Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sweet and Shab{by}

I have had some fun playing with leftovers from Newsprint and Love Letter DSP.  I really like the classic patterns and colors of both packs of papers as they can be used in so many ways.  I really-really like the ivory and black patterned paper combined with Melon Mambo and the new Pool Party.  This card definitely has a retro diner feel to it--it's classic.
I was inspired to go with the retro diner feel and play along with the Shabby Tea Room challenge.  Here is their inspiration photo AND the other challenge was you were to include polka dots or gingham prints.  Pop over to their site and check out more great cards.

I used a 3" woodsheet circle and a First Edition DSP scallop circle to base my Paper Daisy flower.  From the Occasions Mini Catalog I used a few products; I tied a Melon Mambo Pom Pom Ribbon bow around the bottom of the front panel and to the center of my flower I included a baja breeze Vintage Flower.  From the new IBC I punched a decorative boarder with the Lace Ribbon Boarder Punch (it's so cool).  And check out my teeny tiny flowers in the upper left corner.  Those are scraps from the lace punch.  I like how miniature they are.

Enjoy and always be
Happy craftin, 



  1. Very nice! That pom pom ribbon is PERFECT! Thanks for sharing with us at the Tea Room ;)

  2. luv the use of pompom ribbons...

    Would luv for our readers to discover this.
    please add it to our linking party here
    Have a great week,

  3. How fun this! Shabby and fun! I like the pops of colors with the raspberry pink and turquoise! Very cool!