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Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

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25 March 2011

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop





Yep, it's that time of the month - Papertrey Blog Hop time! This month the brief was:

"... to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on your project. This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like ribbon, braiding, accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up!"

I had great fun and a total blast from my past with this project. I made embroidery floss pom poms! As a child I used to make wool pom poms - winding a ball of wool around two hoops of card until eventually the crucial moment came where you cut the edges and tied it all together. Well after seeing lots of home decor projects on the web, it appears pom poms are definitely an "in thing". 


I was heavily influenced by this project on craftaholics anonymous where they made adorable pom poms from t-shirts. Anyway, enough rambling, here's my take on embroidery floss:




I kept the tag simply stamped so you get the full effect of those pom poms! I attached the tag to a reusable gift bag I found which just so happens to match simply chartreuse perfectly! Now how did that happen!



I hope you have a fabulous time as you hop along - don't get tangled in the floss!

Debby

Supplies:

Stamps - PTI big birthday wishes
Ink - PTI raspberry fizz, SU early espresso
Ribbon - PTI simply chartreuse, dark chocolate
Twine - PTI
Embroidery floss
Dies - PTI mat stack 5

57 Comments:

At 25 March 2011 at 12:35 , Blogger Jaclyn Miller said...

Get out! Those pom-poms are awesome. I bet that took a little bit of time to make. Your tag looks great with that bag. You are so creative!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 13:08 , Blogger Keva said...

Oh Debby, those are so cool!!! I love it. Just genius!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 13:09 , Blogger Jen W. said...

Brilliant! Love those pom poms and what perfect colour matching with the bag!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 13:58 , Blogger Traveling Mama said...

Wow! These are so cool! Now I need to try some pom poms!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:03 , Blogger Kay said...

I'm really loving those floss pom poms- they look awesome on that bag!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:05 , OpenID canyoupixelthis.com said...

Beautiful tag Debby!!

Jessica

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:06 , Blogger Audrey said...

WOW! The pom-poms are AMAZING! Might you consider doing a tutorial?

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:06 , Blogger lynn said...

adorable tag and pom poms:)

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:07 , Blogger Elena said...

I love those little pom-poms! I've done that with yarn before, but not embroidery floss... time to try it out :)

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:16 , Blogger Marge said...

WOW is RIGHT!!! I've never seen such fabulous pom-poms -- needed one more like yours in the my flower center -- I vote for a tutorial too, please?!!! LOVE that re-usable chartreuse bag too!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:18 , Blogger Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness Debbie! So so fun! What a creative idea and those colors are just fabulous!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:18 , Blogger Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the CAS tag and the bit of bling is perfect. I'm impressed with the pom poms.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:25 , Blogger Cristina said...

I'm jumping on the "tutorial, please" train here. Those pom-poms are too cute for me not to know how to make them! Fabulous idea.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:36 , Blogger Karen C. said...

Those pom poms are so cute!! What a great addition to your tag.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 14:38 , Blogger Vanessa said...

So so cute!!! Love this!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 15:01 , Blogger Mary Duffek said...

So fun! I love the pom poms....So adorable!!!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 15:20 , Blogger kasia c. said...

Those pom poms are FAB-U-LOUS! I forgot about making those when I was a kid, so much fun. And a good way to keep someone occupied for a while. :) Gorgeous tag.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 15:25 , Blogger Diane said...

Darling project!!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 15:42 , Blogger Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

How neat! Love those pom-poms!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 15:44 , Blogger I'm Renee said...

Love them!
I remember the pom-poms...
so definitely a walk down memory lane.
Adorable tag!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 15:51 , Blogger Mel said...

Super Cute!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 16:06 , Blogger Jen Carter said...

Sweet pom poms!! LOVE them!!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 16:07 , Blogger Nadine said...

Love how you kept the tag simple so best to display those fabulous pom-poms! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I've always wondered how those were made.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 16:11 , Blogger Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, how cute! Those pompoms are amazing! Love it!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 16:21 , Blogger Amy said...

