Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday - The Shabby Tea Room Challenge

Hello!  A quick post this afternoon with a birthday card.  It's been quite while since I've had a chance to play along in one of the challenges at The Shabby Tea Room.  They always have beautiful inspiration photos.  Take a look at this weeks photo for The Shabby Tea Room week #116 "Color Me Pretty".
Ahh...can't you almost feel the breeze and smell the fragrance of those flowers?  Let's sit for a while!

Oh.  Sorry.  I got sidetracked, didn't I?  The instructions for the challenge are to use white/cream, pink and flowers and fabric.

This is what I created.

I chose 3 patterned papers from My Mind's Eye, from 3 different pads, and stitched them onto a panel of Pool Party card stock.  I used some cream colored felt for my die cut flower.  Then added a sentiment, a stamped postmark and a little tag, stamped with a few more words.  The crochet trim and all of the buttons are vintage (from an estate auction).  Oh, and I placed a piece of pink tulle behind the flower.
It's been a while since I've created a vintage style card and I love making them, so this was fun!
Thanks so much for stopping in to take a look!  I'll list my supplies below.

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What's in it?
card stock: naturals ivory, pool party (SU)
ink: onyx black (Versafine), pool party, crumb cake (SU)
patterned paper: Lost & Found 6 x 6 pads - market street, portobello road, madison avenue (My Mind's Eye)
stamps: communique curves, postmarks, tiny tags (PTI)
other: linen thread (SU), cream felt (PTI), pink tulle (from my stash), crochet trim and buttons (from an estate aution), tiny tags die and notched flower dies (PTI), thread


  1. Absolutely beautiful Susie! Love how you have created a CAS feel with all those pretty elements and papers!

  2. Gorgeous use of those papers. Beautiful felt flower and I love your buttons!

  3. Great project! And I love your felt flower!

  4. Your card is so sweet Susie! I love that felt flower! Thank you so much for sharing it with us in The Shabby Tea Room this week!


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