Saturday, February 9, 2013

My favorite paper (so far)

A big happy Saturday to everyone!  I always love the weekends- it's great to have my big kids home from school.  A huge welcome and thank you to my newest follower Qie.  Lucky number 7!

Last night I finally finished up the last card that needed to be mailed out this week.  I made this thank you card for my mom, who came out to stay for two weeks to help out when I had the baby.  It's late, considering the baby is now two months old, but is also the last thank you card I needed from the 'newborn baby period'.  Moms always understand the tardiness thing, right?

I have such an attraction to this toile paper.  I have used it in a few cards and keep picking up more whenever I'm at the store when it's on sale.  I was able to find coordinating floral paper a few visits ago and yesterday I found coordinating checkered paper (not sure of the name of that design?).  I checked out a few sketch challenges and found one I liked at Mojo Monday, so this is what I came up with.


Front view

Close up

And I'm including one of the inside because I like the way it turned out also.  While cleaning up my scraps I found the little tree cut perfectly from the toile paper (unintentional) and on a whim added it to the inside.   

It's different :)

It's really a simple card.  I used Tea Dye distress ink to sponge on a background then stamped the thank you in Vintage Photo distress ink before using the Floral Ovals to cut it out.  Otherwise it was a simple matting and layering project.  Product details below.  Hope you enjoyed my card!

Mojo Monday - sketch
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - pearls and swirls
Pin and Tack - Anything goes  03/1/13

Size:  5 x 7
Papers:  basic card stock, The Paper Studio
Dies:  Floral Ovals and Labels 1 from Spellbinders 
Stamps:  Birthday Wishes from Inkadinkado
Ink:  Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress inks
Embellishments:  Button from stash, twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, burlap ribbon from The Paper Studio, pearl spray from Say it in Crystals


  1. this is gorgeous, great details...stop by my blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning my giveaway!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Love the swirls! And they go very well with the papers. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week - good luck!

  3. What a beautiful vintage thank-you card! Great take on the sketch. Love the design, die cuts, papers, and embellies! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Lovely vintage card. the papers and design are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge this week.

  5. such a gorgeous card! Love how you finished the inside,,,,,and I am loving your take on that sketch!

  6. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  7. I just love this vintage feel. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'.


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