Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey March Blog Hop







Nothing like being late to the game, eh? But hey, it's the right day and the stars aren't out yet, so who's being picky??


Just got a call from work, and I need to get there ASAP. I'll fix the post later. In case that turns out to be tomorrow, here's the quick deets:


  • Qulter's Sampler Sentiments

  • A nesty die

  • DMC floss that matches Aqua Mist- DMC 3811

  • knit on size 1 needles, then slid onto 2 toothpicks, then toothpicks cut shorter

  • Bitty Blessings paper, Spring Moss and Stamper's Select

  • Guidelines Grid Impression plate
  • Copic marker making striped ribbon on Fresh Snow satin ribbon




Here's a close up of the Impression plate making quilting lines. Hard to see, it's very subtle but really perfect for a 'quilted' feel.

77 comments:

Peggysuez said...

Thud!!! This is fabulous!!!

Carol said...

Such beautiful and dainty knitting with that floss! What a special touch on your card!

I'm Renee said...

This is absolutely beautiful!
Love absolutely everything about it!
Perfect!

A Crafty Person said...

Great card! Love the knitted look.

Alison said...

I love this! So cute!

Laurie said...

Beth this is by far the coolest use of floss! WOW!! That is amazing! Perfect colors, perfect sentiment, perfect background and I am so loving the toothpicks! This is fantastic!!

Monica K. said...

This is so cute!! I love the stitching that you made. Great card and take on the challenge!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

OMG! How super adorable! I love your little 'knitted' piece! Pretty card with all the different PP looking like a quilt too!

Karen C. said...

This is absolutely amazing and creative use of the embroidery floss. I love the little knitting needles - toothpicks - who would have "thunk" it possible!!? Cute background quilting paper too!!

beckynoelle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! so cute :)

Linda said...

Beth this is breathtaking. What work went into this and how lovely it is, right down to the knitting needles. You do such beautiful things for babies, in so many ways!

Jen Carter said...

Oh now Beth, that is so sweet!! What an adorable card!! Super, super cute!

Baseret said...

Beth,this is such a cute idea! I love your little "crochet" needles.

Susan said...

WOW!!!! Beth this is so creative and adorable!!! This is one of those cards that I will never, ever forget. AMAZING!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

BETH! This has to be the most creative card of the blog hop, I LOVE this!!!

Chris said...

Oh my goodness! You did NOT knit with floss?!?
Seriously?

You rock. No kidding.

Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness!!! I wish I could knit!! So stinking CUTE!!!!

Alex said...

Very cool!

Kelly S. said...

Oh look at you with the multi-talented knitting and card-making all rolled into the cutest card! So sweet and heartfelt...PS... I hope everything goes okay at work tonight!

Katarina said...

Oh I just ADORE this card! I think I need to learn how to knit, I've seen this used a couple of times and every time I see it, I want to learn. I think it's time for my Mom to give me a few lessons, lol! Great job!

Emm said...

Love, love, love this idea for the embroidery floss! Fabulous card!

Crafting Katie said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous! If I knew how to knit, I would surely scraplift!

Sharron said...

OMG, how awesome is this!! The little knitted piece on 'mini knitting needles' is SO ADORABLE! Really special card--love it!!

Dana said...

This is so INCREDIBLE!! I absolutely love it! To die for! I must try this!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Wow Beth!!! This card takes the cake! I'm stunned - the itty bitty stitching is so amazing, the colours so soft and pretty. It's really amazing.

Jean said...

By far the most creative card in the hop!

Katie Gehring said...

All I can saw is WOW! This card is fabulous!

Itsy Bitsy Snippets said...

How creative, love the knitting. The card instantly makes me thinks of a mother's love".

Terri said...

Great Job. Love your use of the floss. Super sweet.

kksb said...

Wow. This is fantastic!! You really ROCK!

Mary Duffek said...

Oh my word!!! This is simply fabulous and oh so creative...my word!!! Wow.

Amy said...

Oh, I love this soooo much! The toothpicks are brilliant, and you picked the perfect sentiment. Love it. Love it. Love it!

Marge said...

Beth, this is ABSOLUTELY A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! Perfect baby card (or even a Mother's Day), especially a new Mom! LOVE it!!!

Helen F. said...

How beautiful and creative, Beth! Really love your knitting (or flossing :?)

Laura Isham said...

Beth.....this card is AMAZING! Any mother would absolutely cherish this card! Its one of my favorites of the hop.

Laura B. said...

wow! this is amazing!!!!

Michelle said...