I totally forgot that I used to make these until seeing your post! Adorning a gift sack with this tag and pompoms is brilliant! I love it! I'm going to have to make some for myself!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 17:06 , Blogger Jill said...

Debby, I love your pom pom tag! The poms are such a great idea! And your Simply Chartreuse gift bag--what a find that was! Love it.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 17:15 , Blogger Inkyfingers said...

What a fantastic idea - I love them.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 17:19 , Blogger Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Love those pompoms!! Wonderful use of embroidery floss!!!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 17:34 , Blogger Dana said...

Such a fun idea! They look fabulous!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 17:55 , Blogger Linda said...

Very creative, very different. Great job!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 19:16 , Blogger Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Very fun! Great festive colours too.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 19:49 , Blogger Cathy Weber said...

Unbelieveable! Those pom poms are so cute and so creative. Honestly, I was just blown away with it. So cute.

 
At 25 March 2011 at 19:52 , Blogger Kelly S. said...

Best gift bag and tag ever! Really, who would even care what was inside?! I LOVE those pompoms made out of the floss, so creative and cute!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 19:58 , Blogger Carol's Ink Spot said...

How adorable! What a fantastic idea. Great tag!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 20:14 , Blogger beckynoelle said...

too cute! i haven't made a pom pom in years! might have to try one again now in cute pti colors :)

 
At 25 March 2011 at 20:25 , Blogger Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love the pom poms - brilliant!! And, your tag is lovely!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 20:44 , Blogger Sharron said...

This is so adorable and so creative! LOVE the little pom poms!!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 20:44 , Blogger Kara said...

so gorgeous!!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 21:14 , Blogger Laura B. said...

those are the cutest pom poms EVER!!!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 22:10 , Blogger paula said...

Oh my gosh! Total blast from the past! I was a pom pom making queen! I'll have to do this on a card for one of my sisters, they'd get a kick out of it!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 22:39 , Blogger The Paper Parade said...

Wow, that is SO creative!! I love it. Wonderful job :)

 
At 25 March 2011 at 22:49 , Blogger Peggysuez said...

Look at those poms, poms, what a GREAT idea, so creative! And super cute! I remember making those in seventh or eighth grade!

 
At 25 March 2011 at 23:42 , Blogger Rebecca said...

Very cute! I can't believe you made those!

 
At 26 March 2011 at 00:01 , Blogger Suzanne said...

OMG are you kidding! This is amazing!

 
At 26 March 2011 at 00:02 , Blogger Allison said...

So eye-popping! Love the chartreuse here!

 
At 26 March 2011 at 01:14 , Blogger Debbie said...

So creative! Love the poms!!!

 
At 26 March 2011 at 01:51 , Blogger Lori said...

Fabulous! Great idea for the challenge! Love the color combination.

 
At 26 March 2011 at 02:08 , Blogger Jessy said...

awesome pom poms and tag. :-)

 
At 26 March 2011 at 02:14 , Blogger Kristii said...

what a great idea!!! I love it!!!

 
At 26 March 2011 at 02:23 , Blogger Stamper for fun said...

Your pom poms are just so cute. Great colors.

 
At 26 March 2011 at 02:41 , Blogger Meredith said...

AWESOME!! I love your tag, those pom poms are just perfect!!

 
At 26 March 2011 at 03:19 , Blogger Anthonette said...

I remember making pom poms too. Gorgeous tag!

 
At 26 March 2011 at 04:18 , Blogger nancy jane said...

You taken pom poms from cute to chic. Gorgeous colors. And love that bag.

 
At 26 March 2011 at 14:36 , Blogger Babies- Beth said...

Pom Poms!! I need to remember that! It's a wonderful tag, thanks for the idea.

 
At 27 March 2011 at 10:54 , Blogger Huguenot Girl said...

Gorgeous - just perfect!

 
At 27 March 2011 at 17:56 , Blogger JessicaLynn said...

Great card.. THANK YOU for sharing.. Please come and visit my blog too!!

Jessica Lynn
http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

 
At 27 March 2011 at 21:51 , Blogger Cammie said...

Super fun! I LOVE those little poms! Thanks for sharing this creative touch.

 

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