5/01/2012

Polkadot Door Blog Hop!

Welcome to My Paper Tales! I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to be part of the Polkadot Door blog hop! Today's hop is all about celebrating their second anniversary ~ congratulations Rebecca & Sarah!!! You should be arriving here from DeeDee's blog. If not no worries; you can head over to the Polkadot Door at any time to start from the beginning. The designers have been given this beautiful inspiration photo to work with. Hopefully you'll be inspired to create something as well! I've put together a Mother's Day card and little sparkly gift.

When Rebecca sent this inspiration/color story board to me I was completely smitten with the buttons and felt. I knew they would be a big part of my design. I chose a sheet of paper from Webster's Pages: Lullaby Lane collection containing just about all of the colors! It even had a smidgen of the blue used on the little cakes and napkin ring in the photos. To this I layered felt flowers made from Papertrey Ink dies and an assortment of buttons. I found these splendid leaf buttons at Hobby Lobby and had to get just a few! I wanted to echo the picture frame assortment from the inspiration photo so I die cut (PTI) some shimmery brown paper. I added two layers of die cut banners (PTI) for my sentiment and topped this with a pretty floral focal and felt butterfly (PTI). When threading the button to adorn my butterfly I left the ends of the thread long to serve as it's antenna!

I store my buttons in little glass jam jars with raspberries on the lids (too sweet!). So I thought I would make a sparkly little pin cushion/button jar gift to accompany my card. This is a cut glass canning jar that I picked up at Hobby Lobby for a song. I used a scrap of fabric and cotton batting to create the cushion portion. Then I set about decorating the jar with layers of felt die cut borders, flowers and an assortment of buttons. And there you have it friends. Next up on the hop is the fabulous Rebecca; she's sure to have a simply fabulous creation to share!

Thanks for taking a peek into my little corner of the world today! ~Lisa



16 comments:

Karen B. said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What an amazing pair. Love your details and the colors.

Geri said...

Love this Lisa!! Looks like you and I went down the same path on this one ;) The card AND jar are just beautiful! (I made 2 cards and wasn't happy with either...chickened out and stuck with my little pin cushion ;(

Brenda said...

Love that designer paper, perfect for a Mom! And your little button holder gift is just so pretty Lisa!

Rebecca Mosher said...

I love your take on the inspiration image! The button jar is adorable, what a great idea. Thanks so much for playing along :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Lisa, you have used the colours beautifully and that little gift is fabulous too. Such a shabby vintage vibe. Love it!

Cheryl said...

Your projects are gorgeous! I love the adorable pin cushion.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful projects Lisa! Love the sweet jar and the beautiful patterned paper you used!

Lisa said...

Beautiful work, Lisa! That little jar is wonderful and you've picked out all the fabby elements from the photo to use. I LOVE those leaves on your card! Are they buttons?? I can't tell but they are gorgeous!

Erin Blegen said...

Gorgeous- love the papers/flowers/buttons- nicely done!

Vicki said...

Love both projects - am sure the recipient will just love them too. :)

Heather Jensen said...

Love the jar Lin! Fabulous job with this challenge girl. :)

Hugs~

Cyndie said...

Gosh, Lisa, you've done some wonderful things with these colors! Love the buttons and your papers, and that jar is just too cute! Off to check out your colleagues now...

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous pair! These are amazing!!! LOVE the shabby chic feel! I've never really used felt in my paper crafting...might need to get some somehow! :)

Michelle said...

How amazing!!! They make a perfect gift! Your embellishments are so sweet!!

Memories by Manda said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for sharing

Sally said...

Love your work - the felt is perfect with the buttons - awesome colors as well!!