesome use of felt!

Angela said...

Oh my! These are adorable! Love what you did with the doughnut holes; so very creative! Of course, I like the doughnut holes that you can eat too....

Kim said...

These are so cute! I love the pink and green combination.

Linda said...

Two lovely cards. Striking color combo!

Latisha said...

I love love love these cards!!