Wednesday, September 14, 2011

4 of a Kind...Take Two

Edit...Terri is the winner of the PTI blog candy! Thanks so much for the sweet comments.
Please send me your email address so I can send you your prize.

Welcome back to the second round of 4 of a Kind! This is my month to host and I have been so excited to do this post.  I thought for a long while about what I would be doing, went through all of my stamps, dies, paper, and embellishments and still was at a loss, and then it hit me...a sewing theme.  I have been sewing since 7th grade (so for about 40+ years), so why not a card using elements of sewing.  Buttons, button cards, thread, dress forms and patterned paper just to start with.  I spent an entire day cutting and stamping and figuring out how to mail everything out so that nothing was lost or bent.  Before I started cutting and packaging I wanted to get a picture of all the ingredients.

 Here is picture of the little goodie bags I sent the rest of the ladies...too cute!

This is a picture of my finished card...I did a little bit of sewing on my card to go along with the theme.  I used 7 of my ingredients on the card and added some seam binding too.  I really had a blast making this card and hope that you will enjoy hopping over to each of the other blogs and leaving kind words.

Card Ingredients...All PTI
Stamps: Button Boutique
Dies: Dress Form, Double Ended Banner and Button Card
Printed Paper: Pacific Vineyard
Solid Paper: Rustic White and Ripe Avocado
Seam Binding: Coats & Clark
Ink: Distress Ink - peeled paint
Bakers Twine: Chocolate
Buttons: Ripe Avocado, Royal Velvet and Fine Linen
Impression Plate: Damask Designs

So now for the fun part of this challenge...below are the links to my PTI forum friends who will be making cards all using the same ingredients. 

I will be offering some blog candy in honor of this months challenge...a $10.00 PTI Gift Certificate and all you need to do to win is:

1. Become a Follower of all FOUR Blogs if you aren't already.

2. Leave a comment on all four blogs telling us what you think of the cards we made and how it may inspire you.

I will randomly choose a winner on Wednesday, September 21st, so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner!

Thanks for taking a peek at all of our cards.


  1. Kim...I love it!! :)
    I had thought about embossing on mine too...
    but love how it's all laid out...
    the stitching is incredible...
    just a gorgeous card!
    I loved this kit...
    the colors...
    the die cuts...
    it was such a fabby kit and I have so much fun trying to work out how I'll use them...
    looking forward to next month's now!!

  2. This is so great! Just as good as those adorable packages of ingredients you sent us which made our cardmaking so easy. I love the stitching on your card and the circle behind the dressform really makes it stand out! Thanks so much for a wonderful kit this month.

  3. Wow! What an amazing card. I really love what you have done with all your goodies. I have to say, that this month's kit was so fantastic--the ingredients and the packaging. I can't believe I have to follow you....I love the circle behind the dress form--really makes it pop. And, the embossed layer--love that--and, you used buttons in two places!!

  4. Kim, your attention to detail is exquisite. You have included all the sewing goodies in your "vintage" card. THe button doesn't overtake the dress form because you found a fabby way to showcase it. Great take!

  5. Kim, what a gorgeous presentation you did for your card kit. If I received it I don't know that I would have wanted to take it apart, instead put it in a place of honor in my craft room!

  6. Great kit! Love what you made with it too.

  7. Gorgeous card. Love how all the elements go together. The colors are fantastic.