May 1, 2011

Birds - Bees - Flowers - Trees (PP45) theme challenge

Hi everyone.
Today's post is for the Paper Players theme challenge - "Birds, Bees, Flowers & Trees"  - however I'm still trying to figure out if Spring has really arrived yet. 
I don't really have any flower sets  from the summer mini that would work for this challenge,  so I went to one of my very favorite sets "Four Frames", and that gorgeous "Paisley Petals" DSP that will be available in the new IBC and here is my card.
One of the things I LOVE about this DSP is that it does all the work for you. I think it's just gorgeous. I cut a piece of DSP and matted it with marina blue cs. Then wrapped a piece of cherry cobbler seam binding before adding to the card base.
I stamped the sentiment on WW in cherry cobbler and punched it out with the decorative label punch. A second label was punched out of cherry cobbler to mat the sentiment and popped it up with dimensionals centered on the seam binding. 
Then I added a few butterflies in cherry cobbler and marina blue that were made with the butterfly embosslit. I added to the front and label with tom bow and embellished each with a sweet pearl body. 
The inside was finished with another piece of DSP. Easy peasy Done!

Hootie says " Hoot Hoot Hooray...Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment with your thoughts; I hope you will stop by again!"
Diane

14 comments:

Nancy said...

Di, this is such beautiful paper and as you say it does all the work for ya, great card, I love the inside too. Good luck on the challenge

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Diane....I love it when the paper does most of the work! I love your sentiment too! Thanks for playing my Paper Players challenge this week!

Karen said...

Wonderful card Diane. And the paper does in fact, all the work and it is so pretty. Happy Birthday for the 5th. Enjoy your day and all the best to you. Thanks for the comment you left on by blog for my challenge card. Hugs Karen

Rita said...

That paper is gorgeous and you added the perfect accents to make it into a beautiful card. Very nice!

Welcome said...

Dear Diane. Love the way you created this card. So so pretty. The colors and the design are really catchy!

Inky hugs, Pauline

Carol said...

Just love your card - this is my favorite side of the papers as the reds/blues are my favorites. The addition of the baby butterflies is fabulous...TFS!

Nance said...

Such a great way to highlight this beautiful paper! Love how you've used it on the inside too and the extra butterflies are just perfect! So glad you could join us at the Paper Players this week! hugs!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Diane! Just as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

Pam~ said...

Ooooh, this is exquisite Diane! Love what you did with your DSP!

Butternutsage said...

Diane this paper is so pretty and looks wonderful with the butterflies but when I saw the card open I actually murmured something out loud in surprise. It is lovely!

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is so beautiful. love the butterflies. They are the perfect touch. TFS
www.carriesscrapyard.com

Linda Callahan said...

Love how you worked this DSP in your design - so pretty! And I also love the fact that you finish off your cards......something I never seem to quite get right! And I hear it's a birthday week for you - welcome to the 60's! So glad you could join me :)

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Diane! This is gorgeous! Love the "scene" you created with that prety paper! The decorated inside is the perfect touch, too. Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week! :)

Buffy said...

Cute! I love the way you used the paper with the butterflies. Very clever!

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