Sunday, July 25, 2010

July Papertrey Bloghop

Tonight is the July Papertrey Bloghop
The challenge this month is to use office supplies in our projects. I had a hard time coming up with something for this challenge but this is what I finally came up with.

I have wanted to make a paperclip bookmark for awhile now and decided this would be the perfect opportunity. I started by making the fabric flower using Betsy Veldman's tutorial here When I was done I added a large Sweet Blush button and a pearl to the middle of the flower and some leaves using the small Delightful Dahlia leaf die and Simply Chartreuse felt. To finish it off I added a large paper clip to the back of the flower and then attached another paper flower to the back of that to secure the paperclip in.

The base of the card was made with Sweet Blush cardstock that I ran through my Cuttlebug using Tim Holtz's new Damask embossing folder. Next I cut a piece of Simply Chartreuse Cardstock and added a piece of lace eyelet to the bottom then I added a piece of linen ribbon to the top. After that I attached it to the embossed piece leaving an opening at the top. I stamped the sentiment from Alli Miles new Birthday Bash set then added some machine stitching. I finished the card off by adding the bookmark to the pocket. After the card is given the recipient can take the bookmark out and use it in a book.

A complete list of all the participants is on Nicole's blog you can see it here. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with now too. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great night.

40 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

This is AWESOME Terri, love the beautiful flower clip, and the embossing and trim on your card make this oh so feminine! Great job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is beautiful! I love the card and your flower bookmark is so cute!

Cammie said...

Terri, your card and book mark are so soft and lovely!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So pretty, Terri! Love the bookmark!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

precious, what a great way to have a card keep giving and giving.

IamDerby said...

Terri! Your clip is gorgeous... nicely done.

Marge said...

F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!

Lindsay said...

Lovely card! I love that paperclip flower!

C said...

Beautiful! I love the paperclip flower!!!!

Victoria said...

Beautiful job. I love the clip!

Silke Ledlow said...

So beautiful Terri!!! I love your flower paper clip!!! Hugs ~S~

Kara said...

cute, cute!!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful, Terri! I love that white lace trim.

Lisa V. said...

I love how soft and feminine this card is. The paper clip book mark is great!

Melissa Bickford said...

OH MY...this is gorgeous, Terri!! So soft and elegant!

Jill said...

Really sweet, and useful too! This would be such a great card for a reader, and it fits the challenge just fine! Lovely flower!

Janelle said...

The paperclip bookmark is beautiful, Terri! (And, what a great embossing folder!)

Andrea M said...

Wow! How pretty is this?!?! Great job!

Sharron said...

Oh Terri, this is just PERFECT! Wonderful colors, embossing and feminine details and your flower bookmark is AWESOME!

Debra said...

I love bookmarks and this one is so pretty,with the gorgeous flower. What a creative way to incorporate it onto your card. Such pretty colors!

Lisa said...

VERY soft and pretty! I love the bookmark!

Laurie said...

Terri this is so pretty! What a beautiful card/gift!

ohradiogirl said...

I do like that Tim Holtz embossing folder. Nice card.

Renee said...

Such a sweet card! Love the bookmark.

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty card Terri! Love your bookmark too!

Karen C said...

Beautiful card! Love the paperclip bookmark!

peggysue said...

We have a Winne the pooh cookbook too, but a different one, isn't it just so cute! And your bookmark looks wonderful with it. I like that litlte touch of lace too, so feminine.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

So, so gorgeous!! :)

Nerina said...

Love your colours here - so pretty! Your embossing is so elegant - and your bookmark is totally ADORABLE!

Dani said...

Fantastic card and bookmark!!! Love it!!

Banu said...

Beautiful card and bookmark. Awesome flower.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so pretty--the bookmark is so clever, and the lace makes the card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is beautiful, love that paper clip you made, and pretty colors too!

Shelley said...

Love it!!

Marinette said...

Wow! elle est vraimnent superbe et ce clip qui rehausse le tout, un superbe design bravo

BethieJ said...

Terri this is DARLING! I LOVE that flower!!! Great job!

Jamie N. said...

Cute! That flower clip is an awesome way to incorporate the challenge. Great job!

jen said...

So sweet! I've been wanting to make one of those paperclips too- not sure what I've been waiting for! I love it! Love the card too!!!

Tammy said...

Terri, this is a great bookmark! What a great idea!

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous!