Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the Pink Birthday Card

Hi friends!  I can't believe another week has gone by.  Time certainly does seem to fly.  I got a lot of crafty time in this weekend and had so much fun.  Happy mail arrived with some new Julie Nutting stamps for me as well as a couple of RAKs.  It certainly inspired my creations this week which I'll share at another time.

Today's card was made a few months ago and I found that I hadn't posted it yet.  I, again, went to my stash of older craft items to make this.


The pretty floral background paper came from a K&Co paper pad that was probably among my first ever craft purchases.  I then took two smaller size papers from the same pad, cut the corners with a fancy edge, and adhered them to the center.  The large crochet and lace flower and tiny roses are from Recollections.  The cream corner pieces at the top were part of a frame that didn't die cut very well but I managed to save these two pieces.  I stamped a sentiment onto a diecut label.  The butterfly was cut with a Martha Stewart punch from the background paper.  Pink pearls from Michaels were added for a finishing touch.


I really am trying to use up my older collection of items.  I keep thinking that I'll use them on the perfect project but it just seems the stash grows waiting for the right creation.  No more.  It's time to make use of these things.  Who knows--the perfect creation may come about in the process!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate each of your comments and enjoy hearing from you.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a good week ahead.

12 comments:

  1. So pretty Patty. Your crochet flower, lace flower and roses really give this card a shabby feel to it. I too am trying to use up a lot of older papers and embellishments! Then we have room to get the new collections!!

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  2. Beautiful card! I love that you make use of some of your older stash and mix in some new! Xo

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  3. Beautiful card! I love that you make use of some of your older stash and mix in some new! Xo

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  4. Oh la la, it's such a beautiful and elegant card. I really love that romantic flower.

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  5. Hi Patty!mi also with you about the days flying! The last week in July already! Love your card, the colors are so pretty, love the doiley flower.. And good on you for using older stash, I am trying to use up stuff I have in my drawers.. No good saving them... Use them!! Have a good week!

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  6. Gorgeous Patty!! I love that floral paper, such great colours and you pulled out the wonderful pinks for your flowers! Love how you layered the lace and the crotched flowers, what a stunning focal piece! hugs :)

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  7. This is such a beautiful card, Patty! And how fun it uses one of your very first craft purchases! Good for you for using your stash. Love those fancy corners and the sweet little butterfly. And that layered flower is just amazing!

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  8. So pretty, love the flower.

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  9. Soft, lovely, elegant details! Love the lace and crocheted flower layers! Has the look of vintage shabby chic! Beautiful work!

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  10. Beautiful card Patty! The blossom looks amazing! Love the pearl detail! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. Gorgeous card with beautiful paper! I just love how you incorporated the lovely lace with the crocheted flower! Take care and enjoy your week!!!:-))

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