Thursday, August 25

Eat Dessert First - PTI Hop

Click HERE for my Play Date Cafe post.

Well, I'm fashionably late to today's Papertrey Ink blog hop, but I'm so excited to be joining in.  The inspiration photo is beautiful and makes me want to have one last picnic before summer is officially over.  I chose to incorporate a bit of the blue gingham from the girl's dress and some book print to represent the books she brought along in her basket.  I also think the overall theme of a spring picnic comes across in this cheery birthday card.  Don't you wish someone would send you a note that encouraged indulging in  dessert first?

I used the Button Card die and it's coordinating ric-rac square to serve as a placemat. I also did some selective inking for the "eat dessert first" sentiment.  The Parisian Lace doily was a fun accent to help the focal point stand out from the patterned paper.


My "happy birthday" is from Birthday Bash sentiments... {love}.  And how 'bout all those "sassy somethings"... I just had a day where I wanted a little bit of everything.  Thanks so much for visiting!

ALL Supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Table Service and Birthday Bash sentiments; Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Sweet Blush and Kraft; Patterned Paper: Girl's Paperie; Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Bashful and PTI Chamomile tea-dye; Tools: Tiny Envelope die, Button Card collection dies, Table Service dies, Large Scalloped Border die, Parisian Lace Doily die; Sassy Somethings: Webster's Pages lace trim, Sweet Blush saddle stitch ribbon and Fresh Linen buttons

30 comments:

Marge said...

WOW -- this card is simply AMAZING -- all those sweet little details and dessert first to top it all off! Great idea!!! ;~)

Krista said...

so many pretty details on your card! love the mix of stamp sets/dies you've used here. i def feel a bright, happy feeling looking at this

Teresa said...

Love your take on this challenge and would love to get this card. So many papertrey items I wish I had, great details.

Lori said...

Denise this is stunning!!

Keva said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Lots of great details, paper, and embellishments. The layout is also awesome. Perfect, Denise!

Elizabeth Hart said...

So much to look at in your lovely card - a true feast for the eyes!

Kay said...

It' so sweet- it DOES look like a spring picnic, and all of your details are just beautiful!

Elena said...

beautiful! I honestly don't know how you manage to knock it out of the park every.single.time. - awesome job!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!! tfs!!

Melissa said...

Wow, Denise, this is gorgeous!! I love the sweet envelope and little card and the gorgeous paper and how you tied it all together!

Lisa said...

My eyes are dancing with delight Denise! Love this to pieces...including the sass!!!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card I love it. Amazing details and I love the small gingham.

Linda said...

Wow! So much to look at! You did an amazing job!

Anne B said...

Lovely shabby take on the challenge. That little envelope focal point is just fab :)

Jen said...

*Thud* Yes, that was the sound of my head hitting the floor as I fainted upon viewing such marvellousness! Seriously mindblowing! (Still rubbing head) I just think your use of that wee envelope and the Eat Dessert First slip is phenomenal! So fab and totally frame-worthy!

Amy said...

THIS IS AMAZING!!! Why oh why did I have to see it though??? Now I must get this stamp set! I was totally on the fence till seeing this beauty!!! I love the tiny blue gingham you incorporated into your card!

Tonya said...

Lovely card, the details are amazing!

Cathy Weber said...

This is my favorite card of the whole blog hop Denise. There are a ton of details I love won't mention all but I love that you used the new plate set. I love that you made it peek out of the tiny enevelope and the silverware next to the sentiment was so smart and interesting. Really, really great card.

Monica K. said...

This is so gorgeous, Denise! All of your cards are such a work of art and so fun to look at because there are so many hidden details. Love how you used the plate set. I passed on that set because I wasn't sure how I'd use it, but I really like what you made with it!

By the way, I'm supposed to be getting my PTI package tomorrow! I'll let you know as soon as it arrives and then send your stamps off to you asap! :)

Suzanne Russell said...

This makes me smile! Perfectly beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Kara said...

so pretty!! love the little cake!!

Leigh said...

This is beautiful, Denise! I love how you used the Places, Please stamp set!

Karen C. said...

Wow, Denise. The layering of papers and various elements is just stunning. I love how you've used the envelope and the little card peeking out, as your focal point. The tiny table setting details are soo cute!! Thanks for sharing.

- elbeth - said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! I love how well the patterns, textures and colours go with the inspirational picture. You're a true master! One day I want to be this good!

Kim said...

Just too beautiful!!! Love everything about your card,the colors, the stamps and dies.

Terri said...

Great job. Love all the different elements especially your use of places please.

Amy Papale said...

What a beautiful card! Love all of the little details. Very sweet!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I just love all the little details you used--that little envelope and invite--PRECIOUS:) Great job!

Linda Callahan said...

So sweet and pretty! Fabulously detailed!

Francie said...

I somehow missed this card the first time around. It's absolutely beautiful!