Saturday, February 18, 2012

MB's Treasurista St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop

HELLO!!!! Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you aren't here because of the MB's Treasurista St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop, please stay and hop along with us. If you've arrived from my good friend Lina's Blog Sweet Nothing's Paper Co. then you are right on track! If not and you just happened to stumble upon me please go to Misty's Blog MB's Treasurista to start at the beginning.

Welcome to the MB's Treasurista St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop

Today I have made a card with the theme of St. Patrick's Day mixed with Love!  Here is the card in full and then I will show close ups and explain what I did to make the card!

So, I super love how this card turned out. I love that I threw in some yellow with the greens I used. I at first used all greens and I just wasn't feeling it! I used My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 paper collection as my background sheet and just layered it on top of a green card base. 

To make the clovers I used two different sized heart punches and the inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink. I then used my sewing machine to sew the center of the hearts just to add some texture. This was the first time I've used a sewing machine on any of my projects. I only used it a small amount and its pretty subtle but I like the look it gives. What do you think? I then adhered a small button to the center and used some bakers twine as stems for the clovers. 

Moving down to the lower left had corner. Lots of MB's Treasuista products here. First the flower collection in the corner contains two I Am Roses flowers, a rolled scallop flower from MFT and then a new small green acrylic flower. I really like the new colors. Check them out HERE! Also, notice the cream acrylic wheat spray... nice huh? I then used the new burlap trim from MBT and layered on some half back pearls. I really like the more natural look of this card. 

The "LUCKY" is stamped using a Technique Tuesday "Just My Type" stamp set. I then fussy cut around them. I stamped them on a piece of green patterned cardstock from MME. 

The inside I left pretty simple. I just layered on some kraft cardstock and used the Sweet Stack die from MFT to and used a stamp from the Unity Stamps set titled "You & Me".

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$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!

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I hope you LOVED my project! Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think! Next up is the ever so talented Liz at Decade of Scrap! Please go show her some love. Here is the entire line-up in case you get lost! :)


JaniceA said...

Beautiful card, love the sewing you did on the shamrocks.

Rhonda said...

This is stunning. I live the creativity and various products used to make this. Using the hearts and sewing them for the shamrocks was a great idea. Just love it.

Rhonda (

Deb said...

Katie, Beautiful card... Love the heart shape clovers...
Hugs Deb

sweetnothingspaperco said...

Love the clovers katie! They're cute! I am really liking the added touch of the sewing machine stitching. :)

Mae said...

just love this card. the stitching was a great touch!

Trisha said...

Beautiful card. Love the sewn clover and the wonderful flowers and pearls. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

Your card is awesome! The yellow was a good idea, I love the little embellishments and paper choices. New follower here:)

V said...

I know i am to late for the hop but had to ck. out all u wonderful talented ladies anyway. Love the card and the sewing, now thats what im talking about.!! :)

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