Monday, September 17, 2012

Enjoy It

I've been working on so many fall holiday projects lately, that I needed to ground myself and refresh my brain with just a ordinary birthday card.  Like hitting the reset button on my creativity.  J

Some Details:
  • It all started with this gorgeous vintage dahlias image.  The colors are so rich!  So I guess even though I was trying to purposely avoid it, there is a touch of fall in this card after all.
  • The seam binding was hand-dyed with Distress Stains and Ink.  I love dying seam can make it just the right color. 
  • "Enjoy It." was a one line stamp that I stamped onto two separate punched labels.  The strategically placed butterfly not only adds a nice accent, but also hides a tiny boo-boo.  J
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Certainly Celery’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two ‘Rosy’
Image: Vintage Feedsacks ‘Vintage Dahlias’; Chelsea Craze ‘Button Card
Stamps: Chatter Box ‘Fabulous’
Inks: Archival Ink ‘Coffee’; Distress Stain ‘Spiced Marmalade’, ‘Brushed Corduroy’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Adirondack paint dabber ‘Snow Cap’
Embellishments: Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; vintage button; Close to My Heart buttons; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’
Tools:  Tim Holtz paper distresser; heat tool; mister; foam tape; EK Success punch ‘Photo Labels’; Glue Dots


  1. So beautiful, enjoying those last few roses in the season. Love all those layers!
    hugs Lynn

  2. This is such a gorgeous card. Love the beautiful colors and great layout. Thank you so much for sharing at Make It Monday this week... :)

  3. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

  4. Your card is just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime!

  5. super cute! I love the vintage look. I totally struggle doing vintage but you are rockin it.

  6. Wonderful card! I love your the elements and colors.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm numbers 109 & 237.


    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

  7. I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
    My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…


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