Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

 It's the 25th of the month, which means it's time for the Papertrey blog hop! This month Nichole challenged us to dust off an old stamp set or use a set that has never seen ink.

I chose to use my Everyday Button Bits set. When I first got this set, I used it all the time, but I haven't used it much lately...AND I think I've only inked up these hot air balloons once, so I figured it was time.

Since I was using something old, I also pulled out some new (to me) products--the Up, Up, & Away sentiments set & the cloud dies.


Tip: For perfect placement of your dies, simply place them where you want them on the cardstock, then cover them with a Post-It note. Your die will stay in place, & the Post-It is easily removed.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you like it!

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits; Up, Up, & Away sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Spring Rain, white
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Real Red
Accessories: Cloud dies, ribbon, buttons (all PTI)

102 comments:

Jessica Griffin said...

Adorable card!

Sue Ann said...

GREAT TIP. Your card makes me think of a beautiful spring day!!! LOVE IT!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute card! Love how it reminds me of summer. (we really need summer now!) Thanks for the tip too!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Love the CAS look of your card, Ann. And the way you did the cloud.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is so cute! I LOVE the cut out clouds! Adorable!

Amy said...

Cute card! Thanks for the tip! I like this idea better than taping since I always seem to rip my paper!

Kay said...

Super cute, and I love how you used the negative space from the dies to create your clouds!

Virginia L. said...

Love the clear and crisp look of this card! SWEET and FABULOUS!!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!
I love your card, Ann. It's so fun and cheerful. Thanks for sharing your great tip for using the dies too. :)

Inkyfingers said...

Roll on summer with blue skies and fluffy clouds. This is a lovely card and your tip for the dies is great because tape sometimes damages the surface.
Hugs
Carol x

Karen C. said...

I like the way you've incorporated the clouds into your card. Very sweet.

sarahw said...

Super cute card! I love this set. :)

lam said...

very elegant and sweet, love the way you used the buttons

Tiff said...

I have YET to use my cloud dies....lol! Your card is FAB and inspiring! I wish I could see it in person!

Renee said...

Love the card! Beautiful colors.

Traveling Mama said...

This is so cute! I regretted not buying this set. My mom bought it and I played with it while we were in the States. I thought it would get it out of my system, but nope! It's still adorable! :-)

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Love those cute lilttle clouds! The card looks great! Thanks for the placement tip, will come in handy!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card! Love the button balloons!

Lee said...

Great card. Thanks for the tip!

Iulia said...

Lovely card! Love the balloons/buttons! Great idea!
Hugs, iulia

Angy said...

Sweet, love the blue ribbon against the blue cardstock. Very pretty!

Jen Carter said...

Super cute! Thanks for the great tip!

pattylt said...

Great card and thanks for the "post it" tip! Love it.

Cristina said...

Adorable, simple, perfect! And thanks for the tip. I don't know why I've never tried that before. But I will now. Happy hopping, Ann!

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for the tip on using the dies.

Karen C said...

Your card is super cute! Can't wait to try your great tip!

ChristineCreations said...

Love the cut out clouds! Such a cute card!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

This is beyond darling!
What a great way to start the hop and thanks for the awesome tip!!!

Leah

Debra said...

I love this card, so bright and cheery! Thanks for the tip on the dies, mine are ALWAYS sliding around...

StampinCathy said...

This is so so cute. I just love the button hot air balloons. Thanks for the great tip too and always inspiring me.

Traci Nachtrab said...

ann, that card is so cute! And I appreciate the really cool die tip you gave. Will definitely be using that...

Aimes said...

Super tip, girlie! You've just saved me a ton of cardstock ;D
Super sweet card - thanks for reminding me to use that set too!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Look at you, number 1, woo hoo, love the dies and thanks for the tip on the post it note.

Jackie said...

Totally cute card Ann! Love those clouds...very nice work!!!

good_day1214 said...

Adorable card! Thanks for sharing the tip about the post-it.

Diane Jaquay said...

Really cute, LOVE the little button balloons!

resmith said...

Love your card! Thanks for the tip!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Clever use of the post it! I love the clouds are punched out of the blue paper with the white background! Cute!!

messageinapaperbox said...

Thanks for the kind words on my card....but your card is GREAT! CAS just like mine!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love this card and your awesome tip! Can't wait to try that! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is such a cute card!!!Love the way you did the clouds!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a great card. I love that stamp set. Thanks for the tip as well.

Becky Carafa said...

Super cute, Ann, and great tip!

Debby said...

Leave the CAS style and great tip!

Pat said...

Cute card. And thanks for the tip about positioning the cloud dies. I like that cut out look on your card.

Debbie H said...

Cute card, thanks for the tip on the die!

Melissa said...

Very cute!

Sara Mac said...

Cute card! I need to use my button bits sets more too. Love the cloud cut outs.

Laurie said...

Super cute!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Love how you cut out the clouds! What a perfect design for the button bits hot air ballon set.

Kelly S. said...

So cute! I love those button balloons and your lovely blue sky background (with the matching blue ribbon!)...awesome tip with the post-its and dies, definitely going to try that out!

