Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Ever have an idea rattling around in your head for ages, and need a little extra "push" to bring it to life?  Enter the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  The theme was to use either a new set that had never been inked, or an older set that needed some love.  I chose to combine the two.  Since the moment I saw the Love Lives Here set, with it's little hearts embedded in every sweet image, I've wanted to pair it in some way with the little birdies from Bird Watching Additions, especially the one with the little heart, of course.  So that's what I did here.  I gave the little bluebirds a home, backed by some sweet birdsong (vintage sheet music).  I inked up the sentiment with Memento markers and cut it out with Nestabilities Curvy Rectangles.  Added a little button, and some red and blue baker's twine from Mish's Etsy shop.  A bit of stitching around the edges to give it a little more homespun feel, and it was done.  Fast, fun, and sweet.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening!

23 comments:

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hey there! What a lovely card!!! I just adore the style of it and the colors/patterns!!!
Great way to wrap up my evening!

Julie E said...

So sweet! The color combo is classic yet cheerful and all the patterns just work so well together.

Pam W. said...

I love all the details - from the yummy pattern paper to the cut out birds to the stitching. Great job!

Cristina said...

How sweet! I love how you mixed stamp sets, and yet it all works so well together. Great card!

Kristii said...

What a wonderful card!!! Love the colors and I totally love how you used the Love Lives Here stamp set!!! Fantastic!

Heather Jensen said...

This is so sweet Jean. Love the way you combined these sets. :)

Maureen said...

oh, I love this set too :) The cut out hearts are the sweetest! Those birdies are the cutest...love them in blug :)

Laurel said...

This is beautiful - I love the arrangement and the colors!

Theresa Tyree said...

Love the "cottage-y" feel of your card!

Diane Jaquay said...

FABULOUS card, love love love it!!!

Angy said...

Love how you combined the birds with the little house! Perfect colors too!

Kara said...

so pretty..love these sets together!

Amy said...

I love your images layered on the music paper! Lovely card!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you used and those birds! Stunning.

Lori said...

Fantastic card! Love those papers, and all the layers are wonderful!

Jen Carter said...

This is a great vintagy card!! Great job on the layers!

Kay said...

This is a big oooh and ahhh, and I want to CASE this! Just beautiful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love this card! The colors and patterns of the paper and the sets use make this a beautiful creation.

Amy Beth said...

Lovely!

Shirlann said...

Love this style! I too have ideas rattling and great to see the results...beauty!

Stephanie said...

Your card is just amazing! I absolutely love it!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What an adorable card!

Chris L.

Linda said...

Beautiful card!