Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room April Guest Designer #213 "Floral Fantasy"

Hi all, well as always it has been some time since my last post but I wanted to share some exciting news!  I have been given the priveledge of being the Month-Long April Guest Designer for The Shabby Tea Room.  I have admired Debbie's blog for some time now and absolutely love it so thank you Debbie!  I have really had so much fun creating these cards! 

I hope you can join in on these fun challenges and also take a look at the other designers beautiful handy work.   

So here is the inspiration challenge photo for Week #213. The challenge for this week is to included ribbon, lace and flowers based on the colors in the photo below. 

This is the card I created using these happy, beautiful, colors that remind me so much of Spring!  I started by using just a basic cream colored cardstock, and then just adding the pieces of patterned paper atop of that.   I used a border punch for the bottom part of the card and then used my sewing machine and sewed the two pieces together.  I then just added some lace and some sweet seam binding along with a tag that I inked around the edges and then added a sweet sentiment. The mason jar is also from the same paper line I used for the card.  The felt shaped hearts and flower are die cuts that I often use for many occasions.  I then added the two leafs and a bit of twine to finish it all off.   
Again, be sure to stop by The Shabby Tea Room for more wonderful inspiration!
Here are the supplies I used to create this card:
Supplies:  Cream Cardstock and Pearls: (Michael's);  Patterned Paper: Neapolitan (American Crafts);  Border Punch and Leaf Punch: (Martha  Stewart); Heart and Flower Die cuts, felt and stamped sentiment: (Papertry Ink);  Tag Punch: (McGill);  Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz);  Misc: Sewing machine, seam binding, lace and twine.


  1. your design and that fabulous jar!! Congrats on your month long guest design spot at "The Shabby Tea Room"!!
    Diane TSTR DT

  2. Very pretty card, love it :)
    Shaz x