Monday, January 25, 2010

PTI BLOG HOP Corduroy Card

So you can guess from the title of the post, and hopefully the picture, where the inspiration for this card came from. I've always loved the book corduroy, there is a picture of me reading it in kindergarten.....my husband bought it for me as a valentines present when we were dating and I thought it the cutest gift ever.


I always liked how Lisa loved and wanted Corduroy even if though he was missing a button. This is a little card for my husband maybe as a valentine .











I crimped the "straps" with my paper crimper and slotted into a Martha Stewart scalloped circle punch. Because this is a special card I even used a hoarded rustic wood button.



For the 'fur' i used a couple of different widths of cardstock strips dipped in craft ink and then just dabbed and dragged onto the craft. I think SU has a sanded background stamp that might work better if I ever want to make this again.



I used different letters from Scattered Showers (various sentiments) to make the inside sentiment coloured with an SU marker...and the needle stamp from quilter sampler.

I love this book so much, we read it to my son every night before bed.....he's memorized it (he's 2) !! We'll be in the car and hear random snippets ot Corduroy that he is reciting to himself.


Hope you enjoy it, off to hop !!

ED Ingredients
Paper - Craft, Ripe Avocade, Bitty dot basics - PTI
Stamps - Scattered showers, Quilters Sampler
Ink - SU marker, Cate eye Olive, SU Chocolate Chip Craft
Tools - SU paper crimper, scalloped oval punch. martha stewart scalloped circle punch
Accesories - PTI rustic wood button

31 comments:

  1. WOW! So much thought went into this absolutely adorable card!

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  2. You really thought this out. I love the needle stamp on the inside.

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  3. SOO cute! What a cute idea. I totally love it!

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  4. Very nice color combinations!! Great job on the blog hop!!!

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  5. I love the popped off button! Super fun.

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  6. Oh this is so CUTE! I LOVED reading that book to the kiddos .. what a FUN card!

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  7. What a sweet story, and a sweet card to go with it!

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  8. So sweet. I love your tie to the book from your childhood.

    TFS

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  9. oh i LOVE those books too--this is so great! :D

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  10. Very clever! I love it! It's wonderful to make a card that is really individualized for the recipient! It's perfect as a valentine!!

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  11. So inventive! Excellent idea!

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  12. Oh, I love all the thoughtfulness that went into this very special card. A real treasure!

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  13. This is so cute, and such a clever idea! Great job!

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  14. Totally cute & sooo clever -- brought back memories of reading that book to my 2 now-grown children! Thank you!!!

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  15. too cute! love the colors and great idea.

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  16. Oh my this is sooo cute!! Nice work!

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  17. What a super idea! I'm hopping a little later than normal! Your project is fabulous!

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  18. What a great gift for him. Love all the details of this but the best has to be the missing button!(I know what you mean about hoarding those rustic buttons)

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