Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ribbon Blooms-PTI Blog Hop




It is the 25th of the month and tonight is the Papertrey Ink blog hop. This is such a fun way to see many fabulous projects using the PTI products and gain so much inspiration. This month the challenge was to create something with handmade flower embellishments. I had every intention of finally putting some fabric through my big shot and die cut some fabulous fabric flowers. Well, it didn't quite happen for me. I am not a seamstress, or a quilter, so I don't have pieces of fabric just laying around. I guess time just got away from me. So, I went with the next best thing for me and that is ribbon! Yes, I created these beautiful ribbon flowers by simply stitching some linen thread up one side of the ribbon and then gently pulling the thread to create a gathered look. Once you reach the end of the strip of ribbon you just connect the two ends and find a way to "conceal" the middle. I added the buttons to finish the flowers off.
This project allowed me to pull out one of my all time favorite PTI sets, Beautiful Blooms. There are so many flower combinations in this set and I love the sentiments that are included. This sentiment is one of my most used when I use this set. Check out the color combo! I just adore the Ripe Avocado and Ocean Tides colors and I discovered how great they look with kraft, chocolate, and a touch of Summer Sunrise! Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to see all the creativity that the rest of the girls come up with that play along tonight.

Hugs,

Lisa

29 comments:

  1. Great ribbon flowers and those colors ARE gorgeous together! I think I know what is going on my next order ;) Love your card!

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  2. Your flowers are fabulous and I love your color combo! Very pretty!!!

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  3. Beautiful card! Everything is fabulous! I love to make ribbon flowers....aren't they fun?

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  4. Love the colors and the texture in your flowers!

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  5. gorgeous blossoms, they look so soft in the ribbon.

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  6. These are beautiful flowers and lovin the colors!

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  7. Lisa! This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love those colors too, never would have thought to make the leaves brown, but it looks wonderful!

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  8. great card, love the different colors of flowers

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  9. i LOVE your flowers, such great texture to your card! >"<

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  10. Wonderful color combo, I love your ribbon flowers. Nice job!

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  11. Those are so cool! love your colors together!

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  12. Great job! I love your flowers.
    ~Lacey

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  13. Beautiful card. I love the stitching on your ribbon flower. TFS!

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  14. Great color scheme, and I love your little gathered-ribbon flowers, Lisa!

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  15. I am so trying these flowers! This is a fabulous card! I love your colors and your design!

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  16. Those are really cool. I was going to do something like them but did something different instead. I am definitely going to have to give them a try now though.

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  17. Oh wow, your flowers are great and your card is even more !! I love the yellow flower centers that match the big yellow flower embelishment!! Cool!!

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  18. Super rich-looking card, great work!

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  19. This is fabulous, Lisa! The ribbon flowers fit perfectly into the scene you stamped.

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  20. awesome ribbon flowers and the colors on this card are fantastic!

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  21. The ribbon flowers are really cute. I especially love the saddle stitched ribbon.

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  22. Lisa, what a darn cute idea....I can't wait to try it out!

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  23. OMG Lisa, your ribbon flowers are amazing! What a great card- way to go! And look at all the comments too- sweet!

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