OMG, Beth! This is the most adorable card I've ever seen! You stitched that tiny blanket perfectly! This has been one of the most creative uses of embroidery floss I've seen. I LOVE this card!

Linda said...

Oh, this is so cute! Beautiful!

Posh Paper said...

Great idea and so well stitched for something so small. Love your profile too...bad habits!!!! :)

Sami said...

Your card is gorgeous! Absolutely love the, well everything about it. Best card on the hop.

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, this is stunning. I love everything about it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Awesome!!! Love the knitting and the total of the card, it's a true beauty!

Cristina said...

Amazing! One of my favorites of the hop, for sure.

Marybeth said...

Beth you did it again , I love your cards. The tooth pick and the knitting are adorable . The colors are perfect. What an inspiration.

Charlette Finley said...

Wow this card is just fab! When I saw it I just fell in love with. I love the knitting who would have thought. TFS I will be using that idea!

The Paper Parade said...

Can you say W....O....W??? What an awesome idea! I just love the tiny knitting. You truly had one of the most creative ideas for using the floss, you go, crafty girl :)

Nadine said...

Impressive how you combined your two hobby loves into this card!!

Kay said...

Bowing to the master!
I think this is hands down the most creative use of floss that I've seen, and it's absolutely STUNNING! Jaw dropping stunning!

lynn said...

oh, my, this is wonderful! such a great use of the floss, on such a pretty card--tfs:)

LittleSurferGirl said...

Wow, Beth! You win the prize for using the floss creatively! I absolutely LOVE what you did! Just stunning!

Meredith said...

The knitting is such an AWESOME idea!! I love it! I also love how you embossed your 'quilt'!!

I just read that you work in a birthing suite - how lovely that you get to meet so many precious little bundles every day!! :)

Neusinha said...

I love this! Sweet...

Juanita B said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This is so very creative and beautiful!!!! TFS.

Jessie said...

Oh my word!! What a wonderful card!! The needles and needle work are priceless!!!

Amber said...

SO DARN CUTE!!! Knitting with floss? Really? That is just genius. JUST GENIUS! Take a bow! Job well done!

Jill said...

Oh. My. Stars. Beth, this is . . . splendiferous!! Seriously clever, seriously well-executed, seriously SUPERB! A+, my dear!

P.S. I will be stealing this idea as soon as I can get some #1 knitting needles! ;-D

Diane said...

Adorable.......what a cute idea...love it!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh my! How awesome is this!?!?! Perhaps I need to learn how to knit now so I can replicate this idea!

jen said...

OH.MY.WORD. that has got to be the cutest little knitting ever! AWESOME job with the challenge!! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is great!!!

Karen said...

Absolutely adorable! What a creative idea!

Jocelyn said...

Absolutely fabulous! The details are amazing!!

lauraleewebb said...

Oh so so so cute! Love the little tiny knitting. A very special card.

lauraleewebb said...

Oh this card is so so so cute. Love the tiny little knitting. This card will be treasured by someone for sure.

Laura said...

So cute and very creative! Love it!

Cynde said...

Your card is stunning! Love the colors and all the squares you put together for the quilt. The knitting takes the prize to top it off. Really an adorable Stunning Card....Thanks for the inspiration.

Huguenot Girl said...

Wow this is card is fabulous. I love all the details and the knitting with the floss on the toothpicks is just perfect!

Cyndie said...

Oh, this is just fabulous! Makes me want to learn to knit! I just love the tiny stitches, the toothpick knitting needles, and the subtle stripes on the ribbon! You are a stamping goddess!

Linda said...

What a darling card!!! I'm adding your blog to my favorites. You're cards are amazing.

Julie E said...

Perfectly sweet! The knitting is just the right touch. Now if only I could knit - LOL!

ashjoy said...

That is just amazing, definately the most creative use I've seen!

Sandy Kay said...

Beth, this is SUPER cute!

Barb W said...

OMG, this is awesome. Absolutely beautiful. I'm lost for words to describe it. Wonderful!

Kristie H said...

Absolutely love your card Beth! The knitting makes it really stand out.

kasia c. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That little knitted piece with that wonderful sentiment is just fabulous. :)

nancy jane said...

One week later and I'm still hopping! This card is exquisite. If I could knit, I would copy it for my mom. Love all of the details you added, especially embossing the quilted paper. This was a treat to view.

Sarah said...

This card is absolutely amazing. You've reminded me to try teeny tiny knitting for my cards. Time to dig out those teeny tiny sock needles for Mother's Day!