Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shabby Chic

Does your style go through phases? Mine does! I always have a hard time when someone asks me what my style is, mainly because it does change from year to year. When I left Anna Griffin three years ago, I thought all my shabby chic/vintage ways had left me, but amazingly enough - they're back!

I had a lot of fun creating this 9"x4" card. I like this size because they easily fit in a #10 (business) envelope. There is lots of Papertrey goodness on this. The cardstock colors are Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist (my go-to color these days, in clothing and paper!) and Sweet Blush. The dies are from Love Lives Here and Tag Sale #1. Background Basics: Gingham is on the Sweet Blush layer, along with quite a bit of Tea Dye Duo. The stamp on the tags is Library Card (seriously the best $5 stamp!), and then the perfectly imperfect butterflies are from Love Lives Here. Finishing touches include seam binding bows topped off with Aqua Mist buttons and Rustic Cream button twine and of course, a liberal dose of the sewing machine. The end result just makes me sigh with shabby happiness! ;)

I hope this inspires you to create something beautiful today! Be well.

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Melissa said...

This is beautiful, Jenn! I love the little tags as mats for the butterflies and the colors are so sweet!

Karen M said...

This is gorgeous! I need to make a few cards today and was planning on using the butterfly but couldn't decide on colours or layout, but you have truly inspired me! Thank you!

Judy Cook said...

What an adorable card. I love the colors. It's just so soft looking. Cute, cute.

Mommy said...

I love this Jenn! Was blog viewing this Sunday afternoon as I wait for the August PTI release and fell in love with this card! So pretty! I need to try this card size - believe it or not I have never made one this size! Maybe this will be the size of my next card....:) Jill