Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge - Buttons, Bows & Brads

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great Tuesday... We're just battling colds in the Pulvirenti household, but otherwise, all is well. LOL, I should say my daughter and I are battling colds, my hubby is always the lucky one who manages to stay healthy. Ah well, I'll take some sniffles and nasty headaches if it means I get more hugs and kisses from my sweet girl! :)

Today's card was created for this week's Jacksonbelle Embellishments Challenge. Our challenge? To create a card using buttons, brads or bows! LOL, sooooooo, now that I typed that, I've come to realize I don't have a brad, button OR bow on this! ACK! *smacks forehead* I originally started out thinking I'd make a card and add a bow using the sheer yellow organza ribbon from May Arts, but ended up adding a fun ruffle instead. So we'll just say I streeeeeeetched the bow idea, eh? *wink*

Check out the other DT girls for more buttons, bows & brads inspiration!

Amy Tsuruta
Carly Robertson
Dawn Lusk
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jill Dunn
Julie Lacey
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Pam Varnell
Shemaine Smith
Stephanie Severin
Tobi Crawford
Windy Robinson

Thanks for stopping by today... Hope you have a great one! :)

  • Create card base using 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of kraft cardstock.
  • Stamp card base with white polka dots.
  • Cut a 1 1/4" x 3 1/2" strip of patterned paper and add ruffled ribbon behind top edge.
  • Use punch to create scallop border from red cardstock and adhere to bottom of patterned paper.
  • Adhere patterned paper to card base.
  • Attach die cut image to white cardstock and trim close to edge.
  • Attach to card base with pop dots and adhere yellow pearls to random circles.
  • Use Stickles to fill in heart shapes on patterned paper.

Stamps - Polka Dot Basics 2
Ink - Fresh Snow
Paper - Kraft, Pure Poppy, My Mind's Eye "Love Me Do", Stamper's Select White
Miscellaneous - Apron Lace Punch, May Arts Sheer Organza Ribbon, KaiserCraft Pearls, Stickles


  1. ROTFL @ you don’t have a button, brad or bow on there.
    The little pearlies at first I thought could be little braddies…..but now that you pointed it out to me no, you totally did not step up to the challenge – ha!
    Cute card though – love the little topper like that….and your ribbon ruffle is LUSH.

  2. Totally gorgeous, Heather!! Love colors, the design, and your ribbon treatment!! You ROCK!!

  3. Garf! My comment was eaten by the comment monster!

    Lol.. Well I'm lol'ing b/c I thought those pearls were brads, too! Lol! I don't care what the challenge was, your card ROCKS! Seriously! The colors make me wanna dance! :) And the ruffles... well, you know how those make me feel. :-D Fantastic, gorgeous card! Love it!

  4. This is fabulous! Love all the polka dots!


  5. I saw this paper at a LSS and thought it was so cool! Such a fun card with all the polka dots and fabulous ruffles!

  6. I definitely like the idea of stretching the challenge! Love the layout. Hope you feel better soon. I miss those Barbie days!

  7. The ruffled ribbon totally rocks. I need to try that technique. Love the bright and fun feel of this card. Fabulous!

  8. Are you kidding me? This is stunning, I absolutely LOVE your creative use of ribbon!

  9. Gorgeous! Just love it! Thanks for your encouraging words you left for me over at my blog! Hope you all get over your colds soon.

  10. Nice job! Love the birdy DP. Hope you both feel better soon!

  11. This is sooo pretty, and I love your ribbon!! Love the layout and combination of papers too!!

  12. so pretty! That ruffle is beautiful!

  13. Love this, Heather! The colors are so striking and vibrant! Great use of that ribbon! Loving that new MME! :)

  14. Wow! I absolutely love the colour choices in this - they sing together - and that ruffley, fluffy, shimmery ribbon is absolutely DELECTABLE!

  15. This is so pretty Heather! I LOVE your ribbon treatment, what a GREAT idea! Hope you and your daughter are feeling better very soon!

  16. LOL...I didn't realize that you didn't have any of the 3 until I read it in your post...love your card!

  17. Wowza! What a doozy! Love those partridges and ruffle!

  18. What a FUN card! Love all those patterns and colors. The ribbon ruffle is so cute too!

  19. This is so fun! Great details!

  20. looks fabby the way it is!!! love it!


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