Vintage Flower Shop

Flower Shop, Secret Garden, Petite Petals

It’s a beautiful day in Michigan and on top of that, Mother’s Day is in full swing. My family doesn’t make a big occasion out of any holiday but Mother’s Day does not go unnoticed and for that I am grateful! Today will be breakfast in bed and then an early and abundant buffet lunch. After that, I plan on letting the family know how much I love them and then tip-toe into my craft room before they think of something for me to do for them!

My card today is from the May Creative Crew challenge: Catalog Focus: scoring tools: Use all or one of these scoring tools–Simply Scored Tool, Simply Scored Borders Plate and/or Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to add interest to a gatefold card.

I wasn’t sure what I would do with this challenge but the score lines made me think vintage and Ann Schach does it best, doesn’t she? So, I started out scoring my background cardstock at 1″ intervals, then distressing them with the distress tool and Crumb Cake ink. Flowers and leaves were punched and glued down, then pearls were added to the flowers and background for that special vintage look. I may have done the gatefold detail to the wrong challenge (yep! remember last Sunday’s card??) but I think this card looks quite alright!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Flower Shop, Secret Garden, Morning Meadow
  • Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Primrose Petals, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Primrose Petals, Pear Pizzazz, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake
  • SU Tools: Simply Scored, Pansy Punch, Secret Garden Framelits,  Distress Tool, Circle Card Thinlits
  • Finishing Touch: Pearls Basic Jewels

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (never more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Happy Mother’s Day

Delightful Dozen, Petite Petals, Polka-Dot PiecesMother’s Day is this Sunday! It’s always a special day in my house. I always get woken up to breakfast in bed and a wonderful cup of coffee. As I try to focus my eyes, I read the wonderful cards that my two beautiful kids and fantastic husband have chosen to express their gratitude. I don’t have many memories of Mother’s Day when I was growing up but I so hope that my mother felt as special as I do on this day.

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My card today will be entered into the Pals Paper Arts color challenge this week, using Cajun Craze, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. I will also enter into The Paper Player’s Mother’s Day challenge. I started by cutting and embossing the background papers with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. I then embossed Night of Navy with the Stripes Embossing Folder for even more texture. Cajun Craze was cut and then punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, then Crochet trim attached. I love this ribbon and it is retiring this month so I made sure to order more! Why would I order more of it? Just look at that pretty bow! I stamped the sentiment from Delightful Dozen, perfect for this card (also retiring!), and the large flower from Polka Dot Pieces and the small flowers are Petite Petals. Buttons and Candy Dots were added and this card is done!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen, Petite Petals, Polka-Dot Pieces
  • Paper: Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
  • SU Tools: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Petite Petals Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Regals Candy Dots, Regals Designer Buttons, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Project Life Corner Rounder
  • Retiring Products (order before they’re gone forever!): A Dozen Thoughts, Stripes Embossing Folder, 5/8″ Crochet Trim
So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (never more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie