Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Today is the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop.  This is the first time I've gotten my act together in enough time to actually post for the blog hop.  The inspiration picture they chose is full of yellows and and blues.

I have been planning to send my dad a thank you note for the great bicycle he got me while he was visiting for Spring Break.  The bike is a light aqua blue and I have had a blast riding with Lizzy around the neighborhood.  When I saw the inspiration photo I knew the card I had in mind for him would be a perfect match to the blog hop.


I started with the Everyday Button Bits stamp set. I love all the stamps in this set but the bicycle is my favorite (and is similar to my cruiser!). I also pulled the "smiles across the miles" sentiment from the stamp set.


After searching through my 1,000+ button stash looking for the perfect buttons it dawned on me that I own the buttoned up dies. I pulled them out and cut from a coaster and a piece of matching yellow paper. I stamped with a polka-dot stamp in blue. To finish it off I covered the buttons with glossy accents.


A little button twine and a box to frame it in finished the card off nicely. I think before I send it to Dad I'll add a picture of Lizzy (and perhaps me) riding down the street.

Papertrey Ink: Card Stock (Lemon Tart, Ocean Tides, Stamper's Select White)Dies (Buttoned Up #2) Rustic Cream Button Twine Stamps (Every Day Button Bits)
Ranger: Distress Ink (Broken China), Archival Ink (Jet Black)Glossy Accents
Other: Prisma Color (colored pencils) Studio G (Polka-Dot stamp)


  1. a perfect card for the occasion. thanks for sharing.

  2. ha! what an adorable bicycle, sara.

  3. Sara this is a very sweet card! Talk about a perfect bike thank you card and you got to play in the blog hop! Love the wheels.

  4. Aren't you clever! This is so cute Sara!

  5. Perfect card to say thanks! Love your buttons- so creative and a good reminder that I should pull out mine. :)

  6. Love the handmade buttons with the glossy surface.

  7. Aww, that bike is so cute, love those scalloped buttons for wheels! What a great take on the inspiration photo :)