Melissas Paperie

Monday, October 5, 2009

Embrace Happiness



Hi everyone!
Hope you had a great weekend! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge that Courtney has debuted!



The challenge is to "Use something from the mail as part of your card or scrapbook page!" I received a Boden catalogue in the mail a few days ago and I love all the photos of the cozy sweaters arranged together in beautiful colors.

I cut out a portion and matted it on the back page of the catalogue to give it more weight. Then, I handstitched a line of twine from button to button on the photo. I tried to give the card lots of texture with the embossed dots and the machine stitching around the mat.



Thanks for coming by!
Melissa

"Embrace Happiness" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Mixed Messages
Ink: True Black
Paper: Kraft, Vellum, and purple (Bazzill)
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities tag die, Rustic cream twine, Plum Pudding Buttons, sewing machine

21 comments:

Courtney Baker said...

Melissa this is so stinkin cute! I love the way you did the twine in between the buttons! That is just too clever! Thanks so much for playing along!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Cute card! Love the twine and buttons!

Stimey said...

Wow. I am really impressed. Nice job.

Kelley Eubanks said...

What a cute idea and a great card! I love the twine between the buttons!! Thanks for playing with the challenge! :)

Val said...

What a cool card. I love it. I'll take a sweater in each color as well. :) Great job on the challenge.

ashjoy said...

What a great card. Love it!

Winter said...

Oh, I LOVE it! This turned out great! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge! :)

Aimes said...

OMG this is SO clever! Honestly I've not quite seen anything like it but I know I LOVE it! Also a big fan of Boden sweaters too - if only I could afford all the ones I want....*sigh*! LOL!
Aimes
x

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh! Melissa! What cozy sweaters! I love how you strung the buttons! So clever!

IamDerby said...

This is so clever! Love the way it turned out.

Cheryl said...

What a unique card! It is beautiful.

peggysue said...

Here I thought you were showing us a photo of your closet. :) You don't own all those cool sweaters? And dare I click on a link for Boden sweaters, am I going to be enabled? :) Cute idea, well executed.

Ann said...

Oh my word, this is beyond fabulous! SO cute and so clever! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with us Kitchen Sink girls! :D

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

What a super-cute card, with the picture of these cozy sweaters!

Heather Rae said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE what you did with the twine and buttons - how cool!

Jessica said...

Super cute!!! Fabulous idea :)

BethieJ said...

Melissa this is so CUTE! I LOVE the sweater image.. and love how you stitched the twine from button to button!!

Lynnette said...

What a creative idea. I love what you did with this challenge. Thanks for playing along.

Belinda said...

Such a cute idea!

Susan McRae said...

Very creative card! Love it!

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! I love how you stitched all the buttons together! Thank you so much for playing along with us!