Saturday, June 2, 2012


Hi cuties! This is such a beautiful Saturday morning! We had a cool front come through and the weather is just perfect here in North Carolina.

It has been a long time since I visited The Shabby Tea Room, so I thought I would give it a whirl and get back to my card “roots”.  Joanna Munster over at Inspired By Stamping has a new challenge blog so I decided to combine the two for this card. PLUS, my friend Judy Rozema is hosting Try a New Technique at Splitcoaststampers where we are challenged to use distressed edges.  So from my perspective it is like the perfect storm in my card world! Shabby, vintage heaven!

I am still working on keeping my cards as flat as possible for Operation Write Home, so that was my biggest challenge on this card. I combined Spellbinders to make the vintagey (yep, vintagey. it should be in the dictionary!) sentiment medallion; stamped the sentiment in white and added white embossing powder before it dried.  I added pink Liquid Pearls around the oval and pink rhinestones along the inside edge.

Here is a close up of the little roses I quilled to make sure they were as flat as possible and I punched out leaves. The thickest item on this card is the bow.  I’m not sure if you can really see the stick pin, but I used beads and crystals to make a small embellie.

The edges are distressed using a tool and Distress Ink. The flat crochet lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I sewed the ruffled lace, from AC Moore, to the flat lace and attached over two strips of paper that were punched using a Martha Stewart double border punch.


The Shabby Tea Room TSTR116: Color Me Pretty create a card or project inspired by the photo USING WHITE/CREAM, PINK and BLUE plus FLOWERS and A FABRIC ELEMENT!

Inspired by Stamping IBSIC11: Crochet Trim please make a card/project using the provided inspiration photo and some crochet trim or lace!

 TLC379 ~ Distressed Edges ~ The challenge is to DISTRESS YOUR EDGES….. Bonus points (just an extra pat on your back) if you also use Distress Ink to distress your edges.

I also made this card for:

Mynnette’s Spread the L-O-V-E challenge:


*Operation Write Home: Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

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5.5 x 4.25″

  • STAMPS: Inspired by Stamping All Year Wishes II
  • PAPER: Recollections, Prima Madeline
  • TOOLS: Big Shot, Spellbinders Beaded Ovals, Classic Ovals, Fancy Tags Two; Sewing machine, quilling tool, leaf punches, small heart punch
  • INK: Chalk box, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
  • ACCESSORIES: Really Reasonable Ribbon crochet lace, AC Moore lace, Liquid Pearls, Recollections rhinestones 


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