Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Die Cuttin' Divas Tuesday Challenge #49--Buttons, Bows, and/or Bling

This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is to use buttons, bows, and/or bling on your project.  You can use one or more of these items; but it's not required to use all three.

Die Cuttin' Divas is so pleased to be sponsored this week by My Craft Spot.  Kimberly has some great stamp sets, crinkle ribbon, and twine. Go check out her site. She is providing a set of stamps to the winner of this week's challenge.

I have to share a funny story about my card this week:
This card really morphed from one idea to the next.  My first idea was to make a heart by weaving ribbons together, and finishing it with lace trim.  I saw a sample of this technique in one of my books.  Before I started to do that, I changed my mind to just using the ribbons in a pattern, without weaving them, to cover the heart shape.  But I still tried to put the lace around it.  That didn't work too well, so I ripped took the lace off and decided not to add anything to the heart except for a pink heart shadow.  As I was going through this whole process, in my mind, I kept thinking that the challenge called for using "ribbon."  And oh boy, what a great card I had made using my red, pink and heart ribbon!  But the challenge actually called for "bows," not "ribbon." 

Well, I didn't realize that until I went to share my card with the other DT members on our posting board. There I read the 3 items again:  buttons, bows, and/or bling.  It didn't say ribbon!  Now what?!  I dug through my stash and found the perfect red gem stringers that I put all around the card, and finished the corner off with a red heart on a paper clip. Now I have BLING!  Sorry for the long tale of woe...here's my final metamorphosis!!
This card is 5-1/2" square.  I rounded the bottom corners. Used design paper from K&Co. Valentine 12x12 stack (you can see it better on the inside pic). Embossed the shiny white card stock with the Heart Blocks Cuttlebug embossing folder. Used 3 different ribbons: red with scalloped edges, white lace on top of that, and the pink satin ribbon threaded through the lace (same one used on the heart).  Used 4 different ribbons on the heart.  I sprayed a piece of cardstock with spray adhesive to lay out my ribbon pattern, which worked really well for repositioning until I had the ribbons exactly as I wanted them.

I popped up 2 layers of pink heart shadows; I really like how that looks..

And here's the inside. The sentiment is a wooden $1.00 stamp from Michael's. Used some pink heart bling for the corners.

I'm going to also enter this card in the following challenges.

My Sheri Crafts - new product or technique
Whimsical Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Valentine theme

Now you have one week to create something with buttons, bows, and/or bling!  Enter it at Die Cuttin' Divas for a chance to win a set of My Craft Spot stamps.  Thanks for stopping by.  Appreciate your comments.


  1. Pat I love your card. The ribbon heart is very nice. But I have to admit my favorite element is the little hearts in the corners of the inside!
    I am going to try to participate with this challenge. I have been scrapbooking of late.

    Thanks for the inspiration,

    Cindy :)

  2. Hi Pat,

    When I read the DT post I thought you had to use all the elements!! So we both had this challenge flipped! :) Anyway, great job. I love the stripy heart and all that bling really steals the show. Terrific card.

    Hugs, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

  3. Beautiful card! Love the embossing, papers, and bling! Great job!

  4. What a gorgeous card! The first thing I noticed was that super cute paper clip! The lace ribbon looks spectacular and I LOVE the bling border! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  5. Pat,
    Love your blinged out heart card it is so pretty, you did a wonderful job. Very pretty ribbon too!
    Love the story, reminds me of a card I made for the DT I am on and I forgot to use "hearts" as called for. lol

  6. Wow, I love all the bling you placed around your card! Love the hearts in the corners on the inside too! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  7. Hey Pat, this is beautiful inside and out! Love all the sparkle.

  8. What a pretty card- I love how you even did such a nice job on the inside too! :)Amy

  9. I love your card Pat. Beautiful paper for your heart. Fabulous job.


  10. That is one AWESOME border of bling :)

  11. It looks great! Love your story and your extra touches of bling look perfect!

  12. Hi Pat:) SUper Sweet card and love all the bling around the card!! I hope all is well for you!

  13. Hi Pat,
    Had to smile at your story. Some days things are just challenging, aren't they? :) I love the look of this card. Love what you have done with the ribbon on your heart shape. And, I am a total bling nut, so I'm loving the sparkle you added around the edges. This is super fun and creative. So glad I found your blog!

  14. Beautiful card, loved the story that went with it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.

  15. Oh, what a beautiful card! I just love the way you've finished off the inside.

  16. OMGoodness! This is so gorgeous! I just love what you did with the ribbons!

  17. Oooh... a card jam-packed with ribbon, sparkles, and embossing? Color me happy! :o) This is fabulous! All of ribbon is gorgeous and I love that the inside is so pretty, too! The paperclip is so adorable. Gosh, what a fantastic card. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

    Hugs and blessings!

  18. such a sweet valentine's card

  19. You came up with a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!


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