Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A little Shabby Chic for Tuesday

It's Tuesday and that means Sketch Challenge day at Try Stampin' on Tuesday

Sketch #106

One of my goals when I first started blogging over a year ago, was to use supplies from my stash.
I have to admit, with so many wonderful products available to purchase, it is hard to do.
I want it all!
What makes it even harder, several of my DT sisters at TSOT are Stampin' Up demonstrators. 
They tease me with all their cards by using Stampin' Up stamps and products.
When they make a card, I just want to buy everything they used to make that card.
I absolutely love scouring thrift stores and yard sales for any items I can use for papercrafting.
This past summer I found a box of Anna Griffin wedding invitations for $5.00
Inside the box...
25  cream cardstock invitations with envelopes, flocked floral pocket, reply cards with envelopes
and glitter butterflies with mounting tape.
Anyway, with all that said, here's my card which I made using items from my stash.
Here's my take on Sketch #106, using the items from this box and other supplies
It ended up being Shabby Chic, which I do not make very often.
I really love the way the card turned - very pleased with the finished card.

Isn't this just the prefect sentiment for the card?
The sentiment is from My Favorite Things in the set  You Make My Day,
which I inked in Chocolate ink from Close to My Heart
I finished the card by adding adhesive pearls and vintage lace along the fold.
I then added a flower doily, ribbon bow that matched the flocked pocket, which I cut apart.
A vintage button with floss through the center and two hat pins complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to check out the rest of the DT creations.
Get creative this week and create something wonderful to share with us.

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Week 194 - Things with Wings
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything w/ Wings
Crafty Catz - #170 - B.I.N.G.O (I used Lace, Dies or Punches, Kraft)

Dream Valley Challenges - #51  Ribbon and Bling
Happy Campers  - #10 - Shabby Chic
Pile it On - #7 - Clips and/or Pins
Polka Doodle - Week 7 - Shabby Chic
Pumpkin Spice - #7 - Love (use your imagination)
Sentimental Sundays - #142 - Lace and Pearls

Catch the Frenzy! - Karen


  1. Oh My Goodness Karen - this is gorgeous. Score on the bargain and then to finish up with this card - fabulous!! TFS

  2. Wow what a score! Not only on a great card but the $5 stash from a Thrift Store. You just never know where you will find ideas of supplies. Love what you have done with the invitations.

  3. Sound like a real bargain Karen and what fabulous use you have made of them as well as.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. What a brilliant bargain and a gorgeous card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  5. Oh wow, it gorgeous! Love the colour combo and stunning embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  6. Hi Karen
    A gorgeous card thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  7. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  8. Oh wow! This card is fantastic!! Love how you used these colours and all the little embellishments you've added are perfect - LOVE it!! I think you should do shabby chic more often :) Also thanks for your encouraging words last week xx

  9. I love your choice of image ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. OOh super Elegant card! Plus what a fabulous find!Elegantly Chabby Chic!

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

  11. So beautiful and romantic! I love your design and the pretty details.

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Pumpkin Spice .


  12. Gorgeous card - great use of your stash! And I love your sentiment!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  13. This is gorgeous, Karen! That kit is a steal! Thanks for joining our Shabby Chic challenge at PolkaDoodles. Hope to see you again next week. ... x
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  14. Beautiful card - gorgeous colours!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

    Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!
    Have a GREAT day!

  16. A really gorgeous card - love the cream and turquoise against the kraft! Thanks for joining our Ribbon and Bling challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  17. Gorgeous card! Love the ribbon and bling :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx


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