Deanna said...

Very kewl Ann!

Kara said...

awesome...great tip!

Linda said...

Love your beautiful card!

ashjoy said...

What a cute card, and thanks for the tip.

Keva said...

What a lovely card. Those colors arre so nice and springy and the card just looks perfectly put together. Very nice. I also like hte tip about the die and post it notes - brilliant!

Francie said...

So cute! I really like how you cut the clouds from the blue and used the negative space against the white for your clouds. Really clever.

Christina said...

Super cute! Love the cut out clouds and the blue ribbon on top of blue cardstock. Very subtle and pretty!

Stephanie said...

Anne........This is super cute! I love this set, too! I should get it out more this week so I can use some of the images that I have not stamped yet......Thanks for the idea!

lesleyworth said...

adore how clean this card is! and the clouds...fabulous!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Love this card... I've been on the fence forEVER about everyday button bits! But I'm sure that eventually I'm going to "NEED" to get them!! :) Great tip about the Post-it.... I have done that, or even just a loop of regular scotch tape to hold the die to the paper, as long as it will be on the throw-away part. :)

Pam W. said...

Adorable card! Love the "tip". I am going to give it a try.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well what a fabulous tip! That is seriously a Duh moment for me -- I have been struggling with tape! Sheez.

Love your card - just gives a happy feel!!

Jen said...

Oh Wow! What a fun card. I can totally see this framed and hung on a wall. What a cheery card.

Sharron said...

What a sweet and happy card! Love your cloud effect!

beckynoelle said...

very fun :)

Karen H. said...

Adorable card. Thanks for the tip - I've never been happy with the artist tape, but a sticky note sounds totally doable.

Helen F. said...

Such a sweet card, Ann. Love your cutout clouds...thx for the tip :o)

Sue Plote said...

Very, very cute! Love the way you cut the clouds over the white. Awesome!

Lynnette said...

Awww, Ann, this is just adorable!!

Justine said...

Great advice and I LOVE this

Linda said...

Great card! I love the tip about the post-it. I always forget that.

Terri E. said...

This was so much fun and I need to bust this cutie out more myself. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Krista said...

LOVE the clouds die cut out of the front of your card! I have to try this!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Great post it note tip. I usually use removable tape, but that sometimes pulls up the cardstock. Cute card!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great card! Love the reverse cut clouds.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great card! Love the reverse cut clouds.

Maureen said...

such a fun springy card :) Love the cloud die idea :) You were right on the gun today!! I posted right at 7 (PST) and was still only in the 30s!! This sure was a fun challenge...though not really a challenge when you have a stack of unused sets!! LOL Enjoy hump day tomorrow! :)

Jay Gee said...

Such a sweet card Ann. Thanks for the tip.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a cheerful and summery card! Great job, and thanks for the tip about the clouds!

Chris L.

Angie Tieman said...

Adorable card, Ann! Love it! Love your tip for using the dies too, so clever!!

Amy Beth said...

Such a great tip! I never would have thought of that! Really cute card.

gladyschia2010 said...

Thanks for the tip! lovely card!

Theresa Tyree said...

Thanks for the tip! Love the card!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

I saw your card on the PTI blog hop and I only have time for a handful, no way I could get through all 253 cards. But I definitely wanted to comment on your eye catching creation. I love the way you've cut the clouds out of the background and a great tip on how to keep them in place.

Laurel said...

Great tip with the cloud dies. Can I just say, DUH! Why did I never think of doing that?!? LOL! Love your card. The colors and layout. Very happy card!

Sue Lelli said...

This is just ADORABLE! LOVE the hot air balloons with that sentiment!

Babies- Beth said...

lol, I think it's funny that the sets I have never used are the ones others are showing today too! I love your clouds, and must remember this tip!

kbell said...

love the buttons! and thanks for the Post-It tip too.

Amy said...

Love your diecut clouds! Very nice!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card! I love those balloons and the cloud "windows" are so cool!

Danielle said...

Great card! Love the CAS style

Simone said...

This is so fun Ann! Love the tips as well :)

Cheryl said...

Love the negative cutouts for the clouds. Great card, and thanks for the tip!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is such a fun and fresh card!!! LOVE IT! And thanks for the tip about using post-it notes to hold the dies in place!!

sherry said...

Super Sweet! Spring is in the air or at least i'm hoping for it soon, buried here in NY :)

Laurel said...

YES! YES! YES! So glad you commented so I knew where to give credit where credit is due. This is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this tip with us all!

Kristii said...

Sooooo cute!!! Love the balloons and buttons and your use of the cloud dies!!! Makes me smile!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Clever tip, and gorgeous card!

Courtney K said...

super cute card and what a great tip!!

Lori said...

Love how you used the cloud dies! Thanks for sharing your tip about the post-it notes.

JessicaLynn said...

Happy Superbowl Sunday,
I just wanted to say hello and to also say that I just love this card. The colors that you picked for it are perfect.
I am giving away a set of free clear stamps on my blog, please come on over and take a look. http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!
Jessica Lynn