Thursday, March 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Can you believe another month has rolled around since the last PTI blog hop? Last month, CASEing the design team, was a lot of fun. This month the challenge was to use buttons.

One of my favorite fruits is the apple and one of my favorite sets so far this year is Through the Trees. This might be obvious and its probably already been done, but I thought a mixture of scarlet jewel and pure poppy buttons would make a nice apple crop on the tree from the stamp set.



I used DMC 906 to tie the knots for the apple 'leaves' and stamped the stem in chocolate with the leaves of the stamped tree in new leaf and the edges rolled in avocado. Layered it on pure poppy and new leaf with that speckled white paper as the base. Added a bit of red gingham ribbon around the corners and stamped a sentiment from Every Day Button Bits . . . it is a get well card because as you know, an apple a day . . .

Thanks for looking and happy hopping!

Stamp: Papertrey Through the Trees, Everyday Button Bits
Paper: New Leaf, Pure Poppy, white and speckled white
Ink: chocolate, new leaf, avocado, black
other: red gingham ribbon (SU), PTI buttons in poppy and scarlet jewel, DMC 906

69 comments:

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

What a cute idea to add the buttons to the trees!! Love it !

kmassman said...

Love that tree! The card is beautiful! Love your colors!

Amber said...

oooooh love the button tree!

Melissa said...

So pretty PeggySue! I love your card!

Sara Mac said...

Peggy Sue this is wonderful! When I first saw this tree I wanted to use buttons with it. I forgot all about that idea until now. Great job.

megspaulding said...

Very nice Peggy Sue! Your card is so elegant and clean.

Janice said...

Lovely, lovely, LOVELY!

Taheerah said...

Lovely card, just love those buttons acting as apples!

Rosanne said...

Lovely card!

Laurie said...

Peggy Sue, I love your card! That tree is just perfect!

Sue Ann said...

Oh I love this idea ....... the card is great !!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very beautiful, serene card! I really love it!

mamareebs said...

Love the ribbon with the image. Make you think summer picnic! Great way to lift someones spirits.

Babies- Beth said...

Oh Peggy Sue, it's so pretty!!!! I love the floss on the buttons~

Marge said...

So pretty; I feel better already and I know your recipient will too!

Shiloh said...

Very cute! Love the little apple buttons!

Anika said...

Very sweet, Peggy Sue!

Kelly S. said...

OF COURSE you KNOW how much I LOVE THIS, PeggySue! I got goosebumps from all the cuteness, and am so psyched that i have this set to try it. Pity, don't know if I have any gingham ribbon...WINK...better go out and buy MORE!

Jennifer K said...

Very pretty card. I especially like the gingham ribbon.

Nancy L. said...

a beautiful card!

Lisa V. said...

I love the rich colors in this card and the beautiful stamped image. Great job.

Kay said...

Oh, this is beautiful! The buttons on this are just perfect!

Patti said...

gorgeous tree! Great idea to use the floss to make leaves.

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Beautiful. Gotta love that tree.

Cammie said...

Peggysue, I love your apple tree!

Allison Cope said...

Wonderful card PeggySue! Love those cute little button apples!

Pat said...

Cute button tree!

mimi said...

What a wonderful clever idea. I love your button apple tree
Mimi :)

Linda W said...

Great job, PeggySue! I love the combination of button colors. It adds such depth to the image. And the gingham ribbon is fabulous. Love everything about it!!

resmith said...

Adorable button tree!! Love it!

Sherry said...

SO beautiful!! I love the buttons in the tree!

Jennifer Carter said...

Such a fun, fun tree!!

Karen H. said...

Adorable card PeggySue! I love the gingham ribbon.

kolling143 said...

I really want this tree set now that I've seen your card with buttons in the tree!! Cute idea!

Heather P. said...

This is so beautiful!!

Sue Plote said...

So beautiful! Sure to brighten anyone's day!

Dee Rose said...

What a lovely card! Love the apple buttons!

christy compton hall said...

Just loving the apple tree! This makes me feel like a kid at home with mom :)

Liz said...

Cool idea to turn this into an apple tree! Love how it turned out.

Laural-Lee said...

Beautiful tree and the ribbon treatment.

Lori said...

What a great idea Peggysue, I love this apple tree!!!

Janelle said...

Love your apple tree! Great idea to add the buttons to that tree image!

Kathryn B said...

What an adorable tree and the gingham is a perfect touch!

Suzanne said...

Such a beautiful card Peggysue. I was on the fence about the tree stamp set, but you just won me over.

Savitri said...

SUPER cute!!! Love the tree.

Terri said...

Great idea! I think the buttons look great as apples! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes too!

sillyleann said...

Very clever idea indeed! I am more in awe that you spent the time to thread THAT many buttons. :)

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love the attention to detail you put into this card! Not only do the apples have leaves, but the leaves on the tree are two-tones...makes it even that much more eye catching!

SnappyStamper said...

Spectacular card, I love it!

Cindy Holshouser said...

Darling idea.

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh Peggysue, it's so cute!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love your use of buttons here! Great card!

Chris Simon said...

What a beautiful tree. The buttons are a great touch! I love this card!

Gayatri said...

Very different use of buttons and love it.

jen said...

This is stunning! I've been thinking of trying buttons on that tree- but this makes me want to go do it NOW! :)

Maureen said...

so sweet...love the button apples ::)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is adorable!

Angela Fehr said...

This is beautiful and classic! I have a giveaway for some Unity verse stamps on my blog if you want to check it out! http://scrapsfrommytable.blogspot.com

Nadine said...

Oh Peggy Sue I LOVE it. This has been my favorite set since I bought it last month. Never thought about using buttons with it though. Im definitely trying this on next card. You did a beautiful job with the card, great colors & great design!

Ginny said...

love the fruit tree idea! great colors and everything! :D

Holly Jordan said...

Button apples!!! Love it. very pretty card :)

AnitaRex said...

ooooo love your buttons as apples on the tree! Too fabulous!

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Gwen said...

Oh boy! love this!!! I need to use some buttons with this set too!!! thanks for the inspiration!!! :)

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for the blog love. :)

Dana said...

WOW, love that button tree! And the gingham ribbon is perfect!

Traci M said...

Love this as a get well card, don't know how I missed it earlier! Thank goodness for pre-timed blog posting, huh? Dat's a lot of buttons to thread, too...you're a patient person for sure!

Stephanie said...

what a fun take on the blog hop challenge!! love the apple tree & how you paired it with gingham :) gotta love PTI buttons!!

Angy said...

WOW! That is gorgeous! Wish I had that set, I would so CASE this card! Great job with the blog hop challenge.