Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So honored!

So if you've visited me before you know I am totally hooked on Papertrey Ink. I have become quite the slobbering fan of all things PTI and recently started entering their monthly Guest Star Stamper contests. There was some stiff competition for March and I was *truly honored* with an Honorable Mention mention this month in the best use of a previous stamp set category! Oh my! Am I ever excited??? Thank you Nichole Heady!! Can you say "jumping up and down" excited? hee hee! The card that was selected by Nichole was none other than the birthday card I made for my friend, Karen, that I talked about here.

And tonight, I thought I'd share another card that I had entered for the GSS contest. I just love the way it came together and the fact that I remembered to step outside the A2 box and try a different size. This card fits a business envelope size and conceals a pull out insert to hold a coffee or other gift card.

I used lots of dots and stitching to complete this card. I love the way the white embossed dots show up on the PTI kraft cardstock.

I also stitched the pocket by first pre punching the sewing holes with a paper piercer and then sewed with a coordinating embroidery floss. The *thick* PTI cardstock withstood all of the poking and paper manipulation to get this pocket sewed on. A lesser cardstock would not have been a candidate for this hand stitching project

The paper bow is a version of PTI designer Lisa Johnson's great style. I ended up trimming the middle on an angle which suited my needs perfectly. I also punched up a few of the appearances of red on my card with first red stickles and then, after they had dried, a layer of crystal effects to give it more of a 3-D look. Me likey the shiny stuff ;)

So the receiver of this card would pull on the scalloped edge of the card insert and then the magic happens! A coffee card to my favorite local coffee place!

If you know Johnny's coffee then you KNOW that you would be feeling the love to find this gift tucked inside this card :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Ink: SU! and Papertrey Ink
Embossing powder: SU!
Scalloped punch: Fiskars
DMC Embroidery Floss, Stickles by Ranger and Crystal effects from SU!


Karen said...

Oh so fun and cute!!! Love the hand stitching, Around & About hearts at the bottom and I instantly leaned into the computer when I saw that paper bow!! Love it!! :>

Elise said...

I sure know that I WOULD BE FEELING THE LOVE, let me tell you! That card is ADORABLE! It's making me wonder why I didn't treat myself to a second cup this afternoon, but no worries! Seeing your beautiful card: I can smell it! Congratulations, Dana! You are on a roll!

tg said...

I think I may have to copy this one - I love everything going on here. The colors, the stitching -- just awesome. TFS

tg said...

And pardon me - super huge congrats on the Ice Cream card HM :) You are creating some super great stuff.

Allison said...

What a clever card idea! I really like the unusual size and the neat pull-out feature!

I also LOVE your patterned paper for your entry into Dawn McVey's challenge! Those colors look amazing in the pattern.