Thursday, February 25, 2010

Betsey is my "paper and scissors" superhero.......



This month the Blog Hop on PTI is all about giving some love to the DT. So here I am giving Betsey some L-O-V-E!!! When I saw the focus for this month I knew who was going to be my go to girl. Every time I see something in a magazine and think "oh I love that card" ........ "oh how cute is that" ...... "oh that is so creative" there is Betsey's name. The same holds true for my card tonight. When I saw this in the Card Creations magazine I thought oh I love that card and I am going to try it for my niece's birthday. Her card is on page 31.

Here is my take on Betsey's card. For outside of the card I cut some PTI card stock to fit the card inside added a few eyelets and tied it up with a nice bright ribbon. The inside and out are stamped with Polka Dot basics in Pure Poppy to complete the package.

I found out through the PTI MB that she used the wildcard cartridge to create this star card but I did not have that so I made it in Design Studio and my boyfriend George is the cartridge I used. I used Star Prints and Shrinky Dinks for the stars that are tied on at the top ...... I colored them with my silver and gold leafing pens. And I would like to add that this was my "FIRST" sewing attempt on paper. YIKES!! I did take sewing in high school and a ton of things came back to me but I am very rusty~~ I think I still have some of the shirts I made in that class...... scary!!!



On the inside I found a font that I liked for the Happy Birthday and followed Betsey's sewing instructions. And again used Heart Prints and Polka Dot Basics on the Vintage Cream card stock. I had a great time making this card and learned a lot about sewing on paper. The kids helped with the shrinky dinks and Emma was in charge of clicking on the cut button for Design Studio and Anton loaded and unloaded the paper ....... I love when there is something for them to do.......they love to help!! And of course one more shout out to Betsey ~~ YOU ROCK GIRL!!!! Thank you for inspiring me all the time, you truly are amazing at what you do!!!


46 comments:

Lea L. said...

This is fabulous!! I love the star theme! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

Tricia said...

How wonderful! What a great job on the challenge!

Anika said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the different things going on here!

Dana said...

Awesome take on this challenge! I love your bright colors and fun inking!

resmith said...

Wondeful job with the challenge. Love your colors and star theme.

melanie said...

great mix of papers, really like it!

Lori said...

Very nice, great bright colors!

Diane Jaquay said...

Marvelous job Sue Ann, I really LOVE your card!!!

ashjoy said...

Beautiful creations!

Karen said...

Your card is equally fabulous!

Jennifer Carter said...

Great job! That is just so fun!

Jennifer Carter said...

Great job! That is just so fun!

Kelly S. said...

Awesomely detailed, and such bright vibrant colors...great job on this one!

Marge said...

Wow, bright & BEAUTIFUL!!!

Nadine said...

You did a beautiful job on this card and the stitching is just perfect. See high school wasn't that long ago, lol!!

It's a bright, fun card that is a great take on Betsy's!

Lizzie Jones said...

Great cards! I love all the stitching! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Weber said...

This is a really creative card. I love all that stitching. So like Betsy.

Rosanne said...

Stunning!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Fabulous card! Anyone would be thrilled to get that in the mail.

Terri said...

Great job! Love the changes you made to it too!

Julie Masse said...

What a great card!! Great job! :)

Rhonda said...

Love the star! nicely done

Shay said...

Delightful! I love this card. I can't wait to discover more delights on your blog later.

Ingrid Danvers said...

Sue Ann, you did a fab job! Love the star theme. I really like your card a lot.

xoxo

Taheerah said...

Oh, love it, love it, *love it*!!

Karin said...

Outstanding! Love those papers on this project!

Karin said...

Outstanding! Love those papers on this project!

Liz said...

I think I love everything about this! Great job!

colleenk said...

Great card! I love the colors and am going to have to try that cool ribbon closure thing! You also reminded me to get out my shrinky dinks! I havent used that in so long! Thanks for the inspiration!

Meg Sp said...

Oh my goodness, great card! When I saw this in the magazine I LOVED it. Great job!

Linda W said...

Great card, Sue Ann! Lots of work on that one and I'm so glad to hear that you are including the children. Their creativity starts young. And I'll keep it quiet about you and George, or it will be all over the forum. LOL

Sharron said...

Outstanding! Love the star theme and the paper!

Cammie said...

How great that your children helped you. This is one fantastic card!!! What a wonderful tribute to Betsy.

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the comment :) it was my first hop so its a lot to learn ha ha! I am following your blog now, I love your cards! Feel free to add me too if you are interested!!!

Pat said...

Great colors, papers, details. Very impressive!

jen said...

Totally amazing!! I think it's much more fun to sew on paper than fabric- less pressure!! I just tried shrinky dinks for a card too- pretty fun!

Lisa said...

This is adorable!!! Love the colors!!

Kay said...

Darling card!! I love the stars, the colors and the wonderful stamps! Great job with the challenge! ♥♥Kay

Karen H. said...

Your card is awesome. Love the large star and pattern paper frame.

Michelle said...

Such a fun card! Very nice!

Betsy V said...

Awwww....thank you so much for your kind words. I LOVE your take on the card! You put so much into the details...the shrinky dinks, the stitching, designing the card...wow! I love the colors you chose! :-) Thanks again...

Betsy Veldman

AnitaRex said...

What a wonderful card! You put so much work into it, it's totally a labour of love!

Maureen said...

love all these bold and bright colours!! And the stars are fabulous!!

Dana said...

It's Monday and I'm still blog hopping... LOL Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a "wunderbar" comment, Sue Ann :) Your card looks awesome!! Love the bright and bold colors as well as all the patterns and layers on your card. True Betsy style! :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous!

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